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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Lincoln's Legacy for Our Time

You've seen Lincoln, the movie. Now hear James McPherson, the Lincoln expert. The Civil War historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author will deliver a talk titled, “Lincoln’s Legacy for Our Time” as part of NC State’s History Weekend. (Saturday, Feb. 16, 10:00 - noon, in Room 232A of Withers Hall on the NC State campus.)


The Secrets of Public Speaking

Public speaking is an everyday act of forming a thought, then quickly organizing and delivering that thought in a powerful, engaging way. So says Elizabeth Nelson, the new Communication 110 director in the Department of Communication. So why do we often dread speaking publicly at work, even when it's understood speaking well leads to promotion, defuses problems and reduces stress? Learn the secrets of public speaking.


Happy birthday, CHASS!

Happy birthday, CHASS! 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. We're working on a pretty cool timeline that we'll be sharing with you later this spring. In the meantime, take a peek at a video created for the timeline by Jim Alchediak, an instructor in our Department of Communication, with the help of some of his advanced video production students. Stay tuned!


Say 'Gudday' to Our Ambassador-in-Residence

Jim McLay, New Zealand’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations,is the first official ambassador-in-residence for the School of Public and International Affairs. Richard Mahoney, SPIA director, says we can learn a lot from McLay, and from New Zealand. “Americans often discount little countries—but actually countries like New Zealand show us what we should be doing—building international partnerships.


Endowments 101

Most students don't know what an endowment is before they take David Zonderman's popular course on the history of nonprofits. The course, offered through the Institute for Nonprofits, addresses endowments from the perspective of the history of foundations and their connections to the philanthropic world.