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Friendship Leadership Teamwork Camaraderie Integrity Join the Student Media family and learn life skills that will benefit you regardless of your chosen career path. And along the way, help to inform and to entertain the students of North Carolina State University. Join the team. WINDHOVER

THE BRICK Be a tradition keeper! The Brick you are holding in your hands is not just something to read, but also an interactive guide to N.C. State’s traditions, history and important places. Use it to document your adventures. Certain pages have space for pictures, fill-in-the blanks and other spaces to organize your memories. Let The Brick serve as your scrapbook during your time at N.C. State. When it’s complete, it will be your keepsake.

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The class of ___________________________________________________________________________________

E-mail address: _ _______________________________________________________________________________

Limited edition. ________________________________________________________________________ of 6,500.

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Become a Tradition Keeper Keep N.C. State’s historic roots alive


tudent media, student Government and the Alumni Association are leading efforts to promote student involvement while maintaining the University’s rich traditions. We hope you use The Brick during your academic career as a guide to enhance and keep track of your experiences at N.C. State. The Brick highlights a list of traditions you can complete to become an official N.C. State Tradition Keeper.

Complete 40 traditions to earn a medal like this one. Photo by Luis Zapata

To become a TK, students must complete 40 traditions in their books. You can complete a tradition in many different ways, as long as you provide proof, such as a photograph, a receipt, an official TK stamp or similar mementos. Student Government officials will be present at some tradition events, like New Student Orientation, to stamp The Brick. The Alumni Association Student Ambassador Program will also host TK check-in days. Bring your copy of The Brick to log traditions. There might be opportunities to win prizes as you build your experience with traditions, so don’t wait to attend a check-in day! Every student who completes 40 traditions will receive a medal to wear at graduation. This is a reward for keeping alive the heritage of North Carolina State University. We hope The Brick will enhance your time here and leave you with a lifetime of memories on each page. GO PACK! nn

To receive updates about The Brick, check-in dates and medal information, email The Brick team at with your name and contact information. nn


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Letter from the chancellor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 nn This is N.C. State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Advice from deans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 By the numbers and advice from students. . . . . . 8 Distinguished alumni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 nn The beginning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 N.C. State history. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Holladay Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Memorial Bell Tower. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Timeline of N.C. State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 nn Student Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 New Student Orientation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Wolfpack Welcome Week. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Campus involvement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Student Government. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Student Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Technician. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Greek Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Campus Farmers Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Shack-A-Thon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 University Dining. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Howling Cow ice cream. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38


Campus Cinema. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Free Expression Tunnel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Court of North Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Arts N.C. State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Crafts Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 First Friday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Parents and Families Weekend. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 State Fair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Chocolate Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Hillsborough Street. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Krispy Kreme Challenge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Polar Plunge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Cookout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Wolf statues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Harrelson Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Talley Student Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Carmichael Complex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Pan-Afrikan Week. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 nn Academics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Textbooks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Centennial Campus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 D.H. Hill Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Strolling Professor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Agriculture Awareness Week. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Art to Wear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Study Abroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Class rings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Dean's List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Letter from director of athletics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 nn Athletics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Athletic history. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Mascots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Intramural and club sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Tailgating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Ram Roast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Non-revenue sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Away and championship games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Homecoming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Reynolds Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Campout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Pink games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Create your own traditions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 History of The Brick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126 The Brick staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

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he Wolfpack family welcomes you with open arms, ready to see you and become an engaged and informed citizen of an increasingly complex global community. We are proud of our University and all that it offers. Our history and mission connect us to the people and culture of North Carolina in a unique way, affording our students insight into real-world applications of contemporary research and classical study. We develop leaders by providing a hands-on, multi-disciplinary education that strengthens the versatility of our students. We encourage community engagement — the kind of outside-the-classroom activities that enhance your experience inside the classroom and broaden the scope of an N.C. State education. While at N.C. State, you will have opportunities to develop your potential through experiences that generate personal growth in character, service and leadership. These moments may occur in the form of the Krispy Kreme Challenge, Study Abroad, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, working for the Technician or researching with one of our outstanding faculty members. The more than 30,000 students on our campus represent a diverse community composed of student clubs, communities and organizations spanning a variety of interests and passions. Our history has created timeless traditions that harness the energy and enthusiasm of our student body. From Wolfpack Welcome Week to camping out for basketball tickets, I hope you will take time to live and shape the rich heritage that preceded you, and of which you will become a part during your time at N.C. State. The Brick will help you discover ways to seek these opportunities and involve yourself in the traditions of our dynamic University. I encourage you to make the most of your time here. This is the University of one-of-a-kind national models and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. nn Photo by Peggy Boone

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The class of 2014 at Convocation Aug. 16, 2010. Photo by Josh Bielick

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Words of advice from college deans Because they’ve experienced a lot of education, the heads of the colleges offer their words of wisdom College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Johnny C. Wynne “Four years probably seems like a long time to many of you. Let me assure you, it’s not. My advice is to take advantage of the relatively short time you have here at N.C. State. We offer a world-class education, but you have to do your part. You have to seek out and take advantage of the educational opportunities the University offers. I would encourage you particularly to look for educational opportunities beyond your classes. Participate in research projects and learn more about how science is done. Check out Study Abroad programs. Put forth the effort to get the most out of your time here at N.C. State.” College of Design Dean Marvin J. Malecha “You have before you the opportunity to ask deep questions, to explore as you never have and to redesign who you are on the basis of what you believe. Be open to all that is available to you, participate broadly in the life of the University community. Be wary of the trivial and the superficial. Seek to find the joy in your life.”


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College of Education Dean Jayne Fleener “College is a time for exploring new ideas and setting foundations for your future. College counts! Take advantage of everything N.C. State has to offer. Become a part of the community and take risks. And give back to others through friendship and service. These can be the best years of your life!” College of Engineering Dean Louis Martin-Vega “During your first year, I would recommend that you visit and become familiar with the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges for the 21st Century. These challenges — making solar energy economical, securing cyberspace and preventing nuclear terror, among others — will shape the rest of your lives, and the work you do in engineering will help solve them. I also encourage you to forge new friendships, enjoy the athletic events on campus and spend some time exploring the arts, student clubs, community service projects and other activities. Life at N.C. State is engaging, challenging and fun. Enjoy it.”

College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Jeffery P. Braden “The friends you meet at N.C. State will last a lifetime— so be sure to choose wisely. Some of the friends you should make include Plato, Betty Friedan, Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Mead, Confucius and Maya Angelou; our faculty are eager to introduce you (and help you make other friends, too)!” Poole College of Management Dean Ira R. Weiss Networking: Seek out and participate in opportunities to network with professionals in your chosen field. Involvement: Participate in student clubs, attend special events like the Wachovia Executive Lectures, etc. Think to the future: Take advantage of study abroad and other international opportunities. Don’t forget: To study and check in with mom and dad once in a while. College of Natural Resources Dean Robert Brown “You have four years to prepare yourself for the life you want to lead. Learn from your professors in the classroom, but don’t overlook the opportunity to learn, explore and grow from participation with clubs, sports, student research, Study Abroad, volunteering for Alternative Spring Break, summer internships, interesting courses beyond those required and, importantly, your new friends.”

College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Dean Daniel L. Solomon “College should prepare you for your career, but it also should prepare you to be a citizen of the world. Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone: Take classes outside your major, talk to people who come from different backgrounds than you, ask your professors tough questions. You likely will find that the more you learn about the world around you, the better you understand yourself. Oh, and go to class!” College of Textiles Dean A. Blanton Godfrey “Get to know at least one professor really well your first year on campus. Graduates frequently tell us how much the personal contact with a professor meant to their time on campus. Join a few clubs or activities that really fit with your interests and also broaden them. “A few” is critical; don’t join everything that sounds interesting and then do little. Join a few and get involved. But always remember that academic work comes first. You want to be around for all four years to enjoy these activities. Meet some other students that come from totally different backgrounds than your own. N.C. State is a wonderfully diverse place with students from every state, more than 100 other countries and from many religious and ethnic backgrounds. There are wonderful opportunities for learning outside the classroom that may be more important than your classes. Take at least one course every semester that really pushes you hard. This is the time of your life to learn the hard stuff that will prepare you for life.” nn



N.C. State by the numbers



enrolled students, making NCSU the largest four-year institution in North Carolina in Spring 2011

U.S. patents held

2,073 teaching, research and extension faculty

9th in Best Overall Public University Value in The Princeton Review and USA Today in 2010 8

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170,000 living N.C. State alumni


$1.7 billion monetary value of N.C. State’s economic impact on the state of North Carolina each year

12 colleges

$380 4.2 million million average GPA of 2010 freshman

bricks on campus (estimated)

total research expenditure Source: N.C. State Creative Services

Upperclassman advice Students who’ve been there offer counsel to freshmen

Sarah Hines

Ermias Bizuwork

Jordan Squires

Zadee Cromartie

junior, business administration

Senior, chemical engineering

Junior, biological sciences

Senior, biological sciences

“Make sure you go to classes. It's tempting not to go, since no one is watching you to make sure you go. You might miss out on something important.”

“Work hard and enjoy yourself, but manage your time wisely. Your freshman year grades will reflect on how well you did that.”

“Keep your nose to the grindstone and study hard. Definitely get involved and make friends. Those are going to be the people you will be interacting and studying with. It helps the learning process.”

“Go to class every day, study hard, take advantage of networking and undergraduate tutorials and be sure to have fun.”

Photos by Patrick Easters

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Distinguished alumni Graduates who went on to make a difference

James goodnight 1965, applied mathematics

Katharine Stinson mechanical engineering, 1941

Cullen jones English, 2006

Gen. hugh shelton textile engineering, 1963

Goodnight is the CEO of the SAS Institute, one of the largest privately held software firms in the world. He produced the original software with colleagues at N.C. State to analyze agricultural research data. Goodnight was awarded the Watauga Medal in 2002 by the Board of Trustees.

Stinson became the first woman engineer hired by the Civil Aeronautics Administration (now the Federal Aviation Administration).

In 2006, he won the NCAA title in the 50-yard freestyle. After graduation, Cullen turned professional, winning a gold medal in the 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.

During his career in the military, Shelton served in the Vietnam War and was appointed to the National Security Council. Shelton retired in 2001 as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Shelton Leadership Center at N.C. State was founded in 2002.


