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The Scoop on Dog Poop: Grad Student’s Research Informs the Public

Clodagh Lyons-Bastian is well aware of the dog poop conversation in Raleigh. After noticing more and more of her neighbors lamenting about unpicked-up poop, she decided to research attitudes and behaviors around dog waste removal while earning her master’s degree in communication this year. Now the recent graduate and public speaking lecturer is sharing her findings, both with area residents and a municipal advisory board, to help create a cleaner city.

Internship Involves Lying in a Hammock ... and Much More

Briana Ullman spent a good part of her summer in and around hammocks, working hard and enjoying it thoroughly. The communication major found the internship of her dreams with ENO, makers of packable hammocks and other outdoors accessories. She blogged for them, managed their social media, made contacts with media ... and reaffirmed that she's on the right path to her career. Read the Q & A.

Student of the Month: Mackie Raymond

Mackie Raymond is a Communication Media sophomore who is actively involved with campus music and theater activities. An Arts Village resident, she has minors in arts entrepreneurship and music performance. She held a marketing internship this past summer, and volunteers with the Women's Center and Student Government. Meet our Student of the Month.

Alum Finds His Niche in Reality TV

Brian “B-Rob” Robinson is not your ordinary song-and-dance man. At 39, the Charlotte, N.C., native and NC State communication alumnus has built a successful career in Southern California producing reality TV shows — specializing in amateur singing and dancing competitions. His credits include FOX-TV's So You Think You Can Dance and 12 years with American Idol, the show that launched fellow Wolfpacker Clay Aiken.

Dean’s Scholar program expands

Aspiring to be osteoarchaeologists, federal prosecutors and museum curators, the latest cohort of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Scholars have big plans for the future. Thanks to contributions from college donors, the seven recipients of this year’s Dean’s Scholar Award can also plan on being something else — experiential learners.