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Celebrate All Things NC State During Red and White Week

Crowd of Wolfpack fans at game

The annual Red and White Week leading up to next Saturday’s Homecoming football game against Boston College at Carter-Finley will have a slew of activities, from Chancellor Randy Woodson’s annual fall address next Friday afternoon to food and beer presentations to free Howling Cow ice cream on Stafford Commons for students.

There’s a little bit of everything, including learning and lectures, during the seven-day celebration of NC State’s past and bright future, culminating on Friday with the homecoming parade down Hillsborough Street and the invitation-only kickoff of the university’s largest ever fundraising campaign at Reynolds Coliseum.

Red and White Week is about students, staff and the alumni who return to see what’s new on campus during this annual celebration. The Pack Howl concert returns to renovated Reynolds Coliseum Wednesday night, featuring hip-hop star T.I., while alumna and celebrity chef Ashley Christensen will discuss her debut cookbook, Poole’s: Recipes and Stories from a Modern Diner on Tuesday.

A full list of the week’s activities is available through the Alumni Association, the primary sponsor of the week’s activities.

Some highlights:

Sunday, Oct. 23

Men’s Soccer: NC State vs. Louisville
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Dail Soccer Field
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Monday, Oct. 24

Textile Showcase:
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Talley Student Union (outside of Stewart Theatre)
Come learn more about the College of Textiles and each of its unique degree programs. The showcase will feature senior design projects and posters.

An Evening with Shawn Johnson
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Talley Student Union
Shawn Johnson will talk about her career as a gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and team all-around and floor exercise silver medalist.

Tuesday, Oct. 25

Three-Minute Thesis Competition (presented by the Graduate School)
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Hunt Library
The Three-Minute Thesis is a research communication competition designed to challenge doctoral students to present a compelling oration in just three minutes.

Red and White Week Pep Rally
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wolf Plaza
Get pumped to cheer on the Wolfpack for the big Homecoming football game.

The Goodnight Scholars Program Presents: Nina Tandon
6:30 p.m.
Talley Student Union (Stewart Theatre)
Nina Tandon, a biomedical engineer whose TED Talks about engineered human tissue have been viewed over two million times, was named a 2011 TED Fellow and a 2012 Senior Fellow. She is the CEO and co-founder of EpiBone, the world’s first company to use electrical signals to grow artificial tissue for transplants and other therapies.
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Chef Ashley Christensen 
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
James B. Hunt Jr. Library
Ashley Christensen ’98, acclaimed chef and restaurateur, will discuss her debut cookbook, Poole’s: Recipes and Stories from a Modern Diner. Christensen will be interviewed on stage by NC State’s Cat Warren, who was Christensen’s former English professor. They’ll talk about recipes from the book, Christensen’s commitment to the revitalization of downtown Raleigh and her philosophy of building community through the shared experience of food. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required.
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Wednesday, Oct. 26

Industrial Design Lectures: Design Influence
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Burns Auditorium, Kamphoefner Hall
Speaker Mary Ellen Dohrs, who received a degree in industrial design from the Pratt Institute, was one of the first female industrial designers hired by General Motors after World War II. She was responsible for designing interiors of GM show cars and specialty cars for VIPs. Following her work at GM, Dohrs went on to work for Sundberg Ferar supervising accounts like IBM and Packard. She later was successful in creating water color paintings, pen and ink, and sculptures. Open to the public.

Distinguished Executive Leadership Speaker Series (Sponsored by Wells Fargo)
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Nelson Hall
Bill Toler ’81, chief executive officer and president of Hostess Brands, will talk about his experience in the consumer packaged-goods industry.
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Industrial Design Lectures: Design Influence
5:10 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Burns Auditorium, Kamphoefner Hall
Industrial Designer Mark Templeton ’75, former CEO of Citrix, will talk about how his career path was influenced by design and how you can use these skills for any career choice. Open to the public.

Industrial Design Reception: Design Influence
6:10 p.m.
Allred Gallery, Kamphoefner Hall
Reception for Mary Ellen Dohrs and Mark Templeton. Open to the public.

Red and White Food and Beverage Festival (Presented by The State Club)
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The State Club
Enjoy food, beer and wine from NC State alumni vendors at the fifth annual Red and White Food and Beverage Festival.
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Amazing Alumni Panel: Contributing to Raleigh’s Renaissance
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
James B. Hunt Jr. Library (Duke Energy Hall)
Join a panel of NC State alumni helping to make Raleigh one of the top places to live in the United States. Moderated by Chris Tonelli, owner of So & So Books, the panel includes Craig Reed of Younger Brother Productions; Jasmine Flood, founder of Riada Adair Design Co.; Jed Gant of Myriad Media; Eleanor Hawthorne of the City of Raleigh; and others.

Arts NC State – Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Thompson Hall
In three short months, Oscar Wilde, the most celebrated playwright and wit of Victorian England, was toppled from the apex of British society into humiliation and ruin. Drawing from trial documents, newspaper accounts and writings of key players, Moises Kaufman ignites an incendiary mix of sex and censorship with a cast of characters from George Bernard Shaw to Queen Victoria. Additional performance on Thursday, Oct. 27.
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Pack Howl Concert (presented by the Union Activities Board)
8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Reynolds Coliseum
This year’s performer is T.I., a hip hop recording artist and actor from Atlanta, Georgia.
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Thursday, Oct. 27

Visit Carmichael
6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
University Recreation invites you, your family and guests to work out and/or tour NC State’s Carmichael Gym. Visit the member services suite, located across from the main entrance in the breezeway, to begin your tour or workout.