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President Alexander Quarles Holladay and the first graduating class in 1893. Photo from University Archives

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THe beginning


A view of early campus looking east in 1907. Photo from 1907 Agromeck

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he North Carolina General Assembly founded the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts on March 7, 1887. Designated as a land-grant college under the Morrill Act of 1862, the school followed the act’s mission of providing practical higher education still largely unavailable to farmers, industrial workers and others outside the upper-class. By focusing on agriculture and mechanic arts, these new land-grant schools gave students the opportunity to receive a college education regardless of their income level or social status. Naming lthough the campus has always been located in Raleigh, the name of the institution has changed often, meeting with clashes between alumni, the General Assembly and the UNC System. In the 1910s, partisans used the name “State College� to describe the curriculum expansion beyond the

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original mission set forth by the legislature. The State College nickname found its way into the proper name in 1917, when the school officially changed to the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering, replacing the outmoded term “mechanic arts.” North Carolina’s three public institutions, the University of North Carolina, N.C. State and the Women’s College at Greensboro, were consolidated into the University of North Carolina by the General Assembly in 1931 to save money during the Great Depression. The name was changed to the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering of the University of North Carolina to reflect the creation of the consolidated university. Still, the nickname “State College” stuck. In 1963, some Consolidated University of North Carolina officials and trustees wanted N.C. State to become the University of North Carolina at Raleigh. Alumni resisted this change and backed the name North Carolina State University to reflect the school’s unique status as a land-grant institution. The result: North Carolina State of the University of North Carolina at Raleigh. In 1965, North Carolina State University at Raleigh finally became the official name. The state legislature tacked on the “at Raleigh” tag to appease the Consolidated UNC administration, but few use the geographical reference. nn

Name Game 1887 — North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts 1917 — North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering 1931 — North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering of the University of North Carolina 1963 — North Carolina State of the University of North Carolina at Raleigh 1965 — North Carolina State University at Raleigh Source: NCSU Libraries

Group portrait of a cadet company posing in front of Holladay Hall at the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Photos by University Archives

The Beginning


Holladay Hall in 1902. Photo from University Archives

Holladay Hall in September 2008. Photo by Ed Funkhouser

Holladay Hall

The first brick building


ain Building opened its doors on Oct. 3, 1889 to usher in the first class. At the time, everything was located in, as students called it, Old Main, including administrative offices, dorms, classrooms and a small library. In 1915, the building of Romanesque revival design was named Holladay Hall in honor of Alexander Quarles Holladay, the school’s first president. The rear side of Holladay Hall features an ornamental Block “S” built into the eaves. Holladay Hall was designated a historic site by the Raleigh City Council June 16, 1969. Today, the building houses the offices of the chancellor and central administration. nn


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The top of the Memorial Bell Tower. Photo by Daniel Tanaka

The WWI Memorial Bell Tower

Illuminating campus icon


he WWI Memorial Tower, also known as the Bell Tower, is likely the most recognized landmark on campus. Located on the northeast end of campus, this “legend in stone” contains a clock, shrine room and plaque. The carillon bells planned for the tower were never installed due to a lack of funding. The 115-foot monument is built from 1,400 tons of fine-cut granite from Mount Airy set on a 700-ton concrete base and exceeded $150,000 in cost. Funding to finish the structure was made possible with a grant from the Works Progress Administration, one of the many programs introduced under President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal during the Great Depression. The tower was intended to honor WWI veterans, specifically the 33 fallen heroes who were N.C. State alumni. While the idea for the Memorial Tower first arose in 1919, it wasn’t dedicated until 1949 because of funding issues throughout the Great Depression and World War II. In 1998, Chancellor Marye Anne Fox initiated the refurbishing of the tower’s floodlights so they could bathe the tower in a red glow. Those lights are now a way to signal a sports victory, a student or faculty honor or certain holidays. The Bell Tower also adorns the University seal. nn


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The Brick Oct. 3, 1889 First classes held

1917 A&M renamed the N.C. State College of Agriculture and Engineering 1921 Lucille Thomson of Wilmington becomes first woman to enroll full-time

Feb. 1, 1920 First Technician issue published

Dec. 2, 1949 Reynolds Coliseum opens Sept. 5, 1953

Nov. 25, 1957 Football team wins first ACC title

May 1960 Irwin Holmes becomes first African-American to receive a degree

Aug. 27, 1981 School of Veterinary Medicine holds classes April 4, 1983 Coach Jim Valvano leads men’s basketball team to 1983 NCAA championship Dec. 19, 1984

Nov. 19, 1999 First game at the RBC Center Oct. 26, 2010 W. Randolph Woodson named 14th chancellor

Oct. 9, 1996 First broadcast of WKNC-FM, which had been an AM station since 1958

1987 Eight of the University’s academic schools are redesignated as colleges.

Centennial Campus established

Mr. Wuf and Ms. Wuf are married

Feb. 28, 1981

Wolfline buses go into service

Aug. 20, 1980

March 25, 1974 Men’s basketball defeats Marquette 76-64 in NCAA championship

1972 Universirty of North Carolina System created

1967 Football team wins first bowl game in the Liberty Bowl

Oct. 8, 1966 First game in Carter Stadium

1965 The University of North Carolina at Raleigh is renamed the North Carolina State University at Raleigh.

1958 Campus radio station changes its call letters from WVWP to WKNC

Sept. 23, 1957 Future Gov. Jim Hunt becomes student body president

March 12, 1955 New D.H. Hill Library dedicated

Nuclear reactor goes into operation

Nov. 11, 1949 Dedication of the Memorial Bell Tower

1947 All athletics teams adopt nickname “Wolfpack,” replacing “Red Terrors” April 15, 1949 First annual Greek Week

April 26, 1946 Everett Case hired as men’s basketball coach

1945 The title of dean of administration is changed to chancellor

1945 WNCS, the campus radio station, begins broadcasting three nights a week

May 8, 1942 All dorms, cafeteria and other non-classroom buildings given names April 9, 1943 Enrollment hits the lowest mark in 20 years, due to the war

Feb. 9, 1940 Fred Waring, prominent national band leader, writes new fight song

Nov. 10, 1921 Memorial Bell Tower cornerstone laid to honor State College alumni killed during World War I

April 1903 First Agromeck yearbook issued Feb. 8, 1911 First basketball game

Alumni Association established

June 1895

June 20, 1893 First commencement of 19 students

March 12, 1892 First football game

Board of Trustees meets for first time

Legislation establishes the N.C. College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts

Aug. 30, 1889 Alexander Holladay elected president

March 7, 1887 April 22, 1887


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student life

Andrew Finegan, a freshman in mechanical engineering, and Kate Braswell, a freshman in polymer and color chemistry, fight one another with inflatable gladiator buoys at West Fest on Lee Field. Photo by Alex Canoutas



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Emily Guise plans out the rest of her day with her parents at New Student Orientation at Talley Student Center July 22, 2010. Photo by Tim O’Brien Orientation Counselors dance to “Jump On It” at Stewart Theater in Talley Student Center July 22, 2010. Photo by Tim O’Brien

New student orientation

Campus test drive


Place a New Student Orientation memory here.

ach summer, freshmen get a preview of campus at New Student Orientation. During the two-day program, future students have the opportunity to learn about their academic curriculum, avenues for student life and ways to get involved when they return as official students in the fall. They can also make their first college friends and sign up for their first semester’s classes. Students get to test drive dorm life and participate in activities that allow them to get to know campus better. At the Information Fair, students and their parents are able to talk with representatives from campus departments. nn

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Competing in a tricycle race, John Stevens, a junior in science education, Taylor James, a sophomore in engineering, Tim Gubitz, a senior in electrical engineering, and Nathan Utter, a sophomore in material science, race around a track on the grass at RecFest Aug. 16, 2009. Photo by David Mabe

Wolfpack Welcome Week

A warm welcoming


hanks to the Class of 1911, who banned freshman hazing, students need not worry about being harassed. Instead, new and returning students can look forward to Wolfpack Welcome Week. WWW begins with move-in as more than 6,500 students set up their space in 20 residence halls. It ends with Service N.C. State, a two-day-long service event that includes a blood drive and meal packaging. At events like Cates Crawl, students visit with leaders of student organizations and discuss how to get involved on campus. Officials from colleges provide new students with tips on how to be successful in their college classes. Students can get free food, play games and learn about student organizations. Campus Recreation hosts RecFest, where students can explore the opportunities Campus Recreation has to offer students during the year. One of the largest events of WWW is the Union Activities Board’s concert. The Welcome Week concert brings big-name artists to the University for students to enjoy at the end of their first week on campus. Past performers have included Cartel, Josh Gracin, Boyz II Men and Lifehouse. nn

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GROUPS WITH WELCOME WEEK ACTIVITIES: Alumni Association, Campus Activities, Campus Recreation, Division of Undergraduate Academic Programs, NCSU Bookstores, Student Affairs/Parents Fund, University Dining, University Housing , University Towers, Wolfpack Club

_________________________________________ performed at the Welcome Week concert. wolfpack welcome week


Courtney Vaughn, a freshman in biological sciences, and Nathan Combs, a junior in mathematics, participate in the GLBT Center’s SOS Rally in the Brickyard Oct. 20, 2010. Photo By Jonathan Millner


For students already involved in a student group or campus organization, the Student Organization Resource Center offers the following services to help registered organizations on campus: • Distribute the event and solicitation permits groups may need to do activities around the campus • Show student groups and organizations how to obtain nonprofit status • Help student groups open checking accounts for their organizations • Instruct student groups on how to file taxes for their organizations • Direct student groups on how to go about getting appropriation funds set aside by the University The office’s main objective is to assist student organizations in managing themselves. Source: Elizabeth Thronton, SORC office manager


Campus involvement

Find your place


ith more than 400 clubs, activities and groups, all students can find an organization to help them connect and to grow. Getting involved gives everyone an opportunity to meet new people, make a difference in the community, gain career experience and practice leadership skills. There are political organizations focused on policies and parties. Arts organizations provide opportunities in dance, drama, music and photography. Academic organizations focus more on education and careers. Cultural and religious groups are represented, along with club sports, service organizations and Greek Life. There are also academic and honors fraternities offered for students with high academic achievements or certain areas of study. Students who don’t find what they want in an existing club can create their own. nn

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Students vote in Fountain Dining Hall. nn Former Student Body President Kelly Hook celebrates after learning of her election win. nn Participating in Universities United, Farris Barakat helps with clean-up after tornadoes hit Shaw University. nn Abbi Davis is sworn in as the new Student Senate secretary.

Student government

Why Vote?

Each Student Government election gives you a voice in who represents you on campus. Elections for freshmen student senators are held early in the fall semester. The student body president and other elected student officials meet and talk with administrators regularly. The student body president also sits on the Board of Trustees.

o I voted on _______________________ (dates)

Write in the name of a student senator representing your college: __________________________________


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Voice of the students


ounded in 1921, Student Government acts as the official voice of Wolfpack students. Modeled after the federal government, Student Government has three branches. Each spring, students elect the top officers, including the student body president, the student senate president, the student body treasurer, the student chief justice and the senior class president. More information is available at The Student Senate, the legislative branch, recommends policies and allocates roughly $160,000 in student fee money to student organizations. The Senate also plans events like the annual Campout and the College Cup. The executive branch, led by the student body president, is divided into commissions that represent student interests across a variety of topics. For example, the Traditions Commission helped create The Brick and in Fall 2010, the Athletics Commission founded the Coaches Corner outside Reynolds Coliseum with a bust of the late women’s basketball coach Kay Yow. The Judicial Board, led by the student chief justice, listens to cases involving student misconduct and academic integrity violations. nn

Photographer Austin Dowd interviews students at a football game. nn WKNC General Manager Tommy Anderson makes announcements at the station’s Double Barrel Benefit at the Pour House in downtown Raleigh. nn Technician reporter Clark Leonard interviews a basketball player. nn Josh Lawson takes a photo on top of D.H. Hill Library.

Student media

Keeping students informed WKNC: WKNC 88.1 FM is a student-run, non-commercial, educational radio station that broadcasts at 25,000 watts throughout central North Carolina. Converted to an FM station on Oct. 8, 1966, the station prides itself in offering music forms that can’t be heard anywhere else on the dial, like indie rock, metal, hip-hop and electronic. Wolf TV: Providing both video material for other student media outlets and original content, Wolf TV gives students broadcast experience in creating informative and entertaining programming online and through the campus cable outlet.

