It’s Healthy Campus Week!


Check out what NC State is doing to promote healthy choices.

NC State is part of the Healthier Campus Initiative for Michelle Obama’s Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) project, which is all about promoting healthy choices. This week, September 21-25, is Healthy Campus Week, so we at NC State are doing our part to promote healtHealthy Campush and wellness on campus. Throughout the week, PHA will lead a range of digital activities and we want YOU to help spread the word! To help boost participation, PHA is hosting a photo sweepstakes encouraging individuals to share images of themselves engaging in healthy activities on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #HealthyCampus. This starts on Monday and lasts the entire week! Be sure to check out what University Dining and University Recreation are doing to promote this event as well:

Monday 9//21: Healthy Campus Week Kick-Off
-Start posting pictures of yourself making healthy choices to social media with the hashtag #HealthyCampus for your chance to win the photo sweepstakes!
-Special highlight of the Dietitian’s Dish in Fountain Dining Hall at all 3 meal periods. Stop by to learn how you can create tasty and nutritionally balanced meals at the dining halls.
-Special highlight of the #WolfApprovedWay at Smoothie U from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Come learn about the healthy snack options at this fun dining location.

Tuesday 9/22: #HealthyCampus Twitter Chat
-Log in to Twitter to view and contribute to PHA’s tips and strategies to make healthier choices easier across college and university campuses. Tag @phanews in all of your tweets to join in!
-Special highlight of the #WolfApprovedWay at Los Lobos from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday 9/23: Social Media Mascot Challenge
-Mr. Wuf is challenging Rameses, the Blue Devil and the Demon Deacon to make healthier choices! Be sure to view and re-post our video of how Mr. Wuf stays healthy around campus, which will be posted on social media.
-Wellness Event at Wolf Plaza from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Swing by and learn what we are growing right here at our own campus farm and serving in our dining locations. Learn how you can get involved with University Recreation.

Thursday 9/24: Eat the Wolf Approved Way
-Special highlight of the #WolfApprovedWay at Cold Fusion from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
-Don’t forget to keep posting on social media using #HealthyCampus!

Friday 9/25: Announcement of Photo Sweepstakes Winner
-PHA will announce who won their photo sweepstakes for the week.
-Special highlight of the #WolfApprovedWay at Red Sky Pizza from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

NC State Bookstore Relocates to Talley

An exterior of the Talley Student Union. Photo by Marc Hall

This month, the NC State Bookstore makes its way across campus as the newest addition to Talley Student Center. The 40,000 square-foot store features textbooks and course materials on the first floor, while the second level offers university merchandise and school supplies, complete with a Clinique counter and Apple computer section. Read more.

Talley Turns Heads

Talley Student Union. Photo by Marc Hall Architectural detail of Talley Student Union. Photo by Marc Hall

After more than two years of renovation, the second phase of construction is finished and the union is open for all to see. That doesn’t, of course, mean the $120 million project is complete, says Tim Hogan, director of NC State student centers. Read more here.

Summer Construction Underway


The annual summer ritual has begun—when the students move out, the heavy construction equipment moves in.

Several major construction projects are underway around campus that may make it more challenging for us year-round residents to get from one place to the other. Several road closings related to those projects have already had an impact on traffic.

Some projects are ramping up—the Reynolds Coliseum renovation, the Gregg Museum renovation, the Carmichael Gym locker room renovation project and The StateView Hotel construction—as others come to an end—the Talley Student Union and the Close-King Indoor Practice Facility near Carter-Finley Stadium.

Raleigh and NC State are jointly installing a water re-use line along Main Campus Drive on Centennial Campus, a project that will last through October and may close traffic to just one lane during parts of the installation.

The Reynolds project will close about 60 percent of the Jeter parking bays adjacent to the coliseum. A stairwell renovation at Lee Residence Hall has closed the entire “C” parking lot next to the dormitory through August, but faculty and staff are advised that vehicles with “C” permits are allowed to park in student spaces over the summer.

A temporary sewer line is running from the manhole near Talley, across East Cates Avenue and next to Derr Track where it connects to another manhole on the Derr Track side of Morrill Drive. There is one-lane traffic in both directions at the three-way intersection and the right turn lanes are closed.

Work is expected to last three weeks, with some traffic delays expected at the intersection. Bus schedules in that area will not be affected.

Just off campus, the North Carolina Department of Transportation is replacing all the wooden traffic signal poles at the Morrill Drive-Avent Ferry Road-Western Boulevard intersection with metal poles, a project that will take approximately three weeks and cause periodic traffic delays to vehicles entering campus.

Along Hillsborough Street, the Stanhope Apartments and Condominiums will be open by the beginning of the fall semester and the Aloft Hotel across from the Belltower will open this fall.