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Talley Turns Heads

If the commencement weekend traffic was any indication, the rebuilt Talley Student Union will become the hoped-for heart and soul of NC State’s campus for students, staff, faculty and visitors.

After more than two years of renovation, the second phase of construction is finished and the union is open for all to see. That doesn’t, of course, mean the $120 million project is complete, says Tim Hogan, director of NC State student centers.

The building won’t likely be fully functional until students return in August, but the doors are open, the chancellor’s seal is in place at the Cates Street entrance and the three-story tall wolf trellis is ready for photographers.

The union opened on Friday, in time for a chancellor’s reception as part of commencement weekend.  [read full article]

May 14, 2015 – Tim Peeler, NC State News Services


University Dining Chefs Win Gold at Annual Pastry Competition

Executive Pastry Chef Kelly Bellmore received ‘Best in Show’ and a gold medal at Wake Tech’s Annual Pastry Show and Competition, an American Culinary Federation event. The competition was held April 27 at the Raleigh Convention Center with a total of 66 entries from both professionals and students. Cakes were judged based on presentation, evenness of icing, variety of techniques used and knowledge of skills displayed.

Bellmore, received ‘Best in Show’ for her entry, along with a gold medal for the Celebration Cake category. The ‘Run for the Roses’ cake featured a layer of handmade red roses, along with intricate lace embellishments and hand-drawn floral accents. Pastry Chefs Yolanda Santiago and Alexia Boynton also received gold medals for their Celebration Cake entries.

University Dining also had three culinary students to take home medals for their submissions. Allison Robbins won a bronze medal for her Chocolate Showpiece and Silver European Cake entry. Marilyn Pierce (Chocolate Showpiece) and Angelina Gutierrez (Wedding Cake) both received bronze medals for their respective entries.

University Dining is a service of Campus Enterprises, the lead division for retail and hospitality on the NC State University campus. For more information, contact Lindsay Hester at 919.513.0543 or via email at

Green Brick

Campus Enterprises Recognized for Sustainability Efforts at Green Brick Awards

Members of the Campus Enterprises team claimed two of the four NC State Green Brick Awards at the ceremony April 17. The Green Brick Awards recognize those with outstanding achievements in environmental sustainability on campus and in the community.

The staff award was given to David Johnson, a University Dining Chef at On the Oval, received the award for the development and execution of Centennial Campus’ rooftop garden. Since its inception last summer, the rooftop garden has successfully and sustainably produced fruits, vegetables and herbs that have been served to the patrons of On the Oval.

The campus department award was given to University Student Centers for their efforts to augment sustainability efforts at the newly renovated Talley Student Union. Once the building is completed this summer, it is expected that Talley will earn LEED Silver Certification for leadership in energy and environmental design. In addition to this honor, Talley has successfully diverted 30 percent of its waste from landfills through vigorous recycling and composting program, and moves forward with efforts to actively diminish energy use.

The awards are given on behalf of the Office of Sustainability and sponsored by Coca-Cola.


Campus Sustainability Efforts Rewarded

Springtime heralds the arrival of more than just blooming flowers and warmer temperatures. The season also brings Earth Day on April 22, as well as NC State’s Green Brick Awards, presented by the Campus Environmental Sustainability Team for outstanding contributions to campus sustainability.

Each year the campus community submits Green Brick Award nominations, and a selection committee chooses a student, a faculty member, a staff member and a campus department or student organization to receive the award. This year’s awards were presented on April 17.

The 2015 student winner is interdisciplinary studies major Hannah Frank, co-manager of the Campus Farmers Market and a core organizer for Fossil Free NCSU, the NC State chapter of a student-led campaign for climate neutrality and renewable energy in the UNC system.

The staff recipient, University Dining chef David Johnson, led the creation of a rooftop organic garden that grew produce served in the On the Oval restaurant on Centennial Campus.

Faculty winner Danesha Seth Carley, a crop scientist in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is coordinator of the college’s Office of Sustainability Programs. Among her many sustainability efforts, perhaps the most visible is the redesign and restoration of the No. 2 golf course at Pinehurst Resort, which was exposed to worldwide scrutiny when both the men’s and the women’s 2014 U.S. Open championships were held there on back-to-back weeks. The renovated course uses more native plants and requires much less water than a typical golf course.

