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The Places


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Oh. ..the places you have been this year! From the beginning
of Fall Semester to the end of May Term, much has happened
at Mary Baldwin College. Whether you spent every weekend
here, or you became the participant in marathon road trips, you
all went so many places this year!

The social life at Mary Baldwin was never dull as the
Baldwin Program Board planned many mixers, movies, coffee
houses, and picnics for students to come together and take a
break from all their hard work and studying. New this year
were the drive-in movie on the soccer field and the coffee
houses that brought interesting talent to the Pub. And who
could forget Apple Day, when we Partied to the Core? Signa-
ture Ball and Fest O' Fools were also big hits this year, as
students once again came together just to have fun. Culture
Fest was another big hit this year, its fourth year in existence.

Everytime we turned around, there was something else to do
on campus! Not only did this give students the chance to get
together and blow off steam, it helped us take our imaginations
to so many places!

Shannon Baylis, Editor in Chief

tutors' L>ci

The Countdown to tbeEndBegins

During Founders" Day Convoca-
tion. Mary Baldwin's professors.
Deans, and President filed down the
aisle of First Presbyterian Church in
their academic regalia. It was a mov-
ing sight for all in attendance!

Dr. Brenda Bryant, director of the
Virginia Women's Institute for Lead-
ership, delivered an inspiring speech
on Ladies. Leadership, and Liberal
Arts with her usual poise and style
She reminded those assembled that
they were gathered to '"...honor a
founder and remember the woman
who inaugurated MBC's heritage of
leadership - Mary Julia Baldwin."
Dean Lott recognized students who
had made the Dean's and Honors
Lists in Spring 1996, as well as stu-
dents recognized for achievements
out of the classroom. In keeping
with tradition, the Senior class
donned their caps and gowns for the
first time. Many parents' eyes glis-
tened as they realized that their little
girls would be college educated
women come May of 1997. At the
close of the ceremony, the Concert

Choir sang a beautiful rendition of
"A Hymn for Mary Baldwin."

On Saturday many students at-
tended events with their parents, in-

Congratulations. President Tyson addresses
the Senior Class at llie Founders' Day convo-
cation ceremony at First Presbyterian Church,

eluding a "'Conversation with Presi-
dent Tyson" held in the Student Ac-
tivities Center, a picnic on the back
lawn of the SAC, and an information

session on Study Abroad programs
offered by the College. These events
offered oppoilunities for parents, stu-
dents, and faculty to interact.

Sunday morning. Chaplain Pat
Hunt led a Worship Service for stu-
dents and their families. After the
service, many enjoyed a scrumptious
Sunday Brunch at Hunt Dining Hall.
In Miller Chapel at four o'clock.
Rev. Hunt inaugurated the Charter
Class of Quest, a new program for
students of any major interested in
deepening their faith through ser-
vice, study, questioning, and discus-

Founders' Day. which was first
celebrated in 1 842 and now falls in
the month of Mary Julia Baldwin's
birthday, and Parents Weekend, a
long standing tradition at Mary
Baldwin College, gave parents a
chance to come and visit their daugh-
ters at school, their home away from

by Melissa Ford


Stealing the Show. At the close of the
Founders' Day convocation ceremony, the
Mary Baldwin College choir entertains those
present with an outstanding performance.


Look at the Robes! At the beginning of the
Founders' Day ceremony. Ms. Spaulding.
Dr. Grotjohn, Dr. van Assendelft. and Dr.
Bartels stand and observe the procession of
their colleagues.


Coming J

lie Class ol 1963 accepts
...w .JI/1.....W. riicner. avvurdeil lo (he class with
the greatest increase in giving to the Annual
Fund. The Jarman Cup was awarded lo the
Class of 1956 and the Gladys Platter was
awarded to the Class of 1995.

Jr. Lundy Pcntz
followed closely by Sophonuiic Ciiiss Mar
shals Sarah Poston and Lori Hack, pioccci.1

down the aisle of First Prcsh> • ■■ f i .. i

during the Founders' Day ci

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Walking Tall. Seniors, wearing their gradu-
ation gowns for the first time, process through
the aisles of First Presbyterian Church.
Founders' Day gave them the opportunity to
he recognized by the Mary Baldwin Commu-

Leadership for the Future. Dr. Brenda
Bryant, director of the Virginia Women's
Institute for Leadership, processes into First
Presbyterian Church in her academic regalia.
Dr. Bryant was the keynote speaker at this
sear's Founders' Dav ceremonv.


