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Duke Campus Farm – Mentor Farmer Position
The Duke Campus Farm is a brand new initiative at Duke University, currently in the initial stages of its one-year, oneacre pilot project. In the fall, the land was tilled, a cover crop was planted, and waiting for warmer weather to begin the first planting season. The aim of the farm is twofold: first, to provide the dining halls with fresh, seasonal food and second, to serve as an educational facility for classes related to food and sustainability. The farm is a student-led initiative but will need additional assistance. Admittedly none of the current workers are farmers, but they are eager to learn all that they can. Heads of the project are currently exploring the idea of hiring a mentor farmer, if interested, contact the Duke Farm for more information about this potential position.
Athletics Director Deborah Yow reminisces on the revered life of sister, late Coach Kay Yow. Lana Layton Staff Writer
Technician: How does it feel to conjoin your athletic track record with Kay’s legacy in continuing the Yow impact? Yow: “It feels terrific; it feels completely natural to me. There’s a type of serendipity for me, all these years later, to have come full circle, to have come home to the state of North Carolina and be N.C. State’s Athletic Director.” T: What is it like to be Athletic Director, especially being given the position after Kay’s passing? Yow: “It’s completely positive. There’s not one single negative thing about it. it’s very neat to be here and to see her name hanging in the rafters.” T: Were you and Kay competitive in sports or with each other in general? Yow: “She was never competitive as a sibling because she was so much older than me. By the time I got to junior high school, she was already in college. But [one time] when I coached at Kentucky and she was coaching at State, we actually played each other in the national postseason tournament in 1980. And we didn’t sched-
Dr. H.T. Banks, Distinguished University Professor of Mathematics, was elected for distinguished contributions to the field of applied mathematics. Robert J. Beichner, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor of Physics, was elected for outstanding contributions to K-16 education and for sustained and exemplary leadership in physics education. Craig V. Sullivan, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Biology, was elected for distinguished contributions to vertebrate reproductive biology, advancing knowledge of the formation and maturation of fish eggs, and establishing striped bass farming as a major form of aquaculture. David W. Threadgill, professor and department head of genetics, elected for distinguished contributions to the field of genetics. Robert J. Trew, Alton and Mildred Lancaster Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was elected for distinguished contributions to the science and engineering of millimeter and microwave devices, and leadership in advancing research and education in communication and radar systems. Source: NCSU News Services
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Eye on The Triangle this week This week on Eye on The Triangle, we will be covering the year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, and a story about ZipCar. We will also have weather, sports, community calendar, poetry from authors of Windhover and video game current events. So tune into WKNC, 88.1 between 7 and 8 p.m. on Tuesday night for all this and more on Eye on The Triangle. Source: Chris Cioffi, WKNC Public Affairs Director
T: Do you have any great memories of Kay? Yow: “The most fun memory is playing basketball in the backyard with her, Susan and my brother. It would be two on two, and those were great games.” T: If you had to choose your single favorite memory of Kay, what would it be? Yow: “I think it was a special night when the court was named after her, here in Reynolds. It was a terribly busy day, but I caught a Southwest flight out of Baltimore, and flew down here. I was determined to get here for the ceremony, and I was here. I actually had to leave at halftime because I had a function for the wrestling team the next morning for Maryland. But I was really glad after I had decided to figure out how to make it work that I was here for that night.” T: In your opinion, how do you believe Kay would like to be remembered throughout Wolfpack nation? Yow: “I think it would matter more to Kay to be remembered as a good person than anything else, more than a coach. An absolutely caring person; I think that’s her legacy. She was a very good basketball coach, an excellent tactician. But more than that, she was a truly caring person. She thought a lot about other people and their needs, and what she could do to make them feel better about themselves or be happy. She was here 34 years and I think that’s her legacy, I really do.” T: Before coming here, you were already important within the world of collegiate athletics. How do you feel knowing you are carrying on Kay’s legacy while creating your own area of recognition? Yow: “I don’t think about either one of those
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Begins coaching at Allen Jay High School for 4 years.
Wins ACC regular season title in first year as head coach.
Yow originally diagnosed with breast cancer.
Coaches at Gibsonville High School for 1 year.
Wins first ACC tournament title.
Yow inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
15 game winning streak. This was the longest in team history.
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ule that; [it was] scheduled [like that] because her team was ranked number three in the country and mine was ranked number fourteen. [The game] was played here and she won by seven [points].” T: Earlier this year, you became the first woman to be named N.C. State’s Athletic Director. How do you think Kay would have reacted to this prominent moment that has further advanced diversity and gender equality? Yow: “I think she would have reacted the same way Susan [our sister] did. I think her emotion probably would have been that she was very proud, genuinely proud.” T: Was she an influential part in your pursuance of such a position? Yow: “No. I had pretty much decided it was never going to work out that I was going to be at N.C. State. I was vested in what I was doing at Maryland and for Maryland, then this job became open so I decided this would be a new season in my life and I decided I wanted to be home again.” T: Kay became N.C. State’s first full-time women’s basketball coach in 1975. As Kay’s little sister, what was your response to such a progressive milestone? Yow: “I thought they were smart. I thought Willis Casey, who was the Athletic Director then, was a very smart man to hire Kay. He had an eye for special talent.” T: With her coaching career set aside for a moment, what was Kay like as a big sister? Yow: “She was fun. As her younger sister, I used to bug her constantly about her car, asking can I borrow it? She was very generous in letting me do that, so she was a lot of fun.
