Aggie News & Event Calendar


Fall Open House Saturday, November 8
&
2nd Annual Diabetes Walk Thursday, November 13

(Details below)

Events

Friday, Nov. 7

A&T is Now a CashCourse University

CashCourse, a financial literacy tool for students is now available for  A&T students. Come learn about the CashCourse website’s educational resources, financial management tools, and how faculty and staff can use CashCourse to help improve student financial literacy skills on Nov. 7, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Coltrane Hall, Godfrey Multipurpose Room.CashCourse is sponsored by the National Endowment for Financial Education, the leading private nonprofit dedicated to inspiring empowered financial decision making. CashCourse at A&T is sponsored by The Cooperative Extension Program, the Division of Student Affairs, the Department of Economics and Finance, and the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. For more information contact Dr. Claudette Smith at 334-7956 or clsmith@ncat.edu.

Saturday, Nov. 8

Fall Open House

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will host Fall Open House, Saturday, Nov. 8, for middle and high school and transfer students. This is an opportunity for prospective students to experience what it’s like to be an Aggie for a day. Participants will engage with current students, administrators, faculty and staff, attend admissions and financial aid workshops and tour the campus. For more information, contact Crystal Williams in the 336-334-7946.

Tuesday, Nov. 11

College of Engineering Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series

The College of Engineering will host its Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series, Tuesday, Nov. 11, featuring Dr. Dinesh Verma, professor and dean in the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology. In his talk on“Systems Research and Education,” Verma will address the notion of complexity from a systems engineering mindset – and explore innovative approaches to understanding analyzing and leveraging its impact. The event is free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, Nov. 11

Program to Honor the Service of African Americans in the Vietnam War

The Departments of Political Science and Criminal Justice and History will host a program to honor the contributions of African Americans during the Viet Nam War and to commemorate the efforts of the Civil Rights Movement, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 7-9 p.m., Dudley Building, multipurpose room.  This event will provide an opportunity for Black Vietnam veterans to tell their stories. It will enlighten the public on the two “Victories” African Americans have continually sought since the American War for Independence. The war in Vietnam and the domestic movement for civil and human rights were contemporaneous events.

Thursday, Nov. 13

2nd Annual Diabetes Awareness Walk

The School of Nursing will host the 2nd annual Diabetes Awareness Walk on Thursday, Nov. 13. The two-mile walk, set to begin at 12 p.m., will start at Noble Hall, near the corner of Dudley and Bluford streets. The walk is co-sponsored by the Student Health Center and the Center for Outreach in Alzhemier’s, Aging and Community Health and is open to the entire community. Organizers are encouraging university and community members to start or join a team, or register as an individual by visiting Aggies Bring Awareness to Diabetes. Tax- deductible donations can also be made to the American Diabetes Association to support their mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by the disease.  For more information about the walk contact Dr. Schenita Randolph at 336-285-3588/email:sadavis@ncat.edu.

Thursday, Nov. 13

Aggie Student V.E.T.S. Center Grand Opening

The grand opening for the Aggie V.E.T.S. (Veteran’s Educational Transition Support) will be Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Dudley Parade Grounds, which is located in front of the February One Monument. For information, call 336-334-7765.

Friday, Nov. 14

IBM zEnterprise meeting

You are cordially invited to attend the next zEnterprise Customer Council event on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University Friday, Nov. 14, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m., in the Academic Classroom Building, room 101. Presentations will include the following: Integrating System z events into QRadar; a customer presentation on how they use their System z from a business and technical perspective; the IBM Academic Initiative and how it’s helping universities and communities around the world teach System z skills; how N.C. A&T is working with IBM to develop their System z curriculum as well as how A&T is working with area companies to ensure graduates have the skills required to succeed; and a presentation on Hadoop on System z. For more information, contact Dr. Cameron W. Seay, assistant professor of computer systems technology, at 336-285-3144.

Monday, Nov. 17 or Tuesday Nov. 18

Career Development Month

November is Career Development Month, and the Office of Career Services (OCS) has planned numerous activities. As a part of the celebration, faculty, staff and students are invited to join the OCS staff for Lunch and Conversations on Monday, Nov. 17, or Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 12–1:30 p.m., in Coltrane Hall, Godfrey Room. The event is designed to give the A&T family an opportunity to meet the OCS staff, learn about OCS services and resources, discover how OCS can be of benefit, and answer any questions. To attend one of the sessions, RSVP by Friday, Nov. 7. Reserve a space by clicking here.

