MBU in the News: November 2023

A selection of news stories and media mentions featuring Mary Baldwin University alumni, students, faculty, and staff from the month of November.

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ASC’s Blackfriars Conference Welcomes MBU Community Members to the Stage

The 2023 Blackfriars Conference at Staunton’s American Shakespeare Center heard presentations and speeches from faculty members President Jeff Stein, and faculty members Dr. Paul Menzer, Dr. Kerry Cooke, Prof. Molly Seremet, Dr. Matt Davies, Dr. Peter Kirwan, and Prof. Doreen Bechtol.

Students were also involved, including undergraduate student Analise Toone, graduate students from MBU Shakespeare and Performance, and alumni of the Shakespeare program.

Late Alumna Judith Godwin’s Work Displayed at Berry Campbell Gallery

Judith Godwin (1930-2021), who studied at Mary Baldwin beginning in 1948, is being recognized for her contribution to art in an exhibition “Judith Godwin: A Modern Woman.”

The Berry Campbell Gallery is an art gallery in the Chelsea Neighborhood of New York City focusing on American Modernism. Several of Godwin’s works are on display on the Murphy Deming campus.

Professor Joe Sprangel Shares his Expertise

Associate Professor Joe Sprangel spoke with the Balrige Performance Excellence Program for their article on the rising need for manufacturing workers in the United States.

Sprangel shared his insights, developed over a “pin-striped career” as a machine repair apprentice, business consultant, and university professor, about the United States’ changing economy.

Alumna Lands New HR Position at Wilmington Construction Firm

Katie Seidel, who graduated from Mary Baldwin in 2004 with a BA in communications, has found a new role as People and Culture Director at the Thomas Construction Group in Wilmington, NC.