Associate Professor of History Dan Fountain served as an expert for an episode of NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?,” which helps celebrities explore their roots by tracing their family trees. The show airs on Fridays at 8 p.m.
Fountain’s episode focuses on actor Blair Underwood. It is tentatively scheduled to run on February 17.
View a season preview here: http://www.nbc.com/assets/video/widget/widget.html?vid=1381522
Sustainability Coordinator Laura Fieselman and Director of Facilities Services Sharon Campbell have been awarded a $10,000 Commercial Waste Reduction Grant from Wake County to expand the recycling options in classroom buildings on the Meredith campus. Total recycling is available in the residence halls but not in the classroom buildings. These funds will enable them to install complete recycling/trash options in each classroom building. Meredith College will provide some in-kind support for this project mainly in personnel time devoted to setting up recycling options and information. For information on this project, contact Laura Fieselman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laura Fieselman has also been awarded a $6,721 grant extension to the Student Fellowship Program from the North Carolina Department of Commerce Energy Office. These funds will add to the original $30,586 that was awarded in 2010. These funds add to Meredith's in-kind contribution to the award of $5,700 for the extension and $23,338 from the original grant, thereby making the total grant worth $66,345.
Jason Andrus and Francie Cuffney of the Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Geoscience Department have just submitted a $209,473 grant proposal to the National Science Foundation titled Assessing Use of Technological Devices in the Classroom to Enhance Student Learning and Engagement in STEM Disciplines. These funds would be used to provide iPads to specific classes of students and evaluate how well they learn in class by using this type of computer. This is an evaluation grant and will require the collection and analysis of data. It can take up to 6-9 months before a decision is made and notification is delivered on the status of the proposal. We will keep our fingers crossed for them.
Meredith faculty and staff are invited to participate in the 14th annual Meredith College Golf Classic at an exclusive rate of $120 per golfer. The tournament will be held on April 2 with a 1 p.m. shotgun start at Wildwood Green Golf Club
The tournament is dedicated to raising funds for the advancement of Meredith College athletics programs. There are a number of ways in which Meredith employees can make an impact:
Lunch, snacks, beverages and a BBQ dinner are all included in the price. At the tournament you will also have a chance to win great raffle prizes or bid on fabulous silent auction items!
Golf website and registration form PDF available now. Online registration coming soon! For more information, contact Fiona Barkley, Volleyball Coach & Golf Tournament Coordinator, at ext. 2374 or email@example.com.
This camp will provide technical and tactical skills training in a fun and challenging environment for girls ages 7 to 14. Campers will be divided by age and ability to maximize growth. Camp training sessions will focus on improvement in the technical aspects of the game: passing/receiving, dribbling, offensive and defensive moves, heading, and shooting. Tactical aspects of the game will be trained in small sided games and competitions. In addition, emphasis will be placed on the importance of having and demonstrating good sportsmanship and leadership characteristics as a player and as a person.
Camp hours are 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Before and after extended care available by request. Participants should bring a soccer ball, shin guards, cleats, sneakers, sunscreen, water bottle and a snack.
Your daughter can improve her soccer skills, under the direction of Meredith Assistant Soccer Coach Ashley Riggs. Riggs will be assisted by current and former college players.
Camp cost is $100 if paid by March 26. Price increases to $125 after March 26.
Have you presented research or attended a professional meeting recently? Has your department earned an award? Share news of these accomplishments and more with the Meredith community. Faculty and staff are invited to email items to Melyssa Allen, “Campus Connections” editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.