Founders’ Week Challenge

In celebration of Meredith’s 125th Anniversary, alumnae near and far are invited to participate in the Founders’ Week social media challenge. Check out the photo prompts below. We can’t wait to see all of your pictures next week!

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Throwback Thursday

Meredith students were very loved on Valentine’s Day in 1979! Countless arrangements were stored in Johnson Hall until they were picked up by the recipient.

February 8 - Valentines Day 1979

Join us in celebrating 125 years of Going Strong!

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Meredith’s 125th Anniversary Founders’ Week will be held February 22-27, 2016, and we invite alumnae to join us in celebrating! Click here to register online for any of the scheduled events.

Monday, February 22
125th Anniversary Celebration Alumnae Reception
6 – 8 p.m., City of Raleigh Museum
The City of Raleigh Museum will feature an exhibit on Meredith’s history. Join us for an opening night celebration and start to Meredith’s 125th Anniversary Founders’ Week. Cost: $20

We CAN Do It Campus Can Art Food Drive
Weeklong food drive beginning at
10 a.m., First Floor Cate Center
Alumnae are invited to donate canned food for this service project.

Tuesday, February 23
Make It Count for Meredith 24 Hour Giving Challenge
For an entire day, we’ll be raising funds to make Meredith College even stronger. Your class gift agent will be in touch with additional information.

Wednesday, February 24
Alumnae Breakfast
9 a.m., Alumnae House Parlor

125th Anniversary Convocation
10 a.m., Jones Auditorium
The convocation will include remarks by Professor Emeritus Roger Crook, musical selections, and the unveiling of Meredith’s new historical marker.

Thursday, February 25
Alumnae Art Exhibition Reception
4 – 6 p.m.,Cate Center Lobby

Friday, February 26
Campus Celebration
10 a.m., Jones Auditorium
This celebration will feature remarks from President Jo Allen, ’80, and announcements about the Beyond Strong campaign and the Woman of Achievement Award. Campus tours will follow at 11 a.m.

Meredith in My Time: Memories through the Decades
11:30 a.m., Belk Dining Hall
A panel of alumnae from various decades will highlight their Meredith experiences. Cost: $15

Saturday, February 27
Open House and City of Raleigh Museum Tours
2 – 4 p.m., Cate Center
Return to campus to view the Alumnae Art Exhibition and the completion of the You Can Do It art installation. Refreshments and shuttles to the City of Raleigh Museum will be available.

Celebrate Meredith on Social Media: All week there will be special ways to celebrate Meredith on social media.
Visit meredith.edu/celebrate125/social-media to learn how to participate.

Register Online Now!

Should you have questions about any Founders’ Day week events, please contact the Office of Alumnae Relations at (919)760-8548 or alumnae@meredith.edu.

Meredith Autism Program Adding Inclusive Preschool Option

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The Meredith Autism Program (MAP), with the support of the Psychology Department, is expanding its services for young children to offer an inclusion preschool.  MAP serves children on the autism spectrum, ages 2-6 years old, for 35 hours per week year-round.

The program’s goal is to make significant changes in the learning patterns of children. In order to best work on social skill development with the children, MAP works on including typical children in the teaching setting when possible. In support of this goal, MAP is opening five slots for typical children ages 3-4 beginning with the Fall 2016 semester.

Inclusive education is beneficial, according to MAP Director Kathryn Dove.

“The goal is for all children and adults to better understand and accept autism — whatever it may look like. Inclusive education has many benefits for children with exceptionalities, including greater language and social skills, and no negative effects for typically developing children,” said Dove.

The expansion to a year-round preschool classroom will provide an enriching, typical social and emotional environment where growing children with autism may learn, as well as provide a small teaching setting where typical children can develop the needed pre-academic skills for kindergarten while also learning how to be understanding support systems for other children.

The expanded program builds on MAP’s previous success operating an inclusive summer “practice preschool” for several years.

Learn more, including how to apply, on the Meredith Autism Program website

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