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Year: 2016

Dec 23, 2016

How to Prepare Your Own Eggnog

Ever wonder how to make your own egg nog at home? NC State University’s Dr. Ben Chapman has a few tips for how to safely prepare this holiday staple on your own. 

NC State belltower at night

Dec 19, 2016

An Extraordinary Year

The past year has been a big one for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Join us as we bid farewell to 2016 with a top-10 list of the year’s highlights. 

April Shaeffer of CALS Animal Science started a livestock workshop series aimed at women.

Dec 14, 2016

FarmHer Episode Live For Extension’s Newest TV Star

April Shaeffer’s North Carolina Leadership and Cattle Handling for Women Producers program garnered national attention this year from FarmHer, an RFD TV program focusing on the contributions of women in agriculture. Clips from the show are now available online. 

CALS grad Shonette Lewis

Dec 6, 2016

AgPack Strong: Passionate about Helping People

Shonette Lewis earned her master’s degree in family life and youth development and embarked on a career dedicated to helping children and families. 

An array of poinsettias

Nov 29, 2016

Poinsettias on Display Dec. 4

Get in the holiday spirit this weekend at the annual Poinsettia Open House at NC State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum. The free event — featuring over 100 cultivars of poinsettias — will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday Dec. 4. 

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Nov 22, 2016

Cooking Stuffing This Holiday? Here’s a Simple Way to Help Ward Off Foodborne Illness

Some food safety tips to help you avoid making loved ones sick this holiday season — because nothing ruins a get-together like projectile vomiting. 

portrait of Vivian Howard

Nov 21, 2016

Vivian Howard to Speak at NC State

Award-winning chef, TV personality, author and NC State alumna Vivian Howard will return to campus Dec. 15 to deliver the annual Eloise S. Cofer Lecture on connecting food, family and community. 

Dr. Michael Schulman, childhood obesity researcher at NC State's CALS.

Nov 16, 2016

Study: Poverty and Location Impact Childhood Obesity in NC

According to data from 38 counties, NC children living in rural counties or attending high-poverty schools are more likely to be obese, says a new study co-authored by CALS researcher Michael Schulman. 

CALS researcher Dr. Benjamin Reading at NC State's Pamlico Aquaculture Field Lab in Aurora, N.C.

Nov 16, 2016

Genetic Puzzle-Solver Wins Early Career Honor

A new research award aids Benjamin Reading in his pursuit of solutions to a problem that has puzzled scientists for generations. 

Portrait of Iliana Santillian-Carrillo

Nov 14, 2016

Alumna Promotes Change Through Work at El Pueblo

As a community organizer at El Pueblo, a nonprofit organization located in Raleigh, N.C., Martha “Iliana” Santillian-Carrillo works to build positive social change in the Latino community.