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Spring 2016 Newsletter


Announcement: MALS Seminar Maymester 2016

Spring 2016 MaymesterTake a look at our Spring 2016 Maymester course, Food for Thought!

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MALS StudentsAnnouncement: Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program

The Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s (ABM) Degree allows exceptional undergraduate students from any major across NC State University an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree at an accelerated pace.

For complete details on the ABM and MALS program, please contact the director, Dr. Michael Garval at garval@ncsu.edu.

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Alumna Spotlight: Simone Keith ’03Simone Keith MALS

Simone is currently on staff at NC State University where she is a videographer and video editor with University Communications. She is the recipient of two Emmy® awards for her work with the weekly gardening show “In The Garden With Bryce Lane.”

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Faculty Spotlight: An Interview with Dr. Leila MayDr. May in Florence

MALS is proud to feature Dr. Leila May! Dr. May is a member of the English Department at NC State.  Her seminar for Fall 2016 focuses on women writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Student Spotlight: David Merles

MALS David Merles

Merles was born in Cleveland, OH, but moved to Atlanta, GA during his freshman year of high school.  His family is still in Atlanta, so he claims both as his home–although, he roots for Cleveland sports! He is active duty military and was stationed for three years in Raleigh-Durham to serve as the Marine Officer Instructor for the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) at North Carolina State University, Duke University, and UNC Chapel Hill as well.

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Dr. Leila MayFall 2016 Seminars

Women and Madness

MALS is proud to present “Women and Madness,” taught by Dr. Leila May.  Reading assignments for this course will involve a number of well-known women writers who deal with the ways in which gender, race, sexuality and class intersect and function in the construction of identity, and, in particular, female identity.

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Dr. Levi McLaughlinReligion, Disaster, and Development

MALS is proud to present “Religion, Disaster, and Development” taught by Dr. Levi McLaughlin. In this course, students will read the latest research on the intersection of religion and disaster, analyze primary sources, and take advantage of documentary films and other records in order to understand the role of religion in disaster and post-disaster development.

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Spring 2016 GraduatesCongratulations to our Spring 2016 Graduates

MALS congratulates our Spring 2016 graduates!

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Share your storyShare your story with us!

We are always looking for new alumni stories to help demonstrate the wide variety of research and careers that MALS has opened up for our graduates. If you’d like to share your story, contact Dr. Michael Garval at garval@ncsu.edu. We may feature you on our website or in an upcoming newsletter.


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The MALS Enhancement Fund provides us with the opportunity to host great alumni events, fund guest speakers, student travel and research, and many other program activities that we could not continue without your support.

Donate to MALS — Your support is greatly appreciated.


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