The first week in October is typically one of the busiest at Mary Baldwin University, and this year’s schedule does not disappoint:
Apple Day: Downtown window painting, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., apple gleaning departure at 8 a.m., carnival, SAC parking lot 2–5 p.m., October 3
A bungee run. Pony rides. Pounds and pounds of apples. People lending a hand. Apple Day has been an Mary Baldwin tradition for decades, and a full day of events this year allows students to participate in service projects in the morning and play like kids again in the afternoon. New this year, students and staff will paint downtown storefront windows with fall themes from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. The college community will also continue the proactive of gleaning apples for a food bank at a nearby orchard, departing at 8 a.m. From 2–5 p.m. the revelry will be concentrated in the Student Activities Center parking lot, where you can catch people in the act of climbing on a Velcro wall, riding a mechanical bull, singing karaoke, and much more.
Baldwin on the Airwaves: 3 p.m. October 3
Student performers in Mary Baldwin’s production ofLysistrataand Ginny Francisico ’64, professor of theatre, will be featured on local National Public Radio station WMRA 90.7FM at 3 p.m. October 3. The group will have about 20 minutes on air and will perform a scene from the play, which will be performed at Mary Baldwin’s Fletcher Collins Theatre October 3-7. Call (540) 887-7189 for more information and to order tickets.
Founders Day: 12:10 p.m. October 4, First Presbyterian Church
Mary Morrison ’95, director of membership for the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), wants people to know what the organization is all about. “It is an ongoing partnership of global leaders who are working on some of the world’s most pressing challenges,” said Morrison, who will have a chance to make her case as Mary Baldwin’s Founders Day speaker. Morrison is employed by the William J. Clinton Foundation, which supports CGI.
In 2005, Morrison was named one of New York City’s event planners of the year by BizBash Magazine for planning a three-day assembly. Among the slated participants for the 2007 convention are Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and previous speaker at Mary Baldwin; bestselling author Toni Morrison; Shimon Peres, president of Israel; and media mogul Ted Turner.
Family Weekend: Parents and families on campus, October 5-7
October 5: VWIL Parade. 3:30pm, Upper Athletic Field.
October 5: Barbeque on the Lawn. 5pm, Kable House Lawn.
October 5: Student and Faculty Concert. 8:30pm, Francis Auditorium.
October 6: Bonfire and Live Music. 8pm, Physical Activities Center Lawn.
October 7: Apple Day Brunch. 11am, Hunt Dining Hall.