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Lauren White makes a Wolfie sign with her hand in front of a building on campus

Apr 20, 2020

Howling Success: Lauren White Seeks to Change the Stigma in STEM

As a sophomore, Lauren White knows how difficult it can be adjusting to college life and academics. As a member of the LGBTQ community from out of state, and as a female in the traditionally male-dominated STEM field, the task of fitting in on campus seemed extra daunting when she first arrived at NC State. Fortunately, she had several mentors who helped her get acclimated and involved, and now she’s paying it forward to others like her. 

Mar 31, 2020

DASA Adapts to ‘New Normal’ with New Virtual Programming

While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancelation of almost every in-person campus event this spring, the Division of Academic and Student Affairs has quickly adapted to the situation and is now offering a plethora of virtual events and activities to engage the NC State community as well as the public. 

Tiff Merritt

Mar 2, 2020

Exploring the Margins: Tift Merritt’s first orchestra composition is inspired by the history of Dix Hospital

By David Menconi Way back in 1908, a man named Lewis Hyder was involuntarily committed to Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh. He was 30 years old, recently returned from a four-year stint in the military, and he had threatened to burn down the barn on his father’s farm. So off to Dix he went, but… 

Allison Loggins-Hull

Feb 29, 2020

Inherited Trauma Informs New Music

Flutist and composer Allison Loggins-Hull is one of four artists commissioned to create a new work for the orchestras of NC State during this “20 for ’20” themed season. 


Feb 21, 2020

Against the Railing, Redux

Tara Zaffuto Mullins’ dance students offer a range of rich family history that will be reflected in the revised work, Against the Railing. 


Feb 12, 2020

Even More Possibilities: The Gregg Museum of Art & Design

Vernon Pratt's exhibit, All the Possibilities of Filling in Sixteenths, was recently transformed into a 16-minute, 16 second documentary. 

artists illustration of Dream of Flight

Feb 8, 2020

A Collaborative “Win” for the Arts: Dream of Flight

In summer 2018, sculptor and NC State alumnus Heath Satow ’91 posted a call for help on Facebook. He had just moved from Los Angeles to Ogden, Utah, when he was contacted by the RDU Airport Authority, saying that his Dream of Flight sculpture (his first large-scale public sculpture commission in 2004) had to be removed… 

Orchestral Bluegrass

Feb 5, 2020

Orchestral Bluegrass

Thrilling. Once in a lifetime. Totally exhilarating. That’s a sample of reactions from NC State Department of Music orchestra students (and their professor, Dr. Peter Askim) in response to a transformative experience in October 2019. The International Bluegrass Music Association was in town for the annual World of Bluegrass festival. North Carolina’s Balsam Range, 2018 IBMA… 


Jan 31, 2020

Endless Possibilities: The Fearless Creativity of Mary Ann Scherr

By Kelly McCall Branson When internationally renowned jewelry maker Mary Ann Scherr first fell in love with metal, back in the 1940s, it wasn’t the slightest obstacle to her newfound passion that there existed only one, rather incomplete textbook on the subject of jewelry making; she simply launched her own mission of discovery – seeking… 

Bowers medals

Jan 31, 2020

Friends of Arts NC State Board Awards the Bowers Medals

The Friends of Arts NC State Board of Advisors has presented the 2019 Bowers Medal of Arts to Robert Black, Ormond Sanderson, and Bing Sizemore. The awards were presented in a ceremony in the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre on November 1. Robert Black and Ormond Sanderson first met as teachers at Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College)…