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Here at NC State “Unique” is spelled “T-E-X-T-I-L-E-S”!

College of Textiles

VisionThe global leader in textile innovation: education, research, and service.

MissionThrough innovative educational practices and multi-disciplinary research activities, we provide visionary leadership and collaborative services to the university, State and global communities.

Textile Technology

The recently revised Textile Technology program interweaves basic knowledge of fiber materials, science and technologies relevant to fiber processing with product design and development throughout the curriculum. The curriculum prepares students in product design/development processes, beginning with understanding of application to material selection to appropriate technologies to utilize.

Student Perspective

Name: Ivana Mbullah

Class: Senior

Major: Textile Technology: Technical Textiles

Why the College of Textiles?

"I chose The College of Textiles because it was the perfect fit for what I wanted to do with my career. Textiles is NC State’s best kept secret but it has so many things and opportunities to offer its students. I was able to get an internship during my first semester as a Textiles student. The career center is phenomenal and the professors and advisers really work with you to help you and establish a genuine connection. The state of the art machinery and equipment allow me to enjoy a hands on experience just as I would in the field once I graduate."

Why Textile Technology? 

"My major is Textiles Technology with a concentration in Technical Textiles. I chose it mainly because I was coming from Industrial and Systems Engineering and this particular major took most of the credits I had already taken. But, aside from that, the program is phenomenal and has opened up my window of opportunity tremendously. Not only can I still work for an Engineering company, but a retail company."

Are there student organization opportunities within the college? 

"Yes. There is the African-American Textiles Society, Phi Psi Textiles Fraternity and many more. You have the opportunity to be a Textiles Ambassador as well. The college and student organizations alone truly have plenty of opportunities to learn, grow, network and maximize your opportunities within the field of textiles and beyond.”

@wpn_jonique

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!

@wpn_Jackson

Bienvenidos!

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: technicianonline.com/features/bienvenidos/

@wpn_Kenneth

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

@wpn_ileana

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

@wpn_Harsh

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!

chairsofhuntlibrary:

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!

-Jake

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! 

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-@wpn_haley

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! 

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 So how did you spend your summer?

@wpn_Taylor

You can choose from 100+ majors at NC State. Explore your options at: http://majorsandcareers.ncsu.edu/ and apply today! 

We offer all majors listed in Yellow. Those listed in Red are NOT available for study at NC State.

-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.

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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

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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.

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

@wpn_madison

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! 

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

@wpn_abby 

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. 

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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!

@wpn_Justin