Professor of Art Rebecca Bailey is a juror for the Congressional Art Exhibit sponsored by Representative Brad Miller. This exhibit features the work of talented high school students from the region. Bailey is also a grants panelist for the grant category, Youth Art Programs, for the United Arts Council. She is a consultant to the Education Department at the North Carolina Museum of Art for the review of their "What's in the Box" program for pre-school children. The program is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Bailey and 11 Art Education students, all currently enrolled in Art Methods 735, participated in Arts Day at the State Capitol, on April 12, a statewide legislative education and advocacy effort organized by Arts North Carolina. Students attended advocacy training sessions and met with legislators from their districts. The legislators learned that arts non-profits generate nearly $17 for every $1 of state funds invested and that Arts Council funded projects attracted more than 9.2 million participants during the past year.
Assistant Professor of Sociology Amie Hess recently had a book review published. Her review of "The Politics of Virginity: Abstinence in Sex Education" by Alesha E. Doan and Jean Calterone Williams was published in "Social Forces" 89(3), in March 2011.
Professor of Psychology Jack Huber has been named the 2011 recipient of the Greek Alumni Chapter Distinguished Alumni Award by the Kent State University Alumni Association and the Greek Alumni Chapter. The award will be presented on April 27.
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Erin Lindquist and Meredith alumna Amanda Powell, '08, published a paper in the current issue of the journal "Southeastern Naturalist" titled, "Effects of Power-line Maintenance on Forest Structure in a Fragmented Urban Forest, Raleigh, N.C.". The research was conducted primarily by Powell as a senior research project in the Meredith Forest. The article is available online through Meredith's Library Journal Finder (Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 25-38).
Alumna Jo Allen, '80, Named New Meredith College President
Eleventh Celebrating Student Achievement Day Held
Twyla Tharp Brings The Creative Habit to Meredith
Faculty/Staff Awards & Recognition Event Held
Professor Emerita Carolyn Happer Completes Holocaust Survivor Book
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