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International Affairs Seminar Series

Two speakers will open a seminar series, Globalization Strategies and International Services, on Friday, Aug. 28, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Walnut Room of the Talley Student Center. Dr. Bailian Li, vice provost for international affairs, will discuss university globalization strategies, and Leslie Allen, international program coordinator, will speak on international communication and program planning.

Monthly seminars will highlight international programs and services for students, staff, faculty and the communities they serve. The presentations include time for participant questions.

bowling lane
NC State league bowling starts tonight.

NC State Bowling League

New members are welcome to join as play begins this week in NC State’s bowling league at Western Lanes, recently acquired by university alumni. Games begin at 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays, following the school schedule.

Faculty, staff, retirees, alumni and graduate students, as well as their family members, are welcome to join. All skill levels are welcome. The league focuses on the camaraderie of friendly competition.

For more information, visit http://www.ncsu.edu/bowling or contact president Garden Freeman, garden_freeman@ncsu.edu or 515-9867.

DELTA Fall Registration

Faculty, staff and graduate students can now register for free fall workshops and seminars through Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA). Get the scoop on Moodle, the new learning management system, or take part in a distance education orientation. Fall classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 8, and sessions are offered through Dec. 8. To sign up, go to http://delta.ncsu.edu/workshops and click, "Register Now.”

Common Woman Chorus

The Common Woman Chorus will begin fall rehearsals on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

The chorus is a woman-positive choral community committed to musical excellence and social change. They celebrate all life styles and gender identities. Membership is open to any woman who enjoys choral singing, can match pitch and can commit to the chorus's regular rehearsal schedule. For more information, contact the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Center, glbtcenter@gmail.com.

Greenhouse Gas Inventory

The Sustainability Office will discuss the results of NC State’s first Greenhouse Gas Inventory on Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the south gallery of the Talley Student Center. The inventory provides baseline information about emissions for the main, Centennial and Centennial Biomedical campuses, as well as some satellite offices.

Among peer institutions, the inventory found that NC State’s emissions were comparable with some environmentally conscious East Coast schools and are in line with current trends, said Jeff Hightower, director of utilities infrastructure. Hightower will discuss the inventory process during a podcast interview to be released Friday, Sept. 4, via NC State’s iTunesU site.

The inventory can be used in developing a climate action plan. As part of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, NC State will update the inventory annually and host information sessions to engage the campus community. The Industrial Extension Service and Office of Sustainability are partnering to present a Web seminar on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 2 to 3 p.m. More information on all these programs can be found at  http://www.ncsu.edu/sustainability/climate_impact.php.

Campus Farmers Market

NC State’s Campus Farmers Market will return to the Brickyard on Wednesday, Sept. 2. Shoppers will find seasonal produce, organic products, eggs, meat, seafood and other items. The weekly market will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday through Nov. 18.

women golfing
A women's golf session will be offered Thursday, Sept. 10.

Ladies Golf Clinic

Join a group of women for golf instruction with PGA professionals from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at NC State's new Lonnie Poole Golf Course.

The session will include 45 minutes of full swing work and 45 minutes of short game instruction. The cost is $30 per person with the group limited to the first 16 female participants ages 12 and older. For details and registration, contact Jeremy Whitehurst at jwhitehurst@lonniepoolegolfcourse.com.

Evolution of the Conflict in Iraq

Hear a military expert’s perspective on how the conflict in Iraq evolved from 2003 to 2009. On Monday, Sept. 21, Brig. Gen. H.R. McMaster, director of concept development and experimentation at the Army Capabilities Integration Center in Fort Monroe, Va., will speak from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Stewart Theatre.

From 2005 to 2006, McMaster commanded the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment during its deployment to Iraq. His counterinsurgency strategy to retake the Iraqi city of Tal Afar served as a model for future Army operations. After a stint at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, he was assigned to develop innovative strategies and tactics for the Army Capabilities Integration Center. He commanded Eagle Troop, Second Squadron, of the Second Armored Cavalry Regiment during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm in Iraq from 1990 to 1991. In 1992, he began graduate studies in military history. He is the author of the 1998 book Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam.