Tuesday, Nov. 18

American Education Week Panel Discussion

The School of Education invites the campus community to attend its American Education Week student panel discussion of the 2014-15 Text-in-Community book, “I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban.” The event will be Tuesday, Nov. 18, 5–6:30 p.m., in Proctor Hall, room 160. For information, contact karenguy@ncat.edu or336-334-7663.

Saturday, Jan 10

Junior Day Girls basketball

Junior Day this year will be Saturday, January 10, 2015 and take place in the Corbett Sports Center. This event is for all girls basketball players that are currently juniors in high school, but freshmen and sophomore girls basketball players are welcome as well. Those that attend this event will get a chance to sit in on our game day shoot around, tour campus with the Aggie Ambassadors, meet with our center for academic excellence staff, career services staff and our compliance staff. They will then be able to attend our game later on that day against Savannah State University. Tip off is set for 4pm. After the game there will be a Q&A session with our Lady Aggie basketball team. Those that would like to RSVP can contact Assistant Coach, Franklin Scott by email at fdscott@ncat.edu or by phone at 336-285-3614.

News & Announcements

Banner Training Classes

The Office of the Registrar is offering Banner Training Classes for the fall at 1020 Wendover Ave (computer lab). The training will include Banner Student Records, Web for Faculty and CAPP.  Please register for these classes by going to:  http://aggies.gosignmeup.com. The dates and times are as follows:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 11, 9:30 am - 12 p.m.

Accepting Nominations for Human Rights Medal Award

The University Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the Human Rights Medal that is awarded annually to individuals who have endeavored to correct social injustice and have significantly contributed to the betterment of the world. Candidates for this award may be local, national or international. The winner will be notified in December and invited to accept the award at the Annual Sit-In Breakfast program, which marks anniversary of the A&T sit-in movement.  The event is scheduled for Friday, January 30, 2015.  The recipient must be able to accept the award in person at the breakfast program on the campus of N.C. A&T. To receive a nomination packet, contact Vicki Coleman, chair of the University Awards Committee, at vcoleman@ncat.edu, or 336-285-4151. 

A&T Mail Center Alerts

Students can sign up for the new NCA&T Mail Center Alerts to receive text messages when packages arrive. Two ways to sign up:  1) scan (http://www.ncat.edu/divisions/business-and-finance/ce/mail-center/CETest.html). 2) stop by the University Mail Center, Brown Hall (lower level), Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.. Follow Campus Enterprises @ncatcampusnet for updates and more information or call 336-334-7544 or email: mailcenter@ncat.edu.

Pictorial History of A&T

Bluford Library is collecting historical photographs for a pictorial book that will celebrate A&T’s 125th Anniversary in 2016. To participate, send your photos to Bluford Library, 1601 E. Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27411, attention: Pictorial Review. The university seeks photographs and other documents that can help tell its history. We cannot guarantee inclusion in the book; however, all materials will be considered and will be returned. For more information, contact co-authors Dr. Teresa Styles at teresaj@ncat.edu or Valerie Nieman at vgnieman@ncat.edu. Persons who do not have access to e-mail may call Bluford Library at 336-285-4151.
Instructional Technology Services and Distance Education Workshops
Instructional Technology Services and Distance Education (ITSDE) is offering a series of workshops on using Blackboard, SoftChalk, Online Course Development, and Blackboard Collaborate. Sessions on lecture capture, increasing participation with the use of clickers, using rich media, and preventing plagiarism are also available. The attached schedule outlines sessions for October-December. Register at http://aggies.gosignmeup.com or call 285-4499

Fall 2014 – Professional Development Courses

The Fall 2014 Professional Development Course offerings, sponsored by the Division of Human Resources - Center for Leadership and Organizational Excellence (CLOE) will target four areas which are designed to enhance workforce development capabilities. For the fall semester, the areas of focus are Organizational Culture, Results Orientation, Leadership, and Compliance. To register for a course visit the course registration site. Seating is limited. Enroll now and take advantage of the course offerings. For more information, contact Shanda Woods, Training Specialist or Dr. Eric Gladney, Director – Center for Leadership and Organizational Excellence, at swoods@ncat.edu or emgladne@ncat.edu.

Wabash-Provost Scholars Academic Experiences Focus Groups

What are your classroom and advising experiences here at North Carolina A&T State University? The Wabash-Provost Scholars need your feedback. Share your thoughts about teaching, advising, use of technology in your classes, and ideas to engage students in the learning process. Focus group sessions
are being led by Wabash-Provost Scholar student researchers during October. Please sign up for a one-hour focus group session: http://goo.gl/hEx9mD. If you have not used GoSignMeUp before, you will need to create a new account before you can register for a session. Click on My Account to get started. For more information contact Dr. Karen Hornsby at kLhornsb@ncat.edu or call 336-285-2321.

