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September 3, 2015

3:00 PM - 4:00 PMDocumenting Moonshine and Heritage in Appalachia

Location: D. H. Hill Library, West Wing Auditorium

The culture of Appalachia is a complex blend of backgrounds and ethnicities, rich in tradition and inseparable from the land and the mountains. In this program, filmmaker Neal Hutcheson of NC State will present and discuss clips from several of his films that document the dialects, traditions, music and folkways, including moonshining, that make up the unique tapestry that is Appalachia. This program is presented by the NCSU Libraries to further explore the themes of NC State's Common Reading selection Stand Up That Mountain by Jay Erskine Leutze. Free and open to the public.

Website: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/event/documenting-moonshine-and-heritage-appalachia


5:30 PM - 8:00 PM'Entrepalooza' entrepreneurship and innovation festival

Location: The Oval on Centennial Campus

The NC State Entrepreneurship Initiative is hosting the inaugural "Entrepalooza" entrepreneurship and innovation festival on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Oval on Centennial Campus. The event will expose students, both new and returning, to the variety of entrepreneurship and innovation opportunities and programs at NC State. The event will include an innovation lab that will showcase different programs. To sign up to be an exhibitor, click here and fill out the form. Students can also enter a "Minute to Pitch It Competition," where they'll pitch their idea in one minute for the chance to win $1,000. The audience will choose the winner. Students can enter by visiting the Entrepreneurship Initiative's website.

Website: http://ei.ncsu.edu/entrepalooza-2/


6:30 PM - 7:30 PMAnthropology Club Meeting

Location: 1911 Building, Room 129

This is the Anthropology Club's first meeting of the fall semester. Find out about upcoming club events, open officer positions and the club's trip to the American Anthropological Association's annual meeting in Denver. Pizza will be served.


7:00 PM - 8:30 PMDocumentary Film Screening: Popcorn Sutton: A Hell of a Life

Location: D. H. Hill Library, West Wing Auditorium

From Emmy Award-winning producer Neal Hutcheson, a staff member in NC State's sociolinguistics program, comes the all-new documentary Popcorn Sutton: A Hell of a Life. Filmed in North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia, from 2000 until Sutton’s death in 2009, A Hell of a Life features exclusive footage and paints an unforgettable portrait of the last great moonshiner. Hutcheson will be on hand to introduce the film. Runtime 85 minutes. For more information about the film and to watch a trailer, visit suckerpunchpictures.com. This program is presented by the NCSU Libraries to further explore the themes of NC State's Common Reading selection Stand Up That Mountain by Jay Erskine Leutze. Free and open to the public.

Website: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/event/documenting-moonshine-and-heritage-appalachia


September 4, 2015

3:30 PM - 5:30 PMEnglish Conversation Club

Location: Daniels Hall, Room 216

English Conversation Club (ECC) is a great way to meet people from all over the world! At ECC, international students and scholars practice English with native speakers in fun, small-group discussions. ECC meets every Friday on North Campus from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in Daniels Hall, Room 216. ECC also meets on Centennial Campus every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Port City Java conference room in the College of Textiles building. We are currently in need of more native speakers to participate in ECC.

Website: http://internationalservices.ncsu.edu/ois-programs/english-conversation-club/


September 7, 2015

8:00 AM - 10:00 PMLabor Day

Location: campuswide

Labor Day: no classes; offices are closed.


September 9, 2015

4:30 PM - 6:30 PMFaculty and Staff Reception

Location: Caldwell Lounge

Dean Jeff Braden invites all new and returning faculty, and all staff, to a reception that celebrates the beginning of a new school year for Humanities and Social Sciences. Please join us to welcome our new faculty, to reconnect with your colleagues, and to enjoy refreshments and fellowship.


6:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpanish Conversation Group

Location: Withers Hall, lobby

Come practice your Spanish in a relaxed and informal setting. This conversation group is open to all students and is organized by the Spanish Club.

Website: https://getinvolved.ncsu.edu/organization/SpanishClub


September 10, 2015

1:00 PM - 3:00 PMCultural Showcase: Saudi Arabia

Location: Talley Student Union, One Earth Lounge

The Saudi Students Organization is preparing to host a Cultural Showcase on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 1-3 p.m. in the One Earth Lounge in Talley Student Union. The event will showcase several aspects of Saudi culture including traditional clothing, food, the Arabic language and important cities. Stop by the Showcase to try on traditional clothing, have your name written in Arabic and sample Arabic coffee and food!


September 15, 2015

7:00 PM - 9:00 PMLecture: Culture and Lebanese National Identity

Location: Park Shops (101 Current Drive), Room 201

Dr. Tarek Mitri, a former minister of foreign affairs and information in Lebanon, will deliver a lecture on how culture, as produced in the public space, can contribute to transcending communal divides and fostering citizenship in Lebanon.

