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Read MoRe See page 2 of The Brick

Look for the Tradition Keeper symbol throughout the Technician New Student Orientation Guide to denote a related topic in the Brick.

Freshmen get interactive with traditions book The Brick, a traditions book, allows freshmen to document their experiences at N.C. State while learning about the places and events NCSU holds near and dear. [Editor’s note: This story is reprinted from an Oct. 11, 2010, issue of Technician.]

Jessica Neville & Laura Wilkinson Contributor & Editor in Chief

Four years in college can speed by quickly, but they are often also jam-packed with memories, both good and bad. It can be difficult to keep up with all those experiences, so N.C. State students are working to give people an easy way to document their time in college. The Brick, published for freshmen since 2008, serves that purpose. For the first time since its inception, The Brick will be distributed to all freshmen at New Student Orientation. According to Susannah Brinkley, the editor of The

Brick, in the past the publication was distributed to freshmen during classes. A First Year College class under the supervision of Matthew Rust, assistant director of First Year College, and Nancy Gustke, a professor in history, started The Brick in 2007. After two printings, Rust contacted Bradley Wilson, coordinator of Student Media, about the possibility of keeping The Brick going and expanding its audience to all freshmen students, according to Chandler Thompson, a senior in economics and student body president. One of the main goals for The Brick was to make it more interactive, Thompson said. “We want to increase the places students can put in pictures and things they want to remember,” Thompson said. “For example, there is a place they can put in a time for the Krispy Kreme Challenge.” Also, students will receive a stamp in their books at some events to commemorate the experience, Brinkley said. Eileen Coombes, assistant director of Student Government, said the book is

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How to use tHe BRick

The Brick can be your scrapbook of your time at N.C. State. Use the checklist on the back cover of The Brick to track your progress in keeping Wolfpack traditions. Read about the history of the tradition.

See photos of the tradition in action.

Paste in a memento, like a ticket or a photo.

part of a larger idea Student Government has in mind called the Tradition Keepers program. “Our idea is that students will get the book as freshmen and it will be interactive,” Coombes said. “Students can put in pictures, ticket stubs and information, and at the end of their four years they show that the book is completed to receive a medal to wear at graduation.” According to Coombes, this medal would signify the students as Tradition

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Keepers. “Of all of the traditions that are in The Brick, [students] must complete about 80 percent of them to get the medal,” Brinkley said. “A completed Brick will be different for each student, and will show how they maintained the traditions here.” “We want to help students feel more connected to and give them a sense of love for their University,” Thompson said. “Hopefully The Brick will become a tradition in and of itself.”

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Making campus a home away from home Despite new environment, there are ways to make NCSU a home away from home. [Editor’s note: This article is reprinted from the 2006 Orientation Issue.]

Laura White Contributor

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Darden Vaughn, a freshman in psychology, adjusts his bed frame with his parents at his dorm. “This is a pain in the ass, but I’m sure I’ll get over it soon enough,” Vaughn said. Vaughn and his roommate, John Paul, a freshman in First Year College, were moving into Owen Residence Hall.

Boxes and bags are packed and stacked around the room. Mom and dad are checking off the list of necessities: sheets, pillows, towels, toiletries, notebooks, computer, cash — the list seems to go on forever. But in the midst of all this mess, a student still must find a way to bring a piece of the one thing they can’t actually move to school — home.

Piece by comforting piece So maybe students can’t uproot their entire houses and bring them to Raleigh, but, little by little, they can keep home close to their hearts. According to Lisa LaBarbera, associate director of University Housing-East Area, homesickness happens to more students than they let on. As an undergraduate, she got homesick herself. The way students deal with it is all based on the individual, she said, but having reminders of home are helpful. Alyssa Ploeger, a junior in elementary education, said she had a difficult time adjusting to college life. “It was sort of hard. I really didn’t want to be there,” she said. “I missed being at home, and all my friends. Sometimes I missed being alone because you know you

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have a roommate and everything, and I was just sad.” LaBarbera suggested new students bring items familiar to them, such as favorite blankets or pillows, or even those favorite teddy bears. By having comforting reminders, new students can cling to little pieces of home for as long as they like. Another way to keep loved ones near and dear is to keep photos of good times close at hand. Keep in touch now, ya hear? One of the best ways to battle homesickness, according to LaBarbera, is for students to keep in touch with the people they miss the most. If there is correspondence, even on a minimal level, the connection is still there. LaBarbera specifically asked her family to write to her, but she made the task an easy one for them. “‘You don’t have to send me these whole long letters. Just send me a card with a stick of gum in it,’” she used to tell them.

She said it would remind her of home and that someone was thinking about her. “My aunt really did send me a card with a stick of gum in it,” she laughed. “It was hysterical.” But LaBarbera stressed that family isn’t the only relationship that plays a pivotal role in feeling at ease in a new environment. She advised students to keep in touch with their close friends who have gone off to different colleges because they are most likely in the same situation and feeling a bit homesick, too. “When you take the time to reach out to other folks, they are likely to reach out to you as well,” she said. One is silver, the other is gold Reaching out to roommates and other students is just as important as reaching out to those back home. LaBarbera stressed the speed with which students gets over homesickness is usually linked to the effort they put into it. By working to make new friends and have new experiences, students are more likely to assimilate with ease. Although roommate agreements are a

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AlcoholEdu is a program designed to educate students on smart alcohol consumption and how to recognize the effects of poor alcohol use. It is presented online through a series of reenactments, animations and statistics reflecting aspects of alcohol usage. The program consists of two informative portions as well as utilities to plan better habits and set limits for alcohol consumption and is offered free to all students. Completion of the informative portions is required of all incoming students under the age of 21 to register for spring semester classes. The University made the program mandatory in 2007.

