Yahoo Road Trip Video Tracks Wolfpack Timbersports Athlete in Training for US Championship

Griff Wilson's eye on the prize

Griff Wilson focuses his talents now on the US Stihl Timbersports Collegiate Championship

Griffith Wilson, a sophomore in Forest Management at NC State University, is used to working hard. That includes the work he has put into becoming the winner of the US STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Southern Collegiate Qualifer.  And now it counts toward the challenge he will face this weekend as he battles other great student athletes for the Collegiate Championship being held at the Norfolk Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, June 20-22.

Griff has a natural talent for timbersports, AND he is a natural in front of the cameras. Yahoo on the Road, sponsored by RAM Country, tested both of those qualities recently when they came out to Camp Slocum on NC State’s G.W. Hill Demonstration Forest in Durham County, NC, to film Griff during one of his training sessions. They not only captured evidence of his talent and composure, but they also picked up on the Wolfpack passion for tradition and NC State’s history in Forestry.

Watch the Yahoo! Road Trip Video featuring Griff and the NCSU Forestry & Timbersports Club at Camp Slocum

Barry Interview

Barry Goldfarb interviewed by Yahoo Road Trip Host, Marc Istook for the video

Catch the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Collegiate Championship this weekend In Person or Stream it Live!

  • June 20 – Pro & College Qualifier Rounds 12pm-7pm
  • June 21 – US Professional Championships 5pm-8pm
  • June 22 – US Collegiate Championships & Team Relay Events 2pm-6pm

Read more about Griffith Wilson

Catch more of the action on television with ESPNU Airings – Collegiate STIHL TIMBERSPORTS


Conclave 2012

Lauren and Mike team-up for the Jack & Jill Crosscut Competition at Southern Conclave 2012 on NC State’s campus

Learn more about the recent tradition Wolfpack Timbersports Champions


People First Tourism is subject of WCOM radio program

NC State tourism professsor Duarte Morais discusses the People Firest Tourism program on WCOM radio
NC State Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management professor Duarte Morais and two of People First Tourism’s micro-entrepreneurs were guests on WCOM-FM 103.5  (Chapel-Hill-Carboro Public Radio).

In the interview, broadcast on March 26, 2014, the guests discussed with host Lee Anne McClymont the evolution and impact of this innovative program.   P1T uses web to cell technology to empower entrepreneurs to shape their future and creates dignified and sustainable livelihoods Glocally.

Listen to the WCOM podcast>>   The interview starts at 2:44.

Learn more about People First Tourism   P1T Website>>   P1T Facebook>>


Students Grow at TAPPI-PIMA Student Summit

Contributed by Katie McIntyre

NC State Paper Science and Engineering Students at the 2011 TAPPI-PIMA Student SummitOver the MLK holiday weekend, 19 Paper Science and Engineering students at NC State University travelled to Kingsport, TN for the annual TAPPI-PIMA Student Summit. 

The 2011 Student Summit allowed students from paper science programs across the country the opportunity to learn more about the pulp and paper and packaging industries directly from professionals involved in day-to-day operations.  Industry leaders met with students to impart some of their professional knowledge to budding engineers. 

Throughout the weekend, students heard from professionals at a variety of levels; from mill managers to young professionals.  Sessions highlighted new technologies in printed and flexible circuitry, biofuels energy, and carbon management. 

Dedicated to preparing paper science students for successful careers, TAPPI provided students with essential information about interviewing, resume building and personal finance for young professionals. 

Multiple companies took the opportunity to interview students for jobs, internships and co-ops during the Summit.  More than one NC State student secured an internship over the weekend!

It has become tradition for the Student Summit to be held near a prominent manufacturing facility in order to provide students the opportunity to take a tour of the mill.  This year was no exception, attendees were treated to a detailed tour of the Domtar Kingsport mill.  Domtar was a key sponsor of the weekend event and supported many of the sessions with its professionals.

TAPPI Student Summits are never all work!  Students had ample time to network with their peers from across the country and even got the opportunity to travel to Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium Park to visit the local “wolf pack” and had a “howling” good time. Take a listen!  

NC State Students Compete in the 2011 TAPPI-PIMA Student Summit CompetitionThe weekend wrapped up with a final challenge to the student participants.  Groups took part in the “Marshmallow Challenge.”  Their task:  to build a structure in less than 18 minutes that would support a marshmallow with a few pieces of spaghetti, a little string and some tape.  Who thought a marshmallow would be so heavy?  Take a look at some of the spaghetti towers students built.

Senior and double major in Paper Science & Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Jamie Pye, was awarded a McNutt scholarship from TAPPI to help fund the chapter’s travel to the conference.

Learn more about Paper Science and Engineering at NC State.

Fall Foliage Prediction for 2010

From WRAL.COM Weather Extra: Fall Foliage
Oct 21 – 9:53am

Recently Robert Bardon, assistant dean for extension and engagement at North Carolina State University’s College of Natural Resources, spoke with WRAL.Com’s Nate Johnson about when the leaves should change to those nice autumn colors in North Carolina.

(direct link to video)

Learn more about forestry at the NC State Extension Forestry program website.

Pegram Featured On Blue Ridge Parkway Anniversary Program

Tim Pegram (’75),  former parkway ranger and the author of “The Blue Ridge Parkway by Foot: A Park Ranger’s Memoir,” was a featured guest recently on WUNC 91.5’s program, “The State of Things.”   

Fall Color at the Linn Cove Viaduct on the Blue Ridge Pparkway“The Blue Ridge Parkway at 75”  explores the legacy of  this national treasure as the Parkway celebrates its 75th anniversary

A ribbon of highway that threads through the mountains of Virginia and North Carolina, the Parkway offers access to beautiful scenery and is beloved by many travelers, making it the National Park Service’s most visited site.

Tim Pegram, author of" The Blue Ridge Parkway by Foot"After graduating from NC State in what was then the School of Forest Resources (now Natural Resources), Pegram embarked on a rewarding career as a parkway ranger.  Upon his retirement, Tim decided there was still more to learn about the Parkway so he  tackled a challenge no one else had.  He walked the length of the Parkway – all 469 miles.   

As a natural storyteller, Pegram was unable to keep his experiences to himself, so for his next challenge he wrote and published his memoir – “The Blue Ridge Parkway by Foot: A Park Ranger’s Memoir.”

You can hear some of Pegram’s stories and learn more about the Parkway’s legacy from Pegram and  fellow guest, Neva Specht, by listening to “The Blue Ridge Parkway at 75” program on the WUNC 91.5 website

Pegram’s book is available in bookstores, online and from the The Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway.