Jane Barnes and Ying Liao from the School of Business presented their paper, “Successful Supply Chain Management Systems: The Role of Individual, Network and Collaborative Competencies” at the annual meeting of the Decision Science Institute in San Diego on November 22. The paper was named the best empirical research paper of the conference.
Kristi Eaves-McLennan, executive director of marketing, recently earned Competent Communicator (CC) and Competent Leader (CL) designations from Toastmasters International, a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of local clubs. To achieve CC status, individuals must deliver a series of ten original speeches emphasizing a different areas of effective public speaking. The CL award requires the completion of 10 leadership projects, which range from serving in various roles during a series of weekly Toastmasters club meetings to helping to plan speaking contests and membership drives. Eaves-McLennan is also serving a one-year term as vice president for public relations for the Raleigh Talkmasters chapter of Toastmasters International.
Christie Lee, departmental assistant for music, and Cynthia Yarborough, 2nd shift housekeeping staff, were the winners of the November 18 All Staff Meeting prize drawing. Prize drawings will be held at the conclusion of each quarterly All Staff Meeting and serve as a way to says thanks to the winners for their contributions toward making Meredith a great community.
Professor of Political Science Clyde Frazier had a book review in The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer on November 22. Titled "N.C. Professor maps his journey from depression to hope," the article was a review of The Mercy of Eternity by Eric G. Wilson, who is Thomas H Pritchard Professor of English at Wake Forest University.
The Office of International Programs staff have been busy this month representing Meredith to their colleagues in the field of international education. Assistant Director Elizabeth Yaros co-presented a conference session at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Regional Conference in Jacksonville, Fla., on November 8. Her presentation “Mythbusters: Is Curriculum Integration As Complex As It Sounds? We Say No!” focused on the implementation of curriculum integration at NC State, an initiative designed to integrate study abroad experiences into already existing curricular structures and create long-lasting, collaborative partnerships between study abroad offices and academic units. The curriculum integration project was the focus on an internship she worked on last year while completing her master’s degree at NCSU.
On November 11, Associate Director of International Programs Kevin Morrison participated in a panel at the Council on International Educational Exchange’s Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pa. In his session “Supporting LGBTQ Students Abroad: What is our Role?” he discussed the challenges inherent in negotiating one’s identity in a new cultural setting and how that can be even more complicated for the LGBTQ identified student. The session included recommendations for educators to consider when developing inclusive programs abroad.
Gallery Director Ann Roth will have work in the following shows:
Faculty and staff of the Department of Music, Dance, Theatre and Communication report the following activities during the Fall 2010 semester:
Update on Meredith’s Administrative Review Process
Classroom Recycling Pilot Project Begins in January
Meredith Fund Mythbusters
New Book Translation Explores Encouragement
Wade Looks Back on 25 Years at Meredith College
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