Aggie Weekly Calendar

Events

Monday, July 28 – Wednesday, July 30

Energy Summit Scholars

Students can become Energy Summit Scholars during the annual summit at Appalachian State, July 28–30. This is a new initiative of the UNC system that is aimed at connecting energy and sustainability-focused students with business partners and energy-focused companies across the state. For application information, contact Mary-Ann Ibeziako at 336-285-4524.

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

A&T Announces New Brand Campaign & Training Sessions

North Carolina A&T is set to release its new brand campaign this fall and will host a series of Brand Training sessions in July and August. Sessions are open to all faculty, staff and students. Everyone should attend, especially those who manage/supervise others.
Select from one of the following sessions:

Academic Classroom Building, Auditorium

  • Thursday, July 24, 9 – 10 a.m., 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., 4 – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, July 25, 9 – 10 a.m., 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., 12 – 1 p.m., 2 – 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 29, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, July 30, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

McNair Hall, Auditorium

  • Wednesday, August 20, 2 – 3 p.m., 3 – 4 p.m., 4 – 5 p.m.

Merrick Hall, Deese Auditorium

  • Thursday, August 21, 9 – 10 a.m., 10 – 11 a.m., 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

For more information, contact the Office of University Relations at (336) 256-0863.

Football Season Book Sale Extended

The period for Faculty/Staff to purchase Football Season books, utilizing payroll deduction, has been extended to July 25. The cost is $165 (plus tax) per book. Those who wish to purchase using another form of payment (cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express) can visit the Ticket Office, located in Brown Hall until July 31, 2014. For more information, call Sherry Long at (336)285-3604.  

School of Ag to Host 5th Annual Great Tomato Festival

The 5th Annual Great Tomato Festival will be at A&T’s University Farm on McConnell Road, Saturday, July 26, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Extension specialists and members of the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences research faculty will be on hand to offer advice on growing and cooking tomatoes. There will be activities for children, and tours of University Farm research plots (tomato, cucumbers, peppers and other vegetables produced in high tunnel greenhouses, on plastic mulch and with drip irrigation) that will get under way at 8, 10 and 11 a.m. Winners of the Great Tomato Festival recipe contests for best tomato salad, tomato main course, tomato dessert and tomato salsa will be announced.

Attention: Parking Deck Permit Holders

Effective July 7, parking deck permit holders will have the option to select a reserved space in the parking deck at your current deck permit cost for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.  If you elect to retain your general parking privileges in the deck, the cost is reduced to $278 (2014-2015 fiscal year only). Reserved parking spaces will be available on a first come basis. The first level will be reserved for reserved permit holders only. General parking spaces will be designated in the upper levels of the deck.
Parking Rates:

  • Reserved Parking – Level 1: $325
  • General Parking – Levels 2, 3, 4: $278 

For more information call at (336) 285-2027 or email: NCATPARK@ncat.edu to reserve your space today.

University Events Center Update

The Memorial Student Union would like to announce that Robert Johnson will be serving as the interim associate director for University Events Center (UEC).  All UEC inquiries regarding events on campus, should be directed to Johnson by calling (336) 285-2580.  His office is located in Hodgin Hall rm. 306.

University to Conduct Full Scale Stadium Evacuation Exercise, Volunteers Needed

The university will conduct a full scale evacuation drill on Tuesday, August 5, in Aggie Stadium, 8 a.m. Lindsay and Sullivan streets near the stadium will be closed to the public.  The drill will simulate a threat of an explosive device. University groups, Guilford County Emergency Management and the City of Greensboro’s police, fire and EMS departments will participate. The goal of the exercise is to test and improve the university's overall preparedness for an emergency. During the drill, emergency responders will simulate crime scenes and volunteers will play the role of victims and evacuees. The University's Exercise Planning Team is seeking volunteers to participate in the exercise. Those interested in participating must be available from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and receive permission from their supervisor. For more information, contact Timothy Johnson at (336) 285-2405 or tjohnson@ncat.edu. To learn more about emergency preparedness visit Ready Guilford.

