September 2016

Two Monarch Play 4 Kay Games This Saturday

Methodist University’s football and women’s soccer teams will honor breast cancer survivors during their Play4Kay games on Saturday.

The Play4Kay games kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month, which is celebrated each year in October. Breast cancer affects both men and women. While one in every 1,000 men are at risk for developing breast cancer, 1 in 8 women will develop the disease over the course of her lifetime. The disease is the second most common cancer diagnosis behind skin cancer.

Methodist University's Friends of Music Receives Grant from Arts Council

Methodist University’s Friends of Music recently received a $2,300 Project Support Grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.

The grant will be used to present a Guest Artist Series, a set of free concerts held on campus. The guest musicians also hold educational workshops with students from the MU Department of Music. The workshops are open to the public.

MU Associate Professor Wins Graphic Design Award

Kerry Scott Jenkins, associate professor of graphic design at Methodist University, recently won a design award from the Graphic Design USA American Graphic Design Awards.

Jenkins won the award for a poster created for the fourth annual Cape Fear New Music Festival, which was held April 6, hosted by the Methodist University Department of Music.

Executive Director of Art Gallery at Methodist University Selected as Peer Reviewer for American Alliance of Museums

Silvana Foti, executive director for the David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist University, recently accepted an invitation to become a peer reviewer for the Accreditation Program and Continuum of Excellence Team for the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).

As a peer reviewer, Foti will support the accreditation and Museum Assessment Program by conducting site visits, facilitating institutional planning processes and reviewing museum self-assessment materials. In particular, Foti will focus on assessing a museum’s community engagement and leadership skills.

MU Faculty to Speak at Conference in China

Dr. Vijay Antharam, an assistant professor of chemistry at Methodist University, was recently invited to speak at BIT’s 6th Annual International Congress of Medichem in Nanjing, China in November.

The congress attracts hundreds of scientists from around the world annually. This year, Antharam will have the opportunity to present one of his published papers to more than 300 scientists and professors, including three Nobel Prize Laureates.

MU Mourns the Passing of Former President Dr. Richard Pearce

Methodist University mourns the passing of its second president, Dr. Richard W. Pearce, who died peacefully in his home in DeLand, Fla. on Thursday, Sept. 15. The MU Flag has been lowered to fly at half-staff in his honor through Monday.

Methodist University & Sweet Tea Shakespeare Present "Much Ado about Romeo and Juliet"

Methodist University and Sweet Tea Shakespeare will present a new take on two classic Shakespeare plays Sept. 29 through Oct. 2 at Methodist University. “Much Ado about Romeo & Juliet” (“MAARJ”) is part of a collaborative project, “MU/ST,” that pairs MU and Sweet Tea Shakespeare actors. Performances will be on the stage in Huff Concert Hall in The Reeves Fine Arts Building at 8 p.m. on Sept. 29, 30, and Oct. 1 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 2. Tickets are $5 for the general public, or free with a Methodist University ID.

Drug War Lecture Sept. 20 at Methodist University

The Methodist University Reeves School of Business will present a “Big Issue Series” lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Yarborough Auditorium in Clark Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

The lecture, “End the Drug War Now: It’s Time for a New Approach,” will feature MU faculty members Dr. David Rogoff, assistant professor of sociology; and Dr. Spence Davis, associate professor of financial economics. The two will speak on the history of the America’s war on drugs with an economic analysis, and discuss alternatives such as decriminalization and legalization.

Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow and Journalist Richard Benedetto to Speak at Methodist University

Former White House Correspondent Richard Benedetto will visit Methodist University the week of Sept. 26 as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. His visit will include a Presidential Lecture Series talk, which will be free and open to the public at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Physician Assistant Medical Lecture Hall. The rest of his schedule will consist of activities only for the campus community, including classroom visits, a viewing party of the first presidential debate, and an interview on MU’s Internet-broadcast radio station.

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