On February 6. members of
the Mary Baldwin College com-
munity paused once again to share
their diverse backgrounds with
one another. As is tradition at
Mary Baldwin, students, faculty,
and friends gathered to celebrate
CultureFest, a showcase of the
many heritages of the MBC com-
munity. The walls of the Student
Activities Center were lined with
student-run tables selling ethnic
goods, demonstrating origami,
and making translations of stu-
dents" names into Japanese and
Korean characters. Wafting from
Rick's Cafe in the Clubroom and
the comer set aside for a Japanese
tea ceremony were the scents of a
wide array of foreign edibles pre-
pared for the occasion. From
teriyaki chicken skewers to lemon
pudding-filled cupcakes, the Cafe
was a cornucopia of culinary de-
lights. After the guests had an

opportunity to peruse the tables
of wares and socialize, the perfor-
mances began. Students and fac-

l^hmd Paradise. Christina Speirs performs
a dance to some of Hawaii's best hula tunes.
In her grass skirt and bare feet, her dance was
a treat for all in attendance.

ulty had dedicated a great deal of
their time to learn songs and
dances, choose appropriate cos-

tumes, and research the cultural
context and history of their pre-
sentations. Students enrolled in
Foreign Language classes per-
formed folk dances native to their
country of study. A selection of
songs sung by a group of Mary
Baldwin's Japanese students in-
coiporated the cuhural element
of language into the acts. Indi-
viduals offered their singular tal-
ents to the audience through solo
numbers as well. Between acts,
students presented mini-fashion
shows to offer a glance at tradi-
tional costumes. Dance Ensemble
invited the crowd to the dance
tloor and taught guests a few of
the moves they had demonstrated.
Their presence was a special treat
for all who attended. Through
song, dance, food, and fun, we
proudly proclaimed the many-
colored threads of which the fab-
ric of Mary Baldwin is composed.
h\ Charlotte Walsli

Melissa Carr selects from the
, i-jdofinternationalcuisinealRick'sCafe.
The Cafe offered guests tasty treats from
around the world, generously provided by
members of the College community.

Umaimah Nabi and family
rest for a bit from the fun and festivities. The
variety of activities for enrichment of cross-
cultural understanding at CultureFest made a
moment of relaxation necessary for many

Dean of Students Heather
Wilson and Associate Dean of Students
Marsha Mays strike a colorful pose. Styles of
special-occasion dress from many nations
and cultures appeared at this year's

Shanice Penn and Chand.i
Cole break for a quick picture while selling
African-American cultural items. The Afri-
can-American culture was well-represented
at CullurcFest in 1997.

Susan Kim.
a guest performer from JMU, and Lisa Black
model traditional Korean clothing for the
audience. Through song, calligraphy, and
costume. .Asian cultures were prominent at

H()« do you spell that.' A guest from James
Madison University demonstrates Korean
lettering. Japanese students also shared their
written language by translating students"
names and painting them on rice paper.

As MBC students and dates entered
through the doors of Lyda B. Hunt
Dining Hall on January 25th. 1997,
they stepped back in time to an old-
fashioned casino and dance hall.
Green flashed and coins clinked as
students played roulette, craps, slots
and other casino games. Faculty and
a few volunteer students distributed
money and ran tables. Dr. Grotjohn,
among others, seemed a master at
running the craps table. Dr. Kibler
dealt blackjack like a professional,
and Mr. Winter spun up a frenzy at a
roulette table.

Across the hall, the tempo picked
up, first to the tunes of a disk jockey,
then to the beat of the band Risse.
The band kept the floor moving to
the sounds of popular dance music
from the 1970's, 1 980' s, and 1990's.
The familiar music set the guests at
ease and helped pack the dance floor
for hours.

Wearing formal gowns, tuxedos,
and uniforms, people in both the
casino area and the dance floor be-
came caught up in the glamour of the

evening. The entire scene etched
itself into the memories of the guests.
People in both areas got carried away
with the glitter and glitz that only the



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end of January, marking the year and
setting it a bit apart from years be-
fore, and years to come. This year's
theme, the Roaring Twenties, cre-
ated many memories for Mary
Baldwin students that will stand out
against others for years to come.
b\ Charlotte Walsh

Bringing in Ihe Die. Dr. Grotjohn works his Vegas
magic during the casino. Dr. Grotjohn was always
wilHng to participate in the events on campus.

