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2014 GALA Awards
The 2014 GALA Awards will recognize and celebrate outstanding campus and community leaders who have made significant strides in the Aggie community at 6pm. in Harrison Auditorium. The GALA Awards is a recognition ceremony for students, organizations, faculty, staff and community members that demonstrate excellence in leadership, scholarship and service. The event is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities in conjunction with the Division of Student Affairs and open to all. For more information, contact the Office of Student Activities, at 336.285.4930.
The Africana Committee of the English Department presents: The Africana Film Series Black in Latin America (Part 2)
The university community is invited to the Black in Latin America (Part 2) film on Wednesday, April 23, 4-6 p.m., in the General Classroom building, room 218. This documentary film is part of the Africana Committee Initiatives at N.C. A&T intended to raise awareness about Africa and the African Diaspora among students, faculty, and the community. Refreshments will be served following the film. Black in Latin America, a new four-part series about the African influence on Latin America, is the latest production from renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The series examines how Africa and Europe came together to create the rich cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. Latin America is often associated with music, monuments, and sun, but each of the six countries featured in Black in Latin America – Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru – has a secret history. The event is sponsored by The Africana Committee of the English Department.
Friday, April 25
School of Nursing Ceremonies and Diabetes Center Opening
The School of Nursing will host its Junior Awards and Recognition Ceremony, Friday, April 25, 6 p.m. in the General Classroom Building, room A218. On, Friday, May 9, the graduating class of 2014 Pinning and Recognition Ceremony, 6 p.m. in Harrison Auditorium. Please mark your calendar for the Open House of the SON’s Diabetes Education, Prevention and Management Center, Thursday, May 1, that will be located at the Greensboro Urban Ministry (305 W. Lee Street, Greensboro). For more information, contact Dr. Schenita Davis Randolph at (336) 334.7750 or via email: email@example.com.
2nd Annual HPLS Symposium & Golf Tournament
The Second Annual Human Performance & Leisure Studies Symposium will be held April 25-26 on the campus of N.C. A&T. The symposium will bring together professionals who are engaged in various aspects of sport, health, wellness and physical activity. The participants will participate in a variety of workshops, poster presentations, and panel discussions. In conjunction with the symposium, The 8th Annual Callaway-Groomes Scholarship Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday, April 26, at Gillespie Golf Course, Greensboro. For more information, contact Dr. Daniel Webb at 334.7712.
Saturday, April 26
School of Technology Golf Tournament
The School of Technology Alumni Association is proud to host its 7th Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 26, registration begins at 7 a.m., and the tournament begins at 8:00 a.m., at Bryan Park & Enrichment Center in Browns Summit, NC 27214. There are a number of opportunities for you to support our scholarship; corporate and hole sponsorships, playing in the tournament, or sponsoring a student to participate by donation or contribution. Sign up today by contacting Gwen Sanders at (336) 285-3091.
Wednesday, April 30
2014 Greensboro, NC Opportunities in Franchising
The School of Business and Economics will host the 2014 Greensboro, NC Opportunities in Franchising program, Wednesday, April 30, 5 – 8 p.m. in Craig Hall, room 111. The workshop, titled, Franchising: A Business Model that Works Education Program, will include fundamentals of franchising, experiences in franchising and finance and technical assistance resources. Register online at https://ncat.gosignmeup.com/franchise/. Registration fee is $20. For more information, contact Dr. Thaddeus McEwen at 336.285.3356.
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
University Community Can Take Advantage of IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
N.C. A&T will be a site for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, a free tax preparation service available to university students, faculty and staff, with incomes of $58,000 or less. To make an appointment, call Dr. Gwendolyn McFadden-Wade at 336-285-3377.Tax preparation will be held in Merrick Hall, room 238. You can also use the following link to self-prepare both federal and state taxes (http://www.myfreetaxes.com/ncat). This link can also be used by the general public who eligible for VITA.
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.
Memorial Student Union and Campus Recreation Center Holiday Schedule
The Memorial Student Union and the Campus Recreation Center will amend the hours of operation for the upcoming holiday weekend. The union schedule is:
- Thursday, April 17, 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
- Friday, April 18 - University is closed
- Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20, Union is closed
The Campus Recreation Center schedule is:
- Thursday, April 17, 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Friday, April 18 – University is closed
- Saturday, April 19 – Sunday, April 20 – Campus Recreation Center closed
Both areas will resume normal business hours on Monday, April 21.
