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Paving on Main Campus Drive will be reduced to 1 lane traffic

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new Atrium. Kelly Brackett, Dining and Marketing Specialist, said, “I think that people will feel really positive about it. We’ve gotten a very positive response so far, in person and on the online forum.” Along with the new design and modern feel, customers at the new Atrium can get new options of food. Lee Daniello “I tried some of the new food. I loved Staff Writer the sushi and the Asian food. It was reOn Jan. 9, at 3:15 p.m., students ally good. And they have a new parfait, with a golden ticket in hand began and some sort of pound cake,” said lining up awaiting the opening of Kristen Baughman, a grad student in the remodeled Atrium. At 4 p.m., extended education. Along with the sushi and Asian the doors opened for the Atrium preview party, where students and food, there will also be pizza and faculty were able to sample the pasta, a salad bar, and 9 drink stations foods offered by the new Atrium. inside the new Atrium. “I’ve only had the pizza so far, but Upon entry through the new double doors, the relocated Wolf it’s really good. I wish I didn’t only have one semester Xpress is on the left of this, being a sebehind a second set nior graduating in of glass doors. The May. I like the fact new design and inthat there’s eight, terior color scheme maybe more, drink was noted as a welstations,” said Bricome change by ant Robey, a senior previewers. in chemical engi“It’s very modern neering. and really pretty,” In accordance said Andrea Maswith the preview sa, a sophomore in Brianna Hill, a senior in fashion party, the Atrium animal science, as and textiles management was decorated with she and her guest, festive balloons Chris Touchberry, a sophomore in aerospace engi- around the building, with a large balneering, decided which kind of loon arch and red carpet adorning the double door entryway. food to try. “This was a lot of hard work and “There’s more space here. In the old Atrium, it was hard to get be- concentrated determination to get hind the registers because it was so the food prepared and get the place narrow. This one is more spacious, cleaned up. It’s beautiful, and more and there’s more people standing open. More employees can work here, and with Wolf XPress right here, around,” said Touchberry. University Dining officials, like people can make a copy and eat all Kitty Lewis, Dining retail and in one place,” said University Dining branding operations specialist, Workers, Charmaine Roundtree, Repraised the efforts of University nee Young, and Nahja Reid. According to Brianna Hill, a senior Dining employees who worked for several hours to prepare food in fashion and textiles management, and clean before the preview party. students can expect to be enthusiastic “We’re very proud of the out- about the commodious new Atrium come, and proud of the employ- and the new dining choices within. “It really paid off. The end result is ees. This was a team effort that University Dining employees put definitely a good one. People will be happy with more options and more together,” said Lewis. Dining officials say that they room to move around. The end result hope students and staff will be definitely paid off,” said Hill. pleased with the outcome of the

“People will be happy with more options and more room to move around.”

New Program Assistant in GLBT Center Rebekah (Becky) Jaeger will be the new Program Assistant in the GLBT Center. Becky has been with the GLBT Center for the past 4 years serving as the GLBT Center Graduate Assistant and advising the GLBT-Community Alliance.  Becky is currently ABD in the Counselor Education program and hopes to graduate with her doctorate this spring/summer.  Her first official day in this new role will be Monday. Source: GLBT Center

Transit Visualization System launches new feature The TVS (Transit Visualization System) will launch a new feature Monday, January 10, which will share estimated Wolfline route arrival times.  This feature is not currently available on mobile phones and in TransLoc’s iPhone application, but it is in process and will be implemented in the next few months.

Source: NCSU Transportation 

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Student body treasurer Buddy Bryson samples a salad at the Atrium grand opening sunday afternoon. "I think the new Atrium is fantastic," said Bryson. "It brings a lot of diversity to food options, which a lot of students will enjoy."

Atrium Dining Options •

Chick-fil-a: returning and will have sandwiches, fries, nuggets, fruit, salads and breakfast options Zen Blossom:new and will have fresh-rolled sushi, Asian salads and a rotating menu of wok creations Delirious: new and will have custom salad blends and rotating menu of wraps

Brickyard Pizza and Pasta: new and will have pizzas, breadsticks, garlic toast and a rotating menu of pasta dishes, with vegetarian pasta creations Wolfpack-to-go: returning and will have salads, sandwiches, wraps, pits and parfaits fast and for on-the go Source: NCSU Dining

Trustees unanimously approve demolition of Harrelson Hall

You may kiss the wolf

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Student dies over break

University staple since 1960 to be demolished by end of 2014.

The Office of the vice chancellor for student affairs received notification of the death of Jessica C. Mitchell, a student in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Jessica died on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 as a result of an automobile accident. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Mitchell of Cary, N.C. She was the youngest of four sisters. A memorial service was held Dec. 10, 2010.

Joshua Chappell Senior Staff Writer

The cylindrical building that has been home to the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences for fifty years will be demolished after two studies, one in 2001 and one in 2003, concluded that the building could not be renovated to maintain overall efficiency, according to Lisa Johnson, university architect. While the Board of Trustees has approved the measure to demolish the building, the space is still being utilized. PAMS and CHASS have moved out of the building into their new homes, SAS Hall and Withers Hall respectively, and

Source: Office of the vice chancellor for student affairs

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While seating is still under construction, new dining options and the reinstatement of popular choices a welcome start to semester.

