Faculty/Staff Accomplishments 11/20/13

In this issue, we celebrate the accomplishments of members of Meredith's faculty and staff, from departments including art, economics, fashion, and music.

Instructor of Art Holly Fischer’s art is being exhibited at Flanders Gallery through December 31, with a reception on Friday, December 6, from 6-9 p.m.  The exhibition, Duality, marks the first time Fischer has exhibited oil paintings as a complement to her fluid, white sculptures. Learn more on the gallery website.

Associate Professor of Art Shannon Johnstone has been featured in The News & Observer’s for her work to use art to bring attention to shelter dogs. The front page story, published November 12, 2013, focused on Johnstone’s Landfill Dogs project, in which she photographs shelter dogs from the Wake County Animal Center. The article was reprinted in papers including The Miami Herald, The Sacramento Bee and The Olympian.

Jeannette Rogers, departmental assistant in communication & performing arts, attended the American Literary Translators Association Conference, held October 16-20 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Rogers presented her translations of troubadour poetry in a bilingual poetry reading, and was a panelist in a discussion on Nuances of Translating Medieval Romance-Language Poets. The conference is an annual event where literary translators from around the world convene to attend panels, roundtables, workshops, bilingual readings, and keynote presentations. Approximately 300 translators were in attendance.

Professor of Art Jane Terry is participating in an international invitational exhibition at Artspace in Richmond, Va., through December 22. The biennial exhibition, Think Small 7, features miniature works of art by more than 250 artists.

Assistant Professor of Fashion Merchandising and Design Eunyoung Yang presented “Artistry in Design-Visual Connection: an Interdisciplinary Student Exhibition” at the 2013 International Textile and Apparel Association Conference, held in New Orleans on October 15, 2013. The poster presentation showcased the collaborative exhibition between Fashion Design and Interior Design at Meredith College. Professor of Interior Design Martha Burpitt was listed as a co-researcher since it was collaborative curriculum development. Yang served on the conference planning committee as the poster session coordinator, in charge of 120 posters and their presenters.

Yang served as a judge for Couture for a Cause, an annual fashion show fundraiser benefiting Activate Good. The show was held November 9, 2013, at Raleigh’s Marbles Museum. Yang was one of three judges, along with Project Runway finalist Justin LeBlanc.

Associate Professor of Economics Anne York offered expert commentary for a story about a recent Gallup Poll about whether employees prefer to work for a female or male boss. The article was posted on, part of The Street financial media company.

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