Professor of Art Rebecca Bailey completed service on the S66 Task Force for a Comprehensive Arts Education Plan for North Carolina. The Task Force submitted a report in response to the original legislative charge on December 1. The Task Force was then asked to extend its term of service to assist in developing a detailed implementation plan by March 1 for General Assembly consideration. Bailey also served as a juror for the selection of Visual Arts participants for Governor's School 2011. Thirty-eight high school students were selected from among over 130 applicants. All students must have excellent academic records and be nominated by their school district to be considered.
Associate Professor of Dance Carol Finley served as a guest artist and master teacher at James Madison University during the fall of 2010. The work is featured in a tour by the Virginia Repertory Dance Company, and received a glowing review in The Richmond Times Dispatch. Click here to read the review.
Director of Residence Life Heidi LeCount, Oaks Apartment Manager Sarah May, and Poteat Residence Director Lauren Cooper attended the annual Southeastern Association of Housing Officers (SEAHO) regional conference in Mobile, Ala. This conference gives housing officers a chance to connect with one another, attend programs, and discuss current hot topics in both housing and higher education. At this year’s Chief Housing Officer meeting, held during the conference, hot topics included transporting students, transgendered students, bullying and background checks. Program topics included how to handle difficult conversations with student staff, staff performance evaluations, and other issues related to housing and residence life.
Associate Professor of Theatre Steven Roten’s short play “Leaping Tall Buildings” was recently produced by the Cary Players as a part of the Love Bits and Bites evening of short plays. Roten said the play “examines love and loss through the eyes of Clark Kent, the public identity of our erstwhile hero Superman. Clark attempts to have as normal a life as possible and settles down with his true love Lois Lane only to learn that the human condition he so badly wants has many pitfalls.”
Senior Director of Planned Giving Harold West and Residence Director Emily Harkey, were the winners of the February 10 All Staff Meeting prize drawing. Prize drawings are held at the conclusion of each quarterly All Staff meeting and serve as a way to says thanks to the winners for their contributions toward making Meredith a great community.
Associate Professor of Economics Anne York was quoted in an HR Executive Magazine article on the gender pay gap. York discussed how motherhood and women’s different career paths affect pay. View the story here.
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