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Apr 7, 2024

Spring 2024 Department Newsletter

Click here to access the Spring 2024 Department of Sociology and Anthropology Newsletter. Dear NC State Sociology and Anthropology Faculty, Students, Alumni, and Supporters It is an exciting and vibrant time to be in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at NC State! This year we welcomed four new assistant professors and two new staff members to… 

Wearing caps and gowns, students hold up the "Wolfie" sign

Nov 27, 2023

Celebrating our Graduating Student Ambassador

My name is Madeline Bain, and I am graduating this December with a degree in criminology, as well as minors in forensic science and psychology. These past four years at NC State have been nothing but incredibly exciting and rewarding. The experiences I have gained during my time here have shaped me into the person I… 

A student walks up the stairs of the 1911 Building

Nov 27, 2023

New Opportunities for Department of Sociology and Anthropology Student Ambassadors

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology student ambassador program began in February of 2020. Founded by Stephanie Jares, Director of Advising for the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the program has continued to grow across the past several semesters– sponsoring events such as the ‘Howlentines Hangout’ and the Alumni Panels– along with connecting students within… 

A student uses a telescope inside an anthropology lab

Nov 27, 2023

Exploring the World of an Anthropology Major!

Anthropology is understood by many as studying rocks and dinosaurs in hot deserts like Indiana Jones, but what if Anthropology is more than that? Of course archaeology is important to the study of Anthropology, but what if I told you that there are three main subfields of Anthropology that you can focus on here at… 

Nov 27, 2023


Most people know the Bell Tower as a symbol of NC State. It is an iconic emblem, especially after a game when we “Light it Red.” But the meaning and history of the Bell Tower goes far beyond this tradition.  The resident expert on all things Bell Tower is Dr. Tom Stafford -as in Stafford Commons-… 

Sebastian Rios holds a white sign that reads "Juntos" in handwritten green letters and a red, black and white pennant that reads "Howling Success" in the other hand

May 2, 2023

Howling Success: Sebastian Rios

Criminology student Sebastian Rios has helped plan statewide and national conferences and more for NC State's Juntos program. He is also May's Howling Success! 

graduate poses for photos on Court of NC

Apr 27, 2023

Celebrating Our Student Ambassadors

Seniors Samantha Aiken, Kilye Hucks and Soliyana Zemenfes reflect on their time in the Student Ambassador Program as well as their post-graduation plans. 

NC State's Court of North Carolina

Apr 26, 2023

Inside NC State’s Mental Health Resources

Director of prevention services Angel Bowers sat down with sociology student Alan Ramirez for a discussion about the mental health resources available to students. 

Apr 25, 2023

Meet First Year Students Stella Bradford and Anna Murray

NC State freshmen Stella Bradford and Anna Murray share their experiences so far at NC State and what brought them here. 

An image of the NC State belltower

Mar 9, 2023

Career Development Center Points Students in the Right Direction

The Career Development Center offers resources to help students find jobs and internships.