Jan 25, 2011
At Your Service
Senior engineering major Justin Boucher (right) didn't spend Spring Break 2010 toting beach chairs and downing frosty beverages. Instead, he joined a group of classmates on an Alternative Spring Break trip to Nicaragua, where he transformed cinderblocks, bags of mortar and wheelbarrows of dirt into sinks, showers and washing stations for needy local residents.
Jan 21, 2011
Having already possessed strong familial connections to the university, Nick Giron said his decision to attend NC State was an easy one. But while the senior business administration major says he came to Raleigh in part to build upon family tradition, he's been hard at work making his own mark on campus.
Jan 18, 2011
Senior criminology major Timur Ender will lead a group of students on a cross-country bike trip this summer, in order to lend a hand to affordable-housing projects sponsored by Habitat for Humanity and similar organizations.
Jan 11, 2011
Serving Through Art and Design
When Shelley Smith graduates in May, she'll leave NC State with more than a degree. The Caldwell Fellow has gained valuable (and challenging) experience building an art program for at-risk youth during her time on campus.
Jan 5, 2011
Excellence and Affordability Equal One Red-Hot Deal
Despite an unsettled economy and rising costs in the world around us, NC State continues to offer an affordable, high-quality education to current and future students alike - a philosophy not lost on Kiplinger finance experts, who have named NC State the nation's 15th-best value out of more than 500 public universities.
Jan 2, 2011
Student Media Makes Headlines
2010 was a banner year for NC State's newspaper, radio, yearbook and literary magazine student staffs, which racked up a bevy of national awards for their efforts. In addition, Windhover - NC State's literary and visual arts magazine - and the Agromeck yearbook have been named finalists for 2011 Crown Awards.
Dec 24, 2010
Excelling Under a Watchful Eye
Russell Wilson's late father always told him that there is a king in every crowd, looking to make sure he did things properly. Few people have had more attention on them - and handled it with more poise - than Wilson, the 2010 Champs Sports Bowl MVP, honor student and star baseball player.
Dec 21, 2010
Wolfpack in the… Toy Department?
The competition was fierce at a local retail store, where members of the NC State football team took time out from bowl preparations to stuff shopping carts in a quest to become the team's top shopper for the Marines' Toys for Tots program. In just 45 minutes, players snagged more than $24,000 in toys to give to children in need.
Dec 9, 2010
Building Tradition, One Brick at a Time
If you had to take an exam focused on NC State's storied history and one-of-a-kind traditions - like the annual Krispy Kreme Challenge - would you pass? If not, leaf through The Brick, a student-run publication full of fun facts and information about our university.
Dec 8, 2010
Figuring it Out
When sophomore Andie Mitchell heard about a late-breaking $750 tuition increase, she called financial aid for help. In two weeks, staff members recalculated grant, scholarship and loan information to help almost 8,000 Wolfpack students, including Mitchell, pay for school.