Week 11: March 19 – 25

University Scholars Forum Film Screening

Monday, March 19

3:00 PM

Join us in Scholars Forum today for a screening of an uplifting and inspiring film.


The History of Race in America

Room 5101, Talley Student Union
Monday, March 19
5:00 PM
The purpose of this event is to illustrate the deep-rooted history of the concept of Race in American history. We will look closely at legislation and social constructs that have led to racial inequality. In addition to looking into the past, we will be discussing how we can change the narrative and move forward as a nation. This is a two-hour event. 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 a USP staff representative.

University Scholars Program Film Series: Timbuktu

Auditorium, DH Hill Library
Monday, March 19
6:00 PM
A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives — which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith — abruptly disturbed. (IMDB) 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.

NCSU Libraries presents: Documentary Screening: The Last Crop

Hunt Library Auditorium
Tuesday, March 20
7:00 PM
Every week 330 U.S. farm families leave their land. The feature length documentary The Last Crop chronicles family farmers Jeff and Annie Main’s struggle to ensure their working farm’s future in California’s Central Valley. Their journey personalizes a story echoed on farms across our nation, as one out of every three of our aging farming population will face retirement by 2030. Children leave. Ideals are questioned. Their land’s future is uncertain. Witness one farm family’s resolve to save their farmland for future farmers. (IMDB). 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 Marian Fragola.

USP Discussion Series: In the Headlines

Sullivan Hall Classroom (Behind the mailboxes)
Wednesday, March 21
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 18 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Ken Johnson.

Engineers’ Council Lecture

Room 222, Daniels Hall
Wednesday, March 21
5:00 PM
Engineers’ Council at NC State is hosting our Lecture Series! This Lecture Series will be a series of events in which professors can discuss a topic of their interest in a TED-Talk fashion. By fostering extracurricular communication between professor and student, these events aim to further improve the quality of the NCSU STEM community. There will be free food, so please come and invite your friends! 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.

Architecture Lecture Series: Alex Anmahian

Burns Auditorium, College of Design
Wednesday, March 21
6:00 PM
Alex Anmahian, AIA, is co-founder of Anmahian Winton Architects (AW). Since it was formed in 1992, AW has completed a broad range of notable institutional, commercial, and residential projects in the US and abroad. Alex and co-founder Nick Winton direct the design of all projects at AW, including buildings, industrial objects, and furniture. The firm’s work has been published widely and has been awarded the highest honors within the design industry. 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 Jazzlyn Hill.

Middle East Film Series: Disturbing the Peace

Auditorium, DH Hill Library
Wednesday, March 21
6:30 PM
Join the 18th Annual Middle East Film Festival, showcasing films pertinent to the issues embedded in the Middle East. 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 Kiera Jonson.

*Prairie Ridge Ecostation: Guided Prairie Walk

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, March 22
2:15 PM
Prairie Ridge is a 45-acre reserve that includes Piedmont prairie, forest, ponds, a stream and sustainable building features integrated with a wildlife-friendly landscape. We’ll tour the reserve and learn about the natural history of the Piedmont and the plants and animals that make this landscape unique. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Graham Whitehouse. Please note: The event will begin at 3:00 PM at Prairie Ridge.

NCSU Libraries presents: Amazing Alumni-Mike Adams ‘79, president of Moog Music

Auditorium, DH Hill Library
Thursday, March 22
4:00 PM
Mike Adams graduated from NC State in 1979 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. For the past 15 years he has served as president of Moog Music, the Asheville headquartered company founded by Robert Moog. Adams will talk about his career post-NC State and about Moog Music’s present and future. 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 Marian Fragola.

Eliminating the Weird in Intercultural Interactions

Room 201, Witherspoon Student Center
Thursday, March 22
4:00 PM
Have you ever been in a situation where you thought “that was WEIRD–why did that person do that”? This workshop focuses on identifying one’s own culture while exploring cultures from around the world. Participants will be guided through scenarios focusing on intercultural interactions and will develop strategies for improved intercultural communication. Students of all backgrounds are invited to share their perspective at this interactive global learning workshop. There are 29 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by a USP representative.

