The Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement is literally and figuratively at the heart of Mary Baldwin University. Located in the middle of campus, the Center is a living testament to Mary Baldwin’s commitment to both local and worldwide community outreach. The center offers a clearinghouse of service, study, or volunteer abroad opportunities, as well as service-learning and international education resources for faculty.
It is also a forum for dialogue on an array of civic and global topics, offering guest lectures, faculty-development seminars, and panel discussions on topics such as hunger, healthcare, and human rights. The Spencer Center hosts a study abroad fair and community service fair, and a bimonthly “international café” dialogue series.
In celebration of Mary Baldwin’s anniversary, the university community is engaging in 175 service projects during the 2016-17 academic year. We kicked off the movement with an inspiring partnership between Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences students and nursing students in Haiti in June 2016, and you can join the effort by logging your project. And don’t forget to tag your project and follow our progress on social media with #MBU4Good.