Posts Tagged ‘academic programs’

CALS alumnus directs the Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience

Hal Davis, CALS alumnus and principal of the new early college high school

With six teachers and 58 students (at press time), the Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience may be small, but it’s mighty. Principal Hal Davis, a CALS alumnus, says this school is like no other.

No small beer: N.C. State Brewery teaches the process and the science of beer making

Dr. John Sheppard, shown at the N.C. State Brewery in Schaub Hall, holds a glass of one of the microbrews made there.

A small brewery in the basement of Schaub Hall at N.C. State University is making a big name for itself on campus.

Dr. John Sheppard, professor in the Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences Department, has been brewing beer since he came to the university seven years ago, and now the N.C. State Brewery provides various microbrews for events on campus through University Dining.

Stopping aggressive boxwood blight

Miranda Ganci is researching management strategies for boxwood blight, an agressive disease that threatens the economic viability of the boxwood industry.

Miranda Ganci has a clear vision of her future career. “I see myself working as an extension agent in order to assist growers with disease identification and management,” she says. “Additionally, I am interested in working in the crop protection industry in a role in which I could assist plant breeders with developing disease resistance in crops.” She’s already playing that role.

Student Perspectives: Diane Silcox

Diane Silcox examines turfgrass for hunting billbug damage.

National award-winning Ph.D. student Diane Silcox is developing biological solutions with economic savings for managing damage from the hunting billbug, a relatively new pest in North Carolina’s warm-season turf.

Berryhill endowment will support CALS students from Person County

Eugene C. Berryhill Sr.

The Eugene C. Berryhill Sr. Scholarship endowment was established in the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation Inc. in May.

Jefferson Scholars study ocean sciences, island species, local culture in Bermuda

Jefferson Scholars in Bermuda

The Thomas Jefferson Scholars recently traveled to Bermuda, as part of the program’s inaugural international learning trip. The participants are N.C. State University students seeking dual degrees in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Enter the dragon: Landscape design studio’s latest is a hit at the Arb Gala

the bamboo dragon

Created by students in Horticultural Science instructors Will Hooker and Anne Spafford’s small-scale landscape design studio, the bamboo dragon was the studio’s spring sculpture project, constructed especially for the gala.

Animal Science students hold first annual Wolfpack Round-Up livestock sale

livestock merchandising class

A livestock merchandising class in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is paying off for students in more ways than one.

Pardue named to lead CALS academic programs

Sam Pardue

Dr. Sam Pardue has been named associate dean and director of academic programs for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, effective May 1. Pardue, former head of the Prestage Department of Poultry Science, has been serving as the interim director of academic programs in CALS since July 1, 2012.

Universal Leaf creates CALS scholarship

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The endowment will be used to provide scholarships for students in CALS’ two-year Agricultural Institute or four-year undergraduate students enrolled in crop production agriculture and related curricula.

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