April Lunch & Learn

Alumnae Lunch & Learn Series:
April -Senior Art Exhibition

We hope to see you next month for the final session of the
2012-2013 Alumnae Lunch & Learn Series!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
11:30 am – Senior Art Exhibition in the Frankie G. Weems Gallery
Gaddy Hamrick Art Building
Meredith College campus 
12:00pm – Lunch in The Oak Room
Belk Dining Hall
Meredith College campus 
Graduating senior art students at Meredith College each assemble a body of work demonstrating the culmination of their studies. The exhibit features a variety of media from sculpture and ceramics to drawing and painting, and from fibers to digital photography and graphic design. 
Please plan to join us as for a tour of the senior exhibition followed by lunch on campus. 

 To RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumnae Relations at 919.760.8548 or alumnae@meredith.edu.  Cost is $22/person.  Spaces are limited.


Photo of the Week!

resolverMeredith College student Elizabeth Lewis of Clifton, Arizona, grand prize winner of the 1934 North Carolina State College Style Show conducted April 26, 1934 by the School of Textiles at what is now known as NC State University.

This photo can be found on the NC State digital collection site.

Stay connected through social media!

Join in on the fun by joining the Meredith College Alumnae group on Facebook.  Here we post information about upcoming events, reunion weekend, photos from alumnae events and much more.  Search for ‘Meredith College Alumnae’.

Alumnae and friends can also “like” Meredith on the College’s Facebook page. Visit facebook.com/meredithcollege to join nearly 6,500 others who are already fans of Meredith.  The official College Facebook page is just one place to keep up with Meredith news. The Meredith College Alumnae page, and an Avenging Angels fan page for athletics are among the other Meredith-related pages on Facebook.

Meredith has an official channel on YouTube. Visit our college YouTube page to see our latest videos about academic program, special events and more.

Youtube: youtube.com/meredithcollege

The College also can be found on Twitter and our latest social media outlet – Instagram. If you use these social media tools, be sure to follow Meredith.

Twitter:  @meredithcollege

Instagram: meredithcollege

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Alumnae Authors to Discuss Young Adult Literature and Publishing

Three Meredith College alumnae will discuss their work as authors of young adult literature, one of the publishing world’s most popular genres, during a special campus event.

The Young Adult Authors Panel will be held April 8, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel Common Room.

Participating authors are Jerrie Preston Bibb Oughton, ’63, author of “Perfect Family,” Jenny Hubbard, ’87, author of “Paper Covers Rock,” and Katie D. Anderson, ’93, author ofKiss & Make Up.”

The panel discussion will include selections from the authors’ works and an opportunity for them to share insights on young adult literature and the publishing industry.

About the Authors

Jerrie Preston Bibb Oughton, ’63, is the author of nine books. Her published work includes picture books “How The Stars Fell Into the Sky” and “The Magic Weaver of Rugs,” both of which were honored by the National Association of Social Studies Teachers.  Oughton’s novels include “Music From a Place Called Half Moon,” a book that won the 1995 Bank Street College Award for realism and excellence in children’s literature, and was also named to the ALA list of best books and nominated for several state awards chosen by students. Her recent novel “Perfect Family” was named to the New York Public Library and ALA lists of best books for the year. Oughton, who lives in Washington, N.C., began school visits with the publishing of her first book and, to date, has visited over five hundred schools and colleges, holding writing workshops and giving keynote speeches, in addition to her ever popular puppet show that demonstrates the basic truth:  a story can be told many different ways.


Jenny Hubbard, ’87, is a former high-school English teacher who now writes books, plays and poems in her hometown of Salisbury, N.C. Hubbard’s debut novel, “Paper Covers Rock,” was a finalist for the prestigious William C. Morris YA Debut Award and earned a Gold Medal Award from the National Parenting Publication. It was named by “Booklist,” “Publishers Weekly,” “Horn Book” and “School Library Journal” as a Best of 2011.  Her second young-adult novel, “And We Stay,” to be published by Random House in early 2014, takes its inspiration from Emily Dickinson. 


Katie D. Anderson, ’93, is a full-time writer living in Oxford, Miss., and a native of the South. Prior to writing “Kiss & Make Up,” she worked in other genres, including screenplays, graphic novels and picture books. “Kiss & Make Up” is her first novel for teens.  Warner Bros. holds the film rights to the book and is producing a webisode series based on the book set debut to this year.


The Colton English Club and the Meredith College Department of English are sponsoring the panel discussion. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.

For more information, contact Associate Professor of English Kelly Morris Roberts, at (919) 760-8995.

Photo of the Week!


Here Meredith College students can be seen studying in their room at Old Campus.

The A.M.C. banner refers to Agricultural and Mechanical College, an early name for NC State University.

This image is a part of the Hood Collection.  To see more images from this collection, please click here.

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