Upcoming Events 12/4/13

Learn more about exams and holiday schedules, a reading by author Pat Conroy, early spring 2014 events, and more

Reading Day; Music Juries

Thursday, December 5

Final Exams
December 5-December 12
Final grades due at noon December 15

Winterfest Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 8 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Jones Auditorium

Holiday Luncheon
Tuesday, December 10, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Belk Dining Hall

Pat Conroy Reading
Thursday, December 12, 7 p.m.
Jones Auditorium

The Friends of the Carlyle Campbell Library and Quail Ridge Books & Music are co-sponsoring a visit from novelist Pat Conroy, who may be the king of Southern writing. Well known for The Prince of Tides, and South of Broad, Conroy returns to Raleigh with a memoir, The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son. Most Conroy fans know his father as the inspiration for the fierce disciplinarian of The Great Santini. Here Pat Conroy recounts how his father changed in the years following the storm of The Great Santini, and how they reconciled. Tickets required. For tickets and more information visit

Christmas/New Year Holiday
Monday, December 23, 2013 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Spring 2014

Spring 2014 Classes Begin
Monday, January 6

Author Sue Monk Kidd Reading
Tuesday, January 14, 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
Jones Chapel

Meredith's Friends of the Carlyle Campbell Library and Quail Ridge Books & Music will present author Sue Monk Kidd. Author of the beloved The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd returns with her new novel, The Invention of Wings. Inspired by the abolitionist Grimke sisters of 1830s Charleston, this is a novel of hope, daring, and the quest for freedom.
Tickets required. Admission and signing line ticket is free with purchase of The Invention of Wings from QRB. Admission-only ticket is $5. Admission tickets must be paid for in advance.

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.

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.

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