Begins coaching at Elon University, where she coached her younger sister.
1975: Begins her coaching career at N.C. State University
2001-2002: Naismith Hall of Fame welcomes Yow.
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N.C. State beats the #1 team in the sweet 16. First and only appearance in the final four.
Yow passes away from breast cancer. Source: ELMIRA.EDU
Treadmills raise money for cancer fund A new program will donate 10 cents to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund for every mile run on the pink treadmills in Carmichael. Allison Saito Staff Writer
Running can burn calories and lift your mood. This February, running can also raise money to fight cancer. For every mile logged on the two pink treadmills in Carmichael Recreation Center from January 30 to February 28, Cybex will donate 10 cents to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund for Miles 4 Kay. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund operates in memory of the late women’s basketball coach. It raises money to fund research and help the underserved to fight against women’s cancers. Laura Karpf, assistant director of Campus Recreation, said the University is aiming for 10,000 miles to be logged on the pink treadmills. “Ten thousand miles is going to be tough. But, there are some runners out there who run constantly. We will be able to do it if people know about it and know why we are doing it. Maybe the people who typically run outside would run inside for that cause,” Karpf said. “It is a lofty goal, but we can accomplish it.” The pink treadmills will be on the third floor of the Rec Center, and they will be available during normal operating hours. Campus Recreation will keep track of the number of miles run on the
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Head Coach Kay Yow talks to her players during a timeout at a Nov. 20, 2007 game against Arizona. The Women’s Basketball team won 80-47 bringing their record to 4-1.
pink treadmills. Cybex International, an exercise equipment maker, has not set a maximum donation, according to Karpf.
“We are going to check it every couple of days, and we will have a chart up there so people can see the
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Hillsborough Street property provides real estate opportunities University owned property between Maiden Lane and Enterprise Street allow for residential, office property prospects. Shivalik Daga Staff Writer
The University is planning to spruce up its “front door” with help from interested developers on the newly-renovated Hillsbor-
ough Street. According to Ralph Recchie, director of real estate, the University bought property around the Bell Tower over the last two years worth $2.7 million, with a view to create opportunities for redevelopment under a single owner. “The property across the Bell Tower is our front door, and we would certainly want a high quality product there,” Recchie said. “We want something high class to come up there, something that won’t look outdated in years to come.” Recchie said that the main purpose
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of buying the property was to create opportunities by assembling multiple sites under a single ownership, thereby providing real estate developers an incentive to invest here. Over a period of 12 months, the University has purchased property from Enterprise Street to Maiden Lane. In addition to this, it also owns a parking lot, which could be developed as either under or overground depending on the developer. Regarding the type of development, Recchie said the University would like to have a healthy mix of office, resi-
dential and retail space across the Bell Tower. While there are obvious ways to utilize office and retail space, the University is considering selling land for residential purposes at market rate, and not specifically student housing. However, the residential development could be helpful to young professionals or graduates. “Young professionals working in and around Centennial Campus would definitely find this attractive. A big advantage for them would be reduced hassle for commuting, as
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Campus CalendaR January 2011
In Friday’s “Global Fast CEO ‘Hungry for Change,’” the website for the organization is globalfast. org. Also, Global Fast CEO Rich Halvorson’s name was misspelled.
In Friday’s “Student senators write bill to tackle ‘student-wide’ advising problems,” Abbi Davis is a second year student in the Agriculture Institute and all quotes and statements attributed to ‘Kinsey’ were stated by Emerson Barker, a sophomore in political science.
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erek Starnes, a senior in business administration, and his cousin Erica Starnes, an undeclared sophomore, announce and present awards at the 2011 N.C. State Clogging Challenge. The challenge featured a variety of teams with a wide range of ages. The Clogging Challenge has become an annual event, and the N.C. State clogging team was actively recruiting at this and other events.. Starnes, the student director of the team, said “we want to reach out to those who have clogged...we want to have enough people to put on a really big show.” In April, the team “will flying in the best instructors from California for a weekend clogging camp,” Starnes said.
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things in that way, I’m just consumed with a passion for Wolfpack nation and seeing the pride on their faces when our 23 teams do something special. I get up every day energized to come into the office, thinking of what we can do to be better, so that Wolfpack nation, which is our students and fans, can be proud being associated with us.” T: How do you remember Kay? What aspects of her and her life come to mind? Yow: “I think the caring factor is always going to be prominent, as she was a very caring individual. It wasn’t because she was famous, it wasn’t anything like that. It was more about caring. And I think the other part of her legacy is the “think pink” initiative for breast cancer. It all started here on our campus and now it’s a national initiative and all it’s going to ever do is grow.”
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and South Carolina, said the company thought Miles 4 Kay would be a creative way to get people to partner against cancer. “We [are] committed to being part of that, especially since it is such a great cause,” Allen said. “We are trying to get more involved each year.” Karpf said Miles 4 Kay will have benefits besides helping the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. “It promotes awareness and lifelong wellness, plus early detection. Awareness of breast cancer, awareness of health issues overall, the importance of exercise, staying fit, and staying healthy whether that means
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running four miles or walking for 15 minutes,” Karpf said. Miles 4 Kay also keeps the memory and legacy of Kay Yow alive. “Kay Yow was one of our biggest icons here on campus,” Karpf said. Some groups, such as the engineering sorority Alpha Omega Epsilon, have committed to have people on the treadmills for a set time period. Karpf said other groups are welcome to commit as well. “If any other groups want to be involved, we are more than willing to pencil them in,” Karpf said. “You are exercising. We are here to promote health and fitness. If we can raise the money while we are doing it, why not?” Karpf said. Karpf said the staff of the Carmichael Complex is excited about Miles 4 Kay.
