Stories From 2011

Dec 13, 2011

Creating Sisterhood

International Studies major Janet Nguyen is working to establish NC State's first Asian sorority. Nguyen, a top student, says, "It's a long process, and takes a lot of dedication, but it's worth it. ... We're going to help these girls build skills for the future."

Dec 9, 2011

CHASS Integral to North Carolina’s Year of Communicating Science 2012

2012 is shaping up to be a big year for communication related to science. During North Carolina’s Year of Communicating Science, the Triangle area will be center stage for those who write about, speak about, and otherwise translate science for the less technicially inclined. NC State University will be very much a part of the conversations, and we invite you to join us.

Dec 8, 2011

Learning With the Lights Off

Associate professors of film studies Devin and Marsha Orgeron have shared guest posts on NC State's research blog, The Abstract. Their essays relate to their forthcoming book about educational films, Learning With the Lights Off (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Sep 9, 2011

MFA Student Wins Second Nebula Award

On writing, MFA student Kij Johnson has one piece of advice: “Don’t be afraid of it—you just have to go do it.”  If her determination and dedication to writing are any indication, she takes her own advice seriously. Johnson (MFA […]

Aug 23, 2011

Meet Linda Watson, the ‘Cook for Good Lady’

Linda Watson (English ’79) has had an extraordinary career that spans the corporate, political, dot com, and environmental worlds. She is currently putting her communication and writing skills to use as the ‘Cook For Good Lady’ for the company she […]

Aug 8, 2011

Meet Martha Crowley, NC State Sociologist

Why does work matter? How do our experiences in work places affect other areas of our lives? Martha Crowley, assistant professor of sociology, focuses her research around such questions. In this video portrait, Crowley reflects on her research, on the […]

Jul 22, 2011

CHASS Alum is Driving Force in Eugenics Victims’ Compensation Effort

CHASS alumna Charmaine Fuller Cooper (MPA ’07) has a tough job. As Executive Director of the N.C. Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation, a newly-formed division of the state’s Department of Administration, her role is to express the state’s formal apology […]

Jul 15, 2011

CHASS Faculty — Martha Crowley

Why does work matter? How do our experiences in work places affect other areas of our lives? Martha Crowley, assistant professor of sociology, focuses her research around such questions. Crowley reflects on her research, on the importance of mentors in […]

Jul 12, 2011

Alum’s Tea Party Research Featured in New York Times

John Coggin (Communication and Interdisciplinary Studies‘09) recently graduated from Harvard University with a Master of Theological Studies in Religion, Ethics, and Politics. While at Harvard, Coggin co-authored a paper that has become the subject of a New York Times piece, […]

Jul 8, 2011

Coastal Healing

“The cure for anything is saltwater — sweat, tears, or the sea.”—Isak Dinesen From the moment she boarded the ferry for Bald Head Island, Sgt. Ruby Hendrickson could feel herself begin to relax. “I didn’t feel on guard,” says the […]