Faculty/Staff Accomplishments and News Briefs 5/8/19

In this issue we celebrate faculty tenure and promotions, and other accomplishments by faculty and staff in English, fashion merchandising and design, food and nutrition, and international programs. We also share news from Technology Services about its annual Technology Bootcamp.

Tenure and Promotions:

The Meredith College Board of Trustees approved the following faculty promotions at its Spring 2019 meeting.

Promoted to full Professor:  Jason Andrus (Biological Sciences), Steven Benko (Religious & Ethical Studies), Tisha Duncan (Education), Veronique Machelidon (Foreign Languages & Literatures), Gwynn Morris (Psychology), Kelly Morris Roberts (English), Steven Roten (Theatre), and Bing Yu (Business).

Tenue and Promotion to Associate Professor: Joy Learman (Social Work) and Andrea McPherson (Psychology).

Promotion to Associate Professor: Angela Robbins

The following retiring professors approved for Emeritus Status:  Martha Burpitt, Deborah Tippett, and Paul Winterhoff.

Professor of English Laura Fine’s article “Sexual Violence and Cultural Crime in the Country Noir Fiction of Bonnie Jo Campbell” has been accepted for publication by the journal Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction.

A paper by Assistant Professor of Food & Nutrition Lanae Hood and her collaborators was accepted for publication in Current Developments in Nutrition. The title is “Food Insecurity Impacts Behavior of College Students at 10 Higher Education Institutes in the Appalachian and Southeastern Regions.”

An op-ed by Assistant Professor of Fashion Merchandising & Design Ali Howell was published in The Lily , a publication of The Washington Post. The piece was about Fashion Revolution Week and the potential power of the consumer.

English faculty members Tina Romanelli and Garry Walton both attended the annual Shakespeare Association of America conference in Washington, D.C., April 17-20. In addition to attending several days of lectures, performances, and discussions, Romanelli joined two dozen colleagues in a workshop on “Publishing Your Scholarly Book,” while Walton contributed to a session on “Virtual Shakespeare.” His essay discussed a role-playing game contest based on Shakespeare for which he served as judge.

Meredith’s Office of International Programs was selected as Internship Site of the Year for the NC State Masters of International Studies program and will be recognized during the MIS graduation ceremony.

Departmental News

Summer Programs at Meredith
Need summer camp options?  Check out the 2019 summer programs being offered at Meredith. Learn more about academic, athletic, arts, and STEM programs.

Technology Bootcamp Scheduled for June
Technology Bootcamp is back for another summer shape up! The bootcamp will be held Monday, June 3 through Wednesday, June 5 and be repeated Monday, June 10 through Wednesday, June 12. This schedule is designed to allow more people to attend and still allow for office coverage and vacations. Watch your email for detailed session times and descriptions.

Melyssa Allen

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