Extreme Week 2007

March 22, 2007

It’s back: Remember that week in October 2006 when we welcomed visitors Benazir Bhutto, Susan Schmidt ’75 for Founders Day, and Sanjana Das, combined with events such as Apple Day and Family Weekend? Well, the extended week that begins Friday, March 23 will rival that period in activity level, can’t-miss potential, and excitement. Reunion events, arts activities, sports, lectures from foreign experts, prospective visit days, and much more roll up into what we affectionately call “Extreme Week.” Strap in, and absorb as much of it as possible:

Friday, March 23

  • Future Freshman Friday
    Prospective students on campus.
  • Graphic Design Exhibit, Francis Auditorium, part of A Weekend of the Arts , organized by Dea Turner ’07

    A graphic design exhibit of magazine spreads promoting global warming from Mary Baldwin’s Graphic Design II class and Women’s History Month posters from Graphic Design IV class will be displayed all weekend.

  • Kuumba Players Workshop, 5 p.m., Nuthouse in Hunt Dining Hall
    Kuumba Players Performance, 6 p.m., Nuthouse
    , part of A Weekend of the Arts

    Kuumba Players, Mary Baldwin’s African-American theatre troupe, will be hosting a theatre workshop for community participants, followed by excerpts fromFor Colored Girls Who Commit Suicide When the Rainbow Isn’t Enuf, which is not suitable for children.

  • Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership Combat Bash, 10 p.m.–2 a.m., SAC

Saturday, March 24

  • Honor and Music Students Admission Day
    Prospective students on campus.
  • Photography Workshop, 10 a.m., Photo Lab, Deming Fine Arts Building, part of A Weekend of the Arts

    This workshop on pinhole photography —done using cameras made from cardboard boxes — will teach participants the basic skills used to produce back and white photos from a pinhole camera. The three-hour workshop is limited to 10 participants.

  • Ceramics Workshop, 12 p.m., Ceramics Studio, Kable Residence Hall, part of A Weekend of the Arts

    “At the Potters Wheel” will give participants the chance to sit at the wheel and learn the basics of creating their own clay masterpieces. Limited to 10 participants.

  • VWIL Inaugural Parade, 1 p.m., Upper Athletic Field
    VWIL Drill Team Demonstration, 2 p.m., Upper Athletic Field
  • Art Exhibit, 2 p.m., Hunt Gallery in Hunt Dining Hall, part of A Weekend of the Arts

    Black Sun, an exhibition of recent paintings by artist Carrie Moyer will be on view in Hunt Art Gallery.

  • Charm Jam, 7 p.m., Francis Auditorium, part of A Weekend of the Arts

    Baldwin Charm, Mary Baldwin’s popa cappellachoir hosts its annual Charm Jam with malea cappellagroups from neighboring colleges. Admission is $7 for the general public.

  • VWIL Military Ball, 8 p.m. Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center

Sunday, March 25

  • Greater Thing Dance Ministry Workshop, 1 p.m., Miller Chapel, part of A Weekend of the Arts
    This dance workshop will teach participants liturgical and mime dances.
  • Softball Game, 2 p.m., vs. Trinity College (DC), Softball field
  • Sunday Recital, 3 p.m., Francis Auditorium, part of A Weekend of the Arts ,

    Pianist Nicholas Ross will be performing works by Beethoven, Debussy, and others during the season’s final Sunday Recital. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $4 for students and seniors.

  • Gospel Music Workshop, 4 p.m., Miller Chapel, part of A Weekend of the Arts

    Anointed Voices of Praise, Mary Baldwin’s gospel choir, will host a workshop featuring selections presently sung by the choir along with the teaching of the history of gospel music.

Sunday, March 25–Monday, March 26

  • VWIL Admissions Overnight
    Prospective students on campus.

Monday, March 26

  • Mary Baldwin Monday
    Prospective students on campus.
  • Tennis Match, 3:30 p.m., vs. Lynchburg College, Tennis courts
  • Student Forum on Athletics, 4:45 p.m., Miller Chapel

    Participate in an on campus forum to answer your questions about the wellness and athletic initiative.

  • Poetry reading with Kimiko Hahn, 7 p.m., Miller Chapel
    In celebration of Women’s History Month, this critically acclaimed Asian-American poet will be reading from her work on identity, self, and life.

