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Oh the Humanities (and Social Sciences)!

For this week’s blog, I am going to tell you about NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and what better way to do so than to let you meet one of our very own CHASS ambassadors! The CHASS ambassador program is a chance for NC State students to use their leadership skills to explain the benefits offered by CHASS to prospective students (like many of you I hope!) and to help you stay up to date with the activities on campus.

Meet Madison Dull!

Major: Psychology with minors in Biology and Sociology

When Madison isn’t helping others learn why CHASS is right for them she spends her time volunteering as a community skills instructor for the Autism Society of North Carolina and working at the research labs on our campus studying human emotion and cognition. She chose CHASS to eventually earn her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology because she “thought this would be the most rewarding path”. Her favorite thing about CHASS?

“How committed the professors are to your success. They don’t act like you think most professors would. They’re here for more than just research; they take an interest in you and go out of their way to help you.”

Madison also had some very positive things to say about NC State’s Career Development Center calling it “the best place to go when you don’t know what you want to do”, but I’ll have to save that for another blog as I’m starting to run out of room. Come back to learn more about NC State’s CDC and how it can help YOU get a job! See you next time!



The student newspaper, Technician is well known in the university. Every student has grabbed at least one of the free copies available almost everywhere on campus. For the third straight year the section “Bienvenidos” has been part of it. Bienvenidos is a bilingual section (in English and Spanish) that was created on September 2012 by Miguel Sanchez and Mark Herring, both students at NC State, along with several writers and editors… (cough cough… I was one). 

The idea was to create a place where people that are learning Spanish or already talked it could get together and express their opinions and to inform others about different events or opportunities for Hispanics. This type of project is not common at other universities—there are less than 10 college newspapers nationwide that do this. Some of the articles included interviews with politicians, Latin Grammy winners and nominees and book writers. If you are curious about it… go ahead and get a copy of the Technician, or check out their website:


Share A Coke

One of my favorite things about attending NC State is that there is always something happening on campus. The other week, Coke set up booths on Main and Centennial campus for their Share A Coke campaign. Students could have two mini cans printed—one with their name and one for a friend.

Coke at Talley

As a fan of Coca-Cola and an aspiring Marketer, I really enjoyed participating in this event! I felt so lucky to have my name (which isn’t very common) printed on a can. As usual, it feels great to be part of the Wolfpack!

Ileana Coke


Let’s Dance!

One of the many things I’ve learned here at NC State is to step out of my comfort zone and try something I have never done in my life. For me, that something was dancing. Before I came to NC State, I had never danced a day of my life and I was absolutely terrified of it. I was just clumsy and awkward when it came to dancing of any type. That was before I was introduced to Bhangra. Bhangra is a high energetic folk dance originating from North India from the region Punjab. One of my friends was on the team here at NC State and I stopped by to watch them practice once. I was instantly hooked and wanted to join them so I taught myself how to dance over the summer and tried out for the team. It’s safe to say I was not the best at the time, but I was good enough to make the team and continued to improve as a dancer. That was almost three years ago and since then I have competed in 9 competitions from all over the east coast, the most recent being back in August in New York. Here’s a few pictures from my travels and competitions. Hope you all enjoy!

 Big Apple Bhangra 2014

Boston Bhangra 2013

Virsa Punjab Da 2012

Cary Mela 2011


Attend our Open House to explore our campus, learn about our academic programs and admission process, meet current students, faculty and staff and more. Don’t forget to try our homemade NC State Howling Cow icecream too!
Attend our Open House to explore our campus, learn about our academic programs and admission process, meet current students, faculty and staff and more. Don’t forget to try our homemade NC State Howling Cow icecream too!

Attend our Open House to explore our campus, learn about our academic programs and admission process, meet current students, faculty and staff and more. Don’t forget to try our homemade NC State Howling Cow icecream too!


Hi there folks,

We’ve got a big announcement for you today.

We here at COHL thoroughly enjoy the process of putting together this Tumblr together for you. It’s a delight. A treasure. A morsel of sunshine. However, occasionally there are times when we must acknowledge the fact that we are mere amateur admirers of things to sit on and give deference to those with true skill. Today is one of those times.

Because we’ve just been informed that Gwen (you remember Gwen, right? The Director of Library Environments, i.e. one of the people who designed the interior of the entire freaking Hunt Library?) has published a user’s guide to the chairs in the Hunt Library, titled ChairHunt, that includes photos, facts about the designers, the history of the chairs, etc. So, basically the same format as this site, except, you know…better. Because she’s a pro.