Amendment to Sales Tax on Admission Charges

Effective July 1, 2014, sales tax collected on admission charges will now include surcharges, convenience fees, processing fees, facility charges or fees and any other charges included in gross receipts derived from admission. For additional information regarding this legislation, please visit the website for the North Carolina Department of Revenue at www.dornc.com.

Parking Services -Faculty/Staff Permits & New Rates

Faculty and staff who currently use payroll deduction as a payment method for this year will automatically be renewed as part of the automatic renewal process.  No additional action is needed.  Your permit will be ready for pick-up beginning August 1, 2014.  If you want to discontinue an existing payroll deduction or change your permit type, please forward an email request to NCATPARK@ncat.edu.  To change your vehicle information, simply log onto the parking services website and select your parking account to make the necessary changes. Parking Permit Payroll Deduction Forms are now available.  If you need to sign up for payroll deduction for the first time visit: http://www.ncat.edu/divisions/business-and-finance/aux-services/parking/PDF/payrolldeduction.  Permits can be purchased in-person or online beginning August 1, 2014. Individuals can visit https://ncat.t2hosted.com/cmn/index.aspx for online purchases.
Parking permits will become valid for the new fiscal year beginning September 1, 2014.
Please see New Rates below for 2014-2015:

  • Reserved (R) - $550
  • Faculty/Staff (FS) - $278
  • Evening (EF) - $144 
  • Motorcycle (M) - $242
  • Parking Deck (PD) - $325 
  • Second Permit - $113 
  • Replacement Fee (each) - $25

For more information, contact Parking Services at (336) 285-2027.

Office of the Registrar Banner Training Class – Last Session!

The Office of the Registrar will hold a series of Banner Training classes at 1020 Wendover Ave., computer lab and will include Banner Student Records, Web for Faculty and CAPP.  To register for the class, go to:  http://aggies.gosignmeup.com. Class will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2 - 5 p.m. 

Blackboard Learning Management System - Summer and Fall Course Shells

The Summer 201430, Summer 201440, and Fall 201510 course shells are now available to instructors in Blackboard.   Although the course shells are designated as “Unavailable”, instructors have full access to them. For inquiries about teaching assignments, instructors should contact the respective academic departmental office. Student Course Access
Student course access will be managed system-wide as outlined below:

  • 08/11/14:  Summer 201430 and Summer 201440 made “Unavailable”
  • 08/13/14:  Fall 201510 courses made “Available”.

Instructors are asked not to make courses “Available” prior to the dates listed above. For information call 336-285-4499 or email: bessien@ncat.edu or tolewis@ncat.edu.

New Student Center – 2nd Phase

Parking Lot and Street Closures for New Student Center

The construction of the New Student Center started in March of this year with the renovation of Moore Gym. The renovation will create swing space for some of the Student Union’s current operations and staff beginning August 1. On Monday May 20, we will start the second preparation phase for the New Student Center with site utility installation and relocation. The scope of this phase will impact pedestrian and vehicular traffic patterns in the following areas.

  • Temporary closure of a section of Laurel Street Parking Lot (located opposite of Cooper Hall), May 20 – June 30.
  • Temporary closure of Laurel Street/John Mitchell Drive intersection and west half of John Mitchell Drive (Lot 40 on Campus Shuttle map), May 20 – June 30. Please note access to the Moore Gym lot will remain accessible during site construction via Benbow Road.
  • Permanent closure of parking Lot 40 and 22 (west of the Student Union parking lot and adjacent lot just south of Sockwell Hall will be closed permanently for site preparation and construction).
  • Temporary closure of Sullivan Street/John Drew Drive, May 27 – June 7. Area will be widened for construction and permanent accessibility.
  • Temporary closure of John Drew Drive, June 23 – August 8. Drive and associated lots along this road will be temporarily closed to install new steam line to Marteena Hall.

