Parents and Families Weekend
NC State welcomes the parents and families of students this weekend with a three-day schedule of events all over campus, including Saturday's football game against Eastern Kentucky.
How people learn of good or bad news tends to be etched forever in the minds of each individual, and every generation has a touchstone tragic event that transcends most other memories. The assassination of President John Kennedy. The space shuttle Challenger explosion. The terrorist attacks of 9/11. Each of these events links the masses in answering the commonly asked question: "Where were you?"
Hats Off To The Class of 2011
The RBC Center became a sea of red Saturday morning as more than 4,500 students became the next wave of NC State alumni.
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.
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.
Omar Acosta ('14) has dreamed of being a doctor since he was a child. As he began to narrow down his college choices, NC State moved to the top of the list - despite not having a medical school on campus. Now, Acosta says, he's on course to realize his dream - thanks to the university's unique interdisciplinary approach to education and the overwhelming support offered to Bone Scholars like himself.
Leading the Pack
NC State students honored two of their own during halftime of Saturday's 38-3 win over Wake Forest, naming juniors Chandler Thompson and Sam Dennis as this year's Leader of the Pack award recipients, in recognition of their outstanding leadership, scholarship and community service contributions to the university.
Saturday's Live it Up! festivities celebrated improvements to Hillsborough Street, an overhaul that has made it easier than ever for students, faculty and staff to become more active in the local community. In honor of the big event, we pored through photos of yesteryear - look back with us to learn more about the history of one of the area's most important thoroughfares.
Job recruiters looking to hire the nation's best trained and well prepared students to fill vacancies in today's improving job market ranked NC State among the 20 best universities in the country, according to a recent survey in The Wall Street Journal.
Members of the Wolfpack family gathered at the new Coaches' Corner on Tuesday afternoon to remember the late Kay Yow and dedicate a bronze sculpture in her honor. The idea to memorialize Yow - NC State's women's basketball coach for 34 years - grew out of a student suggestion during campus elections.
Political science major Ericka Aiken will graduate with no debt, armed with a slew of offers from some of the nation's top law schools. She, along with 84 of her fellow graduates, is part of the inaugural class of NC State's Pack Promise program, which guarantees qualifying students 100 percent of financial aid requirements.
Affordability Meets Opportunity
NC State is consistently lauded for its efforts to provide a high-quality, affordable education to students like Amaris Hames, who utilized a combination of grants and both subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford loans to make it possible to follow her dreams of attending NC State.