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good start for new students getting to know their counterparts, she suggested students step out of their comfort zone and ask their roommates to go out with them one of the first nights on campus, even if it’s just to eat. “You get to have those conversations where you’re getting to know them, their personality,” she said.

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Home is where the heart is There are plenty of ways for students to cope with homesickness, and while the chosen method relies upon personal preference, a little effort is necessary in breaking the initial ice and making home more than just the house one was raised in. But don’t be disappointed if it doesn’t get better overnight. Ploeger said it wasn’t until November or December that she actually began to feel completely comfortable at NCSU. After that, though, she said it was all uphill. She said second semester was much better for her, and now she can’t wait to get back to school. And once classes get fully underway and students begin to get used to the Raleigh night life — even if it does take a while — there will be plenty of things to keep students’ minds off missing home.


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Students participate in the CALS Involvement Fair in the Talley Ballroom Sept. 27, 2010.

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Students shop in the poster sale in the Talley North Plaza Aug. 18, 2009.

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Arts N.C. State Business Office Campus Activities Chaplains’ Cooperative Ministry Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service (CSLEPS) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Center Campus Bookstore Student Centers Board of Directors Student Government Union Activities Board University Student Legal Services Women’s Center

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1972: Talley Student Center opens 2007: University announces plans to renovate Spring 2009: Chancellor Oblinger and Board of Trustees approve renovation Fall 2009: Design selection begins Spring 2011: Construction begins Fall 2013: Phase I complete Late 2014: Phase II complete Source: campuS enTerpriSeS

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unctioning overcapacity since the day the doors of Talley Student Center opened, N.C. State is now remodeling and reconstructing the 39-year-old building to accommodate a student body that has more than doubled since the building’s initial completion. Dan Adams, associate vice chancellor of Campus Enterprises and leader of the Talley Renovation Building Committee, said the University has outgrown the building and the time is ripe for the project. “We need this now more than ever,” Adams said. “With organizations not being able to meet in the building or the general fact that the building is old and needs a revamping of a grand sort, without a doubt, we have outgrown it.” In 2007, the University published a report in the Physical Master Plan Book divulging an overhaul in the student center. Former Chancellor Oblinger announced

in the spring of 2009 his approval to undertake the $120 million project to enhance the building. Using student fees and donated money, the new Talley Student Center will feature a new dining area and with additional offices in Phase I of construction, which will be accessible fall 2013, according to Sumayya Jones-Humienny, project manager for the University Architects Office. Phase I will occupy the space that was formerly part of the NCSU Bookstore and Talley Plaza. Phase II will include renovations of the current building, and according to Jones-

Humienny, Stewart Theatre will be the only recognizable part of the old Talley after construction. “Structurally, the building is quite sound,” Jones-Humienny said. “In this renovation, we are using the bones—we are keeping the entire structure.” According to Jones-Humienny, the renovations include gutting the existing Talley building, making new additions, expanding the Talley ballroom and starting anew with mechanical, plumbing and electrical infrastructure. “The existing building is 169,000 square feet and the new Talley will be 290,000 square feet. That will allow us to serve the large student body, which has grown from 14,000 students when it opened in 1972, to our current student population of 34,000.” Jack Colby, assistant vice chancellor of Facilities Operations, said the energy and maintenance savings in the new Talley will be more fiscally sound than the alternative of keeping old equipment and making


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Kelly Johnson, a junior in civil engineering, and David Roberts, a senior in civil engineering, walk together to lunch in Talley Student Center Jan. 26, 2011.

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James Brantley, a freshman in First Year College, plays Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood during a launch party in the Wolves Den in Talley Nov. 16, 2010.

new student center rises Adams said the move to Harrelson was short term enhancements. “In most cases, a building of that vin- the only alternative for the relocation of tage, most of its equipment is at the end offices. “We only had this option to put the of its useful life,” Colby said. “It’s often more cost-effective to replace instead of bookstore and other offices,” Adams said. maintain. In the 70s we weren’t as energy- “But we have made sure to not spend inefficient as we are now. We want to reach credibly too much on the three-year LEED Silver certification, which means a temporary move. We want people to be comfortable and safe, but we don’t want to cut in 30 percent in our energy use.” give the image that we are wasting According to Jones-Humienny, resources.” the University mandates all buildIn addition to the construction ings exceeding 20,000 square feet and budget affairs of Talley, a stumeet the Leadership in Environdent body without a functional mental and Energy Design certifiSee page 69 student center has presented concation, which sets an international of The Brick. cern for many. However, Jonathan standard for green construction. In the meantime, the main Talley build- Smith, a junior in agricultural education ing is still operating and University offices and Student Centers President, is working and departments are still there, until Phase to address student needs. “I want to make sure that the project is II construction starts. The Campus Bookstore has moved from its former location staying on task and goes to plan, because I on East Dunn Avenue to Harrelson Hall, don’t want the student body to be in limbo and other offices in Talley are soon to without this place for a long time,” Smith said. move too if they have not already.

