Upcoming Events 3/12/14

Learn more about the Faculty Distinguished Lecture, music and theatre performances, and more. Submit items for the next edition of Upcoming Events to allenme@meredith.edu.

Spring Break
Through March 14 (All College Offices Closed on Friday, March 14)

Information Session for Faculty Interested in Teaching in a Study Abroad Program
Monday, March 17 at 10 a.m.
Alumnae House

The Office of International Programs will host an information session for faculty who are interested in teaching on an existing or new Meredith study abroad program. Discussion leaders include Sara Andrieni, Associate Director of Meredith in Italy, Catherine Rodgers, Director of Meredith in Italy, and Brooke Shurer, Director of International Programs.  Refreshments will be served.

“Slavery, Civil War, & Salvation,” 2014 Faculty Distinguished Lecture
Presented by Associate Professor of History Dan Fountain
Wednesday, March 19, 7 p.m.
Jones Auditorium

Associate Professor of History Dan Fountain will present the 2014 Faculty Distinguished Lecture. Fountain's research interests focus on the nineteenth century United States and the U.S. South with a specific interest in the history of slavery and race. He is author of Slavery, Civil War, & Salvation: African American Slaves and Christianity, 1830-1870 published by LSU Press in 2010.  Fountain’s Faculty Distinguished Lecture presentation will explore the testimony of slaves and others to find the answer to a very interesting question: When did Christianity really take hold in African American communities? Most historians say that happened before and during the Civil War years, when the message of Afro-Christianity encouraged perseverance and hope for deliverance.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

Amy Beach Festival: Celebrating the Music of a Great American Woman
March 21-22, 7:30 p.m.
Carswell Concert Hall

The Meredith College Department of Music will present two concerts as part of a celebration of composer Amy Beach. The March 21 concert will feature Meredith music faculty, and Meredith students will perform on March 22. Both events will include presentations by Wake Forest University Professor of Music Susan Borwick, an Amy Beach scholar. The concerts are free and open to the public.

Recital by Stella Peruzzi and Andrea Sari, accompanied by Professor of Music Kent Lyman
Tuesday, March 25, 7:30 p.m. (pre-concert lecture by conductor Paolo Belloli at 7 p.m.)
Jones Chapel

Visiting artists Stella Peruzzi and Andrea Sari will present a recital featuring operatic selections. Based in Arezzo, Italy, Peruzzi and Sari are supporters of the Meredith in Italy program in Sansepolcro. They will also present master classes for singers in Meredith’s music program, attend Italian classes and more.  Their master classes, which are free and open to the public, are scheduled for March 17 and 24 at 1 p.m. in Carswell Concert Hall. Their visit to Meredith is supported by Kenan Funds.

Meredith Ensemble Theatre presents Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman
March 27-30; April 1-6 at 7:30 p.m. or 3 p.m. (Sundays)
Studio Theatre
Tickets: Free for Meredith students and employees, $10 general, $5 students/seniors

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 http://www.meredith.edu/graduate/business/mba/register_for_info_session.php for more information or to sign up.

“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.

Faculty and Staff Awards and Recognition Celebration
Friday, April 4, 2014
2:30 p.m.—Reception, Chapel Porch
3 p.m.—Program, Jones Chapel

Summer Programs and Events

Meredith Summer Research Partnerships
The deadline to submit your application for Summer Research Partnerships is approaching. Summer Research Partnerships (SRP) offer students the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and other students to pursue a research or creative project that produces a tangible result (publication, presentation, etc.).

Students have from April 28-August 9, 2014 to complete their research. The deadline to apply for a summer research stipend is Tuesday, April 15 at 4 p.m. To apply, go to the Undergraduate Research section of the Meredith website. SRP student awards are merit-based and range from $625 to $2,500, with amounts determined by the depth and extent of the project.  Faculty stipends are $500 per student mentored.

Summer Math CAMMP at Meredith College
July 21-25
Meredith College campus

Meredith College Summer Math CAMMP (Comprehensively Applied Math Manipulatives Program) is an opportunity for elementary school girls to focus on mathematics this summer.

Open to rising first grade through rising fifth grade girls, Meredith’s Summer Math CAMMP will feature fun and educational hands-on activities that incorporate Math, Engineering and Technology. 

Students will:
• enhance the understanding of mathematics;
• connect to real world applications with a social science integration;
• use analytical skills to build and program machines and robots;
• experience excitement and education on a college campus.

Schedule: The camp will run July 21-25, 2014, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. – noon.

Cost: $250, including lunch in Meredith’s dining hall.

For more information or to register, contact Associate Professor of Education Cece Toole at toolecec@meredith.edu or (919) 760-8439.

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