Week 8: October 14 – 20

Scholars Forum presents Kooley High

Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union
Monday, October 14
5:45 PM
Hailing from the dogwood heavy hills of North Carolina, super-group Kooley High arrives on the scene with the mission to delight, electrify, and ignite seas of listeners thirsty for something new from the world of hip hop. Since they began making music together in early 2007, the five independent members have been allowed and encouraged to let their own individual talents flourish, ensuring that the sounds they make are one of a kind. Oh, and did we mention they are all NC State alums?!! – from kooleyhigh.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 staff person.

 

Scholars Forum presents David Wallace-Wells on Climate Change

Witherspoon Campus Cinema
Tuesday, October 15
3:00 PM
The future is being transformed by climate change faster and more dramatically than we realized. Politics, technology, cities, business—even our sense of history, human rights, and justice—will all be changed by this massive force. But how? To what degree? In his critically-hailed instant New York Times bestseller The Uninhabitable Earth, DAVID WALLACE-WELLS tells the epic story of our time. In urgent talks, he asks key questions—how will the map of global power shift as coastlines are redrawn?—and reminds us that everything is within our control, so long as we resist complacency. 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.


USP: Sunset Canoe Trip

Clark Hall Lounge
Monday, October 14
5:15 PM
Join the USP for sunset canoeing at Lake Crabtree.  There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Maggie Ross.

 

NCSU Multicultural Student Affairs: Indigenous People’s Day Celebration

Talley Student Union, Room 3285
Monday, October 14
5:30 PM
Join Native Space Living and Learning Village and Multicultural Student Affairs as they host a panel regarding the history of Indigenous Peoples’ day at NC State and why it is important to celebrate indigenous people in place of Columbus Day. 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 Madison Horgan.

 

NCSU School of Public and International Affairs presents Bill of Rights Lecture: Clark Neily, “How America’s Criminal Justice System Hacked the Bill of Rights and Became a Conviction Machine”

Winston Hall, 029
Monday, October 14
6:00 PM

Join us to hear Clark Neily of the Cato Institute speak on “How America’s Criminal Justice System Hacked the Bill of Rights and Became a Conviction Machine.” Free and open to the public.  The Bill of Rights Speaker Series, coordinated by NC State political scientist Andrew Taylor, brings academics, journalists and practitioners to NC State to discuss matters related to the Bill of Rights.  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 Libraries: DJ Workshop

ITTC Lab 1, D.H. Hill Library
Monday, October 14
8:00 PM
Want to learn how DJs spin awesome jams to keep the party going? Get hands-on experience with music mixing software and equipment at this unique event hosted by the libraries right after the Kooley High performance. There are 11 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Graham Whitehouse.

 

NCSU Office of Information Technology presents Protect the Pack: Be a Cyber Hero – iOS Mobile Device Security

Talley Student Union, Room 3285
Tuesday, October 15
12:00 PM

This event will provide you with the necessary skills to protect yourself and the university against dark cyber forces that try to trick you into providing sensitive data that can be used to cause immeasurable harm to you and others.  Join us for the following cybersecurity activity to learn how to don a strong armour of defense and become the cyber hero you were meant to be! Light refreshments will be served, and you will have the opportunity to win great prizes.  There are 100 spaces available for this event and advance registration is strongly encouraged. Seating may be limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Attendance will be taken by Ken Johnson.

 

USP Film Series: The Marriage of Maria Braun

D.H. Hill Auditorium
Tuesday, October 15
6:15 PM
Join the group for a screening of the film The Marriage of Maria Braun directed by Claus Holm followed by analysis and discussion. The film is 2 hours long and is rated R. 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 Adia Caviness.

 

NCSU Libraries VR Studio: VR Studio Immersion

DH Hill Library VR Studio
Tuesday, October 15
6:30 PM
Virtual Reality has really come of age in the last few years from video games and movies to completely new interactive experiences. Have you ever tried it? Did you know that DH Hill Library has an awesome Virtual Reality Studio? Come out for an evening of orientation followed by free play in the VR studio and see what all the hype is about. There are 11 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Rachel Finkelstein.

 

NCSU Women’s Center: Healthy Relationships 101

Women’s Center, 5210 Talley Student Union
Wednesday, October 16
6:00 PM
Join the Movement Peer Educators during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) as they provide participants with introductory information regarding healthy relationships. Participants will recognize the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships, know that healthy relationships are attainable and become aware of resources available in regards to relationship violence. There are 11 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Lindsey Jacobson.

 

USP Book Club: Citizen, An American Lyric

205 Clark Hall
Wednesday, October 16
6:00 PM
Claudia Rankine’s bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV-everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person’s ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named “post-race” society.

If you’re interested in reading this book, email Ken Johnson at kejohns2@ncsu.edu or stop by 201 Clark Hall to pick up your copy of the book. Read it, then mark your calendar for discussion and dinner at the date and time listed above.

 

Discussion Series: In the Headlines

Clark Hall Conference Room (205)
Thursday, October 17
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Join the conversation about the day’s important headlines drawn from a variety of news sources. We’ll read, analyze, and discuss the contemporary issues that impact us all. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Chester Brewer.

