Lux / Alumnae Electronic Newsletter

ISSUE 15: Spring 2018

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Honor the Strong Woman in Your Life »

Our third annual Make It Count for Meredith Giving Day is February 27, and we want you to honor the strong woman in your life with a gift to Meredith College. Who has made a difference in your life? Who has molded you into the person you are today? Make It Count for Meredith and help us spread the word in the following ways:

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A Message from Your Alumnae Association President »

Alumnae Association President Mandy Steele Johnson, '96, shares her spring 2018 highlights, including Giving Day and Reunion Weekend

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Alumnae Reunion Weekend 2018 »

All alumnae are invited to attend Alumnae Reunion Weekend, but classes ending in a three or eight will be celebrating a special class reunion, scheduled for May 18-20, 2018. The weekend’s fun festivities will include a special party hosted by President Jo Allen, ’80, and featuring The Fantastic Shakers, a State of the College, class luncheon, campus tours, class events, and an Alumnae Worship Service.

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ARMS Reaching Out to Prospective Students »

Alumnae have been joining forces with the Office of Admissions to connect with prospective and admitted students through ARMS, Alumnae Recruitment of Meredith Students. ARMS volunteers build relationships through strategic outreach to high school juniors and seniors via e-mail or annual events.

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2018 Alumnae Award Nominations »

Do you know an alumna that is worthy of an Alumnae Award?  Do you have a friend or classmate who excels in her career, volunteer pursuits, or service to Meredith? Sure you do! We all know outstanding Meredith alumnae deserving of the annual Alumnae Awards. Please consider nominating a fellow alumna!

Painting of the Meredith Hues irises in front of Johnson Hall

Exploring the Meredith Hues Iris Alumnae Art Exhibition »

The ‘Meredith Hues’ Iris Alumnae Exhibit, currently on view in Meredith’s Weems Art Gallery, has involved a process much like artwork itself – initial inspiration, developing concepts, and expression. While an exhibit depicting flowers may sound conventionally trite, this collection of artwork captures inspiration from emerging issues in our changing world.

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Spring 2018 Wings News »

News and events from Meredith's Wings program including Brunch and Learn Seminars, a Wings Spring Picnic, and more.

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Finding an Affirming Work Environment »

It probably comes as no surprise that it isn’t always easy to be a woman in the workplace. A fall 2017 Pew Research Center study found that four-in-ten women report experiencing gender discrimination in the workplace. How do we evaluate whether or not a company or organization will be supportive and affirming of us?

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Spring 2018 Update on the Avenging Angels »

With a thrilling 66-64 home court victory over rival William Peace, the Meredith College basketball team clinched a top-six East Division ranking to advance to the USA South Conference Tournament. Apex-local Kimberly Schuh has earned two Rookie of the Week selections thus far and stands out as one of the top freshman in the league. She matched her career-high 35 points in the win over the Pacers, adding a career-best 15 rebounds. Senior Chandler Hines ranks second in the conference with three-point field goals made this season.

Meredith College gate. The words Meredith College are shown on the gate

Meredith College Offers Educational Summer Camps for Children »

Meredith College offers summer programs for children in first through eighth grade. Our programs are open to students with an interest in science, technology, engineering, math, Spanish, and the visual and performing arts. Students experience the Meredith campus while working with current students, faculty, and staff.

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StrongPoints is Preparing Students for Lifelong Success »

The StrongPoints initiative launched at Meredith in fall 2013. This strengths-based advising and planning program helps students identify their strengths and make decisions for academic, experiential, financial, and career success. Now in its fourth year, StrongPoints is celebrating its first “class”, the class of 2018, which has experienced StrongPoints throughout their four years at Meredith. StrongPoints kicked off the year with a celebration of the class of 2018. The Senior Send-Off was designed to help students begin their senior year with a focus on their strengths and a plan for reaching their goals.

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Be a Vendor at the Alumnae Market »

Learn how to be a vendor at the Alumnae Market, held during Alumnae Reunion Weekend!

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Meredith Travel Opportunities for 2018-19 »

The Meredith Travel Program has trips planned to Sicily, The Netherlands/Belgium, and Scotland. Learn more about these opportunities to travel with Meredith College friends.