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Close of Dan Weathington at CALS event

Aug 18, 2020

Agriculture Loses Longtime Advocate Weathington

Dan Weathington, a longtime friend of NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a key supporter of the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative, passed away Aug. 3. Weathington was a true ambassador and advocate for North Carolina agriculture, said CALS Dean Richard Linton. 

exterior shot of Fitts-Woolard Hall

Jul 28, 2020

Opening the Doors of Fitts-Woolard Hall

Fitts-Woolard Hall hit another milestone July 24, when the College of Engineering took "beneficial occupancy." At approximately 225,000 gross square feet, NC State’s newest engineering building represents the crucial next step in uniting the college on Centennial Campus. The gradual process of moving in starts Aug. 3 for the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the dean's administrative office. Learn more about the building phase-in and ongoing fundraising opportunities. 

Wolf Plaza copper wolf statues

Jul 21, 2020

College of Sciences Surpasses Campaign Goal

The College of Sciences has surpassed its $60 million goal for NC State’s Think and Do the Extraordinary campaign more than 18 months of schedule. As of May 31, the college had raised more than $62.3 million during the Campaign, including funding for 61 new scholarships and fellowships and 13 new professorships. These funds have supported the Campaign priorities of creating extraordinary opportunity, purpose and experiences for students and faculty throughout the college with funding for current operations, facilities and endowment. 

Dilip Panthee and two students tending to tomatoes in a greenhouse

Feb 4, 2020

Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Support Plant Sciences Initiative

The North Carolina Greenhouse Vegetable Growers’ Association, which originated in 1972 and whose membership primarily produces fresh tomatoes, has made a gift of $7,000 to the Plant Sciences Initiative. The gift honors NC State’s past support and continued partnership in helping the members improve their operations and meet their challenges. 

Fitts-Woolard Hall rendering

Nov 26, 2019

Alumni Invest in North Carolina’s Future through Gifts to Fitts-Woolard Hall

Construction on the College of Engineering's new Fitts-Woolard Hall on Centennial Campus is more than 70 percent complete, with an opening date expected for June 2020. Get to know two alumni who have supported this state-of-the-art structure that will house two departments and the dean's administrative offices. 

aerial view of Fitts Woolard Hall under construction

Nov 26, 2019

Filling the Gap

Learn more about opportunities to support the bold plans for Fitts-Woolard Hall, which is vital to uniting the College of Engineering on Centennial Campus and supporting innovative education and collaborative discovery. Thanks to generous commitments from more than 300 donors, the college has achieved 80 percent of its commitment of $60 million toward the public-private funding for the facility. 

Superintendents of North Carolina’s 18 agricultural research stations added soil from their stations to mix with soil from the NC State University Plant Science Building construction sit

Sep 17, 2019

Planting A Seed

Funded through a public-private partnership, the Plant Sciences Building will ensure NC State remains at the forefront of plant sciences research for generations to come. More than 400 participants, including North Carolina agricultural leaders, university administrators, students, alumni and agricultural biotechnology company representatives, were in attendance for the ceremonial groundbreaking. 

rendering of PSI entry

Sep 17, 2019

NC State’s Plant Sciences Building: What People Are Saying

Excitement is building as NC State University continues to raise the Plant Sciences Building, which will transform the university's leadership in plant sciences research. Here's what elected officials, leaders at NC State and leaders in North Carolina agriculture had to say about the official groundbreaking ceremony held Sept. 6. 

rending of new climbing wall

Sep 17, 2019

Exploring New Routes

NC State's new Wellness and Recreation Center is expected to open in fall of 2020. With outdoor training areas, a teaching kitchen, a sprint ramp and a signature, 48-foot-tall climbing center, the facility will play a critical role in providing new ways for students to enjoy a well-rounded campus experience. Naming opportunities are available now and provide a unique opportunity to further invest in student success. 

Chancellor Woodson, Dean Linton and local leadership participate in a ceremonial groundbreaking indoors

Sep 10, 2019

Gaining Ground

Farmers talked. University leaders listened. And a revolution in how NC State approaches plant sciences has begun with the official groundbreaking for the Plant Sciences Building on Centennial Campus. The building, funded through a public-private partnership, will help make North Carolina the world's foremost hub for plant science innovation.