Aggie Weekly Calendar


Department of Leadership Studies-Lecture Series
Tuesday, October 28
&
2nd Annual Diabetes Walk
Thursday, November 3

(Details below)


Events

Thursday, Oct. 23

Fall Thursday, Oct. 23 Convocation

The university community is invited to attend Fall Convocation, Thursday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m. in Harrison Auditorium. Keynote speaker will be State Sen. Joel Ford (District 38, Mecklenburg). Classes are suspended from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. to allow students and faculty to attend.

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Department of Leadership Studies – Higher Education Lecture Series

The department of leadership studies presents its Higher education Lecture Series featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Christine Johnson McPhail, managing partner of the McPhail Group LLC, a higher education consulting firm on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 3-4:30 p.m. in Proctor Hall, room 160.  She formerly served as president and chief instructional officer at Cypress College in southern California and is emerita professor for Morgan State University. The university community is invited to attend.

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Faculty Senate Meeting

The Faculty Senate meeting invites all faculty members to attend its next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 3 p.m. in the Academic Classroom Building Auditorium (room 101).  

Friday, Oct. 31

Fourth Annual Breast Cancer Awareness & Wear Pink Day

The university community is invited to attend the Fourth Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day on Friday, Oct. 31, 11:30 a.m. for a host of activities. Start your day off with wearing pink in honor of breast cancer awareness and join the campus walk from Sebastian Health Center to the Academic Classroom Building. The walk will be followed by a presentation on “Triple Negative Breast Cancer and African-American Women,” in the ACB auditorium and a reception in the lobby. This event is hosted by the Student Health Center and Beta Beta Beta Biological Honors Society. For more information, contact Janet Lattimore at 336-285-2912 (janetl@ncat.edu) or Kaye Ziglar at 336-285-2931 (skziglar@ncat.edu).

Saturday, Nov. 1

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Education Conference

N.C. A&T State University will host the Caregivers Education Conference on Saturday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Alumni-Foundation Event Center. The Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s, Aging and Community Health has partnered with the African American Alzheimer’s Disease Research Study and the Western Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association to offer help with the critical role that caregivers play in the lives of their loved ones. This free conference is designed to provide important information to people impacted by dementia and their family care partners. Experts from the health and research fields will inform and provide caregivers with help, hope and healing to better manage their caregiving responsibilities. While the event is free and open to the public, registration is required for free admission. The deadline isOct. 24. Those who do not register will be charged $10 on the day of the event. Parking is free and lunch will be provided. For more information about the Caregivers Education Conference, contact Felicia Russell at 336-285-2200 orfwrussel@ncat.edu.

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. 

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.

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:

  • Thursday, Oct. 30, 2:30 pm - 5 p.m.
  • 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.

DoIT Customer Satisfaction Survey

The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) 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 DoIT 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.

DoIT - Cherwell Service Management (CSM)

The Division of Information Technology 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 (Oct. 28, for travel between Nov. 15, and Feb. 28, 2015 and Jan. 15, 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.

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.

Williams Dining Hall Homecoming Lunch Menu

Faculty, staff and alumni are invited to each lunch in Williams Dining Hall, October 24, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. for a special homecoming menu which includes fried fish, hush puppies, black eyed peas and fried chicken Friday.  Special rate is $6 plus tax.  Faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up for a Faculty Staff Meal Plan and save. 

New! Homecoming Game Day Tailgating New Pre-Purchase Feature

You can now purchase your game day tailgating spaces in advance for Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Laurel Street – Lot 38 parking area. Spaces are $75 and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Lots will be open for tailgating at 5 a.m. For more information contact the Ticket Office at 336-334-7749.

Ticket Office Update: Sullivan Street Ticket Booth Open, Laurel Street Tailgating Spaces Available

The Sullivan Street ticket booth will open early this week to accommodate customers. You can visit the ticket booth on Wed., Oct. 22 through Friday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. It will reopen on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 8 a.m. The Brown Hall ticket office will also be open during normal business hours. Spaces are still available for purchase for the Laurel Street tailgating area (Lot 38) for $75.  Spaces will be sold in advance on a first come, first serve basis. Lots will be open for tailgating at 5 a.m. For more information contact the Ticket Office at 336-334-7749.  

Homecoming Safety Tips, Parking Information and More

The university encourages students, faculty and staff to have an enjoyable and safe experience during Homecoming. The University Police Department has provided safety tips and important information about street closures, parking and shuttle service that can help you plan for a successful Homecoming. Please take the time to review the safety tips, street closures and game day parking map.

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.

Important Dates to Remember!

  • Aggie Homecoming, Oct. 24-26
  • Chancellor’s Forum for Students, Oct. 30
  • Fall Open House, Nov. 8
  • Chancellor’s Forum for Staff, Nov. 20
  • Fall Sports Schedule, go to www.ncataggies.com

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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