Aggie News & Event Calendar


Transfer Open House
Saturday, February 14
&
FAFSA DAY
Friday, February 28

(Details below)

Events

Friday, February 13

CAS Town Hall Meeting

The College of Arts and Sciences will hold a town hall meeting from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., in the General Classroom Building, Room A116. The meeting is open to non-administrators only. The agenda will include discussion on university reorganization (ref. composition of the two committees), restructuring of PTR and RPT, and an open forum.

Saturday, February 14

Transfer Open House

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will host a Transfer Open House, Saturday, Feb. 14, 9 a.m. to noon at the Alumni-Foundation Event Center. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The event provides prospective transfer students with the opportunity to discuss transfer admissions requirements and financial aid, to take a campus tour, and to meet with academic departments. A student resource fair also will be held, featuring representatives from A&T academic departments and student services. For registration information, contact Jameia Tennie, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 336-334-7946.

Tuesday, February 17

CashCourse Webinar for Faculty and Staff

Helping students better manage their money and organize their financial future is the focus of a webinar for faculty and staff on CashCourse from 10am to 3p.m. CashCourse offers online financial literacy guidance to students. Webinar participants can access it from their offices. Click here to register by Friday, Feb. 13. CashCourse is sponsored nationally by the National Endowment for Financial Education and at A&T by Cooperative Extension, the Division of Student Affairs, the Department of Economics, and the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. For more information, contact Dr. Claudette Smith, 334-7956.

Thursday, February 19

DoD Technical Assistance Workshop

The Department of Defense will offer a technical assistance training workshop, “Taking the Pentagon to the People” onThursday, Feb. 19, at the Alumni-Foundation Event Center. The full-day program begins at 8 a.m. Agenda topics include:  Research and Development Opportunities, DoD Centers of Excellence, Writing Successful Technical Proposals and Compliance. A&T faculty and staff are asked to register as soon as possible. DoD has sent invitations to many HBCUs in this region. Click here for more information and to register.

Monday, February 23

Women’s Basketball “Play 4Kay”

The Lady Aggies’ game on Monday Feb. 23 will be a “Play 4Kay” game to raise funds for breast cancer research in memory of Kay Yow, the late coach at N.C. State. A breast cancer survivor will be chosen as “Coach for a Day” and sit on the bench with the team for the game, and breast cancer survivors will be honored at halftime. Email Jennifer Smith, assistant coach, if you know a survivor who could be honored or if you are a survivor and would like to take part. The game will start at 5:30 p.m. Morgan State will be the opponent.

Thursday, February 26

Spring Career Fair

The Spring Career Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Corbett Sports Center. The event is for students in all majors and all classifications. Dress well and bring your resumes. Students are asked to check in at the Student Registration Desk at the John Mitchell Drive main entrance to enter the door-prize drawing and pick up materials.Click here for a complete listing of employers that have registered and information on each employer.

Saturday, February 28

FAFSA Day

The Student Financial Aid Office will host FAFSA DAY in conjunction with the College Foundation of North Carolina from 9 a.m. to noon, in the General Classroom Building, second floor computer lab. Please register on-line at www.CFNC.org. Participants should bring copies of their W2's for 2014 and student/parent federal tax forms for 2014 (if you have filed).

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

Tuesday July 21 – Thursday, July 23

Conference for Novice Teachers

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction will hold a three-day conference targeting the novice teacher’s ability to demonstrate and increase proficiency in the classroom. “On Common Ground: Engaging, Equipping, Empowering the Early Educator” will be in Proctor Hall. The event will focus on research-based practices for teacher leadership, student engagement, culture, family/community engagement, and assessment. Participants will engage with teacher and community leaders as they define their role as leaders for 21st century classrooms. More information on presenters, featured speakers and registration will be available in March. For questions, call the department, 334-7848. 

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

WNAA Black History Month Programming

WNAA-FM will feature special programs in February in observance of Black History Month. Among them: Today at 11 a.m., “Jazz and Civil Rights.” On Thursday, Feb. 19, at 10 a.m., Sandra Hughes will host “"Black History You Didn't Know," with Dr. Arwin Smallwood, chairman of the history department, and author Flora Hatley Wadelington. Click here for more information on these programs. To visit WNAA, click here or here to listen live.

Student Health Center Has Moved

The Student Health Center is now open in its new location, 112 N. Benbow Road, at the corner of Benbow and Bluford Street. The center offers the same services as it did in its old location. Its telephone number and hours also remain the same: 336 334-7880, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Click here for more information on the Student Health Center.

Measles Vaccinations Critical

The Student Health Center and N.C. A&T Emergency Management remind students, faculty and staff that the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community from measles is through vaccination. A&T requires students to be vaccinated, but it’s also critical for children and for adults. The illness is extraordinarily contagious and can have serious side effects, especially for pregnant women. Click here for more information on measles in North Carolina and the current national outbreak. Click here for more information on measles.

