FYC Village Blog
Living in the Village
By Emily Ford
Posted 2010-09-14, 12:55 pm
Living in the First Year College Village is great for several reasons. First of all, the people are awesome. Everyone is really open to meeting new people, at least partially because they are mostly all new people. Also, FYC Village is in the center of campus, so everything is closer, including classes and friends, since I lived on West Campus last year. There is easy access to resources across the street in the FYC building as well, including the 24 hour desk, advisers, a computer lab, and tutoring sessions.
Living in the FYC Village
By Blair Gaskill
Posted 2010-09-14, 12:07 pm
Life in the FYC village is great! Living here provides student with the best dorm location of the entire NCSU campus! It is right by Fountain Dining hall, Talley Student Center, The Atrium, The Library, and all of the Academic Buildings are at most a 15 minute walk from the dorms! The Village also provides free tutoring for math, chemistry, and english. There is also a beach volleyball court and grills outside the two dorms, Tucker and Owen, where students can play sports and grill up some food! I'm so glad I live in the FYC Village, it has so much to offer.
Put Your Paws on a PAWS Event
By David Benton
Posted 2010-09-10, 12:11 pm
There are many great opportunities to enhance your knowledge and skills so that you can be academically successful. One great way to do this is through PAWS. PAWS stands for Pack Academic Workshop Series and addresses five program areas including Personal Understanding, Time/Stress Management, Study/Test Taking Skills, Choosing a Major, and On Campus Resources. Now that you know what areas PAWS addresses you can take advantage of these great opportunities because it is very beneficial plus they are always a lot of fun and there is always free food. See you there!
Battle of the Beach!!
By Christian Holmes
Posted 2010-09-08, 11:43 pm
Hey everyone! This is Christie one of the RM's in Owen. I just wanted to tell you a little bit about battle of the beach. This is a great event with tons of activities and food where Owen and Tucker fight for the right to call the beach theirs. This past year Owen won and we are going to try to continue this legacy and keep the title. So as of now it is Owen beach. Battle of the Beach will be held September 18th! Plan to be there and have fun, play games, and volleyball, along with eating great food!!!! GO TEAMS!
Living In the Village-Wolfpack Welcome Week
By Cody Wittman
Posted 2010-09-07, 12:20 am
Living in the First Year College Village is awesome! One of the awesome things that takes place every year is the Wolfpack Welcome Week. It's the first week that students are on campus and provides great opportunities to meet people, have fun, and relax before classes start. Some of these events include: the play fair & convocation, cookouts, lunch with Sheryll WuDunn( co-author of Half The Sky), and much more. All of these events are put on by the FYC and other on campus organizations.
PAWS: What is it?
By Jake Hardison
Posted 2010-09-07, 09:00 pm
PAWS stands for Pack Academic Workshop Series. The purpose of these events are to help students in the FYC village become more knowledgeable about themselves and other topics like on campus resources (Tutorial Center, Campus Recreation, etc.). Students who are taking USC 101/102 have to attend a set number of these events per semester.
Now that you know what PAWS is you should definitely come out and join the fun. There is always good, free food. Also, the events are very informative and you always walk away having learned something, thus improving yourself.
My experience in USC 101
By Christine Urbowicz
Posted 2010-09-03, 11:49 am
Being involved in First Year College helped make the transition from high school to college much easier. In the classroom, my FYC adviser helped me learn how to manage my time, explore major and career options and become a successful college student. After taking the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and assessing my learning styles, I was able to learn about myself and decide what major at NC State was right for me.
The 101 on USC 101
By Seth Hanner
Posted 2010-09-01, 07:30 pm
Alright I'm on here to talk about what a great opportunity I/we have in the FYC and especially in the USC 101 course. It's the intro course to First Year College where you will explore yourself, meet friends, and hopefully find the major that you'll stick with for life. In the class you'll take personality tests, explore NCSU's different colleges, and find out what all NC State has to offer. Figuring out what you have affinity for and establishing and establishing a resume that looks good academically and socially is all a part of the process. Along with this, some real sweet opportunities to meet people, hangout, and have some fun. Call me crazy but the friends I know that went through FYC and then chose their major haven't looked back. Myself, a junior in Civil Engineering, I'm really happy where I'm at because my advisor and peers helped me to explore my options and choose the best major for me. I got involved in intramural sports, N C State Athletics, Campus Outreach, and the bass fishing team because of the environment I was in. Along with this I met my best friends in college who I'm hangin' out with right now. So I just wanted to say what's up, I hope this gives y'all some information to base some decisions off of. To end it, here's a favorite quote of mine.
"If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world."
By Edward Dombrowski
Posted 2010-08-31, 05:16 pm
Move in was an exciting yet stressful day. The weather could have been 30 degrees cooler outside to make the process more comfortable. It was a day when I said goodbye to my family, and summer, and hello to N.C. State. Once I finally got my stuff unpacked, posters hung up, and my parents out of the room, it was time to start the college experience.
