Category: Features

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Film, Discussion Centers Self-Image and Illusions in Media

In observance of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, the Women’s Center, Student Health Services and Counseling Center hosted a screening and discussion of “The Illusionists” (dir. Elena Rossini, 2015), a documentary that examines the relationship between the media, capitalism, beauty and self-image from a global perspective.

New Exhibit Features Art from Wolfpack, Counternarratives About the Black Body

The opening of “The Politicization and Sexualization of Black Bodies” exhibition was held on Feb. 11 in Witherspoon Student Center. The exhibition features the artistic works of NC State students, faculty and staff that tell their counternarratives and experiences of self-image and acceptance within higher education and historically white institutions.

Q&A with Dr. Kami Kosenko on Infertility

Dr. Kami Kosenko is an associate professor at NC State and has taught courses on human and sex communication. In an email interview, Kosenko spoke about her latest work on the sources of uncertainty in infertility and what not to say to someone who is trying to conceive.

CHASS Diversity Lecture Highlights Importance of Diversity, Inclusion Within Law Enforcement

On Feb. 7, Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown delivered the College of Humanities and Social Sciences spring 2019 diversity lecture on the importance of diversity and inclusion within law enforcement. Graduating from East Carolina University in 1987 with a degree in criminal justice, Deck-Brown joined the Raleigh Police Department (RPD) with the intent to help better serve her new community. While in Raleigh, she would go on to earn her master’s degree in public administration from NC State.

Q&A with Symone Sanders

Nubian Message sat with Symone Sanders, the 2019 MLK Commemoration speaker, to talk politics, her path to success and what it means to be an effective politician.

I Am A Man: AACC Gallery Honors MLK

The African American Cultural Center Gallery opened their doors on January 16 to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with an exhibit that recognized and illustrated the work that he did in the Civil Rights Movement, the leader he was, and the huge imprint he left on this world. The exhibit entitled ‘I Am A Man’ is a collection of artwork designed by second-year students from the 2017-2018 academic year under the direction of Dr. Derek Ham and Scott Townsend, professors in the College of Design.

Learning From Failure

With finals season here, it may be dawning on some of us that we might not be finishing our classes with the grades we want or need. Whether you’re struggling to get past a C wall or you just need to pass a challenging prerequisite, there’s a chance you may fail—and that’s okay.

Q&A with Dr. Monica Zozone Osburn

Nubian Message sat with Dr. Monica Zozone Osburn, licensed professional counselor and executive director of NC State’s Counseling Center, to discuss seasonal affective disorder and its effect on college students.

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