New Book by Associate Professor of History Greg Vitarbo Published
Associate Professor of History Greg Vitarbo is the author of “Army of the Sky,” a new book on Russian military aviation. The book was published by Peter Lang Publishing Group.
Vitarbo’s book covers the development of military aviation from 1904-14 and explores the relationship of modernization and Russian Imperial officer culture.
The publisher’s description says the book uses “archival material, army reports, the military and popular press, published tracts, and comparative literature, this book explores the response to aviation within the tsarist military in the realm of hopes and fears, institutional adaptations, projects drafted to tap the power of the airplane, the politics of command, policies of recruitment and training to build a cadre of aviators, and the rituals that paid homage to this revolutionary new weapon.”
Vitarbo, who joined Meredith’s faculty in 2001, teaches Russian/Soviet history, Modern European history, military history, and technology and culture. He holds a B.A. in history from Drew University and a doctorate in Russian/Soviet history from the University of Michigan.
Meredith Advertising in My College Guide 2012
An ad featuring Meredith College is included in the 2012 issue of My College Guide. This publication for high achieving students will published this month.
Meredith has a full page ad in the national edition of the publication for juniors in high school. The ad highlights the benefits of attending a women’s college in Raleigh, N.C., touting Meredith’s ranking as a best college and Raleigh’s ranking as the top city in the U.S. The online version of the publication is available at mycollegeguide.org.
The My College Guide ad is the most recent in Meredith’s “Small College, Big Impact” campaign, which is also featured on a billboard, in RDU International Airport and in TV commercials.
Junior Visitation Day Held
On Saturday, February 18, 2012, the Office of Admissions welcomed 74 high school juniors and 94 of their guests to campus for the first Junior Visitation Day of 2012. The theme for this year’s event was “Destination: Meredith.” Visitors had the opportunity to tour campus, learn more about the Admissions and Financial Assistance process, and meet current students and representatives from all academic and student services departments.
The Office of Admissions appreciates the assistance and support received from faculty and staff in helping to make this event successful. The second Junior Visitation Day of the year will be held on Saturday, March 17.
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