Centennial Welcomes Marriott Hotel

Centennial Campus will be the site of a privately managed hotel and conference facility that will operate under the Marriott Autograph Collection franchise. The hotel, which is expected to open in 2016, will overlook Lake Raleigh and sit adjacent to the Park Alumni Center. Read more here.

NC State Named to Healthy 15

A food service industry magazine praised NC State for its innovative dining programs that help students, faculty and staff make healthy eating choices. The Healthy 15 list, announced by Foodservice Director magazine this month, showcases dining operations that create a healthy food service environment for both employees and guests. Read more here.

Gateways Smooth Campus Edges

Efforts to establish inviting entryways around the outer edges of the university are underway. Four of the proposed eighteen gateways into campus have been completed and work on two more commenced in recent weeks, at Main Campus Drive and Trailwood. Read more here.

NC State Hits Pay Dirt With New Mulch

A pilot project between NC State Grounds Management and the Horticulture Field Labs has resulted in the development of a new type of mulch blended from campus landscape debris and wood chips donated by a local tree company. This is the first year NC State has used the mulch blend, which is half the cost of mulch typically purchased from an outside vendor. In addition to cost savings, the mulch blend reduces greenhouse gas emissions associated with long-distance delivery and has no chemical additives.