Upcoming Events 4/9/14

Learn more about the DanceWorks, TEDxMeredithCollege, Colton English Club book drive, Spring Choral Concerts, author events and more.

Danceworks 2014
Program A: April 11 at 7:30 p.m. and April 12 at 3 p.m.
Program B: April 12 at 7:30 p.m. and April 13 at 3 p.m.
Gala: April 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Jones Auditorium

The Meredith College Dance program, which was recently selected for the American College Dance Festival Mid-Atlantic Regional Gala, will present DanceWorks, its annual spring showcase, April 11-13, 2014. Program A will feature members of the Freshmen Dance Ensemble, emerging and mainstage student choreographers, and faculty work by Carol Finley, director of Meredith’s dance program.

Program B will feature emerging and mainstage student choreographers, faculty work by Eleanor Smith, and guest artist work by Courtney Greer. The gala will be works from both programs selected by a panel of alumnae dance professionals.

Tickets: Free admission for Meredith students, faculty and staff, $10 general admission, $5 students/seniors.

Carolinas Psychology Conference

Saturday, April 12, 9:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Meredith College will host the 39th annual Carolinas Psychology Conference (CPC) on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. The Carolinas Psychology Conference is a meeting of undergraduate students in psychology and related fields. Students travel from across the Southeast to attend the conference events and to present papers. The conference, which began in 1976, is one of the longest-running undergraduate conferences in the nation.

TEDxMeredithCollege
Saturday, April 12 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium

Meredith College will host its second TEDx conference, featuring a conference theme of “Strong Women, Strong Future.” Hear from and engage in discussion with Meredith students, faculty, and guests about the ways in which women impact every realm of life and society. Please actively encourage students to attend this event. Registration for TEDxMeredithCollege is free. Attendance to the conference is limited to 100. Participants are expected to attend the full day, and will receive a full lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Attendees are encouraged to engage in discussion with speakers and other participants at various times during the day, fostering an exchange of "Ideas Worth Spreading", the motto of the TED organization.

To register, please visit one of the two links provided below. You will not receive a ticket but will be included on the participant roster at the conference check-in.
1) Register Directly at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/625197
2) Visit the TEDxMeredithCollege website:  http://www.tedxmeredithcollege.org Click on "Register" heading at the top. You will be connected to our Brown Paper Tickets registration site.

Book Drive to Benefit Books are Magic
Throughout the month of April
Joyner 114

During the month of April, Colton English Club members are gathering gently used books from faculty, staff, family, students, and friends. These books will be donated to Books are Magic, a non-profit organization based in Raleigh, for redistribution to at-risk kids and families in the Raleigh area. Books from preschool to adult reads welcome! Drop box will be located outside Associate Professor of English Kelly Roberts’ office door (114 Joyner).

Spring Choral Concert
Sunday, April 13, 3 p.m.
Jones Chapel

Meredith’s choral ensembles will present their annual spring choral concert.

Suzanne Britt Reading
Tuesday, April 15, 7 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium

Please join the English Department in welcoming Suzanne Britt, beloved English instructor at Meredith College, as she returns to offer a Suzanne Britt reading no doubt embellished by her candid insights and razor wit. Suzanne Britt has published several books on writing, including The Complete Guide to Basic Grammar (with Nancy Turner and Bill Lowery) and A Writer’s Rhetoric, and two collections of essays, Skinny People are Dull and Crunchy like Carrots and Show & Tell. Her poems and essays have appeared in dozens of newspapers, magazines, and textbooks. She taught writing and literature at Meredith College for many years.

Young Adult Literature Authors Panel
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 2 p.m.
Chapel Common Room

During the Young Adult Literature Authors Panel, hear from authors who specialize in young adult literature and learn about publishing in the 21st century. Participating authors are Meredith College alumna Jenny Hubbard, ’87, and Jenny Han. Hubbard is the author of And We Stay and Paper Covers Rock. Han's books include To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Burn For Burn. Event sponsored by the Colton English Club and the Meredith College Department of English.

Easter Holiday
Friday, April 18

Last Day of Classes for Spring 2014
Wednesday, April 23

Reading Day, Music Juries
Thursday, April 24

Spring Sinfonietta Concert
Thursday, April 24, 8 p.m.
Jones Chapel

Final Exams
Friday, April 25-Thursday, May 1

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