Week 13: November 13 – 19

Scholars Forum: Final Business Meeting

Witherspoon Campus Cinema
Monday, November 13 & Tuesday, November 14
3:00 PM


Race, Poverty & Education: A Documentary Film Screening

Room 120, Poe Hall

Monday, November 13

7:00 PM

A screening of a documentary that focuses on how race and poverty impact the access and quality of education. 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.

Undergraduate Research Slams

D.H. Hill, Fishbowl Forum
Tuesday, November 14
4:00 PM
NC State undergraduate students will present lightning talks on their exciting research and projects. Co-presented by the NCSU Libraries, the Office of Undergraduate Research, and the Undergraduate Research Student Advisory Council. 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.

Meet My Future – Bridging the Opportunity Gap in Rural Areas

Room 200, Park Shops
Tuesday, November 14
4:30 PM
Rural areas are facing poverty, job and market loss, lower educational attainment, and population decrease. This affects schools, workforce development, and student futures. Many students are never exposed to diverse careers and may not have the opportunity to engage with many professionals. Ashley will discuss ways we can bridge the opportunity gap in rural areas through her program, Meet My Future (www.meetmyfuture.com). 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 representative.

Gregg Museum Film Screening – MANA Beyond Belief

102 Sullivan Hall
Tuesday, November 14
5:30 PM
What so Elvis Presley’s guitar and the Shroud of Turin have in common? This award-winning feature-length documentary explores the power of precious objects.There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Lila Crick.

Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series: Robert Martin, Co-Founder of Cleancoders.com  CANCELED.

Engineering Building 2, Room 1231
Tuesday, November 14
6:00 PM

USP Film Series: 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days

D.H. Hill Library Auditorium
Tuesday, November 14
6:30 PM
A gripping portrayal of life in Communist Romania. Is it always winter in Communist countries? Maybe. Is it always this bleak? Sure seems like it. Is it a difficult but dang good movie? No doubt.

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.  

 

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week- Documentary & Panel

Room 4101, Talley Student Union

Tuesday, November 14

7:30 PM

Feed the Pack and NCPIRG are hosting a panel of community members who have experienced and have great knowledge of the food insecurity on campus. There will be a short discussion accompanying a documentary showing. Come see how the food insecurity in the documentary is affecting our campus and NC State community. 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 Lila Crick.

Undergraduate Research Slams

D.H. Hill Library, Fishbowl Forum
Wednesday, November 15
4:00 PM
NC State undergraduate students will present lightning talks on their exciting research and projects. Co-presented by the NCSU Libraries, the Office of Undergraduate Research, and the Undergraduate Research Student Advisory Council. 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 Caleb Drum.

Race, Poverty, & Education: A Discussion with Dr. Steven Greene

Room 3222, Talley Student Union
Wednesday, November 15
4:00 PM
A discussion with Dr. Greene from the Political Science Department about how race and poverty impact access and quality of education. 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.

Gregg Museum Meet the Director Film Series: Death by Design & The Life and Times of Life and Times

102 Sullivan Hall
Wednesday, November 15
5:30 PM
Join award-winning documentary film director Peter Friedman for a screening of Death by Design (this science documentary focuses on cell biology with an emphasis on programmed cell death and why our lives depend on it) and The Life and Times of Life and Times (this film reveals how scientists are beginning to manipulate the aging process by altering genes which determine why we live). There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Kiera Jonson.

USP Book Club: Emma

Sullivan Hall Classroom
Wednesday, November 15
6:00 PM
Emma by Jane Austen.  Beautiful, clever, rich—and single—Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr. Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protegee Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected. With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen’s most flawless work. From Amazon.com.

Interested in reading this book and signing up for this event? If so, please stop by the USP Office [102 Sullivan Hall] to pick up a copy of this book and sign-up with Ken Johnson (kejohns2@ncsu.edu; 513-2449) as soon as you can. Attendance will be taken by filling out a USP Attendance Card which will be distributed at the beginning and collected at the end of the event.

