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Apr 1, 2008

Park-goers May Not Be Getting Much Exercise, Study Finds

You might think that visiting a public park is a good way to get your daily dose of exercise, but researchers at North Carolina State University found that more than half of park-goers in two U.S. urban parks systems actually engaged in little to no physical activity. A study published in the American Journal of… 

Apr 1, 2008

NC State Hosts Summit Aimed at Getting People Moving

North Carolina State University will host the “Active Recreation Counts” summit to discuss the effectiveness of community recreation programs and their ability to make people more physically active on Thursday, April 3 at 10 a.m. at the Jane S. McKimmon Center on NC State’s campus. Media coverage of the summit is invited. The summit will examine… 

Mar 14, 2008

NC State Students Edge Carolina in Water Challenge

Students from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill combined to save more than 11 million gallons of water in a three-month water-conservation competition that saw NC State students edge their Carolina counterparts. The contest was conceived as a way to respond to the continuing drought in North Carolina. The… 

Mar 7, 2008

Former Sec. of Health & Human Services Donna Shalala to Discuss Care of Wounded Veterans at NC State’s Millennium Seminar

Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala will speak at North Carolina State University’s Millennium Seminar Series with a presentation to students, faculty, staff and the public at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 10, in Stewart Theater on campus. Her remarks will focus on the care of returning wounded service members from… 

Feb 29, 2008

Audible Alert Test Set For March 3

The university will conduct the first monthly test of the WolfAlert Audible Warning System at noon on Monday, March 3.  The audible alert system includes several voice– and tone–enabled towers located throughout campus and could be used to warn campus of emergency situations. 

Feb 27, 2008

NC State text messaging test ‘successful’

With the completion of a test run, NC State has cleared the last remaining hurdle to full implementation of text message alerts as part of an array of methods of notifying the campus in the event of an emergency. 

Feb 25, 2008

Former Sec. of Health & Human Services Donna Shalala to Discuss Care of Wounded Veterans at NC State’s Millennium Seminar

Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna E. Shalala will speak at North Carolina State University’s Millennium Seminar Series with a presentation to students, faculty, staff and the public at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 10, in Stewart Theater on campus. Her remarks will focus on the care of returning wounded service members… 

Feb 19, 2008

NC State To Honor Barnhardt, Poole, Sall at Founders Day

Three Watauga Medals will be presented at the North Carolina State University Founders’ Day Dinner on March 10 at the McKimmon Center. The Watauga Medal is the highest nonacademic honor bestowed by the university. 

Feb 4, 2008

‘Homeboy Goes to Harvard:’ Gang Prevention Expert Speaks at NC State

North Carolina State University will host former gang member Dr. Victor Rios – now an assistant professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara – as he makes a presentation about gang prevention in schools and how teachers can support at-risk youth. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at… 

Jan 30, 2008

NC State University Announces 98 Park Scholarships Finalists

North Carolina State University has named 98 students as finalists for the 13th class of Park Scholars. These prestigious awards are valued at about $59,000 for North Carolina residents and $107,000 for out-of-state students. The Park Foundation has committed $4 million to be awarded to 50 of these outstanding students by March 1. The remaining… 

Jan 29, 2008

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor To Discuss Rising Economic Power of China and India at NC State’s Millennium Seminar Series

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich will speak at North Carolina State University’s Millennium Seminar Series with a presentation to students, faculty, staff and the public at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, in Stewart Theater on campus. Media coverage is invited. Reich’s remarks will focus on the rising economic powers of China and… 

Jan 25, 2008

NC State Students Take Lead In Water Conservation Challenge

Forget the Wolfpack’s football conquest of the Tarheels and UNC’s recent basketball victory. The stakes are even higher as students from the two schools go at it in a challenge to see who can conserve the most water. 

Jan 23, 2008

‘Green’ Millennium Seminar on UNC-TV

If you missed the “Green” Millennium Seminar last October – which featured Charlie Rose and a panel of experts on “Green” design – you can watch the entire seminar on UNC-TV on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 10 p.m. The program will feature North Carolina native and Emmy Award winning journalist Charlie Rose moderating a panel… 

Jan 17, 2008

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor To Discuss Rising Economic Power of China and India at NC State’s Millennium Seminar Series

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich will speak at North Carolina State University’s Millennium Seminar Series with a presentation to students, faculty, staff and the public at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, in Stewart Theater on campus. His remarks will focus on the rising economic powers of China and India and what effect… 

Jan 11, 2008

Centennial Campus Named Top Research Park of the Year

North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus has been named the top Research Science Park of the Year. The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) made the announcement at its annual awards luncheon.