Main Campus Drive between Varsity Drive and Research Drive will be paved Thursday. The road will remain open but reduced to one-lane traffic.The contractor plans on paving the utility cut area on Main Campus Drive across from the Venture Buildings.  The roadway will be reduced to one-lane traffic with traffic assistance.  Contractors expect to complete this paving operation on Thursday.  Main Campus Drive will be impacted throughout the day. Concrete deliveries for the new parking deck associated with the Hunt Library Friday, January 7 A concrete slab will be delivered and placed Friday, January 7 (weather permitting). Placement will start at 7:30 a.m. with a total of 20 concrete trucks. 

For the spring semester, Technician is making several changes to the appearance of the newspaper. One of these changes is to create Belltower Briefs. In the past, Belltower Briefs were a part of the Technician. This will be a short write-up which will run in the newspaper on Monday and updated online all week. If you have ideas for Belltower Briefs, please e-mail News Editor Chelsey Francis at


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The Office of the vice chancellor for student affairs received notification of the death of Christopher Michael Hughes, who was a student in the College of Management. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Christian Nielson of Greensboro, N.C. A memorial service was held on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010.


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the University Space Committee has declared Harrelson Hall to be used as swing space, according to Johnson, meaning that no new permanent occupants may move in, but temporary uses are permitted. “[Harrelson Hall] was the temporary home of the Sociology and Anthropology departments when the 1911 Building was renovated,” Johnson said. Harrelson Hall will also be crucial during the renovations of Talley Student Center, according to Johnson. Various student affairs groups from Talley will be located temporarily in existing Harrelson offices on all three upper floors, and the University Bookstore will temporarily move to the ground floor of Harrelson, which will be temporarily enclosed. The Bookstore will relocate by the end of the spring semester, and the stu-

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The day after final exams wrapped up, the University received a gift that could help it pass financial tests for years to come. On Dec. 17, 2010, University officials announced graduate Lonnie C. Poole Jr. and his wife, Carol Johnson Poole, donated $40 million to the University. Poole, who earned his civil engineering degree from N.C. State in 1959, has made millions as founder of Waste Industries and has been a University benefactor for years. It is the largest single donation in N.C. State’s history. Poole donated the bulk of the money, $37 million, to the College of Management, known as The Lonnie C. Poole Jr. College of Management. In doing so, the couple upped the University’s endowment by about 10 percent with a gift that Chancellor Randy Woodson called “huge” and “transformative.” “Lonnie is a great success story, and he says he owes much of his success to N.C. State,” Woodson said. “This gift helps to elevate the stature of the College of Management; it will provide critical resources to hire and retain the best faculty and attract the best students.”

College of Management Dean Ira Weiss said the gift will give the 18-year-old college a financial shot in the arm that will help it compete with the best business schools in the country. “We now are really aligned with the top programs: Kenan-Flagler, Fuqua, Poole, we should now be seen in that similar light,” said Weiss, comparing the University’s business school to UNC’s and Duke’s, respectively. “We are just proud as we can be; it’s created huge smiles on faculty and staff faces. We can go out now, puff our chests out a bit and say we’ve come of age,” said Weiss. Ethics, Sustainability Slated for Special Attention Weiss said that the college will not see the benefits of the endowment for at least a year and a half. “The next 18 months will be a time of planning and assigning funds,” he said. The planning will consider the needs of all aspects of the College of Management. “We’ve got a number of initiatives coming up,” Weiss said. Atop the list of needs are retaining key faculty and creating new programs. As it considers how to best use the endowment funds, the college will also pay special attention to sustainability and ethics. “We are going to honor Lonnie’s legacy and his core values by focusing on sustainability and ethical business practices. There will be a major symposium on sustainability this

spring,” said Weiss. CHASS Slated for $500k Endowment



5:10 p.m. | Disorderly Conduct Western Manor  Officers responded to request of student regarding two intoxicated non-students. Subjects left prior to officer’s arrival. 9:55  p.m. | Traffic Stop Varsity Dr/Western Blvd  Non-student was issued citation for fictitious registration plate and failing to register a motor vehicle. January 6 1:16 a.m. | Policy Violation Lake Raleigh Non-student was observed in the lake area after closing. Subject was trespassed for violation and prior criminal involvement. 10:07 a.m. | Fire Alarm Student Health Center Fire Protection responded to alarm caused by contractors working in the area. No problems were found. 11:58 a.m. | Suspicious Person D.H. Hill Library Report of suspicious subject. Officers located non-student who was advised of library policy and complied to leave the area. 12:02 a.m. | Suspicious Person Fraternity Court Officers stopped and spoke with non-student walking in the area. All file checks were negative. No action taken.

12:20 p.m. | Suspicious Person D.H. Hill Library Report of suspicious subject. Officers located and trespassed non-student from NCSU property.



1:15 p.m. | Safety Program Talley Student Center  Officers participated in international student information fair.

1:35 p.m. | Check Person Admn Svcs Lot Report of subject sleeping in vehicle. Officers located staff member reading book on lunch break.



11:27 a.m. | Larceny D.H. Hill Library  Student reported money stolen from wallet.

9:28 a.m. | Concerned Behavior Off Campus Non-student reported being assaulted by student at off campus location. Appropriate personnel notified and paperwork completed.



