Photo of the Week!

Two unidentified Meredith students enjoy a snow day on Meredith’s campus.  If you know either one of these women, please feel free to add a comment to the post!

Photo of the Week

On March 15, 1924, to entertain their students, Meredith College faculty presented a play based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Gertrude Royster Sorrell, director of physical education, is credited with the idea; Ida Poteat, art professor, created the whimsical masks and elaborate costumes. The March 21, 1924 edition of the student newspaper reviewed the show: “Decidedly the hit of the season” and “Faculty in curious forms produce many laughs.”

Since 1924, the quadrennial performance of Alice, tailored for its audience of students, has become one of the most beloved Meredith traditions. Once in every College generation, students enjoy the hilarity of this literary fantasy as they struggle to identify the costumed actors. For more information from the Meredith College archives, please click here.

This Thursday alumnae will enjoy the opportunity to attend the Alice in Wonderland Dress Rehearsal and students will view the show on Friday and Saturday night.

Where in the World is Meredith?

Where in the world is Meredith!?

London, Paris, Madrid and Tanzania are just a few of the places Meredith Alumnae have been traveling!

When you take a vacation, mission trip, or run into an alumna in a foreign country, send us your photos! We’ll display them here for your classmates to see where you’ve been! If you have photos to share, please email us at

Below are a few recent Where in the World pictures.  Enjoy!

Nancy Williams Cheek, ’63 and Neal Cheek in Maasai Boma, Tanzania.

Alice in Wonderland

In this country of contraries you will see and hear many strange things…

Come to Wonderland with Alice!

You are cordially invited to the quadrennial performance of

Alice in Wonderland
Presented by
Meredith College faculty and staff

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Please join us for a tea party in
Johnson Hall Rotunda at 6:30 p.m.

The performance will begin at 8 p.m.
in Jones Auditorium.

RSVP to the Tea Party by contacting the Alumnae Office at: (919)760-8548  or

The class of 2012 will be selling Alice t-shirts at the at the tea for $12. The t-shirts can be picked-up on campus at a later date or can be shipped for only $7 more.  Both youth and adult sizes will be available.

Tuscan Intensives in Sansepolcro, Italy

If you are thinking of joining us for “Following the Piero Trail,” April 11-26 taught by Jin And Maureen Banker or “A Taste of Tuscany,” May 5-17 taught by Margherita Tirabosco, please send in your $500 deposit to secure your spot.  These are short mini-courses combined with daily excursions and local experiences in Sansepolcro and surrounding Tuscan towns. This program has been designed especially for alumnae to give you the opportunity to participate in the Meredith College campus abroad at the Palazzo Alberti in Sansepolcro, Italy; however, friends and relatives are also welcome.

“Following the Piero Trail” will include excursions to Urbino, Arezzo, Anghiari, Citta di Castello, Perugia and Monterchi while exploring the life and times of the 15th century artist, Piero della Francesca, who was born in Sansepolcro.  You will also have one free day to travel independently.  Click here for the exciting itinerary. For more information on the whole program check out our International Programs website for a detailed brochure with all costs, an Application Form and information about the Palazzo Alberti and our Sansepolcro programs for students of all ages.

If you are interested in learning the culinary arts of Italy, you do not want to miss “A Taste of Tuscany,” May 5-17, taught by Margherita Tirabosco, the chef at the Palazzo Alberti. You will cook with Margherita in the mornings, eat what you have prepared for pranzo (lunch), and travel to neighboring towns in the afternoons to farmer’s markets, farms, vineyards, and a culinary school. You will also meet other chefs from the area and explore the medieval town of Sansepolcro.  Click here for an itinerary that explains all the delicious dishes you will learn how to prepare and the places you will visit.

If you want to spend a month in Tuscany, sign up for both Tuscan Intensives and travel around Italy in-between!

If you would like a printed Tuscan Intensive Brochure, please email Linda FitzSimons at with your name and address. One will be mailed to you.

Reminder: Deposits are due by January 20, 2012.  Don’t miss these exciting opportunities to visit Italy!

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