APIDA Keynote: Senator Jay Chaudhuri

Room 4106, Hunt Library
Thursday, March 22
5:00 PM
Senator Chaudhuri is an American attorney, professor, politician and a Democratic member of the North Carolina Senate. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Indian immigrants, Chaudhuri moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina when he was 3. Chaudhuri went on to study at Terry Sanford High School in Fayetteville, later attending Davidson College, Columbia University, and finally North Carolina Central University School of Law.
A longtime aide to then-State Senator and state Attorney General Roy Cooper, and later to state treasurer Janet Cowell, Chaudhuri taught part-time as an adjunct law professor at North Carolina Central University for two years. In 2016, Chaudhuri joined plaintiff law firm Cohen Milstein as a part-time of counsel. 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 Jamal Alexander.

Lake Crabtree: Evening Canoe Paddle

102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, March 22
5:15 PM
Enjoy an evening on the water at Raleigh’s Lake Crabtree Park. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Alex Hsain. Please note: The event will begin at 6:00 PM at Lake Crabtree.

 

Gregg Museum: Fire and Hammer

Meet at the Gregg Museum
Thursday, March 22
6:00 PM
Renowned metalsmith and furniture designer Vivian Beer and blacksmith Elizabeth Brim discuss their creative practices. 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 Alex Hsain.

Popcorn & Privilege

Room 3285, Talley Student Union
Thursday, March 22
6:00 PM
This event is an interactive learning experience that will aid students in becoming more knowledgeable of what privilege is. Through discussion and activities students will become more familiar with their privilege and the privileges of others and hopefully leave more conscious of the issue. 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 a USP staff person.

NCSU Dance presents: Panoramic Dance Project concert

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, March 22
7:15 PM
Enjoy a performance by the Panoramic Dance Project. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Justin Kuhn. Please note: The performance will begin at 8:00 PM in Stewart Theatre.

The Jumpsuit Project

Mountains Ballroom, Talley Student Union
Thursday, March 22
7:30 PM
Join the Sociology Graduate Student Association for a special presentation of The Jumpsuit Project, where Sherrill Roland turns his wrongful conviction into a social justice project about the intersection of race, gender, and crime. Roland situates race as a social construct within our historical and political context, confronting the role it plays in the criminal justice system. Following Ta-Nehisi Coates in Between the World and Me, The Jumpsuit Project combines a personal story and its social context for a powerful experience. 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 Graham Whitehouse.

University Scholars Program: Super Scholars Stories Kyrsten Rudock: Study Abroad with Forum-Nexus

Sullivan Hall Classroom (Behind the mailboxes)
Friday, March 23
11:30 AM
University Scholars are an awesome group of individuals (as you probably guessed since you yourself are a University Scholar). This series highlights the amazing things that students just like you are doing; from cutting-edge research to backpacking around the world and more. Come learn what other students are up to and how you can do similar things. There are 18 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Graham Whitehouse.

NC Museum of Natural Sciences Wet Collections Tour

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Friday, March 23
2:30 PM
Take a tour of the Museum’s fascinating collection of specimens stored in their offsite facility where they are kept for protection and research purposes. It’s a building full of curiosities. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Jazzlyn Hill.

NCSU Dance presents: Panoramic Dance Project concert

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Friday, March 23
7:15 PM
Enjoy a performance by the Panoramic Dance Project. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Bryana Polk. Please note: The performance begins at 8:00 PM at Stewart Theatre

Scholars Council Presents: Service Event at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, March 24
8:15 AM
You will have the opportunity to serve members of the Central & Eastern parts of North Carolina by assisting with various volunteer activities with other University Scholars. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Also please bring water! There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by a USP representative.

The Gregg Museum presents Craft Master Demonstration

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, March 24
12:00 PM
Join us for the chance to watch acclaimed sculptor and furniture artist, Vivian Beer, demonstrate her craft in a unique arts event. Vivian Beer maintains a studio in Manchester, New Hampshire, where she has earned a reputation for her bold combinations of industrial materials like steel and concrete in making objects that blur the boundaries between utilitarian furniture and fine art sculptures. She has won the grand prize on Ellen’s Design Challenge, hosted by Ellen Degeneres. Beer holds a BFA in sculpture from Maine College of Art, and has been a resident artist at Penland School of Crafts as well as the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Beer’s sculptural bench, Anchored Candy #7 (steel, automotive finishes, gun bluing patina), energizes the lobby in the new Gregg Museum. It was acquired in 2017 at the annual Penland Auction, thanks to the generous support of Friends of the Gregg donors and members who contributed to the purchase. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Anna Wojciechowski.

Hemlock Bluffs Hike

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Sunday, March 25
1:15 PM
Join the naturalists at Hemlock Nature Preserve for an enjoyable nature hike. Experience the park and get a glimpse of the wildlife. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Jamal Alexander.