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November 4, 2014

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM"Creating a Professional Persona" Workshop

Location: Caldwell Lounge

Do you plan to seek a job or internship? Apply to graduate school? Obtain positive letters of recommendation? Learn how to put your best foot forward--while still being you--in this workshop on creating a professional persona. We’ll discuss how to write professional cover letters and emails, how to answer some of the trickier interview questions, how to protect your image via social networking sites, and how to prepare (and what to wear) for an interview. Sponsored by the CHASS Academic Support Center.

4:45 PM - 6:00 PMCHASS Career Advantage - Employer Panel

Location: 200 Park Shops

CHASS Career Advantage:Sometimes CHASS jobs can be found in the most surprising places.Join us for an employer panel and get an inside look at professionals who have successfully marketed their CHASS degrees, and/or hire CHASS students for entry-level positions. Panelists -- several of whom are CHASS alums -- will  answer your questions, talk about job search strategies, and show you how your skills fit into companies like theirs. Space is limited. RSVP in ePACK ( by the Career Development Center and GenFKD. Questions? Contact

5:45 PM - 7:15 PMInformation Session-Guatemala Ethnographic Field School -Summer 2015

Location: Room138, 1911 Building

Come to an information session about the 2015 Guatemala Ethnographic Field School program. Meet some of the  students who went in 2014 and 2013. Learn how the program works and how to find financial support, including scholarships. Light refreshments will be served. The 22nd NC State Ethnographic Field Schoolin Lake Atitlán, Guatemala will run from May 22 - July 13, 2015. Participants live with a Maya family. Contact program director Dr. Tim Wallace ( for FAQs.


November 5, 2014

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpanish Club Meeting

Location: 331 Withers Hall

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


6:30 PM - 8:00 PMTaylor Sociology Club meeting: Careers in Sociology

Location: 1911 building, room 129

The Career Development Center will visit the Taylor Sociology Club to present career options for sociology graduates.

November 6, 2014

12:15 PM - 1:30 PMSTS Brown Bag Seminar Series: The Narrative Processing Project

Location: Room 129, The 1911 Building

Dr. Michael Young (NC State Department of Computer Science) will discuss the work underway in the Narrative Processing project, a multidisciplinary research team funded by the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences at NCSU. For more information on the talk, see: Bring your lunch and join us! Sponsored by the CHASS Interdisciplinary Studies, Science, Technology, and Society Program.


4:30 PM - 6:00 PMDuBois on Race and Dignity

Location: Riddick Hall, Room 321

Bernard Boxill of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will speak on "DuBois on Race and Dignity" in the Philosophy Colloquium Series. All are welcome.


7:30 PM - 8:30 PMValencia Study Abroad Program Information Meeting

Location: Withers 140

Come learn about the NC State Study Abroad Program in Valencia, Spain, held during second summer session. The program is geared toward students who have a FLS 202 level of Spanish and who are able to take 300-level Spanish classes. This program would be of particular interest to Spanish majors and minors and to International Studies majors who have a high enough level of Spanish. In addition to getting information about the program, you can speak with students who have been through this program. Pizza provided!

November 8, 2014

7:00 PM - 8:30 PMActor Tony Hale, Hosted by Dept. of Social Work

Location: Hunt Library, Centennial Campus

Actor Tony Hale (Arrested Development, VEEP) is the Department of Social Work's special guest speaker. Hale has written a new children’s book, Archibald’s Next Big Thing, that highlights themes social workers encourage in their clients: to see life as a big adventure, and to value their unique gifts. A VIP reception at 6:00 pm precedes the event. Tickets required. Books are available for pre-sale on the ticketing website and will also be sold at the event. Proceeds from all ticket sales will benefit the NC State Social Work Enhancement Fund, held by the NC State Foundation, Inc. Co-sponsored by NC State's Dept. of Social Work and Quail Ridge Books & Music.