NCSU Women’s Center presents Unpacking the Bags We Carry: Violence Against Women in Indigenous Nations

Room 201, Witherspoon Student Center
Wednesday, November 15
6:00 PM
Presented by Vivette Jeffries-Logan (Occaneechi). In order to end domestic violence in all its forms, we must understand why it exists in Indian Country today, and assess our current challenges in addressing the issue. When we examine the reasons behind the presence of domestic violence in Native communities, we must first consider its historical origins. Native American women experience domestic violence more than twice as often as any other ethnic group. This is astounding, considering that the general population of women in the United States already experiences high rates of domestic violence. Most researchers who examine domestic violence in Native communities agree that this is a relatively new phenomenon, and the common denominator is colonization. Most tribes did not experience domestic violence, many were matrilineal and matrilocal, and all tribes valued every member of the tribe. 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 Caitlin Cassidy.

Navigating Barriers while a Target: North Carolina Results of the US Trans Survey

Room 4270, Talley Student Union
Wednesday, November 15
6:00 PM
What are the barriers and challenges faced by transgender adults in employment, healthcare, housing, and education? Join the GLBT Center in an exploration of the effects of comprehensive discrimination on a marginalized community within our state. 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 Ali Davis.

Middle East Studies presents Is the Worst Over in Iraq?

Room 301, Riddick Hall
Wednesday, November 15
6:30 PM
Terrorism, militias, sectarian violence and the Islamic State have soured many Americans on Iraq and its potential for success. Fourteen years after American Forces invaded Iraq and ousted Saddam Hussein, there is reason to be optimistic that the Iraq has turned the corner.  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.

School of Public and International Affairs presents Liberty in Peril: Threats to Free Speech on Campus

Room 216, Poe Hall
Wednesday, November 15
6:30 PM
Robert Shibley, the Executive Director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education will give a talk on this timely subject matter. 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 Sean Cassidy.

Scholars Council presents Sublime Slime

Sullivan Hall Classroom
Thursday, November 16
5:00 PM
This event will allow students to create their own slime as a cathartic experience that will allow them to relax and just have fun midst tests and papers. However, this event is not only a great time to create, but also a time to learn as a Mental Health Ambassador will come to speak to the students about stress and ways to handle it in a variety of ways. Wear some type of clothing that they are willing to get dirty just in case a spill of some sort happens. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by a USP representative.

Dinners with Purpose featuring Nate Meyers

Washington Sankofa Room, Witherspoon Student Center
Thursday, November 16
5:30 PM
As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Institute for Nonprofits presents Dinners With Purpose Featuring Nate Myers.
Nate is a graduate of NC State University with a Bachelor of Science in Science, Technology and Society and a minor in Arts Entrepreneurship. He is also the founder of a start-up company called the Malkuta Project.
Malkuta comes from the ancient Aramaic language and translates as “empowerment from within.” Malkuta describes the creative spark within all of us, a potential that when cultivated and tapped into can result in extraordinary personal empowerment, as well as widespread social change. Malkuta is the process of utilizing our creative gifts to make the world as we wish to see it – a place where people are no longer marginalized, oppressed, homeless, hungry, or powerless.  There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by a USP representative.

CSLEPS Documentary Film Screening: A Small Act

Room 512, Poe Hall
Thursday, November 16
6:00 PM
CSLEPS is hosting a documentary screening of the film “A Small Act” followed by group discussion. The documentary is about a woman, Hilde Back, who donated money for a Kenyan boy, Chris Mburu, to finish secondary school. Chris grew up and attended Harvard Law School and became a human rights activist for the United Nation. To give back to his village, he started a nonprofit organization after Hilde Back and is helping fund top students’ school fees for secondary school. The remarkable film shows how one kind gesture can have a ripple effect in the world. 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 Ali Davis.

Gregg Museum Meet the Director Film Series: I talk to Animals

Thursday, November 16
Thompson Theatre, Thompson Hall
6:30 PM
This 54-minute documentary is a portrait of an animal therapist and psychic who has convinced skeptical pet owners, zoo keepers and race horse trainers that she really can read animals’ minds. Director Peter Friedman will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening.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.

*University Theatre presents Beowulf Lord of the Bros.