Stamp sales in Dowdy Lobby

The University Mail Center will be in the Dowdy Administration Building Lobby for monthly stamp sales from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday March 3, Thursday April 2, Friday May 1 and Tuesday June 2.

Title IX Information Now on A&T Website

Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, no one can be excluded from participation in or discriminated against on the basis of sex in programs or activities at educational institutions that receive federal funding. Sexual violence, harassment and/or misconduct are forms of sex discrimination.  A&T takes such matters seriously and will investigate complaints of violations of sexual misconduct. A webpage has been created with information on Title IX and contact information for the A&T officials responsible for enforcement: http://www.ncat.edu/campus-life/title-IX/index.html

Chancellor’s Forum Dates Set

This semester’s Chancellor’s Forum dates are:
   -- Faculty and Administrators: Thursday, February 19, 3 p.m.
   -- Students: Thursday, March 26, 3 p.m.
   -- Staff: Thursday, April 23, 3 p.m.

All forums will be held in the Academic Classroom Building Auditorium, Room 101.

Biology Weekly Seminar Series

The Department of Biology will hold its weekly seminars on Wednesday at noon in Barnes Hall Auditorium this semester.  Click here for the full schedule.

Summer Camp Registration

Registration for summer camps is now open.  A&T employees who register for three summer youth camps sponsored by the Office of Continuing Education at regular price through payroll deduction, receive a $25 discount to be applied toward weeks four, five or six of camp.  This offer cannot be applied to other departmental camps.  For questions, call 334-7810 or visit:http://www.ncat.edu/academics/outreach/sumcp/index.html

Entrepreneurship Counseling Clinic

Students, faculty and staff who are current or potential business owners are invited to make an appointment for an Entrepreneurship Counseling Clinic to be conducted by the Department of Management. For an appointment, contact Dr. Thaddeus McEwen, mcewent@ncat.edu or 336 285-3356.

Counseling Session 1: Wednesdays – February 18, March 18, and April 23, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Merrick Hall 140. Counselors: Sharonetta McIntyre, Business Counselor, and Bob Weston, Director, from the Small Business and Technology Development Center.

Counseling Session 2: Thursdays – February 19, March 19 and April 29, 2015, noon to 1:00 p.m., Merrick Hall 140. Counselor: Shana Ayscue, President/CEO, STA Technologies, LLC, and SCORE Association (previously the Service Corps of Retired Executives).

Energy and Environmental Systems Seminar Series Begins

Starting February 5 through April 30, the Department of Energy and Environmental Systems will hold a weekly series of seminars conducted by its doctoral students. All seminars will be held on from 11 a.m. to noon. The location will vary between Fort IRC Room 410 and Gibbs 307. Click here for details on each week’s presentations.

Income Tax Assistance

Taxpayers who prepare their own returns and have income of $57,000 or less are eligible for free federal and state tax preparation and e-file software through www.myfreetaxes.com. The website is sponsored by the Walmart Foundation in cooperation with Goodwill Industries International, the National Disability Institute and the United Way, working in a partnership with the Internal Revenue Service. If you have questions, call Dr. Gwendolyn McFadden-Wade, associate professor of accounting and finance, at 285-3377. 

Adverse Weather Information

When the university’s hours of operations are affected by adverse weather, AggieAlert! is the quickest way to get announcements of closings, delayed openings or early closings. To register for AggieAlert!, log into Aggie Access or Self-service Banner and follow the instructions.Information also will be posted as quickly as possible on the A&T homepage and social media accounts, emailed via the university listservs for employees and students, and recorded on Aggie Infoline, 336 334-7325. Local TV stations, radio stations and newspapers also will report the information.

Electronic Time and Effort Reporting to Begin

Faculty, staff and students who have received salary support or worked on sponsored contracts, grants, or projects funded by federal appropriations will begin using a new electronic effort reporting system next month. On Feb. 16, these individuals will receive an email with a web link to the new “ecrt” system. The first certifications will be for Summer 2014 and Fall 2014.The new system is web-based, quicker and more efficient. Self-certification will be available for most users; effort statements for undergraduate and graduate students will be certified by principal investigators. The system also offers improved compliance monitoring. DORED's Office of Financial Compliance will provide training in the first two weeks of February. The office also will work with schools, colleges, and divisions to develop specific training plans.

University Social Media Account Managers

The Office of University Relation requests that administrators of social media accounts for academic units and divisions email the following information to Tiffany S. Jones: Names of account administrator/s, email address/es, phone numbers, and URLs for the accounts. For example, the URLs of the university’s accounts are:
Facebook: facebook.com/ncatsuaggies
Instagram: Instagram.com/ncatsuaggies
Twitter: twitter.com/ncatsuaggies
YouTube: youtube.com/ncatsuaggies

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.

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.

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.

Student 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