8th Annual Rehabilitation of Racial and Minorities with Behavior Addictions Conference
The Eighth Annual Rehabilitation of Racial and Ethnic Minorities with Behavioral Addictions (REMBA) Conference, “Building a Network of Recovery in Communities,” will convene April 10–11, at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, N.C. Faculty and students interested in learning more about the impact of addictions and trauma in communities of color are encouraged to attend this dynamic conference. This year’s keynote speakers are Tonier Cain, subject and co-producer of the award-winning documentary “Healing Neen”; Antonio Fargas, acclaimed actor known for roles including Huggy Bear in “Starksy & Hutch” and Doc in “Everybody Hates Chris”; and Dr. Anton Bizzell, a former medical officer for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) who is considered an expert in identifying and treating various conditions such as HIV/AIDS, mental health and substance abuse disorders and hypertension. Registration ends Friday, April 4. To register, use the following link: https://ncat.gosignmeup.com/remba. Questions related to the REMBA 2014 Conference should be directed to Dr. Rochelle Cassidy, 336-285-4389.
A&T Announces 2014 Research Excellence Awards
Dr. Yusu Adewuyi, professor in the department of chemical, biological and bio-engineering is the recipient of the senior researcher of the year award. His research explores new dimensions of energy production, including the use of nanoscale materials and sound-wave technology for pollution control. He is one of five individual researchers and one research team selected this year for A&T’s 2014 Research Excellence Awards. Other honorees are: Dr. Justin Zhan, department of computer science - Outstanding Junior Researcher; Dr. Stephanie Kelly, department of business education and Dr. Lifeng Zhang, department of nanoengineering at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering - co-winners of the Rookie of the Year award; Dr. Salil Desai, department of industrial and systems engineering - Intellectual Property Award and The NSF CREST Bioenergy Center - Interdisciplinary Team Award. The winners will be honored Friday, April 11, at the annual Celebration of Faculty Excellence.
25th Annual Douglas M. Boone Invitational Golf Tournament & Scholarship Fundraiser
The 25th Annual Douglas M. Boone Invitational Golf Tournament & Scholarship Fundraiser will be held, Saturday, April 12, at Crooker Tree Golf Course (7665 Caber Road, Brown Summit, NC). Shotgun start is at 8 a.m. and entry fee is $55 (advance), $60 (day of). For information, contact Douglas M. Boone at 336.697.8932 or 336.456.1131.
Spring 2014 - School Of Nursing Entry Options Information Sessions
BSN Completion Entry Option:
For Registered Nurses (RN) that have an Associate’s degree who wish to advance their career by obtaining a Bachelor’s degree.
• Tuesdays, May 20, 5-6 p.m., Noble Hall, room 210
Accelerated BSN Entry Option:
For Applicants holding a Bachelor's Degree in another field who are interested in changing their career path.
• Tuesdays, May 6 & 20, 5-6 pm, Noble Hall, room 116
Traditional BSN Entry Option:
For High school graduate or will be soon, transfer applicants and current N.C. A&T students who are interested in the Nursing major.
• Tuesdays, May 6 & 20, 4-5 pm, Noble Hall, room 116
For more information contact: Office of Student Services, School of Nursing, 336-334-7750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLOE Spring 2014: EEOI Professional Development Course
Please encourage your staff, supervisors and managers to register for the upcoming Equal Employment Opportunity Institute (EEOI) Professional Development course, offered as a part of the Center For Leadership and Organizational Excellence (CLOE) Spring 2014 catalog. This workshop focuses on Federal and State EEO laws, anti-discrimination practices and the values of diversity. The EEOI became a legal mandate for state government managers and supervisors when North Carolina Assembly ratified House Bill 959 on June 26, 1991. The bill became effective July 1, 1991. Facilitators are: Sylvia Anderson and Linda Mangum, Interim Vice Chancellor of HR/Director of Employee Relations and Affirmative Action Officer from the Division of Human Resources. The workshop will last 1 ½ days and will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 1020 E. Wendover Avenue - Room 007 and on Thursday, April 17, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The School of Technology invites you to participate in its bi-weekly Tech Thursday Information Sessions. These informal sessions allow you to engage one-on-one with faculty, staff and students while you decide which of the “degrees with earning power” is best for you. Upcoming session dates are April 24 and May 8. All sessions are held in Smith Hall, room 2014, 4-6 p.m. To sign up, call 336.334.7359 or email email@example.com.
