Faculty/Staff Accomplishments 1/29/14

In this issue, we celebrate the accomplishments of members of Meredith’s faculty and staff, from departments including enrollment, human environmental sciences, music, and the library.

Associate Provost for Enrollment Danny Green was quoted in a U.S. News article of advice for community college students planning to transfer to four-year schools. The story, "Make the Leap from Community College to a 4-Year University," was published January 15, 2014. 

Staff Pianist Andrew Kraus released on February 22, 2014, a concert recording of Benjamin Britten's beautiful and intriguing "On This Island," with soprano Jennifer Paschal on the CD Baby label. Ms. Paschal is earning a performance certificate at the Department of Music. "On This Island," a collection of five songs spanning baroque, romantic, and cabaret styles, is Britten’s setting of five poems from W. H. Auden’s previously published collection by the same name.  Britten and Auden worked closely together on the cycle, and their compositional mastery shines in this work. The recording is available as a digital download from CD Baby, and is scheduled to be released on iTunes, Amazon.com and other internet streaming services later this month.

Kraus offered gratitude to the following Meredith College faculty and staff for their support of the project: Professor of Music Ellen Williams, for her tireless assistance with our preparation for the concert performance of this work, Instructor of Music Demar Neal, for his insight and historical perspectives, which aided their interpretation and performance of this work, and the rest of the faculty and administrative staff of the Meredith College Department of Music for their support of this project, especially Professor of Music Frances Page and former departmental assistant Jeannette Rogers.

Professor of Human Environmental Sciences Deborah Tippett conducted board training for the Kappa Omicron Nu Board of Directors meeting in Chicago January 16-19, in her role as immediate past president. Kappa Omicron Nu is a national honor society for college students in Human Sciences.

Assistant Professor of Music Jim Waddelow conducted the Forsyth County All-Region Orchestra in Winston-Salem on January 24-25, 2014.

Ted Waller recently published an article on the Seeking Alpha investment website titled Next Leg For Miners: Up Big.  Waller is head of technical services in the Carlyle Campbell Library. 

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