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John C. McIlwee

Oct 11, 2022

Remembering John C. McIlwee

John C. McIlwee, the longtime director of University Theatre, passed away Oct. 2, 2022, at the age of 74. A celebration-of-life gathering will be scheduled in spring 2023 in Stewart Theatre, with his family requesting that donations be made to the John C. McIlwee Theatre Endowment, to benefit the NC State theatre program, in lieu of flowers. 

An exterior view of the Gregg Museum of Art and Design.

Aug 29, 2022

Five Years In, the Gregg is Still Going Strong

In honor of the fifth anniversary of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design’s grand reopening, we’re celebrating the generous private support that helped make it all possible. 

The copper wolves of Wolf Plaza on a summer day.

Apr 19, 2022

A Community Effort

NC State Crowdfunding connects alumni, friends, family and community members with causes they are passionate about and helps our students, faculty and staff bring their ideas to life. 

Students singing

Feb 8, 2022

Finding Their Voice

Establishing a new a cappella group is no small feat even in the best of times, but doing so in the middle of a pandemic is an entirely different challenge. That was the endeavor undertaken by the five co-founders of Chordination, the most recent of the student-run groups the Department of Music supports with help from annual donors. 

Conductor in PPE with physical-distanced music class.

Mar 15, 2021

Music Students Band Together for Day of Giving

During the rescheduled 2020 NC State Day of Giving in September, students worked hard to channel funds to the Department of Music by winning social media challenges. 

The Department of Music’s Twitter page

Jan 11, 2021

Wolfpack Musicians on the Web

During the COVID-19 pandemic, NC State’s Department of Music, which benefits from donor support, has pivoted to produce many extraordinary virtual performances. Check out a few of them via the department’s Twitter feed. 

collage image including a painting of trees, a sculpture of a vase, and a photograph of a child sitting in a box

May 12, 2020

The (Art) Show Goes On, and Visual Artist Awards Are Announced

In 2017, Arts NC State received a generous gift to create a visual artist award for the student art annual sale, to recognize NC State students for their outstanding work in the visual arts. Jornell Bacon, Jake Goodnight and Grayson Morrow were named this year's winners, and art continues to be available at links shared on the Arts NC State Flickr gallery. 

Gregg Museum exterior

May 5, 2020

All Is Possible: A Virtual Tour at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design

View the Gregg Museum's exhibit "All is Possible -- Mary Ann Scherr’s Legacy in Metal," curated by jewelry historian and educator Ana Estrades, without leaving home. Supported in part by donors, the exhibition aims to explore the full extent of Scherr’s legacy, endless creativity and innovations. 

Thomas Peters smiles and does the wolfie in his band uniform

Apr 14, 2020

Achieving Major Goals

Financial support has allowed first-generation student Thomas Peters to pursue his love for music as drum major for NC State’s marching band and his goal of a career in information technology. 

Randy Foy conducting

Mar 3, 2020

An Anonymous Gift Leads to a Lasting Tribute to Randy Foy

From 1995 until 2013, Randy Foy led two student and community musician groups for the NC State Department of Music, serving as an educator and mentor. An anonymous donor has created the Randy Foy Music Scholarship Endowment to honor his memory and service.