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Built in 1959 as the Student Supply Center, the Bookstore expanded southward in 1971 to contain 53,527 square feet. The Bookstore relocated to Harrelson Hall in summer 2011 and the building was demolished to make way for the renovated Talley. danielle neujahr/Technician

TAlley FounTAin

The fountain in the North Talley Plaza, surrounded by dogwood trees, provided students with a place to sit down to study and wait for friends. In the fall of 2010, a line of students waiting to gain entrance to a Ludacris concert wrapped around the plaza. The new Talley project does away with the fountain completely. kriSTy craig/Technician

WolF PlAzA sTATues

A recent edition to campus, the statues in Wolf Plaza will be hidden from view throughout the Talley Renovation Project. At 5 feet tall and 1,200 pounds each, the woven bronze statues were created by artist Michael Stutz as part of a continuing campus beautification project. jOSe Tapia/Technician new student orientation issue • 11


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Options abound for purchasing textbooks New students have several options at their disposal for buying books for class. [Editor’s note: This article is reprinted from the 2007 Orientation Guide].

Anne Rudisill Contributor

With four bookstores around campus, deciding on where to buy textbooks can be a challenging experience. Davina Studley, manager of Hillsborough Street Textbooks, said students may be more inclined to shop at the campus bookstore because of their proximity to the store. “The [campus] bookstore is always going to have more students because most people are more familiar with the on-campus store,” Studley said. “A lot of the orientations run through there.” According to the N.C. State Bookstore Director Richard Hayes, competitors may not carry certain books that are only sold to the campus store.

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Taylor Boyd, a senior in accounting, gets some direction from an employee at the N.C. State Bookstore.

“We’re required to carry every book — every book for every course,” Hayes said. The campus store’s competitors — Hillsborough Street Textbooks and PackBackers — stay ahead of the game by offering

coupons and other promotions for stu- Hayes. He said a student wouldn’t encoundents each semester, according to Studley. ter that when buying from a bookstore. Books are pricey Internet Shopping Students often get frustrated at the cost Rising textbook prices, combined with the convenience of the Internet, are lead- of their books for each semester of classes. ing more students to search for deals on Some say they think it is unfair of booktextbooks at Web sites such as eBay, Over- stores to sell such high-priced textbooks to students who don’t have much money. stock and Amazon. Parsons said bookstores are taking adDaniel Parsons, a graduate student in vantage of students who already English literature, said he found have to spend a lot of money on books online that he could not tuition. find elsewhere. “I do believe there’s a good bit of “I only buy over the Internet for exploitation of the customer when a book that’s hard to find,” he said. See page 76 of The Brick. it comes to bookstore companies He said he has found good deals — especially the ones owned by on books from his online searches, big corporations,” he said. but not all students have been as lucky. Thorpe said prices have become out of “There’s a lot of students who have ordered off the net who have gotten the control. “They are outrageous,” he said. “I spent wrong edition, the wrong book or inter$400 last semester for 15 credit hours.” national editions,” Studley said. Bookstore managers deny that they are Dane Nelson, manager of PackBackers, said to be aware of the seller and to read out to take advantage of students and claim their main objective is giving custhe feedback given about the seller. A lot of problems stem from ordering tomers a good price on textbooks. from someone who doesn’t back up the product they are selling, according to

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Meet Chandler Thompson THE STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT WISHES TO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT AS ADVOCATE FOR THE WOLFPACK for the year, focusing on improving the student experience and advocating for students. Laura Wilkinson “My biggest goal is to centralize information and Editor in Chief make it easier for students to find information on At the end of a long day of classes, most students get websites and on a central calendar,” Thompson said. to kick back, relax and enjoy a care-free evening. This “Another goal of mine is for N.C. State to have a tickis not the case for Student Body President Chandler eting system that rewards loyalty, and I’m excited for Thompson, who spends her evenings advocating for the new system starting in August. I hope that with student interests and taking charge on key University advising surveys and other methods we can improve academic advising on campus.” issues. When she gets some free time away from Student Thompson, a senior in economics, said she ran for a position in Student Government because she saw Government duties, Thompson said she supports an opportunity to step up and make a difference at Wolfpack athletics, goes to concerts, runs and plays soccer to relax. But she’s also involved N.C. State. with other student organizations on “Working under [2010-11 Student campus, such as Kappa Delta sorority, Body President] Kelly Hook, I was Leadership in Action, the Alumni Asable to experience her success first sociation Student Ambassador Prohand and I wanted to continue to gram and Campus Pals, a Center for build on some of the great things Student Leadership, Ethics and Public she did during her term,” ThompEthan Bartlett, a junior in Service partnership with Big Brothers son said. management Big Sisters. So, she began her campaign. It’s no wonder her advice to fresh“My campaign was built around men about the next four years is to get inhaving a strong team that was able to get the volved on campus. word out to as many students as possible. We “Getting involved is the best way to find used bright colors, yellow and red, to draw your place at N.C. State. Use w The Brick that attention to our signs. We also gave out bright See page 27 you receive at Orientation to learn about N.C. yellow trucker hats that were in high demand of The Brick. State and all the fun things to do. Traditions and seen all over campus,” Thompson said. and history are my favorite part of N.C. State, Thompson received 52.4 percent of the vote in student body elections in late March, according to and could be yours too,” Thompson said. “Also, don’t Lindsey Pullum, chair of the Elections Commission. be afraid to speak up and ask questions in class or About one-fifth of eligible voters cast ballots in the about campus issues. By voting in campus elections, emailing your student leaders, attending your teachelection. Ethan Bartlett, a junior in management, came in ers’ office hours and giving feedback when asked, you second with 26.6 percent of the vote. While he was can improve your academics and experience.” As a freshman, Thompson said she chose N.C. State disappointed he did not win, he said is excited for because she had been a Wolfpack fan all her life and Thompson. “I know that [Thompson] loves the University with she felt a connection to the school. “My dad graduated from N.C. State in ’84. Raleigh all of her heart,” Bartlett said. “Helping our school is her one true dream. Chandler will do nothing but and campus definitely felt like home.” fabulous things for N.C. State.” After the victory, Thompson and “Team 91,” the executive branch of Student Government, set out goals