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8:06 a.m. | Disorderly Conduct Venture Deck Non-student reported unknown subject threatened to damage vehicle.



Graduated from the University in 1959 with a degree in civil engineering Founder and chairman of the board of Raleigh-based Waste Industries USA Donated $3 million to create the Lonnie C. Poole golf course on Centennial Campus

“Lonnie is a great success story, and he says he owes much of his success to N.C. State.”



In addition to the $37 mil• lion gift to the Poole College of Management, the gift includes $2.5 million for the • Carol Johnson Poole Club House at Centennial Campus’ Lonnie Poole Golf Course. The remaining $500,000 will go to Source: Lonnie C. Poole, Jr. The Carol Johnson Poole Engolf course website dowment for Humanities and Social Sciences. The gift will have two im- national profile of the Unimediate positive effects on versity, and convince more CHASS, according to Dean private citizens and alumni to contribute to the endowment. Jeffery Braden. “One of our goals is to grow “First, it is an obvious gift of substance in the form of our endowment because the an endowment, which will state is cutting funding for allow us to use the money to higher education. [The endowment] help students w ill forfor a lot longer ever benthan I’m going ef it t he to be around,” College Braden said. of Ma n“We are also agement,” particularly Woodson pleased w ith said. this gift, be“We’ve cause it shows got a lot people t hat of work N.C. State has a to do … College of HuChancellor Randy Woodson to further manities and grow the Social Sciences. “Due to our excellence in endowment, but it is a huge technology, science and math- step in the right direction. ematics, people forget that The endowment will conN.C. State has awarded more tinue to be a critical resource humanities and social science as we absorb cuts anticipated degrees than any college in by the state and keep tuition the state each of the last four as low as possible,” Woodson said. years,” Braden said. Woodson said he hopes the Poole’s generosity will raise the



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dent affairs groups will move to Harrelson at various times based on the phased construction schedule for Talley. During this time period, Harrelson will also continue to house classroom instructional space, according to Johnson. “All parties will move out as the new Talley Student Center becomes available in fall 2014,” Johnson said. After the completion of the Talley Student Center renovations, which are slated to be complete by fall 2014, the University will demolish Harrelson Hall. Completed fifty years ago, Harrelson Hall is one of the mainstays of campus. According to the Harrelson Hall Replacement and Renovation Study, 84% of all undergraduate students are assigned classes in Harrelson Hall during their undergraduate career. The building houses 59 classrooms, and the seating capacity is 2,912. According to Johnson, the University received approval from the North Carolina General Assembly in 2004 to build a replacement for Harrelson Hall after a study of the building indicated that renovations to the building would not be effective. “Renovations to correct code deficiencies would result in a 35% reduction in current classroom seating capacity, a loss of office space, and an overall reduced building efficiency,” Johnson said. “Furthermore, much of the building cannot be renovated to meet ADA re-

quirements due to the limitations imposed by the structure of the building.” Joh nson sa id t hat t he $13,608,500 that was originally allocated for renovations to Harrelson was reallocated to the new building, SAS Hall, which opened in 2009 as the new home to the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. “With the opening of SAS Hall, all of the office space and over one-third of the classroom space was vacated,” Johnson said. Although the University has decided to demolish Harrelson, there is nothing that causes a structural safety concern in the building, according to Kevin MacNaughton, associate vice chancellor for facilities. “This action does not constitute a condemnation per the definition typically used with respect to buildings,” MacNaughton said. “There are not any unsafe conditions in Harrelson.” The inconveniences that Harrelson Hall poses in terms of noise level, restroom availability, ease of access, and the general layout of the building have contributed to the building’s unpopularity in the eyes of many students, like Haley Thornton, senior in biological sciences, who has had three classes in the cylindrical building. “[Harrelson] is my least favorite classroom set-up on campus,” Thornton said. “I feel that the shape of the building really makes it inconvenient to get around from classroom to classroom.” Thornton said she also had concerns about the accessibil-

ity of the building to persons needing special accommodations – one of the reasons that the University was authorized to construct a replacement building. “I often wondered how people who rely on wheelchairs would get to the top f loor,” Thornton said. The replacement for Harrelson Hall, SAS Hall, has been generally well-received among students like Lindsey Pullum, a junior in political science. “SAS Hall is a beautiful building,” Pullum said. “It has great structure, light, and utilities.” Although the University has not decided what will take the place of Harrelson on the Brickyard, some students are already coming up with ideas. “If anything is to replace Harrelson,” Pullum said, “it should be something to give tribute to Chancellor Harrelson.” Former Chancellor John William Harrelson, who passed away in 1955 – five years before completion of Harrelson Hall – was the first N.C. State alumnus to serve as chancellor. “To preserve the impact [Harrelson] had on the campus during his time as chancellor,” Pullum said, “I recommend a statue or dedicated plaque in his name where Harrelson Hall once stood.” Some students are proponents of adding lawn space to the Brickyard in Harrelson’s place. “I think that a green space would be a great addition to the monotony of the Brickyard,” Thornton said. “I feel that it would really help our efforts to beautify our campus.”


