The sixth-annual Hoops 4 Hope raised nearly $53,000 for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. More than 6,000 people attended Sunday’s game at Reynolds Coliseum, where the NC State women’s basketball team fell to Florida State 76-69. The Wolfpack women played in pink shoes and pink uniforms in honor of the event. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund, named after the former Wolfpack Hall of Fame basketball coach, has raised more than $1.3 million since it was founded on Dec. 3, 2007. Yow died of breast cancer in January 2009. Check out photos from Sunday’s event below.
NC State Park Scholar Vinnie Feucht ’11 is one of 26 finalist for a $6,000 scholarship to participate in a summer program in South Africa.
The Innovation Institute Scholarship, a part of the nonprofit organization ThinkImpact, helps students learn social entrepreneurship in rural Africa by developing sustainable products and services.
Feucht, a senior majoring in English with a minor in Spanish, interned last summer at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems in Goldsboro. The research farm studies large- and small-scale sustainable farming systems.
“Sustainability is crucial to everything we do. ThinkImpact focuses on sustainability as a method for approaching poverty alleviation. I would like to do the same with homelessness. Moreover, I believe sustainability is a value that everyone must learn to embrace. Sustainability should be a central theme in every person’s lifestyle design,” Feucht said Thursday.
After graduation, Feucht wants to join the Peace Corps and help communities with sustainable agriculture development.
One scholarship recipient will be chosen from the finalists through a voting process. You can vote for Feucht by visiting the ThinkImpact website at www.thinkimpact.org. Voting closes at 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 31.
To read more about the scholarship and Feucht’s ambitious, check out the Technician.
NC State will celebrate its 125-year anniversary in March 2012. As that milestone draws closer, we want to recognize our older alumni.
Last Thursday, Arthur George Shugart celebrated his 100th birthday at the Yadkin County NC State Alumni Network’s winter meeting at Yadkin Valley Seafood.
Shugart studied forestry at NC State and graduated in 1934. He recently wrote the College of Natural Resources about his experiences after college.
To let us know about other alumni who will soon, or have already, reached their 100th birthday, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chancellor Randy Woodson has outlined the steps NC State is taking to deal with a cut of up to $80 million in state funding. Woodson’s plan comes in advance of a potential 15 percent cut in the annual state budget allocation for the University of North Carolina system, beginning with the next fiscal year.
NC State will look into consolidating university services and academic units to reduce administrative costs, Woodson said Tuesday in a budget message to the campus community. Low-enrolled courses and academic degree programs will also be reviewed for possible elimination.
In a move to save money, UNC new system president Tom Ross has also initiated a study into how to best streamline UNC’s 16-campuses. Ross has enlisted former UNC-Charlotte Chancellor James Woodward, who served last year as NC State’s interim chancellor, to help identify academic duplications within the UNC system.
“If there are programs that are being duplicated across campuses, (we are looking at) where we can eliminate one of them and still be offering what we need to be offering and save some money,” Ross told WRAL News last Friday.
By reorganizing NC State departments to be more efficient, and consolidating UNC programs, the number of layoffs will be reduced, Woodson said.
“There is no doubt that we will lose positions with such a deep reduction in our budget. Our top three business operations expenditures are labor-related. It is not clear yet how many jobs we will lose or what areas the positions will come from. But let me quickly add that new efficiencies gained through restructuring will have the net effect of negating some of our job losses and is our best opportunity to minimize the impact on our employees,” Woodson said.
Woodson asked for a budget and business operations review to be completed by March 15.
Students now have more food options at the Atrium Food Court, which has been under renovation.
The Atrium’s new look was unveiled last week. The redesign aims to increase seating capacity and modernize the facility, located on the ground floor of the west wing of the D.H. Hill Library complex.
Chick-fil-A, Zen Blossom, Brickyard Pizza and Pasta, Delirious (deli and salad menu) and Wolfpack-to-Go (pre-packaged food items) are among the new food vendors.
The Brickyard Bubble will continue to offer indoor seating while the Atrium’s seating area is renovated this spring.