Submitted by Ted Waller
Starbucks in the Library? Oh, yes! This fall the Campbell Library is pleased to announce the arrival of a Starbucks coffee machine.
If you haven’t seen a Starbucks machine before, there’s a good reason why. Starbucks is fanatical about the quality of their coffee, and it wasn’t until about two years ago that they were able to develop a machine up to their standards. The result is a machine that grinds fresh beans for every cup, produces a higher temperature product than others, and uses about four times as much coffee per cup than other companies.
Another interesting aspect of our new machine is that it takes credit and debit cards only, no cash. We find that this is what many students prefer, and it means no more scrounging around for change. All drinks are $1.50.
The new machine offers regular, decaf and hot chocolate. In addition, we have a variety of flavored creamers including Irish Crème, French Vanilla and Hazelnut. Come on over, try a cup, and tell us what you think.
Meredith College recently commemorated the 60th birthday of China’s Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (DUFE). The university has had a 20-year partnership with Meredith College that features a faculty exchange program.
On August 27, President Jo Allen presented a certificate of congratulations and a crystal bowl featuring the Meredith seal to Wei Wu, a DUFE faculty member who is a current visiting professor at Meredith. Photos from the event and the gifts are being sent to the president of DUFE.
Submitted by Candice Fisher Webb
As faculty and staff are working with students in your classes or students that you advise, please be aware of resources offered by Academic & Career Planning (ACP) for students who might be experiencing academic difficulty.
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Submitted by Allison Anthony
The Meredith College MBA Program, along with Kaplan & NCSU Jenkins Graduate School, co-hosted an area-wide MBA event on August 21. The event featured six MBA programs in North Carolina’s Triangle and Triad regions. Fifty prospective students attended.
The event emphasized part-time, flexible programs for working professionals. Prospective students were able to meet with admissions representatives and program alumni from Meredith, NC State, UNC-CH, Duke, Elon and Wake Forest.
MBA Preview for Prospective Students: The Meredith MBA Program will hold an MBA Preview session on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 5:30-8 p.m. The event will include an information session, class visit and dinner with MBA graduates who will answer questions about their experiences in the program.
Meredith employees who are interested in applying for the MBA program are encouraged to attend. Click here for more information or to sign up.
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