“Our associate director [Steven Harrell] is leaving for Iraq for about a year, so he is on military leave. But, he was really big on [Miles 4 Kay] before he left and was really interested in the program and shared that excitement with us,” Karpf said. “Our fitness director has caught on completely. She is a cancer survivor as well.” The pink treadmill that athletics uses will also be included in the miles tallied for Cybex’s donation. On January 30, the treadmills will be in Reynolds Coliseum for the Hoops for Hope game. Following the game, Cybex will move the treadmills back. “They were going to start on February first for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But, because the Hoops for Hope game is on the thirtieth, Cybex has agreed to [start on January 30],” Karpf said.
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Student Government read the Advising Bill for the first time Tuesday, Jan. 18. The bill was approved by the Academic Committee in November. If Student Senate passes the bill, it will go to the provost for review.
UStudent Senate’s review of academic advising was very comprehensive and gives the students’, as well as pertinent staff and faculty, opinions a voice. Provost Warwick Arden needs to include the suggestions made by the senators in the Strategic Plan so advisors can begin the process of improving their advising sessions.
tudent senators worked last semester to identify the weaknesses of the advising system from all perspectives. After their research, they have developed a comprehensive list of solutions for Provost Warwick Arden to review. With his approval, these solutions can begin helping students gain a better academic experience. There is no reason Arden should hesitate to improve advising at N.C. State. For students, academic advising time can either be constructive or a hassle. The University is counting on advisors to give students one-on-one time to work on their course of study and refocus their goals. If this isn’t done effectively, this can wreck a student’s chance of graduating or getting the most
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out of their time here. This bill and the research the senators conducted comes mostly from students’ experience, not administrators’ observations. This means students’ opinions have been considered and summed up in an easy plan that the provost only has to delegate out to the faculty and staff to get in motion. An effective advising system will allow students to have better relationships with their advisor. They can use these professors for recommendations, get professional advice and truly access the resources in their department. The provost should realize that students
are left to brave the University bureaucracy without this relationship. This can cause more work for students and professors, and also makes the University look bad when students are negative because they are confused. The solutions the senators propose are not out of the realm of possibility. They are reasonable and use the resources already available within the system. What they are suggesting is not a completely new system, but a reorganization. The provost should recognize this is something he can check off his budget cut checklist. It will take some initial work, but
the payoff in the long run will make it a more effective advising session. The ultimate goal is to give students what they need to succeed, but only by listening can the provost and faculty know where they need to improve. Provost Arden needs to work with Student Government and the Strategic Planning Committee working on advising to get this bill into action. He has the power to quickly review it and give the okay to implement it. By stalling or not taking the time to review the bill he is impeding the improvement of advising for the entire University. The more time that passes is the longer advising cannot work to get into new habits and, ultimately help students succeed more efficiently.
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“I don’t know how it can be improved after big budget cuts; I don’t see it getting any better with the University becoming a skeleton.”
“In a major where advising is 300 students to one advisor, you can’t talk on a scenariotype basis. I think with less advisees per advisor, the process is a lot smoother.” Erica Akers sophomore, animal and poultry science
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N.C. State Agriculture: We farm’ you eat Wednesday’s article “Got to be N.C. sustainable agriculture’” penned by Editor-in-Chief Amanda Wilkins’ belittled the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the University as a whole with little foundation. Ms. Wilkins argued for limiting our academic programs to promote only one popularized vision of farming. In contrast to her myopic viewpoint’ a broad-based approach to NCSU agriculture programs is necessary. First’ it is important to recognize that the terms “traditional agriculture” and “sustainable agriculture” are not mutually exclusive. Sustainability’ defined as “using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged’” is undoubtedly an important aim for all forms of agriculture. Depending upon the factors of analysis’ different production systems may be considered the most sustainable.¬† If researchers put a premium on use of productive land to raise
each broiler’ commercial chicken production would be favored over pasture-raised flocks. Alternatively’ if researchers prioritize use of petroleumbased fertilizer’ organic row crop production would be favored over more intensified methods. Those of us who make the study and improvement of agriculture our livelihoods should discuss these issues accurately. Second’ Wednesday’s article overlooked the fine work being done throughout NCSU to improve the efficiency of resource use in all methods of agriculture production. These contributions are laudable and important for sustainability. Agriculture is the leading industry in this state. North Carolina agriculture supports farmers and consumers across a broad spectrum’ and N.C. State is the flagship university for agriculture research and development. NCSU programs should reflect the diversity of agriculture in the state and not be limited to fashionable ideas of the moment. Ms. Wilkins should rethink her comments about the “standard” for N.C. State agriculture. We can have a robust debate about our University’s ability to meet the needs of agriculture in the future’ without punditry or short-sighted remarks. Maggie Beal graduate student in economics