Windhover: Windhover represents the creativity of students, faculty, staff and alumni. Started in 1964, the magazine features everything from poetry and fiction to drawings and music. It received the highest national awards for student publications in 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Business office An outlet for advertisers, the business office offers marketing and advertising sales for print and online media and sponsorship opportunities for radio and video. The Nubian Message: Printing its first issue in 1992, the weekly Nubian Message focuses on the African-American student voice at N.C. State. nn

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Hot off the press


very school day during the semester, and once a week during summer sessions, students can pick up a copy of the student-run newspaper, Technician, at locations around campus. First published in 1920, the newspaper keeps students up-to-date with local and campus news features, opinions and sports. One of the most popular parts of the paper is the Police Blotter, found on Page 2, which quotes Campus Police reports. In the past, on the first day of football and basketball seasons, the Technician published Red, a preview of the upcoming season. And on the day of the home basketball game against rival UNC-Chapel Hill, the Technician has published The Daily Tar Hell, a spoof edition of UNC’s paper The Daily Tar Heel. Students can submit story ideas and letters to the editor by emailing editor@ nn

An official history

First published in 1903 and the oldest publication on campus, the Agromeck yearbook serves to provide a review of each school year from the student perspective. The name honors N.C. State’s origin as the North Carolina College of Agriculture (“Agro”) and Mechanic Arts (“meck”). Since 2009, the Agromeck has won three Pacemaker awards and three Gold Crown awards — two of the highest honors bestowed to college publications. Thanks to student fees, the Agromeck staff can give out 1,000 free copies to students pictured or quoted in the book or to graduating seniors.



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Serve the world, start at home Service N.C. State he culminating event of Wolfpack Welcome Week each fall is Service N.C. State, which reinforces the University’s commitment to community service. In August 2003, the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service created the event to introduce freshmen to the needs of the local and global community. In 2005, CSLEPS established a partnership with Stop Hunger Now, a Raleigh-based international hunger relief agency. Volunteers package dehydrated meals to support school lunch feeding programs around the world while learning about hunger. Since 2008, N.C. State has served as the lead university sponsor for the University Million Meal event in which North Carolina college students package more than a million meals each year. In 2010, CSLEPS began a record-setting blood drive. The goal is to receive 1,000 pints of blood.


Service Raleigh ervice Raleigh, an annual day of service held in the spring semester sponsored by Student Government and the Park Scholars, was started in 1998. Volunteers work on projects throughout the Raleigh community and raise money for charities. More than 2,000 volunteers participate in Service Raleigh each year. nn


Will Carter, a freshman in management, and Daniel Buchenberger, a freshman in biology, package boxes of food for victims of the Haitian earthquake during Service N.C. State. Photo by Hannah Jaffee




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FRATERNITIES — Collaborative Greek Council: Delta Sigma Iota, Epsilon Chi Nu, Iota Nu Delta, Lambda Theta Phi, Phi Sigma Nu, Pi Alpha Pi; Interfraternity Council: Alpha Gamma Rho, Alpha Sigma Phi, Alpha Tau Omega, Chi Psi, Delta Sigma Phi, Delta Upsilon, Farm House, Kappa Alpha Order, Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Pi Lambda Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Pi, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Theta Chi, Theta Tau; National Pan-Hellenic Council: Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Phi Beta Sigma, Omega Psi Phi SORORITIES — Collaborative Greek Council: Alpha Omega Epsilon, Alpha Pi Omega, Lambda Pi Chi, Lambda Theta Alpha, Sigma Omicron Epsilon, Theta Nu Xi; National Pan-Hellenic Council: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta; Panhellenic Association: Alpha Delta Pi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Zeta, Kappa Delta, Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Kappa, Zeta Tau Alpha

Greek life

Preparing students for society


oasting 48 Greek organizations, Greek Life gives students an opportunity to get involved on campus, meet other students and make memories. Social fraternities and sororities, as well as business fraternities and service fraternities, provide opportunities for about 2,200 students on campus. The principles of service, scholarship, leadership and sisterhood or brotherhood guide all of the Greek organizations on campus. Recruitment occurs in the fall with a rush process, either formal or informal. During rush, students get to visit the different fraternities and sororities to see which group fits them most. • Campus leadership and involvement: About 72 percent of members belong to other student organizations on campus, many in leadership roles • Scholarship: 55 percent are above the all-student average • Service/philanthropy: Fraternity men and sorority women volunteered more than 64,000 hours in the University and surrounding community in 2009. In addition, chapters hosted 94 events to raise both awareness and money for charity. Donations exceeded $135,000. nn

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Margaret-Parham Holt, a senior in textile and apparel management, screams with her sorority sisters to welcome back members of Sigma Kappa sorority during Bid Day Sept. 17, 2009. Photo by Michele Chandler

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Junior in biology Natalie Roberts purchases an oatmeal raisin cookie from The Cookie People at the Sept. 29 Farmers Market. Cookie People employee Karen Gould said she enjoys working at the Campus Farmers Market. "It's a really good crowd and we've been selling out every week." Photo by Alex Sanchez

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Fresh attraction Place a Campus Farmers Market memory here.


he Brickyard has been a home to events from Agriculture Awareness Week to Shack-A-Thon. Now it’s home to peanut butter, bread, cheese, lotion, fish, pasture-raised pork — all for sale. Led by Eric Ballard, a graduate in ecology education, the Student Government’s Sustainability Commission helped farmers give students, faculty and staff a chance to enjoy local, seasonal products. On Earth Day 2009, the first N.C. State farmers market kicked off on campus. Mid-day on Wednesdays, five regular vendors sell seafood and meat, fruits and vegetables, milk and eggs, and soaps and lotions. All of the products are from North Carolina. nn

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View of Shack-A-Thon from the top of D.H. Hill Library Sept. 22, 2009. Photo by Meredith Faggart


Sleeping on the bricks


very year during the fall semester, the Brickyard becomes home for one week to students participating in Habitat for Humanity’s Shack-A-Thon. Started in 1991 with only one shack, the event has grown to around 16 shacks. Participants are responsible for building and staffing their shacks 24 hours a day for the entire week, with at least one student in the shack at all times. The event has become a competition to see which groups can build the most creative shacks and who can raise the most money, which goes toward building homes in the Raleigh area. Throughout the week, students panhandle, play games and sell food and crafts, all to get money in the name of their organizations. Collectively, the groups raise more than $25,000 each year. nn

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Grabbing a plate of cocktail shrimp, Erin Woodall, a sophomore in chemistry and food science, walks through the crowded serving lines at Fountain Dining Hall during the University Dining's annual Winter Feast Dec. 2, 2010. Photo by Danielle Neujahr

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Culinary experience


rom a little cafeteria in Holladay Hall to recent additions throughout main and Centennial campuses, there has always been a staff working to feed the Pack. University Dining offers three main dining halls; food courts in the Brickyard and Talley Student Center featuring national brands; convenience stores; Port City Java cafes and other venues around campus. Students can use their meal plans, cash or credit cards at all locations. Breakfast at any of the three main campus dining halls — Clark on East Campus, Case on Central Campus or Fountain on West Campus — brings students Belgian waffles with the Block “S” stamped in the middle. Throughout the year, University Dining’s chefs plan special meals like the All-Carolinas Meal and Thanksgiving Dinner in addition to the daily culinary experiences offered at the dining halls. nn

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Chuck Farnham, supervisor of the Creamery, hands a sample of strawberry Howling Cow ice cream to freshman Jess Green at the Creamery’s opening in D.H. Hill Library April 20, 2009. Photo by Tim O’Brien

Howling cow ice cream

Dairy delight


ach year, University Dining produces 15,000 to 20,000 gallons of Howling Cow ice cream. It is made with milk from the University’s own dairy cows at the Dairy Education Unit at the Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory. Workers at the unit collect about 500 to 600 gallons of milk per milking session, then deliver it to Schaub Hall to be manufactured into ice cream during a three-day process. The ice cream is available by the scoop in 18 flavors in Talley Student Center and at the Creamery in D.H. Hill Library and by the pint in five flavors at all of the C-Stores. In October 2010, Chancellor Randy Woodson unveiled his Chancellor’s Choice ice cream flavor, Wolf Tracks, a twist on moose tracks with chocolate, fudge, vanilla and peanut butter. The Food Science Club also serves Howling Cow ice cream at the North Carolina State Fair. nn

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HOWLING COW ICE CREAM FLAVORS: Butter Almond, Cherry Vanilla, Chocolate, Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Mint, Cookie Dough, Cookies & Cream, Lime Sherbert, Orange Sherbert, Pecan Krunch, Raspberry Sherbert, Strawberry, Vanilla, Java Bean, Chancellor’s Choice: Wolf Tracks, CocoNutt, Campfire Delight, Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl

My favorite Howling Cow flavor is ____________________________________ . HOWLING COW ICE CREAM


I saw these movies at the Campus Cinema:

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Movie mania

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he Union Activities Board plays movies ranging from independent works to the latest Hollywood blockbusters in 35mm with Dolby Digital Surround Sound in the Campus Cinema in Witherspoon Student Center. Movie showings cost $1.50 for students, faculty and staff or $2.50 for non-students. Throughout the year, the cinema also showcases free movies and sneak previews. Occasionally, the Cinema sponsors movies projected onto the side of Witherspoon facing Harris Field. The movie theater seats 460 people and has a concession stand. Tickets are available at the Campus Cinema Box Office before show time. The Campus Cinema is part of the Department of Campus Activities and the Films List planning is done by the Union Activities Board Films Committee. More information can be found at nn

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Students line up to see the controversial film, "I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell," Aug. 26, 2009. The film was completely sold out. Photo by Amanda Karst

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Francesco Palermo, a freshman in First Year College, paints in the Free Expression Tunnel for Guy Fawkes Day at midnight Nov. 5, 2010. Photo by Luis Zapata

Aaron Hampton, a sophomore in animal science, paints an advertisement for the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Photo by David Mabe

This is what I painted in the tunnel:

Free expression tunnel

Express yourself


he Free Expression Tunnel is one of four thoroughfares that allow students to pass under the railroad tracks that divide Central Campus from North Campus. Constructed in 1939 as a Public Works Administration service project, the tunnel was first painted in 1968, when it was painted red and white to celebrate the military veterans of North Carolina. In the 1960s, the University promoted it as a place for students to spray paint without interference in an effort to cut down on illegal graffiti around campus. Painting the tunnel evolved into a tradition where students, organizations and others can paint advertisements or just leave graffiti. The tunnel was renovated during the 2005-2006 academic year to improve its accessibility and overall appearance. After the renovation, the Free Expression Tunnel project won the North Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Award of Excellence. nn

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Former Student Body President Jay Dawkins leads a charge of shirtless students during a snowball battle in the Court of North Carolina Jan. 20, 2009. Photo by Matt Moore

Billy Juliani, a sophmore in computer science, studies his psychology book in the Court of north Carolina. “It’s the most beautiful day that it’s been for a few months and I much rather read out here than in the dorm,” Juliani said. Photo by Feon Mak

Court of North Carolina

Place a Court of North Carolina memory here.

