Week 5: February 5 – 11

Scholars Forum Performance: Kamara Thomas

Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union
Monday, February 5
3:00 PM
Kamara Thomas rocked Brooklyn for eight years with Earl Greyhound before deciding Brooklyn hipsters couldn’t hold her back and busting out for Durham, NC. And now she’s bringing her songspells to the Scholars Forum, where you’ll get to hear her self-described echoes of Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Dolly Parton, The Band, Tom Petty, spirituals, hymns, mountain-songs and Native American shamanism…yeah, it’s going to be that dang cool, so get here early for a good seat and prepare to shake your money maker!


Genetic Engineering and Society Colloquium
Adam Kokotovich: Wild Rice and Biotechnology

Room 129, 1911 Building
Tuesday, February 6
12:00 PM
The GES Center provides mechanisms for discussion and rigorous, trustworthy analyses about how products of genetic engineering and synthetic biology may impact society and the environment. The GES Colloquiums provide campus members an opportunity to hear about a variety of topics related to genetic engineering from experts in the field. 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.

NCSU Libraries Inside Art2Wear

DH Hill Library
Tuesday, February 6
4:00 PM
Art2Wear is one of NC State’s most extraordinary annual events — a student-organized runway show that presents fashion, costume, and wearable sculpture created by students of the College of Design. In this program, student designers for the 2018 show will share behind-the-scenes details on how they create their eye-popping designs that result in a dazzling visual 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 Marian Fragola.

Peace Corps Information Session

Room 304, Fox Labs
Tuesday, February 6
6:00 PM
Want to learn what it takes to get into and succeed in the Peace Corps, then come learn all about it with our on-campus recruiter. 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.

Black History Month presents Undocumented and Black: An Overlooked Narrative in the United States

Women’s Center, Talley Student Union
Wednesday, February 7
12:00 PM
Oftentimes, in conversations of immigration, migrants, and undocumented youth, the latinx migrant experience–however that may look like in all its different forms–excludes the Black and the Afrolatinx experience. This event is designed to bring those narratives to the forefront to emphasize that the immigrant experience is one that is multidimensional, multifaceted, and mulitlayered. Join the Women’s Center in unpacking the various layers of Black immigrant experiences in the United States. We will host a brief discussion to deconstruct the intersections of resilience and power located within the undocumented and black 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 Kiera Jonson.

Talking About Vernacular Varieties: The Saga of English in Appalachia

Room 29, Winston Hall
Thursday, February 8
3:00 PM
Come learn more about the history and sociology of the English language as it took on a life of its own in Appalachia. 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.

Gregg Museum: Preserving our Native Heritage

Meet at the Gregg Museum
Thursday, February 8
6:00 PM
With the Treasures of Native America exhibition in mind, Greg Richardson, executive director of the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs, discusses the cultural value in saving Native American art. 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 Justin Kuhn.

NCSU Libraries Inside Art2Wear

Teaching & Visualization Lab, Hunt Library
Thursday, February 8
7:00 PM
Art2Wear is one of NC State’s most extraordinary annual events — a student-organized runway show that presents fashion, costume, and wearable sculpture created by students of the College of Design. In this program, student designers for the 2018 show will share behind-the-scenes details on how they create their eye-popping designs that result in a dazzling visual 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 Katie Lucas.

Global Training Initiative presents: Tournee Film Festival: Black Girl

Witherspoon Campus Cinema
Thursday, February 8
7:00 PM
Black Girl is the story of Diouana, an illiterate nursemaid from Dakar who follows her French employers to the Côte d’Azur with dreams of discovering France. But once in Antibes, she finds herself enslaved, trapped in the couple’s well-appointed holiday apartment and on the receiving end of their domestic frustrations. There are 49 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Kelsey Shevlin.

University Scholars Program Super Scholars Stories Hannah Chaya: Across Lebanon: From Saofar to Terbol

Sullivan Hall Classroom (Behind the mailboxes)
Friday, February 9
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 Graham Whitehouse.

NCSU School of Architecture Lecture Series: Helen Armstrong & Kelly Umstead

Alfred Gallery, Kamphoefner Hall
Friday, February 9
12:00 PM
A graphic and industrial design lecture featuring Helen Armstrong and Kelly Umstead. 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 Libraries present A/V Geeks: Being Presidential

Teaching & Visualization Lab, Hunt Library
Friday, February 9
6:00 PM
Dr. Matthew Booker of NC State’s Department of History joins A/V Geeks’ Skip Elsheimer to discuss the notion of being a president as portrayed in educational films throughout the 20th century. 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.

NC State LIVE: Urban Bush Women

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Friday, February 9
7:15 PM
Their latest work, Hair and Other Stories, is no exception. The UBW ensemble has created a striking dance/theatre work which highlights the beauty and strength of the human spirit. Hair and Other Stories uses humor, music and their powerful movement to explore self-image, race and gender inequality – all through the lens of hair, primarily that of African-American women. Deftly combining athleticism with intellect, the dancers gracefully pull the audience into the conversation. They invite you into their living rooms, their kitchens, their salons, and you can’t help but accept! There are 21 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Kiera Jonson. Please note: The event will begin at 8:00 PM in Stewart Theatre.

Service Event: Staff the Visual Art Exchange Annual Gala!

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, February 10
6:15 PM
VAE Raleigh was founded in 1980 by a group of artists to encourage and support the development of the Triangle’s creative community, VAE is Raleigh’s longest running, private, non-profit visual arts organization. For the first time ever, you’re invited to help them start their year off right by giving them staff support at the 34th Annual “For the Love of Art” Gala and Fundraiser! They need a group of folks that can get excited, point lightsabers, ring cowbells, jump up and down, and encourage people to buy some art to support the gallery! If you think you’ve got what it takes to make this night sparkle, then you should join us. The dress is semi-formal and dinner nibbles will be provided. This is an amazing opportunity to give back and support the arts! There are 12 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Chester Brewer. Please note: The event will begin at 7:30 PM at the Marriott. We should be back on campus by 10:30 PM.