November 10, 2014

6:00 PM - 7:30 PMAmerican Ideals Lecture: The Teacher Wars

Location: Parks 210

SPIA proudly announces the 2014 American Values Public Lecture: "The Teacher Wars: Education Policy and American Values in North Carolina and Beyond," by Dana Goldstein. Goldstein has been reporting on public education since 2007. She is the author of The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession (Doubleday 2014) and a staff writer at The Marshall Project. In addition to education, Ms. Goldstein writes about social science, inequality, criminal justice, women's issues, cities and public health. Her work appears in publications like The Atlantic and Slate.


November 12, 2014

4:30 PM - 6:00 PMBilly Graham in the People's Republic of China

Location: 451 Riddick

Billy Graham, the most influential American evangelical leader of the 20thcentury, played a unique role in the resurgence of Christianity in China and Sino-American relations during the second half of that century. Although an outspoken critic of communism in the 1950s, two decades later Graham was promoting the opening of Sino-American relations and paving the way for renewed missionary work in China. His evolving attitude toward China and its impact on Sino-American relations provide a significant commentary on the changing perceptions and interactions between two world powers. This lecture explores the role American evangelicals have played in the recent history of Sino-American relations using Billy Graham as a case study.


6:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpanish Conversation Group

Location: Withers Hall lobby

Come practice your Spanish in a relaxed and informal setting. Open to all students; all language levels welcome. Organized by the Spanish Club.


November 14, 2014

4:30 PM - 6:00 PMMicroaggressions in Everyday Life: Implications for NC State University

Location: Caldwell Lounge

Dr. Derald Wing Sue, professor of psychology and a prominent voice in cross-cultural studies, has described in his work the manifestastion, dynamics and impact of microaggressions in everyday life and their implications for institutions of higher learning. Panelists will discuss experiences related to microaggressions they have experienced at NC State while trying to advocate for issues important to our campus community. They will focus on the ways in which microagressions occur in the evaluative language surrounding tenure and promotion cases, and address how to avoid the often unintended microaggressions that occur when a university engages with family, youth, and community partners. Contact: Dr. Juliana Nfah-Abbenyi at

November 17, 2014

6:30 PM - 8:30 PMEbola 2014: Anatomy of an Epidemic

Location: Witherspoon Campus Cinema

Join the Africana Studies Program, CHASSMAS (the college's Multicultural Association for Students) and Collegiate 100 for a panel discussion about the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Our panelists will discuss the political, cultural and health dimensions of the outbreak both in West Africa and in the U.S. Participants will have the opportunity to understand Ebola in the context of overall health risk both here and abroad.

November 19, 2014

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMSpanish Club Meeting

Location: 331 Withers Hall

End of Year Fiesta - Come celebrate the end of the semester with us!


7:30 PM - 9:00 PMAuthor Wiley Cash

Location: Caldwell Lounge

New York Times best-selling author Wiley Cash is judging NC State's 2014 Short Story Contest. Come hear him announce the winners and read from his own work.


November 20, 2014

12:15 PM - 1:30 PMSTS Brown Bag Seminar Series: MIT and the Technological Indian

Location: Room 129, The 1911 Building

CHASS Historian Ross Bassett will describe research using a database of the 1,400 Indians who earned degrees from MIT between its founding in 1861 and 2000. India's connections with MIT show the persistent global aspirations of an Indian middle class, aspirations that have taken shape both in business and in the migration of large numbers of engineers to the United States. For more information, see: Bring your lunch and join us! Sponsored by the CHASS Interdisciplinary Studies, Science, Technology, and Society Program.


December 4, 2014

12:15 PM - 1:30 PMSTS Brown Bag: Genetically Modified Trees

Location: Room 129, The 1911 Building

Anticipatory Translation: Genetically Modified Trees and Conceptualizations of Technological, Regulatory and Cultural Futures Dr. Jason Delborne will examine the ways in which various actors (including laboratory scientists, policy makers, industry officials, government organizations and non-governmental organizations) working on the development of genetically modified (GM) trees conceptualize and anticipate the technological, regulatory and cultural futures of innovation in the field. For more information, see:  Bring your lunch and join us! Sponsored by the CHASS Interdisciplinary Studies, Science, Technology, and Society Program.


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