The Linguists Are Coming! The Linguists Are Coming!
NC State linguistics has been cited as the gold standard of community-based research and engagement. Professor Jeffrey Reaser explains why, tells us about a forthcoming national conference for linguists taking place at NC State, and explains why we're so fascinated by dialects and language variation.
“Write Hard, Die Free” – MFA at NC State
John Kessel and Dorianne Laux discussed the NCSU MFA program for “Episode 3: Write Hard, Die Free” of in the margins: a podcast for writers.
Poets Wanted: NC State Poetry Contest is Now Open
NC State holds one of the largest free annual poetry contests in the Southeast. Don't miss your chance to participate. Acclaimed poet Gibbons Ruark is serving as our guest judge this year.
English alum’s many hats: chef, TV star, commencement speaker
Chef, restaurateur, TV star and NC State English alum Vivian Howard served up a great speech during NC State's winter graduation ceremonies.
Film Brings Cherokee Language to Life
If current trends aren’t soon reversed, the Cherokee language will soon go extinct. NC State’s North Carolina Language and Life Project has produced a film documenting the tribe’s efforts and sounding a call to save the language. First Language: The Race to Save Cherokee premieres Friday, Nov. 21, at the NC Museum of History.
Tell a Story, Win a Prize
Got a story to tell? Enter it in the 2014 statewide short story contest sponsored by NC State's Creative Writing Program. Monday, Oct. 13, is the postmark deadline to enter your work of fiction.
Alums Create “Harbinger”
NC State alumni Kieran Moreira (Film Studies) and Andrew Martin (Textile Engineering) bring their new independent film to the Hunt Library. HARBINGER is a live-action, fantasy-drama, seen through a child’s perspective that showcases Raleigh and North Carolina as a premier filmmaking location. The story follows Harold, an adopted ten-year-old boy, who climbs to the top of an oak tree in hopes of catching his unborn baby brother falling from space. Martin and Moreira will be on hand for a post-film discussion. Run time is approximately 30 minutes.
Seven Tenure-Track Scholars Join Faculty
NC State's College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes seven new tenure-track faculty to its ranks this fall. Their research interests range from international security to digital humanities to obesity and stigma. Meet these stellar scholars, researchers and teachers.
Conducting Defining Research: A Defining Experience for Undergrads
Creating new knowledge. It's one of the big benefits of studying at a research-intensive university like NC State. And conducting important research is not reserved for faculty and graduate students; we encourage undergrads to conduct research, too. Check out this video -- made by students in Advanced Digital Video -- to learn about three such undergraduate research projects.
Embracing Language Diversity at NC State
CHASS alum Stephany Dunstan's award-winning dissertation focused on how dialects influence the college experience. In typical NC State Think And Do fashion, now she's working with sociolinguist Walt Wolfram and others to apply her findings in ways that raise awareness and celebrate just how richly diverse we are at NC State, every which way we say it. Check out the video!