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for doing so, and the possible lockout that the NBA could face next year is something to be concerned about for him. I understand that nobody was necessarily calling for Sidney Lowe’s head in the article, but I feel that this newspaper needs to show more support in Sidney Lowe as he tries to bring N.C. State back to its former glory. If you need to look for an example for what another year of support could possibly mean then don’t look any further than the coach we lost to on Wednesday. After Krzyzewski’s third season he had a 38-47 overall record and 13-29 conference record. There was rumors back then that Coach K was going to be fired due to this dreadful start, but the athletic director Tom Butters decided to give him another year and he was in the NCAA tournament the next year and the rest is history. I’m not saying Sidney Lowe is the next Krzyzewski, but I feel that if we can give Sidney Lowe that additional year of support then we’ll never have to wonder what might have been if we had given him another year. Michael Flack junior, political science In defense of Sidney Lowe Editor’s Note: This Letter to the Editor has been edited for length. Please see www.technicianonline. com to read the full response. I am glad the editorial board at Technician chose the recent men’s basketball loss at home against Duke as a catalyst for its opinion regarding the future of Sidney Lowe. It presents the
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I just got through reading the article “A Season Lowe” and felt the need to show my full support for Sidney Lowe to have another year. This team is very young -- three sophomores and four juniors -- and needs another year to develop and mature as a team. I know that our best player, Tracy Smith, will be graduating this year, but I feel that the current roster can use the experience they gain from this year to help offset the production that Tracy Smith brings to this team. Ryan Harrow, Lorenzo Brown, and CJ Leslie are very talented freshman and have shown flashes of excellence in what could be the future of N.C. State basketball, but they’re freshman and have to take their bumps and bruises to be successful next year. If you want to see how hard it can be for freshman to transition from high school to college basketball just look at the struggles that Harrison Barnes has gone through at that putrid school down the road. Harrison Barnes was suppose to be an All-American as a freshman and be the savior for that school, but as his stats and play so far has suggested that expectations can be too high for freshman. Also I am aware that some people expect CJ Leslie to possibly declare for the NBA Draft after the season based on the great athleticism and skill he has, but I feel that he’ll highly consider sticking around for another year because an additional year under his belt could increase his draft stock even higher than if he were to declare now. It could help Sidney Lowe bring back N.C. State’s basketball team to national prominence and become legend
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perfect opportunity for a little comparison. October 10, 2009. I was in attendance at Carter-Finley stadium as the Pack hosted none other than the Blue Devils of Duke University. I watched in disgust as N.C. State offered the worst attempt at football I have ever personally witnessed en route to a 28-49 loss at the hands of the worst team in the ACC. I listened to N.C. State fans as they heckled their own offense for not being able to move the ball. As the clock expired, the few fans in red still watching the game booed their own team as it headed for the locker room. No one cared then, but today fans are delighted with a 9-4 team that was one mercilessly bad call and a touchdown drive away from playing for a conference championship. Good thing O’Brien and Bible didn’t pack their s***. It seems to me that a little perspective is in order. Sidney Lowe inherited a team of negatives. The only thing more noticeable than Brandon Costner’s ego was Ben McCauley’s unwillingness to adapt to the offensive style of his new coach. What has he done with this team? He has gone 71-62 (0.534) in four seasons, three of which ended with winning records, and has recruited the most promising freshman class N.C. State has seen in quite some time. His team lost by 6 points on the road to Syracuse, now #3 in the country, and by 14 to #5 Duke in a game that was ultimately closer than that 14 point spread indicates. In comparison, N.C. State antichrist Dean Smith was 50-36 (0.581) after four seasons, only two of
which ended in a winning record, and was hung in effigy after a 1965 loss to Wake Forest. Mike Krzyzewski was a disappointing 62-57 (0.521), also only 2 of 4 in winning seasons. In fact, Coach K had a losing record after his first three years. But both UNC and Duke fans are pretty glad neither of those two men packed his s***. Admittedly the men’s basketball team has left a little to be desired on the court. Might I suggest that some of the missing intensity on the court is the result of the dismal attitude toward the team openly displayed on campus? More to the point, students, alumni and diehard fans are not the only ones who attend N.C. State sporting events. So do recruits. The N.C. State fan base would do well to recognize that the consequences of their negativity, particularly when it is directed at their own athletes on a field or court, are farreaching. If that does not change, it will be more than just Sidney Lowe; future prospects will start packing their s***, too. Clay Thompson graduate student, applied mathematics
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Q&a Stephen Smith Mr. Mechanical wins Mr. Engineering Pageant with
tephen Smith, a junior in mechanical engineering, is this year’s Mr. Engineer. Representing his major as Mr. Mechanical, Smith competed in the Mr. Engineering Pageant, a talent show hosted by the Society of Women Engineers, to raise money for Relay for Life. Technician caught up with Smith after the pageant to discuss his involvement in the pageant and to find out more about his secret talent. Technician: How did you get a little bit about your talent? Smith: I don’t have a name involved in the Mr. Engineerfor it, but I solved a Rubik’s ing Pageant? Smith: Last year I actually cube on a unicycle. hung some flyers up for it. It’s Technician: So were you ridbasically a talent competition. It was promoting Relay for Life, ing around on the unicycle or which is for cancer research, just balancing on it? Smith: I rode in a circle onso I thought it was pretty cool. Last year I didn’t have time stage. I had a friend of mine – a girl – sit to look in a chair; into it and she wa s this year dressed I thought up k ind “oh, I’m technicianonline.com of geeky. n o t r e - Check out more photos from the Mr. Then I ally doing Engineering pageant in our photo slideshow. ra n onanything stage, at the beginning of the semester,” so looking geeky... I was like, “I I submitted an application in should impress her — I’ll ride October and they called me up around on a unicycle.” The to represent mechanical engi- judges mixed up a Rubik’s cube and I got on [the unicycle] and neering. rode around in circles around Technician: Can you tell me her solving [the cube]. I gave
Stephen Smith, a junior in mechanical engineering, recieves the crown for first place in the Mr. Engineering pageant Friday night. Smith won both first place for the pageant and the people’s choice award, which was voted on by the entire audience.
