Meredith Participates in China Recruitment Visit
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Danny Green and Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities Garry Walton traveled in China this week to introduce thousands of Chinese secondary and college students to Meredith, and to meet potential partner institutions for the College. A dozen faculty, staff and political leaders from North Carolina are traveling throughout eastern China from Hainan to Beijing this week, as part of a new Global Classroom Alliance. Green and Walton write that they are staying busy traveling and meeting with students and administrative leaders in China, along with colleagues from East Carolina, Western Carolina, Methodist, Wingate and NC Wesleyan. They report having seen coconuts, pandas, white tigers and many students eager to hear more about the confident, strong women at Meredith. Green also visited Meredith’s existing partners at DUFE of Dongbei University in Dalian and at the FuHsing School in Taipei.
Professor of Dance Alyson Colwell-Waber taught two master classes at the North Carolina Dance Alliance annual statewide conference, held at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Sixty dancers ranging from high school students through professionals took her classes in modern dance technique and yoga for dancers. Her modern dance technique class was selected as one of three scholarship audition classes, as well. Colwell-Waber was also presented with the NCDA Annual Award for lifetime contribution to the field of dance in the state of North Carolina.
Professor of Psychology Cynthia Edwards was quoted in an Associated Press article about the trend of young children wearing gory Halloween costumes. The article has been published in news outlets including Yahoo.com, The (Chicago) Daily Herald, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Detroit News. Click here to read the story.
Director of Health Services Sherri Henderson was one of more than 300 people who biked 31, 61 or 100 miles for Habitat for Humanity of Durham on October 27. Money raised will help support the efforts of Habitat in Durham to continue to make affordable housing available. Henderson biked 31 miles Saturday morning and reports that she had a wonderful time. “We travelled on some beautiful back roads of Durham and crossed the picturesque Eno River several times,” Henderson said. “Some of the bike ride was on the American Tobacco Trail and simply breathtaking. We even saw a brontosaurus! I’m looking forward to biking the Habitat ride again next year.”
Associate Professor of Art Shannon Johnstone's photography was awarded one of the Silver Medal Awards in the San Francisco-based Gallery Photographica's “2012 New Image Photography Awards. In addition, her work is also juried into The UnReal exhibition at The Kiernan Gallery in Virginia. The exhibition will be on display until December 1.
Departmental Assistant for Communication & Performing Arts Jeannette Rogers attended the American Literary Translators Association annual conference in Rochester, N.Y., October 3-7, and presented a bilingual poetry reading of works of modern Occitan poet Max Rouquette.
Associate Professor of Physics Bill Schmidt was quoted in a leadership profile of nuclear physicist Edward Teller that ran in Investor’s Business Daily. The article was published October 22. Click here to read the story.
Adjunct Instructor of English Jennifer T. Tagsold’s article, "Film in the College Classroom: Using Twilight to Examine Adolescent Development," has been accepted by the Journal of Effective Teaching.
Assistant Professor of Business Bing Yu and a group of Meredith Accounting and Finance Association students had a one-day Career Trek at BB&T bank in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Oct. 19. During the trip, students visited BB&T’s training facility and learned about career options at BB&T. The director of BB&T training programs gave a presentation to introduce the BB&T Leadership Development Program (LDP). Two of BB&T’s executive managers shared their experiences in Financial Management and answered questions from students. A few Meredith alumnae joined a panel discussion with students after the presentation.
The BB&T LDP is a comprehensive, structured training program that provides a strong foundation in the financial services industry. The training focuses on these primary areas of concentration: Business Banking and several Corporate Concentrations. BB&T’s recruitment on Meredith’s campus is forthcoming.
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