Upcoming Events 2/12/14

Learn more about upcoming lectures, film screenings, performances, art exhibitions, and more

“A Woman’s Journey through Masquerade and Ritual in Africa and the Americas,”
Lecture by Phyllis Galembo

Wednesday, February 12, 7 p.m.
Jones Auditorium

Phyllis Galembo, professor of photography at the University at Albany-SUNY, will speak about her more than 25 year journey making portraits documenting the role of ritual and masquerade in African and Afro-Atlantic cultures. Her works, which are ethnographic records as well stunningly beautiful images of creative expressions of belief, are on view at the Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery in the Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center through March 23.

Meredith College Opera Theater to Present Albert Herring
February 14 and 16, 7:30 p.m.
Jones Auditorium

The Meredith College Opera Theater will present two performances of Benjamin Britten’s comic chamber opera, Albert Herring. The production, which is part of Meredith’s celebration of Britten’s centennial, will feature Meredith students, local artists, and artist-in-residence Metropolitan Opera soprano Claudia Waite, as Lady Billows. Performances are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Music at (919) 760-8536.

“The Creative Spirit” Exhibition
Through March 23
Rotunda Gallery

A survey of the ways Meredith College faculty and staff express themselves creatively that includes visual art, dance, theater, poetry, literature, music, crafts, and more.

Master of Science in Nutrition Information Session
Tuesday, February, 18, 2014 or Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Martin Hall
Learn more about the benefits of having a master’s degree in the field of nutrition. To attend an upcoming information session, register at meredith.edu/academics/graduate_programs/nutrition/master_of_science_in_nutrition.

 

Alexa von Tobel
Woman of Achievement Lecture

Monday, February 24
Jones Auditorium

Personal finance expert Alexa von Tobel, the founder and CEO of LearnVest, will present the 2014 Woman of Achievement Lecture, in commemoration of Meredith’s Founders’ Day. This lecture, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, is part of the Meredith College Presidential Lecture Series. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Founders’ Day Celebration
Thursday, February 27
3:30 -5 p.m.
Johnson Hall Rotunda

Join the campus community for a celebration of Meredith’s 123 years of Going Strong. President Allen will speak at 3:30 p.m. about Meredith’s past and future success. A reception will follow her remarks.

American Winter Film Screening
Wednesday, February 26, 6-8 p.m.
Ledford 101

The Social Work Program will be sponsoring a screening of the film American Winter, a documentary about poverty in America. Following the film, Tazra Mitchell, policy analyst with the NC Justice Center, will be speaking about poverty in North Carolina and what is being done to promote economic justice. This event has been approved as an Academic/Cultural event for General Education.

Not So Big: The First Step in Sustainability
Lecture by Sarah Susanka

February 27, 7 p.m.
Jones Chapel

Architect Sarah Susanka, author of The Not So Big House, will speak at Meredith. Susanka's "Not So Big" message has become a launch pad for a new dimension of understanding - not just about how we inhabit our homes, but also about how we inhabit our planet and even our day-to-day lives. As a cultural visionary with an incredible ability to understand the underlying structure of the American lifestyle, Susanka is providing the language and tools that are redefining how we live. Susanka is the acclaimed author of nine best-selling books including The Not So Big House, The Not So Big Life, Not So Big Remodeling, and most recently, More Not So Big Solutions for Your Home. Her books have sold over 1.2 million copies. Learn more about Sarah Susanka http://www.notsobig.com

Susanka’s lecture is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the Meredith College Interior Design program, with the support of Kenan Funds.

MBA Preview for Prospective Students
Thursday, March 27, 5:30-8 p.m., Harris 214

The Meredith MBA Program will hold an MBA Preview, which includes 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. Visit meredith.edu/graduate/business/mba/register_for_info_session.php for more information or to sign up.

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