As reported in the November 2 issue of Campus Connections, the Department of Marketing has been working on an interim design for the homepage of www.meredith.edu.
These adjustments to the look of the College’s homepage have been made to provide a better bridge between the homepage and the College’s newly redesigned admissions and financial assistance sites.
“The interim design is moving meredith.edu forward, and providing a better, more consistent user experience, especially for prospective students who will be using the homepage to enter the admissions and financial assistance sites,” said Karen Dunton, managing director of marketing.
The new look of the site will be in place while the College website is redesigned and converted into a content management system (CMS) that will increase the ease in which web pages can be updated. The changes do not affect the links available from the homepage. When the redesign process begins, the campus community will be invited to take part and offer input.The interim homepage will be launched prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. Visit http://www.meredith.edu/test10/ for a sneak preview.
—Submitted by Karen Dunton, Marketing
North Carolina Music Educators Conference
Emily McLawhorn, Mary Royall Hight, Sarah Eichvalds, Maegan Coble, Sarah Moore, Jessie Dresser and Hannah Mohr attended the annual conference of the North Carolina Music Educators Association in Winston-Salem, November 7-9.
Music faculty members Jim Waddelow and Fran Page attended the conference and hosted a reception for Meredith music alumnae. Emily McLawhorn, Jessie Dresser and Hannah Mohr, members of the newly formed Black Onyx String Trio, performed at the reception, which was attended by 20 Meredith alumnae who are music educators in North Carolina.
—Submitted by Fran Page, Music
AASHE Membership Covers Campus Use
Meredith recently renewed our membership with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
Please keep this resource in mind as you work with students. AASHE is an organization of colleges and universities that are working to advance sustainability in higher education. You can see our school’s name on AASHE’s list of campus members.
The AASHE membership covers everyone on campus. We all have access to AASHE’s online resources and opportunities for networking, information sharing, collaboration, and professional development.
Some of the benefits, services and programs include:
Individual Member Accounts
Anyone at our institution can create their own account to access member-only pages on AASHE’s website and receive member discounts. To create an individual account, go to create member account and complete the user profile using your campus email address. After you receive your password by email, go to the login page, enter your email address (username) and new password, and you will have access to all locked resources. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any difficulty with this process.
We can subscribe to any AASHE newsletters. AASHE Bulletin is a weekly e-newsletter with the latest campus sustainability news, resources, opportunities, and events. AASHE Events notifies you about AASHE’s annual conference, workshop, webinars and other AASHE-hosted events. AASHE Announcements contains updates on important organizational news. STARS Update keeps you current on activities related to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System program.
AASHE’s online Resource Center includes assessment tools, policy and program databases, best practices, campus profiles, how-to guides, reports, discussion forums, and other resources. Many of these are member-only so you’ll need an individual member account to access them (see above).
AASHE holds or co-sponsors workshops, webinars and conference calls throughout the year, plus an annual conference that brings together every sector of higher education as well as business, government, and non-profit participants. These events offer opportunities to connect with our colleagues at regional, national, and international levels to share resources. As members we receive discounts on all AASHE events. Check the AASHE calendar for upcoming events.
Product and Service Discounts
AASHE business and non-profit members offer occasional product and service discounts for AASHE members. To access the list of discount offers, you must have an individual member account (see above).
Publicity and Recognition
We can submit campus sustainability news and job postings to the AASHE Bulletin (be sure to read the
submission guidelines first). The Bulletin informs over 10,000 subscribers about campus sustainability news, resources, and opportunities. We can also submit a photo and text for the member spotlight, which highlights efforts at individual campuses and is featured on AASHE’s website and Bulletin.
Our campus can submit applications for any of AASHE’s awards, including the Campus Sustainability Case Study Award, Student Sustainability Leadership Award, and Student Sustainability Research Award.
Anyone with an individual website account can participate in AASHE’s Campus Sustainability Discussion Forums (read the FAQs and Instructions first). The aim of the forums is to provide a central place for sharing ideas and best practices and for finding answers to questions on topics related to sustainability and higher education. It’s a great way to gain knowledge from our peers that will help advance our sustainability work.
If you have any questions about AASHE or our benefits as a member, email email@example.com.
—Submitted by Laura Fieselman, Sustainability
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Sponsors Support Meredith Phonathon
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.