New Billboard Advertises Meredith’s Impact
Thousands of drivers traveling on I-85 North each day will be reminded of Meredith College, thanks to a new billboard designed by marketing department staff.
The billboard, which is located approximately 1.2 miles past the Efland/Mt. Willing Road exit (mile marker 162.4), was chosen for its proximity to Tanger Outlets in Mebane, N.C. The billboard was installed prior to the Thanksgiving holiday travel season and will be on display through April 2012.
Beginning later this month, the College will also have an advertising presence at RDU International Airport. These new advertising efforts are aimed at increasing Meredith’s visibility in the area.
Psi Chi Sponsoring Angel Tree Project
The Meredith College Chapter of Psi Chi, the national psychology honor society, is sponsoring an Angel Tree project this holiday season.
This year, there are two Angel Trees at Meredith. According to Psi Chi President Beth Loy, the project will benefit children and families in the Triangle area.
“We are working with Walnut Creek Elementary School and a trauma center in Durham,” Loy said. “The age range of participants is from newborn to adult parents. Entire families are being sponsored through the trauma center and the children from the school families are receiving gifts.”
The goal is for each child to receive clothes and a toy for Christmas this year. The Angel Tree effort is Psi Chi’s fall service project.
Trees are located in Ledford and The Oaks 1st floor Common Room. Gifts are due December 8 to Ledford 113. Participants are asked to attach the tag selected picked from the tree to the package so Psi Chi members know where to take the gift.
The Meredith Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) just completed the "Cans Across the Conference," a USA South Conference competition between member institutions. This year Meredith student-athletes collected 1,010 cans of food, which is a record high for the Avenging Angels. Overall, the USA South collected 51,248 items, the second-largest total in the conference's history.
SAAC appreciates the support and contributions from the students, faculty and staff across the campus. Jackie Myers, Fiona Barkley, Kim Scavone, Sara Cranford and Jessica Dzeskewicz organized Meredith’s "Can of Corn" Corn Hole Tournament this fall which brought in 800 cans.
Puja Patel and Ila Torfin were Meredith’s Cans Across the Conference Co-Chairs. Meredith’s Health Center won the department competition by donating 80 cans.
The cans collected by Meredith College were donated to two locations. Half was donated to the Raleigh Rescue Mission, a shelter in downtown Raleigh, as a part of their "Changing Lives Here" program. The other half was taken to Pamlico County, N.C., for victims of Hurricane Irene who are still recovering from the devastating storm that hit the area earlier this year.
Meredith Featured in International Educator
Meredith College was featured in the cover story in a recent issue of International Educator, the primary publication of NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
The story, “Empowerment: Educating Girls and Women in South Central Asia,” included Meredith College’s participation in the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women. Student Marzia Nawrozi talked about her experience at Meredith College. International Programs staff member Betty Webb talked about the program’s impact on the Meredith community.
The IEAW gives women from Afghanistan the opportunity to earn a college degree by placing them at partner colleges in the U.S. Meredith has participated in this effort since 2006.
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Meredith Students Earn Engineering Design Awards
Three freshmen in Meredith's Engineering Dual Degree program recently participated in NC State University's annual Freshman Engineering Design Day competition. Mindie Stanford, Emily Hanline and Holly Geller were members of teams that won awards during the competition.
The engineering dual degree program is an agreement between Meredith College and NC State University that allows students to attend Meredith College and earn a Bachelor of Arts in either chemistry or mathematics, and a Bachelor of Science in engineering from NC State's College of Engineering.
Stanford, a Meredith College Presidential Scholar, along with her NC State teammates James Beavers, Josh Burke and Niveda Sorna, placed first in the morning Water Fountain competition.
Meredith students Emily Hanline, an Honors scholar, and Holly Geller placed second in the afternoon Hovercraft competition, with their NC State teammates David Harris and Tucker Daniels.
The competition for freshmen is an opportunity to showcase design projects the students prepared during the fall semester. These projects allow students to put core design concepts into practice during their first semester while learning how to work successfully in a design team.
All Meredith students in their first year of the Engineering Dual Degree program participate in the competition. A total of 10 Meredith students participated in this year's competition.
Students in the engineering dual degree program can complete two degrees in five years. For more information, visit www.meredith.edu/engineering/default.htm.
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