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Staff from The Crafts Center take a tour of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science's dinosaur lab.

Jan 8, 2024

Meet the Dinosaur: Crafts Center Aids Science Museum in Preparing New Exhibit

As part of the preparations for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science’s “Dueling Dinosaurs” exhibit, which will open early in 2024, scientists from the museum have used a saw in NC State's Crafts Center to trim fossils. 

Students gather at Stafford Commons to attend a convocation ceremony in 2021. Photo by Marc Hall

Aug 15, 2023

Plan Ahead for Wolfpack Welcome Week

Download the NC State Guides app and mark your calendar for this exhilarating lineup of activities to start the academic year. 

A bride and groom stand in front of a rabbi, while the bride drinks from a cup

Feb 9, 2023

Crafting Love

When planning their wedding that took place in April 2022, Crafts Center studio members Melina Keighron and Eric Schopler decided it would be fun to incorporate their shared love of crafts as part of their celebration. 

An aerial photo of Carter-Finley Stadium during the marching band's halftime show, where the band spells out "state"

Dec 16, 2022

The Biggest Academic and Student Affairs News from 2022

Look back at student life and achievements, anniversaries and celebrations, and individual and departmental recognitions in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs this year. 

Randy and Susan Woodson with the director of Arts NC State and chair of the FANS Board

Dec 5, 2022

The Woodsons Receive 2022 Bowers Medal of Arts

The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate a deep and profound commitment to the value of the arts at NC State. 

A group of people behind a hand-carved wooden table, positioned in the center of the Crafts Center lobby

Aug 16, 2022

Setting the Table

A 2019 gift from the Sir Walter Cabinet led to the creation of a new, handcrafted welcome table at the NC State Crafts Center. 

A student attending outdoor Convocation in 2021 claps along as the band plays the school fight song

Aug 10, 2022

Mark Your Calendar for Wolfpack Welcome Week

Get the NC State Guides app and mark your calendars for these fun activities to start the new school year. 

Several rows of wooden coasters with the wolf logo and "Think and Do the Extraordinary" written on them

May 16, 2022

Crafts Center Creates Special Gift for University Advancement Staff

The NC State Crafts Center worked with University Advancement to produce 300 handmade awards to recognize the remarkable work of their staff in the Think and Do the Extraordinary campaign. 

Nygard motioning towards the door of the Crafts Center

Feb 14, 2022

Bad Beauty Science at the Crafts Center

Crafts Center staff members recall working with a social media star on one of their most recent videos. 

Safiye Nygaard using a blow torch to create jewelry at the Crafts Center

Nov 30, 2021

The Crafts Center Hosts Social Media Influencer Safiya Nygaard

On Nov. 14, the NC State Crafts Center hosted Nygaard for the filming of a jewelry episode to be aired later this year. She has over 9.2 million followers and over 1.4 billion views on her YouTube channel.