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M a r y B aldwi n ’ s f e a t u r e d e v e n t s a n d g u e s t app e a r a n c e s i n s p r i n g a n d f all 2 0 1 3 MBC Theatre: Whispers and Lies by Amy Cuomo ’85 Fletcher Collins Theatre in Deming Fine Arts Center Directed by Virginia Francisco ’64, MBC professor emerita of theatre April 2–6, 2014 Tickets: 540-887-7189 or www.mbc.edu/arts/theatre A play written by one MBC alumna and directed by another will be one of the highlights of Reunion Weekend 2014. In 1904 Boston, Irish immigrant Caitlyn Flynn gains employment in the household where her sister disappeared. Caitlyn’s quest to discover her sibling’s fate leads her into a world where not all is what it seems. It’s a wonderful play by a prize-winning alumna playwright, and I’m proud to be directing it,” Francisco said.
Live Election Organized by Professor of Political Science Laura van Assendelft and Holly Johnston ’14 November 5, 2013 After the success of Live Election 2012 — when MBC students, faculty, and staff delivered presidential election results to the campus through a live broadcast — Professor Laura van Assendelft launched a similar event for the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial race. Holly Johnston ’14, serving as political director this year, encouraged the MBC community to become more informed and engaged in local and state elections. Students gained experience as anchors, camera operators, researchers, and interviewees. “The best part is when a student gets involved in the project and discovers that learning about politics is both interesting and fun, and that they want to continue their involvement beyond the election and beyond MBC,” van Assendelft said.
2013 Campus Guests Visiting Lecturer Phoebe Dent Weil, art historian and conservator Humphreys Lecture Louise Temple, professor of integrated science and technology at James Madison University Smyth Business Lecture JoAnne Brandes, attorney and speaker/consultant Commencement Speaker Pamela Baskervill ’75, Virginia circuit court judge VWIL Leadership Seminar Vice Admiral Carol M. Pottenger Elected Official Visit U.S. Senator Tim Kaine Carl Broman Concert Ji-Yong, piano Special Artist’s Talk Betty Gold, internationally recognized sculptor