Roaring Twenties could give.

Signature Ball was a fairly new
tradition at Mary Baldwin. The for-
mal dance was held on the last week-

Would you like tens or twenties? Chloe
Nagel counts out play inoncy lor the guests.
A casino wouldn't be the same without the
feel of wealth, everyone began the night with
five thousand dollars.


How close can you get? Hit me again. MBC
students and their dates enjoy the Black Jack

Bcautifti] Girl*. AnjiieWMKj.TaraThurslon.
Su/annah Hicks. Angela Prado. Heidi Baugus,
Courlney Wright and Grace Ferguson pose in
Ihc Foyer of Hum Oining Hall.

Do yoa win rcat moncjr? All ihi. m i

night, the coins cli,,!.r.i and Ihc wheels s|:>^
One of the more \"<:i\i\hr attraction?, the si
machines biouuhl in |M.,ililcrs all niiilit Icm

Show Me the .Money. Mary Baldwin stu
dents man the Wheel of Fortune

Taking Their Chances. Angica Bryant and her dale
watch the money wheel with anticipation. As the wheel
slow s to a stop, they concentrate, hoping the pointer will
indicate their number. The high stakes maintained high
interests, so the table bustled with activity all night.


Alcohol Draws Questions. Cathy Smalley
Pales leads a discussion about alcohol abuse
on our campus. Discussions took place
ihiotighoultheday. These discussions gener-
ated several ideas that may be used to im-
prove our coniniunity.

Educating the Uninitiated. Honor Council
Chairwoman Suzanna Meyer and the advisor
to the Council. Dr. Virginia Francisco, ran
the mock honor trial. The Honor Council
spent the day communicating their resnonsi-
bilities to the cainuus.

Honor Trial Mocked. .Senior Lindsay Norton
and Junior Ann .Schmidt were members of the
investigating team at the mock honor trial.
Their duties included researching the facts
about the alleged offense and reporting them
10 the Council.


Race Matters. A group of students discusses
racial tension on our campus. The turnout at
the small group discussions was higher than
expected which impressed not only the fac-
ulty and staff, but also the students. Members
of the Mary Baldwin community had numer-
ous suggestions to enhance campus unity.

Ethos, Codes, andCommmity

On E-cbruaiy 19. Mary Baldwin Col-
lege studeniN, faculty, and slat't'
proudly wore their bright yellow
buttons, saying to the world the Honor
Code "matters to me." Classes were
cancelled so students and faculty
could focus on a campus-wide de-
bate on honor, ethos, and ethics. The
day began with a keynote address by
Dr. David Hoekema. With his in-
sights as a common starting point,
members of the Mary Baldwin com-
munity attended workshops and dis-
cussion groups keyed to their per-
sonal interests.

The day was designed to involve as
many people as possible by provid-
ing a variety of activities. There
were discussion groups about every-
thing from racial tension to Internet
ethics. In some sessions students
discussed the difficulty of turning a
friend in to the Honor Council, while
faculty members talked about their
own roles in upholding the honor
and judicial codes. There was some-
thing for everyone.
Although attendance at the day's

activities was not required, the turn-
out was incredible. Frances Audito-
rium was filled with enthusiastic stu-
dents again and again throughout the

"The Cage." Dean Heather Wilson listens
attentively as a student expresses her opinion
about diversity on our campus.

day. The atmosphere in Frances was
charged as students performed the
original play "The Cage." Both the
HonorCouncil and the Judicial Board

held mock trials to provide a greater
understanding of how the codes are
enforced. Dr. Hoeketna's presenta-
tions filled the hall to capacity.

Mary Baldwin held this day.
Ethos. Codes, and Community Day.
to revitalize the spirit of the honor
and judicial systems, to smooth stu-
dent relations, and to enhance our
sense of community. The commu-
nity confronted problems and began
thinking about solutions. Although
the day was intended as a one-time
event, the renewal of spirit was so
complete that many students want to
make it an annual event. Whether or
not this day becomes a tradition at
Mary Baldwin College, it demon-
strated a commitment from this year' s
community to carry on the honor

by Charlotte Walsh

Campus Confidential. Anne Wagner e.\-
presses an opinion at a discussion about con-
fidentiality as Ubah Ansari listens. While
some students feel that the confidentiality
rule is too strict, others feel that it is adequate.
These discussions may help change policies
in the future.

