MEREDITH HERALD Volume XI, Issue 10 November 2, 1994 Raleigh, North Carolina Meredith organizations serve the community by Marsha Tutor The fall semester has been filled with numerous service projects by Meredith clubs and committees. Some of the service projects include; a Halloween carnival, a canned food drive, visiting the Tammy Lynn Cen ter, and many more. Meredith stu dents are hard at work not only in their academics, but also in their service toward others. The Phis Club of Meredith, with President Christy Odom, recently visited the Tammy Lynn Center, a resi dence and school for children with physical disabilities. During their visit, the club members helped the children decorate pumpkins with paint and glit ter. The Phis also spent time talking and interacting with the children through games and storybooks. The Plus Club and the children had an extremely exciting day. The Stringfield Hall Service Committee, headed by Amy Hester and Karen Edwards, held a Halloween carnival on Thurs., Oct. 27. The carni val lasted from 6-8 p.m. and ran with the help of Jenny Lewis, Meredith Walker, and other first floor residents. First floor Stringfield hall dues helped pay for the carnival, and the residents contributed small prizes for the kids. About 15 to 20 kids from the Salvation Army and children of the faculty at tended the carnival. The carnival games included: “Cauldron Toss," “Candy Com Guess," “Go Fish," and “ Velcro Halloween Toss.” Both Amy Hester and Jenny Lewis agree that the carnival was a success, but hope that next year more children will attend. MCA, Meredith Christian As sociation, has been very active in ser vice toward the community. MCA President is Jan Yowand MCA Service Alumnae help students get career connections by Kristine Stagg Students interested in everything from interior design and public admin istration to accounting and marketing were given practical advice on how to face the business worid after gradua tion from Meredith alumnae at Career Network Day on Monday, according to Rebecca Highsmith in the Office of Career Services. Meredith Alumnae Preparing Stu dents (MAPST sponsored the event, along with the Office of Alumnae Rela tions, the Office of Career Services, and the Networking Committee of the Meredith Alumnae Association. Career Network Day allowed sue dents to ask a panel of alumnae in different fields questions about the “real world.” Approximately 95 students attended the eight sessions and gave the event an overall rating of excellent, said Highsmith. co-chairs are Megan Camey and Shan non Barefoot. Nov 1-22, MCA is con ducting a caimed food drive for the Raleigh Rescue Mission. Collection boxes for the food are placed in the Cate Center and Belk Dining Hall. Also, four members of MCA will be visiting the Women’s Correctional In stitute. The members will make Christ mas cards and Christmas ornaments with the women. In December, MCA will be stuffing stockings with toys for the kids from the Salvation Army. These Meredith organizations en courage students to participate with theminany ofthese M service projects. ^— lEIcsff'siIldls ^ Editorial 2 Alcohol Awarenes 3 Profile 4 Cafeteria Staff 5 White Iris Ball 6 Halloween 7 Play Review 8 Don't miss our special 12- page Comhuskin' issue!!! ^ Students learned about the wide variety of jobs that are available in the business world and, as one student said, a career “does not have to rail road you because careers can branch out.” The panel stressed the need for people to be happy with their jobs, said Highsmith. More people attended the MAPS sessions this time than the one held in the spring, said Highsmith. For future sessions, the sponsors are trying to meet the needs of the students by providing more convenient times for students to attend more than one ses sion. In addition, they would like to provide more of an opportunity for students to mingle with the panel. “There is something special about watching the alumnae with the stu dents,” said Highsmith. “They remem ber what it was like to find a job, and they survived.” photo by Jetson These Canadian geese were enjoying the nice weather while frolicking on Meredith’s lake. This goose's "bottom's up" is the only kind Meredith will allow.

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