Monday, September 20, 2021 | Fall Edition
Apply for Leader of the Pack by October 3
The Leader of the Pack program honors and recognizes students for outstanding contributions in leadership, scholarship, and service. This program has long been a tradition on campus, dating back to the 1990s.

While originally known as the Homecoming King and Queen Competition, the award transitioned to a more inclusive and equitable process—removing the gendered structure and focusing on scholarship, leadership, a commitment to creating an inclusive campus community, and service to the campus and broader community.

Six students will be recognized as finalists and the Leader of the Pack will be named at halftime of the Red and White Week game on Saturday, October 29, 2021.

Leadership Development
CliftonStrengths is an online assessment tool used to discover and develop your greatest talents. Operated by Gallup, the well-known global analytics and advice firm, this 177-question assessment measures your natural patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving and categorizes them into the 34 CliftonStrengths themes.

Join our September workshops below:
Having Difficult Conversations Using CliftonStrengths | September 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Throughout our lives, we will be faced with having difficult conversations among our peers, family, friends, and others. While these conversations can be emotional, uncomfortable, and/or controversial, it is the approach and communication style which can have the greatest impact on how others receive and respond to such dialogue. From this workshop, you will be able to identify your personal communication style and reflect upon the connections which may exist between your communication style, natural talents, and approach to difficult conversations. Possessing this kind of self-awareness is the first way to tackle difficult conversations.

Leading With Your CliftonStrengths | September 29 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
This session will help lay the groundwork for how students can use their Strengths in various leadership settings. We will be using a combination of your CliftonStrengths results with some reflection and group exercises to help prepare students to lead with their Strengths and grow their Strengths.

Upcoming One-Time Leadership Workshops
Building Connection and Community on September 23 at 6 p.m.
In a recent survey, 79% of Gen Z respondents reported feeling lonely, isolated, left out and without companionship. In a world where we are more digitally connected than ever, our sense of human and authentic connection is at an all time low. In this workshop, we will explore how leaders can cultivate a sense of community, build connections, and make the world feel a little less lonely.

Presenter: Brian Mathis, M.A., Associate Director, Student Leadership and Engagement

Registration required at go.ncsu.edu/learntolead.
Civic and Community Engagement
Active Citizenry Series Starts This Fall
Before December 6, state legislators will have to redraw our state’s political districts. In North Carolina, redistricting is always a point of political contention, due to legislators drawing maps to better suit their political interests, which is called gerrymandering. This workshop aims to outline the history and context of redistricting, specifically focusing on when redistricting becomes gerrymandering, and how that affects targeted communities. Participants who attend this workshop will learn how gerrymandering can be a tool used to silence the voices of our community, and learn how to recognize when it is actively occurring around them.

Join Service Raleigh Planning Committee
The application to join the Service Raleigh 2022 planning committee is now open!

Service Raleigh is an annual day of service celebrating its 24th year of inspiring thousands of students and community members to live a life of civic engagement and impacting hundreds of people in the Wake County community. This year's Service Raleigh will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022.  

We are inviting you to apply to this year's planning committee! This organization is open to all NC State students, so if you think your friends might be interested, invite them too!

Applications will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 24.

Contact cochairs@serviceraleigh.org if you have any further questions.
Alternative Service Break Program Information Meeting on Wednesday, September 22
We're excited to begin planning for 2021-2022 Alternative Service Break experiences!

The Alternative Service Break (ASB) program is a unique learning experience in which students engage in direct service to a community while being immersed in the culture. Teams are led by student team-leaders and accompanied by faculty or staff advisors.

Each team spends extensive time prior to travel doing team-building, planning for their experience, and studying the scope of their impact in the communities they will engage with. Throughout their travels, team members participate in a variety of cultural, educational, recreational, and reflective activities to enhance their service experience.

There will be an information meeting on Wednesday, September 22 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in Talley 3285.

Events and Activities
“Who’s Calling? Understanding the Scourge of Robocalls” Keynote Address on October 6
In celebration of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, NC State’s Office of Information Technology will sponsor “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart” to increase the awareness and prevention of security threats.

Brad Reaves, an assistant professor in the NC State Department of Computer Science, will present the keynote address, “Who's Calling? Understanding the Scourge of Robocalls,” from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6 online.

Telephone subscribers in the US are inundated by frequent unsolicited calls known as robocalls, and this is arguably one of the greatest cybersecurity issues facing people today. In this talk, Reaves will explain how and why the robocall problem became so significant, how NC State research reveals how these robocallers operate, and what is being done to put an end to the problem.

There will be an opportunity to win great prizes, including an Apple Watch. This event is free and open to the public.
To learn more about other planned security events in October, see NC State’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 website at http://go.ncsu.edu/csam2021:DASA.
Step To It: Movement Challenge Registration Ends September 30
Our campus-wide movement challenge, Step To It, is beginning Monday, October 4! Step To It is a great way to get up and get moving with your friends and coworkers. Walking is one of the simplest, positive behavior changes you can make to impact your health. We encourage you to build a team, get moving, motivate your teammates, and continue on this journey through this 6-week program and beyond.

- The deadline to register a team for the challenge is Thursday, September 30 at 5 p.m.
- The teams may consist of 3-10 participants. Select a captain for your team.
- The challenge will last 6 weeks, beginning Monday, October 4 through Sunday, November 14.
Karaoke Night on Tuesday, September 21
Come and sing like nobody is watching! Grab the microphone, or just grab a seat, and join us in Talley's One Earth Lounge, September 21 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. for our monthly Karaoke Night.
"Coco" Screening on Friday, September 24
Join UAB's Wellness, Outreach, Leisure, and Films (W.O.L.F.) Committee for their weekly films each Friday in Witherspoon Cinema. Showtimes are at 7 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Grab a friend and don't miss this week's showing of "Coco" on September 24. Light refreshments will be provided while supplies last.

Make sure to follow UAB to stay up-to-date on upcoming Friday Films and events! @NCStateUAB
Money Talks Financial Wellness Coaching Available Now
Money Talks is back with even more appointments! Money Talks are opportunities for students, faculty and staff to chat one-on-one with a financial wellness coach.

Regardless of your level of experience with personal finances, we are here to help you grasp a better understanding of your financial situation, set financial goals, identify barriers and develop a strategy to achieve your goals. Schedule your 20-minute financial consultation today and start your journey to financial freedom.

About Student Leadership and Engagement
Student Leadership and Engagement helps students engage in memorable involvement experiences that build their sense of belonging at NC State and provide them with the knowledge, tools, and experiences to practice socially responsible leadership.

Our new office brings together the talent of a dynamic team of professionals from the previous offices of Student Involvement and Leadership and Civic Engagement.