Preserving Southern History
English professor Dick J. Reavis and some of his students have spent three years recreating The Southern Worker, a little-known 1930s newspaper, in a digital format. The little-known newspaper's stories and personal accounts of hardship during the Great Depression illuminate the plight of poor southerners. Archives are now available online.
North Carolina’s Linguistic Landscape Flourishes at the Fair
Beyond fried foods, whirling rides, and laughing children, a North Cackalacky fair goer will be serenaded by a clamor of different dialects. The fair is the perfect target for NC State's Language and Life Project to spice up the conversation about conversation. Stop by the exhibit and test your North Carolina dialect awareness, y'all.
Hard Work in High School Pays Off for Dean’s Scholar Award Winners
CHASS awarded its first Dean’s Scholar Awards to four incoming freshmen who were high school standouts. "We wanted to encourage the best and brightest to make NC State and CHASS their first choice,” said Dean Jeff Braden. “After meeting with our first crop of Dean's Scholars, I’m convinced we’re on the right path. These students will make us proud." The scholarships are made possible through contributions to the CHASS Enhancement Fund.
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.
Film Buff Gives New Life to Old Films
Skip Elsheimer '91 has been collecting educational films for 20 years. He has amassed 100 miles of film -- roughly 240 hours of material. Read how the self-proclaimed "AV Geek" has transformed his passion for film into both a hobby and a career.
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.
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.
Award-winning Sci Fi Writer Returns to Read
Famed science fiction writer and NC State alum Andy Duncan (MA, English '95) returns to campus on September 12, 2012, to read from his work. His former teacher and mentor John Kessel calls Duncan "one of the very best performers of his own fiction -- maybe the very best I have ever heard."
Chancellor visits CHASS
NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson recently spent an afternoon immersed in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in order to get a closer, more personal view of life within our dynamic college. Read about his visit and see an album of photos.
Faculty moderate Read Smart book discussions
Faculty from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are moderating four out of the five book discussions in the "Read Smart" program organized by NCSU Libraries and Wake County Public Libraries this semester. All are welcome to join in these public book discussions sponsored by Friends of the Library of North Carolina State University.