Mary Baldwin Students To Present Their Documentary on Child Abuse

May 7, 2002

The documentary “Child Abuse and the Community” will be shown Thursday, May 9, at 5:30 p.m. and Friday, May 10, at 6 p.m. in Francis Auditorium, at the corner of Frederick and New streets. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow, Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m. in Hunt Lounge in the Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall.

The project by Mary Baldwin students Elyse Richardson and Catherine Stanfield shows that child abuse affects everyone in a community, not just those abused. The documentary is composed of different stories of children who were abused and how that affected those who work with children.

Mary Baldwin University, with a main campus in Staunton, Virginia, and five regional centers, excels in providing leadership training, character development, and career preparation with a strong academic foundation. A multi-faceted liberal arts college, Mary Baldwin offers three residential programs for women – the Traditional Program for Women, the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership – as well as coeducational, nonresidential bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Mary Baldwin offers the B.A. and/or the B.S. in 32 majors, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with K-8 emphasis, the Master of Letters (M.Litt.) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) 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 was 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 shelter a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.