His talk is sponsored by NC State’s School of Public and International Affairs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Triangle Institute for Security Studies.

Wachovia Executive Lecture Series

Students, faculty, staff and business leaders interested in hearing insights from corporate executives can attend an event featuring Susan Ivey, president of Reynolds American, from 4:30 to 5:30 on Wednesday, Sept. 23, in 3400 Nelson Hall. The event is part of the Wachovia Executive Lecture Series, developed for students in the College of Management, the greater university community and members of the business community. Admission is free and no registration is required. Parking is available in the Dan Allen Parking Deck.

Wolfline Updates

Wolfline Route 2 (North Campus Reverse Shuttle) is now able to serve westbound stops at Horne Street and Gardner Street. The route may change due to ongoing Hillsborough Street construction. Riders may also catch Route 2 at the Wolfline bus stop on Stinson Drive near Kamphoefner Hall. Route 2 enters the roundabout, travels on Pullen to Hillsborough Street and then continues westbound on its normal route.  All Wolfline routes/schedules are online at http://www.ncsu.edu/wolfline.

The best way to keep abreast of Wolfline bus impacts is to check out the announcements posted on the Transit Visualization System (TVS) at http://ncsu.transloc.com/.Wolfline riders may also want to join the Wolfline listserv. Directions are posted at http://www.ncsu.edu/transportation.

Wolfline questions? Contact Kim Paylor, transit manager, at kim_paylor@ncsu.edu.

Hillsborough Street Roundabout Project

Traffic delays on Hillsborough Street are expected beginning at Oberlin Road and heading west due to intense construction. The new Pullen Road extension is expected to be completed this week. When it is finished, Oberlin Road traffic between the Pullen Road extension and Hillsborough will be diverted so that underground utilities can be installed on Oberlin.

The following projects are under way this week:

  • Electrical utility work by Progress Energy at Gardner Street
  • Sewer line installation on the south side of Hillsborough starting at Logan and heading west toward Chamberlain and Horne
  • Utility duct bank installation on the south side of Hillsborough starting at Enterprise and heading west toward Logan and Chamberlain 
  • Utility duct bank installation on Oberlin between Hillsborough and the Pullen Road extension
  • Water line installation on the south side of Hillsborough starting at Enterprise and heading west toward Logan and Chamberlain
  • Brick wall construction at the Hillsborough/Pullen intersection
  • Brick sidewalk paver installation behind the Belltower, on Pullen and on the south side of Hillsborough
  • Light pole base installation around the Belltower near the Hillsborough/Pullen intersection
  • Site grading and preparation

During the evening, crews will be installing sewer lines and service crossing from the south side of Hillsborough to businesses.

Construction updates are posted on the project Web site. For project inquiries, send an e-mail to hillsboroughroundabout@ci.raleigh.nc.us. Follow project updates and alerts on Twitter under HillsboroughSt. Or, call the city's project hotline at 919-677-2004, Public Works at 919-996-3030 or Construction Emergencies at 336-337-7323.

Computer Security Day

Cybersecurity is a concern for computer users, and the Office of Information Technology (OIT) wants you to build a strong defense against security threats. Faculty, staff and students are invited to OIT’s third annual Computer Security Day: Cybersecurity Self-Defense from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, in the Talley Student Center. The event provides insight into the privacy and security issues surrounding electronically stored sensitive information and offers ways to keep your computer and data safe.

An internationally celebrated event, Computer Security Day is designed to raise awareness and promote best practices in information technology security. During this event, there will be general and technical discussions about social networking, current privacy issues in legislation, Web application security, antivirus protection, disk encryption, mobile device security, tools for desktop security, identity theft prevention, identity management, access control and more. For information about this event, visit the Computer Security Day 2009 Web site.

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