Week 14: April 9 – 15

Scholars Forum Lecture: Dr. Damon Tweedy

Witherspoon Student Cinema
Monday, April 9
3:00 PM
The University Scholars Program and African American Cultural Center present Dr. Damon Tweedy. Damon Tweedy is an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University Medical Center and a staff physician at the Durham Veteran Affairs Medical Center. He is the author of Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine, which was a New York Times best-seller and TIME magazine selection as one of the best nonfiction books of 2015.


Taking the First Step to Investing

Room 3222, Talley Student Union
Monday, April 9
12:00 PM
Investing 101! As part of Financial Literacy Month, Eric Svenson from Fidelity will share the basics of investing and how to get started. It’s never too early to start growing your money! 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.

University Scholars Program Film Series: Spirited Away

Auditorium, DH Hill Library
Monday, April 9
6:00 PM
During her family’s move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. 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 Film Studies Spiritual Film Series: The Passion of Joan of Arc

Auditorium, Hunt Library
Monday, April 9
7:00 PM
The sufferings of a martyr, Jeanne D’Arc (1412-1431). Jeanne appears in court where Cauchon questions her and d’Estivet spits on her. She predicts her rescue, is taken to her cell, and judges forge evidence against her. In her cell, priests interrogate her and judges deny her the Mass. Threatened first in a torture chamber and then offered communion if she will recant, she refuses. At a cemetery, in front of a crowd, a priest and supporters urge her to recant; she does, and Cauchon announces her sentence. In her cell, she explains her change of mind and receives communion. In the courtyard at Rouen castle, she burns at the stake; the soldiers turn on the protesting crowd. (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 Kiera Jonson.

Charge it Right!

Room 3210, Talley Student Union
Tuesday, April 10
12:00 PM
We pay for most everything with credit. Do you have the credit card that is right for you? PNC Bank will show you the smart and responsible way to use credit/debit cards. 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.

Fastathon

Riddick Hearth, Riddick Hall
Tuesday, April 10
6:00 PM
Come learn about the importance and logic behind Fasting in Islam and how your classmates and peers integrate fasting with their academic and professional lives. 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.

Art United Gallery Talk and Exhibit

Hunt Library, Teaching & Visualization Lab
Tuesday, April 10
7:00 PM

Poems, graphic memoirs, and poetry-visual art hybrids produced by students will be shown in this gallery talk and exhibit. All art was inspired by issues of equity and inclusivity on campus and in students’ lives. You will be moved and inspired by these pieces. Light refreshments will be served. 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.

Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump: What Is It and What’s Next?

Room G107, Caldwell Hall
Tuesday, April 10
7:30 PM
This lecture, by Phillip Lohaus, will help explain the challenges the United States faces globally, and the current and future foreign policy of the Trump administration. Phillip Lohaus is a research fellow in the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where he blends practical experience gained from serving in the intelligence community with a broad interest in emerging foreign military capabilities. 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.

Grow Your Green Stuff – Debt, Budgeting, and Money Management

Room 3222, Talley Student Union
Wednesday, April 11
12:00 PM
Wonder how you can actually make your money go further? Kelly Laraway with NC State’s Career Development Center will share practical and prove steps to take control of your money. 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 Kelsey Shevlin.

You are Not Alone

Room 201, Witherspoon Student Center
Tuesday, April 10
5:15 PM
Come get your mental health questions answered by a panel of Mental Health Ambassadors. 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.

USP Discussion Series: In the Headlines

Sullivan Hall Classroom
Wednesday, April 11
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.

