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Faculty/Staff Accomplishments and Departmental News 10/21/15

In this issue we celebrate the accomplishments of faculty and staff in the departments of English and International Programs, and share news from nutrition, social work, and marketing.

Instructor of English Jason Newport’s satirical short fiction "Protect and Serve" will appear in the new issue #16 of Vine Leaves: vineleavesliteraryjournal.com.

English faculty Robert Rubin was featured on WUNC Radio’s “The State of Things” discussing malapropisms. The interview included content from his new book, Going to Hell in a Hen Basket: An Illustrated Dictionary of Modern Malapropisms. Listen to the segment on the WUNC website

Two Office of International Programs staff members will be presenting at the NAFSA Association of International Educators conference in Savannah, Ga., later this month. Associate Director Liz Yaros is presenting "Study Abroad Orientations: Going Online," in partnership with University of South Carolina, and Graduate Intern Ellen Milroy is presenting "Moving Beyond the Awesome: Helping Students Market Their Study Abroad Experience," in partnership with NC State.

Nutrition Program: Why Local Can’t Trump Organic
Meredith’s Master of Science in Nutrition program is sponsoring “Envisioning Healthy Foodsheds: Why Local Can’t Trump Organic” on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 7 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium.

Philip Ackerman-Leist, the author of Rebuilding the Foodshed, will be the featured speaker. He is a professor of sustainable agriculture and food systems at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont, where he established the college farm in 1997 and is currently the director of the GMC Farm & Food Project. Ackerman-Leist is a native North Carolinian whose mother and sister both graduated from Meredith.

Ackerman-Leist will tackle the misguided mantra that “local trumps organic.” In addition to sharing perspectives from various foodshed initiatives around the U.S., he will also share some thoughts from his newest book project, focused on the first municipality in the world to ban pesticides through a public referendum process.  There will also be a panel of local experts to provide reaction and to answer questions after the keynote address.

Social Work Club Sponsors NOmore Project
In a new PSA sponsored by the Meredith Social Work Club, Meredith College is taking a stand. The campus community is STANDING STRONG this month as we say, "NOmore!" to Domestic Violence. Watch the PSA, created by the Social Work Club and filmed by student Kristen Rivera. Share your “NOmore” selfie and use #mcstandingstrong2015. Show how you are part of ‪#‎mcstandingstrong2015. Learn more on the Meredith College Standing Strong Facebook page.

New Video Features Honors Student
Honors student and Paschal Scholar Kerrigan Gudger, ’16, plans to apply to veterinary school after graduating from Meredith. An internship with the Conservators Center allowed her to work with “exotic” animals, which will help her determine her area of specialization when she goes to vet school. Watch Kerrigan’s video to learn more about her experience.

Melyssa Allen

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