Wabash-Provost Scholars Faculty Survey on Teaching/Learning

Calling all faculty! We need your comments on teaching practices and student learning expectations. Please take the time to fill out the Wabash-Provost Scholars Faculty Survey on Teaching/Learning at http://goo.gl/h8xQ6u.

Information Technology Services (ITS) - Customer Satisfaction Survey

Information Technology Services (ITS) is conducting a survey on customer satisfaction and invites students, faculty and staff to participate. The survey will help the division learn more about how customers rate its services and support. Click to complete the  Satisfaction Survey. Your participation and valuable feedback will assist us in improving our services.

2014-15 Faculty & Staff Combined Campaign

The Faculty and Staff Combined Campaign is underway. This year's campaign goal is $250,000. We encourage all of our faculty, staff, and retirees to participate in the campaign as we Invest in ourselves and others. No gift is too small! Please make your commitment to the University Employees Campaign (UEC) and the State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) today. Weekly drawings for prizes will begin on Friday, Sept. 26. Prizes include gift cards, event tickets, an A&T jacket, other A&T paraphernalia, McAlister’s Deli VIP cards, and much more. You must turn in a gift form to be eligible for the drawing. For more information, call Joyce Edwards, SECC Chair at 336-334-7755 or email: edwardsj@ncat.edu or Carletta Simmons, UEC Chair, 336-334-7600 or email: gcsimmon@ncat.edu. The combined campaign will conclude onTuesday, Dec. 2. Every Aggie. Every Year. Because that's what AGGIES DO!

Continuing Education – Calling All Instructors

The Office of Continuing Education is looking for new instructors and new ideas for classes. If you would like to become an instructor or suggest classes, workshops or conferences currently not offered, contact Pat White at 336-334-7810 or email whitep@ncat.edu with your ideas. For more information visit Continuing Education.

Information Technology Services - Cherwell Service Management (CSM)

Information Technology Services (ITS) is replacing the current Help Desk Ticketing System with Cherwell Service Management (CSM) – an new way for you to report IT-related problems 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Effective Oct.14, the university may begin using the CSM Platform.  Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit all IT-related problems and requests through this new service.  We hope you find this reporting method to be faster and more communicative. If you did not attend training, additional training sessions will be provided. The address for the self-service portal is:  http://aggiehelp.ncat.edu   You may log in with your email credentials:
AggieHelp Login:employee\username, password

Academy for Teaching and Learning - Faculty Travel Grants Applications

Applications for Faculty Travel Grants are now being accepted.  To apply, visit the Academy for Teaching and Learning for the application and guidelines. Note: There have been several changes to the program, including the application review process, grant guidelines and dual application submission deadlines (Jan. 15, 2015 and Feb. 28, 2015 for travel between March 1, 2015 and Sept. 30, 2015).  For more information, contact Dr. Scott Simkins, Academy for Teaching and Learning director, at 336-285-3047 or email: smikinss@ncat.edu.

A&T Teaching Award Applications Now Available

N.C. A&T’s Teaching Award applications for 2014-2015 are now available on the ATL web site:http://www.ncat.edu/divisions/academic-affairs/atl/teaching-awards/index.html. Applications and teaching/learning portfolios must be submitted to the school/college teaching awards committees by October 15. For more information, contact Dr. Scott Simkins, chair, Teaching Excellence Awards Committee, 336-285-3047, simkinss@ncat.edu.

University New Stationery, Business Cards, Now Available to Order

Orders are now being accepted for the university’s new business cards and stationery (i.e., letterhead, note cards and envelopes). The print vendor is Spartan Printing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Surplus of old items may be used through the end of November. As in the past, orders for new letterhead, note cards, envelopes and business card should be placed online via the Aggie Printing website, www.myorderdesk.com/AT. For printing services, click the 'Send Files & Orders' tab. If you are new to Aggie Printing, create an account or click the 'New to Our Site' button in the lower right corner. To check on previous jobs, click the 'My Jobs' tab. Click the 'My Account' tab to review your customer profile. The rest is easy.

