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Jul 3, 2013

Jefferson Scholars Expand Their Horizons

CHASS sponsors a number of dual degree programs that allow students to combine scientific or professional study with a focus in the humanities or social sciences. One such dual degree option, the Jefferson Scholars program, enables students to earn a degree in CHASS and a second in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This year, the program added an international experiential learning trip for Jefferson Scholars. 

Jun 22, 2013

Department of State Awards Scholarship for Critical Language Study

Timothy Bryant (International Studies, ‘13) is spending his summer studying Punjabi in India, thanks to a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). Bryant focused his international studies on South Asia and the Middle East and earned a minor in Hindi-Urdu. The CLS program is part of the federal government's effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. 

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Jun 21, 2013

Two CHASS students earn prestigious international Gilman scholarships

Two students from NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study abroad this summer. The Gilman scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Congratulations to Stephen Minervino (History/Art and Design), who will study in Prague, Czech Republic, and to Olaf Almquist (International Studies/Economics), a Hamilton Scholar who will study in Jordan. 

Jun 19, 2013

English Major Earns Fulbright Summer Institute Scholarship

English major Jessica Hatcher is spending her summer in Scotland. But she's not your typical tourist. Hatcher has received a Fulbright Summer Institute scholarship to study at the University of Dundee and the University of Strathclyde. The Fulbright is considered one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating world-wide. 

Feb 28, 2013

A spring break devoted to serving others

Brittney Garcia could spend her spring break relaxing and catching up on sleep. Instead, the senior International Studies major is leading a team of students on a trip to Guatemala where they will focus on gender issues in Guatemalan society. 

Feb 11, 2013

February 2013 Student of the Month

Kalavik McNamara is a junior in Spanish Teacher Education. She is in the University Honors Program and Teaching Fellows Program. She has studied abroad in Costa Rica, is a resident advisor, and is a member of the State Chorale and Club Tennis Team. 

Dec 3, 2012

Nonprofit Studies Rich in New Perspectives

Camille Smith, a political science major and nonprofit studies minor, is planning her career based around serving others through development work. The Institute for Nonprofits -- and an internship with Curamericas Global, Inc. -- expanded her knowledge of and interest in global health. 

Nov 14, 2012

In the footsteps of Indiana Jones

History professor Tom Parker has served on archaeological expeditions in the Middle East for more than 30 years. Parker and his team spent the summer of 2012 on a new archaeological dig in Petra -- which happens to be the movie location for "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." Petra was recently voted one of the seven wonders of the modern world. 

Sep 13, 2012

Student Archaeologist Digs Her Field of Study

Park Scholar Alyson Harding ‘13 has spent the last few summers digging in cemeteries, examining skeletal remains in museums, and excavating trenches. She wouldn't have it any other way. Harding is pursuing a double major in anthropology and chemistry with a concentration in bioarchaeology. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in anthropology after she graduates next spring. 

Sep 5, 2012

September 2012 CHASS Student of the Month: Caitlyn Duran

Caitlyn Duran is a senior in Social Work who is an active volunteer in the Raleigh community and has a passion for music and theatre. After graduation, she plans to earn an MSW and become a counselor for sex trafficking victims.