Mary Baldwin to celebrate Kwanzaa – 2001

January 11, 2001

Mary Baldwin University will celebrate Kwanzaa, Jan.12, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Student Activities Center on the Staunton campus. The public is welcome to attend.

The celebration is sponsored by the first year African American students in conjunction with the Office of African American Affairs and Multicultural Understanding. This event will embrace a rites of passage ceremony that celebrates the various principles of Kwanzaa. Students will share their principles through various art forms including, dance, song, poetry, and story. African American participants are encouraged to wear Afro-centric apparel to make the event more festive.

For more information, please contact Andrea Cornett-Scott in the Mary Baldwin University Office of African-American Affairs and Multicultural Understanding at 887-7270.

Mary Baldwin University is a multi-faceted liberal arts college in Staunton, Virginia, with three residential programs for women–the traditional program, the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership–as well as coeducational, non-residential Adult Degree and master’s programs. Mary Baldwin offers the B.A. and/or the B.S. in 32 majors, the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) with K-8 emphasis, the Master of Letters (M.Litt.) in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance, and post-graduate teaching licensure (PGTL). The oldest women’s college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., Mary Baldwin was founded in 1842 and is also the first women’s college to be granted a circle of the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa. It is one of only 262 colleges and universities to house a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.