Campus Conversation Video Series Features Meredith Experts

Meredith’s Marketing Department has collaborated with partners in other departments to create a series of Campus Conversations videos.

These videos were designed to support incoming students in the Class of 2024, but the content was broad enough to appeal to a wider audience. The videos were initially provided to the First-Year Experience office as a tool their student advisors could use to connect with their freshmen advisees.

Videos in the initial series are:

  • Decorating for a Small Space: Interior designer and Meredith alumna Julie Watkins, ’07, and Residence Life Director Heidi LeCount share tips for decorating and living comfortably in a residence hall room or any small space.
  • Building Strong Friendships in College: Associate Professor of Communication Carla Ross and Professor of Psychology Gwynn Morris discuss the value of strong friendships in college and give tips on how to build them.
  • Expressing Your Creativity: Art faculty Holly Fischer, ’99, and Cameron Johnson talk with the director of creative writing, Ashley Hogan, about ways to express your creativity, what makes of them each feel creative and they each share some ideas for ways to be creative over the summer.
  • Benefits of Mindful Exercise: Alyson Colwell-Waber, professor of dance, and Heather Sanderson, assistant professor of exercise and sports science discuss the importance of mindful exercise in practicing self-care.
  • Documenting with Photo and Video: Professor of Art Shannon Johnstone and Assistant Professor of Communication Alan Buck share tips with students on how to document their first year of college

A Summer Reading Program video about this year’s selection, Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover, has also been created. In this video, Admissions Recruitment Assistant Bianca Diaz, a member of the Summer Reading Committee, and Tina Romanelli, director of the Learning Center and instructor of English, discuss themes of education, resilience, and compassion found in the book.

The videos have been posted to Meredith’s YouTube channel and shared via social media. View the full playlist at

Melyssa Allen

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