Fourth Annual Graduate Education Day
The North Carolina Conference of Graduate Schools' Fourth Annual Graduate Education will be held Wednesday, May 21, at the State Capital. The event will showcase the impact of research and discoveries in finding innovative solutions to many of the challenges facing the state of North Carolina, the Nation and the world in the 21st century. The event will feature poster presentations by students selected from among the 19 institutions of higher education within the state of NC offering masters and doctoral degree programs. In addition to student poster presentations, two of A&T graduate students, their major professors, and representatives from The Graduate School will meet with legislatures from Guilford. For more information contact A. Ayanna Boyd-Williams, assistant dean, The Graduate School, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 285-2372
Memorial Student Union Construction Transition Plan
In preparation for the construction of the new Memorial Student Union, the Office of Student Activities, Student Government Association (SGA), Student University Activities Board (SUAB), Greek Life/Campus Organizations, University Events Center (UEC), and Union Administration/Staff will relocate to the north side of Moore Gymnasium. For your convenience, a lounge/seating area, game room, and information desk will be located in this transitional space. In order to facilitate a successful transition, the following timeline has been established:
Here’s a glance at the timeline:
- The Memorial Student Union will close to the public for programming and services on May 30. To schedule alternate space for events after May 30, please contact UEC at (336) 285-2580.
- The Student Affairs areas listed above will relocate temporarily to Hodgin Hall, second and third floors, June 6 – August 1, 2014. All areas and services listed above will then relocate to Moore Gym on August 1-15, 2014.
Updates on the construction of the new facility will be released periodically in order to keep the you informed. For more information on the transition plan, Carl Baker at (336) 334-7571 or email: email@example.com.
Spring 2014 – Professional Development Courses
The Spring 2014 Professional Development Course offerings, sponsored by the Division of Human Resources will target five areas which are designed to enhance workforce development capabilities. For the spring semester, the areas of focus are Organizational Culture, Organizational Development, Leadership, Diversity, and Policies. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
2014 Aggie Enrichment Camps
Registration is now open for this year’s Aggie Enrichment Camps. Camps are available for children, ages 6-13 and run June 16 through August 1. A&T employees (permanent and temporary) may sign up for payroll deductions by visiting our website at: http://www.ncat.edu/academics/outreach/sumcp/aggiecmp.html
For questions or more information contact the Summer Sessions Office at 336-334-7810.
Mark Your 2014 Calendars - Save the Date!
- Annual Honor’s Awards Banquet, April 16
- Jazz on the Yard with the A&T Jazz Ensemble and Grimsley High School Jazz Band, April 24
- 2014 All-Sports Awards Banquet, April 28
- Senior Breakfast & Graduation Rehearsal, May 9
- Spring Commencement, May 10
DoIT Announcement – New Network Access Control Devices
The Division of Information Technology will deploy a new Network Access Control (NAC) device on the wired network for academic and administrative networks, Thursday, April 10. The NAC device will check all computers for compliance with N.C. A&T State University’s Network Usage Policy. To read the entire policy, go to: http://www.ncat.edu/divisions/doit/policy/index.html and click on Network Usage Policy. Users will need to agree to the terms of the usage policy in order to complete the process for network access. The NAC will evaluate users’ desktops for an up-to-date operating system (OS) with automatic updates turned on, confirm that Microsoft Forefront End Point protection is active and up-to-date, and will verify that no peer to peer software is installed on a users’ computer.
If a computer is denied access to the campus network:
- A dialog box will appear with the comment ‘Failed Tests’ above a link inside a red text box.
- Click the link inside the red text box. The link will redirect the user to another dialog box titled ‘Failure Information’ which has a diagnosis of the problem specific to that computer.
- Follow the instructions in the dialog box to correct the problem in order to connect to NCAT’s network.
