Fall 2012 Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Clinic
October 10, 4 – 7 p.m., SMB Atrium
The Flu Vaccine Clinic is open to Meredith faculty/staff, students and eligible family members.
It is not too early to get a flu shot. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against influenza, and influenza seasons can begin as early as October. Therefore, CDC recommends that vaccination begin as soon as vaccine becomes available to ensure that as many people as possible are protected before flu season begins.
Holocaust Survivor Morris Glass
October 10, 10 a.m., Jones Auditorium
Holocaust survivor Morris Glass will speak at Meredith on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at 10 a.m. in Jones Chapel. Glass is a Holocaust survivor who was 11 years old when the Nazis invaded Poland. He spent four and a half years in ghettos in his hometown and in Lodz (the longest lasting ghetto), two months in Auschwitz-Birkenau, and eight months in five camps that were part of the Dachau camp system. During those years, he lost his youth, his home, and his father, mother, and two sisters. Out of 42 close family members only he, his brother, and a first cousin survived. Glass co-wrote his memoir, “Chosen for Destruction: The Story of a Holocaust Survivor,” with Meredith Professor Emerita Carolyn Happer. The book will be available for purchase during the event.
All Staff Meeting
October 11, 1 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
The Staff Affairs Committee will sponsor an All Staff Meeting featuring President Jo Allen, Liz Wolfinger, Jean Jackson, Kristi Eaves-McLennan and Pam Davis. A representative from Blue Cross/Blue Shield will be on hand to talk about health care benefits for 2013. Light refreshments will be served starting at 12:45 p.m. and door prizes will be given away at the end of the session.
Staff Affairs Committee members are Amy Losordo, Andy Richards, Clara Smith, Jackie Manning, Lori Wade-Miller, Clayton Nixon and Gail Carnagua.
Tech Fair (Staff Focus)
October 11, 2 p.m., following the staff meeting, SMB Atrium
Tech Fair (Faculty Focus)
October 26, 2 p.m. prior to faculty meeting, Kresge Auditorium
Technology Services will be hosting Tech Fairs for the campus this fall. Three fairs will be held with special focus for staff on October 11, followed by a student focused fair. A faculty-focused fair will be held on October 26. Meredith Tech Services staff invite faculty and staff to attend and learn more about Technology Services.
October 16, 1– 3:30 p.m.
Belk Dining Hall
Save the Date for Meredith’s Benefits Fair on October 16. This date is also the first day of our open enrollment for 2013 benefits. This year’s open enrollment begins October 16 and ends Friday, November 16. No enrollment forms will be accepted after November 16.
“Miss Representation” Movie Screening and Town Hall
October 20, 4-8 p.m., Jones Auditorium
Co-Hosted by MissRepresentation.org, InterAct, Meredith College, NC Council for Women and Connected Women of NC, this event will feature a screening of the documentary “Miss Representation.”
After the film screening, local leaders will facilitate break-out sessions to provide a platform for discussion of reactions, ideas and solutions that pertain to the issues that affect us here in the Raleigh community. Dinner is provided. To register and join the conversation, visit http://raleightownhall.eventbrite.com/. Registration is free and is limited. Please reserve early.
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.
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.
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