University Student Centers won the campus organization award for its efforts to enhance sustainability during the ongoing renovation and expansion of Talley Student Union. Talley is expected to earn LEED Silver certification when the project is completed. Since the renovated building reopened to the public in 2013, 30 percent of Talley’s waste has been diverted from landfills through recycling and composting.   [read full story]

 |  Brent Winter, NC State University Communications

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StateView Hotel Breaks Ground

Calling it the next step in the Centennial Campus “neighborhood of hospitality,” NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson joined several private industry partners on Tuesday to break ground for the StateView Hotel, a 164-room Marriott Autograph Collection hotel and conference center.

Nestled next to the Park Alumni Center, across from the Lonnie Poole Golf Course and just down the road from The Point, the chancellor’s residence, the hotel is expected to be a welcome gathering place in that neighborhood when it opens its doors in the fall of 2016. The project is being co-developed by Noble Investment Group and Concord Eastridge Inc.

In addition to luxury rooms, the five-story hotel will have 9,000 square feet of meeting space, a full-service restaurant and bar, an outdoor pool, fitness center and other amenities that were all part of the original vision when Centennial Campus opened 30 years ago.  [read more]

 |  Tim Peeler, NC State News

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Smoothie U Opens at the Atrium Food Court

Smoothie U, a new campus smoothie shop is now open! It is located in the space formerly occupied by Wolf Xpress next to the Atrium Food Court.

“Smoothie U was developed especially for the NC State campus,” said Randy Lait, senior director for Hospitality Services. “We’ve created a combination of yogurt- and fruit-based smoothies to choose from.”

smoothie uThe menu also includes juices, parfaits and pastries. Customers will also be able to enhance their smoothie with the option to add protein powder or substitute almond milk for an additional charge.

Payment options include Meal Credits, Dining Dollars, AllCampus, credit, debit and cash. The Meal Credit rate is $6.00 for those paying with a meal plan.

Hours of operation:
Monday – Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

University Dining is a service of Campus Enterprises, the lead division for retail and hospitality on the NC State University campus. For more information, contact Lindsay Hester at 919.513.0543 or via email at

NC State Bookstores partners with campus leaders in support of the ‘Our Three Winners’ fund.

wwtee-smNC State Bookstores has partnered with the Office of International Affairs to introduce a new line of products to celebrate NC State’s diversity and global reach. The first Wolfpack World items–special edition t-shirts and mugs–will benefit the ‘Our Three Winners’ fund, which was established to award scholarships in the names of students Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha, and Razan Abu-Salha, whose lives were tragically lost in February.  Deah, Yusor and Razan were devoted to global philanthropic efforts including refugee work in Turkey.

“Deah, Yusor and Razan exemplified the best of NC State and will forever serve as role models for our student body,” Chancellor Randy Woodson said at his address on campus February 20. “Each was not only an outstanding student, but individually and as a family they lived their lives bringing joy to others, helping those in need and making the world a better place.”

mugThe NC State Bookstore and Trademark Licensing office, both part of the Campus Enterprises division, had plans to develop a line of retail products that spoke to the global impact of our university. NC State is the statewide leader in international student enrollment where they make up 10 percent of the student body. More than 1,000 NC State students study abroad annually.

The t-shirt features a world map fashioned from the word WOLFPACK depicted in different languages that was designed by Fernanda Duarte, a doctoral candidate and intern at the Office of International Services. The mug also features a design based on the word WOLFPACK depicted in various languages.

The t-shirts and mugs retail for $10 each. All proceeds from the sale of the WOLFPACK WORLD products will be directed to the ‘Our Three Winners’ Fund.



7th Annual T-Shirt Design Contest




Congratulations Yu Pan for winning the contest this year! He takes home a $250 Bookstore Gift Card (which can be used on anything we sell from iPads to textbooks) and a brand new Moto X2 courtesy of Republic Wireless!












NC State Bookstores SEVENTH ANNUAL T-Shirt Design Contest

Win big, help the Pack!

Our grand prize winner will receive a $250 shopping spree at NC State Bookstores!

JUST IN: Republic Wireless has teamed up with the Bookstore and the grand prize winner will ALSO receive the brand new Moto X 2nd Gen with a YEAR of service!


The grand prize shirts will be seen for sale in the Bookstore! We will announce the winners at our BIG REVEAL (date to be announced).

Judging & Voting
Once all of the designs have been submitted, a panel of judges will select several of the top designs. These designs will become semi-finalists and will go on to university-wide voting. University wide voting will be taken into consideration when selecting the winners.
Semi-finalists will be selected based on the following criteria:

How well the design/slogan reflects NC State University.
Whether the design/slogan is eye-catching, powerful and unique.
Whether the design/slogan is in keeping with the university’s code of conduct.
Compliance with trademark licensing regulations.