[the finished cube] to her, like “I solved it for you.” Technician: Did you train for that? Smith: I’ve known how to do a Rubik’s cube for a while – it’s just one of those things I just picked up. I learned to ride a unicycle in junior high school. Someone dared me to try both at the same time a while back, and it’s not actually that hard. If you can do both, you can do both at the same time. It was a lot of fun and I didn’t have to practice too much because I’ve done it before. Technician: What else was included in the Mr. Engineering Pageant? Smith: It started with an introduction of all the people from the different majors. For the introduction, everyone wore something related to their major—it’s supposed to be kind of funny. Last year, the winner was in electrical engineering — he wore Christmas lights to represent electrical engineering. The aerospace guy wore rockets on his back, the civil guy had construction stuff on and the textile guy had a reflective vest. I made a duct tape suit...
2011 Pageant participants • • • • • • • • • • •
Jeremy Currence Yeremiyah Cruz Thomas Johnson Michael McKnight Brandyn Moss Garik Sadovy Joseph Silvers Manpreet Singh Stephen Smith Tan Tran Dustin Wicker Source: deptartment of chemical and biomedical engineering
After the introductions they did the talent section and an interview section, where we all came on stage and answered a question pertaining to our major. It was pretty straightforward—kind of like a beauty pageant. Technician: Do you get a special prize for being Mr. Engineer? Smith: They gave me a crown and a sash, like you would do at a pageant. I also got a gift card to Best Buy. I wasn’t expecting that; I thought it was just a forfun thing.
Amedeo’s offers authentic Italian with a side of nostalgia Amedeo’s Italian restaurant is owned by former Wolfpack assistant football coach Amedeo DeAngelis. Joanne Wu Correspondant
W hen A medeo R ichard “Dick” DeAngelis left his Italian surroundings of Reading, Penn., for Raleigh almost 60 years ago, he felt the absence of Italian eateries was simply unacceptable. Since childhood, DeAngelis had been surrounded by good food. His parents owned and operated an Italian grocery store in downtown Reading, while the rest of the family lived upstairs. “It was the perfect Italian stereotype,” Dave Parker, husband of Jill DeAngelis Parker and coowner of the restaurant, said. Yet, the “perfect stereotype”
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was interrupted when DeAn- under Coach Earle Edwards. gelis received a football schol- Upon graduation, DeAngelis arship to play for N.C. State. endeavored to continue his Although he had to leave the football career and ventured as comfort of his familial en- far north as his Pennsylvania hometown. vironment, I t d i d n’t much of his take long for entrepreDeAngelis neurial sucto find himcess was due self back in to his foott h e Wo l f ba l l ca reer pack family, and love of where he asthe game. sumed as“Amedeo sistant coach used to say, Jill DeAngelis Parker, co-owner posit ion to ‘Raleigh’s of Amedeo’s head coach idea of ItalL ou Holt z . ian was ketchup dumped on bread,’” Although leaving home to Jill DeAngelis Parker, daugh- jumpstart his career also ter of Amedeo DeAngelis and meant departing from the rest of the family, their influences co-owner of Amedeo’s, said. DeAngelis played for the and homemade Italian reciWolfpack starting in 1954, be- pes stuck with him. Nostalgia coming one of the key players couldn’t hold DeAngelis back in the school’s first ACC foot- from building a business upon ball championship of 1957 what he was good at — cooking up mouth-watering Italian fare and creating a sense of undeniable affinity with everyone he comes across. Of course, DeAngelis’ Italian roots played a role in his ability to establish quick connections as well. Colleagues and helping
“Amedeo used to say, ‘Raleigh’s idea of Italian was ketchup dumped on bread.’”
hands from his past football years at the University made Raleigh his second home and the perfect place to open up a restaurant. In 1963, Amedeo’s Italian Restaurant opened its doors to the public, with a seating capacity of 12. Today, it still sits on Western Boulevard, expanded to seat 200. The dramatic difference comes across as no surprise to any of the restaurant’s regulars. The business proves kinship goes beyond blood relation. Treated like family, many of Amedeo’s current regulars have no reason not to return. “The DeAngelis family connection in this restaurant goes back from day one,” DeAngelis Parker said. Ever since DeAngelis brought his mother to North Carolina to lend a hand while he coached on the side, the family has continued to stick around in the business. His daughter DeAngelis Parker and her husband currently run the restaurant and now their daughter serves as hostess. Lynell Williamson, DeAngelis’ first employee and cook, is still the man responsible for their famous specialties.
