News Director Melyssa Allen attended the 2011 College News Association of the Carolinas conference in Greenville, S.C., March 19-21. Allen began her two-year term as president of the organization, which includes communications professionals from higher education institutions in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Executive Director of Marketing Kristi Eaves-McLennan and Marketing Writer Gaye Hill recently served as judges for the 2011 Virginia Press Women Communications Contest. Members compete in a range of categories including print media, photography and electronic communications. First-prize winners will go on to compete in the National Federation of Press Women Contest.
Professor of Political Science Clyde Frazier wrote a book review titled "How 'Feminine Mystique' shaped lives in the 1960s" that was published in The News & Observer and the Charlotte Observer on Sunday, March 26. It was a review of Stephanie Coontz' book "A Strange Stirring," which was an assessment of Betty Friedan's classic "The Feminine Mystique."
Assistant Professor of Art Warner Hyde was featured as part of a presentation on "Wood Firing in U.S. Academic Institutions" at the first International Woodfiring Conference in Germany, and in the April "Ceramics Monthly" magazine, the largest circulating magazine in ceramics. The presentation and article included Meredith's ceramics program, and the wood kiln Hyde and his students built.
On March 10, he was the invited "Tea and Ethics" lecturer at Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Hyde presented a lecture called "Transcended Earth- Eco Art and Environmental Ethics," at the university's Jackson Center of Ethics. He taught and presented a workshop/demo for the students at Coastal Carolina University during Meredith's Spring Break. A feature exhibition of his ceramic work, in a show called "Fire and Earth," was on display at Coastal Carolina University from March 10-April 8.
Associate Professor of Art Shannon Johnstone is featured in a Trail Runner magazine article about her participation in the 40 mile Uwharrie Mountain Run. The article includes two of Johnstone's photos. Her photos are also included in an article in Runner's World. Click here to view the article.
Apartment Manager Sarah May, who is earning a master's degree in Youth development leadership from Clemson University, has received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award from Clemson's College of Health, Education and Human Development.
Associate Director of International Programs Kevin Morrison recently attended the Spring 2011 International Educators Workshop at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. While in attendance, he was invited to lead a discussion on "Negotiating an LGBTQ Identity" for workshop participants and members of BLUS, the local student union for LGBTQ students. Attendance was high and the discussion lively as participants shared their experiences of being gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered in different cultures.
Departmental Assistant Jeannette Rogers' English translations of four poems by modern Occitan poet Miquel Decor appeared in The Dirty Goat 24, a literary translation journal published biannually by Host Publications (New York and Austin). The issue was published in February.
Departmental Assistant Peggy Ross was featured in Good Morning America's "My Week in Three Words" segment on Friday, March 25. She recorded her video at the St. Baldrick's fundraiser, during which she raised more than $4,300 for pediatric cancer research. View the video here.
Associate Professor of Theatre Steven Roten appeared on WUNC's The State of Things with Frank Stasio on March 17. He discussed North Carolina playwright Paul Green, and performed excerpts from Green's play "The House of Connelly" Click here for more information on "The State of Things."
ACP Director Marie Sumerel is one of 34 career service directors who successfully completed the 2011 National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Training Program for External Reviewers. These directors will conduct external reviews based on the NACE Professional Standards for Colleges and Universities.
Academic & Career Planning Associate Director Jennifer Schum and Assistant Directors Lisa Flint-Morris, and Candice Fisher Webb presented "Advising: Career Planning in Disguise?" at the annual NACADA North Carolina Drive-in Conference in February. Their presentation was selected to be streamed live on the website because of the interest it generated.
Professor of Art Jane Terry is currently exhibiting photographs at the investment offices of Wachovia Securities in Raleigh.
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