Green crossroads


fter Holladay Hall’s construction in 1889, the University began to erect other buildings nearby, including Peele, Tompkins, Winston, Leazar and Page Halls and the 1911 Building. The buildings’ locations began to shape a green, pedestrian area that became known as the Court of North Carolina. The Court is rumored to contain a plant to represent each of the 100 counties in North Carolina, although it was never intended for such a purpose. In 2004, renowned architect and former professor of architecture, Eduardo Catalano offered to build and maintain an open-air pavilion on the Court based on the hyperbolic parabloid roof he developed in 1954. Students protested the pavilion, and student senators said in the Catalano Pavilion Act of 2005, “No outdoor space on campus is more treasured by the student body than the Court of North Carolina.” As a result, the University chose not to build the pavilion, but instead saved the plans for potential construction on Centennial Campus. Not only is the Court a major pedestrian crossroads, it is also a hub for student activities. The Art to Wear fashion show was held on the Court in 2007 and 2008. During a big snow in 2009, Student Body President Jay Dawkins challenged the student body to a snowball fight on the Court. In 2004, 15,000 people rallied on the Courtfor democratic presidential candidate John Kerry and vice presidential candidate and alumnus John Edwards. nn

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Arts n.c. state

Luke McIntyre, a senior in arts applications, sings "No Diggity" with the Grains of Time at their concert Dec. 5, 2009. McIntyre performs as a bass for the Grains. Photo by Caitlin Conway

Artistic outlet


o provide students with a visual and performing arts outlet, Arts N.C. State offers music, theater, dance and crafts lessons. Tickets to events are available from Ticket Central in Talley Student Center.

Center Stage Arts N.C. State also arranges an array of performances — many free to students — from professional artists throughout the year. For more than 35 years, Center Stage has brought practitioners of jazz, dance, world music and drama to the University. Dance Program Students who are interested in dancing can get direct experience in choreography and performance. The Dance Program offers two student performance companies, the NCSU Dance Company and the Panoramic Dance Project, as well as dance technique classes. Additionally, interested students can take ballet, jazz, modern, social dance, tap, clogging and composition as PE classes. The Gregg Museum of Art & Design Located in Talley Student Center and soon to relocate to the former chancellor’s residence, the Gregg Museum showcases textiles, ceramics, folk art, photography, architectural drawings and modern furniture through its six to eight exhibitions each year.


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Music Department Students with musical ability can take advantage of educational and performance opportunities through the Music Department’s variety of musical groups and academic courses. The department houses three choral ensembles, eight instrumental ensembles — including the marching band — and two affiliated student a cappella groups, the Grains of Time, for males, and the Ladies in Red, for females. University Theatre The volunteer student theater group functions under the direction of a full-time professional staff to produce eight to ten shows each season — five main season shows, a summer TheatreFest repertory season of three plays, a diversity play and a student studio production. Productions usually take place in Thompson Hall. The Crafts Center Read more about the Crafts Center on the next page. nn


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Adele Lichtenberger, a senior in physics and meteorology, learns to spin a bowl in the Crafts Center in Thompson Hall Aug. 27, 2009. Photo by Daniel Kennedy


Crafty corner


ocated on the first floor of Thompson Hall, the Crafts Center offers a variety of arts classes from photography to glass-blowing. The building was previously Thompson Gymnasium, which is still evident in the swimming pool floor of the wood shop. Each semester, the Crafts Center offers a new schedule of classes taught by local professionals. Although most of the classes require a supply fee, students receive discounted prices. Through the Crafts Center, community members and students alike can take a class that lasts two to six weeks or a one or two-day workshop. Some of the workshops are for students only, such as the pinhole camera workshop. Students put together a makeshift camera, take photos and develop them. nn

Crafts Center studio class options: clay studio, wood studio and woodshop, photography studio with a black-and-white darkroom, glass studio, jewelry/metals studio, lapidary studio, fibers studio, art-on-paper. For more information about the Crafts Center, visit


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Artsy weekends


n the first Friday of every month, local art galleries, studios, alternative art venues and museums stay open late for Raleighites to enjoy local art. The event is a free, self-guided tour of Raleigh’s art scene and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Additionally, many restaurants and bars offer First Friday specials and live music, and sometimes Hargett Street is closed for street vendors. The College of Design hosts a free, student-run gallery called The Fish Market at 133 Fayetteville Street that displays student work, from photography to fashion design. The Contemporary Art Museum, located at 409 West Martin Street, opened in April 2011. CAM Raleigh is a collaboration between the College of Design CAM Initiative and the Contemporary Art Foundation, a private organization. The two organizations formed the partnership to build the public CAM Raleigh. Students can explore CAM Raleigh on the web at camraleigh. org. nn

I attended First Friday on _ ____________________________________________ .


The University’s proximity to the downtown area grants students access to explore the expansive opportunities of the state capital, as well as the Research Triangle, which includes Durham and Chapel Hill. Raleigh is a hub for recreational activities. Students can visit the North Carolina museums of art, natural sciences and history, try food at more than 1,100 restaurants and hear music at numerous concert venues and arts festivals. The Carolina Hurricanes hockey team offers multiple college nights with reduced-price tickets. Christina Hardison, a senior in graphic design, cleans a screen for a screen printing activity at the Fish Market Student Gallery during First Friday Sept. 3, 2010. Photo by Josh Bielick

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Danielle Maness, a senior in psychology and the winner of the 2010 Family of the Year Award, talks with Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Tom Stafford and her mother after kick-off in the at the Parents and Families Weekend football game against Virginia Tech at Carter-Finley Stadium. Photo by Kevin Cook

Parents and families weekend

Celebrating family


ach fall, Parents and Families Services hosts a weekend for students’ parents and families to visit them at college. Parents and Families Weekend offers a series of events like a campus beautification project, a concert and a tailgate picnic to celebrate the contributions of families and parents to students. Parents can also attend the weekend’s football game. Prior to Parents and Families Weekend, undergraduate students are invited to nominate their families with an essay for the Family of the Year contest. The winning family is recognized at the game. In the spring semester, Parents and Families Services hosts Siblings Weekend for students to bring their brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends ages 7 to 16 to N.C. State for a weekend of activities. nn


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north carolina state fair

Celebrating the state


he annual North Carolina State Fair celebrates the best of the state’s agriculture, agribusiness, arts, crafts and culture. Attendance peaked in 2010 with 1.09 million people. The fair is a must for creative foods, like fried Oreo cookies and the Krispy Kreme doughnut burger. The fair also features rides, live music, agriculture and livestock showrooms and a nightly fireworks show. Several student groups have booths at the fair. The Animal Science Club hots a milking booth and sells Howling Cow milk. The Bees and Beekeeping classes educate the public on the importance of bees and honey. The Poultry Science group has a booth where people can pet baby chicks and learn about food safety. Raleigh CAT buses run between campus and the fair to allow for easy access. Adult tickets cost $8 and are available both for pre-sale online and at the door. nn

Fair Favorites

Ride: ________________________ ____________________________ Food:________________________ ____________________________ Drink:_______________________ ____________________________ Show:_______________________ ____________________________ Exhibit:______________________


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Lauren Gerringer, a freshman in First Year College, screams with her dad as the "Vortex" spins her upside-down at a height of more than 100 feet Oct. 16, 2010. Photo by Danielle Neujahr

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Chocolate Festival

Charitable chocolate


ince 2004, the Women’s Center has hosted the Chocolate Festival, a day-long event in October where students enjoy chocolate treats from local businesses in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In 2010, vendors donated more than 4,000 chocolate samples ranging from chocolate fountains and truffles to cupcakes and chocolate milk, and more than 150 people volunteered to serve them. Tickets can be purchased from the Women’s Center two weeks prior to the event. Each ticket allows for a certain number of samples, but attendees can purchase as many tickets as they’d like. The Women’s Center also sponsors a silent auction featuring athletics paraphernalia and local crafts. The Center raised $6,800 in 2010 that went primarily to the Kay Yow/Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Cancer Fund, the Research Triangle Affiliate for Komen for the Cure, the Pretty in Pink Foundation and the Women’s Center. nn

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Amber Stoll, a freshman in management, receives cake from Samantha Selimo, a junior in middle grades education, at the Chocolate Festival Oct. 14, 2009. "The Chocolate Festival is the best thing ever. I love chocolate. It's a good way to get breast cancer awareness out there," Stoll said. Photo by Amanda Wilkins

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Hillsborough street

Road to campus

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stablished in 1792, Hillsborough Street has been used by North Carolinians for more than 200 years. The street was part of Sen. William Christmas’ original design for the state capitol’s system of four roads — Hillsborough, Fayetteville, New Bern and Halifax ­­— that would radiate outward from the Capitol building north, south, east and west toward the cities for which they were named. Today, Hillsborough is the only street still functioning in its original design, but for N.C. State it’s much more than a thoroughfare. Hillsborough Street is home to restaurants, bars and even a bowling alley. Some of the more popular restaurants and bars include East Village Grill, Mitch’s and Players’ Retreat, where students celebrate after big wins (like the 1983 national championship). Hillsborough Hikes are also a part of the college experience for those of legal drinking age. Hikes include the Haunted Hillsborough Hike on Halloween and others on the Friday of Dead Week to celebrate graduation. Participants try buying a drink from every bar before they all shut down at 2 a.m., starting at Players’ Retreat and ending at Pantana Bob’s. Campus Police also staff the event to make sure everyone is drinking responsibly. Construction to make the road more pedestrian friendly was completed in 2010 through campus. The street now features slower traffic, smarter crosswalks and on-street parking. nn

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A crowd of about 3,000 students overrun Hillsborough street for an exam kickoff rave party May 3, 2010. The event was organized and publicized via Facebook, but not approved or permitted by the University or the city. Police officers flanked the crowd as students made their way from outside D.H. Hill Library to the Memorial Bell Tower and then to the North Carolina Capitol building. Photo by Tim O’Brien Bryan Ingram, a senior in biological engineering, revs up the crowd along Hillsborough Street during a Homecoming parade. Photo by Dreier Carr

During the Haunted Hillsborough Hike, Michael Jaworski, a senior in computer science, and Christina Emerson, a student from Meredith College, hand out free bread outside of Bruegger’s Bagels. Photo by Amanda Wilkins

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My time in the KKC

Krispy Kreme Challenge

was ________________.

Running for a dozen


our miles, 12 donuts, 2,400 calories and thousands of dollars for charity. The Krispy Kreme Challenge was the brainchild of then-sophomore basketball guard Chris McCoy, who used this event to relieve pre-finals stress. The race: Run from the Bell Tower downhill two miles to the Krispy Kreme, scarf down a dozen glazed doughnuts and then dash back uphill to the tower — in less than 60 minutes. Ironically on the day of the race, in December 2004, McCoy overslept, but 10 of his friends — including Peyton Hassinger and Greg Mulholland, who became the lead organizers of the race in subsequent years — completed the inaugural race. “Sports Illustrated: On Campus” picked up the race’s potential and featured it as No. 85 in “102 More Things You Gotta Do Before You Graduate.” And in 2010, ESPN covered the race in a video feature. The Challenge donated $100,000 to the North Carolina Children’s Hospital in 2011. The winner receives a glimmering golden doughnut medal and an additional six dozen Krispy Kreme donuts, coming in at a colossal 14,400 calories. nn

Matt Kelly, a freshman in architecture, wipes off his forehead in between stuffing doughnuts into his mouth at the parking lot of Krispy Kreme Feb. 6, 2009. Photo by Luis Zapata


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Clint Bollinger of Charlotte sits on the ground as he eats his dozen doughnuts Feb. 6, 2009. Photo by Matt Moore


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It was _________˚F outside when I did the Polar Plunge.

A group of plungers swim in the frigid waters of Lake Raleigh during the Polar Plunge Feb. 28, 2010 on Centennial Campus. Photo by Chris Sanchez

Participants jump into Lake Raleigh during the second annual Polar Plunge Feb. 10, 2007. Photo by Matt Moore

Polar Plunge

Plunging for charity Place a Polar Plunge memory here.


