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October 28, 2010
 
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   Duke Trip immerses students in ecology >
'Duke Trip' Immerses Students in Ecology
Mary Baldwin College ecology students — armed with buckets, gloves, timers, and flashlights — are not searching for buried treasure or sea turtle eggs. They are estimating Atlantic Beach's ghost crab population on the first night of a biennial trip to Duke University Marine Lab. The population count is just one of the many field work activities incorporated in the "Duke Trip."... [full story]
       
   Youth Propels MBC Athletic teams >
Youth Propels MBC Athletic Teams
Of the 50 athletes on cross country, soccer, and volleyball squads this fall, 17 are freshman, and several upperclasswomen are also making their debut in college competition. Although they come with challenges, young teams give the program an opportunity to build continuity and camaraderie. First-year players also have the advantage of more playing time to sharpen their skills and teamwork ... [full story]
       
  MBC Sponsorships benefit female survivors worldwide >
MBC Sponsorships Benefit Female Survivors Worldwide
With the presentation of its most recent donation, CGIU — Changemakers for Women met its goal to create five yearlong sponsorships for 2009–10. Members will begin raising money almost immediately to meet their target of 10 additional sponsorships by November 2011. The three-year commitment through CGIU includes adding 10 more sponsorships — for a total of 25 — by 2012 ... [full story]
       
  Columnist to deliber spiritual message >
Columnist to Deliver Spiritual Message
Writer Norris Burkes — whose newspaper columns engage readers with humor and "everyday life" situations — will share insight and the power of forgiveness in a community lecture November 1 ... [full story]
     
 
MBC in the News
  News Leader >
Beyond the golden rule:
Ethics discussion draws on everyday life
Ken Beals was a minister for 25 years before teaching full time, so he's had plenty of experience with the moral dilemmas families face. He now teaches medical ethics and other philosophy courses at Mary Baldwin College ... [article]
       
  Ocean City Today >
One woman’s legacy to area helps charitable foundations
Mary Humphreys, who died Aug. 25, 2009, at age 98, stipulated in her will that her foundation be used to help charitable organizations. Humphreys, a scholar and professor, grew up in Berlin and returned to the town after retirement in the 1960s. She was professor emerita of biology at Mary Baldwin College ... [article]
       
  New Dominion >
Follow your passion:
MBC alum’s designs have worldwide following
“My friends were my first test, and they were just going absolutely crazy over it. So I knew I had something. It was just a matter of, OK, what are we going to be able to do with it?” said Lolita Healy, who was back on campus at Mary Baldwin in October to deliver the keynote address at the school’s Founder’s Day celebration ... [article]
   
 
Featured Events
  Haunted Hills >
October 28 and 31
Haunted Hills
Sponsored by the Residence Hall Association, this year's haunted house will feature the ghosts of founders Rufus Bailey and Mary Julia Baldwin and other spooks suitable for older teens and adults. The ghostly encounters are open to the public for $3 or free with an MBC ID. 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Bowman House (204 North Coalter Street).
       
  John Granger >
November 1
Bella Swan at Hogwarts:
The Important Influence of the Potter Novels and Potter Mania on Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga
Nationally famous "Hogwarts Professor" and author John Granger will discuss popular book series Harry Potter and Twilight. A Halloween-themed reception and book signing in the Spencer Center will follow. The event is co-sponsored by the First-Year Experience office, Quest, and the departments of psychology, religion and communication. Free. 8 p.m., Miller Chapel.
     

Visit the college calendar for a full listing of MBC events.

      
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