Celebrating Student Achievement (CSA) Day is the culmination of creativity, hard work, and dedication on the part of students and faculty advisors. These projects start with a spark of an idea in a student’s mind, then with research and faculty guidance can grow to become theses, presentations, and in some cases dance and music performances and even fashion collections. When the Library Events Team started to meet last semester, one of the first projects undertaken was the creation of a CSA Day Display.
Jeff Waller, Head of the Events Team and the Reference Department, says, “We all love CSA Day, and this exhibit is our attempt to extend the spirit of that day throughout the year.”
After months of meetings, cross departmental conversations, and planning, the team is proud to unveil the exhibition on the main floor of the library. Waller and the team thought the library is an appropriate space for a year- round CSA Day Exhibition, since “most research and creation by Meredith students begins with a review of books and articles available through our library. We wanted to celebrate how our students springboard from those raw materials to the amazing designs, studies, and explorations that they complete and present on CSA Day.”
The exhibition not only gives voice to our students’ talent, but one hope is that it will inspire other students in their own research endeavors. Prospective students who visit the campus can see what one can achieve as a student at Meredith. The display is also a venue for students to showcase their projects to their parents when they visit the campus. Students can even put this exhibition on their resumes.
The posters and videos cover business, nutrition, physics, religion, communication and art history, among other fields. In the display case, and beside it, are gorgeous fashion ensembles from the fashion collections of three seniors who are graduating. If someone missed a presentation or the fashion show, the display provides an opportunity for them to see the work. A full list of the students whose work was nominated by faculty to appear in this display follows this article. The exhibition will stay up year round and the work will be refreshed every semester.
The CSA Day Library Events Team members are Donna Garner, Courtney Hewett, Rick McBane, Amanda Sullivan, and Jeff Waller.
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