This summer, Meredith College’s connections in Sansepolcro, Italy, were celebrated at a ceremony with Sansepolcro’s mayor. President Jo Allen, Professor of Art Emerita Maureen Banker and Betty Webb, director of Meredith’s Sansepolcro program, were given medals depicting the traditional founders of Sansepolcro, St. Arcano and St. Egidio. The medallions were created for the 1000th anniversary of Sansepolcro’s cathedral. Meredith’s connections with the area began 20 years ago when students first studied abroad in Sansepolcro, and the College established a semester abroad program there in 2009. The event earned coverage in the local media: http://www.valtiberinainforma.it/news/la-professoressa-jo-allen-nuova-presidente-del-meredith-college
In July, a team from Meredith College presented at the International Conference on Critical Thinking in Berkeley, Calif. Associate Professor of Mathematics Tim Hendrix, Associate Professor of Psychology Mark O’Dekirk, Dean of Students Ann Gleason, Assistant Professor of Religious and Ethical Studies Steven Benko and Associate Professor of English Kelly Roberts presented “PRISM: Rays of Light from a Campus-Wide CT Infusion,” on behalf of Meredith’s PRISM initiative.
Paralegal Program Assistant Tamar Harris has completed a Master of Arts in Museum Studies degree from Johns Hopkins Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. As a component of her degree program, Harris completed a semester long internship with CAM Raleigh || Contemporary Art Museum. Click here to read a blog post Harris wrote about her internship for the CAM website.
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Erin Lindquist presented a poster titled, “Variation of repeated DBH measurements by students in the Ecological Research as Education Network’s (EREN) Pilot Permanent Forest Plot Project (PFPP)” with coauthors Laurel Anderson, Ohio Wesleyan University, and Karen Kuers, Sewanee: University of the South, at the 2012 Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meetings in Portland, Oregon on August 7, 2012.
Lindquist and Laura Fieselman, past Sustainability Coordinator, are the authors of a chapter titled “The Emerging Environmental Sustainability Program at Meredith College: Exploring Student and Faculty Interest and Participation” in the newly published book Higher Education For Sustainability: Cases, challenges, and opportunities from across the curriculum, ed. Lucas F. Johnston, Routledge, 2012.
Gallery Director Ann Roth, art adjunct faculty, is included in a two-person exhibition, “In Response: Weaving by Ann Roth and Vita Plume,” at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design at NC State. The closing reception for the exhibition is Thursday, September 6 from 6-8 p.m. The Gregg is located in the Talley Student Center on Cate Ave. Note: the exhibition will not be open September 1-5, and will open for the reception at 6 p.m. on September 6.
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