NCSU Libraries presents: Wolfpack Citizen Science Challenge – Dleftia’s Secrets: Gold, Mouthwash, & Toxins

Teaching and Visualization Lab, Hunt Library
Wednesday, April 11
4:00 PM
We searched for the bacterial organism Delftia acidovorans around campus and used its ‘gold gene’ to track it down. Delftia also has a unique genetic sequence that may be involved in resistance to an ingredient in common mouthwashes. However, understanding Delftia’s secrets is not simple. We will discuss the genetic complexities of this microbe and what we can learn by studying how some of Delftia’s genes vary in nature. 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

Seminar: Novozymes Business and Sustainability Leadership Journey

Room 126, Witherspoon Student Center
Thursday, April 12
10:30 AM
Claus Stig Pedersen, the Head of Corporate Sustainability at Novozymes, speaks about the Novozymes Business & Sustainability Leadership Journey. Novozymes is a biotechnology company and the world’s largest manufacturer of biological solutions for industry. Being a responsible company, operating with respect for the environment, people and society has been part of Novozymes’ DNA throughout the company’s history and the company has benefitted from its sustainability leadership in many ways. These include scientific innovation, employee motivation, attraction and retention, customer and investor recognitions, goodwill from policy makers and NGOs, storytelling and branding. In recent years Novozymes has made sustainability its company purpose. In this seminar Novozymes sustainability journey, challenges and results will be presented and discussed. 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 Crystal Wallace.

Financing Your Idea Big or Small

Room 3222, Talley Student Union
Thursday, April 12
12:00 PM
Our own Lewis Sheats, Executive Director of the NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic, will show us the money! Whether you work for a company or want to start your own business, finding funding for an idea can be a hurdle. Sheats will share the value of validating your idea and how to find funding sources to make it a reality! 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.

Scholars Council Presents: Sublime Slime

Sullivan Classroom
Thursday, April 12
6:00- 7:30 PM

Stressed out? Need a break? Then come to Sublime Slime where you can create your own personalized slime while hearing from Mental Health Ambassadors about ways to manage your stress!

Note: Please wear clothes that can potentially get dirty. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by a member of Scholars Council.

Architecture Lecture Series: Dominic Leong

Burns Auditorium, College of Design
Thursday, April 12
6:00 PM
Learn about architecture on the cutting edge at this fascinating lecture series sponsored by the School of Architecture. 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 Natalie Sherwood.

University Theatre presents: Harvey

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, April 12
6:45 PM
In this Pulitzer Prize winning comedy, Elwood Dowd introduces Harvey, a six-foot three-and-a-half-inch tall invisible rabbit, to everyone he meets. Finding Elwood’s erratic behavior increasingly embarrassing, his social-climbing sister Veta decides to have him committed to a sanitarium. A comedy of errors ensues when a very flirtatious Dr. Sanderson commits Veta instead. When the truth comes out, the search begins for Elwood and his best “pooka” friend, Harvey! There are 11 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Ali Davis. Please note: The performance will begin at 7:30 PM.

NCSU Dance presents: NCSU Dance Company Concert

102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, April 12
7:15 PM
Enjoy a performance by the NCSU Dance Company. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Rachel Finkelstein. Please note: The performance will begin at 8:00 PM in Stewart Theatre.

NCSU Libraries presents: Author event – Poet Marianne Boruch

Duke Energy Hall, Hunt Library
Thursday, April 12
7:30 PM
In celebration of National Poetry Month, NC State welcomes Marianne Boruch. Her honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her newest book is a collection of essays, The Little Death of Self (University of Michigan Press, 2017). This program is a co-presentation of the MFA in Creative Writing at NC State and the NCSU 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 Marian Fragola.

Industrial Hemp Grows in NC

Room 4101, Talley Student Union
Friday, April 13
4:00 PM
A discussion of industrial hemp in NC featuring Emily Febles, Dr. Marne Coit, and Ezekial Overbaugh. Emily Febles is the NCIHC’s hemp program coordinator and will present information from across the state about the first year of NC’s hemp pilot program. Dr. Coit, a professor from ARE at NCSU, will discuss her research of the federal laws that are used to regulate industrial hemp, including the relationship between the 2014 Farm Bill and the state pilot programs. Ezekial Overbaugh, is a graduate student researching industrial hemp working with farmers and extension agents across the state. This event will provide an overview, an update, and a chance to ask questions for anyone interested in the hemp industry in NC! Please note this event is scheduled to last 2 hours. 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.

