The United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County recently awarded grants to 18 local artists in support of their work. Four of these artists have ties to Meredith College and have taught, or are currently teaching, Meredith’s undergraduate students. They are Wendy Savage, Art; Anita Burroughs-Price, Music; Talani Torres, Dance; and Emily Cash Wilmoth, Art.
Art faculty members Rebecca Bailey and Lisa Pearce have been selected as jurors for the Greater Charlotte Regional Scholastics Art Competition for Middle and High School students. The region encompasses the area from Greensboro west, and part of South Carolina. The jurying was held on January 19, 2011. Award winning works from this competition will go on for national Scholastics adjudication. The Scholastics program, supported by the Scholastics publishing company, is the largest national arts scholarship program in the country.
Associate Professor of Business Tony Bledsoe and Professor of Business Becky Oatsvall served as the editors of a Women-Owned Business Issues Special Edition of the “International Business and Economics Research Journal.” The publication also included an article titled “Entrepreneurship –Women’s Business” written by Bledsoe and Oatsvall. Visit http://journals.cluteonline.com/index.php/IBER/issue/view/74 for a full list of articles.
Professor of English Rebecca Duncan is a co-editor of “Voices of Moroccan Youth: Creative Writing by and for Students of English.” Published in Morocco by Marsam Publishers, the book presents the work of Lucy Melbourne, professor of English at St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, in collaboration with a group of writers and university professors in several Moroccan universities.
Duncan shared the following details about this project:
Funded by a grant from the U.S. Embassy in Rabat, Morocco, the project involved Moroccan college students in creative writing workshops in English. The project aimed to foster creativity while enhancing cross-cultural understandings through imaginative writing. The book presents the best of these students’ poetry, fiction and essays, along with critical introductions that will assist Moroccan professors in teaching creative writing in English. The book also features an introduction by Leila Abouzeid, a prominent Moroccan writer whose book I reviewed for The Washington Post a year ago. I helped Dr. Melbourne develop the creative writing curriculum and the book’s textbook apparatus, and I also provided the initial design, which was adapted by Moroccan graphic designers for publication there.
Managing Director of Marketing Karen Dunton attended a Google Online Marketing Boot Camp, January 24-26. The intensive course covered paid search, search engine optimization (SEO) and Google analytics.
Professor of Human Environmental Sciences Ellen Goode has been selected to present a program on Meredith’s Sansepolcro project titled, “Past to Present: Conversion of a 16th Century Palazzo to a 21st Center Living/Learning Center,” as part of the Institutional Design track at NeoCon 2011 in Chicago on Monday, June 13, 2011.
Professor of Psychology Jack Huber was quoted as an expert source in the Cary Living article “Uncommon Courtesy.” The story, about the decreasing use of courteous behavior, ran in the January/February 2011 issue.
Associate Professor of Art Shannon Johnstone’s photography is being exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally this month. Internationally, her work is included in an invitational group exhibition extended to the Award Winners of LensCulture’s 2010 Exposure Awards. The exhibition will held at Espace Dupon in Paris during the month of February. Nationally, Johnstone’s work is also featured in four exhibitions on the west coast this spring. Beginning in February, her work will be on display as part of a juried exhibition by gallery director Laura Valenti, called This Good Earth, at the Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Ore. Additionally her is included as part of the traveling exhibition Across the Divide: Critical Mass Top 50 Exhibition at PhotoCenter NW in Seattle, Wash. This exhibition was curated by internationally renowned photographer Todd Hido. During Spring 2011, the exhibition will travel to galleries in Portland, OR and San Francisco, Calif. Locally, Johnstone’s work can be seen as part of Artspace’s juried New Works exhibition. This exhibition was juried by Melissa Peden and will remain on exhibit through the end of February. (The piece in this local exhibition comes from work made while directing the 2010 Meredith Summer Study Abroad course, Digital Imaging in Italy).
In addition, Johnstone was awarded “Runner-Up” for professional photography for the Winter issue of Creative Quarterly, The Journal of Art and Design (CQ 21). The work can be seen on http://www.cqjournal.com/gallery.html
Assistant Professor of Communication Michiko Yamada has published a book, “Double Consciousness as a Fantasy Theme: Japanese “ladies’ comics” and sexual fantasy,” Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag.
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