Found 10 events matching "1980 "


Eloise Cofer becomes the second female full professor

Twenty-three years after Gertrude Cox's appointment, Eloise Cofer, Extension Professor of Food Science and Assistant Director of the Agricultural Extension Service becomes the second woman to be appointed as a full professor. In 1980, Cofer was named Home Economist of the Year by the N.C. Home Economics Association.


Norm Sloan hired

Norman Sloan was hired as the new head basketball coach at NC State. Sloan, who was a player on Everett Case's first basketball team at State (1946-1947), went on to become the second winningest coach in NC State men's basketball history, behind Case. His record included the 1974 NCAA championship. In 1980 he left NC State to coach the the University of Florida team. He was inducted into the NC State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013.


Department of Geosciences established

The Geological Engineering program separates from the Department of Mineral Industries and the College of Engineering. It is renamed the Department of Geosciences in the newly-formed School of Physical Science and Applied Mathematics, and later becomes part of the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences in 1980.


Genia Beasley Named All American

Women's basketball player Genia Beasley was name Kodak All American. She helped the Wolfpack win ACC season and tournament championships in 1978 and 1980, and she was named ACC Tournament MVP in 1980. She played for the USA Select National Team in 1977 and 1978, and she won gold medals at Pan American Games, Senior Pan American Games and World University Games. In 2012 she was inducted into the NC State Athletics Hall of Fame.

Included in: Athletics; Women

Women's Cross Country championships

The Women's Cross Country team wins the first of back-to-back national championships (1979 and 1980).


H.B. Smith and J.K. Magor serve as acting heads of department

Following W.W. Austin's retirement, H.B. Smith becomes acting head of the department (1979-1980) followed by J.K. Magor (1980-1981).


Developments in technology lead to changes in curriculum

As technology changed, so did the curriculum for the College of Textiles. In 1980, military science was dropped from the curriculum and courses were added in fiber-forming polymers, a year-long course in physical chemistry, and a course in computer science.

Included in College of Textiles

Peer Mentor Program

This program of pairing freshman with upper class mentors has aided the academic, emotional, and social adjustment of (originally) African American students and (later) all culturally diverse first year students. An earlier program (1980-1982) paired African American freshmen with faculty and staff members.

Included in African Americans

Calvin H. Carter, Jr., awarded doctorate

Calvin H. Carter, Jr., was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree. He had previously earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1977 and a Master of Science degree in 1980. He later became co-founder of Cree, Inc., and was a 2002 recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.


Women's Golf is reinstated as a varsity sport

Women's Golf is reinstated as a varsity sport. A team was previously fielded from 1980 to 1986.

Included in: Athletics; Women