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History in the campus landmarks

ince N.C. State’s establishment as a land grant institution in 1987, more than 540 buildings have been built on its approximately 2,000-acre campus. Behind each unique façade is a structure that has witnessed history, which can easily be forgotten on a stroll through the University. Check out this architectural, nominal and historical trivia about the buildings and landmarks you’ll encounter on your way to class.

D.H. HILL LIBRARY

Named for Chancellor Daniel Harvey Hill, the library opened in 1953 to replace Brooks Hall as the main campus library. The ErdahlCloyd Wing was built in 1954 to replace the old campus YMCA as the center of student activities on campus. When Talley Student Center was built in 1964, the wing was turned into offices and an extension of the library media center. The bottom floor houses the newly-renovated Atrium. Together, the two stacks provide space for 1.5 million volumes of books, as well as many study and lounge areas.

CARTER-FINLEY STADIUM

Covered from floor to ceiling in paint, the Free Expression Tunnel not only serves as a connection between two halves of campus split by railroad tracks, but as a means for student expression. Since the 1960s, the tunnel has been used to prevent graffiti on campus, and offers an outlet for communicating ideas, emotions and information about events. Each year, during the week of the basketball game against UNC, students camp out at the tunnel to keep rivals from dousing it in Carolina Blue paint.

HOLLADAY HALL

Now the home of the offices of the chancellor and the administration, Holladay Hall was the first building on campus. Built with bricks donated from the state penitentiary and known for its Romanesque revival style, the building originally held classrooms, dorms, a kitchen, a dining hall and even a gymnasium. Originally known as the “Main Building,” the structure is named for Alexander Quarles Holladay, the first president of the University,

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It’s not personal Caution advised when using social networking tools Editor’s note: This article is reprinted from the March 22, 2010 issue of Technician.

Laura Wilkinson Editor in Chief

In the age of online social networking, potential employers and even University Admissions officers can and are checking social networking sites when evaluating potential employees. Janet Rakes, career coach for the College of Management, said students should be aware that employers frequently search sites like Facebook and Twitter when re-

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cruiting candidates for positions. “It is wise for students not to post anything that they would not want their employer to view,” Rakes said. “Students should use social media sites not only to communicate with friends and family, but also to promote themselves in a very professional, positive way.” Carol Schroeder, director of the University Career Center, said students should be careful when using online social media. She said students should refrain from showing or describing any behaviors that would get them fired from a job. But Senior Associate Director for the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid Krista Domnick said her office does not seek out information posted on social net-

working sites when looking at scholarship candidates. “We look at the application material. If we became aware of something that would implicate a student’s character is not what they purport to be, then we would take that into account,” Domnick said. “I can’t imagine a situation that I would [check a personal site] unless it was something that smacks us in the face.” Samantha Gilbert, a senior in English, said it is a good idea if potential employers check sites like Facebook. “You’re trying your hardest to impress future employers, but on Facebook you’re trying to impress your peers,” Gilbert said. On May 26, 2010, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg announced he was going to make it easier to access privacy controls, controls that had also been revamped earlier in the spring. Jack ie Di lio, a junior in zoology, took full advantage of the new privacy settings, but said she isn’t fully satisfied. “I don’t censor mine as much as I should. When I’m a senior and looking for a job, I’ll probably have to take a lot of it down,” Dilio said. Ryan Didsbury, a senior in marketing, thinks people should be smart enough to censor themselves online. “I don’t like that [potential employers] have the ability to check your Facebook but I think people should limit what they put on it,” 6/21/11 4:49 PM

Many student groups, such as the Agromeck yearbook, use social media. Carol Schroeder, director of the University Career Center, said students tend to share all kinds of information with the world, not realizing the dangers involved. She encourages the thoughtful use of privacy settings. “Students should be cautious of what images of themselves appear on the websites of their friends and associates.”

Didsbury said. “It’s stupid that people put party pictures up there and they should limit it because everyone is going to see it.” As a senior, Didsbury said he is beginning to alter the content on his page just in case prospective employers check his profile. “I’m starting to apply for jobs so I’m slowly deleting pictures that aren’t employer appropriate,” he said. “If you wanted them to know that information then you should bring it up in the interview.” Gilbert said people should not expect total privacy on the Internet. “It’s on the Internet, you put it out there, you have got to expect people to see it,” Gilbert said. Dilio had similar feelings about people taking personal responsibility for what they put on social networking sites. “When you put something out on the Internet you have to realize people can see it. That’s their decision,” Dilio said. “By using any social networking site you’re putting your information out there and that’s the whole purpose of it.”