If the family’s amiable aura is not enough, the food is what keeps faithful customers coming back. The menu contains all the basic Italian staples — ravioli, lasagna, pizzas and the like. Spin-offs of American food also create variety in the menu while essentially all tastes build off regional Italian flavors. “We have different dishes like the Penne Rustico, sandwiches and burgers. But the core of it is Italian – real Italian and homemade,” David Harris, who also co-owns the restaurant with the Parkers, said. Nevertheless, it’s their homemade sauces that turn these basics into scrumptious ensembles. “Try the blue cheese. We dip everything in the blue cheese,” DeAngelis Parker said. “Everything [in the menu] evolves over time but the gravy, the sauce — that’s what makes Amedeo’s, Amedeo’s.” Doubling as a museum and hall of fame, the restaurant’s walls are lined with photos of N.C. State athletic figures – some dating back to the mid 1900s and some from last season. Every table, booth and
photos courtesy of amedeo’s
Amedeo DeAngelis came to the University on a football scholarship in 1954, and opened a restaurant in 1963.
room is decorated with a Wolfpack athletics theme, whether it is dedicated to Coach Kay Yow or to the University’s baseball team, there is hardly any white left on the walls. “The antiques on the wall give the atmosphere an Italian family house feel,” Grace Williamson, a sophomore in biological sciences, said. “The food comes in a perfect portion [and] the menu is authentic.” Amedeo’s welcomes all students with a 15 percent discount if they present their student I.D.
January 24-February 25 The Crafts Center We are surrounded throughout our daily lives by a wide array of colors. But what if we limited what we see to a single element of the color spectrum: red? An exhibition of the NC State Photography Club.
Auditions for Dancing at Lughnasa
Tuesday & Wednesday, January 25-26 Thompson Hall Produced by University Theatre, this Tony Award-winning play is set in Ireland in 1936. Read more at ncsu.edu/theatre. Audition orientation, Monday, January 24 at Thompson Hall. Open to all students.
Saturday, January 29 at 8pm Stewart Theatre What the heck is klezmer funk? A lot of fun. Clarinetist David Krakauer, funk trombonist Fred Wesley, DJ Socalled and their band mash-up an amazing brew. Preshow talk with Dr. Jonathan Kramer, 7pm.
Gregg Museum of Art & Design exhibitions:
• Traces: Mapping a Journey in Textiles (thru May 14) • Pull of the Moon: Recent Work of Barbara Lee Smith (thru May 14)
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Wolfpack nips Moutaineers Gymnastics tops rival West Virginia by .075 in second home meet of season. Brent Kitchen Agromeck Sports Editor
In front of a season high crowd of 2,521, the women’s g y mnastics team downed EAGL rival West Virginia by a final score of 194.550-194.475 Friday night at Reynolds Coliseum. However, the meets outcome was in jeopardy until the final announcement of the score. “When we [N.C. State and West Virginia,] compete it’s always a great meet, it’s always down to the wire, it’s always within a point of each other,” Coach Mark Stevenson said. Heading into the final rotation, the Pack found itself trailing the Mountaineers by .025. “I was in a little panic before [the fourth rotation],” freshman Stephanie Ouellette said. “And then afterwards I was like ‘Wow.’ It made me feel really good.” Led by Ouellette with a score of 9.825, State was able to notch a 48.600 on its floor exercise to overtake West Virginia which scored a 48.500 on its balance beam rotation. “The freshmen did a phenomenal job today,” Stevenson said. “Stephanie [Ouellette] was four for four. Hannah [Fallanca] was our only mistake by a freshman and [Diahanna Ham] was three for
three. So it’s really hard to fault the freshmen and the performances they’re doing.” The Wolfpack saw contributions from four freshmen, led by Ouellette, who placed fourth in the all-around for the meet. “It’s weird to say it, but it’s kind of like watching our baby,” junior Jess Panza said. “[Ouellette] is not that much younger than us, but it’s really exciting watching her go through preseason and watching her go through what we went through. Knowing that we can rely on freshman for every single event is such an amazing feeling.” However, according to Stevenson, the key to the team’s success was its mistake-free execution. “The bottom line for both teams is that both teams, N.C. State and West Virginia, went out and we did no mistakes in a meet,” Stevenson said. “We had one fall, didn’t count one, they had one fall, didn’t count one. So I was really pleased with the performance of my athletes.” State also improved in the vault, raising its score of 48.550 against Oklahoma to 48.875 against West Virginia. “Our scores were a lot better this week,” senior Brittany Vontz said. “Our form and our landings were a lot better this week. I think that vault was our best event.” State gymnasts and coaches alike hope to build upon their improved scores on vault and carry the momentum into the season. However, according to Stevenson, the gymnasts still
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wrestlers who won both of their matchups. Redshirt juniors Colton Palmer and Darrius Little joined Nereim as the only Pack wrestlers to go undefeated on Saturday. Little says that he has a special nickname for those middle three wrestlers. “The 141, 149, and 157 wrestlers, whether Matt [Ne re i m] or Da r r ion [Caldwell] are out there are going to be dependable,” Little said. “I like to call it ‘death row.’ Because we are all one right after the other and we all know we can win if we are at our best.” Both Little and Palmer come out of this weekend
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Sophomore Morgan Johnson vaults during the team’s meet against West Virginia Friday. Johnson scored a 9.625 in the event. The Pack beat the Mountaineers 194.550-194.475.
need to perfect their more difficult skills. “We’re going to have to have a little bit better form,” Stevenson said. “We’re going to have to upgrade a bit. We’re not doing all of our hard skills yet. It’s better for us to do our routines right now and gain confidence
than put them in.” State travels to Gainesveill, Fla. Friday to face Florida and Penn State before returning home to Reynold’s Coliseum February 2 to take on Iowa State.
