Founder and Chairman of Shima Seiki to Receive Honorary Degree Dec. 15
Masahiro Shima, founder and chairman of the board of directors of Shima Seiki Manufacturing Limited, will receive an honorary degree Dec. 15 during NC State's commencement ceremony. His company is known for innovations in flat knitting machines. Shima holds numerous patents and has won international awards for his contributions in textile engineering, green development and service.
Hemline for Hearts Design Competition Returns for Second Year
The service learning project between the American Heart Association and College of Textiles students seeks to raise awareness of women’s heart health through a “Project Runway” style competition that culminates at Crabtree Valley Mall in February.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From the Dean
Friends, Warm greetings from the 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. […]
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.
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.
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.