Stories From 2012

Dec 18, 2012

Alum Blogs About Placemaking

Kristin Jeffers makes a place for urban planning, or "placemaking," in her blog, The Black Urbanist. Started in 2010, Jeffers' blog was simply an outlet for her to communicate her passion for city planning and development to potential employers. The blog later turned into a guide for her current career and influences what notions to put into action.

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.

Oct 31, 2012

Suzanne Snider, Director, Ford Fine Art; Delray, Florida

About eight years ago, Suzanne Snider graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts Studies, visual arts concentration. She now works as the Director of Ford Fine Arts. “After graduation, I started my new […]

Oct 31, 2012

Dr. Jonathan Kramer, cellist, ethnomusicologist

Teaching in Arts Studies: Foundation Courses (World Music, Music History),  Linking Courses (The Arts and the Sacred), Capstone Course As a cellist, Jonathan Kramer has performed as principal of the Tucson Symphony and as a member of the San Francisco […]

Oct 26, 2012

Hope is Not Lost, It’s Wearable

For pediatric cancer patients, hope is not lost. Student entrepreneur Jessica Ekstrom has founded Headbands of Hope to help fund cancer research and spread hope to all girls. For every headband purchased, one is given to a girl with cancer and $1 is donated to the St. Baldrick's Foundation to fund life-saving childhood cancer research.

Oct 10, 2012

Alumni Profile: Sara Yasin

Sara Yasin is a 2009 alum of NCSU’s International Studies program. While at NCSU, Yasin was active in Student Government, the University Scholars Program, and the Caldwell Fellows program, and received the prestigious Mathews Medal upon graduation for her contributions […]

Oct 2, 2012

Entrepreneurial Students Win Competition

Three NC State students took top honors at the statewide UNC Social Business Plan Competition for the nonprofit they created, Pennies 4 Progress. No small feat, considering there were 31 teams competing from all 17 schools in the UNC system who were challenged to develop business solutions to pressing local and state issues. Pennies 4 Progress won the $2,500 prize to put toward their business, along with free mentoring from TiE Carolinas and the North Carolina Small Business Development Center.

Sep 24, 2012

Parents, Teens, Sex Ed and ‘The Talk’

In this guest post, Assistant Professor of Sociology Sinikka Elliott suggests five things you should know about parents, teens, sex ed, and 'The Talk.' Elliott is the author of the new book, “Not My Kid: What Parents Believe about the Sex Lives of Their Teenagers.”

Sep 22, 2012

Internship on The Hill

In this guest post, Bryan Hum, a senior in international studies and political science, shares his experience as an intern in Senator Kay Hagan's Washington, DC, office this summer. Bryan received the Latta Washington Internship Scholarship.

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.