Faculty/Staff Accomplishments and News Briefs 9/9/20

In this issue, we celebrate the accomplishments of faculty and staff in dance, hospitality and tourism, and political science. Also included is a reminder about items needed in the Daisy Trade.

Hospitality and Tourism Management Program Director Michael Altman was quoted in a Forbes article about “staycations” or traveling to locations near home for vacation. The story was posted on September 5, 2020.

Professor of Dance Carol Finley is participating in the 30th anniversary season of the North Carolina Dance Festival (NCDF) as a micro-dance artist.The NCDF invited 20 choreographers to create 30-60 second “micro-dances,” drawing inspiration from images of Festival artists throughout its 30 year history. These micro-dances will be combined to create a dance film that will be screened virtually on October 24, 2020. The participating artists come from different parts of the state, occupy a variety of roles in the N.C. dance community, and approach this project from wide-ranging artistic perspectives In addition, Meredith alumna Nicole Lawson is a festival artist for 2020-21.

Associate Professor of Political Science Whitney Ross Manzo was named one of the NC Council for Women and Youth Involvement’s Women Leaders in their 2020 Status of Women Report on Political Participation. Manzo is included in the report, talking about how Meredith students helped change North Carolina’s law on the withdrawal of consent. She was also a featured speaker on a panel about the report on August 18.

News Briefs

Daisy Trade Food Pantry
Daisy Trade is an on-campus food pantry offering non-perishable food items and personal hygiene items. Located in the Jones Chapel, it is adjacent to the Common Room and is open to the Meredith Community. It is accessible any time the Jones Chapel is open. No check-in or sign up is required. Faculty and staff may donate items at any time. Suggested items include canned goods that open with tabs, non-perishable foods and snack items, and hygiene products. Please leave donations on the kitchen counter in the chapel. Thank you for your support of this much-needed program.

Melyssa Allen

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