Wolfpack Writers: Jess Ekstrom
We caught up with communication alumna Jess Ekstrom to learn more about her book "Chasing the Bright Side."
Hal Meeks Leads Students to Explore Animation Through Design Camp
Communication alumnus and doctoral student Hal Meeks shares his passion for making things through NC State's Design Camp.
Positive Perspective, Reinforced
Want to see positivity personified? Meet recent graduate Tiffany Johnson. Nothing stops her.
Tar Heel: Sharita Whitaker has forged a legal career for other minorities to follow
NC State University Department of Communication Alum Sharita Whitaker is featured in this News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) feature.
Internships Lead to White House
On a whim, Jessica Green (Communication '12) researched White House Internships during her final semester at NC State. Now, just months after graduation, she finds herself working in the Office of Correspondence for the First Lady.
Alum helps produce winning Super Bowl commercial
On Super Bowl Sunday, more than 108 million Americans crowded around their televisions. Some were in it solely for the game, and others were interested in the commercials. Chris Crutchfield (Communication '06) was one watching the commercials closely. He had worked on a commercial for a Doritos-sponsored contest. But no one knew whether the commercial would be one of the top two contest entries and earn airtime. The commercial Crutchfield produced did air during the Super Bowl. Although he and his team didn't win any monetary awards, their efforts continue to win them recognition.
Sitting Pretty with Simply Sitting
CHASS alumna Ginny Hager (Communication '08) started babysitting when she was 13. She has continued to hear from parents who struggle to find trustworthy, dependable sitters. So this entrepreneur created Simply Sitting, a service that connects families to the best babysitters in their area.
Film Buff Gives New Life to Old Films
Skip Elsheimer '91 has been collecting educational films for 20 years. He has amassed 100 miles of film -- roughly 240 hours of material. Read how the self-proclaimed "AV Geek" has transformed his passion for film into both a hobby and a career.
Dissertation on Visual Thinking Earns Recognition
All too often, doctoral candidates toil in obscurity over their dissertations. But CHASS alum Kelly Martin has earned high recognition for hers. NC State University nominated “Thinking Visually: A Guide to Research Methodologies and Contexts” for the nation’s most prestigious honor for doctoral dissertations, the Council of Graduate Schools /UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award in Social Sciences.
50 Days, 50 Meals
Two NC State students are traveling the world this summer. Austin Simmons and Andrew Vanover have organized their adventure around food: through "50 Days, 50 Meals," they want to share a meal with a different stranger every day, and in so doing, "hear their stories, hear their perspectives on various topics, and learn from different cultures."