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Month: November 2017

Alex Djuric and Jeffrey Krauss

Nov 30, 2017

The Carpet Conundrum

Eight years ago, Alex Djuric inherited his father-in-law’s 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SL convertible. He worked to restore it to mint condition, repairing every part of the classic car except one; he searched the world over but could not find a match for the vehicle’s unusual blue carpeting. Enter Jeffrey Krauss, Pilot Laboratory manager for the Zeis Textiles Extension, who accepted -- and met -- the challenge. 

Elton Lawrence

Nov 28, 2017

Where Are They Now?

We checked in with some of our young alumni working all over the state to learn how they got their jobs, what their workdays are like and their advice for a successful career. 

Frances Henry with belltower

Nov 28, 2017

An Extraordinary Gift to Complete the Memorial Belltower

An extraordinary gift from Textiles alumnus Bill Henry and his wife, Frances, will enable the university to complete the Memorial Belltower – including the installation of the full complement of 54 bells, carillon and interior stairs as originally designed. 

Textiles student in graduation cap

Nov 20, 2017

Fall 2017 Commencement is December 15

NC State and the College of Textiles graduation take place on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Degrees will be conferred on 130 graduates, 69 undergraduates and 61 graduate students. 

Ben Cooper

Nov 16, 2017

Textiles Welcomes Ben Cooper as Executive-in-Residence

Wearable tech enthusiast and managing director of IoClothes, Ben Cooper, recently visited the College of Textiles for the Executive-in-Residence Program. He shared his industry experiences with many students and learned more about state-of-the-art facilities NC State has to offer for research and development. 

Dean Hinks

Nov 15, 2017

From the Dean

Friends, Warm greetings from the Wilson College of Textiles. Fall has finally arrived in Raleigh bringing cooler temperatures to the area. But it also brought some very welcome traditions, including Red and White Week, the Textile Alumni Tailgate and Textile Bowl. It was wonderful to welcome home so many members of our extended Textiles family… 

Christina Thomsen

Nov 15, 2017

Adidas Apparel Designer Looks to Further Career With Textiles Online Program

Christina Thomsen is an apparel designer for Adidas and a graduate student in the Online Textiles Program at NC State. 

NC State aerial view

Nov 15, 2017

NC State Ranks Top 20 in Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs

NC State has been ranked by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine as a “Top 25 Best Undergrad Programs for Entrepreneurs in 2018,” coming in at no. 19 on the list. 

Student in lab

Nov 13, 2017

CSI: College of Textiles

One can gather an extraordinary amount of information from a few drops of blood at a crime scene, but when blood stains a textile as opposed to landing on a hard surface, the evidence is more difficult to interpret. College of Textiles professor Dr. Stephen Michielsen is one of few experts in the specialized field of textile forensics, and he recently conducted a workshop for crime scene professionals from across the country and Canada to further their understanding of the interaction of blood and textiles. 

Wiggins Family

Nov 10, 2017

Robert “Bob” Wiggins ‘52, ’65 M, Named Distinguished Alumni Award Winner

Robert “Bob” Wiggins received the Distinguished Alumni Award for the College of Textiles during the NC State Alumni Association’s annual Evening of Stars Gala held Nov. 3. Recipients of this award have excelled in their careers, made a difference in their communities and given back to their alma mater. Wiggins is being recognized specifically for his outstanding contributions to the textile industry.