So, if you want a real-life, better version what you get here, we’d encourage you to buy the book. I have to say, it’s pretty awesome.

Congratulations, Gwen!


The WolfLine Is Your Friend

Where I lived at on campus last year was literally as far away as possible from most of my classes. I quickly learned that I had two options: I could wake up early and try to speed walk to my classes or I could figure out the bus system. I chose the latter. 

At first I was worried because I had never used any type of public transportation before. I come from a rural area, we do not have a bus system. Then someone told me about the TransLoc app that you can download. You can look directly at the NC WolfLine routes. It will tell you what buses go to what stops, when they will be there, and you can even see them moving in their routes. Best of all, the WolfLine is free to the public, and free to you as an NC State student!

For all current and future students who have not taken a bus yet, I highly recommend you try it out. Here are a few tips to ensure a pleasant experience:

  • Make eye contact with the driver as they are approaching your stop.
  • Move to the back to make room for everyone.
  • Pull the line that extends to the back when approaching your stop.
  • Make sure to thank the driver! 



My #summerSTATEofmind

NC State University is a place of opportunities and life changing experiences even, in the summer time. This past summer I spent my time working for Admissions and all I can say is that it was one of the most rewarding ways to spend my time!

#1 I had a front row seat to the amount of preparation it takes to plan for the upcoming year!

#2 I was able to meet students and families from all over the country and around the world!

#3 I was able to meet the participants of GEAR UP during their visit and help out with the event.

#4 I was able to meet with students from the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation during their visit to NC State.

#5 I helped the Admissions team when the Carolina College Advising Corps came to visit NC State University.

#6 (side note) I watched the Women’s National Soccer Team play, in the Raleigh area, against Switzerland!

#6 I found my love for education, diversity, and college access!

However, the most exciting thing I was blessed to be a part of was: the Native Education Forum program in Colorado! Undergraduate Admissions gave me the opportunity to fly to Colorado with amazing counselors to learn more about recruiting prospective students, specifically Native Americans. We worked alongside Colorado State University in a college access program (which allowed high school students to experience college, gain college credit, and work with Native faculty).  I became a mentor for high school students during this time and it was an incredible experience! I hope to keep in touch with my high school mentees—they have inspired me more than they know & have a special place in my heart!  I am truly blessed and grateful towards the Undergraduate Admissions for this involvement.  Like I said before, NC State is a place of opportunities and life changing experiences! 




 So how did you spend your summer?


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-Wolfpack Reps

Farm Aid Comes to Raleigh

In 1985, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young organized the first Farm Aid concert at the height of the US Farm Crisis. They wanted to raise awareness about the economic plight of the family farmer and raise money to help family farmers keep their land. The concert was only meant to happen once, but its goals remained unfinished after the first concert. So they did it again. And again. And again. This year, the 29th Farm Aid concert was held in Raleigh, NC and I was lucky enough to get a ticket.


All three founding members - Nelson, Mellencamp, and Young - were there, and so was Dave Matthews, who is a Farm Aid board artist. 7-year Farm Aid veteran performer Jamey Johnson gave a rousing performance through the pouring rain, and Jack White rocked the house by playing a set of his own songs and White Stripes hits like “Icky Thump” and “Seven Nation Army” (which made us feel like we were at a Wolfpack home game at Carter-Finley!). But local band Delta Rae really stole the show. As a student in Raleigh and a live music fan, I was ashamed I had never seen them before after I saw the performance they gave.

Willie Nelson during his set, which was the last of the night


Apart from the music, there were local food vendors (I had a “Lamby Joe” from Mattie B’s of Durham) and tents full of non-profits and companies focused on helping family farmers. Farm Aid’s commitment to local and family owned farms even spread to the concert’s “Dirt Shirt”, which was 100% made and grown in the Carolinas. All in all, it was a fantastic concert and a great experience. As an ag student and an American, I was thankful for the opportunity to give to family farmers while enjoying some of the best music around.


Want an idea of what Farm Aid sounded like? Here’s some of my picks from a few of the artists.


Parents and Families Weekend

Parents and Families Weekend is this upcoming weekend and I am so excited! Not only is this weekend a great time to show off how great NC State is, but it is also a great time to show off Raleigh! Whenever my parents come to visit I always rack my brain to for new and delicious places to take them out to eat! Here is a short list of some of the most mouth watering places to eat in Raleigh that are not too far from campus!