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University Police: despite thefts, residence halls ‘absolutely safe’ Break-ins at Bragaw during winter break have raised concerns with students about safety. Brooke Wallig Staff Writer

Campus Police arrested non-student Davon Chadewick White on Dec. 20 for the breaking and entering eight rooms in Bragaw Residence Hall early morning Dec. 19. According to Capt. Jon Barnwell, the patrol division commander for Campus Police, White, who is expected to be charged in connection with at least two other thefts outside the University, gained entry to the dorms just after the start of winter break by breaking the window of the exterior door of the suite and entering through unlocked windows. According to statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Education, burglaries in on-campus housing have significantly dropped from 16 occurrences in 2008 to seven in 2009. However, Rhonda Lemon, a sophomore in mechanical engineering and Bragaw resident, said she is concerned because the University never informed her of these thefts. “Last year a friend of mine’s room got broken into in Lee. They were of course informed, but I heard nothing about it, even though I lived only two suites over. People need to be aware of incidents like this,” said Lemon. “I wish I had.” According to Susan Grant, director of University Housing, it is standard procedure

to inform the students directly to Grant. “University Housing and involved and then focus on addressing security issues at hall its employees, such as resident advisors, encourage students floor meetings. “Once we discovered the to take home their expensive thefts, the students who were belongings,” said Grant. “We impacted were contacted, and also always give students a we plan to talk about this and check-out list before break that safety measures at floor meet- includes many safety precauings” said Grant. “This is an tions.” According to Barnwell, there open campus. If someone is going to break a window, then are also multiple ways for stuthey are going to break a win- dents to prevent non-residents dow, but the real problem is from accessing their rooms and that students are not taking belongings. “The security we have on every precaution to keep their stuff safe, including basic campus ensures that the resithings like locking their win- dence halls are really safe, but I think our campus can imdows.” Capt. Barnwell also said prove in safety is concerning Campus Police plans to contin- protocol,” said Barnwell. “For instance, reue to educatport anything ed students or a nyone and staff suspicious about the imyou see hangportance of ing a round doing everyt he dor ms, t h i ng p o s and don’t let sible to keep people ‘piggythemselves, back’ behind and their beyou when longings, safe. Capt. Jon Barnwell you enter the “ We a r e dorm.” looking into Barnwell also said the resian ongoing process of educating University Housing and dence halls on campus are safe, students on how to prevent this and this safety is in part due from happening again,” said to the cooperation and supBarnwell. “The biggest thing port students have given this is while these break-ins are educational process in the past. “I absolutely believe the resirare, they do occur from time to time, and the best thing is to dence halls are safe, and we reencourage people to lock their ally appreciate the continued windows, doors, and exterior partnership between the camdoors as well as taking home pus community and Campus any expensive items, especially Police,” said Barnwell. “Stuelectronics, when they go on dents have consistently been very helpful with trying to help break.” These procedures, along with us maintain a safer campus enother safety measures such as vironment. These are unfortuthe patrolling of the dorms nate incidences, but my advice during break by resident ad- to students is to just be vigilant visors, make up a large part when it comes to safety.” of how University Housing works to keep the dorms, and their occupants, safe, according

“The security we have on campus ensures that the residence halls are really safe ”

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our friends, one van and the idea to follow a band on tour led to one spontaneous road trip over the winter break. After attending an Oh, Sleeper performance at The Brewery on Hillsborough Street, Katherine Nieman, a student at Meredith College, met up with friends at Cup of Joe over the winter break. While there, the group encountered one of Oh, Sleeper’s band members, who mentioned an upcoming show in Ohio. From there, Nieman and her friends gathered money, supplies and a van, and headed to Ohio. After Ohio, the group travelled to Indianapolis, Indiana to continue being groupies, having fun and getting into sticky situations.


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“I thought it was a joke at first, but we decided to go,” in and put a wristband on us if we wanted to go out or Bradley Monroe, a junior in education, said about the go to the bathroom.” Gaster said they passed by the line of people with first talks he had with Nieman and two others about tickets on their way in with the drummer. taking a road trip to Ohio. “The line stretched for about 100 yards and was four Nieman knew some people in Ohio the friends could stay with, made some calls and the plans were finalized people wide at practically every point. And we just snuck in behind the drummer,” Gaster said. to leave the next day. The venue was the second floor of an old building, Once in Ohio, the four hitched a ride with a local band, Far From Abandoned, to hit up their first venue. and Nieman said the venue’s owners kept pausing the “At first [the venue] wasn’t going to let the band play, band to warn the guests against jumping up and down. “Apparently, the floor kept looking like it was going which was completely stupid, because of something in their contract saying they had to sell a certain amount to cave in. They kept telling us to stand still,” Nieman of tickets,” Nieman said. “Eventually, they let the show said. “It was so metal.” Monroe said the floor was like a moon bounce. go on and we got in and it was hardcore.” “I didn’t think it was a big deal and After the show, Monroe said the then they said ‘you might not want to group went searching for a White jump so much because the floor might Castle restaurant that was open. collapse,’” Monroe said. “We stayed up all night looking for At the same time, one of the bands White Castle, because we don’t have announced that people were getting that here. The first place we went to towed outside and people might want was closed. We kept driving around to check their cars. and finally found one,” Monroe said. “[Gaster] and [Kyle Jack] went out After hearing of a show in Indiato the car and it was gone. Everyone napolis, Indiana, Brandon Gaster, a was getting towed — it was ridiculous senior in industrial engineering, said because the sign was in a dumb spot the group decided to draw out their and was painted black,” Monroe said. trip a little longer, again using NieBradley Monroe, a junior in While Gaster and Kyle Jack, a stuman’s contacts to find a place to crash. education dent at Wake Technical Community “It was only two hours away, and we College, got a free cab ride to the imconvinced ourselves it was sort of on pound lot, Monroe left Nieman behind at the venue to the way back to North Carolina,” Gaster said. The weather was cold and miserable, according to find enough cash to get the car back. Nieman discussed the group’s money woes with a band member at the Monroe, and their trip was longer than expected. “We had already stayed a day after our parents thought venue, who then traded his VIP pass to a stranger with we were going to be home. A two or three day trip turned a car in exchange for Monroe and Nieman’s safe — and free — passage to the impound lot. into a week,” Monroe said. “We got the van back at 11:45, right before midnight, The group did not have tickets to the show in Indianapolis, but thanks to Nieman’s newfound friendship meaning we didn’t have to pay any extra towing fees. with Oh, Sleeper’s drummer, the four were able to get It was ridiculous, the towing place made it so hard for us to get our only transportation back,” Gaster said. into the venue. The group made the 13 hour ride back to Raleigh the “[Nieman] talked to the drummer at every show, nonstop, so they had that connection there. He was like, ‘I next day, satisfied with their adventures and craving can just let you guys in,’” Monroe said. “He snuck us the slightly warmer N.C. weather.