102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, November 16
6:45 PM
Loosely based on Beowulf, University Theatre presents the world premiere of this modern, musical bro-mantic rock comedy for the ages. Ross Garth is a 20-­something bro who throws BOMB parties. His best bro/roommate is moving, his neighbor Sam Grendelstein keeps ruining the parties and, despite her hints, he’s not ready to have Cass, his girlfriend, move in yet. Enter Beowulf, Lord of the bros, savior of parties, and the embodiment of charisma. Ross and Beo face the childish adulthoods they’ve led and try to grow up. When Beo’s methods prove too extreme, friendships are tested, parties are busted, and jokes abound. Adult language and innuendo. There are 11 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Scarlett Lucas.

Student Presentations:  Found Sounds from the NC Coast

D.H. Hill Library, Fishbowl Forum
Thursday, November 16
7:00 PM
Students from the University Scholars Program will debut their original creations developed using sounds they recorded at Hammocks Beach State Park and re-mixed using technology from the Libraries. 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 Chester Brewer.

NC State Dance Fall Concert

102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, November 16
7:15 PM
Enjoy a performance by the NC State Dance program. There are 14  spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Ali Davis.

*Counter Culture Coffee: Coffee Cupping

102 Sullivan Hall
Friday, November 17
9:00 AM
Rain or shine, Counter Culture Coffee stops and tastes coffee together at the Durham headquarters. They love to welcome our students to this free coffee tasting. Immediately following each tasting in Durham, they will also offer cupping participants a free, guided tour of our roastery and headquarters. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Graham Whitehouse.

Coffee & Viz – A Tour of the Solar System

Hunt Library Teaching & Visualization Lab
Friday, November 17
9:30 AM
NASA spacecraft have returned a wealth of image, topographic, and chemical data of planetary bodies across the Solar System. By integrating these data sets in the freely available Google Earth platform, we can now visit these planets and moons in a way never before possible. In this presentation, Dr. Paul Byrne will take you on a planetary journey from Mercury to Pluto, stopping at the sweltering lava plains of Venus, the barren surface of the Moon, the rings of Saturn, and the methane lakes of Titan. 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 Anna Wojciechowski.

Super Scholars Stories

Sullivan Hall Classroom
Friday, November 17
12:00 PM
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 Jamal Alexander.

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools – Discussion

Room 512, Poe Hall
Friday, November 17
2:00 PM
In collaboration with the Women’s Center and the College of Education’s Education Awareness Week, the GLBT Center will host a discussion of the book Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique Morris. This text is a call to action around the inequalities of Black girls within K-12 education and describes the school-to-confinement pipeline – the high risk situations which affect the life trajectory of Black girls after being pushed out of school, setting them on the path to incarceration as well as physical and economic insecurity. GLBT and Women’s Center staff and graduate students will provide an overview of the book and facilitate a discussion of what needs to change in the education system. 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 Bryana Polk.

A/V Geeks presents: How to Survive Thanksgiving

Hunt Library Teaching & Visualization Lab
Friday, November 17
6:00 PM
A/V Geeks’ Skip Elsheimer and Dr. Kim Allen of NC State’s Department of Youth, Family, and Community Services share films from the 1940s-1970s about Thanksgiving, families, and proper table manners. 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.

NC State Dance Fall Concert

102 Sullivan Hall
Friday, November 17
7:15 PM
Enjoy a performance by the NC State Dance program. There are 14  spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by a USP staff person.

*NC State Music: Wolfgang A Cappella

102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, November 18
6:15 PM
Enjoy a performance by the a cappella group, Wolfgang A Cappella. There are 14  spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by a USP staff person.

*University Theatre presents Beowulf Lord of the Bros.

102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, November 18
6:45 PM
Loosely based on Beowulf, University Theatre presents the world premiere of this modern, musical bro-mantic rock comedy for the ages. Ross Garth is a 20-­something bro who throws BOMB parties. His best bro/roommate is moving, his neighbor Sam Grendelstein keeps ruining the parties and, despite her hints, he’s not ready to have Cass, his girlfriend, move in yet. Enter Beowulf, Lord of the bros, savior of parties, and the embodiment of charisma. Ross and Beo face the childish adulthoods they’ve led and try to grow up. When Beo’s methods prove too extreme, friendships are tested, parties are busted, and jokes abound. Adult language and innuendo. There are 11 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Lila Crick.

*NC State Music: Raleigh Civic Symphony

102 Sullivan Hall
Sunday, November 19
3:15 PM
Enjoy a performance by the Raleigh Civic Symphony. There are 14  spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Kiera Jonson.