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Cupola Now March 28, 2013
> Writing Center Adds Face Time
A new online system benefits students, such as those in the Baldwin Online and Adult Programs, who live off campus and have limited time.
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Early Spring Snow

Photographer Woods Pierce Captured the beauty of an early spring snow on campus this week. See his work on Mary Baldwin’s Facebook page.

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VWIL Cadets Take Manhattan

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‘Say it with Color’ Celebrates Free Speech

Lecturer Explores the ‘Hidden Life of Art’

Daily Announcements

> Undergrad Research in Spotlight
A passionate advocate for undergraduate research, Louise Temple will discuss interaction with students through the discovery method of teaching during the Mary E. Humphreys Biology Lecture on Monday evening. 
> MDCHS Lays Groundwork for Student Success
A visit to campus this week by representatives of Medical Facilities of America highlighted not only an important fundraising opportunity for Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences, but also an ongoing effort to establish vital clinical rotations for students who will enter the new Mary Baldwin University graduate programs in 2014.
> Festival of Plays to Showcase the Works of MFA Company Roving Shakespeare
Performed at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton March 31 through April 2, the plays range from farcical, with The Comedy of Errors, to tragic with King Lear. The festival caps off a year of work by the Master of Fine Arts company, Roving Shakespeare.
 > Student Work Shines in Art Exhibition
The Annual Juried Student Art Show runs through April 5 in Hunt Gallery.
Faculty Achievements > Faculty Achievements
The latest faculty accomplishments from the School of Arts, Humanities, and Renaissance Studies.
Mary Baldwin in the News
> Natural Teachers
Mary Baldwin’s Environment-Based Learning Program receives recognition as an educational model on the New Nature Movement blog.
News Leader > Annual Juried Mary Baldwin Student Art Exhibit
“The show offers the community the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the breadth and quality of work that goes on in the Studio Art Program at Mary Baldwin,” said Professor of Art Paul Ryan.
 > Peace Corps Volunteer Shares Inspirational Story
Molly Douglas, a Peace Corps recruiter, visited Mary Baldwin University to talk about her experience.
Featured Events
> April 2
Last Lecture
The Last Lecture, styled after the book of the same name by Randy Pausch, offers a member of the Mary Baldwin community the opportunity to imagine it is his last chance to speak with students on a topic that is not necessarily related to his field of study but rather is used to share wisdom and reflect about what he has learned throughout his life. This year’s lecturer is Associate Professor of Biology Eric Jones. A treasured tradition at Mary Baldwin for the past 19 years, the Last Lecture is sponsored by the Student Government Association. 12:15 p.m., Francis Auditorium.  
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