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By: Library Staff

On November 3, the NCSU Libraries will open a major exhibit that tells the stories of how students are transformed into leaders at North Carolina State University.  In conjuction with the exhibit, on November 6 the Libraries will also host a panel discussion during NC State’s Homecoming week that will feature five past student body presidents, including the first female who held this position; a former mayor of Raleigh; and the current senior class president.

Leading the Pack: Student Leaders at NC State explores a rich cultural tradition that encourages students to act on what they are learning.  This alchemy of participation and involvement has produced an unusually large number of citizens who began their lives of service to the university and to the wider community while students at NC State.

When Abraham Lincoln signed the legislation that created land-grant institutions like NC State, he not only created a practical way to make higher education available to motivated, ambitious people who did not have access to the elite private schools of the time; his bold but practical move also provided a perfect model for how real leaders should think deeply about the problems in front of them and then act to solve them.

Transformative leadership was present at NC State’s land grant founding.  And ever since, NC State students have been picking up the tools they discovered on campus and setting out to change the world.  Immersed while on campus in an ethic that asks them to do nothing less than solve global challenges, each generation has left to shape the future in fields as diverse as engineering, public policy, agriculture, defense, design, humanitarian work, medicine, journalism, and business.

Leading the Pack examines that culture of leadership at NC State and follows the stories of those who immersed themselves in student government, student media, ROTC, Greek life, and service projects—or just followed their own geniuses—and learned the skills that later let them serve as the state’s youngest and most re-elected governor, or lead the nation’s military, or establish a non-profit that battles the water-borne illnesses that kill a child every 21 seconds.

Leading the Pack draws on the rich trove of materials collected by the NCSU Libraries’ Student Leadership Initiative.  This ongoing, multi-year program has chronicled the experiences and impact of former student leaders through the collection of hundreds of video oral histories, biographical essays, and digitized images.

During the week of NC State’s Homecoming, the NCSU Libraries will also host a panel discussion of current and past student leaders to explore how NC State fosters leadership and challenges students to make positive change.  The panel will be moderated by Tony Caravano, Student Body President from 2003 to 2005, and will include:

  • Superior Court Judge Ron Spivey, Student Body President, 1981-1982
  • Kelly Hook, Student Body President, 2010-2011
  • Kate Sterling, the first female Student Body President, 1970-1971
  • Smedes York, former NC State basketball player and former mayor of Raleigh
  • Harold Pettigrew, Student Body President, 2000-2001
  • Molly Basdeo, current Senior Class President

The panel discussion will be held on November 6 at 4 p. m. in the Mountains Ballroom at the Talley Student Center.

Both the exhibit and the panel discussion are open and free to the public.  The exhibit may be visited during regular library hours in the D. H. Hill Library’s Exhibit Gallery through the spring of 2015.

By: Betsy Whitman

The immune system
Parham, Peter, 1950- author.

By: Betsy Whitman

A wolf called Romeo
Jans, Nick, 1955- author.

By: Betsy Whitman

The Veterinary Medicine Library has reduced hours during the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Fall Break:

  • October 20-24 (Monday – Friday): 7:30am – 6:00pm
  • October 25 (Saturday) : 1:00pm  – 5:00pm
  • October 26 (Sunday) : 11:00am – 10:00pm  (Regular hours resume)

Note the North Carolina State Fair is October 16-26; more info at NC State Fair.

Longer hours are available at the D.H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library–see all hours at NCSU Libraries Hours.

By: Betsy Whitman

The Veterinary Medicine Library honors veterinary technicians and their tremendous contributions to care during National Veterinary Technicians Week. Pets and Vets need Techs! Check out our selection of veterinary technician-focused titles on display during October at the Veterinary Medicine Library.

By: Betsy Whitman

The cockatoos : a complete guide to the 21 species
Mulawka, Edward J. (Edward John), 1936- author.

By: Betsy Whitman

The racehorse : a veterinary manual
Ramzan, Peter H. L., author.

By: Library Staff

Help shape the future of the NCSU Libraries by attending the next Student Advisory Board meeting. All students are welcome. The meeting will take place Tuesday (10/14/14) from 5:30 pm – 7 pm. The meeting will take place in the Assembly Room (#2130, above the Learning Commons) at D. H. Hill Library. Dinner from Chipotle will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

By: Betsy Whitman

September 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

Take a look at the CVM author publications for September 2014 courtesy of the NCSU Scholarly Publications Repository.

CVM and other NCSU authors are specifically highlighted with their department affiliation and links to their other publications in the repository. To access the full text of any of these articles, click on “Find Text (NCSU Only)” link.

If you have questions or would like information about the repository or NCSU publications, please email libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu or call us at 919-513-6218.

By: Betsy Whitman

August 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

Take a look at the CVM author publications for August 2014 courtesy of the NCSU Scholarly Publications Repository.

CVM and other NCSU authors are specifically highlighted with their department affiliation and links to their other publications in the repository. To access the full text of any of these articles, click on “Find Text (NCSU Only)” link.

If you have questions or would like information about the repository or NCSU publications, please email libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu or call us at 919-513-6218.