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Could art change the world? What about worldview?

On Thursday, September 5, 2013, a global art project that seeks to transform messages of personal identity into works of art is coming to the NC State Brickyard.

Inside Out 11M photography project, Washington, D.C.

Inside Out 11M is a nationwide participatory art initiative aimed at creating a portrait of America that includes immigrants and the descendants of immigrants. About 11 million undocumented immigrants live in the U.S. These portraits remind us that behind the numbers are real human stories.

Inside Out 11M aims to start a conversation about immigration and immigration reform. Its photobooth trucks travel in cities across the country, and people in any city can add their faces to this portrait of America to create their own installations. We welcome the entire NC State community to join us on Thursday, September 5, 2013 in the Brickyard to take part in the NC State installation.

See the Inside Out 11M website for a fascinating pictorial of this massive nationwide project.

The Peer Mentor Program
Kicks Off Another Year

Peer Mentor Program sign-in

As the fall semester begins, the Department of Multicultural Student Affairs marks the 32nd year of connecting first year students with upperclass students through the Peer Mentor Program (PMP).  PMP serves to aid new students in the academic, emotional, and socio-cultural adjustment to college life at NC State. The peer mentoring relationship is designed to foster a network of support for culturally diverse first-year students. Mentors serve as peer support personnel for their mentees and share program goals and responsibilities aimed at ensuring the retention and graduation of these particular student groups.

There are several upcoming events for the program including the Mix & Match: Annual Convocation and the PMP Cookout. The Mix & Match: Annual Convocation will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 4PM in the Witherspoon Student Center, Room 126 (Washington Sankofa Room). This event serves as an opportunity to welcome our student mentor and mentee participants for the new academic year. Faculty and staff are welcome. Additionally, the annual PMP Cookout for student participants will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 4PM at Tucker/Owen Beach. 

The program is still accepting students to participate as mentees. If you have questions about the Peer Mentor Program, please contact Mary Medina at

New Group Forming for Associate Professors

What next? Strategic Planning for your Next Career Step

Modeled on the popular Assistant Professors' Community, the new Associate Professors' Community will begin meeting this month on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 12:25PM-1:15PM, Clark Hall, 4th Floor Conference Room (near Pullen Rd and Cates Ave). Bring your lunch! Bottled water and cookies will be provided. Please sign up online.

Panelists: Laura Severin, Professor of English and Special Assistant to the Provost for Academic Planning; Barry Goldfarb, Professor and Head, Forestry and Environmental Resources; Trudy Mackay, Professor, Biological Sciences; Monica Leach, Associate Professor, Social Work

Want to Make a Positive Difference in Your Community?

Read to L.E.A.D. seeks to provide literacy development and intentional conversations about gender, ethnicity, class, and ability through mentoring relationships with youth from the Raleigh community. Join us in this
opportunity to "inspire growth" and promote gender equity and social justice. Choose the most convenient weekly time and commit to making a difference: Tuesdays, 4:00PM-5:30PM; Thursdays, 4:45PM-6:15PM; or Thursdays, 4:15PM-5:45PM.

Please attend the mandatory training and interest meeting on either Tuesday, September 10, 2013 or Thursday, September 12, 2013, 4:00PM-5:30PM, Harrelson Hall, Room 330. Contact Dani Beysolow for more information.