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he Polar Plunge, started in 2006 and hosted by Campus Police, takes Lake Raleigh on Centennial Campus and attracts some 50 individuals who raise money to support the Special Olympics by jumping in water usually hovering just below 50 degrees. In 2009, Campus Police department organizers added a 5K Polar Run. “My first impression of the event was that it was a little crazy to jump into a lake in winter just to raise money,” Officer Steve Carlton, one of the event’s organizers, said. “But when I saw how many people participated and how the University supported it, I thought it was a great effort. The festival atmosphere of the whole event makes for a great day all around. I was proud to become a part of it.” The event is held each year in late February. Participants raised $45,000 in 2010. nn

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Lindsey Brill, a freshman in psychology, buys a mint milkshake with Oreo cookies at the Western Boulevard Cookout. Brills said she had been “studying all day and wanted to get out of the room.” Photo by Jose Tapia


Late-night fix


hen other restaurants have closed for the night, one place still open until 3 a.m. on weeknights and 4 a.m. on weekends is the Cookout on Western Boulevard. The fast food joint, which is part of a chain local to North Carolina, has become a staple of college diets. The restaurant has an extensive menu that ranges from burgers and barbecue sandwiches to Cajun fries and hush puppies, as well as their signature fancy milkshakes that can be customized with any of Cookout’s 39 mix-ins for $2.39 a piece. nn Cookout Milkshake mix-ins: banana, banana berry, banana nut, banana fudge, banana pineapple, banana pudding, blueberry, blueberry cheesecake, caramel, caramel cheesecake, caramel fudge, cappuccino, cheesecake chocolate chip, chocolate (Hershey’s), chocolate cherry, chocolate nut, cherry, cherry cobbler, chocolate malt, Heath toffee, Hi-C punch, mint chocolate chip, mocha, M&M, Oreo, Oreo mint, orange pushiup, peanut butter, peanut butter banana, peanut butter fudge, pineapple, peach, peach cobbler, Reese Cups, Snickers, strawberry, strawberry cheesecake, vanilla, walnut

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Prowling wolves Wolfpack turf A pack of wolf statues sits outside the Wendell H. Murphy Center at Carter-Finley Stadium. Designed by former football player and wildlife artist Dick Idol, the “Wolfpack Turf ” sculpture boasts six wolves, each 5 feet 6 inches, prowling atop a 21foot stone mountain. Installed in December 2002, the statues also have water, lighting and audio effects.

Wolf Plaza Prowling near the entrance to the Free Expression Tunnel are three wolves designed by San Diegobased sculptor Michael Stutz. Installed in 2010, each statue weighs 1,200 pounds and stands about 5 feet tall. The sculptures were paid for by the 2000 bond referendum that allowed the University to address facilities and campus beautification. Students often climb upon the 1,200-pound, larger-than-life bronze wolves.

Wolf Ears The Wolf Ears are located on the grassy knoll in front of D.H. Hill Library. In 1988, Artist Douglas Hollis designed the “Listening Vessels” so two people can whisper with 40 feet between them. The structures, which look like bowls sitting on their sides, have seats that face each other. Sounds bounce off the curve of the disc-shapes and project toward the person in the opposite disc. The Wolf Ears can even pick up the sounds of people walking between them. Students have also called them “Whisper Discs.”

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Photo by Luis Zapata

Harrelson Hall

Round icon


hen Harrelson Hall was built in 1961, it made revolutionary strides in architecture as the first cylindrical classroom built on a college campus. Harrelson and Poe Hall are the only two buildings on campus not built from brick. The building was named for John William Harrelson, who was hired as dean of administration in 1934 (though the position was renamed chancellor in 1945) and who was the first graduate of N.C. State to lead the University. Harrelson Hall has a 206-foot diameter and provides an unusual focal point for the Brickyard. In summer 2011, the Bookstore will relocate to the building, as will the offices for Student Government, the GLBT Center, the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service and the Union Activities Board. Harrelson Hall is slated for demolition in 2014, once Talley Student Center renovations are complete. nn

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Rendiering of the new Talley Student Center


Talley Student Center

Transforming Talley


ompleted in 1972, Talley Student Center is named for former Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Banks C. Talley, Jr. The building houses Stewart Theatre as well as offices for the Union Activities Board, the GLBT Center, the Women’s Center, Student Affairs and the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service. From 2011 to 2014, the building will undergo major renovations funded by a student fee increase to $185 in 2011-2012, $275 in 2012-2013 and not to exceed $290 in 2013-2014. The fee increases will remain for at least 30 years. Designed by Durham firm Duda/Paine Architects, the new Talley will feature amenities including large meeting spaces, a plethora of dining options, expanded student resources and an upgraded bookstore. nn

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Running on a treadmill at Carmichael Gym, Sarah Cooper, a junior in biology, gets her morning workout in Feb. 8, 2011. “I like coming in the morning,” said Cooper. “No one is here, and at night all the treadmills are full.” Photo by Jordan Moore

Carmichael Complex

Working out


o keep off the Freshman 15, students can utilize the facilities of the Carmichael Complex, which is composed of the Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center, Carmichael Recreation Center, Carmichael Gym and several outdoor facilities. In 1961, the University built the original Carmichael Gym to provide facilities for physical education classes, as well as recreation. The University extended the gym in 1987 to create a total of 345,329 square feet of recreational space. The Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center features a 25-yard pool and a 50-meter Olympic-size pool and is home to aquatic PE classes as well as several free-swim lanes. The Carmichael Recreation Center, which opened in 2007, has three stories of fitness, cardio and leisure space, as well as a Port City Java cafe and juice bar, four aerobic studios and more than 10,000 square feet of cardio and weight training equipment. The outdoor facilities include the Miller Fields, the Centennial Campus Disc Golf Course and basketball and tennis courts. nn

Brains and brawn

Place a Campus Recreation memory here.

The College Cup, a joint venture between Student Government and Campus Recreation started in spring 2011, is a tournament that challenges both the mental capacity and physical abilities of the participants. Five females and five males from each of the University’s 12 colleges compete in academic challenges on Main Campus and athletic challenges on Centennial Campus. The College of Engineering won the inaugural College Cup April 9, 2011, on display in the Student Government office. Photo by Scott Moore

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Members of Black Finesse Modeling Troupe performs "Watch and Learn," hosted by Tre McQueen and Christina Moss, at the Spring Modeling Showcase, which includes hip-hop dancing, step dancing and skits by guest performers, for the Pan-Afrikan Festival. Photo by Christi Ogu

Pan-Afrikan Week

Celebrating culture


or more than 35 years, the Pan-Afrikan Festival has served as a venue to inspire unity, peace and awareness throughout campus. Since its inception in 1970, a combination of social and informative programs has culminated into weeklong celebration of African culture. The week begins with the Slap Back to Africa kick-off show, which includes a variety of components of African culture such as music, fashion and drama. Pan-Afrikan week continues with the Spring Modeling Showcase by the Black Finesse Modeling Troupe. The group displays its talents through cultural expressions and promotes a positive image of African-American beauty through modeling. Throughout the week, students can participate in everything from the Spring Showcase, hosted by Dance Visions, to concerts and comedy shows. The week culminates with the step show by the National Pan-Hellenic Council in Stewart Theatre. Fraternities and sororities face off in the step show competition, where judges determine winners who receive cash prizes. nn

My favorite Pan-Afrikan Week event was _____________________


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Experience the Tradition!


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In the University Tutorial Center, Neeti Patel, a junior in nutritional science, gets help in chemistry from tutor Jeremy Presson, a senior in chemical engineering. Photo by Luis Zapata



All booked up


Place a receipt for a textbook purchase here.



ith the beginning of each semester comes a shopping list — for textbooks. Before the semester starts, students can look up the textbooks required for each of their classes on the online student service MyPack Portal or from private bookstore websites. While some students opt to order their textbooks online on websites like or rent their books from websites like, others choose to participate in the Get Booked Early program. The N.C. State Bookstores retrieves and packages the books for each student signed up. The campus bookstore is required to carry every textbook for every course. Students can also shop around at bookstores close to campus. Additionally, the libraries around campus reserve textbooks for most classes. nn

My most expensive textbook was_ ______________________________________ .

local Bookstores Hillsborough Street Textbooks 2420 Hillsborough St.

NC State Bookstores Harrelson Hall

PackBackers Student Bookstore 2109 Avent Ferry Rd.

PackBackers Student Bookstore 2900 Hillsborough St.

Online ordering

textbook rentals

Chegg Textbook Rentals by eBay

Blaine Shipley, a senior in civil engineering, browses the shelves at the Bookstore. "I get a lot [of textbooks] from friends. I get part here, out of ease, and order some online," Shipley said. "I check around for the best deal." Photo by Marisa Akers

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Place a Centennial Campus memory here.


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Centennial campus

Photo by Ed Funkhouser

Some of the Companies on Centennial Campus: 3F, Juniper Networks, Partnership for Defense, Able SoftSystems, Red Hat, GlaxoSmithKline, Advanced Energy Corporation, WebAssign, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Venganza, Governor’s Institute for Alcoholic & Substance Abuse, Star Nanotec, Center for Plan Health Science and Technology of the USDA and U.S. Forest Service.

Campus research park


n the shores of Lake Raleigh lies Centennial Campus, 1,334 acres including a combination of industry, education and government. In 1984, the state donated 385 acres to N.C. State when Gov. James B. Hunt served as governor. An additional 450 acres was allocated from the State Farm Operations Commission with the 1987 ground breaking for the first building, Research I, which opened in 1989. In 2007, the Association of University Research Parks named Centennial Campus the top Research Science Park of the Year. The College of Engineering and the College of Textiles have multiple classroom buildings on Centennial Campus. Students can also visit the Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center or play on the Lonnie Poole Golf Course, a 6,915-yard course designed by the Arnold Palmer Design Company. Other recreational opportunities on Centennial Campus include a 9-hole disc golf course and fishing at Lake Raleigh. The Wolfline Bus System runs back and forth between Centennial and Main Campus. nn

My favorite Centennial Campus memory is _ ____________________ ___________________________________________________________ Centennial campus


A view of D.H. Hill Library from the Brickyard Photo contributed by Matthew Jackson

D.H. Hill Library

Coming soon... D.H. Hill Library will have a new sister library located on Centennial Campus — the James B. Hunt Library, scheduled for completion in 2012. Once completed, the building will earn an environmentally friendly LEED silver certification. The structure will include a rain garden and a green roof. Inside the building, patrons will receive their books through an automated retrieval system. The ARS will allow people to request books from a computer and pick them up from the library staff. The new library will provide more than 1,000 new seats for students to work and study. It’s named after 1959 graduate and former North Carolina Gov. James B Hunt. Photo by Luis Zapata


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Studying in the stacks


.H. Hill, the main library on campus, was named after the school’s first English professor, Daniel Harvey Hill. Hill later became president of the college in 1908. Originally housed in the Main Building, now Holladay Hall, the library moved to Pullen Hall in 1903. By the 1920s, the collection reached more than 10,000 volumes, and the library moved to the newly built Brooks Hall. The library collection had outgrown its space by the 1950s and in 1953 moved to its present location, where it houses more than 4 million volumes. New additions were added to D.H. Hill Library in 1954, 1972 and 1990. At the main circulation desk, students can check out books, textbooks, movies, video games and a plethora of electronic devices. There are eight floors of bookstacks for individual studying as well as group rooms to reserve. The library also has its own coffee bar, Hill of Beans, and the Creamery, where Howling Cow ice cream is sold. The library system, which includes four other libraries, also has an active set of resources, including thousands of journals, available online at nn

My favorite floor in the stacks to study on is _ ___________________________

Katherine Bass, a senior in horticulture, finishes her final project for entomology by pinning and labeling various insects. "I liked one of the insects — a scarab beetle — so much that I fed and kept it for two weeks until I worked up the nerve to freeze it," Bass said. Bass collected fifty insects for her project due the next day. Photo by Renee Baker

Place a memory from the library here.

d.h. hill library


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Strolling professor

Good luck charm Photo by Susannah Brinkley

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hemistry Professor William R. Johnston walked around campus with his nose in a book. That fact was immortalized in the Strolling Professor statue that now honors him. Chemistry students rub his head the night before their first test for good luck. The statue is located in a small arboretum adjacent to Burlington Nuclear Labs. Before the nuclear reactor was built in 1953, that area was called the Court of Ceres and was structured similarly to the nearby Court of North Carolina. nn

I made a __________ after rubbing the Strolling Professor's head.


