Week 11: October 30 – November 5

Scholars Forum: Jennifer Curtis

Ballroom, Talley Student Union
Monday, October 30 & Tuesday, October 31
3:00 PM
The astonishingly talented Jennifer Curtis returns to the Scholars Forum! Jennifer has performed around the world: as a soloist with the Simon Bolivar Orchestra in Venezuela; in Romania in honor of George Enescu; world premieres at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York City; at the Library of Congress; and El Festival de las Artes Esenias in Peru, among many others. Jennifer has a particular focus on music as humanitarian aid and has collaborated with musical shaman in the Andes and taught and collaborated with Kurdish refugees in Turkey.


*Author Event: John Hodgman

Hunt Library, Duke Energy Hall
Monday, October 30  
7:00 PM
Writer, comedian, and actor John Hodgman visits NC State with his new book, Vacationland. This program is a co-presentation of the NCSU Libraries and Quail Ridge Books. There are 28 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Anna Wojciechowski.

GES Colloquium: Tom Wedegaertner, Cotton Incorporated

Room 129, 1911 Building
Tuesday, October 31
12:00 PM
Tom Wedegaertner has been the Director of Cottonseed Research at Cotton Incorporated for the past 25 years. Prior to that, he worked for a trade association representing the cottonseed processing industry. His career now spans 36 years of cottonseed industry involvement. At Cotton Incorporated, he manages a research program designed to find innovative ways to increase the utilization and value of cottonseed, the number one byproduct of cotton production. Cottonseed represents about 20% of the value of the cotton – the “miracle food and fiber crop”. Seating may be limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.  Attendance will be taken by Natalie Sherwood.

*NC State Music: Wind Ensemble

102 Sullivan Hall
Tuesday, October 31
6:15 PM
Enjoy a performance by the NC State Wind Ensemble. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Rachel Finkelstein.

USP Film Series: A Touch of Sin

D.H. Hill Library Auditorium
Tuesday, October 31
6:30 PM
This semester the film series is focused on the best films of the 21st century so far. Join us for a film screening followed by a discussion of the film. Be prepared to share your thoughts. This event does not require advance registration. Seating may be limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.  Attendance will be taken by Ken Johnson.  

USP Discussion Series: In the Headlines

Sullivan Hall Classroom
Wednesday, November 1
12:25 PM
Join your fellow Scholars for a 50-minute discussion of local, national and international events.  Free copies of the New York Times will be distributed. There are 24 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by a USP staff person.

Think and Do in 2: Seeking Global Storytelling

Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union
Wednesday, November 1
6:30 PM
This is a competition where people tell their stories from study abroad, international internship, foreign exchange, global volunteer work, etc. Each competitor chosen to speak has a series of 6 pictures from their travels that go along with a 2-minute artistic speech, poem, story, etc about their experiences. This competition aims to open the audience’s eyes to the global work fellow NCSU students are doing and its impact. This event does not require advance registration. Seating may be limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.  Attendance will be taken by Katie Lucas.

*NC Museum of Natural Sciences Tour of the Living Conservatory

102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, November 2
1:15 PM
Take a sneak peek tour behind the scenes of the live animal collections at the downtown Raleigh NC Museum of Natural Sciences. There are 13 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Crystal Wallace.

Modern Homes Realty Architecture Movie Series: Edge of the Possible: Special Edition

Hunt Library Auditorium
Thursday, November 2
7:30 PM
Hear the captivating story of Jorn Utzon and the Sydney Opera House. This event does not require advance registration. Seating may be limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.  Attendance will be taken by Helen Glazunov.

*NC State Music: Ladies in Red

102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, November 4
11:15 AM
Enjoy a performance by the a cappella group, Ladies in Red. There are 14  spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Natalie Sherwood. The event itself begins at 12:00 Noon.

Career Panel: Taking Risks and Making Difficult Decisions

Room 4280, Talley Student Union
Friday, November 3
10:00 AM
Learn from a panel of professionals who currently serve on the Division of Academic and Student Affairs’ Board for Student Success. Get actionable tips and advice to help with your own career exploration. Our guests will discuss when it’s appropriate to take risks; how to make difficult decisions; and how doing both can place you on a path towards leadership. Join us for a networking reception and refreshments following the panel. RSVP to reserve a seat. Attendance will be taken by Kiera Jonson.

*NC State Music: Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra

102 Sullivan Hall
Sunday, November 5
3:15 PM
Enjoy a performance by the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra. There are 14  spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Jamal Alexander.