Upcoming Events 1/29/14

Learn more about the rescheduled basketball game against William Peace University, upcoming lectures, performances, and more

MBA Preview for Prospective Students

Wednesday, January 29 from 5:30-8 p.m.

The Meredith MBA Program will hold an MBA Preview, which includes an information session, class visit and dinner with MBA graduates who will answer questions about their experiences in the program. Meredith employees who are interested in applying for the MBA program are encouraged to attend. Visit Meredith College MBA Program for more information or to sign up.

Avenging Angels Basketball at William Peace University
Thursday, January 30, 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Game rescheduled from January 29. Tickets required for entry. Tickets for original game time still valid.

Film Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Alonso Alvarez Barreda
Sunday, February 2, 1 p.m., Kresge Auditorium

The Meredith College Department of Communication & Performing Arts will present award-winning writer and director Alonso Alvarez Barreda, whose short films have been featured and honored in film festivals around the world including Cannes, New York, Heartland, Hollywood, and Telluride. During his visit to Meredith College, three award winning films will be screened.

Chef Vivian Howard Lecture
Tuesday, February 4, 7 p.m., Kresge Auditorium

Chef Vivian Howard, owner of Chef & the Farmer Restaurant in Kinston, N.C., is featured in PBS documentary A Chef’s Life.  Born in Deep Run, N.C., to farming parents, Howard learned early on to appreciate the ebb and flow of eating with the seasons. Chef & the Farmer, a farm to fork restaurant in Kinston, N.C., serves local, seasonal, creative cuisine. Chef Howard has developed strong relationships with local farmers making it possible to source over 70% of the restaurant’s foodstuffs from within 60 miles. Howard’s lecture is free and open to the public. This event is presented by the Meredith College Master of Science in Nutrition and the Environmental Sustainability Initiative.

Meredith Ensemble Theatre presents Turtles
Tuesday-Saturday, February 4-8 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, February 9 at 3 p.m., Studio Theatre

Meredith Ensemble Theatre is proud to present a new play, Turtles, by John Greiner-Ferris. Turtles centers on a single mom and her struggle to hold onto her children while battling homelessness. There will be a talk back with the playwright on Friday, February 7, following the performance. Tickets: Free for Meredith students, faculty, and staff, $5 for non-Meredith students and seniors, $10 for adults. Reservations can be made by calling 919-760-2840 or emailing

The Creative Spirit Exhibition
Through March 23, Rotunda Gallery

A survey of the ways Meredith College faculty and staff express themselves creatively that includes visual art, dance, theater, poetry, literature, music, crafts, and more.

Theater of Belief: Afro-Atlantic Masking Photographs by Phyllis Galembo
Through March 23, Weems Gallery (February 12, at 7 p.m.: Phyllis Galembo lecture, Jones Auditorium)

Large scale images in this exhibition explore the many aspects of masking, a complex, mysterious and profound tradition in which participants transcend the physical world and enter the spiritual realm. In these arresting portraits, Galembo exposes an ornate code of political, artistic, theatrical, social, and religious symbolism and commentary.

Meredith College Opera Theater to Present Albert Herring
Friday, February 14 and Sunday, February 16, 7:30 p.m., Jones Auditorium

The Meredith College Opera Theater will present two performances of Benjamin Britten’s comic chamber opera, Albert Herring. The production, which is part of Meredith’s celebration of Britten’s centennial, will feature Meredith students, local artists, and artist-in-residence Metropolitan Opera soprano Claudia Waite, as Lady Billows. Performances are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Music at (919) 760-8536.

Alexa von Tobel Woman of Achievement Lecture
Monday, February 24, Jones Auditorium

Personal finance expert Alexa von Tobel, the founder and CEO of LearnVest, will present the 2014 Woman of Achievement Lecture, in commemoration of Meredith’s Founders’ Day. This lecture, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, is part of the Meredith College Presidential Lecture Series. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Not So Big: The First Step in Sustainability
Lecture by Sarah Susanka
February 27, 7 p.m.
Jones Chapel

Architect Sarah Susanka, author of The Not So Big House, will speak at Meredith. Susanka's "Not So Big" message has become a launch pad for a new dimension of understanding - not just about how we inhabit our homes, but also about how we inhabit our planet and even our day-to-day lives. As a cultural visionary with an incredible ability to understand the underlying structure of the American lifestyle, Susanka is providing the language and tools that are redefining how we live. Susanka is the acclaimed author of nine best-selling books including The Not So Big House, The Not So Big Life, Not So Big Remodeling, and most recently, More Not So Big Solutions for Your Home. Her books have sold over 1.2 million copies. Susanka’s lecture is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the Meredith College Interior Design program, with the support of Kenan Funds.

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Melyssa Allen

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