By Carl Escriva
Posted 2010-08-30, 04:49 pm
Move-in weekend is full of confusion, questions, nervous freshman, and empty cardboard boxes. That said the Resident Mentor/Resident Advisor teams in both Tucker and Owen had fun conducting a smooth and efficient move in for this year's new students. It was great to meet all the people we will be living with this coming school year and the Housing teams are excited for what should be a great year now that everyone has begun to settle in.
FYC Resident Mentor: What are they?
By Michael Zubel
Posted 2010-08-27, 02:52 pm
Resident Mentors are one of the many unique resources available to FYC students. Our objective is to act as both academic and social role models for first year students as we plan programs, hold community hours, and much more to further enrich their time at NC State. We accomplish this by living in the dorms with students in the first year college, allowing us to interact and grow as a living, learning community.
The Resident Mentor (RM) Role in the First Year College Village
By Jasmine Brown
Posted 2010-08-26, 04:07 pm
The First Year College (FYC) Village is unique in that along with the Resident Advisors (RAs) the Village also has Resident Mentors (RMs). A Resident Mentor is a type of academic mentor that will be available to the Freshmen residents of Owen and Tucker Hall throughout the year. The role of the Resident Mentor is to be available for the students of the Village to give advice, answer any questions they may have about classes, campus resources, where to eat, or anything else they might need to know more about. Resident Mentors are also Teaching Assistants (TAs) in the USC 101 classes and set up academic programs for students to attend.
NCAA Pre-game Food event.
By Andrew Patterson
Hall Council First Floor Rep.
Posted 2010-04-07, 11:21 pm
Updating you once again about events going on in Tucker Hall. For the National Championship game of Duke Vs. Butler Monday night, we ordered pokey sticks and pizza from Gumby's to get the hall to watch it together. We set for the food to arrive around 9:15, right before tip off. We had poor adverstisement for the event, but thanks to late facebook messaging and status'; we were able to get rid of all the food and have high attendence by when 9:15 rolled around. Thanks to our hall council, we were able to give our residents food to pump them up for a very close 2010 Championship game, which saw the Blue Devils win by just 2 points.
Hopefully another update soon.
Talk to you later!
By Chelsea McLaughlin
Hall Council Vice President
Posted 2010-04-05, 07:50 pm
Hi, I am Chelsea and I am one of the students in the First Year Village as well as the Vice President of Tucker Hall Council and I just wanted to share with you some exerts of a letter that I wrote about the first year college class called USC 101/102.
I feel that my FYC class has been so important and meaningful to me partly because of the assignments and activities that we do but mostly because of how wonderful my advisor, Kathy Ziga has been. We have done many different activities and inventories such as the Strong Interest Inventory® and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Career Report. These reports kind of reinforced some of the career field options that I had been considering such as Accounting and Pharmacy and opened my eyes up to another field which is Statistics that I may have not ever considered otherwise. We have done assignments/activities on diversity, goals, values, and decision making and these have all been helpful as well. These assignments all brought up valid points and opinions that I probably would have never otherwise noticed if it would not have been for working in a classroom with twenty other students and in the environment that the FYC class provides. These were things that could help when picking a career but also were just helpful for life. I feel like the goal of FYC is to help you have a smooth transfer from high school to college as well as prepare you to matriculate into another college and I feel like this has exactly been the case in my personal experience. Coming into college like I said earlier I was pretty clueless as to what I wanted to do with my life as far as a career. Kathy has been so helpful with me in this. She has been so patient with me as I have been back and forth constantly on what I thought I wanted to major in. She has always thrown out suggestions and helped me to take classes that will go for either of the majors that I am considering. I know that all of my friends have personally felt the same way with their advisors therefore, I know that all of the advisors in FYC are extremely helpful and are the majority of the reason students become so successful.
Talk to you soon,
March Madness PB&J Service Program
By Will Jackson
Hall Council First Floor Rep.
Posted 2010-03-29, 08:18 pm
Hey Wolf pack students and future Wolf pack students!
My name is Will Jackson and I'm a current FYC student and hopefully a future College of Management student. This march during our March Madness service activities i had the pleasure of participating in the PB&J Sandwich line. Together with the help of my fellow Tucker hall council members and other tucker hall residents, we made over 200 sandwiches that went to the feed the homeless downtown in Raleigh the very next day. Although we were covered in PB&J by the time we finished, it was an awesome experience and got to meet new students as well. For any future Tucker Hall residents, i encourage you to get involved in the service projects at Tucker and anywhere else on campus. You'll have more fun than you think.
Talk to you soon,
Ping Pong Tournament in Tucker Hall
By Andrew Patterson
Hall Council First Floor Rep.
Posted 2010-03-29, 08:07 pm
Hi! My name is Andrew Patterson, a Freshman here at NC State in F.Y.C. I plan to major in Polymer and Color Chemistry with a minor in Criminology. Next year I will be a Resident Mentor in Tucker hall and am very excited for the year ahead!
So a couple of week ago, prior to spring break, Tucker hall initiated its brand new ping pong table with a tournament to determine the first champion of 2010. Even though this program was not highly publicized, it brought in enough where our first round was the sweet sixteen! I helped order the food, set-up and played in the event. Even though I played in the tournament, I sadly did not make it beyond the first round.
The program overall was a fun and successful night.
Keep you updated on the fun around Tucker Hall.