State of the Sciences – LIVE at the Library

Duke Energy Hall at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library
Friday, April 13
6:00 PM
As part of the NC Science Festival, visit the Hunt Library for live demos, interactive stations, food, a Star Party, and more! Last year’s State of the Sciences was an all-out science bonanza, and this celebration will feature new content and surprises. 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.

Lake Crabtree: Evening Canoe Paddle

102 Sullivan Hall
Friday, April 13
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 Anna Stewart. Please note: The event will begin at 6:00 PM at Lake Crabtree.

NC State Film Studies Spiritual Film: Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East?

Room G107, Caldwell Hall
Friday, April 13
7:00 PM
This film follows the lives of three monks in a remote monastery; an aging master, a small orphan and a young man who left his city life to seek Enlightenment. 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.

NCSU Dance presents: NCSU Dance Company Concert

102 Sullivan Hall
Friday, April 13
7:15 PM
Enjoy a performance by the NCSU Dance Company. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Bryana Polk. Please note: The performance will begin at 8:00 PM in Stewart Theatre.

The Attica Prison Uprising of 1972 and Why it Matters Today

Room 232A, Withers Hall
Saturday, April 14
9:30 AM
Heather Thompson, Professor of History, University of Michigan. “The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Why it Matters Today.” In 1971 nearly 1300 men took over one of the nation’s most infamous prisons, the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York. That historic uprising to secure basic human rights was met with deadly force and for the next 45 years the story of how such trauma could have taken place was hidden from the public. Heather Ann Thompson shares the story of this dramatic rebellion, its tragic end, and the depth of the coverup that followed it. Knowing this history, she suggests, shines needed new light on why we have more people locked up in the United States today than any other country on the globe. 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.

Service: Lake Crabtree Park Invasive Species Removal

102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, April 14
12:15 PM
Learn about the Lake Crabtree ecosystem and assist in the removal of invasive plant species. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Lila Crick. Please note: The event will begin at 1:00 PM at Lake Crabtree.

Gregg Museum: Catching a Buzz

Meet at the Gregg Museum
Saturday, April 14
1:00 PM
An afternoon of presentations inspired by the Gregg’s Jackson-Thiem Garden, with horticultural sciences, poetry, and bee-keeping talks. 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.

NCSU Music: Jazz Ensemble I

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, April 14
6:15 PM
Enjoy a performance by the NCSU Jazz Ensemble. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Lila Crick. Please note: The performance will begin at 7:00 PM.

University Theatre presents: Harvey

102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, April 14
6:45 PM
In this Pulitzer Prize winning comedy, Elwood Dowd introduces Harvey, a six-foot three-and-a-half-inch tall invisible rabbit, to everyone he meets. Finding Elwood’s erratic behavior increasingly embarrassing, his social-climbing sister Veta decides to have him committed to a sanitarium. A comedy of errors ensues when a very flirtatious Dr. Sanderson commits Veta instead. When the truth comes out, the search begins for Elwood and his best “pooka” friend, Harvey! There are 11 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Kelsey Shevlin. Please note: The performance will begin at 7:30 PM.

Scholars Council Presents: JC Raulston Arboretum Visit

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Sunday, April 15
1:15 PM
Need some time to relax and enjoy the fresh air? Spend a day with other University Scholars at the JC Raulston Arboretum! Come participate in our photo scavenger hunt, go on a guided tour, or explore the gardens on your own. There are 12 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by a member of Scholars Council.

NCSU Music presents: Acappology

102 Sullivan Hall
Sunday, April 15
6:15 PM
Enjoy a performance by NC State’s premier acapella group, Acappology. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Katie Lucas. Please note: The performance will begin at 7:00 PM in Stewart Theatre.