Tech Thursday Information Sessions for Fall 2014

The School of Technology will host bi-weekly Tech Thursday Information Sessions to showcase the degree programs and help you decide which is best for you. These informal sessions will provide interaction with faculty, students and staff. The degree programs are applied engineering technology; construction management, electronics technology; environmental health and safety; geomatics; graphic communications systems and motorsports technology. The sessios will be held on: Oct. 30, Nov. 13, and Dec. 4. For more information call (336) 334-7359 or email tech@ncat.edu. All sessions are held in Smith Hall, foom 2014, from 4-6.m.
 Aggie Escort Shuttle Service

Aggie Escort is a safety shuttle service operated by the Memorial Student Union at North Carolina A&T State University. The current hours of operation are Sunday-Friday, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., servicing all on-campus, and select off-campus locations. To reserve a ride or for more information call (336) 285-2530. All passengers must present an Aggie One Card. Please note the Aggie Escort schedule is subject to change for University recognized holidays and adverse weather.

Fall 2014 – Professional Development Courses

The Fall 2014 Professional Development Course offerings, sponsored by the Division of Human Resources - Center for Leadership and Organizational Excellence (CLOE) will target four areas which are designed to enhance workforce development capabilities. For the fall semester, the areas of focus are Organizational Culture, Results Orientation, Leadership, and Compliance. To register for a course visit the course registration site. Seating is limited. Enroll now and take advantage of the course offerings. For more information, contact Shanda Woods, Training Specialist or Dr. Eric Gladney, Director – Center for Leadership and Organizational Excellence, at swoods@ncat.edu or emgladne@ncat.edu.

School of Nursing Fall 2014 Information Sessions

The School of Nursing will host summer and fall information sessions for its BSN Completion Entry Option, Accelerated BSN Entry Option and Traditional BSN Entry Option programs. Click to view all dates. For more information, contact Carliss Jacobs at 334-7750 or email: carlissl@ncat.edu.

Progressive Toastmasters Meeting at A&T

The Progressive Toastmaster meeting will be held every Wednesday, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. in the General Classroom Building, room A116. The university community is invited to join in and learn the skills to becoming better communicators and public speakers.  For more information, call Willene Rucker at (336) 285-4746.

WNAA Presents Head-2-Toe Radio Show

Back by popular demand, WNAA 90.1 FM presents the Head 2 Toe Radio Show, a guide to ethnic Hair, Nail and Skin Care for the entire family. Head 2 Toe is hosted by Ezinma and guest co-hosts veteran Cosmetologists and Educators Nikki & Charles Henry. Also, celebrity hairstylist and reality TV star MaCray Huff (Chicagolicious). From celebrity interviews to health and beauty topics, this is a must-hear-talk show that will keep you on point from Head 2 Toe!!! Tune in every Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., right before the Poetry Café Show on The Broadcast voice of N.C. A&T WNAA 90.1FM.

AggieAlert! Class Registration Opt-in/Opt-out Requirement

When registering for classes, N.C. A&T requires all students to OPT IN or OPT OUT of AggieAlert! - the university’s emergency notification system that sends text messages to your phone during emergencies, life-threatening situations and inclement weather. Each semester, prior to the class registration period, a hold will be placed on your account until you choose to opt in or out of this alert system. Log into Aggie Access or Self-service Banner and follow the instructions.


Important Dates to Remember!

AggieAlert Info

Please Sign Up for AggieAlert to receive emergency text messages and/or emails when an emergency, life-threatening situation or inclement weather affects N.C. A&T. AggieAlert is A&T's emergency notification system that is available for use to current University employees and enrolled students. AggieAlert messages will only be sent during critical situations.

Information will be disseminated via:
• Text messages and emails (registered students, faculty and staff with AggieAlert)
• University e-mail to epa/spa employees and students
• Social media (Facebook and Twitter)
• WNAA 90.1 FM Radio
• A&T website @ http://www.ncat.edu
• WNAA's website http://wnaa-online.ncat.edu/
• Aggie InfoLine (336.334.7325)
• Campus two-way radios
• Aggie Net (plasma screens)
If you have suggestions to strengthen internal communications, please send your feedback to npride@ncat.edu.

Sebastian Health Center Hours

The hours of operation at Sebastian Health Center are: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Closed – Weekends & Holidays. Laboratory & Pharmacy Hours, 8 a.m.– 6 p.m. For after hour emergencies, call Campus Police 334.7675 or 911.


Call Police & Public Safety @ 336.334.7675 for all campus emergencies and Hear Weekly Events on Aggie InfoLine 336.334.7325 or visit www.ncat.edu

To have events posted on the “Aggie Weekly Calendar” and the “AggieNet” plasma screens send an email to University Relations at uncomm@ncat.edu