November Events at MBU

October 26, 2022

Check out events and home games at MBU during the month of November below. Home games for MBU Athletics (regular season) are free to attend for all spectators.

11/1: First round of USA South Playoffs for women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, and men’s soccer. Times TBA. Visit the MBU Athletics site for more info.

11/1: Dia De Los Muertos Altar Memorial, 6:30 p.m., Spencer Center. Sponsored by Latines Unides.

11/3: Women’s basketball vs. Lynchburg (scrimmage), 6 p.m., Physical Activities Center.

11/3–6: MBU Theatre and Kuumba Players present Fairview, written by Jackie Sibblies Drury, Fletcher Collins Theater. Co-Directed by Jaliyah Bryant ’23 and Molly Seremet. Showtimes are Thursday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.  

11/5: Staunton Veterans’ Day Parade, 11 a.m., downtown Staunton along Beverley St. and Frederick St. Features the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership. 

11/6: Heifetz Hear & Now Concert, featuring violinist Ani Kavafian, 2 p.m. pre-concert conversation, 3 p.m. concert, Francis Auditorium. Free for MBU students, 10% off all tickets for MBU staff, faculty, and alumni (check your MBU email for the discount code). Learn more and reserve your ticket here.

11/7: Opening reception for art exhibition Venus Inferred by Annie Waldrop, 4:30–6 p.m., Hunt Gallery. Exhibition runs through 12/2. Learn more about the artist here.

11/8: Election Day       

11/8: MBU Band Concert, 6:30 p.m., SAC Ballroom.      

11/8: Second Annual Ida B. Wells Lecture, 7 p.m., Francis Auditorium. Featuring speaker Dr. Paula Giddings, the Elizabeth A. Woodson Professor Emerita of Africana Studies at Smith College. Dr. Giddings is a leading scholar on social justice, race, anti-racism, and Black feminism. She is the author of Ida, A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching. Her lecture will center on Ida B. Wells and her resistance strategies within a larger conversation about the politics of race and gender in America.                                         

11/10: Veterans’ Leadership Seminar, 7 p.m., Francis Auditorium. Hosted by the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership.

11/11: Women’s basketball vs. Roanoke (MBU Veterans Game), 6 p.m., Physical Activities Center.

11/13: Sunday Recital featuring Connor Chee, piano, 3 p.m. Francis Auditorium. Learn more about the pianist here.

Until mid-November: Cans Across the Conference food drive: a competition among USA South schools to benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Bring donations to a contest or the Physical Activities Center, or give to any student-athlete to help their team’s total donations.

11/16: Annual Christmas Cheer and Tree Lighting celebration, 6-6:30 p.m., Page Terrace.

11/16: Women’s basketball vs. Christopher Newport, 6 p.m., Physical Activities Center.

11/16: Humphreys Lecture in Biology, 7 p.m., Francis Auditorium. Featuring speaker Dr. Camellia Moses Okpodu, a plant biochemist and professor of biology at the University of Wyoming. This year, she was named one of the top 10 Black biologists over the last 30 years by Academic Influence. The title for her presentation is “Using a Systems Approach to Exploring the Effects of Climate and Environmental Stress in Plants — From Genomics to Outreach.”  

11/22: Men’s basketball vs. Randolph, 6 p.m., Physical Activities Center.

11/23–27: Thanksgiving Break

11/28: Staunton Holiday Parade, downtown Staunton along Beverley St. and Frederick St. Features student-athletes from all teams and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership.

11/29: Last day to donate to the annual Black Baby Doll Drive and Black Boys Read Book Drive for local children. 

  • Donors can give dolls to members of the Ida. B. Wells Living Learning Community, or write a check payable to Mary Baldwin University, with Black Baby Doll Drive written in the memo. Dolls must have natural hair; be fully clothed; have no piercings, makeup or tattoos; and have brown eyes.
  • Donors can bring books to the Spencer Center or give to members of the P.E.R.S.I.S.T. Scholars Program, or write a check payable to Mary Baldwin University, with Black Boys Read Book Drive written in the memo. Books must be new; be written by an author of African descent; and contain illustrations of Black people.

11/30: Women’s basketball vs. Christendom, 5 p.m., Physical Activities Center.

11/30: Las Posadas, 6 p.m., beginning at the PEG building.

11/30: Men’s basketball vs. Christendom, 7 p.m., Physical Activities Center.