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A guide to parking on campus The University offers several transportation options for freshmen. Brooke Wallig News Editor

Freshmen looking to bring their cars to campus in the fall are advised to not only consider purchasing parking permits, but also to look into alternative options as well according to the University’s Office of Transportation. According to Christine Klein, public communications specialist for the University’s Office of Transportation, parking permit eligibility is determined based on the student’s number of credit hours. Klein said despite this practice there are many different types of parking options available for all students—including freshmen. “Traditional freshmen—those who come in with no credit hours—aren’t eligible to purchase Resident East

or Resident West parking passes, as well as most other permits because they don’t meet the credit hour requirements,” Klein said. The three major parking permits freshmen with no credit hours are allowed to purchase are Resident Storage, Resident Perimeter and Varsity commuter passes. Klein said the Resident Storage parking option is best for students who want to have the luxury of bringing their car, but don’t need to use it often. “We do not market these [Resident Storage] spaces to anyone who has an off-campus job,” Klein said. “Even though we have a pretty good bus system, it takes time to get to the Resident Storage lots, and the bus times are not as frequent there at night.” Campus Police does offer safety escorts to and from this lot and others during non-daylight hours.

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Greg Fornshell, a sophomore in business management, tries to text on a crowded bus going the Greek Village route. “Since I live on Greek Way I’m not directly affected, but I have friends who are and have a lot of trouble getting home because it’s usually full,” said Fornshell of issues with buses, or lack of, running to Greek Village.

Student ticketing to undergoing heavy revisions for fall New rules take away groups; list stricter “no-show” policies. Cory Smith Sports Editor

With new student ticketing policies being implemented this summer by the Student Government Athletics Commission, more students will have a chance to enjoy tailgating and attending football games and men’s basketball games. Students will be allotted 10,000 tickets to football games, filling roughly onesixth of Carter-Finley Stadium. The RBC Center will have nearly one-fourth of the seats filled with students with 4,500 of the 19,700 tickets available distributed to students. At the beginning of the year, students are awarded loyalty points according to their standing as an upperclassman or underclassman. Seniors and graduate students start with nine points, juniors with seven points and sophomores and freshmen with five points and three points, respectively. Throughout the season, students will be able to earn one loyalty point by signing up for events and attending games. Students

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will also be awarded one additional loyalty point for showing up 45 minutes before a game begins. The loyalty points system can be a tough battle for incoming freshmen, but Executive Traditions Commission Chair Andy Walsh said there are other options for getting tickets, such as the Student Wolfpack Club. “New students need to look at all their options, and I hope t hat t hey w ill trust that they will eventually get a ticket,” Walsh, a junior in political science, said. “ T he St udent Wolfpack Club is a serious possibility for them to earn a good ticket if they can’t get tickets through the lottery process.” The SGAC decided to completely eliminate the group policy. Students will now only be able to sign up for tickets individu-

ally and will earn tickets according to their standing rather than the highest amount of loyalty points in the given group. “We had a bit of a problem with the group policy,” Walsh said. “...Seniors, loyal senior students, were missing out on going to games because one loya l fa n was a group leader over a lot of freshmen and sophomores. So, we saw it in the best interests of the students to review it and we felt that eliminating the group policy and moving toward something more individually-based would be best.” The no-show policy was also amongst the changes to be implemented next sea-

son. In the past, students who did not show up to a game before halftime were simply deducted a loyalty point. With the new policy, if a student misses more than two games during the football season or more than three during the basketball season in which he or she received a ticket, he or she will lose their eligibility to sign up for future games during that season. “If a student accrues a certain amount of no-shows, it will deduct points from them and greatly benefit an underclassman who may be showing up to games early and earning loyalty points,” Walsh said. A new cumulative policy states that students who have five career no-shows to football games or eight career no-shows to men’s basketball games will be permanently banned from signing up for tickets for that given sport. In addition to these changes, student tickets at the RBC Center will be general admission rather than being assigned a specific section. If students enter with one another, they will be able to sit with each other.


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hope the next four (or five… or six…) years live up to their potential as the best of your life. N.C. State has so much to offer as a University and as a community that while I risk sounding too preachy, I can’t encourage you enough as an incoming freshman to get involved in some club or activity. I remember sitting in some meeting in the benton sawrey College of ManageContributor ment at Orientation listening to an administrator tell us the importance of doing things outside the classroom, and I’m sure you’ll hear the same spiel I did, but listen to what they tell you and try to find something that interests you. At a school of nearly 30,000 students, you could easily become lost or

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just as easily find your niche. The University itself has a lot to offer — it brings in speakers, facilitates programs from the various student centers and has an excellent study abroad program. If you’ve ever wanted to go to a foreign country and experience something new, the University has the resources and programs to make it happen. The Study Abroad Office has a library of programs and a staff that will help you find the best fit for you, even if you can’t find one offered through NCSU. Going abroad is almost a necessary part of the college experience because it gives an

element of education that could never be obtained in any classroom. Aside from studying abroad and the various University programs, there are plenty of clubs and organizations run by students. Do you like Ultimate Frisbee ? There’s a club team for it. Interested in Republican politics? Join the College Republicans. An aspiring journalist? Call the Technician. If you’re looking for something a little more in depth, you could look into one of the dozens of Greek organizations. The beauty of the situation is that if for some odd reason you can’t find the right

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THE ISSUE:

The hiring and subsequent pay raise given to Mary Easley has cast an aura of impropriety over the University.

OUR OPINION:

Mary Easley needs to resign immediately for the sake of the University.

