Research Into Lean Stigma Gives Undergrad New Insights
Through undergraduate research, NC State communication major Lauren Ray is helping provide insight into how formerly overweight or obese individuals navigate those social barriers. Working as a research assistant with faculty mentor Dr. Lynsey Romo, Ray aided in a study examining the interpersonal challenges of lean stigma and the communicative strategies people use to manage those threats.
Study Highlights Importance of Multimodal Communication in Higher Ed
Research from NC State finds that "multimodal" communication — using a mix of words, images and other resources — is important for students and faculty in higher education, a finding that argues for increased instruction in multimodal communication for undergraduates.
Grad Students Display Innovative Work at Research Symposium
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences was well represented Wednesday at the 2016 Graduate Student Research Symposium. A total of 43 Humanities and Social Sciences students from 14 different graduate programs presented their work at the annual symposium, which showcases research from across campus through poster presentations that are judged by faculty.
The Scoop on Dog Poop: Grad Student’s Research Informs the Public
Clodagh Lyons-Bastian is well aware of the dog poop conversation in Raleigh. After noticing more and more of her neighbors lamenting about unpicked-up poop, she decided to research attitudes and behaviors around dog waste removal while earning her master’s degree in communication this year. Now the recent graduate and public speaking lecturer is sharing her findings, both with area residents and a municipal advisory board, to help create a cleaner city.
Internship Involves Lying in a Hammock … and Much More
Briana Ullman spent a good part of her summer in and around hammocks, working hard and enjoying it thoroughly. The communication major found the internship of her dreams with ENO, makers of packable hammocks and other outdoors accessories. She blogged for them, managed their social media, made contacts with media ... and reaffirmed that she's on the right path to her career. Read the Q & A.
Student of the Month: Mackie Raymond
Mackie Raymond is a Communication Media sophomore who is actively involved with campus music and theater activities. An Arts Village resident, she has minors in arts entrepreneurship and music performance. She held a marketing internship this past summer, and volunteers with the Women's Center and Student Government. Meet our Student of the Month.
Dean’s Scholar program expands
Aspiring to be osteoarchaeologists, federal prosecutors and museum curators, the latest cohort of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Scholars have big plans for the future. Thanks to contributions from college donors, the seven recipients of this year’s Dean’s Scholar Award can also plan on being something else — experiential learners.
May Student of the Month
Cody Davidson is a Communication junior minoring in Business and English. He has held a Communication internship with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, studied abroad in the Netherlands, and been an Educational Psychology Research Assistant. He looks forward to a career in public relations or marketing.
Alums Get in the Game (Shows)
Our alumni get in the game. Literally, in some cases. Tensie Taylor ('09 Communication) appears on Wheel of Fortune this week; Josh Hager pulled in prize money as a contestant on Jeopardy last week. Who's next?
Conducting Defining Research: A Defining Experience for Undergrads
Creating new knowledge. It's one of the big benefits of studying at a research-intensive university like NC State. And conducting important research is not reserved for faculty and graduate students; we encourage undergrads to conduct research, too. Check out this video -- made by students in Advanced Digital Video -- to learn about three such undergraduate research projects.