 

Burning Coal: The Container

Clark Hall Lounge
Thursday, October 17
6:15 PM
A group of strangers, African immigrants, are struggling to get to a better life in the West.  They have fought overwhelming odds to get this far. But where are they, except somewhere that they don’t know anything about, in the dark, surrounded by strangers, in a shipping container.  Is freedom minutes away? Or something much worse? You, the audience, will join them for their journey, inside the Container. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Scarlett Lucas.

 

USP: Alumni Talks with Emily Scotton

Quad Commons, 2nd Floor Multipurpose Room
Thursday, October 17
6:30 PM
Join us for a conversation with University Scholars Program alumna Emily Scotton (’15) as she shares stories of her experiences as an undergraduate, her accomplishments in law school, and her life after law school. If you think you might be interested in a future in the legal profession, Emily is sure to have experiences and advice that will help you on your way. There are 18 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Chester Brewer. 

 

NC Theatre: West Side Story

Clark Hall Lounge
Thursday, October 17
6:30 PM
Students will go to Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.  The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets of New York in the landmark Tony Award-winning musical, WEST SIDE STORY. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is given a modern twist, as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. From the first note to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY will captivate you with its poignant and powerful story and inspiring musical score including memorable songs, “Maria,” “I Feel Pretty,” “America,” and more.  There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Kiera Jonson.

 

Coffee & Viz – Thinking (and Teaching) Critically for Data Visualization

Hunt Library, Teaching and Visualization Lab
Friday, October 18
9:30 AM
Building on her work as a co-PI for an IMLS-supported National Forum on visualization instruction in libraries, Dr. Angela Zoss, Assessment & Data Visualization Analyst at Duke University Libraries, will present an early reworking of our visualization best practices. Rather than simply focusing on the standard guidelines that are circulated for data visualization design, Zoss will interweave design guidelines with a more nuanced view of how designers, visualizations, and audiences participate in a complex dance to create meaning. She will also reflect on the dangers of standardization, a practice so often revered in data visualization but which invariably excludes topics, approaches, and even people that fail to fall within agreed-upon boundaries. 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.

 

USP Super Student Stories: Cassidy Davis – Turtle Talk

Clark Hall Conference Room
Friday, October 18
12:00 PM
This series features short presentations from our students who are doing amazing things: study abroad, research, volunteer service, conference presentations, internships, and much more. Today, Cassidy Davis will be talking about her experience at Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Yasmin Durmaz. 

 

A/V Geeks at the Hunt Library – Fashion and You

Hunt Library, Teaching and Visualization Lab
Friday, October 18
6:00 PM
A/V Geeks wants you to know that you look great!  Find out how to look even better with these classic educational films about fashionability. 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 April Sharp.

 

DPAC: Aladdin the Musical

Clark Hall Lounge
Friday, October 18
6:00 PM
Discover a whole new world at Disney’s ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.  There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Chester Brewer.

 

NCSU Department of Music: Fall Choral Collage

Clark Hall Lounge
Friday, October 18
6:15 PM
The Fall Choral Collage celebrates the bounty of choral music composed for mixed choir, soprano-alto and tenor-bass choirs, and features all three of NC State’s choral ensembles – State Chorale, Vox Accalia and the Singing Statesmen.  There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Courtney Wiley.

 

Well-Fed Community Garden: Service Saturday at the Garden

Clark Hall Lounge
Saturday, October 19
9:00 AM
Join the Scholars Forum for a morning of helping out in the garden at the Well-Fed Community Garden. We might weed, plant, or harvest depending on the needs of the garden keeper. It’s a great way to get outdoors and give back to the community. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Helen Glazunov.

 

NC Museum of Natural Sciences: Citizen Science Saturday

Clark Hall Lounge
Saturday, October 19
9:45 AM
Citizen science is a big part of what we do at Prairie Ridge, so we welcome one and all to our weekly citizen science walks! These Saturday morning adventures will introduce you to a citizen science project and enlist your help collecting and entering data as you enjoy a walk around the grounds with one of our naturalists. Topics will vary from week to week, and may include gathering data on tree and garden budding/blooming, pond dragonflies, ladybugs, or birds. Come once or come every week — we’re happy to show you how YOU can contribute to science as a citizen scientist!  There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Madison Horgan.

 

DPAC: Aladdin the Musical

Clark Hall Lounge
Saturday, October 19
12:00 PM
Discover a whole new world at Disney’s ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.  There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Cliff Parker.

 

Carolina Ballet: Frankenstein

Clark Hall Lounge
Saturday, October 19
1:15 PM
This Halloween, Artistic Director, Zalman Raffael, debuts his all new Frankenstein! What better way to get into the spirit of the season than an evening of chills and thrills?! Last season, the premiere of Raffael’s Sleepy Hollow blew audiences away! You don’t want to miss this creative new work featuring all new sets, costumes, and music!  There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required.  Attendance will be taken by Morgan Budzynski.