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t the top of the Technician in the newsstands, it says “The student newspaper of North Carolina State University since 1920.” That means we, the editors, the writers, the designers and the phoAmanda tographers, are Wilkins carrying on an Editor-in-chief eighty-year-old tradition, and despite the setbacks of last year, the Technician is going strong and working to improve every day. In just this last semester, we’ve had our chancellor of-

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he prospect of travelling halfway around the world in pursuit of higher education can be intimidating, to say the least. The responsibility of making these travelers feel at Manan home falls on the students of Chandra the new uniColumnist versity. Making international students feel welcome is an area where the students of N.C. State score high. Mingling with and befriending people from different cultures is challenging for more than just the reserved. Personal initiative may not always suffice to break the ice and shatter cultural barriers. It needs to be coupled with the organization of cultural programs and gettogethers to allow foreign students to better appreciate cultural diversity. This goes a long way in enabling and fostering bonds between people from different parts of the world, thus making them a lot more comfortable in their new surroundings. The Office of International Services facilitates free airport pick-ups, a detailed orientation session, a fun-filled party followed by dinner, and a separate office providing a host of services, including counseling, for the sizeable population of international students. Speaking from personal experience, I felt at ease in my new environment right from day one.

Apart from the International Students Organization, groups like Maitri and Yuva work not only to ensure a smooth transition for overseas students, but to also promote the values and traditions of different communities. This is achieved through a combination of celebrating festivals from around the world, and putting together cultural programs such as dances and skits. This provides a forum of sorts to international students to showcase to American and other foreign students the values and traditions of their society, a matter that is just as important as academics. Our world is quickly becoming a global village and without the comprehension of what different cultures have to offer, our education in this age is incomplete. With the wide variety in culture that the United States boasts, studying at N.C. State provides the added advantage of exposure to different value systems, allowing people to incorporate them into their personality. This improves the quality of education even more. Incorporation of the positives of all cultures adds an extra dimension to one a person, giving him or her an edge over others, which is what education at N.C. State is all about. Send Manan your thoughts on international students’ welcome to

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he number of international students at N.C. State is around 2,200 with representation from over 100 countries. With the start of this semester, another Pranay 0 odd Deshpande 10 students Deputy wou ld be Viewpoint Editor adde d to this community. With this number of students, there is little contribution or representation for the various opportunities available to them at N.C. State. Most international students are graduate students, which means they have an area of expertise. Many of these students are into research and make a significant contribution to the research needs of N.C. State. However there is a significant mismatch when it comes to contributions from international students to other University clubs and bodies, like Student Government. Most international students are part of the University for two to three years, but think it is a small time for them to get accustomed to a new

country and contribute to the University at the same time. International students need to realize that this is a chance for them to do something more than their academics. There are many opportunities available at N.C. State that are not explored by international students. Pl ac e s l i ke Wolf-TV, Pack Music Production Club and other organizations exist on campus and give international students an opportunity to utilize their expertise. Most of the international students are graduate students in engineering. There are 58 engineering student organizations on campus according to the Engineering Student Organizations website, but there doesn’t appear to be many international students contributing a lot to any of those. International students need to be more assertive when looking at these opportunities. Finding the right club or organization to contribute to

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would not be hard. The Office of International Services lists ways for these students to get involved. One of the many concerns of international students is finding job opportunities on campus. They need to look past the traditional opportunities and be open to new ideas where t hey can use their expertise. T he Un iversit y is a lso missing out on a tremendous set of ideas and skills because of the lack of contribution from international students. Student clubs and organizations need to make sure international students are welcome and a part of various activities on campus over and above their academics. Between all nine strategic planning task forces, only three of the students serving on them are three international students. While being at N.C. State meets an international students’ requirement for international exposure, students also need to consider the fact that they can have an inter-

national experience without going out of the country. Considering their various diverse backgrounds, international students are capable of adding a completely different perspective on things, which would help relations in the long run. The international student community seems to be underrepresented when it comes to student organizations and clubs. As Thomas Greene, the associate director of the Office of International Services, said, “We need to consider the fact that international students are not optional at N.C. State, though they might be students with special needs for some time to start with.” The University needs to make sure these students are included in activities around campus and contribute to the growth of N.C. State. This also means while international students need to realize they need to start contributing in the ways they can soon to have a truly international experience. Send Pranay your thoughts on international students to

