Clyde Edgerton to Speak at Friends of the Library Event
Bestselling author Clyde Edgerton will be the featured speaker at Meredith’s Friends of the Library Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The event, which is a fundraiser to support the Carlyle Campbell Library, will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Belk Dining Hall.
Join Meredith’s Friends of the Library for an entertaining evening with author Clyde Edgerton, author of ten novels, a memoir, and numerous short stories and essays. Five of his novels have been New York Times Notable Books. Edgerton’s latest, “The Night Train” was published in July 2011. Visit www.clydeedgerton.com/ for more information.
Tickets: Public tickets are $20, and the student rate is $10. Space is limited. Call (919) 760-8531 to reserve a seat, or visit www.meredith.edu/library/friends.html. The reservation deadline is October 7, 2011.
Capital City Girls Choir Included on List of Quality Choirs
The Capital City Girls Choir at Meredith College, part of the community School of Music, has been included in a list of 14 quality girls’ choirs performing in the U.S. and in Europe today. The choirs are considered examples of choirs that conductors might want to use for modeling or for other study.
The list is found in “Finding Ophelia’s Voice, Opening Ophelia’s Heart Nurturing the Adolescent Female Voice,” by Lynne Gackle. Gackle has been hailed as one of the pioneering and authoritative conductors and research scholars on the subject of the female adolescent voice.
The Capital City Girls Choir at Meredith College was founded 23 years ago and is conducted by Professor of Music Fran Page. It offers quality vocal opportunities for girls from age 9 to 18 and also provides learning experiences for Meredith Music Education majors.
The photography minor, consisting of eighteen credit hours, was passed with a unanimous vote by Academic Council in April and has been added to the 2011-12 Undergraduate Catalogue. The photography minor provides a suitable option for both art majors and students who do not choose to major in art but wish to pursue focused study in photography. It is an appropriate complement to many majors, including (but not limited to) Business, Communication, Criminology, English, Graphic Design, and Studio Art. The photography minor is also designed for students who plan to pursue graduate studies and/or careers in fine art photography. The program makes connections between disciplines and prepares students to navigate a visual culture dominated by photographic images. Students examine important personal, social, cultural and environmental issues through photography. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, creative problem-solving and technical proficiency in both traditional and digital photographic practices.
Meredith is fortunate to have two award-winning photographers who serve as the full-time faculty for the Photography minor. Professor of Art Jane Terry has taught at Meredith since 1993. She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including a grant from the Peter and Madeleine Martin Foundation for the Creative Arts, two United Arts Council of Raleigh Regional Artist Project Grants and an artist residency at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Terry has exhibited widely at regional and national venues. Her current work focuses on personal myths and truths that emerge from memories. Associate Professor of Art Shannon Johnstone joined Meredith’s faculty in 2002. She is a two-time Critical Mass Top 50 recipient, Pause-to-Begin artist, and has had solo exhibitions in Chicago, Durham, Raleigh, and Rochester. Her most recent photographic work visualizes the implications of animal overpopulation within our community.
For more information regarding the Photography minor requirements, visit the Department of Art website at www.meredith.edu/art/cs-photography-minor.htm.
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