5 Super Simple Ways to Save Water During Summer

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H20 is kind of like gasoline: it used to be cheap and seemingly plentiful but now the tables have turned. It’s more expensive than ever and more and more reports suggest that H20 — one of the world’s most vital resources — is also in limited supply. With droughts now more common, some states struggling with water shortages and a rapidly growing global population, water is becoming increasingly important to conserve. During the summer, the average person uses more water than any other time of the year, so we compiled five easy things you can do to reduce your use when it’s hot outside. Read more.

Watch Harrelson’s Death Spiral

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For those of you who get a morbid thrill out of watching the final days of Harrelson Hall—who doesn’t?—pull up the live webcam of the piece-by-piece demolition of the first circular building ever built on a college campus.

Watch the live demolition here.

New Parking Permit Process

Cars navigate around the traffic circle, past Brooks Hall, on Pullen Road. PHOTO BY ROGER WINSTEAD

Beginning Monday, 6/20, all employees may update their personal and vehicle information and renew their parking permits. Permits paid through payroll deduction are valid for two years. All permits must now be displayed on the driver’s side of the windshield. To learn how to update your personal information, click here.

NC State Ranked Among Top 50 Best College Dining Experiences

University Dining's executive chef Bill Brizzolara (right) jumps right in on the salad action in Cold Fusion.

College Rank, a website dedicated to evaluating and ranking college life and academics, has released a list of the Top 50 College Dining Experiences, with N.C. State University listed at No. 31. Hundreds of college dining programs across the nation were evaluated based on several categories, including versatility, health and wellness. In addition, sustainability efforts and accommodations for students with special dietary needs were also considered in the ranking process. Read more.

Talley Student Union Team Recognized for Outstanding Facility Design

Students experience and use the Talley Student Union on main campus. Photo by Marc Hall

NC State Student Centers, MHTN Architects, Duda | Paine Architects, and Cooper Carry, Inc.  have been honored by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) with a 2016 Facility Design Award for the  renovation and expansion of Talley Student Union. The award was created to encourage and recognize excellence in the design of student-centered facilities that support campus community building and student success. Read more.

Centennial Traffic Altered Through April

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Through mid-April, Main Campus Drive on Centennial Campus will be closed to through traffic at the Research Drive intersection, affecting both traffic and Wolfline routes, as construction begins on the Center for Technology and Innovation.

Eastbound traffic on Research Drive will be right turn only.

There will be no access to the Partner’s I parking lot and the Oval West Deck via Main Campus Drive. Access to those areas will be via Partners Way. Affected areas are included on this map.

This phase of the construction project will install water lines and is expected to take two months. The next phase of the project will close Research Drive at the Main Campus Drive intersection.

Wolfline riders will be alerted to changes in bus stops that won’t be served during construction with signs and directions to the next closest stop. Routes affected include Route 3 Engineering, Route 10 Centennial, Route 11 Village Line and Centennial Night service, which will not stop on Main Campus Drive near the Venture buildings. All will detour via Capability Drive/Research Drive and resume their normal routes on Main Campus Drive.

Route 8 Southeast Loop will travel its normal route but make a left turn from Main Campus Drive onto Varsity Drive and then serve a temporary stop on Partners Way (just past the Engineering II Building).

For construction-related questions, contact Jake Terrell at jmterrel@ncsu.edu.

For Wolfline-related questions, contact Kim Paylor at klpaylor@ncsu.edu.