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Sep 21, 2012

Student Entrepreneur Learns True Meaning of Support

English major and ballet dancer Suzanne Matthews is adding "business entrepreneur" to her list of descriptors. After inventing tights that are specially made to support ballet dancers' ankles, Matthews received the Judges’ Choice award in the Lulu eGames’ Arts Feasibility Study Challenge. She is using her winnings to cover a provisional patent, which she wrote herself, for Soutenu Tights. 

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 6, 2012

2012 Statewide Short Story Contest Underway

Think you’ve got what it takes to write an award-winning story? Enter the 2012 NC State Short Story Contest, sponsored by the NC State University Creative Writing Program. The annual event, open to all NC residents (some exceptions apply), is one of the largest free literary competitions in the South. The contest has two categories that offer cash prizes and is supported by the Barnhardt Family Fund and other friends of the NC State Creative Writing program. 

Sep 5, 2012

Dissertation on Visual Thinking Earns Recognition

All too often, doctoral candidates toil in obscurity over their dissertations. But CHASS alum Kelly Martin has earned high recognition for hers. NC State University nominated “Thinking Visually: A Guide to Research Methodologies and Contexts” for the nation’s most prestigious honor for doctoral dissertations, the Council of Graduate Schools /UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award in Social Sciences. 

Aug 1, 2012

Correspondence from an Extraordinary Alum Abroad

Dean Jeff Braden's recent post about the challenges of visiting countries where English is not the primary language prompted this thoughtful response from CHASS alum Katie Starr ('11, International Studies and French), who is in Indonesia with the Peace Corps. 

Jul 25, 2012

Alums Share Wisdom with Wolf Pups

When 658 new CHASS majors -- freshmen and transfer students -- came to campus this summer for orientation, CHASS alumni were on hand to welcome them, encourage them, and share some advice from their side of the diploma. During panel presentations during orientation, alumni offered their words of wisdom. 

Jun 11, 2012

My Ukranian Summer

Andriy Shymonyak is spending his summer in Ukraine, studying the growing political and economic polarity between the eastern and western sides of the region. His mentor, political science Prof Clifford Griffin, is supporting him all the way. 

May 23, 2012

Forging a Sustainable Path

For some students, college is a fairly straightforward path: Choose a major you enjoy, take the required courses and eventually graduate. For others, such as Ariel Fugate, the road is full of twists and turns. Fugate, a Caldwell Fellow, forged a path that took her from zoology through wildlife and fisheries and agriculture, into a close examination of sociology, and finally, to a major she designed herself in the college’s interdisciplinary studies program. 

May 16, 2012

A Passion for Caring

After Kristin Replogle began serving on the college’s Institute for Nonprofits advisory board, she decided to make a gift to support nonprofit studies minors participate in internships. “Once I met the students in the program, I knew this was the perfect place for me to give back,” she says. 

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May 6, 2012

Stellar Students Win National Scholarships

Students in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences have earned prestigious national and international scholarships and fellowships to pursue their academic passions. Read about a few of them here and take pride in how NC State is preparing the next generation of big thinkers.