An easy to follow guide on how to bring your computer into compliance if it fails is available on the DoIT web page at http://www.ncat.edu/divisions/doit/index.html. Please contact Aggie Tech Support at 334.7195 if you need technical assistance. Campus Deployment Schedule: April 10: Procter, ACB, Parking Deck; April 11: Hodgin, Gibbs, Williams; April 14: Stadium Complex, New Science, Barnes; April 15: Noble, Frazier, Harrison, Dudley, Hines; April 16: Murphy, Benbow, Coltrane, Sebastian; April 17: Union, Moore Gym, Corbett Sports, Student Fitness Center; April 21: Craig, GCBA, DeHughley, HazMat; April 22: Marteena, Barnes, Smith Price; April 23: Carver, Webb, C.H. Moore, Sockwell; April 24: McNair, Graham, Cherry; April 25: IRC, Bluford; April 28: Dowdy, Wendover Ave.
DoIT Announcement –Skillport Online Skills Portal
The Division of Information Technology has released Skillport, a new online skills portal for students and employees. Skillport offers 24/7 online access to thousands of free web-based courses, eBooks, and other learning resources to help improve business and technical skills. Students and employees will receive a welcome email from firstname.lastname@example.org containing the URL for accessing the Skillport site as well as default login credentials. If you do not receive the welcome email from Skillport and need assistance accessing the system, contact Laketta Lee via meail: email@example.com.
Agriculture Innovation Challenge
A&T’s Bio-Adhesive Alliance team needs your help in the Agriculture Innovation Challenge. The team, which makes durable, low cost and eco-friendly adhesives from pig manure, is competing in the Agriculture Innovation Challenge. A&T’s student team is the only HBCU team and only team from the Triad area which made it to the semi-finals. Cast your vote daily through the Facebook link: http://bit.ly/1lJkOp8.
Office of Student Financial Aid: 2014-15 FAFSA
Now is the time for students to complete the 2014-15 FAFSA form. For assistance, call or visit the Office of Student Financial Aid in the Dowdy Building.
Office of Career Services: Graduating Seniors Survey
The Office of Career Services would like all graduating students to complete an online Employment Survey that will help the university keep up with your career plans. Visit www.ncat.edu/careerservices, or visit Murphy Hall, room 101 to complete the survey. By completing the survey early, you will have an opportunity to win one of 10 prizes. For more information call 336.334.7755.
Bluford Library Technology Survey
Bluford Library is beginning a technology planning process and is seeking input from students, faculty, and staff through an online survey. Four survey respondents will be randomly selected to win $25 Walmart gifts cards. Please take a few moments to share your thoughts and opinions about the Library. Survey URL: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/bluford-library
Staff Senate Community Service Activity: Guilford County Schools In Need of Proctors
The Staff Senate invites students, faculty and staff to volunteer as proctors for the North Carolina End-of-Grade testing at a local Guilford County School. Tests will be given the last two weeks of school (please contact school directly for dates/times). A proctor training session will be given each day before testing. The Staff Senate invites the university community to utilize their community service hours for this much needed service activity. If you are interested in volunteering on any of the testing days, contact the school directly and then email staff senate representatives Veronica McClain at firstname.lastname@example.org or Shalane Griffin at email@example.com. Thank you in advance for your participation.
DoIT Announcement - Upgrade
The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) is preparing to perform an upgrade of our mobile email platform Lotus Traveler, Wednesday, April 4. This is the service that allows you to access your NCAT Faculty/Staff email and calendar from an application installed to a smart phone or tablet. Lotus Traveler will go offline at 8 a.m. We anticipate service will be back online by 12 p.m. DoIT will send a follow-up email when service has been restored. Once Traveler is back online you will need to update your mobile devices to a new client in order to access the Lotus Traveler service. This upgrade will allow us to provide compatibility and features for newer mobile devices. For more information call Aggie Tech Support 334-7195.
Dealing with Grief
Counseling Services offers Grief Counseling for those within the Aggie family at Murphy Hall, room 109, Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted. 336.334.7727.
Hotline Telephone Number
A&T’s hotline telephone number for faculty and staff to report suspected unethical behavior, fraud, waste and abuse toll free number is 877-507-7313. Faculty and staff may also file a report online at www.reportlineweb.com/ncatsu. Both reporting methods are strictly confidential and are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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