- Nicholas Kristof
Wednesday, September 20, 2010, 7 p.m., Jones Auditorium
Nicholas Kristof is a New York Times columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner, and author of Meredith's 2010 Summer Reading Program selection, "Half the Sky: From Oppression to Opportunity for Women Worldwide." Kristof has been a columnist for The New York Times since 2001. He earned a Pulitzer in 1990 with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, for their coverage of the Tiananmen Square democracy movement, and another in 2006 for commentary on genocide in Darfur and other parts of the world.
Seating is limited in Jones Auditorium, but overflow viewing will be available in multiple locations. The lecture is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.
Tickets will be distributed on the day of the lecture.
Meredith Students, Faculty and Staff: Tickets for the Kristof event will be available in the Jones Auditorium lobby beginning at 3 p.m. on September 20. Meredith students, faculty and staff are eligible for one ticket for themselves and one for a guest and will be required to show a Meredith College ID.
Public Tickets: Beginning at 6 p.m., any remaining tickets will be available to members of the public. Once the auditorium is full, guests will be directed to overflow video viewing locations.
A public reception in the rotunda of Johnson Hall will follow Kristof’s lecture. This reception is open to all guests.
- Maureen Hartford
Monday, February 28, 2011, 7 p.m., Jones Auditorium
Meredith College President Maureen Hartford will lecture as part of the College's 2011 Founders' Day observance. Hartford, Meredith's first female president, will discuss "Critical Thinking in Women's Education." She holds a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Arkansas, where her dissertation topic was "Profiles of Women Chief Executive Officers." Hartford, whose career spans three decades of leadership in higher education administration and 12 years as Meredith's president, will retire in June 2011.
- Twyla Tharp
Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 7 p.m., Jones Auditorium
Tony and Emmy Award winner Twyla Tharp will present the 2011 Woman of Achievement Lecture. Tharp has choreographed more than 125 dances, five Hollywood movies, directed and choreographed two Broadway shows and written two books. In addition to two Emmys and one Tony Award, she is the recipient of the 2004 National Medal of the Arts.