The Department of Marketing and The Meredith Fund earned a Special Merit Award in the 2011-12 CASE District III Awards competition. The award recognized the “Be One in a Million” marketing campaign, which helped raise Meredith Fund participation and giving levels. Team members who created the campaign include Managing Director of Marketing Karen Dunton, Director of Visual Communication Vanessa Harris, Marketing Writer Gaye Hill, Electronic Communications Manager David Timberlake, Web Specialist Andy Richards and Director of The Meredith Fund Jane Mitchell.
The campaign earned this award in the total programs division, which recognizes “excellence in the development and management” of institutional marketing, communications and fundraising programs. The competition draws entries from public and private colleges/universities throughout the Southeast. Past winners in this category have included schools like Western Kentucky University, Emory University, and Florida Institute of Technology.
Associate Professor of Art Shannon Johnstone’s photography is featured in the “Puppy Love” show at A Novel Experience Bookstore in Zebulon, Ga. The exhibition began January 30 and runs through February 25. Johnstone won Best in Show and two honorable mentions.
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures Veronique Machelidon’s paper, “Rachid Boudjedra in English Translation: Negotiating the Challenges of Multiculturalism,” will be published in the “French Review,” Vol 86.5.
Assistant Professor of English Kelly Roberts has been named as the Colleges/University Representative for the central region of the North Carolina English Teachers Association.
Professor of Theatre Catherine Rodgers will be presented with the 2011 NC Theatre Conference (NCTC) Herman Middleton Distinguished Service Award on February 14, during opening night of the Meredith Ensemble Theatre production of “The Sound of Music.” The award is one of the highest honors given by the NCTC. Rodgers is a past president of the NCTC Board of Directors, having served on that committee since 2002.
Gallery Director Ann Roth had an image of a diptych published in the spring issue of “Surface Design Journal,” a national quarterly publication of the Surface Design Association. The diptych is Margilon 1 and 2, 2011. Cotton; hand dyed using Japanese shibori and ikat techniques and hand woven.
Associate Professor of Education Marge Terhaar-Yonkers, Past President of NC Council for Exceptional Children (NC CEC), will be co-hosting the NC CEC 25th Annual State Conference, February 8-10 in Winston-Salem. She has also recently joined the Advisory Board of the Divan Cultural Center in Cary.
Recent Meredith Experts in the News
Assistant Professor of Geoscience Matt Stutz’s guest blog, “A Real Sea Change,” which discussed global climate change and its effect on sea levels, was published on Scientific American.com in December 2011.
Professor of Sociology Lori Brown was quoted in a January 7, 2012, article in The Christian Science Monitor about the Internet and politics.
Professor of Nutrition Susan Fisher was quoted in an article in The Daily Beast on January 16, 2012, about the nutritional impact of Twinkies, after the snack food’s parent company declared bankruptcy. The Daily Beast is an online news magazine published by Newsweek.
Associate Professor of Marketing Karen Mishra was quoted in an article about the public relations implications of the Penn State’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. The article ran in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on January 20, 2012, and in The Reading Eagle on January 21, 2012.
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