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Mar 28, 2011

Four CHASS Grad Students Win Awards at Research Symposium

On March 21, the NC State University Graduate Student Association held its Sixth Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium. Over 150 graduate students, nominated by their departments’ respective Director of Graduate Programs, gathered in the McKimmon Center to showcase the outstanding quality and diversity of the university’s graduate-level research, practice communicating with members outside of their disciplines,… 

Mar 28, 2011

N&O Names Bill Kinsella Tar Heel of the Week

Associate Professor of Communication Bill Kinsella focuses on how public discussion of technical issues, such as nuclear power, shapes public policy. His work takes on new relevance after the disaster in Japan. The News and Observer has named Kinsella as its Tar Heel of the Week. Kinsella directs the interdisciplinary Science, Technology, and Society program. 

Mar 17, 2011

Doctoral Student Delves Into Online Dating

by Lauren Lopez-Ibanez, CHASS Communication Intern With all the fish in the sea, sometimes finding your perfect match can prove to be a challenge. Many singles trying to hook a mate have turned to online dating sites to help them narrow the pool of compatible fish. CHASS doctoral candidate Dawn Shepherd of the Communication, Rhetoric,… 

Mar 7, 2011

Hope, Unscripted

A documentary by Will Lamb (’11), featuring members of the Wolfpack family rallying together in support of NC State’s GLBT students, faculty, staff and alumni, has drawn international attention while helping to shed light on change and acceptance blossoming across campus. Based on the common stereotypes and controversies surrounding both communities, Lamb – an ROTC scholar… 

Mar 2, 2011

Discovery News Taps CHASS Ph.D Student for “Meme” Expertise

Ever wonder where media outlets like Discovery News find their experts? For a topic like viral Internet culture, the source of expertise can be found right here in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State. Doctoral student Matt Morain (Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, ’12) was recently quoted on the Discovery News web… 

Mar 1, 2011

The Price of Education in Little Rock: A History Lesson in Integration

Dr. Minnijean Brown Trickey visited NC State University on Thursday, February 24. Her public lecture, “The Price of Education in Little Rock,” was hosted by NC State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Minnijean Brown Trickey was 16 when she became involved in a pivotal act of the American civil rights movement. As one of the… 

Feb 25, 2011

Ins and Outs of Political Communications

With three decades of experience in North Carolina politics, CHASS alum Brad Crone (Poli Sci ’85) has seen his share of politicians at work. When it comes to political communications, Crone says two figures stand above the rest. “Jesse Helms and Jim Hunt.” he says. “Both of them were absolute experts at political communications.” Crone,… 

Feb 21, 2011

CHASS Writing Program Nationally Ranked in U.S. News & World Report

NC State is sharing the rankings spotlight with schools like Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Cornell, and Duke for its campus writing and speaking program. U.S. News and World Reporthas once again ranked the CHASS program among the nation’s best colleges and universities with writing-across-the-curriculum programs. Special congratulations to those who lead the effort: Professors Chris Anson (English),… 

Feb 16, 2011

Communication Week

The job search and social media. Global public relations. Using your voice to change history. Political campaigning. All this and more, brought to you by Communication Week from February 21-25. Don’t miss these feature events: Monday February 21: “The Future of Political Campaigning”CHASS alum and founder of Campaign Connections Brad Crone will share his perspectives… 

Feb 8, 2011

Hangin’ Around with Zach Galifianakis

From Hillsborough Street to Hollywood, actor Zach Galifianakis has captivated audiences with his quirky comedic performances. In an interview with NC State University’s Dave Pond, Galifianakis reflected on his time as a Communication major. He shared memories of time spent on Hillsborough Street, class with his favorite professor— two-time Department of Communication Outstanding Teacher Jim Alchediak—and …