In this issue we celebrate the accomplishments of faculty and staff from the departments of music, political science, and sociology. We also share news from the Department of English.
Margaret Evans, piano faculty, has been named a "Steinway & Sons Top Teacher," a brand new award created by Steinway. Evans is adjudicating the Macau Pan-Asian Piano Competition as part of an international panel, July 30-August 13.
Assistant Professor of Sociology Kris Macomber was quoted in a June 28 New York Times articleabout President Donald Trump’s interaction with a woman reporter in the Oval Office. This article was also published in 20 publications around the world, including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Toronto Star, and The China Times.
On WUNC radio, Assistant Professor of Political Science Whitney Ross Manzo discussed the Wake County Wage Gap report she co-authored with Professor of Political Science David McLennan. The report was produced for the Wake County Board of Commissioners. The WUNC story ran numerous times during local news breaks.
Jim Waddelow, Director of Instrumental Activities, conducted the inaugural Next Generation Summer Music Camp in Joplin, Missouri, in July. This included conducting two orchestra concerts made up of students from five states. He also gave three presentations on the following topics: Marketing, promotion and the business of music, Careers in Music, and Wellness for the Musician.
English Department Hosts Creative Writing Camps
The English Department hosted two creative writing camps this summer: one for middle school girls and one for high school students. Faculty members Ashley Hogan, Jason Newport, and Rochelle Hurt taught at these sessions, along with alumna Leslie Maxwell, ’01. The camps were, as always, fun and inspiring! We had some truly talented young writers, and they enjoyed getting to know Meredith's campus. Anyone who is interested in enrolling a child in the 2018 camps can email email@example.com, and I will place you on our wait list. –Submitted by Ashley Hogan, Director, Summer Writing Programs