Nov 2, 2010
Strumming Up Business
Italo Leiva was struggling to learn sheet music for guitars when suddenly a light bulb went off. Specifically, a light with seven colors. So, Leiva color-coded his guitar strings to improve his skills, and now fronts a start-up business with a chance to become a big hit in the music equipment industry.
Sep 9, 2010
Armed with the latest gear and a passion for storytelling, advanced video students like senior communication major Will Lamb are able to gain hands-on experience in all aspects of the constantly evolving industry - and land solid internship and job offers as well.
Aug 2, 2010
Head of the Class
Bob Larson is a man of many hats. A successful entrepreneur, renowned public-relations guru and a notoriously meticulous editor, it's his ability to cultivate an environment of creativity and mutual respect that most endears him to NC State communication students, who have voted him the department's top teacher eight times in the last decade.
Apr 13, 2010
It Takes Two
In helping students cope with tight economic times, NC State leaders have formed a dual-degree program with Campbell Law School that will allow students to earn their Master of Public Administration and Juris Doctor degrees in just four years - saving them serious tuition dollars while getting them into the workplace a year sooner than their future colleagues.
Mar 23, 2010
One Hot Read
Elisa Lorello discovered a novel way to ignite sales of her books: e-publishing on Kindle. After self-publishing (in the traditional sense) to little fanfare, Lorello - who teaches writing to first-year students in the university's Department of English - headed to Amazon.com and soon found her work on the best-seller list.