MBA Program Recruiter Allison Anthony has been accepted into the 27th Leadership Raleigh class. Leadership Raleigh is a leadership development program offered through the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. Learn more at www.raleighchamber.org/eventsandprograms/leadership_raleigh.aspx
Volleyball Coach Fiona Barkley coordinated athletic camps at Meredith this summer, and reports that the camps were “a huge success.” The camps brought a combined 140 young athletes, grades 6-12, to campus. Each camp had a different sport focus, yet each had the common goal of teaching young athletes the importance of teamwork and the love of sports.
Learning Center Director and English instructor Carmen Christopher Caviness gave a presentation on her work in embodied literacies at the Rhetoric Society of America, Old Dominion University chapter. The presentation, entitled "Inventing Cyber-Tutoring: Developing New Topoi Through Embodiment," is a piece of her larger dissertation project. For more information or to see a schedule of events, visit http://rsodu.digitalodu.com/events.htm.
Assistant Professor of Art Warner Hyde was an invited participant/panelist for the "Art of Persuasion" Think Tank at the North Carolina Museum of Art July 25-26. He was also the featured 3-D artist at the LiquidAmbar Gallery in downtown Pittsboro, N.C., for the month of July.
Associate Professor of Art Shannon Johnstone shared the following information about her recent photography achievements:
Associate Professor of Mass Communication Doug Spero returned to Cochabamba Bolivia this summer to lecture at Universidad Del Valle better known as UniValle. Spero shared the following about his time in Bolivia
“This experience began last year when I spoke to the University as part of an American Embassy (La Paz) outreach program. This summer I lectured on North American Journalism. For the most part, the students wanted to know about our ‘free press’ and how investigative journalism works. They have a great fear of the erosion of press freedom, as has been the case in other Latin American countries, during the past five years, including Venezuela that has seen 32 radio/TV stations closed due to ‘technical violations.’ They also wanted to see some of the major stories that I covered while working for NBC and CBS, in New York, for approximately 25 years.”
Counseling Center Assistant Director Jill Triana participated in her third Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, a three-day, 60-mile walk to end breast cancer, August 5-7, 2011, in Chicago, Ill. Triana raised more than $4,000 as an individual, and her team, known as “The Blister Sisters,” raised more than $40,000 for the breast cancer fundraiser. The Counseling Center gave Triana a “send-off to Chicago” reception to celebrate her accomplishment.
New Facilities Maintenance Manager Joins Meredith Staff
Sansepolcro Site Visited by a Wide Range of Students
Meredith Fund Family Festival Invite
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