Aggie News & Event Calendar


John Deere Lean Academy
Monday, January 5 – Friday, January 9
&
Junior Day Girls Basketball
Saturday, January 10

(Details below)

Events

Monday, Jan, 5 – Friday, Jan, 9

John Deere Lean Academy 

Students in agriculture, business, engineering, and technology can apply now for the seventh annual John Deere/N.C. A&T Lean Academy. The 40-hour course will be Jan. 5–9 in Price Hall. It includes three days of instruction and project-based activities and a two-day visit to John Deere’s facility at N.C. State University. More than 200 A&T students have graduated from the academy in the last six years. It is hosted by the Department of Applied Engineering Technology in the School of Technology.

Wednesday, Jan, 7 – Thursday, Jan, 8

Equal Employment Opportunity Workshop, January 7-8

All supervisors and managers are encouraged to register for the upcoming two-day Equal Employment Opportunity Institute professional development course. It will be held Wednesday, January 7 through Thursday January 8.

The workshop focuses on federal and state EEO laws, anti-discrimination practices, and the values of diversity. It  is required for all state managers and supervisors by the Office of State Human Resources.  The facilitator will be Linda Mangum, interim director of employee relations/AAO, Division of Human Resources. 

Schedule: Wednesday, January 7th, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday, January 8th, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

To register go to http://www.ncat.edu/hr/cloe/index.html. This course is offered as a part of the Center for Leadership and Organizational Excellence (CLOE) Spring 2015 Catalog.

Friday, Jan, 9

Human Performance and Leisure Studies New Graduate Student Orientation

The Department of Human Performance and Leisure Studies will host its Spring New Graduate Student Orientation on Friday, January 9, at 3:30 p.m. in the Corbett Center, Room 101. Students will receive an overview of the graduate program in which they have been formally admitted, meet with their respective academic advisors, meet with the Department Chairperson, as well as register for courses if necessary. For more information, contact Dr. Daniel Webb, department chair, 334-7712, dwebb@ncat.edu.

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. 

Saturday, Jan 10

2015 New Student Orientation Online Registration

Online registration for spring and summer New Student Orientation is now open. The date for spring is Jan. 10, 2015. For more information, visit the Office of New Student Programs or call 336 256-2212.

Monday, Jan 12

First Day of Spring Semester Classes

More information: Spring 2015 Academic Calendar (PDF)

Wednesday, Jan 14

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Children’s Home Society, 604 Meadow Street, Greensboro. 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Information: Mandy Ireland or Blair Hedgecock, Center for Behavioral Health & Wellness, cbhw@ncat.edu or 285-2605.Registration. 

Friday, Feb 6

Go Red for Women's Heart Health Day

Details to come

Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20

Technology Week Presented by the School of Technology

Smith Hall
Details to come

Tuesday, March 17

EXTREME IT Day

Alumni Event Center
Details to come

Wednesday, March 18

Instructional Technology Showcase

5:45pm – 6:45pm. Alumni-Foundation Event Center
Information: Tracie Lewis, 285-4491, tolewis@ncat.edu 

News & Announcements

New Student Health Center Open for Emergencies Only

Sebastian Health Center has closed while staff moves into its new building.  The N.C. A&T Student Health Center, at 112 North Benbow Road, is open for emergencies only, Dec. 16-23, 2014. Call the new A&T Student Health Center at 336-334-7880 for more information.

Winter Break Hours for Student Union

Monday, December 15 through Friday, December 19, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, December 20 and Sunday, December 21, Closed
Monday, December 22 and Tuesday, December 23, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 through Sunday, January 4, Closed
Monday, January 5 through Friday, January 9, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, January 10, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, January 11, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Normal hours will resume Monday, January 12, the first day of classes.

State Health Plan Members: Check Your 2015 Cards

Reminder:  Please be sure to check your new 2015 insurance cards to verify that all information is correct.  If you have questions, please contact Nanita Cole, 285-3788; Jeanette Foulks, 285-3793; or Ester Jones, 285-3787.

Flu-Season Advisory from Emergency Management

A reminder: Washing your hands frequently and thoroughly is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick during flu season and throughout the year. It’s also one of the most important steps you can take to keep from spreading germs from one person to another and throughout our entire community. All of the bacteria, viruses and other microbes that we touch on people, surfaces and objects throughout the day accumulate on our hands. When we touch our eyes, nose, or mouth, we end up infecting ourselves with these germs. Washing our hands frequently can seriously limit the transfer of germs.

Reminders from the Payroll Department

The last pay date of 2014 for monthly and bi-weekly employees is December 23. Employees must use leave for the days the university is officially closed.  Leave can include bonus, vacation, special leave or comp time.

Winter Break
Holidays:  December 24-December 29 and January 1
University Closed: December 30, 31 and January 2

Please review the address on your paycheck stub or direct deposit statement to confirm that your mailing address is correct to ensure delivery of year end payroll and benefit information.  If your address has changed and a correction is needed please contact Human Resources.

Exempt Tax Status Requires New Withholding Forms

If you claimed exempt tax withholding status in 2014 and you want to continue your exempt status, you must submit new withholding forms for 2015 by February 1, 2015.

Forms W-4 (Federal withholding) and NC-4 or NC4EZ (North Carolina withholding) must be completed and returned to the Payroll Department before the deadline. Failure to submit new forms by February 1 will result in the change of your withholding status to single with zero allowances on your February paycheck.

This notification only applies to employees who have elected exempt status (to not have taxes withheld from their pay). You should claim exempt status only if you meet the eligibility requirements. Forms are available on the Payroll website and in the Payroll Office.

Electronic Consent for 2014 W-2s

Employees who would like to receive their 2014 W-2 electronically can sign up in Banner Employee Self Service. Additional information is available on the Payroll Department’s website.  Paper copies of W-2s will be available by January 31, 2015.

Online Meal Plan Registration Now Available

Students can select meal plans via Aggie Access until the first day of spring classes.  Selections must be made on or before the first day of classes or the student’s meal plan from the previous semester will be carried over to next semester. For more information, go to:http://www.ncat.edu/divisions/business-and-finance/ce/meal-plans/index.html.

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. 

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

ITSDE 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. To see the schedule or to register, go to http://aggies.gosignmeup.com.  For more information, call 336-285-4499.

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.

Aggie Athletic sports schedules

Hotline Telephone Number

A&T’s hotline telephone number for faculty and staff to report suspected unethical behavior, fraud, waste and abuse is toll-free 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.

University Social Media Guidelines

Please remember the university's social media guidelines when you post online. These guidelines serve as a reminder that your behavior online is not only a reflection of you but also of the university. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the guidelines. Click here for a PDF. If you have any questions, contact the university's social media manager, Tiffany S. Jones, tsjones@ncat.edu or 256-0863.

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.

Protocol for Digital Display Boards

The electronic display boards throughout campus are not designed to host every activity or event scheduled in R25.  The boards can hold only a limited amount of events and event information.  Please send submissions to be considered for inclusion to uec@ncat.edu at least two weeks before the event. The information posted will be at the discretion of the University Event Center.

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

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