October 5, 4-7 p.m., SMB Atrium
October 13, 4-7 p.m., SMB Atrium
October 20, 1-4 p.m., Belk West (Employee Benefits Fair)
Meredith faculty, staff and family members can get the seasonal flu vaccine during a vaccine clinic this month. If you have preventive benefits with BCBS NC or another company listed below, you will need to bring your Insurance card and a photo ID.
Students, faculty and staff (and their family members and children ages 4-17) who have preventive benefits with BCBS NC or another company listed below will be able to receive the vaccine at no charge when Maxim Health Systems is on campus. If you are not sure whether your BCBS NC plan covers these services, call 1-877-258-3334.
Click here for more information on flu vaccine clinics.
--Submitted by Sherri Henderson, Carroll Health Center
October 13, 2010, 4 p.m.
The Center for Women, Ethics and Public Life will be presenting the film “Brother Towns” on Wednesday, October 13 at 4 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium.
Director Charles Thompson, Jr. will introduce the film and answer questions following the screening. “Brother Towns” chronicles a story of how and why people migrate across borders, how people make and remake their communities when they travel thousands of miles from home, and how people maintain families despite their travel. Because we are all immigrants, this is a universal human story, and a quintessential American one. All of us understand family.
Free and open to the public.
--Submitted by Steven Benko, Department of Religious and Ethical Studies
October 14, 2 p.m.
Meredith’s Office of Technology Services and the Institute for Security and Open Methodologies (ISECOM) will present a security seminar called “Smarter, Safer, Better” on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium.
Pete Herzog, security researcher, analyst and co-founder of ISECOM, will be presenting part of his “Insecurity Seminars.” This is a unique opportunity to hear from an internationally-acclaimed security and trust expert.
Submitted by Karen West, Technology Services
October 19, 7 p.m.
Former actress and co-chair of the Committee for the Empowerment of Young Women Camille Cooper will deliver a unique, humorous and insightful look at a media industry obsessed with thinness and beauty.
This lecture is free and open to the public. Click www.meredith.edu/faculty-staff/convocations/events.htm#cooper here for more information.
Sponsored by the Convocation Committee
October 17, 2010, 3 p.m.
Christina and Seby Jones Chapel
This recital, given by Professor of Music David Lynch’s students and colleagues, honors 41 years of contributions that he has made to Meredith College and the Department of Music. Lynch retired from Meredith at the end of the 2009-10 academic year. Performers include Brock Downward, David Arcus, Tom Lohr, Janet Cherry, Ruth Pardue, Sue Crocker, Virginia Vance, Jane Morgan Nixon and Brent Shaw.
This recital is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Department of Music
Meredith’s annual Benefits Fair will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, from 1–4 p.m. on the west side of Belk Dining Hall.
Faculty and staff are invited to learn how to take full advantage of the variety of benefits offered by the College. Don’t forget - the benefits fair marks the beginning of Meredith’s annual open enrollment to design your benefit package for 2011.
Flu shots will be available and employees will have a chance to win exciting door prizes. Look for more details from Human Resources soon.
--Submitted by Maripat Plocki, Human Resources
October 20, 2010, 11 a.m.—6 p.m.
Have you been feeling down and tired, or anxious? Depression and anxiety affect millions of women each year, impacting their ability to function at school, work, and home. National Depression Screening Day is October 20, 2010.
Please join Meredith’s Counseling Center staff for a free and confidential screening for the symptoms of depression and anxiety using forms that were developed by psychologists from around the country. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome and encouraged to participate. Counselors will be available for follow-up for anyone interested in short-term counseling, and can provide information regarding community resources for psychiatric consultation and long-term counseling.
--Submitted by Candice L. Creasman, Counseling Center
Upcoming Events features event announcements submitted by Meredith faculty and staff members and events compiled by the Department of Marketing. Send items for consideration to Melyssa Allen, newsletter editor, at email@example.com. The deadline for the next issue is October 12.
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.