Stories From 2011

Dec 9, 2011

CHASS Integral to North Carolina’s Year of Communicating Science 2012

2012 is shaping up to be a big year for communication related to science. During North Carolina’s Year of Communicating Science, the Triangle area will be center stage for those who write about, speak about, and otherwise translate science for the less technicially inclined. NC State University will be very much a part of the conversations, and we invite you to join us.

Dec 5, 2011

Using Photography To Serve the Less Privileged

Two undergrads took up their cameras to brighten the season and provide the less fortunate with professional family portraits.

Nov 16, 2011

“ACC Road Trip” Host Comes to Town

An unpaid internship at Turner Sports evolved into a 14-year career doing on-air promotions for Tommy Kane (Comm '93). The former basketball player returned to campus to film "ACC Road Trip," his award-winning show that highlights campus football culture.

Nov 16, 2011

Paying it Forward

Christina LaCanfora (Comm and Sociology '07) was so grateful for the scholarship support she received from the Department of Communication that she’s replenished the fund twice. “It feels fantastic to know that you are making it a little easier for a student to finish a degree by reducing the stress of money,” says LaCanfora, 25. She received the Nancy and Melinda Snow Scholarship and has since donated to the scholarship, with her employer, ExxonMobil, matching her donation three to one.

Nov 8, 2011

Chancellor Woodson Visits CHASS

CHASS welcomed NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson for a visit to the college on October 31.  Chancellor Woodson started his afternoon with a lunch with CHASS students. He listened to their concerns about tuition increases, curricular adjustments, and other pressing […]

Aug 22, 2011

CHASS welcomes new tenure-track faculty

A warm welcome to these new tenure-track faculty members who are joining NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Diana Arbaiza Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Diana Arbaiza joins the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures as Assistant […]

Jul 12, 2011

Alum’s Tea Party Research Featured in New York Times

John Coggin (Communication and Interdisciplinary Studies‘09) recently graduated from Harvard University with a Master of Theological Studies in Religion, Ethics, and Politics. While at Harvard, Coggin co-authored a paper that has become the subject of a New York Times piece, […]

Jul 7, 2011

Bigger Than Football: Study Shows Sports Can Help Communities Recover From Disaster

Research from NC State’s Department of Communication shows that organized sports can be a powerful tool for helping to rebuild communities in the wake of disasters. The research focused specifically on the role of professional football in the wake of […]

Jun 16, 2011

Doc Hendley: Humble Hero

In 2009, CNN named Doc Hendley (Communication ’04) one of its top ten heroes of the year for his work to bring clean water to some of the world’s poorest areas. Since he was in the nation’s spotlight, Doc has […]

Jun 10, 2011

CHASS Alumni — Doc Hendley

As founder of Wine to Water, an international aid organization that provides clean drinking water in impoverished countries, Doc Hendley (Communication, ’04) has used his understanding of communication theory to build trust with tribal authorities and governmental leaders. Hendley was […]