Justice .Applied. Judicial Board members
Jill Presley and Erin Grunibach listen to tes-
timony at the mockjudicial trial. The Board
deliberated on the evidence, rendered a deci-
sion, and imposed an appropriate sanction.





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Feelthe Magic In the Air




Derby Day. Mary Baldwin College sludents
put on their smiles at the Kentucky Derby.
Although the weather was not great, every-
one had a great time one last time.

Having Fun. Joey iNel»o looks at Wendy
Barnes as they share a joke. The Pub was a
great place to sit back and catch up on the
dav's activities.


Karaoke Night. MBC students gel a laugh ai
the performing act. Karaoke was always a hit
and provided a good lime lor students to get

May Term is a three-week senies-
ler when students at Mary Baldwin
College take only one class.
Classes during May Term typi-
cally meet every day for a varied
length of time. Some students
had Fridays free, while others
stuck out the full week. May
Term 1997 began on April 28,
after students returned from a
break following second semester
exams. Students are not required
to return for May Term, so often
the campus appeared deserted, as
if we were in a ghost town. Other
times, though, the campus was
alive with activity as students
bustled to and from classes, or
just laid on the lawn to soak up
some sun. Students are required
to attend two May Term sessions,
but many choose to fulfill that
requirement by going abroad on
one of Mary Baldwin's many
study abroad trips.

Among the classes offerred
were Interpersonal Communica-
tions, Electron Microscopy,

Fore! A MBC student steadies herself forthe
swing. The weather provided the students a
chance to spend time outside getting fresh air.

Emergency Health Care, Horti-
culture, Political Interest Groups,
and Pre-Calculus. One of May

Term's most popular classes.
Field Biology, took on a new iden-
tity this year. Combining forces.
Dr. Jones and Mr. Culver offered
a class that focused on both field
botany and field ornithology.
Whatever the class, students could
often be seen reading books un-
der trees, or studying for a last
minute quiz. Combining a
semester's worth of work into
three weeks was not easy, but
with the careful planning of
MBC's faculty, this became the

This year, as usual. May Term
flew by. However, there was a lot
of spare time that became occu-
pied with road trips, tanning on
the hill, reading books, or just
spending time with friends. All
in all, students agreed that May
Term was definitely a worthwhile

b\ Kim Miins

The Thinker. Deana LehMuth sits and pon-
ders life. May Term was an excellent time to
sit and rela.\.

Construction Everywhere. The mcu on
lower campus was hindered by bulldozers.
That's the price we must pay for new technol-


udv Abraud

Opportunities for study and travel
abroad attracted many Mary Baldwin
students. Adventuresome students
scattered around the world on fac-
ulty-led trips during May Term.

The largest contingent of travel-
ers went to Bulgaria, Turkey, and
Greece. Assistant Professor Vladimir
Garkov led 30 students and three
other MBC faculty through the an-
cient cultures of southeastern Eu-

The Pacific Rim saw several vis-
its from MBC representatives. Pro-
fessor Dave Gary escorted five stu-
dents to Australia and New Zealand,
and Professors Daniel Metraux and
James McCrory led a group to Japan.

Eighteen MBC students joined
Assistant Professor Sara James,
Assistant Professor Carsten Schmidt,
and Professor Emerita Ethel Smeak
on an art and music tour through
Holland, Belgium, and northern
France. Instructor Tim Pittman led
two students on a German language
and culture course to Freiburg. Ger-
many. Associate Professor Robert

Allen accompanied ten students on a
musical tour of Vienna.

Instructor Ivy Arbulu and Assis-
tant Professor Carrie Douglass ac-
companied four students to Peru.

Students and faculty returned to

campus with many stories of their
travels. Graduating seniors quickly
turned their attentions from the ex-
citing experience just past to the ex-
citing experience just ahead.

Jill Urquhart. Meghan Tackett, Maygan Lipscomb. Glenda Cooper, and Kristen Bentzen take
in the Blue Mountains of Austraha.

Lynne Wesley, Erin Thomas, and Katie
McCabe pause for a moment astride the River
Seine in Paris.


Meredith Stevens, Alison Hattfield. and
Melanie Johnson thread their way along a
mountain path adjacent to the Rock Top
Mona.stery in Meteora, Greece.

Prolessor Ivy Arbulu pauses w iih Kaorr Toki.
Leila Melntyre. Camila Opere. and Holly
Frazier on a side sired in Cuzco, Peru.