Hillsborough Street Community Service Day
All day
Hillsborough Street

College of Design 3D Printing and Virtual Reality Demo
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Bayley IT Lab, 203 Brooks Hall (The DIY Cartography exhibition in the Brooks Hall Gallery is open to the public.)
College of Design alumni and friends are invited to attend a show-and-tell of Bayley IT Lab, tour the space and see print capabilities.
Register online »

Under the Microscope: Exploring the Intersection of Education, Research, Food & Beer
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Lonnie Poole Golf Course (Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse)
This reception will be an interactive celebration of science, education and research and the role beer and food play to bring it all together. We’ll offer hands-on demonstrations and opportunities to talk with faculty. At 5:30 p.m., Rob Dunn, professor of applied ecology, will give a brief talk about brewing with wild yeasts and insights gained from his interdisciplinary research experiences.
Register online » (Presented by the NC State Foundation)

Tough Howler
5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Centennial Campus
The Tough Howler is a three-mile Halloween-themed obstacle course race where participants complete in teams of two or four. Costumes are encouraged.

Evening of the Stars (presented by the NC State Alumni Association)
This invitation-only event celebrates the winners of the College Distinguished Alumni Awards, the Wolfpack Club’s Ronnie Shavlik Award and the Alumni Association Awards.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Talley Student Union

Women’s Soccer: NC State vs. Pittsburgh
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Dail Soccer Field
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Friday, Oct. 28

Visit Carmichael
6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
University Recreation invites you, your family and guests to work out and/or tour NC State’s Carmichael Gym. Visit the member services suite, located across from the main entrance in the breezeway, to begin your tour or workout.

Belltower Tour
10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Ever wonder what the inside of the Alumni Memorial Tower looks like? Join Tom Stafford, NC State’s former vice chancellor for student affairs, for an exclusive look inside and learn more about the history of this cherished NC State landmark.
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College of Engineering Events
12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (12 p.m. Barbecue Lunch at Engineering Oval Lawn) (2 p.m. Program at IEI Duke Energy Hall in James B. Hunt Jr. Library)
Centennial Campus
Connect with other alumni and learn from Dean Louis Martin-Vega and other distinguished faculty members and students about the impact NC State engineers are making in North Carolina and around the world.
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Lawyers Alumni Reunion
11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Aloft Hotel: Hillsborough Street
The NC State Lawyers Alumni Society is gathers for its annual meeting to renew connections with the university and fellow alumni.
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State of NC State: Chancellor’s Fall Address
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Talley Student Union (Stewart Theatre)
Chancellor Randy Woodson will recap recent NC State successes and outline bold goals for the coming year.

Red and White Week Campus Celebration
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Talley Student Union (Stafford Commons)
Celebrate the campaign kickoff announcement.

13th Annual Porch Party
4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Nelson Hall
The Poole College of Management, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Education, College of Natural Resources, College of Sciences and the Libraries are teaming up to host the 13th annual Homecoming Porch Party.
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Red and White Week Parade (presented by University Housing)
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Hillsborough Street
Join campus clubs, student organizations and the NC State Marching Band for the annual Homecoming parade down Hillsborough Street.

NC State Campaign Kickoff Celebration (invitation only)
7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Reynolds Coliseum

Black Alumni Society: Welcome Reception
Meet with fellow NC State alumni and friends before heading to the Welcome Party. Also, pick up your Homecoming T-shirt.
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sheraton Raleigh (421 S. Salisbury St.)
No registration needed.

Black Alumni: The Kappa Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. (Anniversary Member Reception)
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sheraton Raleigh (421 S. Salisbury St.)

Black Alumni Society: Welcome Party
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
ORO Restaurant & Lounge (18 E Martin St.)
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Saturday, Oct. 29

Visit Carmichael
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
University Recreation invites you, your family and guests to work out and/or tour NC State’s Carmichael Gym. Visit the member services suite, located across from the main entrance in the breezeway, to begin your tour or workout.

NC State Alumni Association Tailgate
9:30 a.m.
PNC Arena (corner of E. Stephen Stroud Way and Peter Karmanos Jr. Drive)
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NC State vs. Boston College Homecoming Football Game
12:30 p.m.
Carter-Finley Stadium
The Wolfpack will take the field against the Boston College Eagles.

Black Alumni Society: Game Watch
No game ticket? Join us at Backyard Bistro to watch NC State take on Boston College.
12:30 p.m.
Backyard Bistro (1235 Hurricane Alley Way)

Black Alumni: Eta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (45th Anniversary Banquet)
7 p.m. Reception
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel (421 S. Salisbury St.)
$45 per person
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Black Alumni Society: Homecoming Finale
Come to the Homecoming Party for the Black Alumni Society.
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Sheraton Raleigh (421 S. Salisbury St.)
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This post was originally published in NC State News.

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