Archive for February, 2011

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Student Athletes — Scholars all

During Wednesday night’s men’s basketball game between NC State and Virginia Tech, a record 260 Wolfpack student-athletes were recognized for their academic work last fall.

Among the athletes  honored in the Caterpillar-NC State Scholar Athlete Program, 137 made the dean’s list and three have been nominated for ACC post-graduate scholarships. NC State has produced more post-graduate scholars than any school in the ACC, a total of 54 over the last 30 years.

In addition, the 10 athletes with the highest grade point averages were spotlighted. They have each been at NC State for a minimum of five semesters and have some of the highest GPA at the university.

•Whitney Barnette, cheerleading,  biomedical engineering with a 3.945 GPA.
•Amy Depasquale, gymnastics, English education with a 4.0 GPA.
•Kimberlee Durham, women’s basketball, double major in business management and arts applications with a 3.996 GPA. (more…)


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Learn about Location Location Location – Content Content Content at NC State NC State NC State

Check in. Earn a badge. Been there. Done that. How can location-based services (LBS), predicted to be a $3 billion industry by 2013, actually reach their potential? By using location as a cue to offer the right content to the right community at the right time. This session will offer insights into planning LBS-based content with a case study from North Carolina State University. The university is in the midst of implementing new location-based mobile applications and websites to

  • improve and personalize campus tours.
  • collect and share student-created geotagged content.
  • incentivize student attendance at university events.
  • build alumni communities.
  • provide near real-time customer service for students, faculty and staff.
  • celebrate campus history, and even tracking a senior administrator for a day.

This presentation will share highlights of NC State University’s journey so far through creating the kind of authentic content and community engagement that few other web experiences can match.

Tim Jones

North Carolina State University

Tim Jones is the Director of Web Communications at NC State in Raleigh, NC., where he leads NC State’s implementation of a custom suite of location-based services in partnership with TriOut NC. Tim has spoken at national and local conferences about how location-based services connect people to places, places to people, and people to people in places—largely through content. (more…)