THE SOLUTION:

The resignation of Mary Easley would help to alleviate the negative attention the University has received over the last few weeks.

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Mary Easley, it’s time to go

uspicions have swirled around the top administrators at the University since the News and Observer published an article last week indicating impropriety in the hiring and subsequent pay raise given to Mary Easley in 2007. Since the article, Provost Larry Nielsen and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, McQueen Campbell, have resigned following inquiries into their roles in her hiring. The merits of Easley’s 88 percent pay raise to direct a, as of yet unopened, Pre-Law Center is questionable to begin with. But for her to now turn mute in the face of serious condemnation is unacceptable. Her lack of accessibility to the media, despite coming to her office Monday for

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business as usual, is certainly damning. Provost Nielsen, a champion for students and faculty alike, resigned because it was in the best interest of the University. For Easley to ignore this fact and continue coming to work while the chancellor and president Bowles were calling for her resignation is a slap in the face. Unfortunately for this student body, the one person who needs to hand in her resignation letter has not. Whether guilty by the law or not, Mary Easley’s actions have disgraced the University and cast a shadow of doubt over its top officials.

Erskine Bowles, president of the UNC System, and Chancellor James Oblinger have already asked for Easley’s resignation. To neglect these requests amongst the whirlwind of bad publicity this inquiry has brought shows a blatant lack of concern for N.C. State. Putting her personal interests over that of the University shows a serious lack of concern for the students she is supposed to be serving. For the sake of the students and the University she needs to respond to the calls for her resres ignation. Oblinger has not yet been acac cused of any wrong doing, but

these accusations of impropriety and political pay-offs are under his supervision. The excuse of not knowing what is going on is unacceptable as chancellor of a university. When the chancellor does not know about serious misconduct that embarrasses the University, he needs to find out. This should serve as a serious wake-up call to Oblinger and our top administrators to be proacproac tive and not reactive. Calling for Mary Easley’s resignation was the right step to take. The next step is for Easley to put the University above herself and resign.

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The nothing deception The summer is a time of leisure and sometimes boredom, and students generally wonder what doing all that nothing is supposed to do. The May 11, 2009 issue of t he New Yorker has a “reflections” article by Adam Gopnik w h ic h outout lines a theory Jake Goldbas of invention Staff Columnist based on leisure time. He writes, “Frivolity is the mother of invention,” from reasoning that it is when a problem is solved that actual new and interesting innovations occur. He uses basic examples t hat he had handy, such as his collection of shaving razors through time and peacocks’ feathered tails. Surprisingly, Gopnik did not mention Jared Diamond’s theory from his book Guns, Germs, and Steel. Diamond says something remarkably similar: inventions’ uses many times came after the invention was made. In this way, Diamond says “Invention is the mother of necessity,” as opposed to the other way around. Diamond also says that inveninven tion can never take place withwith out leisure time to invent with. It makes sense that if you are too busy farming, you cannot invent a tractor. So there is your positive arar gument for having nothing to do. You can get so many ideas from YouTube, Wikipedia, teletelevision, and the movies. Hopefully there’s some other stuff you are doing like making money, being outside, talking to friends and living life. If you like your studies and the major you are in, maybe you can pursue those topics

as well. There should be clear positive benefits to all of these things, and I am not entirely sure that moderation is always the best moral to the story. It can be beneficial to just do what you like as much as possible. Perhaps it can be as beneficial as doing what you slowly reason out to do. One should be able to align long term pleasure and short term pleasure at least generally. In fact, this world would be terrible if everyone lived in opposite land where our inventions and boredoms could not be answered. There is a lot of good to come from slowing down and thinking a little bit, or e ven not thinking at all. This is the parallel and opposite argument to the one that we hear, say, and hopefully do during the s c ho ol ye a r. You know, the one about working hard and saving vacation stuffs for vacationing. I cannot help but feel like, with the encroachment of free time into work during college (since when did Friday become an actual part of the weekend?) we are in the middle of something similar in the summer. Now vacations for me seem more like work without long term benefit, like school minus the fun of learning. But there is a very important difference between good nothing and bad nothing, and its intuitive. It should not be an unpaid terrible job any more than it should be a whole lot of drinking and partying. Generally speaking, we all know the difference between production and the lack thereof, we simply have to be aware of the difference.

“There is a very important difference between good nothing and bad nothing”

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Should Mary Easley resign? Why or why not? BY MICHELE CHANDLER

“I think it’s best she gives out a statement defending her side before resigining.”

Usually, we need education and experience to land the job.

Liona Hill junior, communication

Conrad Plyer, sophomore in political science

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Tallyho, Easley must go possibly Chancellor Oblinger) resign before the end of the month. Too long have we been kept in the dark to accept Nielsen and Campbell’s resignations as a consolation prize for the mob’s fury. When the furor over Mary Easley’s rehiring with a tremendous pay increase broke last summer, I remember how difficult it was to get anything out of any administrator. We had our own version of the government being in bed with the contractors, with our administration playing the role of Bush and Company and the Easleys acting as the Cheneys, making our fine University the Haliburton of this travesty. And in our lovely political drama from hell, the outrage is just as deserved, with Mrs. Easley receiving almost twice as much money as she did before her new contract was finalized. Yet that was just another drop in the bucket, as news of Mrs. Easley’s $109,000 overseas cultural exchange trips and the governor and first lady’s $170,000 trip to Italy also came out at about the

