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Monthly Archives: February 2013

A spring break devoted to serving others

Brittney Garcia could spend her spring break relaxing and catching up on sleep. Instead, the senior International Studies major is leading a team of students on a trip to Guatemala where they will focus on gender issues in Guatemalan society.


“Fake It So Real” Gets Real Recognition

Robert Greene (Film Studies ’00) discovered his passion for film during an Intro to Film course just over a decade ago. His most recent documentary, "Fake It So Real," follows a group of Lincolnton, NC, men who give new meaning to the term “weekend warriors” as they set up rings and suit up as pro wrestlers. "Fake It So Real" has been included on "Best Of" lists by Roger Ebert, the New Yorker, and the Wall Street Journal.


Letters Home

While Maryam Mohaghegh may not be able to send express mail home due to current sanctions, she is doing one better — working on the Farsi editions of National Geographic magazine.


Alum helps produce winning Super Bowl commercial

On Super Bowl Sunday, more than 108 million Americans crowded around their televisions. Some were in it solely for the game, and others were interested in the commercials. Chris Crutchfield (Communication '06) was one watching the commercials closely. He had worked on a commercial for a Doritos-sponsored contest. But no one knew whether the commercial would be one of the top two contest entries and earn airtime. The commercial Crutchfield produced did air during the Super Bowl. Although he and his team didn't win any monetary awards, their efforts continue to win them recognition.


February 2013 Student of the Month

Kalavik McNamara is a junior in Spanish Teacher Education. She is in the University Honors Program and Teaching Fellows Program. She has studied abroad in Costa Rica, is a resident advisor, and is a member of the State Chorale and Club Tennis Team.