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9/30/14
Image for story Tell a Story, Win a Prize

Tell a Story, Win a Prize

Got a story to tell? Enter it in the 2014 statewide short story contest sponsored by NC State's Creative Writing Program. Monday, Oct. 13, is the postmark deadline to enter your work of fiction. [...]

9/24/14
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Childhood Mentors Boost Career Success

New research from NC State's Department of Sociology and Anthropology finds that young people who have had mentors are more likely to find work early in their careers that gives them more responsibility and autonomy – ultimately putting them on a path to more financially and personally rewarding careers. [...]

9/15/14
Image for story An Antique Find Prompts Academic Research

An Antique Find Prompts Academic Research

Research can deepen students' passion for a subject, challenging them to search for answers to complex questions. It permits students to be creators of knowledge, and not simply recipients of past ideas. [...]

9/11/14
Image for story ‘Family Meal’ Ideal Is Stressful, Impossible for Many Families

‘Family Meal’ Ideal Is Stressful, Impossible for Many Families

Magazines, television and other popular media increasingly urge families to return to the kitchen, stressing the importance of home-cooked meals and family dinners to physical health and family well-being. [...]