Place a Strolling Professor memory here.

Strolling professor


My favorite Ag Week exhibit was _ _______

Maribeth Charles, a freshman in First Year College and Mary Stevens Blaine, a sophomore in biology, handle baby chickens in the Brickyard March 9, 2010. Photo by Jordan Moore

______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ agriculture awareness week

Back to the land


Place an Ag Week memory here.


he Alpha Zeta Fraternity sponsors Agriculture Awareness Week annually to provide students with learning opportunities about agriculture. The Brickyard is covered with equipment, livestock and displays on everything from snakes to chickens. Various agricultural student groups, including the Poultry Science Club, the Food Science Club and Sigma Alpha sponsor lunch each day as well as events such as a cow milking contest. According to Jessie Scott, a junior in agricultural education and member of Alpha Zeta, creating awareness of all aspects of farming and agriculture is important. “We still have the need to feed and cloth everyone,” she said. And she said Ag Week serves to increase that awareness. “People learn something, and they walk away with a new perspective on things.”nn Samantha Thimsen, a freshman in architecture, and Ami Sueki, a freshman in industrial design, play with a crested gecko during Agriculture Awareness Week in the Brickyard March 21, 2011. "I've always wanted a reptile," Thimsen said. "I kind of want to adopt this one." Photo by Jordan Moore

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A model for designer Chase Kennedy, a senior in textile and apparel management, walks down the catwalk modeling his "Collection C: Black Tie Psychosis" April 14, 2010. Photo by Christi Ogu

My favorite Art to Wear design was ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________

Art to Wear

Lights, camera, fashion


collaborative effort between the College of Textiles and the College of Design, the annual Art to Wear fashion show showcases students’ fashion collections. In 2002, students held the first Art to Wear in the Pit behind Kamphoefner Hall. The event grew and, for two years, was held in the Court of North Carolina. Today, Art to Wear sets up its catwalk each spring in Reynolds Coliseum. Art to Wear celebrated its 10th anniversary with its show April 12, 2011. Entrants from any college create a few designs to present to a judging panel that then selects 12 designers to exhibit their work in Art to Wear. The designers select their own models and work throughout the year to perfect their lines. Clothes can be made out of anything, and they often are. From a dress made of peacock feathers to pants embellished with LED lights, the Art to Wear fashion show exhibits new and creative ways of making clothes. nn

Place an Art to Wear memory here.

Brittany Burns, a junior in English, models a dress made of Natural Light beer cans, a design in of senior in food science Kirk Smith's collection "College: An Introduction to the Flavors of Education" in the ninth annual Art to Wear fashion show April 14, 2010. Photo by Amanda Karst

art to wear


Place a “Wolfpack abroad” memory here.


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Kyun Hur, senior in graphic design, carves a stamp May 20, 2010 at the Prague Institute in Prague, Czech Republic to use on fabric that would be dyed in indigo. Hur took a fibers and surface design studio during the summer study abroad program. The class focused on Czech techniques in tapestry-weaving, lace-making and printing on fabric. Contributed by Susannah Brinkley

Study abroad

Globally engaged


etting out of Raleigh to study helps to further students’ educations, whether it’s for a week, a semester or a year. The Study Abroad office serves all students by providing academically based international experiences that give them the skills to be active, informed and culturally sensitive citizens in the global community. During the 2010-2011 school year, 1,077 students participated in a study abroad program, according to a report from the Study Abroad office. Those students traveled to six continents and 52 countries throughout the year, most of which were N.C. State programs. Students also had the option of studying at other universities’ programs. Students could study abroad in any major and any country. Programs lasted anywhere from one month to one semester to one year. Students can also travel for shorter amounts of time through the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service’s Alternative Service Break program. From tutoring children on a Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico to addressing environmental issues in the Costa Rica rain forest, student team leaders travel with groups of eight to 18 students and a faculty adviser to perform service-related activities. Although the trips aren’t free, teams plan fund-raising activities and students can apply for scholarships. nn

I studied abroad in _ __________________________________________________ during the ___________________________________________________ semester. study abroad



University’s Block-S logo

University’s founding date

Your college Holladay Hall's open doors The university mace A pack of wolves Twenty-one bricks represent each member of the first class to enroll University's opening date

Your class year Alumni Memorial Belltower Esse Quam Videri, North Carolina's state motto meaning “to be rather than to seem” Nineteen bricks represent each member of the first class to graduate


Place a Class Ring memory here.

class rings



Place here a photo of you in your cap and gown before graduation.


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Joe Belanger, a senior in meteorology, talks on his cell phone during the commencement ceremony at the RBC Center May 14, 2011. Photo by Alex Sanchez.


Sea of red


n front of their families and friends, graduates, each semester, turn the tassels on their mortar boards and become alumni of the University. The members of the spring 2010 class were the first to don red gowns embroidered with a white University seal and white tassels on their hats. Previously, graduates dressed in black gowns with tassels color-coordinated with their college. Graduate students and faculty dress in black gowns with colored hoods. The spring 2011 class was the largest in history when combined with the 3,041 degrees awarded in the fall 2010 semester. Chancellor Randy Woodson conferred 85 associate’s, 3,394 bachelor’s, 1,255 master’s, 170 doctoral and 77 doctor of veterinary medicine degrees at the Center. Each graduation features a keynote speaker. Graduates heard words of advice from the likes of James E. Rogers, chief executive officer of Duke Energy, in spring 2011; Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command, in fall 2010; and Charlie Rose, executive editor and anchor of the “Charlie Rose” show, in spring 2009. nn

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Will Smith and Nyles Sanderhoff, both sophomores in construction engineering and management, transmit readings for their survey and geomatics class, while Kim Brown, a junior in civil engineering, operates the receiver. Photo by Luis Zapata


Paste here a snippet of your unofficial transcript showing your Dean's List honors.

The dean's list

Honorable mention


he Dean’s List recognizes full-time students who have achieved academic excellence each semester. Students who take at least 12 credit hours for a grade are eligible for this distinction, published online. To get their names on the list, students enrolled in 15 or more credit hours must achieve a grade point average of 3.25 or higher. Those enrolled in 12 to 14 hours, must achieve a GPA of 3.5 to make this list. Chancellor Woodson announced 6,346 students received Dean’s List honors in the Spring 2011 semester. nn

I made the Dean's List_ _______________________________________ semesters.


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n behalf of all of our coaches, staff and student athletes, I would like to congratulate you on becoming a member of the Wolfpack family. A number of you have cheered for the Pack since you first learned to talk. A few of you have probably never seen an athletic event here at State. Our goal is that by the time you earn your degree, you are both a proud alum and a life-long fan. N.C. State has a rich and storied athletic tradition, one that includes national championships in men’s basketball, cross country, track and field, swimming and diving, wrestling and golf. We sponsor 23 men’s and women’s varsity sports at State and our ultimate goal is to compete for championships in each one. Our coaches and administrative staff work tirelessly to ensure our student-athletes are given every opportunity and resource to be successful on the field of competition and also in the classroom. The Wolfpack has THE most passionate fan base in the country. As incoming students, you will play an important role in that group. The athletics department is continuously thinking of ways to improve the student experience at our events and to make sure that you have a number of the best seats in the house. Admission to all N.C. State athletic events is free to students in recognition of your student fee and all of our teams rely heavily on student support to cheer them to victory. In the coming years, you will create memories that will last a lifetime. We hope many of those memories will revolve around your experiences as a Wolfpack fan. Your passionate support will help us reach our goals to win championships for our school. And we want you there to help us celebrate when we bring those trophies home. Remember, Rudyard Kipling said, “The strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.” Welcome, new Wolves, to the Pack. nn

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Kristen Bolinger leads cheerleaders across the field after a Wolfpack touchdown at ECU Oct. 16, 2010. Photo by Luis Zapata

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At a Grains of Time performance, Daniel Knight, Justin Gray, Matthew Tucker and Brad Wood, sing the alma mater April 4. Photo by Michele Chandler


1893 to 1917

1917 to 1962

1963 to 1971

1972 to 1985

1972 to 1998

1998 to present

Athletic history

The origin of red and white


he first clubs on campus, the Pullen and Leazar Literary societies, were formed in the fall of 1889 and named after benefactors Augustus Leazar and Richard Stanhope Pullen. These societies chose pink and blue as the official school colors of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. The colors were changed to brown and white by a student body vote in 1895 and only used in one football game featuring the A&M Farmers versus the University of North Carolina. In November of 1895, another poll of the student body resulted in red and white as the school colors. The faculty agreed with this decision and told the athletic association these colors would remain unless changed by a two-thirds vote by the student body. No one has challenged the school colors since then. nn

David VanLeeuwen, a freshman in engineering, practices with the marching band Aug. 15, 2009. Photo by Tim O’Brien


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My favorite memory of NCSU Athletics is __________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________

Red & White

fight Song

alma mater

words and music by J. Perry Watson

Words by hardy ray music by edmund l. gruber

words by alvin M. Fountain Music by Bonnie Norris

“Red and White” is a popular song sung by fans and played by the band at athletic events. It was written by J. Perry Watson, a former director of music. Although popular, it’s not the official fight song. “Caroline,” “Devils,” and “Deacs” refer to other Tobacco Road team names: the North Carolina Tar Heels, the Duke Blue Devils and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

Hardy Ray, Class of 1926, wrote the words and Edmund L. Gruber, wrote the music to the Fight Song in 1908. It is a version of “The Caisson Song,” or more recently, “The Army Goes Rolling Along.”

N.C. State’s Alma Mater was written by two students in the early 1920s. Alvin M. Fountain, Class of 1922 and editor of the Technician, wrote the words, while Bonnie Norris from the Class of 1923, composed the music.

“Shout aloud to the men, Who will play the game to win. We’re behind you, Keep fighting for State. Hold that line, Hold them fast, We will reach vict’ry at last. We’re behind you Keep fighting for State. Rise up to the fray, And let your colors wave, Shout out for dear old N.C. State (Go State!) For where e’er we go, We will let the whole world know, We’re behind you Keep fighting for State.”

“Where the winds of Dixie softly blow O’er the fields of Caroline, There strands ever cherished, N.C. State, As thy honored shrine So lift your voices! Loudly sing, From hill to ocean side Our hearts ever hold you, N.C. State In the folds of our love and pride.”