under a minute remaining, Kastanek hit two free throws to regain the lead, but Duke forward Chelsea Gray hit the eventual game winning layup with 12 seconds left. However, head coach Kellie Harper chose not to call a timeout before the Packs final possession. “We had struggled getting the ball up floor and getting good looks,” Harper said. “So I felt like our best opportunity to get a shot was to let our kids go and not call the timeout and not allow them to set up their defense which had hurt us all second half.” For States final posses-
with 21 and 24 wins, respectively. Palmer is also riding high on a nine-match winning streak, a feat that he says should help him become ranked, but it is still not as important to him as what he does at the end of the season. “I definitely feel that I deserve the right to be ranked,” Palmer said. “But it really doesn’t matter to me where I am ranked right now. It’s really not a big deal to me if I potentially win the ACCs or do well in nationals. Having a number next to my name is not as important as being an All-American.” The Pack will face conference foe Duke this Thursday in Reynolds at 7 p.m. before the big matchup this weekend against No. 6 overall Oklahoma State in Stillwater on Sunday at 3 p.m.
sion Kastanek had a great look from beyond the arc, but the shot rimmed out. Junior forward Bonae Holston grabbed the rebound and missed the put back. Duke’s Krystal Thomas pulled down the rebound and let the clock run out to end the dramatic contest. Although State took a hard loss, Kastanek believes this devastating loss will become fuel for their fire for the rest of the season. “I think the feeling that all of us have right now is going to fuel us for the rest of the season,” Kastanek said. “Yes, it’s going to give us confidence because obviously we can play with the number three ranked team, obviously we’re good enough to do that. And I think it took a game like this, unfortunately we had to lose it. “
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• 6 days until the men’s basketball team takes on UNC at Chapel Hill
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• Page 7: A story on the women’s gymnastics thrilling last minute victory over EAGL rival West Virginia
Pack weathers Hurricanes Last-second put back keys Wolfpack victory on program’s 100th anniversary.
McPherson, Henry place second at the Hokie Invitational Sophomore Lewis McPherson finished second in the men’s 1,000-meter run to lead the Wolfpack in the final day of the Hokie Invitational Saturday at Virginia Tech’s Rector Field House. He finished with a time of 2:28.14, behind Tennessee junior Joe Franklin’s 2:26.88. Junior thrower Lawanda Henry followed her victory Friday in the weight throw ith a second-place finish in the hot put, with a toss of 50-feet, 10 ¼ inches. Source: N.C. State Athletics
Men’s tennis falls to Indiana
No. 57 N.C. State dropped a 5-2 match at No. 46 Indiana on Saturday. The Pack won two of three doubles matches to take the opening lead. However, in singles competition only junior Jaime Pulgar, who is ranked No. 61 nationally, was able to capture a win. Pulgar won 6-4, 6-2. State is now 2-2 overall and resumes play next weekend at the ITA Kick-Off in Gainesville, Fla. Source: N.C. State Athletics
Women’s tennis opens spring season with shutout win No. 46 N.C. State kicked off its spring season with a 7-0 win over Charleston Southern on Saturday at Isenhour Tennis Center. The Pack only dropped nine games and won 84 throughout the day in a practically flawless performance.
Source: N.C. State Athletics
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“They are all must-wins for me.”
Sophomore forward Richard Howell goes for a layup during the first half of the team’s game at the RBC Center Sunday. Howell had a team-high 23 points, leading the Wolfpack to a 72-70 win over the Hurricanes.
neither player backing down. “He’s a big kid,” Smith said of the six-foot-10-inch, 303-lb. Johnson. He’s strong and can move around well. It was a battle, just two big kids going at it.” With road games at Clemson and
North Carolina looming, the Wolfpack hopes it can carry momentum from its ‘must-win’ victory over Miami into Clemson, S.C., on Tuesday.
The Wolfpack came within 12 seconds of taking down the No.3 Blue Devils, but fell one point short.
