Staunton, VA, United States

Mary Baldwin College
Staunton, VA, United States

Mary Baldwin College is a private liberal arts, master’s-level university in Staunton, Virginia, USA. It was founded in 1842 by Rufus William Bailey as the Augusta Female Seminary. Mary Baldwin College is one of three women’s colleges in Virginia. The four-year institution offers residential undergraduate programs for women as well as co-educational adult degree programs and graduate degree programs.The college is the oldest institution of higher education for women in the nation affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, and it is home to the only all-female corps of cadets in the world. U.S. News & World Report listed MBC as the within the Top 50 Regional Universities in the South for the 2015 edition of “Best Colleges.” Wikipedia.

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News Article | April 17, 2017
Site:, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has determined its list of Virginia’s best colleges and universities for 2017. Of the four-year schools that were analyzed, 40 made the list, with University of Richmond, University of Virginia, Virginia Military Institute, Washington and Lee University and Hampton University ranked as the top five. Of the 23 two-year schools that were also included, Tidewater Community College, Lord Fairfax Community College, Southwest Virginia Community College, Danville Community College and Central Virginia Community College were the top five. A full list of schools is included below. “Virginia’s unemployment rate recently reached its lowest point since before the Great Recession, which is great news for career-minded students,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of “The schools on our list have shown that they offer the educational experience and resources that leave their students career-ready.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Virginia” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on additional data that includes employment and academic resources, annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, opportunities for financial aid and such additional statistics as student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Best Colleges in Virginia” list, visit: Best Four-Year Colleges in Virginia for 2017 include: Averett University Bluefield College Bridgewater College Christopher Newport University College of William and Mary Eastern Mennonite University Emory & Henry College Ferrum College George Mason University Hampden-Sydney College Hampton University Hollins University James Madison University Jefferson College of Health Sciences Liberty University Longwood University Lynchburg College Mary Baldwin College Marymount University Norfolk State University Old Dominion University Radford University Randolph College Randolph-Macon College Regent University Roanoke College Shenandoah University Southern Virginia University Sweet Briar College The University of Virginia's College at Wise University of Mary Washington University of Richmond University of Virginia-Main Campus Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Military Institute Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia State University Virginia Union University Virginia Wesleyan College Washington and Lee University Best Two-Year Colleges in Virginia for 2017 include: Blue Ridge Community College Central Virginia Community College Dabney S Lancaster Community College Danville Community College Eastern Shore Community College Germanna Community College John Tyler Community College Lord Fairfax Community College Mountain Empire Community College New River Community College Northern Virginia Community College Patrick Henry Community College Paul D Camp Community College Piedmont Virginia Community College Rappahannock Community College Reynolds Community College Southside Virginia Community College Southwest Virginia Community College Thomas Nelson Community College Tidewater Community College Virginia Highlands Community College Virginia Western Community College Wytheville Community College About Us: was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.

