Meredith MBAs Outperform 95% of MBAs Nationwide
Meredith MBAs recently scored better than 95% of other MBA students from colleges and universities across the nation who took the ETS Field Test of Business, MBA. The nationally-normed test is used to assess mastery of business concepts, critical thinking, and reasoning ability for MBA students. Meredith gives the test to its graduating MBA students, and the results from May 2010 were outstanding. As a whole, Meredith MBAs scored at the 95th percentile, meaning they performed better than 95% of all other test-takers from other institutions.
In addition to the exceptional overall score, Meredith students demonstrated superior performance in specific assessment areas, including outcomes in the 95th percentile in the fields of Management and Finance, and scores in the 90th percentile for Strategic Integration.
ETS provides data for evaluation and comparison among colleges and universities nationwide. Scores are benchmarked against the performance of over 24,000 MBA students representing over 230 different institutions.
Lindquist and Team Earn NSF Grant
Erin Lindquist, Meredith College assistant professor of biological sciences, is part of a team that has received a $494,980 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish an ecological research and education network among 12 primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs), with the network expanding over time to include additional partners.
Lindquist is a co-author on the grant, and will serve on the leadership working group. Laurel Anderson, Ohio Wesleyan University associate professor of botany-microbiology, is the network coordinator and will chair the leadership working group.
The EREN will develop collaborative research projects focused on regional to continental-scale ecological issues, engage students in authentic science while teaching them basic ecology, create a continental-scale ecology course module using research data that will be team-taught by scientist-educators from the participating institutions, and establish an online database of collaborative data sets collected during the project. The EREN also will encourage scientists at PUIs to participate in existing research networks, such as the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON).
Roten Chosen for Kennedy Center Program
Associate Professor of Theatre Steven Roten has been selected to participate in the Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive in Washington, D.C., this July.
He is one of 60 participants chosen from hundreds of applicants for the playwriting intensive. Participants include university students, faculty, and professionals from across the country.
Roten, who joined Meredith’s faculty in 2003, is a professional actor and a member of the Actor's Equity Association. He is artistic director for Stillwater Theatre, a professional theatre company in residence at Meredith College. He is also a member of the New River Dramatists, an organization that exists solely to support playwrights and screenwriters.
The Kennedy Center program consists of rigorous writing workshops and discussions of the art, craft and business of playwriting with the program's director Gary Garrison and a wide range of distinguished guest artists. Garrison is a playwright and author, as well as the executive director for creative affairs of the Dramatists Guild of America and the artistic director and division head of playwriting for the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing at the Tisch School of the Arts.
Manning Serving as AWM Workshop Director
The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) has named Meredith Associate Professor of Mathematics Cammey Cole Manning as its workshop director. Manning will oversee AWM’s successful workshop programs by coordinating with the workshop committees and the AWM Executive Committee.
As a member of all of the workshop committees, Manning will provide continuity for the workshop program. She will work with the executive director, Maeve McCarthy, and the managing director, Jennifer Lewis, to seek funding for the workshop program. Other duties will include grant reporting and facilitating volunteer efforts for AWM’s workshop programs.