Stories From 2016

Dec 6, 2016

Alumni Bolt to the Top

From tailgating on Trinity Road to running an award-winning public relations and social media management agency, President and Founder of Bolt Public Relations Caroline Callaway and VP Jo-Anne Chase both started their impressive journeys at NC State just 16 years ago.

Dec 6, 2016

Swimmer Soren Dahl Enjoys Olympic Odyssey

From competing on NC State’s men’s swim team to racing in the 2016 Summer Olympics for the Danish Olympic team, Soren Dahl, a junior studying communication and political science, has had a much different college experience than the average 22-year-old.

Dec 6, 2016

Sexual Communication Fair a Hit with Students

While students spent the first and only reading day of last semester studying for finals, some faculty, staff and students attended the fourth NC State Sexual Communication Fair in Caldwell Lounge hosted by Dr. Kami Kosenko and her sexual communication class.

Dec 6, 2016

Mascot Tuffy Receives National Publicity

Our very own Tuffy, pack athletes’ live mascot, was recently featured in the New York Times, and the cover photo for the article has its own story to tell.

Dec 6, 2016

Three Faculty Join Department

Three new faculty members joined the Department of Communication this fall.

Dec 6, 2016

Faculty Host Southern Colloquium on Rhetoric

When Dr. Chris Ingraham and Dr. Emily Winderman were asked if they would consider hosting the 2016 Southern Colloquium on Rhetoric at NC State, they agreed without hesitation.

Dec 6, 2016

COM Department Creates New Web Site

The Department of Communication’s website has a brand-new look, and we can thank Joan Alford, graduate services coordinator and department webmaster.

Jun 8, 2016

Social Media Posts May Help ID Students at Risk for Alcohol Problems

Research finds that having an "alcohol identity" puts college students at greater risk of having drinking problems — and that posting about alcohol use on social media sites is actually a stronger predictor of alcohol problems than having a drink.

May 25, 2016

Retired Faculty Honored at Brunch

Retired Humanities and Social Sciences faculty reconnected and reminisced on May 19 at a brunch honoring their service to the college.

May 16, 2016  |  College of Humanities and Social Sciences News

The Bonds That Heal: Studying Human-Animal Interactions

Two researchers are showing us just how significant our relationships with animals can be. Focusing on a horse-riding academy for at-risk girls, the scholars are documenting how human-animal interaction can serve as a powerful educator of what works and what doesn’t in a healthy relationship. Their findings not only document the holistic social benefits of equine-assisted therapies, but show how our connection with horses may be more physiological than you think.