News Article | May 11, 2017

Veerhouse Voda, often recognized for its robust and disaster resilient housing, emergency structures, and community buildings, recently sealed its partnership with Global Therapy Group on a new rehabilitation center that will serve the needs of the greater Port au Prince area. “Haiti’s need for rehabilitation services existed long before the earthquake,” a representative from Global Therapy Group said. The organization is known for its dedication to people of all ages in need of physical, occupational and speech therapy services, regardless of economic status, age or religion. “Prior to the earthquake, children born with developmental disabilities had never had therapy services to help them reach their full potential. Hypertension, diabetes and strokes have robbed many of productive, meaningful lives. Broken bones from simple accidents have led to unnecessary disability. Global Therapy Group’s vision is to establish permanent rehabilitation clinics located within the communities they serve and managed by Haitian therapy professionals. As part of its commitment to the Haitian people, Global Therapy Group also creates job opportunities for Haitian therapists and provides educational opportunities as well as training to ensure the therapy provided is of the highest quality; on par with current therapy standards around the world. To learn more about why Veerhouse Voda’s disaster resilient housing and community structures are the ideal choice when quality and affordability are paramount, visit The new rehabilitation center will span 767 square meters and feature a large therapy gym, private treatment rooms, a classroom, and other offerings to serve the needs of the local population. In 2010, Global Therapy Group originally focused on injuries sustained by Haitians in the earthquake with treatment provided exclusively by therapy volunteers who traveled from the U.S., Canada and Europe. The organization now has five Haitian employees, including two bachelor’s degree physical therapists, a clinic manager, and two intake coordinators. Additionally, approximately 25 volunteer physical, occupational, and speech therapists from around the world each year are welcomed to its facility to assist and mentor the Haitian staff as well as provide educational opportunities. “We are pleased to be partnering with Global Therapy Group to bring much needed rehabilitation facilities to Haiti,” says Veerhouse Voda’s Brendon Brewster. “This facility will create jobs and improve the lives of those with disabilities. The facility itself will be built with technology that is faster and more energy efficient than traditional structures, and we are pleased to be entrusted by Global Therapy Group with creation of this important facility.” Go to to learn more about the company now. In all, the structure is expected to be completed in just 12 weeks, as Veerhouse Voda’s proprietary system is approximately five times faster than traditional building systems. This allows for significant time and cost savings over other conventional construction methods. Moreover, the Veerhouse Voda system has a wide range of uses, can be used on almost any type of commercial or residential development, and is built to Eurocodes standards. Its local presence in Port au Prince ensures rapid response to disasters and Disaster Resilient Housing Maker Veerhouse Voda Partners with Global Therapy Group employs local people, so the power to rebuild and improve the country remains in the hands of Haitians. Global Therapy Group, a 501c3 non-profit organization, has provided rehabilitation services in the Freres/Petionville area since April of 2010. In addition to providing worldclass physical, occupational and speech therapy services to adults and children in the Port au Prince community, the organization has partnerships with several university physical therapy programs in the U.S., including Georgia Regents University, Sargent College, and Mary Baldwin College. The organization will collaborate with the therapy program at the Episcopal University in Leogane, and the soon to be established program at Notre Dame d’Haiti University, to provide a clinical internship site for the students. Global Therapy Group further assists Health Volunteers Overseas in creating employment opportunities for physical therapists within Haiti. Veerhouse Voda LLC is involved in the design, marketing, manufacture, and delivery of sustainable, inexpensive, environmentally friendly, disaster resilient housing and commercial buildings. In Haiti, the company operates as EPS Haiti, with a factory located in Port au Prince. To learn more, go to now. For more information, please visit

