September 2014

Global studies master’s program welcomes first class

The curriculum in global studies welcomed its inaugural cohort of students in the Global Studies Master of Arts Program in the fall 2014 semester. Students in the program concentrate in one of three thematic areas: global economics; global politics, institutions and societies; and global migration and labor rights.

‘Take Five’ with Barbara Osborne

Her parents put a tennis racquet in her hands when she was 3, and at age 10 she won the city championship in the girls division for her age group. But when Barbara Osborne started junior high school in 1972, she found that sports teams were still only for boys.

Bonilla’s drive to help others began with family

Nearly a century after the railroad arrived in Siler City in the 1880s, the town remained a sleepy Southern burg of a few thousand souls. Roughly half the town was white, the other half black.

But in the 1990s, outsiders began trickling into Siler City, people who knew little about the town except that it was a destination point for work – either in the chicken slaughterhouse or the aging textile mills.