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October 2012

Oct 31, 2012

Day four on the dean's tour: Wilson, Greenville and Columbia

Nearly 100 people came together Oct. 30 to welcome the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ new dean, Dr. Richard Linton, to northeastern North Carolina and to share their ideas on the College’s future. 

Oct 31, 2012

Shellie Pfohl to visit with young food justice leaders in Goldsboro

Shellie Pfohl, executive director of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, will visit Goldsboro on Thursday, Nov. 1, to learn about community food systems efforts and youth-led food justice initiatives. News media are invited to cover any events and are encouraged to contact Shorlette Ammons to let her know where they plan to join the tour. 

Oct 31, 2012

What’s driving the economy?

Commentators about the economy talk about deficits and debt, taxes, government spending, election uncertainty and concerns about Europe and Asia as factors in determining the direction of our economy. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden considers whether anything is being left out. 

Oct 30, 2012

Day three on the dean’s tour: Goldsboro, Clinton

The third day of Dean Richard Linton’s cross-state trek took him to eastern North Carolina for a tour of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems in Goldsboro, bookended by stops in Clinton and Wallace. 

Oct 30, 2012

Day two, dean's tour: MARC and CMAST

You have to know where you’re going to reach the CALS Marine Aquaculture Research Center (MARC) in Smyrna, and for the recent open house and dean's tour, quite a few folks did. MARC was a stop for the second day of Dean Richard Linton’s North Carolina tour, and more than 30 alumni, supporters and campus faculty were on hand for the event. 

Oct 30, 2012

Hope for housing

N.C. State University economist Mike Walden has long said that the general economy won’t dramatically improve until the housing market improves. Are we finally seeing that improvement? 

Oct 29, 2012

Lifelong learning

Everyone says education is the key to getting a good job in today’s economy, but with the economy changing so rapidly, how does a worker know that the training they receive today will keep them employed in five or 10 years? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds. 

Oct 26, 2012

Extension offers disaster preparedness expertise

With Hurricane Sandy possibly sweeping North Carolina’s coast, news media looking for information on a variety of hurricane topics can turn to North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s disaster page at or they can directly contact Extension experts in the following areas. Information will also be available on Twitter @ncce_news. 

Oct 26, 2012

Lisa Guion Jones elected to Hall of Fame

Dr. Lisa Guion Jones, professor of Agricultural and Extension Education and Assistant Dean for Diversity, Outreach and Engagement, is a 2012 inductee into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame. 

Oct 26, 2012

YOU DECIDE: Can we predict the economic future?

Predicting the direction of the economy is crucial to planning everything from individual household to state budgets, but there are limits to accuracy when we look into the future. Mike Walden discusses.