Tuesday, March 27

  • Dance Practice for Age of Discovery Ball, 7–9 p.m., PAC Dance Studio
    See March 31 entry for more details and contact information.

Wednesday, March 28–Sunday, April 1

  • The Cherry Orchard, Wed-Sat, 8 p.m., Sun, 2 p.m., Fletcher Collins Theatre
    Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and Mary Baldwin faculty, staff, and students. For more information, call (540) 887-7189.

Thursday, March 29

  • Lecture, Visiting Fulbright Specialist Dr. Geeti Sen, 12:15 p.m., King 107
    Sen, who is among the most prominent art critics in India, will present a lecture on contemporary women artists in India.
  • Humphreys Lecture, “The New Biology and Medicine of Stem Cells,” 7 p.m., Francis Auditorium

    Could fat tissue someday save or improve a human life? Roy Ogle, professor of medicine at University of Virginia, will explain how he uses new techniques of tissue engineering to explore different ways of harvesting stem cells. Ogle, who works in the Department of Internal Medicine at U.Va.’s School of Medicine, will discuss the possibility of using adult stem cells from fat instead of more commonly used — and more controversial — embryonic stem cells. His main research focus is the regeneration of skeletal tissues using stem cells.

  • Spring Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church
    Featuring Mary Baldwin’s Concert Choir anda cappellagroups Baldwin Charm and Madrigals. Dedicated to Professor Emeritus of Music Gordon Page.

Friday, March 30

  • Alumnae/i Reunion : Go Back to Class, 8 a.m.–noon, academic buildings
  • Women’s Health Fair and Wellness Walk
    Registration, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
    Health Fair, 1–5 p.m.

    Mary Baldwin is hosting a Wellness Walk where participants can enjoy a day of fitness and shopping in Downtown Staunton. Walkers can visit the Health Fair and register at 35 South New Street, near the Visitor’s Center, where they will receive a punch card and walking map. Walkers must receive a punch from at least 10 stores on the route and return the card to the Health Fair to be registered to win prizes from downtown stores. The drawing will be held at 5 p.m. and Gladys, the Mary Baldwin mascot, will be on hand to help! Participants need not be present to win.

    At the Health Fair, visitors may purchase t-shirts for $14.70 and cookbooks “Very Vegetarian” by Carl Lewis for $26.25. Proceeds will benefit Women’s Health of Virginia, who will also be providing information about their upcoming events.

  • Alumnae/i Reunion :Women’s College’s in the 21st Century, 2 p.m., Francis Auditorium
    A truly interesting and informative presentation by President Fox.
  • VWIL Reunion Parade, 4 p.m., Upper Athletic Field

Saturday, March 31

  • VWIL Community Service Day
  • Softball game, 2 p.m., vs. Christopher Newport, Softball field
  • Alumnae/i Reunion :Quest Anniversary Induction and Reception, 2-4 p.m., Miller Chapel
    This year marks the 10th anniversary of the unique Quest Program. Be on hand to honor the students who’ve met requirements for induction into The Carpenter Society.
  • Tennis Match, 3 p.m., vs. Salem, Tennis courts
  • Alumnae/i Reunion :Legacy Tea and Wall of Honor: Celebrating 10 Years, 3:30 p.m., Administration Building and Wilson Terrace

    A Cloud of Witnesses has grown through 10 years of committed diversity at Mary Baldwin University. Help the entire college community unveil a Wall of Honor recognizing the founders and leaders of our programming through the African American and Multicultural Office. Honorees include President Fox and President Emerita Tyson.

  • Relay for Life, 6 p.m.–7 a.m., SAC parking lot
  • Age of Discovery Ball, 7:30 p.m., PAC Dance Studio
    This year marks the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown and events are planned across Virginia in celebration. Join as Mary Baldwin University marks the anniversary at The Age of Discovery Ball. Tickets for the ball, hosted by the Staunton English Country Dancers and the Mary Baldwin University Performing Dance Group, are $25 for faculty and staff and $15 for students. Period or formal attire is requested and only advance reservations are accepted. To order tickets and for more information, contact Becky McCaskey at bmccaskey@asrco.com .

Sunday, April 1

  • Tennis match, 1 p.m., vs. Trinity College (DC), Tennis courts