About Events

We offer several program series for sharing about cutting-edge research and creative endeavors by faculty, students and graduates of NC State University. These are free and open to the public. Other programs and events include: Read Smart, a book discussion series with NC State faculty moderators, as well as other programs that feature members of the NC State community.

Fabulous Faculty Series

The Fabulous Faculty series showcases the remarkable research and scholarship conducted by NC State’s community of scholars. Faculty featured as part of this series include: John Kessel, Sarah Ash, Michael Stoskopf and Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf, Robert St. Amant, David Hinks, Ann Ross, Mike Walden, Andrew Taylor, John Frampton, Craig Brookins, Rob Dunn, Rupert Nacoste, Larry Silverberg, Katherine Mellen Charron, R. Michael Young, Susanna Lee, Dan Ksepka, Annie Anton, Joseph Desimone, Michael Steer, J. Mark Scearce and Blaire Kelley.

"I think the Fabulous Faculty series is a wonderful opportunity for faculty to share their research with an engaged and diverse audience. I also think that the series reinforces the library as a space for intellectual exchange . . ." – Dr. Susanna Lee, Fabulous Faculty speaker

Amazing Alumni Series

Through the Amazing Alumni series, the NCSU Libraries brings back to campus some of the NC State graduates who have made the university proud by accomplishing great things since they earned their diplomas.

Barbara Mulkey and student

Barbara Mulkey (left), chair of the NC State University Board of Trustees, discussed her experiences as a successful engineer and businessperson during an Amazing Alumni program in February 2012. NC State student Catherina Gomes (right) moderated.

Stellar Student Series

The Stellar Student Series allows students, faculty and other members of the community to see and hear some of the best thinking, writing, and multimedia being done by undergraduate and graduate students across the campus, and to hear – from students themselves – about their experiences at NC State.

Saul Flores

Student Saul Flores talks about his project "Walk of the Immigrant" to a standing-room-only audience.