Correspondence from an Extraordinary Alum Abroad
Dean Jeff Braden's recent post about the challenges of visiting countries where English is not the primary language prompted this thoughtful response from CHASS alum Katie Starr ('11, International Studies and French), who is in Indonesia with the Peace Corps.
My Ukranian Summer
Andriy Shymonyak is spending his summer in Ukraine, studying the growing political and economic polarity between the eastern and western sides of the region. His mentor, political science Prof Clifford Griffin, is supporting him all the way.
Alumna Earns Fellowship to Support Public Health Initiatives in Ethiopia
Lianne Gonsalves ‘10 has received a prestigious David L. Boren Fellowship which will fund a year in Ethiopia. During her time in Africa, Gonsalves will immerse herself in language acquisition and a qualitative research project. Gonsalves will collect data on family planning practices and natural resource use by local communities in the region. She plans to use the data to design family planning modules tailored to each community.
May 2012 Student of the Month
Gian Besana just completed her first year as an International Studies major. She has taken full advantage of everything the campus has to offer, becoming involved in the International Studies Club, Model United Nations, Filipino Student Association, CSLEPS, and NSCU Photo Club. Gian, a Chancellors Leadership Scholar, traveled to Guatemala in Spring 2012 for Alternative Spring Break.
CHASS Student of the Month
Brittany Copeland is a senior double majoring in Africana Studies and Psychology. She founded Jump In! (a local nonprofit organization), participated in Study Abroad in Ghana, and has been a research assistant in the Psychology Department. She is active on campus, and intends to continue her focus on psychology/counseling at the graduate level.
Speaking Out for Women — at the United Nations
Becca Bishopric ‘11 and senior Anuja Acharya (Political Science and English) were fellows during the past year with WomenNC.org. They each spent time researching a topic dealing with rural women in North Carolina and wrote a paper on those findings. This week, they're in New York presenting their research on women's issues to the United Nations. The pair will represent WomenNC.org, a nonprofit organization that formed out of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. They will spend a few days attending U.N. workshops and seminars covering issues affecting rural women around the world. On Thursday, they will present their findings. Acharya is a CHASS Dean's Scholarship recipient.
CHASS December Student of the Month
Erika Kroener is the college's December Student of the Month. With a double major in international studies and German studies and a minor in Russian studies, this senior hopes to work in international or European politics. Find out about her favorite classes, her study abroad experience, and her advice to incoming students.
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."
CHASS Student of the Month – March 2011
Michaela Johnson, March 2011 CHASS Student of the Month.
CHASS Student of the Month – January 2011
Jane Kohan, January 2011 CHASS Student of the Month.