Where’s the Wolf? At NC State’s Global Courtyard
Graduate School staffer Katie Homar makes the correct guess in the latest installment of our contest for NC State employees.
Katie Homar instantly recognized the latest location of our furry friend thanks to the distinctive design in the concrete. During the pandemic, Homar has been enjoying walks through main campus and appreciating its outdoor spaces, including one of the newest: NC State’s Global Courtyard.
Located in a once inconspicuous space between Primrose and Tompkins Halls, the Global Courtyard showcases how the university strives to bring the world to campus. Dedicated in November 2021 and anchored by the “Dream of Flight” sculpture by NC State alumnus Heath Satow, the space serves as a gathering place for international-focused events.
And, as in Homar’s case, it’s a lovely new spot to stroll through or sit and enjoy a cup of coffee.
“Our campus has some great outdoor spaces that combine gardens, natural landscapes and social spaces,” says Homar, the director of academic and engineering writing support with The Graduate School. “I especially like the Gardner Arboretum on main campus.”
Having worked for NC State for four years, Homar says her favorite part of the job is the people.
“I greatly appreciate supportive colleagues as well as working with graduate and postdoc trainees across disciplines.”
For those curious about our “Where’s the Wolf?” contest methodology, we use an online random number generator to determine the winner from the pool of correct guesses after the entry deadline passes. Each winner receives an NC State prize pack. Stay tuned to the Bulletin for your next chance to participate.