Website: http://lebanesestudies.ncsu.edu/Mitri.php


September 16, 2015

3:30 PM - 5:00 PMThe Audacious Ascetic: Sounding Out Insurgency through Osama bin Laden’s Audiotape Collection

Location: Lecture Hall Room 4106 Hunt Library

In late 2002, over 1500 audiotapes were discovered in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in a house once occupied by Osama bin Laden. Flagg Miller's new book, The Audacious Ascetic, is the first to explore this extraordinary archive and will serve as the basis for his talk. Trained as a linguistic anthropologist, Flagg will discuss how Islamic cultural, legal, theological, and linguistic vocabularies shaped militants' understandings of Al-Qa`ida.


6:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpanish Club Meeting

Location: Withers Hall, Room 331

A meeting dedicated to Latin music! We will have an informative presentation followed by samples of popular artists and songs.

Website: https://getinvolved.ncsu.edu/organization/SpanishClub


September 17, 2015

6:00 PM - 8:00 PMDocumentary Series: 'Seeds of Time'

Location: Park Shops, Room 210

The Genetic Engineering and Society Center, Science Technology and Society Program, and Interdisciplinary Studies department are presenting "Seeds of Time," a documentary about building seed vaults to save the genetic foundations of our food supply from climate change and disease. Following the documentary, NC State crop scientist Jim Holland and Historian Matthew Booker will lead a discussion.


September 18, 2015

3:00 PM - 4:30 PMLecture: Politics, science and sociology in the public sphere

Location: 1911 Building, Room 129

Dr. Philip N. Cohen, professor of sociology at the University of Maryland, will discuss politics, science, and sociology in the public sphere. This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at NC State University.


September 23, 2015

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpanish Conversation Group

Location: Withers Hall lobby

Come practice your Spanish in a relaxed and informal setting. The conversation group is open to all students and organized by the Spanish Club.

Website: https://getinvolved.ncsu.edu/organization/SpanishClub


September 25, 2015

11:30 AM - 1:00 PMTalk: 'Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future'

Location: Talley Student Union, Room 3285

Henry Sokolski, executive director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, will discuss his new book, "Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future," during this talk scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 25 at Talley Student Union. Lunch will be served, and those interested in attending should RSVP to william_boettcher@ncsu.edu.

Website: http://energyandsecurity.org/


1:15 PM - 1:15 PMConference on Perception

Location: Withers Hall, Room 140

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies is hosting the Logic and Cognitive Science Initiative Conference on Perception. The two-day event will feature several distinguished speakers who'll address topics like "Auditory Perception and Cognitive Penetration," "Color: The Most Secondary Quality," and "Hallucination and its Objects." 

Website: http://www.ncsu.edu/chass/philo/phil_activities.html


September 28, 2015

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM'The Graduate' screening for WUNC's 'The State of Things'

Location: James B. Hunt Jr. Library auditorium

Join Frank Stasio (WUNC’s "The State of Things"), Dr. Marsha Gordon (NC State University Film Studies) and Laura Boyes (North Carolina Museum of Art) for a free screening and discussion of "The Graduate" (1967), the classic coming-of-age film starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, and Katharine Ross. A post-screening discussion and Q&A will be recorded for possible airing on WUNC's "The State of Things" during the monthly "Movies on the Radio" program. For more information, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1427587910902659/.

Website: https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/event/film-screening-discussion-graduate-1967


September 29, 2015

11:00 AM - 1:00 PMSpanish Certification Program

Location: Withers Hall, Room 225

By registering for the Madrid Chamber of Commerce certification program, students can earn Spanish certifications in business, tourism and health sciences. To register, students can visit Withers Hall, Room 225, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 29, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Testing is scheduled for Nov. 17. For more information, contact Program Director Ana E. Gray in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at ana_gray@ncsu.edu or go to http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/gray/cert-02a.htm.

Website: http://fll.chass.ncsu.edu/spanish/certifications.php


September 30, 2015

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpanish Club Meeting

Location: Withers Hall, Room 331

Join us for a Latin dance class! No previous experience needed.

Website: https://getinvolved.ncsu.edu/organization/SpanishClub


7:30 PM - 8:30 PMNC State Reading Series: Eduardo C. Corral

Location: Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall

To kick off the 2015-16 season of the NC State Reading Series, the NC State creative writing program presents a poetry reading by Writer-in-Residence Eduardo C. Corral. The event is open to the public and parking is available in the coliseum deck.

Website: http://english.chass.ncsu.edu/creativewriting/readings.php


7:30 PM - 9:00 PMPope Lecture Series: Economist John Taylor

Location: Nelson Hall, Room 3400 (auditorium)

John B. Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution, will present the annual John W. Pope Lecture, speaking on the topic, "A Renewal of First Principles." Visitor parking is available in the Dan Allen Parking Deck.

Website: http://poole.ncsu.edu/index-exp.php/news/article/noted-economist-john-b.-taylor-to-present-pope-lecture/


October 5, 2015

12:00 PM - 1:30 PMFall Faculty Meeting

Location: Riddick Hall, Room 450

This meeting will focus on understanding the university's new resource allocation formula, and how it will be used to drive changes (increases and decreases) in recurring funding to our college. Your department/unit head will be sharing some information with you about the new formula and its implications in your fall department faculty meetings. Look forward to a lively presentation and discussion about this new plan and help us think through implications for our college.


