Week 7: February 19 – 25

Scholars Forum canceled.
Please attend the Invitation Only Dress Rehearsal of Hairspray on Tuesday, February 20 at 7:30 PM in Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union. This event is limited to students currently enrolled in University Scholars Forum.


Society for Politics, Economics, & the Law: The Tea Party, Barack Obama, and the Limits of Research

Room 4210, Nelson Hall
Monday, February 19
4:30 PM
Professor John Staddon, the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology will give a talk about the limits of research and science. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. 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.

University Scholars Program Film Series: Million Dollar Baby

Auditorium, DH Hill Library
Monday, February 19
6:00 PM
Wanting to learn from the best, aspiring boxer Maggie Fitzgerald wants Frankie Dunn to train her. At the outset he flatly refuses saying he has no interest in training a girl. Frankie leads a lonely existence, alienated from his only daughter and having few friends. Maggie’s rough around the edges but shows a lot of grit in the ring and he eventually relents. Maggie not only proves to be the boxer he always dreamed of having under his wing but a friend who fills the great void he’s had in his life. Maggie’s career skyrockets but an accident in the ring leads her to ask Frankie for one last favor. ~Imdb.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 Ken Johnson.

NCSU Film Studies Spiritual Film Series: The Gospel According to Matthew

Auditorium, Hunt Library
Monday, February 19
7:00 PM
Along a rocky, barren coastline, Jesus begins teaching, primarily using parables. He attracts disciples; he’s stern, brusque, and demanding. He comes to bring a sword, not peace, he says. He’s in a hurry, moving from place to place near the Sea of Galilee, sometimes attracting a multitude, sometimes being driven away. His parables often take on the powers that be, so he and his teachings come to the attention of the Pharisees, the chief priests, and elders. They conspire to have him arrested, beaten, tried, and crucified, just as he prophesied to his followers. After he dies, he appears to his disciples and gives them final instructions. (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 Andrew Kristof.

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences: Wet Collections Tour CANCELED

102 Sullivan Hall
Tuesday, February 20
2:30 PM

Multicultural Student Affairs presents Reclaiming Our History

Room 3222, Talley Student Union
Tuesday, February 20
7:00 PM

Join Multicultural Student Affairs for this important Black History Month 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 Kelsey Shevlin.

NCSU Libraries Documentary Screening and Director Talk Zeppelin Played Here

Auditorium, DH Hill Library
Tuesday, February 20
7:00 PM
1969. Man lands on the moon. Half a million strong at Woodstock. Sesame Street makes its debut…. and Led Zeppelin performs in the gym of the Wheaton Youth Center on Georgia Avenue in front of 50 confused teenagers. Or did they? Filmmaker Jeff Krulik offers a screening of his take on an enduring local legend, on the very night this concert was alleged to have taken place, January 20, 1969, during the first Presidential Inauguration of Richard Nixon. 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.

University Theatre presents Hairspray

Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union
Tuesday, February 20
Doors open at 7:15 PM
Join University Theatre for the invitation-only dress rehearsal performance of Hairspray the musical. There are 300 seats available for this performance and it is only open to University Scholars Students. 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 and Scarlett Lucas.

Operation Smile at NC State – Making an Impact

Room 3223, Talley Student Union
Tuesday, February 20
7:30 PM
Join Operation Smile at NC State as we host Robby Wuo, a dental student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Operation Smile is a nonprofit organization that exists to provide exceptional surgical care for children around the world suffering from cleft lip or cleft palate disorders. Robby will be discussing his volunteer work abroad, the impact he has made closer to home, and how these experiences shaped his journey to dental school and his future career plans.  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.

Windhover Open Mic Night

One Earth Lounge, Talley Student Union
Wednesday, February 21
8:00 PM
Windhover’s semesterly open mic and art display. Come out to hear and see some amazing original work. There will be food and Windhover merchandise. 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.

Oprah 2020: The Problem of Celebrity and Politics in America

Room, 434, Daniels Hall
Thursday, February 22
4:30 PM
Oprah 2020: The Problem of Celebrity and Politics in America. Kathryn Lofton (Yale University) will consider Oprah’s role as a moral leader and religious figure within the long history of American presidential politics. 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.

