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Red and White Week is the biggest NC State celebration of the year.

With an array of events including the parade on Hillsborough Street and the Red and White Week Campus Celebration, there is something for everyone. Come back to campus and help us celebrate NC State!

SUNDAY, October 23


Men's Soccer: NC State vs. Louisville
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Dail Soccer Field
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Arts NC State - Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
2 p.m. to 4 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.
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MONDAY, October 24


Textile Showcase
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Outside of Stewart Theater in Talley Student Union
Come learn more about the College of Textiles and each of its unique degree programs. The showcase will feature senior design projects, etc.

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, October 25

 

Three-Minute Thesis Competition (presented by the Graduate School)
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
James B. Hunt Jr. Library (Duke Energy Hall)
The Three-Minute Thesis is a research communication competition designed to challenge doctoral students to present a compelling oration in just three minutes.
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Author Tensie Taylor Event ( presented by the African American Cultural Center and Wolfpack Outfitters)
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Washington Sankofa Room 126
Witherspoon Student Center (2810 Cates Ave.)
Tensie Taylor returns home to the Wolfpack to tell her story of survival. During October, National Bullying Month, Ms. Taylor encourages everyone to take a stand and empower youth by understanding the impact of bullying on victims and perpetrators. Everyone is welcome to hear this story of TRIUMPH. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is not required.

The Goodnight Scholars Program Presents: Dr. Nina Tandon
6:30 p.m.
Talley Student Union (Stewart Theatre)
Dr. 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 tissues for transplants and other therapies.
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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.

Chef Ashley Christensen Event
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 Dr. 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, October 26


Industrial Design Lectures: Design Influence
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Burns Auditorium, Kamphoefner Hall
Speaker Mary Ellen Dohrs, who received a degree in industrial design from the Pratt Institute, is one of the first female industrial designers hired in 1950 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 working on accounts like IBM and Packard. She later was successful in creating water color paintings, pen and ink, and sculptures.
Open to the public.

Poole College Executive Lecture Series
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Nelson Hall
A conversation with Bill Toler '81, CEO and president of Hostess Brands, LLC., about leadership as experienced in the course of his career.
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Industrial Design Lectures: Design Influence
5:10 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Burns Auditorium, Kamphoefner Hall
Industrial Designer Mark Templeton 1975, 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 & White Food and Beverage Festival (Presented by The State Club)
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The State Club
Enjoy food, beer and wine from NC State alumni vendors at the fifth annual Red & 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 who are 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 more.

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.
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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, October 27


Visit Carmichael
6 a.m. - 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 & Virtual Reality Demo
3 p.m. - 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.
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Under the Microscope: Exploring the Intersection of Education, Research, Food & Beer
4:30 p.m. - 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 plays 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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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.
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FRIDAY, October 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.

Nuclear Engineering: Homecoming Open House
9 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
2500 Stinson Drive (Room 1202 Burlington Labs)
Enjoy facility tours and a student panel.

Bell Tower Tour
10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Ever wonder what the inside of the Alumni Memorial Bell 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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Nuclear Engineering: Homecoming Alumni Lunch
12:15 p.m. - 1: 45 p.m.
Atrium of the 1911 Building

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)
Come out and enjoy a celebration of Red & White Week at Stafford Commons. Enjoy ice cream, NC State giveaways and opportunities to win prizes as we celebrate.

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.

Clark & Witherspoon Scholarship Social
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Witherspoon Student Center (2810 Cates Ave.)
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of African American Culture Center (AACC), the Lawrence M. Clark Memorial Scholarship and the A.M. Witherspoon Graduate Scholarship with other NC State alumni. Walk through the AACC Gallery exhibition "Red Velvet: Redefining Masculinity and Revitalizing Femininity." Artist Matthew Wright uses photography, traditional art and prose/poetry convey messages that challenge societal standards of masculinity and femininity, and encourage the exploration of the fluidity of humankind.
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NC State Campaign Kickoff Celebration
7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Reynolds Coliseum
This invitation-only event will celebrate the campaign kickoff announcement.

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.
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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. - 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. - 2 a.m.
ORO Restaurant & Lounge (18 E Martin St.)
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SATURDAY, October 29


Visit Carmichael
9 a.m. - 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. - 2 a.m.
Sheraton Raleigh (421 S. Salisbury St.)
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