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Faculty/Staff Accomplishments and Departmental News July 2015

In this issue we celebrate the accomplishments of faculty and staff in biological sciences, business, international programs, marketing, music, and research, planning, and assessment.  

Managing Director of Marketing Karen Dunton recently earned a certificate in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) from Higher Ed Experts.

Director of the MBA Program Page Midyette, who is working on her Ed.D. at East Carolina University, was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, ECU's most distinguished academic honor society. Inductees must be in the top 10% of their class and are admitted by nomination only.

Assistant Professor of Marketing Karen Mishra was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor story about price increases at Starbucks. The story, “Starbucks raises prices – again. Why customers will still drink up,” was published on July 7. 

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Carolina Perez-Heydrich co-authored three articles that were recently published in a special series for the journal Spatial Demography

Influence of Demographic and Health Survey Point Displacements on Raster-Based Analyses 
Influence of Demographic and Health Survey Point Displacements on Point-in-Polygon Analyses 
Influence of Demographic and Health Survey Point Displacements on Distance-Based Analyses 

Director of Research, Planning and Assessment Dianne Raubenheimer co-presented a paper with Hatice Ozturk, of NC State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the American Society for Engineering Education international conference in Seattle. The title of the paper is “JITAR (Just-in-Time Assessment and Review) Online Modules to Improve Math Preparation of Engineering Students.” The work is funded by the National Science Foundation. Raubenheimer serves at the external evaluator for the project.

Director of International Programs Brooke Shurer presented on a panel at the recent national NAFSA Association of International Educators conference. She spoke about Meredith’s program in Sansepolcro, Italy. Topics included embedding technology into study abroad programs and developing meaningful engagement opportunities with the local community.

Associate Professor of Music Jim Waddelow conducted a series of orchestra concerts at the 4th annual Oklahoma Haydn Festival. He and Meredith alumnae Chelsea Stith, ’11, and Emily McLawhorn, ’13, performed a Haydn Piano trio in five concerts while touring Oklahoma.

Meredith’s Going Strong Brand Featured in Case Study

Meredith’s Going Strong brand is featured in a case study by Simpson Scarborough, who conducted the market research that formed the foundation of the new brand. The case study covers the development and success of Meredith College | Going Strong. Read the report on Simpson Scarborough’s site

Melyssa Allen

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