Faculty/Staff Accomplishments and News Briefs 10/6/21

In this issue, we celebrate accomplishments from faculty and staff in campus police, communication, criminal justice, music nutrition, and political science. We also share a brief about benefits open enrollment.

Assistant Professor Rebecca L. Hagedorn-Hatfield co-authored a manuscript titled Impact of Resilience on College Student Mental Health During COVID-19,” which was published in The Journal of American College Health. The article is available online. Hagedorn-Hatfield is in the Department of Nutrition, Health, and Human Performance. 

Criminal Justice Graduate Program Director Bianca Harris was interviewed by WITN (NBC 7) to offer insight about the FBI 2020 Crime Statistics report, which was recently released. The news story ran on the Greenville, N.C., station’s newscasts on September 28, 2021. Watch the story on the WITN site. 

Associate Professor of Political Science Whitney Ross Manzo won a small grant from the Scholars Strategy Network, which is an organization dedicated to shrinking the gap between academic research and policymakers, to create a policy brief arguing for election reform in North Carolina. Manzo worked with Dr. Rebecca Kreitzer of UNC-Chapel Hill. They presented their work to the general public at a Scholars Strategy Network event on October 5.

Instructor of Communication Angela Smedley presented “Expanding Pathways to Success: Helping Students Find Their Voice” at the virtual Carolinas Communication Association (CCA) Conference on September 24. 

Director of Instrumental Activities Jim Waddelow has published reviews of the following works: Yesterday, Lennon McCartney, arranged by Charles E. Peery; Movie Themes for Classical Players, Various composers and Arrangers; Twelve Duets for Two Violoncellos, Jiri Pauer, Edited by Helena Velicka; and Toccata on “I Saw Three Ships” arranged by Charles E. Peery, in the American String Teacher Association Journal, Volume 71, No 3. August, 2021.

Chief of Campus Police Al White provided expert advice for a U.S. News & World Report article about what someone should do if they lose their wallet. The article was published on September 29, 2021. Read the article on the U.S. News site 

News Briefs

Benefits Open Enrollment
The Meredith College Benefits Open Enrollment for benefit eligible employees period will start on Friday, October 22 and will end on Friday, November 5, 2021. More information will be available from Human Resources soon.

Melyssa Allen

News Director
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