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SGA Elections Open September 16

The Student Government Association (SGA) will hold Fall Elections beginning September 16 at 8:00 AM and ending September 17 at 5:00 PM. The elections are for class presidents (freshman, sophomore, junior and senior), at-large senators, and freshmen at-large senators. Vacancies remain for some College-based senate seats; students within those Colleges may apply for the positions online. Review candidate profiles and available vacancies at the SGA website; click here to place your vote online. For more information, please contact the SGA Office at 704-687-7166 or stop by the Student Government and Organizations Complex in the Student Union, room 212.

Sports Journalist Stephen Smith to Speak on Sept. 16

Sports journalist Stephen Smith will present "Adversity: Keep Your Head in the Game" at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Cone University Center, McKnight Hall, as part of the Forty-niner Forum in partnership with the Campus Activities Board. Admission for the event is free for students, $5 for faculty/staff and $10 for the public.

In his talk, Smith will share his life experiences and use sports-as-life references to offer his perspective on how to keep "your head in the game and use adversity to your benefit."

Smith, a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, began his journalism career as a high school sportswriter at the New York Daily News in the summer of 1993. After working as a general sports columnist with the Philadelphia Inquirer, Smith was hired by ESPN to become an analyst/insider on its basketball show "NBA Shootaround." He has appeared on "SportsCenter" and "ESPNews," and he had his own talk show, "Quite Frankly." He currently hosts a weeknight radio show for ESPN.