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“We’re the Red and White from State And we know we are the best. A hand behind our back, We can take on all the rest. Come over the hill, Caroline. Devils and Deacs stand in line. The Red and White from N.C. State. GO STATE!”

history of Athletics


Mr. and Ms. Wuf

Changing history of the mascot


921 — The sports teams of North Carolina College of Ag- constructed his robot wolf, finishing his metal monster the morning of the footriculture and Mechanic Arts had been at different times called the “Farmers ball season opener against Wake Forest. The paint was reportedly still wet when and Mechanics,” the “Red Terrors” and the “Aggies.” In 1920, coach Harry the new mascot took the field. Helms’ robot was affectionately named “Hell” for its creator, Hartsell’s football team, called the “Techs,” was criticized for their up-and-down play. but was also called “The Wolf Monster” and “The Trojan Wolf.” It Before the season-opening football game on Sept. 25, 1921, stood 7 feet tall and was 10 feet across at the chest. Helms climbed against the Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets, an anonymous fan inside the contraption and employed another student to operate wrote into the Technician, bemoaning the off-field antics of some a fake control box, leading spectators to believe that Hell was an of the players. He compared those players to “a pack of wolves,” actual robot. and the student body found it hilarious. The football team then “With a body similar to Frankenstein’s monster and the febecame known as the Wolfpack. rocious head of a wolf, it is expected to create a sensation in the 1946 — Harrelson objected to the moniker, reminding vetgame and spur the team on to another victory,” the Technician erans and civilians on campus that the name “Wolfpack” had proclaimed on Oct. 18, 1946. been assigned to Nazi U-boats. He proposed a contest, with footCheerleaders operated the machine for the rest of the season, ball tickets as the prize, to see who could create a new mascot. one of N.C. State’s best to date. The team went 8-2 and made its Some of the submissions included the Cardinals, Cultivators, first bowl game, the 1946 Gator Bowl. After the bowl, cheerleadCotton-pickers, Auctioneers, Calumets and Pine-rooters, which ers and the band retired Hell and held a wake for him. is a term related to pigs. 1947 — The rest of the athletic teams, still called the “Red Mr. and Ms. Wuf renew their vows However, an overwhelming majority maintained that the at halftime of the basketball game Terrors,” opted to change their names to the “Wolfpack” as well. against Wake Forest. Jan. 8, 2011. “Wolfpack” was special to them, and the title remained. 1966 — The student body purchased “Lobo III,” a 4-monthPhoto by Luis Zapata “The wolf is a scrappy, tough animal — the spittin’ image of old pup, for $125 to commemorate the opening of Carter Staour team,” one writer insisted. dium. Lobo III was preceded by two wolf mascots. The first died, and the other 1946 — Ira Helms, a student in mechanical engineering, took it upon himself escaped under suspicious circumstances. to create a mascot for the cheerleading squad to use during games. After initially 1967 — A zoology professor noticed that “Lobo III” was not a Timberwolf, as abandoning the project due to high production costs, Helms welded, painted and the students who bought him had believed; he was a coyote. Students embraced

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the mistake, rallying around the “Kool Koyote.” They spray painted the slogan on the Free Expression Tunnel and wrote it in chalk around campus. 1950s — Cheerleaders begin to dress up as wolves. 1975 — The future Ms. Wuf was unveiled to coincide with the introduction of women’s athletics. The wolf mascots were married on the basketball court in 1981 as part of the season finale festivities. Wake Forest University’s mascot, the Demon Deacon, presided over the faux ceremony. 1983 — Scott Joseph, the man behind the mask from 1981 to 1984, was instrumental in helping the Wolfpack mascot “evolve.” He was also the one who coined the title “ Mr. Wuf.” In an interview with The Wolfpacker, Joseph said he and his mother came up with the now-famous name. “The only thing that was provided was the head, the rest you had to come up with on your own,” Joseph said. “My mom sewed a suit out of fur and gave me a jersey. So we sat down and decided to call him ‘Mr. Wuf ’ and she sewed that on my jersey.” 2009 — Different costumes have been phased in and out over the last couple decades, as Mr. and Ms. Wufs’ heads have become less elongated and coyoteesque and more humanized and kid-friendly.

Photo by Luis Zapata

A new mascot 2010-2011 — Tuffy, the live mascot, was introduced during the 2010-2011 football season as a revival of State’s history of living mascots. When Tuffy, a Tamaskan dog, isn’t prowling the sidelines of Wolfpack football games at Carter-Finley Stadium, he is cared for by a family in Salisbury, N.C. The Tamaskan dog originates from Finland, known to excel in agility and obedience. The Tamaskan is also capable of pulling sleds, inherited from its Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute ancestors.

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Outside hitter for the men’s volleyball club team, Addison Musser, a junior in biochemistry, digs a ball during the Wolfpack Invitational at Carmichael Gym Nov. 6, 2010. Photo by Brent Kitchen

Intramural and club sports

Get in the game


n addition to the 23 varsity sports there are 52 different club sports on campus, ranging from popular sports like soccer, basketball, hockey and gymnastics to more unusual sports like aikido, badminton, ballroom dance, cricket and rowing. Part of Campus Recreation, club sports are all registered student organizations responsible for their own expenses. The clubs compete against other universities in games or matches, tournaments and championships. Intramural sports include basketball, bowling, racquetball, softball, badminton and 4-on-4 flag football, with eight intramural leagues and special events for players of all skill levels. Leagues are divided into different divisions of fraternities, sororities, residences, males, females and corecreations. Visit for more information. nn

I participated in ______________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________

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Intramural and club sports



Place a tailgating memory here.

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Taylor Threatt plays corn hole at a tailgate for the football game against Virginia Tech Oct. 3, 2010. Photo by Kevin Cook


Parking lot comes alive


ailgating before a football game is one of the most exciting traditions on any college campus. Since Carter-Finley Stadium opened in 1966, red-andwhite clad fans have crowded among rows of cars lining the parking lot. Students and alumni play cornhole, slow cook whole hogs and mentally prepare for the game. A variety of clubs and organizations even provide free food or giveaways at tailgates. Tailgating opens five hours before the start of the game. The Wolfline bus system, “Red Terror Transit,” shuttles students to and from campus. nn

My favorite place to tailgate is ________________________________________

WE Recycle “Wolfpack Excellence” is promoted through the program WE Recycle, a partnership between Waste Industries and the University Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling. Fans can take their cans and bottles from tailgating to WE Recycle zones throughout the tailgating areas. A WE Recycle collection wagon also makes its way around the parking lots. The program collects an average of four tons of recyclables per home football game. In 2009, WE Recycle collected 53,900 pounds of recyclable material. Since the program began in 2003 under the name Chuck It, for former coach Chuck Amato, the program has collected 255,040 pounds of material.



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Ram roast Dustin Haigler, a sophomore in agriculture education, adds the finishing touches to his painting of a wolf at the Ram Roast. Photo by Jordan Moore Cheerleader Kristen Bolinger pumps up the crowd at a pep rally. Photo by Sarah Tudor

Protecting the house


fter numerous attempts by students from UNC-Chapel Hill to deface the Free Expression Tunnel by painting it Carolina blue, the senior class of 2005 had enough. They started a protection effort that evolved into the Ram Roast pep rally. Held each year before the Carolina-State home basketball and football games, the Ram Roast is an all-night event. The pep rally includes appearances from the coaches, players, band, cheerleaders and other student groups. After the pep rally, students participate in scavenger hunts, eat free food and paint the tunnel red. Throughout the night, students make sure no vandals try to paint over the Free Expression Tunnel and Student Government awards tickets to those who guard the tunnel. nn

I guarded the tunnel for _________________________________________hours.

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Ram Roast


Photo by Alex Sanchez

women’s soccer Photo by Chris Robbins

Photo by Brent Kitchen


Photo by Luis Zapata

Photo by Brent Kitchen Photo by Luis Zapata

men’s golf

men's tennis

Photo by Brent Kitchen



Photo by Tim O’Brien

Photo by Brent Kitchen Photo by Brent Kitchen

women’s tennis volleyball

Photo by Brent Kitchen

cross country

men's soccer

Photo by Luis Zapata

Photo by Pete Ellis

cheerleading Photo by Austin Dowd

Women’s golf gymnastics

Photo by Brent Kitchen

track and field swimming and diving

Photo by Luis Zapata


non-revenue sports

Spreading the love


hough the football, basketball, and women’s basketball teams draw the most media attention, N.C. State also has 20 other varsity sports and more than 600 athletes who compete in NCAA Division I athletics events — and some even bring home big titles. The cheerleading and rifle teams are both single sports. In 2008, the baseball team hosted its first NCAA Regional Championship and ended their season just one game away from the College World Series. The gymnastics team has also sent individuals to the NCAA Championships in four consecutive seasons, and the men’s and women’s cross country teams have combined for 36 conference championships. Tickets to non-revenue sports are free for students. To get admission to a game, students only need to show up to the on-campus venue and show their student ID card. nn


As part of the Atlantic Coast Conference college athletic league, founded in 1953, the Wolfpack gets to compete against 11 other schools on the East Coast. The ACC is considered one of six “power conferences” and the ACC football champion receives an automatic bid to one of the Bowl Championship series each season.

Boston College Eagles

Clemson Tigers

Duke Blue Devils

Florida Seminoles

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Maryland Terrapins

Miami Hurricanes

North Carolina Tar Heels

North Carolina State Wolfpack

Virginia Tech Hokies

Virginia Cavaliers

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

My favorite non-revenue sport is _ _____________________________________ .

Get an autograph from an athlete who competes in a non-revenue sport.

non-revenue sports



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Blake Bowman, a freshman in management, cheers during the third quarter of the football game at UNC’s Kenan Memorial stadium Nov. 20, 2010. Photo by Alex Sanchez

Senior second baseman Dallas Poulk swings and misses during the ACC Championship game in Greensboro, N.C. May 30, 2010. Photo by Brent Kitchen

away and championship games

Home away from home


ince not all athletic events are at home, all 23 varsity teams must travel near and far to compete. From a football game at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. to the women’s basketball Beach Classic in Long Beach, Calif., there are usually student tickets available for away games. All sports’ schedules are available online at Tickets for championship and bowl games are also usually available for students, though transportation is not typically provided. However, when the football team played at the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, Fla. in 2010, Student Government funded two buses for students to get to the game. Around 2,500 students participate in the Student Wolfpack Club, which provides tickets to games for loyal students for a $30 annual fee, including away games. nn

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Celebrating tradition


un by the Alumni Association Student Ambassadors Program, Homecoming Week is one of the largest student-run celebrations. At the beginning of the week, students can get free T-shirts at the Homecoming Kickoff. Throughout the week, students can participate in events, like the Spirit Competition, in which student groups compete in events like banner design, window-painting and float decorating to earn points toward winning the Thomas H. Stafford Spirit Bell, awarded since 2002 to the overall winner of the competition. Students can receive free lunches at Wear Red, Get Fed in the Brickyard by wearing red garb, as well as attend student groups’ bake sales and a canned food drive. On Friday night, students can attend the Pack Howl pep rally and concert. The Pack Howl has previously featured Augustana, Common, N.E.R.D., Guster and the Avett Brothers. The week culminates in the Homecoming football game, where alumni return to cheer on the Pack. nn

