Cupola Connect January 23, 2012
  Monthly News Highlights
  > MBC Says Final Good-Byes to Good Friends   In the News

Top Stories of 2011 — The News Leader

Mary Baldwin Faces State Funding Issues for VWIL — NBC 29

Promoting Peace Through Partnerships (PDF) — Nafsa.org

Featured Event

Richmond Christmas Party

Holiday Cheer in Richmond

Friends of MBC gathered at the Jefferson Hotel to celebrate the season with performances from Heifetz Institute alumni. See a slideshow of images from the holiday event on the college’s Flickr site.
   Gordon Smyth Former College Trustee and Benefactor Dies
Former Mary Baldwin College Trustee H. Gordon Smyth — a motivating force for the college and Staunton for decades — passed away December 4 at age 84.
 
  Marjorie Chambers Professor Emerita Marjorie Chambers
Marjorie Chambers, professor emerita of philosophy and religion at Mary Baldwin College, passed away January 6 at age 89. She was a beloved member of the college community and a teacher passionate about her subject and her students.
 
         
  Dining Hall
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New Menu, New Look in New Year for Dining Services
As part of its continuing partnership with dining services provider Chartwells, Mary Baldwin College received new furniture and serving bars during winter break to give the dining hall an updated look. Diners have responded well to the changes, said Director of Dining Services Tracy Hiner.
 
  Dr. Pamela Fox > President Fox Elected to Higher Ed Board
Mary Baldwin College President Pamela Fox is among 11 college presidents from across the country elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Colleges and Universities.
 
  Melissa Patrick > Decorated Alum Returns as VWIL’s Second-in-Command
Retired Army Colonel Melissa E. Patrick ’78 is a trailblazer with an impressive resume. And now she’s back on campus, joining the administrative ranks at the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership as deputy commandant.
   
  MBC Connect
  Photo by Woods Pierce

> TAKE ACTION THIS MONTH …
  • MAKE PLANS TO REUNITE: Look for your official Reunion 2012 packets in the mail soon, and be sure to send in your registration by March 12. In the meantime, let your classmates know that you’re planning to come by signing up online.
  • RESOLVE TO GIVE IN 2012: Whether you are a longtime donor, or you have been waiting for a good reason to start, making a resolution to give to MBC this year will make you feel good (maybe even better than that resolution to eat healthier and exercise more often)!
  • JOIN US ON THE JOURNEY: President Fox invites you to share stories and learn about the college's future plans at two upcoming events. The Patrick Henry Hotel in Roanoke will host a gathering February 9, and alumna Lady Appleby Bird ’68 will open her Nashville home for a cocktail reception on February 23.
  Magazine cover > There is more to the new winter 2012 issue of Boldly Baldwin than just what is printed on its pages. In addition to taking note of the new name of our Mary Baldwin College magazine, check out videos, photo galleries, and expanded content online.
       
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