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From Wolfpack Red to Blue Man Group Blue

Brian Tavener (Communication, ‘04) did something very unusual for an NC State alumnus: he turned blue. Tavener, a former Park Scholar, has been a member of the Blue Man Group, an international spectacle in which the performers dress in bald caps, blue-black costumes and makeup, for more than six years. Blue Man Group performances are regularly seen across the country and around the world.


NC State Students Bring Nonprofit's Work to Life

Two Communication students volunteered their skills and talents to a local nonprofit. Zach Swann and Cameron McCarty have created a video to help PLM Families Together tell the story of moving families from homelessness to places of stability and hope.


MSW Alum Raises Awareness of Birth Defects

Kayte Thomas (MSW 2013) is a recent graduate of the master's of social work program. In addition to being a mother, she is also a national award-winning advocate and a published researcher on the education and prevention of birth defects.


Lebanese in Kansas

Remember the post about the Lebanese in Kansas (here) where we featured the work of historian Dr. Jay Price? Well, he and his colleague, Sue Abdinnour wrote an article entitled "Family, Ethnic Entrepreneurship and the Lebanese of Kansas" that is the cover article featured in Summer 2013 Great Plains Quarterly (GPQ), a scholarly journal housed at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln that "promotes appreciation [...]


COM Grad Gives Student Commencement Address

Communication major Jessica Ekstrom delivered an inspired and moving student address during NC State University's spring 2013 commencement exercises.