Stories From 2012

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.

May 15, 2012

Poetry Collection Brings Executed Women to Life

In last meals and lost childhoods, CHASS alum Megan Roberts reveals the haunting stories behind the crimes of 16 women executed in the United States. "Matters of Record” is a collection of poems by Roberts, who earned her MFA in Creative Writing from NC State in 2010.

May 10, 2012

2012 Faculty Awards

Faculty were recognized for outstanding accomplishments in teaching, advising, research and engagement at a ceremony held in Caldwell Lounge April 25, 2012. "The range of scholarship represented by these awards demonstrates the breadth of excellence in our faculty," said CHASS Dean Jeff Braden. "I am proud of all our faculty, and humbled to serve as your dean."

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.

May 2, 2012

Prof Shevaun Neupert Named Outstanding Teacher

Psychology professor Shevaun Neupert has been named one of seven Outstanding Teachers by the NC State Alumni Association. She shares the keys to being a successful teacher and what gives her the greatest satisfaction in this role.

May 1, 2012

Dr. Deena Murphy honored with Gertrude Cox Award nomination

Dr. Deena Murphy, who teaches the online version of WGS/STS 210, Women and Gender in Science and Technology, has been nominated for the 2012 Gertrude Cox Award.

Apr 20, 2012

Fisherwoman Wins American Poets Prize

MFA student Sierra Golden has won the prestigious Academy of American Poets Prize. NC State participates in the annual contest that began in 1955. This year's national contest was judged by poet Kevin Boyle, chair of the Department of English at Elon University.

Apr 18, 2012

Scoring Music Based on Genetic Algorithms

NC State composer Rodney Waschka, known for his computer music and his theatrical works, is an internationally recognized expert in computer music. His recently recorded Winter Concerto has been released on the RMA label in London.

Apr 10, 2012

Poet Barbara Ras Reads, Announces Contest Winners

Barbara Ras, poet and editorial director of Trinity University Press, is judging the NC State 2012 Poetry Contest. She will read from her own work and congratulate the prize-winning poets at an event on Wednesday, April 11, beginning at 7:30 pm in Caldwell Lounge.