Stories From May 2013

May 29, 2013

Alum Takes the Long and Interdisciplinary Road

Jeff Merritt (MALS ' 05) says he would sign on for a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies graduate program all over again. The executive director of the Centennial Authority that oversees the operation of the PNC Arena says he's "a much better writer and communicator now, particularly in a crisis. ... Everything I thought I would get out of graduate school, I got that and a hundred times more.”

May 23, 2013

Alum Produces Show on Salvaging Antiques

Brenna Eckerson, a CHASS alum, has followed her passion of storytelling throughout her career. Now, she produces the DIY Network's "Salvage Dawgs."

May 20, 2013 | Smithfield Herald, News & Observer et al

Civil protections curtailed for state workers under McCrory bill

The legislature is poised to curtail civil-service protections for state employees. Rick Kearney, public & international affairs, featured.

May 16, 2013

A Most Impressive Incoming Class

The numbers are in on the incoming freshman class. And they are more impressive than ever.

May 14, 2013

CHASS Staff Awards 2013

The college held its annual Awards of Excellence luncheon to recognize and honor CHASS staff, whose efforts, competence, and enthusiasm keep the college humming. Nominations for the Awards for Excellence are based on achievement in outstanding service, innovation, public service, safety, heroism, and human relations.

May 8, 2013

2013 Faculty Awards

Faculty from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences were recently recognized for outstanding accomplishments in teaching, advising, research and engagement at an awards ceremony and reception in Caldwell Lounge. "As we mark our 50th year as a distinct college, we continue to come into our own, as is reflected in our faculty's accomplishments," said CHASS Dean Jeff Braden. "The scholarship, commitment, and passion represented by these awards demonstrate the breadth of excellence in our faculty."

May 6, 2013

Commissioned to Serve

Meet Susan Rabon (Political Science '82), a commissioner for the North Carolina Utilities Commission and the newest CHASS Distinguished Alumna.

May 3, 2013

May 2013 Student of the Month

Student of the Month Milton Hall is a junior majoring in Sociology. He is a running back for the university's varsity football team, campus founder and president of the National Honor Society for Leadership and Success, and an active member of several student groups.

May 2, 2013 | Huffington Post

Brain Teaser Games May Slow Aging Mind

Challenging yourself with a brain-teasing game for just two hours a week may help slow the degree of mental decay associated with the natural aging process. Jason Allaire, psychology, featured.