1. Moonlight Pizza

This is not your typical cheese pizza! The flavors at Moonlight Pizza are so unique and fresh! I have not had a pie here that I did not like! 


2. The Flying Biscuit Cafe

Located in Cameron Village right by campus, The Flying Biscuit is a great place to take your family — especially for brunch! Your parents are sure to love their amazing biscuits that come with every meal!


3. Cantina 18

Also located in Cameron Village, Cantina 18 is one of the best Mexican restaurants in all of Raleigh — maybe even the world! All of their ingredients are very fresh and the queso is to die for!


4. Beasley’s Chicken and Honey

Located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, this has become one of my favorite places to eat! They specialize in traditional southern cuisine, including their world famous chicken and waffles!


Are you hungry yet? These are just a few of the many excellent places to eat in Raleigh! If you have any other suggestions, feel free to comment! If your parents are yearning to get the on campus dining experience, don’t forget to show them the new eateries in Talley Student Center!


Pack In Black

Go Pack! Last Saturday NC State wore their newly revealed black jerseys for the football game. To support the jerseys most people wore their black NC State shirts to have what we called a “black out” game. 


I got to the game early to join the tailgating festivities. There were so many people out there. I think it took me about 30 minutes just to find a park, but it was worth it. Everywhere I looked I saw people cooking on the grill and playing the classic game of Cornhole. Half of the fun from the football game is from the tailgating before. 

The game was so hype. I got slightly nervous when the other team scored fast in the beginning. But the Wolfpack bounced back and took over fast. The best part for me was when my friends had a great plays on the field. I am friends with about 6 guys on the team, and each of them had a highlight play. I told them they can’t forget about the small people if they make it to the NFL on day! 

When you get here make sure you wake up early on Saturdays and get to the game!

Go Pack!


Looking Through some NC State History

Now I’m not the biggest history buff in the world, but I do like understanding and hearing about the history of certain places I’ve been or things I’ve experienced. World history and U.S. History aren’t the most interesting topics in the world, but NC State History? That’s a completely different story. Last week I was given the opportunity to look through the 1926 Agromeck (NC State’s yearbook) thanks to one of the assistant directors here in the office. This might sound like a bore to some people, to be looking through a yearbook that is almost 100 years old, but for me I was flipping though the pages of that book awestruck at all the awesome NC State memories that were in there. I have been able to look through some old Agromecks before (my grandfather’s issues from 1956-59) and those are fantastic as well, but the older these books get, the cooler they are to me.


I have loved watching NC State’s campus transform in just the three years I have been here already. I’ve been able to see a brand new award winning library spring up on our centennial campus, which is already rapidly growing every day, as well as see the new Talley Student Union coming together in what is practically my backyard on main campus. But to be able to look at the old pictures of the campus is 1926 and see how far our university has come and expanded in 88 years is pretty sweet. The different uses of the buildings such as the 1911 Building now being administrative offices and classrooms, used to be one of the first dormitories on campus. Leazar Hall, now home of The College of Design, used to be the dining hall for students. Winston Hall, home of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (my college-GO CHASS) used to be the home of the engineering school. I love knowing about the history of these buildings that I work in and spend so much time in here as a student. I also love knowing that I am here at school contributing to this university that some students a century from now might come to appreciate and be interested in just like I am today about the stuff that went on at NC State in 1926.


One of the cool things about this Agromeck was that under each Senior photograph that was in the yearbook, there was a small cartoon that may or may not have been drawn by that respective student, I couldn’t really tell, and they were all very funny and related to the time period or NC State. Just the design of the yearbook and the graphics and other advertisements on the mostly black and white pages were so interesting and it was fun to dive into some old NC State life right there in that book. But the main reason for even posting about this yearbook was a statement that was on one of the pages before the student life section, and what it said a perfect representation of life here at NC State.


These paragraphs talking about the indescribable nature of college life are spot on. I try and try to describe how much I love life at NC State and why I love it so much, but it really is so fantastic it that my explanations of it can never be thoroughly understood; they must be experienced. College is a magical place where you can find yourself and learn how to live and learn what you love, and NC State is the perfect place for uncovering all these mysteries of life. The traditions of this place, the abundant opportunities, the thousands of things to do all the time, the fact that we are in Raleigh, the rambunctiousness of our fans at sporting events, the beautiful and innovative campus, I could go on and on about it all. I thought that this statement couldn’t have been more accurate about life as an NC State student, and I am so grateful that I was able to stumble upon it in this awesome 1926 yearbook.