Kenneth Lam, a sophomore in business, runs along Hillsborough Street during the Homecoming parade. Photo by Dreier Carr Kylie Kenworthy, a senior in communication media, paints a window at El Rodeo as part of Paint the Town Red along Hillsborough Street for the start of Homecoming week Sept. 28, 2008. Photo by Dreier Carr


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Reynolds Coliseum

The ‘Ol’ Barn’ still standing

I Photo by Ed Funkhouser

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n the 1930s, David Clark planted the seed for what would eventually become one of N.C. State’s most historic buildings, Reynolds Coliseum. Clark suggested the college build a 10,000-seat arena that would not only serve athletics, but provide a meeting spot for farmers and an armory for State’s ROTC program — and rival any building of its kind in the nation. With the support of the Consolidated University of North Carolina, Clark began his quest. The design was taken from Duke University’s coliseum, but officials asked the architect to add 26 feet to the building so it would be bigger. With an estimated cost of $300,000, Clark went searching for funding for the coliseum. He found that funding from the niece of tobacco businessman William Neal Reynolds, Mary Reynolds Babcock. Combining her gift of $100,000 with $100,000 from the state budget and $99,999 from the Works Progress Administration, the wheels began to turn. Construction began in 1940 but soon came to a halt because of World War II, and the metal shell sat idle for almost a decade. In 1948, construction resumed under the encouragement of coach Everett Case. The building was completed by 1949. The buildings doors were rumored to be big enough for elephants and underneath the floor sits an ice skating rink. On Dec. 2, 1949, N.C. State defeated Washington and Lee in the first game of the “Ol’ Barn.” Since that day in 1949, William Neal Reynolds Coliseum has seen some of N.C. State’s most memorable events. It was the home to two NCAA basketball championship teams in the 19731974 and 1982-1983 seasons. The Dixie Classic, a historic basketball tournament that included the Big Four, was held in Reynolds every year. In addition to basketball games, the $2.3 million building has hosted musical concerts and public lectures from celebrities like architect Frank Lloyd Wright and presidents John F. Kennedy, Andrew Johnson, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Thousands of students received their degrees in Reynolds. Today, the Coliseum is home to the women’s basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and wrestling teams, as well as the offices of all ROTC programs. nn


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Reynolds Coliseum



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Outside Reynolds Coliseum, Jonathan Walker checks-in with Jordan Hammond to the Jan. 9, 2010 Campout. "I got a bunch of hand warmers, I just made some chili and I'm going to bundle up," Walker said about the oncoming cold night. Photo by Luis Zapata

Staying up for good seats


efore the lottery ticket system debuted, students had to wait in line for their basketball and football tickets. During basketball season, students would pitch tents in front of Reynolds Coliseum to ensure they got a ticket for men’s basketball games. Today, students relive history and camp out for the game against UNC-Chapel Hill. About a week before the big game, students gather with their friends to brave the elements in hopes of receiving a coveted ticket. Organizers from the Union Activities Board and other campus organizations have added lots of elements of fun to get students’ minds off the frigid temperatures, such as games on the floor of Reynolds Coliseum, an event that debuted in 2011. There are also movie showings, free hot chocolate, a charity basketball tournament and impromptu Wolfpack cheers. There are combinations of scheduled and random check-ins throughout the night to ensure students who want tickets are actually participating in the Campout. The event ends around 8 a.m., when students clean up their campsites. nn

Will White, a senior in psychology, teaches his friends how to play the card game “Bang!” at Campout Jan. 9, 2010. This was his second year attending Campout. “I made sure everyone brought plenty of warm clothes,” White said. Photo by Luis Zapata nn Kevin Smith, a junior in meteorology, warms his hands at one of the various heaters in the early morning at the Jan. 10, 2010 Campout. This was Smith’s first year being a part of the event. “We piled into the tent like a puzzle,” Smith said, sharing body heaters as much as possible. Photo by Luis Zapata

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Place a memory from a Pink Game here.

Coach Kay Yow motivates her team during a time out against Boston College Feb. 10, 2008. Photo by Matt Moore

First baseman Alicia Abbott swings at a pitch during the softball team’s Power in Pink game. Photo by Alex Sanchez nn Freshman outside hitter Elena Frac cheers with her team after scoring a point against Virginia Tech during the volleyball team’s Dig Pink game. Photo by Luis Zapata nn Scott Curcio, Erick Darrenkamp and Logan Kennedy cheer during the Wolfpack’s victory against Boston College at the women’s basketball team’s Hoops for Hope game. Photo by Matt Moore

Pink Games

Fighting the fight


ay Yow, the late head coach of the women’s basketball team for 34 seasons, died in 2009 of breast cancer and drew national attention to the University for her perseverance throughout her battle with the disease. Since 2005, the Women’s Center and the women’s basketball team have teamed up for Hoops for Hope, an event that raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research. Held in Reynolds Coliseum, the basketball team sports the colors pink and white for the game. Proceeds from the event benefit the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund. Students (who still get in free) are advised to arrive early before seats run out. The Hoops for Hope event includes a silent auction and a halftime ceremony for survivors. Other Wolfpack teams have started pink games as well, including the softball team’s “Power in Pink” game and the volleyball team’s “Dig Pink” game. For three years the football team has hosted its Kay Yow Spring Game in April. nn

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why “The Brick”

The inspiration


he brick is one of the most recognizable aspects of N.C. State and literally the foundation of the University. At the first Board of Trustees meeting in 1887, the board requested 1.5 million bricks and a labor supply from the director of the State Penitentiary. Now, there are more than 4,270,000 bricks on campus as part of the sidewalks and all but a few of the buildings. As freshmen, students in a 2007 First Year College/Early American History Linked Class (HI251 / USC101A), taught by Nancy Gustke and Matthew Rust, found themselves unaware of the history, traditions and possibilities at N.C. State. After learning about the University through New Student Orientation, Convocation, advisers and fellow students, they decided to share their knowledge with incoming freshmen. The Brick was designed to guide new students through the history and landmarks of the campus, engaging them in academics and encouraging participation in timeless traditions. The first edition consisted of 3,000 copies. Of them, 2,000 copies were funded through state funds and distributed to incoming freshmen at Convocation. University Housing, University Dining and the NCSU Bookstores helped to fund a second printing of 4,000 copies in August 2008. The second edition consisted of 5,000 copies. It was printed in Fall 2010 and distributed to freshman classes. It was funded through the support of advertisers and student fee allocations. No State funds were used in the printing of the book. Bryant Robbins, a junior in finance, was the editor. For incoming students, this book is a guide for their first year on the largest university campus in the state. By exploring The Brick and parts of campus all students should feel connected and come to understand that N.C. State really is “Everything you can imagine.” nn

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Austin Howe and Molly Riddle presented The Brick, a 120-page book about the history and traditions of N.C. State to the 2008 freshman class at Convocation. Photo by Matt Moore

About us

Behind ‘The Brick‘


Sam Dennis, Chandler Thompson, Susannah Brinkley and Andy Walsh

Behind the book Theo Davis Printing in Zebulon, N.C. printed 6,500 copies of The Brick at a cost of approximately $2.60/copy funded through the support of advertisers and donors in June 2011. In August 2011, this second, updated edition was released online at The 5.5” x 8.5” book was printed using the four-color process on 80# dull text and perfect bound. The publication was created using Adobe InDesign CS4, Photoshop CS4 and submitted as PDF files to the printer. Fonts: Minion for body copy and Whitney for captions and headlines. Editing assistance: Martha Collins, Eileen Coombes, Tyler Dukes and Jamie Lynn Gilbert. Cover photo: Susannah Brinkley.

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ur love for N.C. State and the desire to share this love with others inspired our work on The Brick, part of a campus-wide effort to increase knowledge of the history of the University. We admire the rich history and traditions of the University and think it is important to keep them alive. We hope you make the most of your experience on campus using information found in this book. Go Pack! Susannah Brinkley upheld the Wolfpack legacy when she became the fifth person in three generations of her family to attend N.C. State. She joined Student Media her freshman year and was the editor of the Agromeck yearbook in 2011. Though she graduated in May 2011 with a degree in graphic design, her favorite traditions are attending Art to Wear and First Friday. Sam Dennis is the co-chair of the Traditions Commission in the Student Government Executive Branch. A senior in biological sciences, he is also president of the Alumni Association Student Ambassador Program. Sam enjoys learning about the history of N.C. State. Every N.C. State tradition is his favorite tradition. Chandler Thompson grew up a huge Wolfpack fan and followed in her father’s footsteps to attend N.C. State. Chandler has worked on The Brick for two years and is the 2011-2012 student body president. Her favorite tradition is a combination of wearing red, game days at CarterFinley and cheering for the Wolfpack with the wolf hand sign. Andy Walsh joined Student Government as a senator his freshman year. Majoring in political science, he planned the 2011 Campout and is now co-chair of the Student Government Traditions Commission. Though he loves Tuffy the Tamaskan, his favorite traditions are Campout and attending football games. Bradley Wilson, adviser © 2011, NCSU Student Media nn

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TRADITIONS CHECKLIST A guide by students, for students in their first year at the largest university campus in the state. …… Attend New Student Orientation.

…… Listen to WKNC 88.1 FM.

…… Buy an Agromeck yearbook.

…… Participate in Wolfpack Welcome Week.

…… See a film at the Campus Cinema.

…… See art at First Friday.

…… Join an on-campus organization.

…… Rub the Strolling Professor’s head before a test.

…… Work out in Carmichael Complex.

…… Read the Technician student newspaper.

…… Paint in the Free Expression Tunnel.

…… Protect the tunnel at the Ram Roast.

…… Take part in a service event.

…… Cheer on the Pack at a Pink Game.

…… Dive into Lake Raleigh at the Polar Plunge.

…… Meet Mr. or Ms. Wuf.

…… Play in the Court of North Carolina.

…… Attend a Pan-Afrikan Week event.

…… Take a photo at Holladay Hall.

…… Attend an Arts N.C. State event.

…… Save money on textbooks.

…… Join an intramural or club sport.

…… Enjoy a Cookout milkshake.

…… Study at D.H. Hill Library.

…… Tailgate before a football game.

…… Take a class at the Crafts Center.

…… Pet an animal at Agriculture Awareness Week.

…… Attend a Greek Life event.

…… Bring family to Parents & Families Weekend.

…… Watch the Art to Wear fashion show.

…… Pay homage to North Carolina at the State Fair.

…… Explore Centennial Campus.

…… Do the Wolfpack Sign abroad.

…… Take part in Homecoming festivities.

…… Photograph Harrelson Hall while you still can.

…… Attend a non-revenue sporting event.

…… Shop at the Campus Farmers Market.

…… Support Hillsborough Street businesses.

…… Visit the Memorial Bell Tower.

…… Donate to Shack-A-Thon.

…… Go to an away or championship sports game.

…… Camp out for the UNC men’s basketball game.

…… Advocate for breast cancer awareness at the

…… Run in the Krispy Kreme Challenge.

…… Buy a class ring.

…… Capture a memory at Reynolds Coliseum.

…… Make the Dean’s List.

Chocolate Festival. …… Eat at a University Dining venue.

…… Take a photo with one of the wolf statues.

…… Attend your commencement.

…… Try a scoop of Howling Cow ice cream.

…… Watch Talley Student Center transform.

…… Finish The Brick.

The Brick was produced with help from:

New Student Orientation · Student Government · Student Media · University Advancement · University Communications

The Brick - 2011  

A guide by students, for students in their first year at North Carolina State University.

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