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Students follow the Pack to Florida The football bowl game was not the only thing students got excited about in Florida – Universal Studios and Disney World were also vacation destinations.

awesome.” Oaks said that the amount of State fans there far surpassed those of the opposing team. “By the last two minutes of the game all you saw in the stadium was red. All of the Mountaineers had left their team and all of us State fans just got louder,” Brooke Shafranek Oaks said. Staff Writer On Dec. 29, the marching band went The Wolfpack football team made to Universal Studios for a day of fun in its way to Florida over winter break to the park. Oaks’ favorite attraction was play for the Champs Bowl champion- Universal Studios’ newest roller coaster, ship game against the West Virginia Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit. “I’ve never been on a roller coaster Mountaineers. However, the players were not the only ones enjoying the sun- that started going up at a 90 degree anshine state. N.C. State students traveled gle and had a pinwheel loop. The ride down for the game to cheer on the vic- itself seemed like it lasted forever, which torious Pack, and made their way to the is a good thing, because every time you thought it was over state’s amusement it had more drops,” parks to continue Oaks said. the festivities. While the Daniel Lauck, a ma rchi ng ba nd senior in computer was at Universal science and applied Studios, they permathematics, is in formed in a small the marching band plaza in the park. and performed for “At the end of the the Champs Bowl. Deion Oaks, sophomore in day, we all got back “We performed environmental engineering on the buses and during half time drove through the and then in the stands after the game with all of the night to get back to N.C. State,” Lauck fans. After the game we rode over to said. Derek Dussek, a junior in forest the football team’s hotel to perform for them as they made their way in after the management, also went to Universal Studios. win,” Lauck said. “The weather was chillier than I exDeion Oaks, a sophomore in environmental engineering and also in the pected. I did have fun because it was marching band, said, “I’ve never been my first time to Universal Studios and to a bowl game before and it was pretty State won the Champs Bowl game,”

“I’ve never been to a bowl game before and it was pretty awesome.”


Doctor Doom’s Fear-Fall is a part of Marvel Superhero-Island, which also features rides like the Hulk, the Amazing Spider-Man, X-Men and the chance to meet-andgreet Marvel’s masked men.

Dussek said. “My favorite ride at Universal was Twister-Ride It Out because it contained fire and simulated being in a tornado.” Aaron Picart, a freshman in graphic design, also went to Orlando to “check out Hogwarts at Universal Studios, and get away from the North Carolina weather.” Picart also enjoyed time at Walt Disney World. His vacation happened to coincide with the bowl game, so he was “happy to run into tons of State supporters, which made it feel like home.”

Unfortunately, Picart said he was unable to get enough tickets to the bowl game. “I elected to scream myself hoarse from the comfort of the indoors,” Picart said, “though I imagine they could probably hear me at the stadium.” The Champs Bowl was an opportunity for students to experience both a Wolfpack win and the excitement of the famous amusement parks.









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bounds and three assists. Williams’s performance caught the eye of Lowe who praised his junior guard. continued from page 10 “It was a great effort. He just ing each other out with the made plays,” Lowe said. “He Pack taking a 10-point lead into shot the ball in his areas. He has half. But at the beginning of the come to understand his game second half Wake scored three and who he is and because of straight, cutting State’s lead to that he is more efficient. He has just four points and requiring always been a very intelligent Lowe to take a quick timeout, player, always knows where to less then two minutes into the go on defense and offense and he played outstanding today.” half. Williams credits his big game But after that timeout, it was to his coach all State as who told him the team ran to stop forcaway w it h i ng e ve r ythe game thing and just s c or i ng 5 0 let the game points in the come to him. second half “I talked to for the seccoach Strickond straight land before game. the game and “I t h i n k he told me t he second he thought I half when the Coach Sidney Lowe was pressing a converted little bit so he on their first three possessions it really got said to just let the game come us to open our eyes and know to me but still be aggressive,” we have to put the peddle to the Williams said. “So the way I metal and pick it up,” sopho- took it was still be aggressive, more forward Scott Wood said. but just take the best shots.” With the first win under the Leading the second half charge was junior guard C.J. team’s belt, the Pack will travWilliams. In his three seasons el to Boston College Tuesday with the Pack, Williams has night looking to move to 2-0 showed glimpses of offensive in the ACC. ability and in this game he seemed to put it together putting up 16 points, seven re-

“He has come to understand his game and who he is and because of that he is more efficient.”


