Meredith to Conduct Maintenance Test of Campus Siren System
Meredith College’s emergency alert system includes a campus siren that will allow the College to issue warnings for incidents involving campus safety and security. The system has both alarm and voice capability.
On Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, Meredith will conduct maintenance testing of this campus siren system. Please be aware that this is only a test of the campus siren system. Maintenance testing may require the siren to be activated several times between 9 a.m. – noon.
Contact Dean of Students Ann Gleason, chair of Meredith’s Incident Management Team, at (919) 760-8521 or firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions about the campus siren system.
“Step on a Crack”
November 8-10 at 7 p.m. and November 10-11 at 3 p.m.
Studio Theatre, Jones Hall
Tickets: Free for Meredith faculty/staff and students, $5 for children, students and seniors, $10 for adults
“Step on a Crack,” by Susan Zeder is a theatre for youth piece (recommended ages 10 years and up) that explores a young girl who lives happily with her widowed father until he remarries and brings a stepmother into their lives. The girl, Ellie, and her imaginary friends, Frizbee and Lana, launch into a fantasy world as she seeks to escape real life problems. Only by running away and discovering what it is really like to be alone does Ellie begin to come to terms with herself and her own need for a mother.
Reservations can be made by calling (919) 760-2840 or emailing email@example.com. For more information, contact Catherine Rodgers at (919) 760-8586 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Department Open House and Holiday Art Sale
November 9, 2-4 p.m.
Gaddy-Hamrick Art Building
Ever wondered what happens over in Gaddy-Hamrick? Your chance to find out is coming up! Join the Art Department for an open house and art sale to experience what we have to offer. You’ll see artists – both students and faculty – at work in many media, including ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing, graphic design, fibers, photography and more. You’ll get ideas about how collaborations with the Art Department can enhance and enrich your office, department and students. You’ll get to talk with award-winning faculty who are actively engaged in Meredith and beyond. You’ll get to see year-round programming in the Frankie G. Weems Gallery. During the Open House, you can also come to the 4th Annual Holiday Art Sale and see work from students and alumnae. We invite you to join the students, staff, and faculty of the Art Department – and imagine how the Arts can help you!
Natural Settings: Botanical Art by Susan Aldworth, Marilyn Bass, Claire Miller and Patricia Savage
Through November 11
These four artists explore the world of plants from different perspectives, in different styles and in media including pen and ink, colored pencil, watercolor, oils, pastels and cut paper.
“Finding Maria do Ceo, or What Spanish and Portuguese Literature Have to Do with Women's Studies,” a lecture by Valerie Hegstrom, Associate Professor of Spanish and Women’s Studies Coordinator, Brigham Young University
November 12, 5:30 p.m.
Meredith College welcomes Valerie Hegstrom to campus as part of the International Lecture Series taking place this semester. The series explores world cultures through history, literature, politics, and religion. Hegstrom's specific presentation, “Finding Maria do Ceo, or What Spanish and Portuguese Literature Have to Do with Women's Studies,” examines the life and writings of the seventeenth-century Portuguese nun, Maria do Ceo, and how they relate to women and women's studies today.
Hegstrom is associate professor of Spanish and women’s studies coordinator at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Her research focuses primarily on the recovery of literary texts (plays, poems, stories, and letters) written in Spanish and Portuguese by noblewomen and nuns in the 16th and 17th centuries.
This lecture series is sponsored by the Meredith College Diversity Council, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, the Office of International Programs, Broder-Wallace Endowment of the History and Political Science Department at Meredith College, and the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Alliance Française. For specific information about this lecture, contact Jonathan Wade (email@example.com). You may also contact the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at ext. 8603 or ext. 8420 with any other related inquiries.
Honoring Women Veterans
November 14, 4 p.m.
Meredith’s Veterans Day commemoration, Honoring Women Veterans, will feature President Jo Allen, and veterans Brigadier General Norman C. Gaddis and veteran Ann Conde-Williams. Music will be provided by the Meredith Chorale and Professor Emeritus of Music David Lynch. The NC State ROTC Color Guard will also participate. The event is open to the public, and qualifies as an academic/cultural event in General Education.
November 15, 3 p.m.
Join President Jo Allen for Meredith’s second open forum of the year. This forum will provide up-to-date information for the campus community regarding the strategic plan and any other important topics. At 4 p.m. in Johnson Hall Rotunda a celebration will be held for the strategic plan launch and the great work that so many faculty and staff have contributed to creating a plan for the future of the College.
MBA Preview for Prospective Students
November 15, 5:30-8 p.m.
Harris Building, Room 214
The Meredith MBA Program will hold an MBA Preview session, including an information session, class visit and dinner with MBA graduates who will answer questions about their experiences in the program. Meredith employees who are interested in applying for the MBA program are encouraged to attend. Click here for more information or to sign up.
End of Open Enrollment for Benefits
Open Enrollment for Benefits ends on Friday, November 16. No forms will be accepted after this date. This link will connect you to our enrollment forms for 2013 benefit choices, changes and deletions. Contact Human Resources at ext. 8898 with any questions you may have. Avoid the last minute rush and get your forms completed today.
Faculty Focused Tech Fair
November 16, 2-3 p.m. (preceding the Faculty Meeting)
The Meredith Technology Services department invite faculty to stop by and learn more about Technology Services.
Collective Wisdom: Senior Art Exhibition Fall 2012
November 18 (Opening reception 2-4 p.m.) through December 3
November 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Artist Gallery Talk
Weems Art Gallery
This exhibition highlights the porfolios of Meredith senior art students Margaret Jennette, Anna Greenwood and Kristen Gallagher. Jennette is earning a B.A. in graphic design with minors in photography and studio art. Greenwood is earning a B.A. in studio art with minors in photography and music. Gallagher is earning a B.A. in museum studies and a minor in art history.
Submit items for the next edition of Upcoming Events to firstname.lastname@example.org. The next issue will be published November 20.
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 email@example.com.