Camels, then beaten
State falls short of upset vs. Duke Wolfpack crushes
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Richard Howell, who finished with a team-high 17 points and hauled in five rebounds in only his fourth start of the season. “Richard was really good,” Lowe said. “He started with great energy, reboundTucker Frazier ing, passing and scoring. I thought he Senior Staff Writer got a little tired but he was really good. Describing N.C. State’s game Richard is another player that underagainst Miami as a ‘must-win’ might stands what we’re doing offensively and have seemed too early, but N.C. State defensively.” The energy of the Pack’s new lineup coach Sidney Lowe used the term following the Wolfpack’s 72-70 dramat- was evident in the game’s opening minic victory over the Hurricanes at the utes as the team sprinted out to an early 12-2 lead against the Canes—something RBC Center on Sunday afternoon. “They are all must-wins for me,” the team has struggled to do all season. “I don’t think we’ve ever started out Lowe said. “You can put a capital on that or an asterisk beside it. It was like that so that really helped us out,” a big win. It’s an ACC game. We’re Harrow said. State held the lead trying to start for the entire first something and half and added to we were at home. it when Williams There was a lot buried a desperation riding on that three-pointer as time [game].” Coach Sidney Lowe expired to give State Wit h more a 37-30 halftime adthan 80 Wolfpack basketball legends on hand to honor vantage. The Wolfpack started the second half the program’s 100th anniversary, State (12-7 overall, 2-3 ACC) let a even hotter than the first, going on an 17-point second half lead slip away 18-8 run to extend the lead to 17, the but was able to make key plays dur- largest of the game. But Miami (12-7, ing the late stages of the game to pre- 1-4 ACC) responded with a 22-6 run, serve its second conference victory. sparked by three consecutive threeA Tracy Smith put back with 40 pointers by Malcolm Grant, to pull seconds remaining, followed by a within three points. The Hurricanes Ryan Harrow steal and a chaotic tied the game at 64 with 3:48 left to scramble for a loose ball as time ex- play when Durand Scott connected on pired, highlighted a thrilling final a jump shot. With one minute left to play, Scott minute and ended the Pack’s threegave Miami the lead for the first time all game losing skid. “We still have a lot of the season game, but the Pack reclaimed the lead left, but I think this was a great win on Smith’s put back. Harrow’s steal led for us to get our confidence back,” to a made free throw by Williams, pushSmith said, who finished with 16 ing the score to 72-70. Wood, who finished with 11 points, deflected Grant’s points and seven rebounds. For the third straight game, Lowe pass intended for Reggie Johnson, causused a different starting five. Join- ing a massive scramble as time expired. Johnson, who scored 20 points and ing Smith and junior Scott Wood in the starting lineup were Harrow, grabbed 14 rebounds, battled with junior C. J. Williams and sophomore Smith in the paint the entire game with
Tuesday Men’s basketball at Clemson Clemson, S.C., 7 p.m. Thursday Swimming and diving vs. UNC Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center, 5 p.m. Wrestling vs. Duke Reynolds Coliseum, 7 p.m. Women’s basketball at Miami Coral Gables, Fla., 7 p.m. Friday Women’s tennis @ ITA KickOff Gainesville, Fla., All day Gymnastics at Florida Gainesville, Fla., 7 p.m.
Quote of the day “We tip our hats to N.C. State, they played absolutely terrifically.” Duke women’s coach Joanne P. McCallie
Wrestling defeats Campbell, then loses lead, and match, to Ohio.
Jeniece Jamison Senior Staff Writer
N.C. State came within a possession of taking down the undefeated Duke Blue Devils, but couldn’t finish. Instead of shocking the nation and upsetting the only remaining undefeated team in women’s college basketball, the Pack walks away with a bittersweet 65-64 loss. In the first half, State definitely came to play. Sophomore guard Marissa Kastanek scored the Packs first two points with a slashing layup. The Wolfpack followed Kastanek’s lead, with an impressive showing both offensively and defensively. State’s largest lead came at the end of the first half after freshman center Kody Burke hit two free throws in the bonus, giving State a 4022 lead heading into intermission. The Pack’s stifling defense managed to hold All-American Thomas to six first half points and Duke to a season low of 21.9 percent shooting from the field in the first half. “We tip our hats to N.C. State, they played absolutely terrifically,” Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie said. “Great basketball, the best I’ve seen them play all
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Sophomore guard Marissa Kastanek covers her face following the Pack’s 65-64 loss to Duke at Reynolds Coliseum Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011. Kastanek had 14 points, but missed a last-second three pointer to win the game.
year. At 52 percent shooting by them in first half was obviously problematic.” State looked as if they were poised to finish off the Blue Devils early on in the second half, keeping the lead at a high of 18 points. But Duke start-
ed chipping away at the State lead until Duke center Krystal Thomas hit a layup that would tie the game at 61. The last seconds of the game proved to be a thriller. With
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Though severa l N.C. State wrestlers won crucial matches for their respective resumes, the Wolfpack found itself a victim of the same fate as the weekend before; winning its first match and dropping the second. The first bout of two for the Pack (7-5, 0-1 ACC) was against the Campbell Camels (1-13). After dropping the first match, State went on a tear, winning four straight and seven of the last nine matches. Freshmen Conor Hovis, Matt Nereim and Nijel Jones all got wins against the Camels. In fact, Nereim and Jones pinned both of their opponents. Coach Carter Jordan said he was especially impressed by the way that Jones stepped up this weekend. “I don’t know if a lot of people know this, but Nijel Jones is actually wrestling up two weight classes,” Jordan said. “For a true freshman to do that, and get a pin in his first match, makes me really proud. “ W hi le redshir t senior Darrion Caldwell may
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be the No. 1 overall wrestler in the country in the 149 lb. weight class, Jordan said that he has been impressed with Nereim wrestling in his place. “A guy like Matt [Nereim] can really energize the team,” Jordan said. “It’s extremely impressive to see that type of performance from a freshman. The last freshman we had perform like this was Darrion [Caldwell]. And that takes a lot of talent.” The final point total for the Campbell matchup was 31-9, an impressive win for the Pack. But Jordan said that State wanted a victory much more against the Bobcats. “The Campbell match was more of a warm-up for us than anything,” Jordan said. “Getting a win against Ohio was something we really wanted. We really want to try to get more quality opponents like them to come to Reynolds and wrestle us here.” The dual match against Ohio began similar to the previous bout with the Pack dropping the opening match. However at the midway point, with five matches remaining, State held 12-9 lead. Unfortunately for the Pack, the scoring ended after the fifth match as the Bobcats ran the table to win the dual match 29-12. Though State was not able to pull out two wins over the weekend, there were three
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