Alternate Pedestrian Routing

  • During site construction the existing south walkway along John Mitchell Drive will be used as a collector for pedestrian traffic from south campus and will serve as the primary artery in navigating foot traffic in and around the construction zones. Proper fencing and barricades will separate this walkway from the construction along John Mitchell.
  • During Summer School and New Student Orientation the existing west walkway right outside of the existing Student Union will remain accessible as long as practical to allow ingress and egress to the academic quadrangle (Barnes/Martenna/Crosby/Merrick) Pedestrian traffic should access this walkway using the John Mitchell pedestrian collector. (Note: The Student Union will be closed to the public during construction) Pedestrian access to the academic quadrangle from the east side of Campbell Hall will remain. Pedestrian access to the quadrangle from west side of Campbell (near ROTC plane) will remain open as long as practical. 

Alternate Vehicular Routing

  • Points of Interest along Laurel Street –During “Site Preparation” vehicular traffic access to Carver, Ward and The School of Technology should use Lindsay Street and the north half of Laurel Street. Due to construction there will be no Laurel Street through traffic. Brown Book Store and the west parking lot of Aggie Village should be accessed via Bluford Street and the south half of Laurel Street. 
  • Points of Interest along John Mitchell Drive -The east half of John Mitchell Drive will remain open from its intersection with Benbow Road down to the Moore Gym Parking Lot. The Moore Gym lot will remain open during “Site Preparation”.
  • John Drew Drive Parking Lots -Parking spaces along John Drew Drive (located behind Marteena and Barnes) will remain accessible until the work in those areas began. See the above duration dates for scheduled closings of this area.
  • Service Drive and Fire Lane - A service drive and fire lane will be maintained during this phase of the work for accessibility to the Student Union, Marteena, Sockwell and Barnes.  This drive will use a portion of the Student Union parking lot and John Drew Drive. This drive will not be accessible for the general public.

The Office of University Engineers thanks you in advance for your patience during this process. We will continue to update on the progress of this project. For more information, call 336.285.4595.

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 swoods@ncat.edu or emgladne@ncat.edu.

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. All areas and services listed above will then relocate to Moore Gym on August 1-15.

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: baker@ncat.edu.  

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 swoods@ncat.edu or emgladne@ncat.edu.

Events

A&T Volleyball Summer Camp

The Volleyball team will host a summer camp on July 20-22, for boy and girls, ages 12-18. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt and will learn fundamentals and skills under the direction of players and coaches. For details and registration visithttp://www.ncatvolleyballcamp.com/summer-volleyball-camp.cfm.

Energy Summit Scholars

Students can become Energy Summit Scholars during the annual summit at Appalachian State, July 28–30. This is a new initiative of the UNC system that is aimed at connecting energy and sustainability-focused students with business partners and energy-focused companies across the state. For application information, contact Mary-Ann Ibeziako at 336-285-4524.

Aggie Enrichment Camps – Registration is Open

The Aggie Enrichment Camps runs through August 1. Camp hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (early/late drop off and pick up available). Registration is now open. Camp weekly fees are $175 (includes lunch). A&T employees (permanent and temporary) may sign up for payroll deductions. To enroll visit http://www.ncat.edu/academics/outreach/sumcp/aggiecmp.html. For more information contact the Summer Sessions Office at 336-334-7810.

School of Nursing Summer & 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. Summer dates are as follows: Tuesday, August 5, 5 – 6 p.m., and Tuesday, August 19, 5 – 6 p.m.; Traditional BSN Entry Option (Noble Hall, room 116), Tuesday, August 5, 4 – 5 p.m. Click to view fall dates. For more information, contact Carliss Jacobs at 334-7750 or email: carlissl@ncat.edu.

Lady Aggies Girls Basketball Summer Camp

The Lady Aggie Basketball Summer Camp will be held on:

  • Day Camp is August 5-8 (8am-12pm each day)

All registration and payment go to www.ncatladyaggiebasketballcamps.com. For more information, contact Assistant Coach Franklin Scott at 336.285.3614 or by email at fdscott@ncat.edu.

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.

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.

Important Dates to Remember!

  • Summer First session, through June 24
  • Summer Dual session, through August 1
  • Summer Intersession, June 26 – July 10
  • Summer Second Session, June 26 – August 1
  • Faculty/Staff Institute, August 15

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.

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.


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