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immediately at State, he also knows that the road will be tough in the ACC. Not to mention, the Pack’s biggest rival, UNC-Chapel Hill, lost in the ACC championship game last year and finished the year by losing in the

FOOTBALL continued from page 10

Josh Czajkowski finished his career as NC State record-holder for point-aftertouchdown kicks with 119 for his career. Senior wide receivers Jarvis Williams and Owen Spencer finished their careers ranked fifth and seven respectively in career receptions at NC State. Spencer is the school record-holder with a 19.37 career yards per catch average and his total of 2,441 yards is the third-best mark in school history, trailing only longtime Ram’s great Torrey Holt and current New York Jet Jerricho Cotchery. Williams ranks third all time in career touchdown receptions with 20. Senior linebacker Nate Irving set a national record of eight tackles for loss in his final game in Carter-Finley. Redshirt junior quarterback Russell Wilson tied the single season record for touchdown responsibility with 37 and set a new school record with 527 pass attempts. His 3,563 passing yards and 308 completions rank as the second-highest marks in school history. Wilson’s touchdown responsibility is second high-

College Cup. “I think the ACC is the best conference in the country,” said Findley. “I think the standards of play, facilities and the coaches in particular are better than anywhere else. I am looking forward to playing against some of the quality coaches and teams in this league.” Findley does not only want to make it to the NCAA tournament, he wants


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Redshirt sophomore safety, Earl Wolff, and junior redshirt quarterback, Russell Wilson, sing as the Marching Band played the N.C. State Alma Mater after the Wolfpack’s 23-7 victory over the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando Florida on Dec. 28, 2010. Wolff was responsible for two tackles and Wilson for a total of 316 total yards. Wilson was named MVP in a ceremony after the game.

est all time in the ACC. Wilson, the ACC’s leading passer, who is currently a professional baseball player, has already graduated but has the option to return to Raleigh for one more year of football with the Pack. However, after throwing for 275 yards and two touchdowns and earning bowl

to be more than just a contender year after year. Just making the NCAA Tournament year after year will not please Findley, instead the new coach is setting his sights a bit higher, hoping to compete for national titles. “I want to win a National Championship at N.C. State,” Findley said. “The bottom line is that playing in the ACC you have the chance to make

MVP honors, the charismatic redshirt junior declined to comment on his future as the quarterback at N.C. State. “I’ve been blessed to have the opportunity to play football and baseball my whole life,” Wilson said. “If it happens in the future that I can still do that, or if it doesn’t, whatever,

the NCAA tournament if you have a great team and you can compete every year.” Findley not only wants to win at State, but he says that he has bought into Yow’s new motto for N.C. State athletics and is relishing the opportunity to prove people wrong next season. “Yow has a new slogan that says we are ‘fighting the status quo’ for Wolf-


but I know that playing for Coach (Tom) O’Brien and playing for N.C. State - whether I do come back or not - has been a great opportunity and a great blessing.”

pack Unlimited,” said Findley. “I’m excited to be a part of that and I’m excited to coach in an atmosphere that clearly wants to win. For me, I think that everyone is going to underestimate us and we are the underdogs, so I am looking forward to the challenge.”


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• Page 9: A continuation of the stories on the men’s basketball game, new men’s soccer coach and the football team’s bowl victory.



Pack stomp Deacons, 90-69

Caldwell dominates N.C. State Duals Senior wrestler Darrion Caldwell moved up in the record books Saturday after winning all four of his matches at the N.C. State Duals. With the wins, Caldwell became only the second wrestler in the schools history to win over 100 matches in a career. All four of Caldwell’s matches were won by pin, giving him 55 career pins, also moving him into second place in State history, just nine behind the all time leader, Sylvester Terkay. Caldwell’s performance helped the Pack win three of its four matches, losing only to North Dakota State. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS

Women’s basketball looking for first ACC victory of the year After dropping a close game to Clemson 76-74, the women’s basketball team will look to capture its first ACC win of the season against Wake Forest tonight at Reynolds Coliseum. The Pack is 7-6 on the season and lead by junior forward Bonae Holston, who is averaging 15.8 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS








Smith’s double-double helps lead team to first ACC victory of the season.

Smith said. “It’s exciting. I felt good and I was rolling. I felt like I couldn’t be stopped.” Smith’s optimism after the game carried over to him mentioning that he believes that if the team can continue Taylor Barbour playing as well as it did on Saturday Sports Editor that it would be the best team in the After four straight seasons of ACC. “We can be the best team in the dropping the first game of conference play, Sidney Lowe’s team final- ACC,” Smith said. “The talent we have, ly started off ACC play in the win the talent the freshman have, everyone column, with a 90-69 win against is just playing well and playing hard and it’s going to be hard to beat us.” the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Smith’s return to the lineup showed The 90 points scored by the Pack, 11-4(1-0 in ACC) was the most the in this game more than ever, as his abilteam has scored in an ACC game ity to draw double teams and be that under coach Lowe and is an excel- consistent scorer on offense helped to take the pressure lent start to off of other playwhat amounts ers, namely freshto the second man C.J. Leslie, part of a very who has had to atimportant seatempt to fill the big son for coach shoes left during Lowe. Smith’s absence. “It is ver y The highly toutimportant. It Coach Sidney Lowe ed freshman had is an initiation struggled during for a lot of the young guys to this type play and this Smith’s absence but now that he now level,” Lowe said. “It is important longer has to be the main post presthat we did it and did it at home on ence, Leslie has put up back-to-back 19-point performances. our court and that is great.” “It makes a great difference,” Lowe Leading the way for the Pack in the game was star senior forward said. “He [Smith] is our main guy inTracy Smith, who put up a double- side that we go to and play off of. Our double with 23 points and eleven guys are very comfortable having him rebounds. Smith is playing in only in there and knowing they can throw his third game back after missing the ball in there and not only is he goten straight games due to a knee ing to get a shot for himself but he can injury, but it was obvious that the also get some other guys open looks.” During the first half the game stayed knee does not seem to be a lingering close, as both teams seemed to be feelproblem for Smith. “I couldn’t wait to play my first game and my first ACC game,” BBALL continued page 9

“It is an initiation for a lot of the young guys to this type of play and this level.”