· Students may submit as many designs as they like within the deadline period.
· By submitting a design for consideration, you confirm that to the best of your knowledge, the design you are
submitting is your own original work and that no other persons or parties can claim ownership.
· Any designs that do not win the first year may be resubmitted the next year(s).
· The design will be screen-printed on the front of a cotton t-shirt. Two-sided tees will also be considered.
· You may use up to two ink colors with the fabric color as a third color.
· Designs must include logos from NC State University only. Logos from other schools are not allowed.
· Designs should be submitted electronically via email. Hard copies of hand drawn art are also acceptable.
· The contest is open to current NC State students only.
· The design competition is an annual event held each spring semester.
· All entries become the exclusive property of NC State Bookstores.
· NC State Bookstores reserves the right to modify and amend these guidelines at any time without notice.


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NC State Takes Part in National Initiative to Make Campus Healthier

November 16, 2014 (Raleigh, N.C.) — NC State University will join the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) in a commitment to improve campus health by formalizing guidelines around food, nutrition, physical activity and programming.
Through the PHA’s new Healthier Campus Initiative, NC State units agree to implement or strengthen 23 wellness-related guidelines over the next three years. They include:
  • Offering more fruits, vegetables and whole grains while reducing the amount of fried food offered in campus dining halls and eateries.
  • Continuing implementation of a bicycle and pedestrian accommodation policy, and/or participating in a national bicycle or pedestrian recognition program.
  • Providing all students 16-hour-per-day access to at least one fitness/recreation center during the academic year without an additional user fee beyond student fees.

This is a great opportunity to improve the health and wellness of our campus community – which is, of course, very important,” said NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson. “This initiative provides healthier dining choices and more opportunities for physical activity to our students, faculty and staff, and is another great example of our think-and-do spirit.”

The Healthier Campus Initiative was announced Sunday, Nov. 16 at the American Public Health Association’s 2014 Annual Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans.
NC State is one of the first 20 schools to sign on to the initiative, which has the potential to affect more than 500,000 students and 126,000 faculty and staff nationally, including the 34,000 students and more than 8,000 faculty and staff on NC State’s campus. The initiative is a partnership with the private sector; first lady Michelle Obama serves as honorary chair.“The Healthier Campus Initiative is an excellent opportunity for us to come together as a campus and take a more holistic approach to student well-being, specifically obesity,” said Dr. Mike Mullen, NC State’s vice chancellor and dean for academic and student affairs.
“It also solidifies our commitment to student health and wellness.”“Colleges and universities are in a unique position to help shape tomorrow’s leaders, whether they are teachers, coaches, policymakers, CEOs, moms or dads,” said PHA CEO Lawrence A. Soler. “We know that going to college is a time of change for many students – we also know that means it’s a time when new habits are formed. By creating healthier food and physical activity environments today, campuses and universities are encouraging healthier habits that will carry over into tomorrow.”For more information on PHA and its Healthier Campus Initiative, visit
Fresh Organic Strawberry Smoothie

New Smoothie Shop Coming to NC State Campus

Raleigh, NC (December 3, 2014) – Campus Enterprises proudly announces the future opening of Smoothie U, a new campus smoothie shop. Smoothie U is expected to open its doors during the spring semester. It will be located in the space formerly occupied by Wolf Xpress next to the Atrium Food Court.

Smoothie U was developed especially for the NC State campus,” said Randy Lait, senior director for Hospitality Services. “We’ve created a combination of yogurt- and fruit-based smoothies to choose from.”

Menu options will include:

  • Yogurt-Based Smoothies-
    Twisted Berry– raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries.
    PB&J– strawberries, bananas, peanut butter and honey.
    Mean Green– bananas, mangoes, pineapples and spinach.
  • Juice-Based Smoothies-
    Peach Sunset– peaches, strawberries and almonds.
    Berry Dream– raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries.
    Tropical Paradise– bananas, mangoes, pineapples and coconut.

Payment options include meal credits, Dining Dollars, AllCampus, credit cards and cash.

Hours of operation will be:

Monday- Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday- Sunday: Closed

University Dining is a service of Campus Enterprises, the lead division for retail and hospitality on the NC State University campus. For more information, contact Lindsay Hester at 919.513.0543 or via email at