Faculty/Staff Accomplishments and News Briefs 3/27/24

In this issue, we celebrate the accomplishments of faculty and staff in accounting, communication, economics, English, food and nutrition, music, and psychology. We also share news about Hunger Week, which continues through March 28.

Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition Sabrina Clarke presented her paper “From ‘Moonlight Blest’ to Wordless Grief: Deforming the Lullaby Topos in Amy Beach’s Cradle Song of the Lonely Mother” at the joint meeting of Music Theory Southeast and the South Central Society for Music Theory on March 15–16, 2024, at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.

The North Carolina Literary Review has published two reviews by Rebecca Duncan, professor of English: Marjorie Hudson’s Indigo Field and Susan O’Dell Underwood’s Genesis Road. Both novels explore the imprint of place and time on family dynamics, intercultural encounters, loss, and the possibility of renewal.

Assistant Professor of Food and Nutrition Rebecca Hagedorn-Hatfield was interviewed for a article, “The Hidden Mental Health Impact Of Cultural Food Insecurity.” The story was published on February 26.

Instructor of Accounting Nancy Johnson and Assistant Professor of Psychology Candalyn Rade presented their Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research at the NC State Conference on Faculty Excellence on March 6. The project was titled “Effective Accounting Instructional Design: A Correlative Study of Student Access of Online Learning Resources and Academic Performance.”

Dr. Lynn Owens, Department of Communication, led a session titled “Finding Your Voice” at the College Media Association Convention in New York City, March 13-16, 2024.

Anne York, Professor of Economics in the School of Business, presented “Using LinkedIn to Showcase Critical Thinking about Course Concepts” at the Innovative Educators Virtual Summit on February 29. York also had a Letter to the Editor published in The Wall Street Journal on Monday, March 18. Dr. York was responding to an editorial article that basically concluded it was women’s own free will choices that were landing them in lower-paying occupations and that was the main cause of the gender pay gap. She responded with a letter to correct that conclusion and note that there is evidence of discrimination against women as a key cause of the gender pay gap.

News Briefs

Third Annual Hunger Week Continues Through March 29
Meredith’s third annual Hunger Week is being held this week, with events continuing through March 28. The Meredith Nutrition and Wellness Association and Nutrition Graduate Student Association are collaborating to lead a food drive all week. Faculty and staff are encouraged to bring food or hygiene items to donate to the Martin Market and Daisy Trade. Bins for accepting donations will be located in academic buildings, Cate Center, and the Oaks. View the list of recommended items to donate

Events for the week will end with a senior hunger panel discussion featuring directors of Meals on Wheels for Wake and surrounding counties. This panel will be held on Thursday, March 28 from 5- 7 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium.

Melyssa Allen

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