Oh. ..the places you can go with an education. After all,
ignorance is no excuse... and knowledge really does make the
world go round. At Mary Baldwin College, knowledge is
power, and that is evident in the respect MBC students demand
from others. Within the halls of our buildings, true learning
takes place and all the students are made better because of it.

This year, many new classes were added to the academic
curriculum, allowing students even more ways to challenge
themselves. Through new courses, such as Integrated Media
Campaigns, Ethics, Leadership and Community, Internet Re-
search, and French Plays in Production, to name a few, students
were given even more opportunities to expand their knowledge
of the world.

Though at times the course work may have seemed too much,
the stress may have built, and the late nights turned into all
nighters, students continued to achieve the academic excellence
Mary Baldwin College is known for. Together, with the
academic faculty, students went to places they had never been

Shannon Baylis, Editor in Chief



Art Department

This year, the Arls depart-
ment at Mary Baldwin College
included seven disciplines: the-
atre, music, art history, studio
art, interior design, art educa-
tion, and arts nianagement. This
department's talented instruc-
tors and interesting classes
helped Mary Baldwin women
lake the lead in their chosen
lorm of artistic expression.

Theatre students found that
life was about hard work both
on- and off-stage. Classes cov-
L-red aspects of performance and
production from Acting to
Stagecraft. The MBC Theatre's
lyy? season consisted of five
outstanding shows: "It Runs in
the Family," Andrew Lloyd
Weber's "Evita," "A Piece of
My Heart," "Dancing at
Lughnasa," and "ACTion,"
eight student-directed one-act
plays. The Music department
began a new song this year as
Music was added as a major.
The talents of the music faculty
and students were demonstrated
HI 1997. The musical "Evita"
I mpressed both the Staunton and
MBC communities. Handel's
"Messiah" at Christmas Cheer

and the Spring Concert shoucJ
the strength of Mary Baldwin s
Choir. Baldwin Charm and the
new Madrigal Singers sang iii
perfect harmony at their own re

The dedicated faculty and di
verse class ofTerings they pro\ idi.'
are the heart and soul of the visual
arts program. In art history . course
offerings ranged from History of
American Art and Architecture to
Renaissance Studies in Italy. The
studio art department offered
classes in drawing, painting,
printmaking, ceramics, fiber arts,
and graphic design. Interior de-
sign students studied materials and
design for both homes and busi-
nesses. Art education classes pre-
pared future teachers to exercise
creativity in the classroom. Arts
management students undertook
classes in Economics. Communi-
cations, Business Administration,
Arts Management, and chose from
concentations in art, music, or

Truly, this year has spoken well
for MBC's Arts department.
by Cherry Aycock
& Melissa Ford




Business Administration,
Computer Science, Economics

In 1997, Business Admin-
istration professors prepared
students for the business
world. The faculty taught stu-
dents the basic demands of
society on enterprises, and
how to balance consumers'
needs with company goals
and objectives. They
planned, organized, and
learned how to direct re-
sources most efficiently. Law
and Accounting courses were
key to the Business Admin-
istration program as well. The
Business Administration
major certainly formed a
solid foundation for success
in the modern business world
this year.

Within the Economics dis-
cipline, students explored the
dominant economic institu-
tions of our society. They
focused on the relationship
of institutions to economic
development, human re-
sources, and the environ-
ment. Drs. Judy Klein and
Amy M. Diduch taught Eco-

nomics students to predict, rec-
ognize, and respond to market
trends and patterns of grow th
and decline.

Computer Science students
prepared themselves forthe fu-
ture this year at Mary Baldwin.
As technology left some be-
hind. Computer Science stu-
dents pulled ahead of theircom-
petition. Academically, stu-
dents received hands-on train-
ing in Visual BASIC, C, Pas
cal, and COBOL computer pro-
gramming languages from Dr.
Robert Weiss, William Win-
ter, and Janet Ewing. In addi-
tion, the students learned aboui
the current hardware and soft
ware available. Computer Sci-
ence majors responded to the
call for computer-literacy in
the workplace.

In Cluuiotte Walsh



Communications and
Marketing Communications

The 1996-1997 academic
\ear witnessed numerous
changes in the disciplines of
Communications and Market-
ing Communications. Driven
by the energy of their students.
It was a year of renewal, oppor-
tunity, and growth.

In the fall. 10 students from

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