candal. Favoritism. Corruption. Am I talking about Washington or our noble University. Sadly, I’m talking about N.C. State. Oh, how the proud have fallen. Right now, there have been two scapegoats: ProPaul McCauley vost Larry Senior Staff Columnist Nielsen and McQueen Campbell, chair of the Board of Trustees, both of whom resigned last week. And the way things are shaping up, these are only the first two heads to roll. As students, we should be angry, upset, and pissed off— the entire controversy broke when Mary Easley received an 88 percent increase in salary just as news about the economy was slowly starting to sour, and it hasn’t stopped since. If there is any justice, we should see Mrs. Easley (and

same time. Judging by my inability to get through the defense network of secretaries and the dense, completely unhelpful answers I found, I’d say the administration wasn’t going about practicing what they preach. Chancellor Oblinger even had the gall to say this in his May 13 letter to the News and Observer: “We have been and will continue to be forthcoming about our actions.” Puh-LEEZE. This is bull. This is malarkey. Oblinger and company put up a stonewall of administrative assistants and voicemail systems that would make Dick Cheney proud. And now they claim to have been forthcoming about everthing, even as they manage to “forget” conversations regarding Mrs. Easley’s hiring. Send Paul your thoughts on the Mary Easley situation to letters@technicianonline. com.

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The not so dead week I wholeheartedly agree with the colcol umn on so-called dead week — that is anything but, and that students deserve a break. I remember when I was an undergrad, how the week was completely spent on papers, projects, and presentations. However, I have a slight issue with all of the frustration directed towards professors. I’m a graduate student teaching my own course and am currently experiencing dead week both from the perspective of a student and of a professor at the same time, leaving me with a dead week that is very much alive and kicking my ass. So I’d ask you to bear in mind that professors have it rough

during dead week too. When I assigned my students a research paper, I specifically did not want it due during dead week. Dead week is crazy enough, and I wanted to give my students some kind of reprieve. However, now that I’ve done that, on top of all of my dead week duties as a student, I now have to grade all of those papers. Sure, it’s true that each of my students probably took longer to write his or her paper than it will take me to grade that one paper, but I’m pretty sure it will take me longer to grade all 40 of them than it took each student to write one. And because this is how any student’s mind works (including my own!) mere days

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fit for you, or if NCSU doesn’t have the club sport team you’ve played through high school, it’s easy enough to just start it on your own. It’s kind of hard not to think about all the opportunities NCSU has afforded me over the past several years — how life outside of the classroom has helped me grow as a person and exposed me to all sorts of ideas, organizations and people that I would have never dreamed of in a small town like Smithfield, N.C. I don’t think my parents or yours would really appreciate me saying that extracurricular activities have been more important than my classes, but — as most students already realize — there are just some things you can’t learn in a lecture.

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For those students living in East Campus, the University has opened a new parking lot this year for these residents specifically, Klein said. “If you happened to live on the West side of campus, your chances of getting a parking pass that was closer to your residence were much higher just because there was more parking available in that area,” Klein said. “We’ve had a lot of construction in the East side of campus, so now in an effort to even that out, we’ve opened what used to be a service lot by the West Deck for those students who live on East campus, but do not fulfill the credit requirements for a Resident East parking pass.” Klein said freshmen commuting to and from campus every day who want a more inexpensive permit are eligible to purchase a Varsity lot permit. The cheapest of the three major permits for freshmen are meant for daily commuters to park

and take the Wolfline buses to main or Centennial campuses. While Klein said each of these are viable options for “traditional” freshmen—those who come in with no credit hours—students coming in with college credits from Advance Placement classes or Dual Enrollment programs should check with Registration and Records to see if they are eligible to apply for a Resident East or West parking permit. These permits require a minimum of 12 credit hours. Klein said she believes it is possible for a freshman to commute within and around campus without the use of their personal vehicles. According to Klein, the University participates in a program with Zipcar, a company that provides hourly or daily use of a rental car for a small fee. N.C. State currently has two Toyota Priuses and a Honda Insight hybrid available to rent through the Zipcar company. Insurance and fuel for up to 180 miles is included with each rental. Students looking for a ride can also pick

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up their free GoPass from the Office of Transportation, though they will soon be able to sign up online to have it mailed to them. The GoPass card allows students to ride any public bus in Raleigh — Triangle

Transit and Capitol Area Transit being the two major bus systems in the city — for free. Parking permits go on sale for freshmen July 15.

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A look ahead to 2010-11 athletics comPiled by Brent Kitchen & cory Smith

FReSH FACeS Mark Gottfried After a month of searching for a new basketball coach following the departure of Sidney Lowe, Athletics Director Debbie Yow hired longtime friend Mark Gottfried for the vacant position. Gottfried is the former coach of Murray State and Alabama Universities where he combined to appear in 11 postseason tournaments, seven of which were NCAA Tournament bids.

Gottfried dealt with the departure of point guard Ryan Harrow, but retained sophomores C.J. Leslie and Lorenzo Brown to accompany juniors Scott Wood and Richard Howell, along with senior C.J. Williams. Freshmen can look forward to 2012 being a big year for Gottfried as he has already brought in 5-star shooting guard Torian Graham and 4-star point guard Tyler Lewis.

kellY findleY George Tarantini stepped down from his position as the men’s soccer coach after serving in the position for 29 years, and Athletics Director Debbie Yow faced a tough task in finding the replacement for a person who many Pack soccer fans considered a legend. Over five seasons with the Butler Bulldogs, Findley compiled a 59-25-15 record including league cham-

pionships and two NCAA Tournament appearances. He also ranked No. 5 nationally last year while becoming one of only two unbeaten teams in the regular season. Find ley, much like Gottfried, has been recruiting heavily since his hire. Findley has brought in seven newcomers whom he believes have what it takes to play in the ACC.

