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Meredith Faculty Distinguished Lecture Explores Shakespeare’s Strong Women

Garry Walton, English professor and former dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, brought his Shakespeare background and Meredith’s emphasis on strong women together in his lecture. He opened with “What would someone in Shakespeare’s lifetime have meant by the notion of a strong woman and where would he have looked to find her?” He focused on women’s roles in Shakespeare’s comedies who “stand with their sisters, stand up to power and stand firm for forgiveness.”
Part of the lecture also included Shakespearean scenes and speeches by Meredith students and alumnae. Those students are Elaina Mittleman, Rebecca Daw Blum, Kacey Reynolds Schedler, Seth Blum and Matt Schedler.

Saturday-Sunday – 8 p.m.

A Tribute to NCSU Leaders Opening Doors to Diversity

“Opening Doors: The Lives and Legacies of Dr. Lawrence M. Clark and Dr. Augustus M. Witherspoon” is a documentary about two NC State educators who were among the first African-Americans to hold leadership positions on campus. Directed by Dr. Sheila Smith McKoy, director of the African American Cultural Center, this video features comments from colleagues and students about the impact of these two scientists and leaders. They used their roles to make NC State a more inclusive place starting in the 1960s.

“I don’t think you will find a more compassionate team of men who were so concerned about the details of life at North Carolina State for every single person who walked through the door,” said Dr. Smith McKoy. “They weren’t just engaged in diversity efforts for people of African descent. They were engaged in it for campus-wide endeavors because they knew how important it was for us to move forward differently at North Carolina State University.”

Monday Wednesday Friday – 10 a.m. & 7 p.m.; Tuesday Thursday – 9:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.; Saturday Sunday 7:30 a.m.

Learn About a Variety of Wake Tech Programs

The largest community college in the state is located here in Wake County and has an unbelievable variety of programs for students will all kinds of goals. Check out short videos about career pathways in the sustainability and hospitality industries and about dental hygiene and international studies programs. Also see their movie for new student orientation and learn about their Western Wake campus.

Monday Wednesday Friday – 4, 9:05 & 10 a.m. & 2 & 10 p.m.; Tuesday Thursday – 4 & 7:30 a.m.& 3 & 10 p.m.; Saturday Sunday – 5 a.m. & 10 p.m.

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