Freshman forward C.J. Leslie puts up a shot around Wake Forest’s Carson Desrosiers during the first half of the team’s game at the RBC Center Saturday. Leslie had 19 points in 25 mintues of play to help the Pack to a 90-69 win.

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Today WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS. WAKE FOREST Reynolds Coliseum, 7 p.m. Tuesday MEN’S BASKETBALL AT BOSTON COLLEGE Chesnut Hill, Mass., 9 p.m.


Champs of the Champs Wilson earns bowl MVP en route to 23-7 thrashing of West Virginia Sean Klemm

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Tuesday: A recap of the women’s basketball game against Wake Forest Wednesday: A feature story on the gymnastics team being predicted to finish first in the Eagl conference. Thursday: A story on Darrion Caldwell’s return to wrestling Friday: A preview of the men’s basketball game against Florida State

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For the first time since the 2003 season, with Phillip Rivers under center, N.C. State posted a nine-win season. The nine wins tie as the second-highest total in school history. “Certainly we’re excited about the opportunity to win this football game,” coach Tom O’Brien said. “West Virginia was a great team, they won nine games, they’re a ranked team and there are three schools from our conference with opportunities to play ranked teams and we are one of them. Getting the ninth win is huge for this program.” The lopsided bowl victory over No. 22 West Virginia was not only a milestone for the University and the Wolfpack, it marked O’Brien’s 100th career win BRENT KITCHEN/TECHNICIAN in his 14-year head coaching career. Only two other ACC Junior wide receiver T.J. Graham hoists the championship trophy coaches, Frank Beamer following the team’s victory in the Champs Sports Bowl. of Virginia Tech and Paul held West Virginia to just seven Irving said. “Going through what I went through last year Johnson of Georgia Tech, points. “It wasn’t really about prov- and also the previous years on have posted 100 or more ing people wrong,” Irving said. the team, not being able to have career victories. “It was about a winning season but to come The coming out back and go out as a champion, defense, a n d d oi n g it feels real good.” which Although the senior class had what we know drastically we can do, only one winning season, the improved playing hard, 2010 N.C. State class can also from a tough foot- brag about something only two year ago, other classes in school history ball.” had arguT he 2010 can claim: four straight victoably its ries over North Carolina. campaign best perAlong with the team’s sucmarks t he formance Coach Tom O’Brien first winning cess against bitter rival, many of the seaseason for the players have etched their names son. Led by redshirt senior lineback- members of the senior class and into N.C. State record books er Nate Irving, who missed the first bowl win since the throughout their respective all of the 2009 season after 2005 victory over USF in the careers. Senior placekicker car accident, the defense Meineke Car Care Bowl. “It means a whole lot to me,” forced five turnovers and FOOTBALL continued page 9

“Certainly we’re excited about the opportunity to win this football game.”


Findley ready for the challenge in the ACC New men’s soccer coach Kelly Findley says he wants an NCAA Tournament bid next year

No. 5 ranking in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America national poll last year. Findley leaves after a very successful five year tenure in which he compiled a record of 59-25-15, and made the NCAA Tournament twice, Cory Smith a feat he wants to continue with Deputy Sports Editor the Wolfpack. “If we can get everyone on the In only her first year, Athletic Director Debbie Yow right page and have everyone was given the tough task of committed to the same goal, replacing a legend at N.C. I believe this team will be in State. After 25 years as great shape next year,” Findley head coach of men’s soc- said. “Our goal is to make the cer, George Tarantini an- NCAA tournament next year, and we want to put ourselves nounced his retirement. i nto p o s iThe tion to win good thing the ACC in for Yow is the years to t h at she come.” found His coacha coach i ng c a re er who cares began with a s much t h e C h a rabout lotte 49ers, makbut Findley’s ing the work at Butprogram ler led him promito having the nent in best winning the ACC as percentage in she does. Coach Kelly Findley school hisCoach tory. Kelly “I think that the work he did Findley was born in Texas, but is a former North Car- at Butler is evidence that he is olina native who wants to a good coach and I am looking forward to playing for him,” win right away. “The main reason I came sophomore defender John back was obviously to coach Lung’aho said. Lung’aho is among several in the ACC,” Findley said. “But I feel like he current players who were brought in administration is begin- by Tarantini that will be playning a culture of excellence ing for Findley. Findley says which excited me as well. I that he is very happy with the think there is a great oppor- players who are already with tunity at N.C. State for us the program. “The quality of players that to make a statement. Both [Debbie Yow] and [As- the former staff brought in is sociate Athletic Director] very high,” Findley said. “The Christ Kingston are driven guys who are here are very good and both of them are com- players, and I believe this team mitted to winning.” already looks strong.” Findley is the former While Findley wants to win coach of the Butler Bulldogs, who peaked at the SOCCER continued page 9

“Everyone is going to underestimate us and we are the underdogs, so I am looking forward to the challenge.”

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