KALAMAZOO, MI, November 05, 2016-- The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Raymond Harvey, presents internationally renowned Principal harpist of the Metropolitan Opera House, Emmanuel Ceysson, for the third concert of its 2016-17 Symphonic Series. Billed the "enfant terrible" of the harp, Ceysson's virtuosity and infectious enthusiasm will be on full display in Gliere's Harp Concerto.Maestro Harvey rounds out the program with the music of Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Corigliano and Felix Mendelssohn. Corigliano's Voyage from 1978 is a string orchestra setting of Baudelaire's "L'invitation au voyage." Felix Mendelssohn wrote his Symphony No. 3 "Scottish" after a walking tour of Scotland.For more than 35 years, Raymond Harvey has made a significant impact as an American conductor of great skill and insight. Born in New York City, he studied piano and conducting, receiving Bachelor's and Master's degrees in choral conducting from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music; and then studied orchestral conducting at the Yale School of Music, earning Master's and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees.This season Maestro Harvey celebrates 18 years as Music Director of the KalamazooSymphony Orchestra. He previously held the top post at the Fresno Philharmonic (California), Springfield Symphony (Massachusetts), and El Paso Opera (Texas).Maestro Harvey has appeared as guest conductor with many of America's leading orchestras, including those of Philadelphia, Atlanta, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Buffalo, Detroit, New Orleans and Minnesota, as well as the New York Philharmonic's Young People's Concerts and the Boston Pops. He has also had engagements with the Maggio Musicale Orchestra of Florence, Italy, the Pusan Symphony of South Korea, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica. He regularly performs as a pianist, both in chamber music and as pianist/conductor in works of Gershwin, Mozart, and Rachmaninoff.In addition to his commitment to Kalamazoo, Dr. Harvey has been named an Associate Professor at the University of Houston, where he serves as Music Director of the Moores School of Music opera department. His operatic repertoire is extensive, including favorites such as Carmen, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, La Boheme, Turandot, and Aida; as well as the more rarely performed The Consul, The Rape of Lucretia, and Samson and Delilah.The Kalamazoo community continues to embrace Raymond Harvey through appreciation of his compelling performances and engaging lectures.Emmanuel Ceysson is one of the world's leading harpists. He has recently started his new job as Principal harp at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, after a successful career at Opera de Paris lasting 9 years. Since 2005 he has been a presence in such leading venues on the international musical scene as the Wigmore Hall, the Salle Gaveau, Carnegie Hall, the Vienna Konzerthaus, and the Berlin Philharmonie.He won the Gold Medal and a special performance prize at the USA International Harp Competition (Bloomington) in 2004, First Prize and six special prizes at the New York Young Concert Artist Auditions in 2006, and First Prize at the prestigious ARD Competition in Munich in September 2009, thus becoming the first harpist to obtain awards at three major international events. In 2010, Emmanuel Ceysson was nominated in the category 'Solo Instrumental Discovery' at the Victoires de la Musique Classique. In November 2011 he received a Prix d'Encouragement from the Academie des Beaux-Arts de l'Institut de France (Fondation Simone Del Duca) in recognition of his distinguished early career. A Naive artist since January 2012, when he released a solo album based upon famous Opera themes.He was Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London from 2005 to 2009 and has taught at the International Summer Academy in Nice since 2010.He has given recitals and educational residencies at venues including the Wolf Trap Foundation in Virginia, North Orange County Community Concerts Association in California, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in Michigan, Mary Baldwin College in Virginia, the Washington Center for the Performing Arts (WA), and Emporia Arts Council in Kansas. His Chicago debut at Lyon & Healy Hall was sponsored by the Victor Salvi Foundation. Recent highlights include the concert at the Stefaniensaal of Graz and the Gstaad festival.Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presentsSymphonic SeriesRaymond Harvey, ConductorEmmanuel Ceysson, HarpThe Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Raymond Harvey, presents internationally renowned, Emmanuel Ceysson, for the third concert of its 2016-17 Symphonic Series. Billed the "enfant terrible" of the harp, Ceysson's virtuosity and infectious enthusiasm will be on full display in Gliere's Harp Concerto.Maestro Harvey rounds out the program with the music of Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Corigliano and Felix Mendelssohn.Friday, November 18, 2016 | 8pmChenery AuditoriumTickets: $60 - $24Student & Veteran discounts available.$5 Student Rush tickets, and $10 Harvey's Hideaway seating available at the box office the night of the concert.For tickets, visit , call the KSO Box Office at (269) 349-7759 or call Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300.Visit for up-to-date information, details and schedules. Prices, artists, dates, time and program are subject to change without notice.The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra receives major support from the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra also receives generous support from other local, state and national foundations, as well as private and corporate support. For more information, visit Founded in 1921, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is Southwest Michigan's premier musical organization, providing musical enrichment to over 80,000 adults and youth per year. The third-largest professional orchestra in the state, the KSO has won numerous awards and grants, including the Met Life Award for Arts Access in Underserved Communities, the National Endowment for the Arts for its extensive education programs, and a major Ford Foundation grant to found its innovative Artist-in-Residence program.

Ellington A.,Mary Baldwin College | White M.,University of Virginia | Diamond P.,University of Virginia
The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association | Year: 2015

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the behavioral intention to use (BIU) regarding a virtual system for practicing instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) among people with stroke.METHOD: Fourteen people who had sustained a stroke used a virtual world-based system over four sessions to participate in virtual occupations of preparing meals and putting away groceries. To investigate intention to use the technology, participants responded to a questionnaire based on the Technology Acceptance Model and were interviewed about the experience.RESULTS: Analysis of questionnaire responses revealed favorable attitudes toward the technology and statistically significant correlations between these attitudes and positive BIU. Analysis of qualitative data revealed four themes to support system use: Use of the affected arm increased, the virtual practice was enjoyable, the technology was user-friendly, and the system reflected real-life activities.CONCLUSION: This study shows that participants reported a positive BIU for the virtual system for practicing IADLs. Copyright © 2015 by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

Colton D.,Mary Baldwin College | Xiong H.,University of Virginia
Journal of Psychiatric Practice | Year: 2010

Mental health organizations that have successfully reduced or, in some cases, eliminated use of seclusion and restraint report that they have primarily focused on organizational factors to facilitate this process. The purpose of this paper is to describe the development of an instrument that measures staff perceptions of organizational activities to reduce seclusion and restraint as well as staff attitudes toward the use of these interventions. Consequently, the instrument can be used diagnostically to identify areas in need of improvement and can also be used as an outcome measure to assess shifts in staff perceptions reflective of organizational change. This article describes validation of the instrument, information on its administration, and analysis and use of data obtained with it. Copyright © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Callo P.A.,Mary Baldwin College | Morton E.S.,Hemlock Hill Field Station | Morton E.S.,York University | Stutchbury B.J.M.,York University
Auk | Year: 2013

