headlines: Topic Areas National & Global Engagement

Doughnut Data – 12 years of the Krispy Kreme Challenge

February 3, 2016  |  University Communications In 12 years, the Krispy Kreme Challenge has grown from a Saturday-morning lark among friends to a signature NC State tradition that will draw thousands to Hillsborough Street on Feb. 6. Runners in the Challenge have to contend with an eye-popping, gut-busting collection of numbers: five miles, 12 doughnuts,… Read More

State Department Taps Security Policies Expert for Jefferson Fellowship

January 15, 2016  |  Nash Dunn Kathleen Vogel, an associate professor of political science and the director of NC State’s Science, Technology and Society program, will spend the next academic year helping advise federal officials in Washington. The U.S. Department of State recently named Vogel to its 12th class of Jefferson Science Fellows, a group… Read More

Where Diplomats Are Concerned

Originally published at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ news site.   Gentry Smith’s exemplary Foreign Service career recently earned him a presidential nomination — not to mention a great view of the world’s stage. Gentry Smith (Political Science ’83) speaks Arabic and has lived in Japan, Egypt and Burma — a long way from his hometown in Halifax… Read More

NC State Outreach & Engagement Lauds Community Work

Awards presented, strategic plan unveiled at ceremony   On April 13, the NC State Office of Outreach & Engagement held its annual award ceremony at the McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education in the NC State campus. The event, attended by 225 people representing the breadth of university outreach activities, featured the presentation of… Read More

Cooperative Extension Celebrates 100 Years

In North Carolina and across the country, 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension programs. Extension’s centennial is linked to the signing of the federal Smith-Lever Act, which provided funds for life-changing educational programs. Today, Cooperative Extension programs in North Carolina are based in all the state’s 100 counties and on the Qualla… Read More

STEM Outreach Initiative

The Goodnight Scholars Program’s STEM Outreach Initiative (SOI) encourages reciprocal partnerships between educational organizations (i.e., K-12 public school, non-profit organization focused on STEM education, etc.) in North Carolina and current Goodnight Scholars. Through these partnerships, organizations can use the STEM knowledge and skills of Goodnight Scholars to support educational programming for their various communities.

Cultural Exchange Network (CENet)

Cultural Exchange Network (CENet) participants meet and interact with international students at cultural and volunteer activities, workshops, and seminars. NC State students get a chance to share their culture with others, expand their horizons, and work on their foreign language skills. Students can also earn credit towards the Global Perspectives Certificate for successful participation in… Read More

Doing Business in China Class

This interactive course is designed to give a general overview of business in China, focusing on understanding Chinese culture aspects that affect business in China. Topics covered include simple business Chinese phrases, Chinese business culture, etiquette, communication techniques, how to build and maintain business relationships, etc. We will also have special guest speakers to share… Read More

Chinese Language Classes

Confucius Institute at NC State University offers five proficiency levels of Chinese Language Classes from basic introductory Chinese to advanced topics. Whether you learned or not learned Chinese before, there always has a class suits your needs. Our language class program has been offered more than seven years and opens every academic semester. For more… Read More

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