SopHomoRe SlumpS? debbie Yow With one year under her belt, Athletics Director Debbie Yow has already changed the face of the Wolfpack athletics program. Through the good, such as a 9-win season for the football team, and the bad, a 15-16 record for the men’s basketball team and Sidney Lowe stepping down, Yow has been there.

Yow will have a lot riding on her shoulders with all of the progress made in her first year. Bringing in coaches Mark Gottfried and Kelly Findley should boost the programs, but expectations for the football, baseball and women’s basketball teams are high for the upcoming year. It could mean pressure for Yow if the teams are not able to live up to those expectations.

brYan bunn Coach Bryan Bunn can say that last season he coached the volleyball team to its best ACC record since the 1990s. But this doesn’t mean he can rest on his laurels. With a record of 14-18 (4-16 ACC), Bunn’s squad still has much room for improvement. But Bunn is optimistic about the 2011 season, especially because of the incoming

crop of freshman players. “We’ve got some really good athletes coming in so we’ll be much more athletic than we were last year,” Bunn said. The Pack will also return the team leaders in kills, assists, digs, blocks and service aces, putting the Pack and Bunn poised to improve on their 2010 success.

plAyeRS to wAtCH FoR Mike Glennon For quarterback Mike Glennon, this year is the year. He will finally take over for the Pack, be listed on the depth chart on the first team and hopefully he will see fans in the stands wearing No. 8 jerseys rather than No. 16. Each year brings a new storyline in college sports with

the departure of seniors and the arrival of new faces, but many N.C. State fans have followed the story of the redshirt junior quarterback since his initial signing with the Wolfpack. Glennon planned to be the starting quarterback since his arrival in 2008, but was forced to wait behind Russell Wilson.

bonae Holston While forward Bonae Holston was a statistical leader in several categories, such as points per game, field goal percentage and rebounds for Wolfpack women’s basketball during the 2010-11 season, she was only a junior at the time. As the only returning senior starter, Holston will look

to take over the reins and continue her dominance in the ACC. In fact, the trio of Holston, Marissa Kastanek and Amber White were the only mainstays in the Pack’s lineup, starting all 31 games. But with only Holston and Kastanek returning this season, a lot will be riding on Holston to perform.

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RichaRd cuRtis, usa today, managing editor/design > As a

Design School student, learning how to juggle a strenuous and extremely demanding academic schedule with the responsibilities of working at the Technician (editor, 1971-1972) were lessons that stayed with me over the past 40 years. It was one of the grand experiences of my life.

caRie Page, educause, assistant director, teaching, learning and professional development > One of the magical things about Technician (co-editor, 2004-2005) is that it’s yours. Each day, eight pages of text and copy come from your camera, your keyboard, your team. Knowing that the student body would be pulling open the paper each day instilled a great deal of responsibility. And, at the end of the day, an overwhelming sense of pride for your friends and fellow staff members.

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Campus Recreation offers athletic variety The Department of Campus Recreation offers multiple activities and programs to suit recreational interests. [Editor’s note: This article is reprinted from the 2007 Orientation Issue.]

Langdon Morris Contributor

For the fresh faces looking to remain or become physically active in college, Campus Recreation offers a variety of leagues, clubs, programs and activities to suit students’ recreational desires. According to Peter Kay, former director of Campus Recreation, student involvement in physical recreation serves as an “outlet”

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Brett Matzuka, a graduate student in biomathematics, plays on the club Ultimate team in the Men’s ACC Ultimate Championships Jan. 24 at UNC-Chapel Hill.

to try new sports and hobbies, as well as discover new interests. “What’s important is that ev-

eryone needs an outlet outside of their normal, daily life,” Kay said. “And what we offer is the opportunity to try different things. There’s no pressure there, you’re out there to enjoy yourself.” Campus Recreation primarily provides organization and resources for club sports, intramural sports, fitness and wellness and outdoor adventures. Activities are available for every student, despite skill level and even interest level, Kay said. “We do have some very competitive squads out there,” Kay said. “But our activities are for everyone to get involved, but that’s why we have club sports [for competitive play]. We also offer workshops, particularly in outdoor adventures and fitness,

Competition among students for those who have interest but may be unsure if it’s something varies in different leagues within they want to pursue, now they intramural play also, according to Assistant Director for Intrahave an introduction.” Kay said a student with an in- mural Sports Jason Spivey. “All of it is competitive to a terest in any activity the University does not offer can help orga- degree,” Spivey said in regards nize an event through Campus to intramural play. For Nathan Wallace, Recreation’s office. a senior in criminology, “We offer a variety of intramural basketball things,” Kay said. “And gave him the opportuif we have the ability and the interest to offer See page 102 nity to continue the competition he enjoyed at the something new, and we of The Brick varsity high school level. can provide the facilities “After high school, I was lookand resources, we’re going to try ing for a good way to continue to and do it.” For students looking to con- play in a competitive basketball tinue competitive sporting at the league,” he said. “Intramurals college level, there are club sports was not only that, but it was also that often compete against clubs a great gateway for me to meet new people at the University.” from other schools, Kay said.

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