JWU College of Arts & Sciences

Melinda Law

Recent Posts by Melinda Law:

‘Our Expo’ Offers Students a Forum for Discussing Challenging Topics

Lynnyanda Dixon looked at her peers and quietly told them something that has been on her mind. “You don’t know this, but I get asked if I’m gay a lot based off of what I wear. Some days I look like girl, sometimes I look like a guy. I’m not a makeup kind of girl. I ask, ‘What would give you that impression?’ I find it odd.”

Topics: Charlotte

Leadership Day Focuses on Empowering Lives through Art

Growing up in Queens, N.Y., Natalie Frazier Allen lived in a safe home, but the lives of her neighbors just a block away were different. Everyone in her family has been the victim of some sort of crime, so she grew up with a strong sense of self and advocating for others. Throughout her years in school and in college, she had numerous mentors who helped her along the path of success and charity.

Topics: Charlotte

Charlotte Arts Visionary on the ‘Angels in America’ Crisis that Defined His Career

Controversy is the nightmare of every arts organization, especially ones that rely on public funding. Michael Marsicano, Ph.D., currently serves as the president and CEO of Foundation of the Carolinas. (In 2017, Charlotte Magazine named him their Visionary of the Year.) But in 1996, the then-president of the Arts & Science Council was thrust into the national spotlight over the Charlotte Repertory Theatre’s production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Angels in America.”

Topics: Charlotte Distinguished Visiting Professor

Poet Gregory Orr Visits JWU Charlotte

According to Gregory Orr, writing poetry saved his life. Orr, a master of short, lyric-free verse and the author of 11 collections of poetry, says, “Humans have the impulse to write because it’s a safe place to go to a page. You can speak there. Poetry makes you feel as if you’re not alone in the world.”