Upcoming Events September 2013

Learn more about events including the Sizzlin’ September concert, the fall convocation, performances, exhibitions and more.

The Writings on the Wall: Language as Art Work by Michael Klauke
September 12-October 27, (Opening Reception September 12,  4-6 p.m.)
Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery 
Michael Klauke’s interests in graphic design, conceptual art, traditional painting and drawing and the complexities of language converge in artwork in which words and images are both interrelated and interdependent. He uses thousands of tiny, handwritten words to form compositions inspired by politics, current events, literature, art history and religion. Curated by Adriana Burkins, ’14.

Ahead of the Class: a Statewide Exhibition of NC Art Education Majors
September 12-October 6, 2013 (Opening Reception September 12, 4 p.m.)
Rotunda Gallery
Artworks in a range of media demonstrate the talents of college students from across North Carolina who are preparing to be art teachers. Held in conjunction with the North Carolina Art Educators Association’s annual meeting. Curated by Kristen Piner, ’14

NC Dance Festival
September 13-14, 7:30 p.m.
Jones Auditorium

The NC Dance Festival will open its 23rd season in Jones Auditorium at Meredith College in Raleigh on September 13-14 at 7:30 p.m. The Meredith College ALL-Dance Festival follows on September 15 at 3 p.m.
As a special event on Friday, September 13 at 4:30 p.m., hip hop artist Ron West will teach a contemporary hip-hop master class for teens and young adults at Meredith College. This event is $15 and includes the class, a light dinner, a behind-the-scenes tour, and a ticket to one of the two concerts. Pre-register for the class by contacting Alyson Colwell-Waber at ext. 8388 or

The shows are free for Meredith students, faculty, and staff. Public tickets are priced at $15 general; $10 students/seniors; $5 for children under 10.  There is also a $25 festival pass. For ticket reservations call ext. 2840. 

Film Showing:  “Girl Rising”
Tuesday, September 17, 7 p.m.
Carswell Auditorium

“Girl Rising” takes you around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, this film spotlights the stories of unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances. It captures their dreams, their voices, and their remarkable lives. Featuring the voices of Anne Hathaway, Alicia Keys, Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, and others.

MBA Preview for Prospective Students
September 17, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

The Meredith MBA Program’s MBA Preview will include 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 the Meredith MBA Program for more information or to sign up.

Sizzlin’ September Concert
September 20, 8 p.m.
McIver Amphitheater (Rain site Dorton Arena)

Meredith College will feature country artists Love and Theft as the headliner of the College’s 2013 “Sizzlin’ September” concert. Singer Canaan Smith will open the show.

The show is the ninth annual “Sizzlin’ September” concert to be held at Meredith. The concert is sponsored by the Meredith College Campus Activities Board. Gates open at 7 p.m. for the show, which will begin at 8 p.m.

Ticket Information: Faculty and staff tickets are FREE with a Meredith ID. Also, you may receive one guest ticket for free. Ticket distribution and sales will be in 202 Cate Center (Office of Student Leadership and Service) from September 9 through Friday, September 20 at 5 p.m. (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. office hours). Employees also can pick up tickets at the concert. To pick up your free Meredith ticket (and free guest ticket, if applicable), please bring your Meredith ID with you.

“The Three Sisters,” by Anton Chekov
September 24-28, at 7:30 p.m. and September 29 at 3 p.m.
Studio Theatre, Jones Hall

Meredith Ensemble Theatre presents Anton Chekhov's “The Three Sisters. This classic play deals with the struggles of three Russian sisters who long to return to their beloved Moscow at the turn of the 20th century.  Admission is free for Meredith faculty, and staff.  Public admission is $5 for students/seniors and $10 for adults.  For tickets, contact the box office at ext. 2840 or

Fall Convocation: “Innovate. Take a Chance. Change the World,” featuring Jessica Matthews and Julia Silverman, Co-founders of Uncharted Play
Wednesday, October 2, 7 p.m.
Jones Auditorium

As undergrads, Jessica Matthews and Julia Silverman took a class assignment and turned it into a start-up business that can change the world. Harvard named them “Scientists of the Year” in 2012. Come and find out for yourself why they got a shout out on the Colbert Report. Hear why Bill Clinton invited them to speak at the Clinton Global Initiative. At age 26, their message is: don’t wait, women and girls – think globally and start changing our world now with fresh ideas.   Uncharted Play is a for-profit social enterprise dedicated to improving lives through play.  Their flagship product is the SOCCKET, an energy harnessing soccer ball that can charge a cell phone! Don’t miss this one – catch the dream!
In addition to their convocation presentation, Matthews and Silverman will participate in a Q&A on October 2, from 3:30-4:50 p.m. in Jones Auditorium.

Melyssa Allen

News Director
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