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Jan 25, 2011

Governor Appoints Student to Community Service Commission

When Governor Bev Perdue appointed sophomore Michael Atkins to the state’s Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, they both made history: at 19, Michael is the commission’s youngest appointee. The Jefferson Scholar* sophomore–majoring in sociology and political science with a concentration in law–hopes to be president one day. That’s president of the United States. In… 

Jan 20, 2011

Maxine Atkinson Wins National Teaching Award

Dr. Maxine Atkinson, head of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, has won the American Sociology Association’s 2011 Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award. She will be honored at the association’s annual meeting in August. Atkinson won a 2009 Award for Excellence in Teaching from the UNC Board of Governors. A member of the NC State faculty… 

Jan 3, 2011

CHASS Anthropologist Discusses Big Money on NPR

CHASS anthropologist Scott Fitzpatrick was recently featured on NPR’s “Planet Money” about Yap and the nature of money. Listen to the broadcast at . The following is reprinted from Planet Money’s website: There’s a tiny island called Yap out in the Pacific Ocean. Economists love it because it helps answer this really basic question:… 

Oct 25, 2010

A new perspective on Mexican immigration

Carrie McGahaCHASS Communications InternImmigration reform has been a divisive topic in U.S. politics for years, and it has Americans divided on how the government should address illegal immigration. Many Americans do not consider the impact migration is having on Mexico. Dr. Nora Haenn, an associate professor of Anthropology and International Studies, set out to discover… 

Aug 17, 2010

CHASS Alumni — Tony Caravano

As Deputy State Director for US Senator Kay Hagan, Tony Caravano (Criminology ‘04) called on the skills he honed as a CHASS major. “The ability to communicate today is probably one of the most under-rated skill sets that you will need when you leave school,” says the former student body president and Caldwell Fellow. “And… 

Mar 1, 2009

CHASS Student of the Month – March 2009

Christina Scarano, March 2009 CHASS Student of the Month 

Jan 1, 2009

CHASS Student of the Month – January 2009

Chel Douglass, January 2009 CHASS Student of the Month 

Mar 1, 2008

CHASS Student of the Month – March 2008

Michelle Casper, March 2008 CHASS Student of the Month 

Dec 1, 2007

CHASS Student of the Month – December 2007

Stephanie Kennerley, December 2007 CHASS Student of the Month.