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EOT97 Division of Academic and Student Affairs 8/14/12

Perhaps the most visible symbol of N.C. State, the Bell Tower can be heard throughout the campus. As we welcome back old and new students alike, Deondre’ delves a little bit into the history of this symbolic tower.

Probably the newest university organization on campus, the Division of Academic and Student Affairs is set to play a large and increasingly visible role in the lives of the wolfpack. EOT interviews its new leader, Dr. Mike Mullen.

Chick-Fil-A has been in the news a lot recently, especially here in North Carolina. Whatever your feelings on the controversial chicken chain are, it’s hard to deny its rather large presence here on campus. Andrew explores the controversy from a Wolfpacker’s point of view.

Listen to episode 97.

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WKNC and the 2010 Krispy Kreme Challenge

With exams finished, classes forgotten, and a long winter break ahead, what was there left to do? Run a marathon while eating doughnuts of course! Starting as a dare by a few undergraduate students in December 2004, the Krispy Kreme Challenge soon evolved into a national sensation. Now over five years later, the challenge is expected to host 6,000 participants who will gorge their way through 72,000 glazed doughnuts!

In order to successfully complete the challenge, participants must start at the N.C. State Bell Tower and run two miles to the Krispy Kreme Store located on Peace St. in Raleigh. After downing down twelve glazed doughnuts, the competitor must make the two mile trek back to the Bell Tower, all within an hour. Last year, the challenge was covered on ESPN and in the past has been recognized by Sports Illustrated Magazine as one of the top things to do before you graduate. All proceeds for the Krispy Kreme Challenge go to well deserving North Carolina Children’s Hospital.

This year, WKNC is partaking in the Krispy Kreme Challenge as a Silver Level sponsor and putting forth some of it’s own deejays to compete. Although not known for being much of athletes, the WKNC staff does enjoy to eat, which should be their strength in the competition. Other competitors will recognize WKNC runners by their awesome and custom made Krispy Kreme t-shirts. Stay tuned to meet the few hopefuls who will brave the glazed filled trail and find out what music they’ll be listening to while competing!

The 2010 Krispy Kreme Challenge will be held on the morning of February 6th. The organization has almost reached its 6,000 runner cap and will be closing registration soon. For more information about registering or donating to the cause, please visit the official Krispy Kreme Challenge website.

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EOT08 Greek Life

After a hefty dose of news from Jack Boyer and Evan Garris, we debut our new Eye on the Triangle sports segment with Sean Klemm and Tyler Everett from the NCSU Technician.

Greek Life is the focus of VIP interviews with Interfraternity Council President Benton Sawrey and Director of Greek Life John Mountz.

In Hear This, Kelly Reid features Greensboro’s Bronzed Chorus and Durham’s Luego.

Matt Robbins is our Wolfpacker of the Week., founder of the Finish The Tower campaign.

Listen to episode eight.

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State of State #8: Finish the Bell Tower

On this edition of State of State M.C. talks with N.C. State graduate student Matt Robbins, chairman of the Traditions Commission, about Finish the Bell Tower, a student-initiated movement to raise money for a 54-bell carillon for the campus’s famous bell tower.

State of State #8: Finish the Bell Tower