Faculty/Staff Accomplishments and Departmental News 3/26

In this issue we celebrate the accomplishments of faculty in art, education, and music. We also share departmental news from Athletics and promote a continuing education literature course.

Associate Professor of Education Tisha Duncan had a manuscript published by the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education titled Shifting Schemas: Perspectives and Practice in a Learner-Centered Course. The article was co-authored with a former student, Rachel Redwine, ’16.

In addition, Professor of Education Cece Toole and Duncan were honored at the North Carolina Association of Middle Level Educators Conference held March 3-5, 2019 in Greensboro, N.C. Toole and Duncan each received the Higher Education Professional to Watch Award for their sustained professional development collaboration with Rogers-Herr Middle School.

Professor of English Laura Fine’s article, “Atticus Revised: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Go Set a Watchman and To Kill a Mockingbird,” will be published in a forthcoming book Mockingbird Grows Up: Re-Reading Harper Lee Since Watchman. Cheli Reutter and Jonathan S. Cullick are the editors of the book, which is being published by the University of Tennessee Press.

Associate Professor Woody Holliman has developed a typography trivia game called Just My Type that includes questions on the anatomy, nomenclature, history, categories, and best practices of professional typography. Starting in April, members of the Raleigh chapter of AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) will be putting their design knowledge to the test as they compete for the coveted Golden Ampersand Award for excellence in typography. Holliman is also planning to showcase his new game at this year’s SECAC Conference for Art and Design Educators.

Director of Instrumental Activities Jim Waddelow served as the head adjudicator for the Virginia District 2 Virginia Band and Orchestra Director Association Performance Assessment. He rated and gave feedback to 49 school orchestra programs from February 28-March 2.

Departmental News

Annual Golf Tournament
This spring Meredith College will host the 21st Annual Meredith College Golf Classic Tournament on Monday, April 29, 2019. Golfers, donations, sponsors, and volunteers welcome.

Register here to participate in this year’s Meredith College Golf Classic!

Questions? Please inquire with Samantha Maziejka at 919.760.8589 or

Continuing Education Literature Course

The Continuing Education Literature class meets each Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon in the Lux Faculty Lounge. The course is typically taught by retired Meredith English Department faculty. This is a 12-week course, beginning each January and September at $225.00 per semester.

The Continuing Education Literature course is reading and discussion based with no papers or written homework required. Participants also have the opportunity to choose the themes for future classes. The upcoming class beginning in September of 2019 will be Books on World Travel, taught by Dr. Robert Rubin, former Meredith Faculty member. Dr. Rubin is presently teaching the Continuing Education Literature class on Graphic Novels. Join the Continuing Education Literature class for a worthwhile educational experience!

If you have any questions, or are interested in joining the class, please contact Dr. Laura Fine, Department Chair, at (919) 760-8821 or

Melyssa Allen

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