Stories From May 2019

May 31, 2019

Ringing True

Emily Caporali’s Belltower memories began before she ever enrolled at NC State, and though she graduated in 2017, she is still making extraordinary memories at the site – with help from her fiancé Chase Timmons and her longtime friend, retired vice chancellor of student affairs Tom Stafford.

May 31, 2019  |  Think and Do the Extraordinary

More Than a Gym: Renovation Marks New Chapter for Wellness and Recreation

For nearly 60 years, Carmichael Gymnasium has served as the home for recreation and fitness at NC State. Construction on a new wellness facility is underway, and soon, it will match other extraordinary places on campus. The transformed headquarters of all aspects of wellness for the Wolfpack - along with Talley Student Union - will co-anchor a centralized hub for student life.

May 31, 2019

Zhang Named Walker Distinguished Professor in Textile Innovation

Xiangwu Zhang of the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science was recently named the Samuel S. Walker Distinguished Professor in Textile Innovation. Zhang is also the Wilson College of Textiles associate dean for research, an Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor and an inaugural University Faculty Scholar. He's an internationally acclaimed leader in the development of nanostructured and multifunctional polymer, composite, fiber and textile materials.

May 31, 2019

College of Engineering Honors Outstanding Seniors

The college recognized groups of nominees in the categories of Humanities, Citizenship and Service, Leadership and Scholarly Achievement. Receiving the top 2019 Outstanding Senior Awards were Caroline Moody, Kaitlin Perkins Pranav Kemburu and Madison Maloney – all scholarship recipients.

May 31, 2019

From ‘Liz’ and ‘Rocco’ to The Glean Machine: Strawberry Science at NC State

Supported in part by private donations, a team of specialists with NC State Extension is working to keep the state's finicky strawberry crop growing stong.

May 31, 2019

Goodnight Spotlight: Timothy Chen

Timothy Chen graduated in May from NC State with a highlights list that includes studying abroad in Hangzhou, doing service projects in Trinidad and across North Carolina, visiting Boston, and serving on Shack-a-thon and LEGO Brick Build committees – all as part of the Goodnight Scholars Program.

May 31, 2019

SECU Helps Expand Online Teacher Licensure Program

An online teacher licensure program from NC State and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will help fulfill the state’s need for licensed elementary and special education teachers, thanks to generous support from the State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation.

May 31, 2019

Graduation to Vocation: Innovative Solutions to Wildlife Challenges

Daniel Choi graduated this month from the College of Natural Resources with a degree in fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology. A University Honors Program participant, Choi said his favorite memory of being a student at NC State was working on extracurricular research projects.

May 31, 2019

Wolfpack Power Moves – A Glance At Student Endeavors

All across campus, NC State entrepreneurs are fostering innovative ideas, creating products, pursuing ventures and impacting the Wolfpack community. These students are developing their entrepreneurial mindset both inside and outside the classroom. See how private support and entrepreneurship programs are helping students pursue their dreams.

May 31, 2019

Economic Perspective: Coming up Short on Savings

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and Extension Economist Mike Walden, who teaches and writes on personal finance, economic outlook and public policy, discusses a new report about how much the average American is saving.