We used archival geolocators to track the migration of Red-eyed Vireos (Vireo olivaceus), abundant forest songbirds with significantly increasing breeding-population trends, to identify important stopover and wintering regions. All individuals from a single breeding site (n = 10) wintered in northwestern South America, an extensively forested region, and in spring used a consistent route, crossing the Gulf of Mexico from the Yucatan to Louisiana. Their spring migration rate (146 km day-1) was slower than that of most other songbirds tracked with geolocators from South America (>280 km day-1). Red-eyed Vireos had an unexpectedly prolonged stopover (mean ± SD =18.6 ± 4.9 days) in Colombia soon after the onset of spring migration, and we suggest that this area may provide important fruit resources for fueling subsequent, more rapid, migration. The total duration of spring migration averaged 45.9 ± 4.6 days, but individuals covered the journey of ∼6,600 km in an average of only 13 days of flight. Males arrived at the breeding site over a 15-day period, and arrival date was significantly correlated with departure date from the wintering site in South America (r = 0.81, P = 0.002), which is surprising, considering the prolonged and variable durations of stopovers en route. Even more intriguing, fall arrival date in South America was significantly correlated with individual departure in spring, which suggests that some birds are on year-round early-versus-late schedules. © 2013 by The American Ornithologists' Union. All rights reserved.

Dewitz P.,Mary Baldwin College | Graves M.F.,University of Minnesota
Reading Teacher | Year: 2014

The goal of the Common Core State Standards, college and career readiness, is dependent of teaching for transfer - the ability to apply the knowledge, skills and disposition learned in one context to another or future context. In this article we discuss the types of transfer, automatic application or deliberate conscious application. We then discuss what teachers can do to insure that students will transfer what they learn to new and future contexts. © 2014 International Reading Association.

Gergel-Hackett N.,U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology | Gergel-Hackett N.,Mary Baldwin College | Aguilar I.,U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology | Richter C.A.,U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology
Journal of Physical Chemistry C | Year: 2010

We demonstrate that charge transport through a CMOS-compatible molecular electronic device is dominated by one of two different transport regimes depending on the dipole of the molecular monolayer in the junction, doping level of the silicon substrate, and bias applied to the device. The two observed transport regimes are (1) a regime where the transport is limited by the Schottky barrier and the molecular dipole results in silicon band-bending at the junction interface and (2) a tunneling regime where the molecular dipole creates a small local electric field that screens the electrical transport. © 2010 American Chemical Society.

Polak K.,Mary Baldwin College | Freeman L.M.,Mary Baldwin College
Brain Research | Year: 2010

Perineal muscles essential for copulatory functioning are innervated by Onuf's nucleus in humans and the spinal nucleus of the bulbocavernosus (SNB) and dorsolateral nucleus (DLN) in rats. These structures sexually differentiate as a result of developmental androgen exposure in most species examined. The homologous structure in the Asian musk shrew (Suncus murinus) is a single cluster in the lateral DLN/Onuf's position in the ventral horn of the spinal cord; these motoneurons innervate both the bulbocavernosus and ischiocavernosus muscles of the musk shrew. We found the expected sex difference in motoneuron number in the shrew DLN, but not in two neighboring motoneuron clusters, the retrodorsolateral nucleus (RDLN) and ventrolateral nucleus (VLN). Male musk shrews also have significantly larger soma areas in the VLN and DLN than females, and male DLN motoneurons have significantly larger nuclei than female. The sex difference in DLN motoneuron number was evident both in raw counts and after accounting for split nuclei error. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.

McCleaf K.J.,Mary Baldwin College
Journal of Homosexuality | Year: 2014

Narratives from 33 sexual minority women were examined to discover what factors contributed to their ability to acquire academic success, and what, if any, attributions are evident in some sexual minority women's experiences that provide the ability to persist and graduate. Coping strategies the participants used to gain the resiliency and persistence necessary to acquire academic success are discussed. Intrinsic themes were work ethic values, altruism, and self-efficacy. Extrinsic themes were mentors, family, and friends. Sexual minority women identified the complexity of intrinsic and extrinsic attributions that were used to successfully complete a four-year undergraduate degree in the United States. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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