Calendar of Events


Calendar of Events

This Calendar of Events will be updated with details for new events as they are confirmed. Please view the event details below for more information about each event. To see events related to previous Common Reading selections, click here.


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Programs Connected to $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America


Monday, August 20 | 2:00-2:30pm | Reynolds Coliseum

Dr. Kathryn Edin, author of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, will sign books for students, faculty, and staff prior to her New Student Convocation address (see below). Those wishing to have their books signed should plan on arriving early to Reynolds Coliseum.

To learn more about New Student Convocation, click here.

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New Student CONVOCATION FEATURING DR. Kathryn edin (AUGUST 20)

Monday, August 20 | 3:00-4:15pm | Reynolds Coliseum

Join the Class of 2022 and the NC State community as Dr. Kathryn Edin, co-author of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, will kick off your time at NC State and welcome you to the Wolfpack during the opening ceremony of the academic year. With a focus on welcoming the newest members of our community, themes from the 2018 Common Reading selection will feature prominently.

This event is open to members of the NC State community.

To learn more about New Student Convocation, click here.

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KOD Listening party (AUGUST 24)

Friday, August 24 | 2:00-4:30pm | Talley Student Union, Room 5210 (Women’s Center)

Join the Women’s Center for a listening party for J. Cole’s 2018 album, KOD. Come ready to listen to and discuss the themes featured in KOD including Black Masculinity within American society and higher education, drug use in the Black Community, and connections to Michelle Alexander’s, The New Jim Crow and this year’s common read $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America. This program is a part of the College of Education passport program and on the University Scholars Program Calendar. Open to the entire campus community.

This program is sponsored by the Women’s Center in partnership with the Black Male Initiative and AYA Ambassadors.

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A/V Geeks at the Hunt Library: Hunger in the Land of Plenty (September 21)

Friday, September 21 | 6:00-7:00pm | James B. Hunt Library, Teaching and Visualization Lab, 4th Floor (Centennial Campus)

To complement NC State’s Common Reading of $2 A Day, NC State alum and A/V Geeks founder Skip Elsheimer and Dr. Mary E. Haskett, professor of psychology at NC State, will screen and discuss vintage and educational films about food insecurity and hunger. To learn more about the event, click here.

This event is sponsored by the NC State Libraries.

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Coffee, Cake, and Common Reading (September 25)

Tuesday, September 25 | 2:00-4:00pm | D.H. Hill Library, Fishbowl Forum

The Libraries’ very literary robot gives you a printout of a key quotation from the 2018 NC State Common Reading selection $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer—and it reads that quotation aloud to you! To learn more about the event, click here.

This event is sponsored by the NC State Libraries.

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In The Blood (October 17-21)

Wednesday, October 17-Sunday, October 21 | Click Here for TImesThompson Hall, Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre

Hester and her 5 children are homeless and desperate for a way off the street. Although Hester‘s family is surrounded by seemingly helpful people, they are unable to get out from under the poverty and neglect that society has heaped upon them. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Suzan-Lori Parks, this re-envisioning of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter engages the audience in questions of societal and personal responsibility. IN THE BLOOD is presented in support of NC State’s campus-wide conversation related to the University’s common reading of Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer’s,  $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in AmericaSHOW WARNING:  Explicit sexual content. Stage violence.

This event is produced by University Theatre. Play by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lormarev Jones, Guest Director. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Tickets are available online, in person at Ticket Central, or by phone 919.515.1100. Ticket Central is open 1-6pm, Monday-Friday, and one hour before curtain.

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Visualizing Food and Housing Insecurity (November 8)

Thursday, November 8 | 3:00-4:00pm or 4:00-5:00pm | D. H. Hill Library, Visualization Studio, East Wing

Generative artist and creative resident Lucas Swick will guide participants through an interactive, immersive exhibition based on data about food and housing insecurity of NC State students. Swick’s residence is funded through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Please note: A second talk will be held from 4:00-5:00pm following the 3:00-4:00pm session.

This event is sponsored by the NC State Libraries.

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Global Film Series: Living on One Dollar (November 13)

Tuesday, November 13 | 6:30-8:00pm | Poe Hall, Room 216

Living on One Dollar follows the journey of four friends as they set out to live on just $1 a day in rural Guatemala. They battle hunger, parasites, and extreme financial stress as they attempt to survive life on the edge. An unimaginable reality for most, the challenges they face are real and plague over 1.1 billion people around the world.

This event is a part of the Global Film Series and is sponsored by the Office of Global Engagement and the NC State Libraries.

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