October 13, 2015

7:00 PM - 9:00 PMLocal History through the Camera Lens

Location: James B. Hunt Jr. Library

Get a unique glimpse into North Carolina’s past through a special screening of films from Raleigh’s own Century Film Studios (1950s-1980s). The films and the phenomenon of local media production will be discussed by Dr. Devin Orgeron, associate professor of Film Studies at NC State; Melissa Dollman, media archivist (who processed and is presenting research on the collection); Kim Andersen of the State Archives of North Carolina; and NC State alumnus Skip Elsheimer (A/V Geeks).

Website: https://vimeo.com/133205518


October 14, 2015

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpanish Conversation Group

Location: Withers Hall lobby

Come practice your Spanish in a relaxed and informal setting. The conversation group is open to all students and organized by the Spanish Club.

Website: https://getinvolved.ncsu.edu/organization/SpanishClub


October 21, 2015

12:00 PM - 1:00 PMOpen forum with Chancellor Randy Woodson

Location: Caldwell Hall, Caldwell Lounge

The chancellor will visit the college from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and wants to meet with faculty and staff in an open forum. Join us in the Caldwell Lounge at noon.


6:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpanish Club Meeting

Location: Withers Hall, Room 331

In honor of El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), we'll have some unique refreshments and learn about this festive holiday in the Hispanic world.

Website: https://getinvolved.ncsu.edu/organization/SpanishClub


7:30 PM - 8:30 PMNC State Reading Series: Lori Ostlund

Location: Caldwell Lounge

Join the NC State creative writing program for a reading of fiction by Lori Ostlund, author of "The Bigness of the World and After the Parade."

Website: http://english.chass.ncsu.edu/creativewriting/readings.php


October 22, 2015

1:30 PM - 3:00 PMTalk: Positive and Negative Inducements in Nuclear Proliferation

Location: James B. Hunt Jr. Library, Room 4106

The effects of international inducements on the internal politics of states that violate nuclear nonproliferation commitments remain highly contested. What conditions influence relative receptivity to positive and negative inducements? How have sanctions, trade, aid, investments, diplomacy, financial measures and military threats affected different groups? How, when and why were those effects translated into compliance with non-proliferation rules? Have inducements been sufficiently biting or too harsh, too little, too late or just right for each case? These and other questions will be discussed at this talk scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 22.


October 23, 2015

7:00 PM - 8:30 PMKerry Grombacher Sings Western Americana

Location: Withers Hall, Room 105

In addition to singing western, traditional and contemporary songs, Kerry Grombacher will discuss and answer questions about making a living as a musician and composer. Grombacher, a New Orleans resident, plays guitar and mandolin and writes contemporary folk and western songs. There is no cost for admission, and the event is sponsored by the First Year Inquiry Program and History professor Rich Slatta.

Website: http://www.kgrombacher.com


October 28, 2015

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpanish Conversation Group

Location: Withers Hall lobby

Come practice your Spanish in a relaxed and informal setting. The conversation group is open to all students and organized by the Spanish Club.

Website: https://getinvolved.ncsu.edu/organization/SpanishClub


October 30, 2015

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM12th Annual Homecoming Porch Party

Location: Front Steps of Nelson Hall

The Poole College of Management and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are teaming up this year to host the 12th annual Homecoming Porch Party. Join fellow NC State alumni, their families, faculty, current students, staff and friends on the front steps of Nelson Hall to enjoy refreshments, play games and watch the 2015 Homecoming Parade. The registration deadline is Oct. 26, and anyone with questions can contact Adam Compton at adam_compton@ncsu.edu.

Website: http://www.alumni.ncsu.edu/porchparty12


November 4, 2015

6:00 PM - 7:30 PMSpanish Club Meeting

Location: Withers Hall, Room 331

Noche de películas (Movie night). Join us to watch a film in Spanish. We'll bring the popcorn.

Website: https://getinvolved.ncsu.edu/organization/SpanishClub


November 11, 2015

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpanish Conversation Group

Location: Withers Hall lobby

Come practice your Spanish in a relaxed and informal setting. The conversation group is open to all students and organized by the Spanish Club.

Website: https://getinvolved.ncsu.edu/organization/SpanishClub


November 18, 2015

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpanish Club Meeting

Location: Withers room 331

End of Semester Fiesta. Come celebrate the end of the semester with us! ¡Vamos a divertirnos!

Website: https://getinvolved.ncsu.edu/organization/SpanishClub


7:30 PM - 8:30 PMNC State Reading Series: Kelly Link and the 2015 NC State Fiction Contest Award Ceremony

Location: Caldwell Hall Lounge

The NC State Reading Series presents acclaimed writer Kelly Link, judge of the 2015 NC State Fiction Contest. Winners of the contest will be announced at the event.

Website: http://english.chass.ncsu.edu/creativewriting/readings.php


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