Hunger and Poverty Panel Discussion
October 23, 7 p.m.
Students in the Families in a Global Context course are sponsoring a panel discussion on Hunger and Poverty. Featured speakers from Raleigh Rescue Mission and Stop Hunger Now will discuss the issue from global and local perspectives. The event is free, but donations will be accepted to support Raleigh Rescue Mission’s efforts to eradicate hunger in the local area. The panel discussion has been approved as an Academic / Cultural Event for General Education.
CSI Week Fourth Annual CSI Week at Meredith Oct. 22-26
The fourth annual CSI Week will be held at Meredith College October 22-26, 2012. Learn more about a variety of careers and issues related to law enforcement and crime investigation. This series of events is sponsored by the Sociology and Criminology Program and the Sociology & Criminology Club. Upcoming sessions include:
Food Day 2012
October 24, 11-2 p.m.
Come celebrate food and everything that goes into producing a healthy, fair, sustainable, real food system that truly nourishes the producers, consumers, the earth and communities. There is something for everyone: Nutrition and Wellness, Community Outreach, Agriculture Education and much more.
Trick or Trot 5K
Meredith Athletic Field and Track Complex
Pumpkin carving contest begins at 2:30 p.m. followed by a costume contest at 4:30 p.m., and the 5K run/walk at 5 p.m.
2012 Perception and Brand Strategy Study Presentation
Friday, October 26 from 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Faculty and staff are invited to this presentation of results from Meredith’s 2012 Perception and Brand Strategy Study. The study, which surveyed 9 internal and external audiences about their perceptions of Meredith, was recently conducted by SimpsonScarborough, a national higher education brand strategy firm. Elizabeth Scarborough, CEO and Partner of SimpsonScarborough, will lead the presentation and answer questions about the study.
Wax Foundations: Encaustic in the Southeast
Through October 28
Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery
Eleven artists from North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina contribute works that explore the idea of texture and depth through the medium of encaustic. Wax and pigment are combined to create lush, layered works that speak to the versatility of this medium.
“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.
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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.
Honoring Women Veterans
November 14, at 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.
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