Tashni-Ann Dubroy: There’s a Xenophobe Among Us

Room 126, Witherspoon Student Center
Thursday, February 22
5:00 PM
Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy, executive vice president and COO of Howard University and former president of Shaw University, delivers the college’s 2018 diversity lecture: “There’s is a Xenophobe Among Us: Diversity and Inclusivity on College Campuses.”  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: Gallery Talk with Bob Trotman

Meet at the Gregg Museum
Thursday, February 22
6:00 PM
Bob Trotman will discuss the personal provocations that led to his darkly mordant take on the corporate world in Business as Usual. 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.

Multicultural Student Affairs presents Exploring the Intersections of Black Queer Identity Panel Discussion

Room 4101, Talley Student Union
Thursday, February 22
6:00 PM
Join the GLBT Center as we explore the ways in which race, gender, and sexuality intersect and shape the lived experiences of people who identify as queer and Black. We will engage in a panel discussion to unpack identity, representation, systemic oppression, building community, creating space, activism, and resistance. 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.

University Theatre presents Hairspray

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, February 22
6:45 PM
Change is in the air! It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and Tracy Turnblad, the lovable plus-size teen, has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network… all without denting her ‘do! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. There are 11 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Anna Stewart. Please note: The event will begin at 7:30 PM at Stewart Theatre.

Global Training Initiative presents: Tournee Film Festival: Fatima

Witherspoon Campus Cinema
Thursday, February 22
7:00 PM
Writer-director Philippe Faucon’s long-running project of making films about those members of the French population traditionally left off-screen reaches a state of grace in Fatima, perfectly balancing sharp observation of the harsh realities of the immigrant experience with an inspiring story of individual resilience. Fatima is a middle-aged, divorced Algerian woman living in a French suburb, cleaning houses and offices from dawn to dusk to provide her spirited teenage daughters with a better future. There are 49 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Anna Wojciechowski.

Counter Culture Coffee Cupping

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Friday, February 23
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 Alex Hsain. Please note: The event will begin at 10:00 AM at Counter Culture’s headquarters in Durham.

University Scholars Program: Super Scholars Stories Jonathan Schertz: Lebanese Compassion – Refugees and Orphans

Sullivan Hall Classroom (Behind the mailboxes)
Friday, February 23
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.

A/V Geeks at the Hunt Library: One Weird Trick to Better Health

Teaching & Visualization Lab, Hunt Library
Feb 23
6:00 PM
Michaela DeSoucey of NC State’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology joins A/V Geeks’ Skip Elsheimer to discuss educational films about medical quackery and nutritional fads in an homage to the annual making and breaking of New Year’s resolutions. 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.

University Theatre presents Hairspray

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Friday, February 23
6:45 PM
Change is in the air! It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and Tracy Turnblad, the lovable plus-size teen, has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network… all without denting her ‘do! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. There are 11 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Jazzlyn Hill. Please note: The event will begin at 7:30 PM at Stewart Theatre.

NC Museum of Art: Guided Tour of the American Collection

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, February 24
1:15 PM
Join an expert docent for an in depth look at the collection of works by American artists in the museum. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Rachel Finkelstein. Please note: The event will begin at 2:00 PM at NC Museum of Art.

University Theatre presents Hairspray

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, February 24
6:45 PM
Change is in the air! It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and Tracy Turnblad, the lovable plus-size teen, has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network… all without denting her ‘do! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. There are 11 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Lila Crick. Please note: The event will begin at 7:30 PM at Stewart Theatre.

NC State LIVE presents Somi

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, February 24
7:15 PM
Singing in English and a wide range of African languages, Somi’s artistic evolution is indisputable. Born in Illinois, the daughter of immigrants from Uganda and Rwanda, Somi has worked for the last decade carving out a career as a renowned jazz vocalist, songwriter and activist. Known for her supple jazz voice, graceful fusion of African grooves and a sharp pop sense, Somi’s talents have been called upon by Mos Def, John Legend, Billy Childs, Paul Simon, Danilo Perez, Idan Raichel, Jennifer Hudson and many more.
Petite Afrique, Somi’s newest album, is a song cycle inspired by the vibrant African immigrant community that has become a vital part of Harlem’s cultural dimension. Blending modern jazz, African music, and the singer-songwriter tradition, Petite Afrique is an amalgamation of the musical and cultural worlds that resonate with Somi as an African AND American woman and a proud Harlemite. Somi’s effortless clarity and delivery has the power to cut through the room while transfixing you with her smooth tones. Her voice will transform you to the vibrant streets of Harlem, the African markets of her youth, and back. There are 16 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Bryana Polk. Please note: The event will begin at 8:00 PM at Stewart Theatre.

Hemlock Bluffs Hike

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Sunday, February 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 Rachel Finkelstein.