Cupola Connect July 24, 2012
  Monthly News Highlights
  Dr. Menk > College Mourns Passing of Professor Emerita, College Historian, Civic Leader
Patricia H. Menk’s research and writing skills brought us stories about Mary Baldwin College through the ages. The professor emerita of history and college historian passed away July 8 at age 91, but her words live on in her detailed accounts of MBC’s challenges and triumphs recorded in To Live in Time and The Tyson Years.
 

In the News

Heifetz Institute starts a summer of music in Staunton — The News Virginian

Mary Baldwin College names VP for college of health sciences — The News Leader

Tuscaloosa Civitan Club names Betty Shirley its 2012 Citizen of the Year — Tuscaloosa News

Courtney Brett, 24, recognized as youngest member of architect institute — The Press-Register

replica of the Administration Building

Visit MBC’s Facebook page  for a peek at one of the neatest things we have seen in a long time: An aging, yet beautiful, model of the Administration Building. The Alumnae/i Office would love to hear from anyone who has information about the origin of the model.

  Campus improvements > Alumna’s Gift Results in Major Campus Spruce-Up
Frances Tullis ’45 so loved Mary Baldwin College that when she passed away in late 2010, the Montgomery, Alabama, native left a sizable portion of her estate — nearly $1.2 million — to her alma mater, putting painters, electricians, and roofers to work this summer sprucing up the campus she once called home.
 
  Taiwan University > MBC Expands Reach in Asia with Taiwanese University
Mary Baldwin College President Pamela Fox has signed an agreement to establish an exchange program with National Chengchi University in Taiwan, marking the eighth such study abroad opportunity for the college and the first opportunity for MBC students to learn Chinese abroad.
 
  Lisa Shoaf > Valley Native to Lead New Physical Therapy Program
A search committee has chosen Harrisonburg native Lisa Donegan Shoaf for the position of founding director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program — now in development — for MBC’s Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences.
 
   
  MBC Connect
  Spencer Endowment

> TAKE ACTION THIS MONTH …
  • JOIN MBC IN PARIS: Associate Professor of Business Dan Dowdy has for several years led excursions abroad, and he continues with a trek to Paris in April 2013. Contact him at ddowdy@mbc.edu by August 15 to reserve your spot in the 6-day adventure that combines guided activities and visits with time to explore Paris at your own pace. For more information, download the flier (PDF).
  • BOOK IT: Richmond-area alums have been sharing their literary loves for nearly 8 years during monthly book club gatherings. Touch base with Theresa Cash Lewis ’99 at pinkferrets@gmail.com if you are interested in the Richmond group, or start a club of your own to connect with other Mary Baldwin alumnae/i in a unique way.
  • SUPPORT SPENCER: The college raised more than $200,000 to match a generous challenge gift made by former MBC Trustee Richard Gillam and his wife, Lesley, which will create an endowment that will fund activities associated with the popular Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement. But we’re not finished: help MBC continue to build this endowment by contacting Director of Development Tamara Ridenour at  tbrainerd@mbc.edu. Pictured at left is MBC Artist-in-Residence Claudia Bernardi as she leads a mural project during May Term 2012.
       
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