Meredith Trustee Andrea Bazán has been named by President Barack Obama to serve on the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Bazán joined Meredith’s Board of Trustees in 2010, and will serve through 2014. She is the president of the Triangle Community Foundation, a philanthropic organization with assets of over $135 million, and the co-founder of El Pueblo, a Latino advocacy and public policy organization.
Associate Professor of Nutrition Susan Fisher was quoted as an expert source in an article in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The article, published February 4, 2011, is about the trend of downsized groceries sold for the same price. Click here to read the story.
Associate Professor of Art Shannon Johnstone ran in the 20th anniversary Uwharrie Mountain Run on February 5. She finished the 40-mile race in 7 hours, 51 minutes, and 3 seconds, coming in first out of all the women runners and 11th overall.
Johnstone offered these details on the race: “Except for a few hundred yards of road, the race is completely done on single track trails—lots of hills, stream crossings, roots and rocks. If you are a woman and you finish the 40 mile race in under eight hours, you become part of the "Organ Donor" club. I am now one of 16 women who have made it on to the list. I won a vase made by a local potter with clay that came from the Uwharrie Forest.”
Assistant Professor of Theatre Curt Tomczyk spent his winter break painting scenic pieces on the new touring family show “Madagascar Live” in New York City. This is Dreamworks’ first live theatre production. The show is coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center February 18-20, 2011.
Hartford to Speak During Founders' Day Observance
New Stationery Program Announced
A Historical Facebook: College Archives Find New Life Online
Students Tackle 30th Annual Vivian Kraines Competition
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