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UNC Social Entrepreneurship Conference Friday, February 28
N.C. A&T is just 50 votes away from the No. 1 spot on The Home Depot Retool Your School campus improvement program. Your votes will help the university win a $50,000 major grant that will be used to improve the campus. The Home Depot's Retool Your School campus improvement program provides support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Join us in voting daily for A&T by visiting www.ncat.edu, click under The Latest. Let’s improve A&T together.
Vote every day until April 14.
Thursday, February 20
Spring Career Fair
The Office of Career Fair will host the annual 2014 Spring Career Fair, in Corbett Sports Center, 9 am. – 2 p.m. Students from all majors and classifications are welcome and encouraged to register and attend. For more information visit www.ncat.edu/careerservices. Also mark your calendars for the Education/Arts & Sciences Expo, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 12 – 3 p.m., Memorial Student Union. Open To All Classifications. For more information, call 336.334.7755.
Weekend Shows Canceled at Paul Robeson Theatre
The February 14, 15 and 16 shows for Breath, Boom – A Girl Gang Play by Kia Corthron have been canceled due to inclement weather. Additional shows will be added to the February 20-23 schedule. New show dates/times are:
• Thursday, Feb. 20, 8 p.m.
• Friday, Feb. 21, 8 p.m.
• Saturday, Feb. 22, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
• Sunday, Feb. 23, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Breath, Boom focuses on fourteen years in the life of Prix, the leader of a ruthless girl gang. The play begins when she is sixteen and traces her life of brutality from a young girl to a thirty year old woman. This hard hitting tale of violence, abuse, and ultimately coming to terms with your own demons will take your breath away. All shows will be held at Paul Robeson Theatre. Tickets are: $15 – general admission, $10, senior citizens and non-A&T students, and free to A&T students with an Aggie One Card. For more information, call 334.7749.
School of Ag to Host BASF Day
Representatives from BASF in Research Triangle Park will visit the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Thursday, Feb. 20, for BASF Day. Representatives from the global chemical and agricultural products company will tour the Ag School facilities, including the farm and the soil and pest management laboratories in Webb and Carver halls. The day will include networking and discussions with students and faculty to explore internships and career opportunities and research collaborations. At 1:30 p.m., Nevin McDougall, BASF vice president for Agricultural Products North America, will make a gift presentation in Coltrane Hall, Godfrey Multipurpose.
Friday, February 21
Board of Trustees Meeting
N.C. A&T State University Board of Trustees Meeting will be held in the Alumni-Foundation Event Center from 2pm – 5pm. This meeting is open to the public.
College of Engineering Celebrates Engineer’s Week
The College of Engineering will host a week-long celebration, Feb. 17-22, with a host of activities for students, faculty, staff, K-12 and the entire community. The theme for the national observance is: DiscoverE. The kick-off will be held on Monday, Feb.17, 1 p.m., in McNair Hall Auditorium. Additional activities include: Energy Day, professional development seminars, awards banquet, and a career fair. Also on Monday, from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Guilford County middle and high school students are expected to participate in the pre-college initiative day on campus. Students will engage in innovative, hands-on activities in engineering. Finally, the week will culminate with the Order of the Engineer Ceremony, conducted for graduating seniors taking the “Oath of Engineering.”
Friday, February 28
2014 Social Entrepreneurship Conference at A&T
The 2014 UNC Social Entrepreneurship Conference will be at 9 a.m. in the Alumni-Foundation Event Center. Sponsored by Wells Fargo, the conference will be an opportunity for students, faculty, and administrators at UNC campuses and other community members to learn from engaging speakers about topics relevant to social entrepreneurship and present their ideas for innovative, sustainable, business-oriented solutions to problems in communities across our state. The business plan competition will feature 40 UNC campus teams. Two undergraduate and two graduate teams will compete from N.C. A&T. This year's conference will be keynoted by Terracycle CEO Tom Szaky and will feature panels with winners from last year's competition as well as some of North Carolina's most successful and interesting social entrepreneurs.
Sunday, March 23
Aggie Night at UNC-TV Festival
N.C. A&T students and staff will travel to UNC-TV studio, from 6pm – 11:30 p.m., to serve as volunteers for the public broadcasting station’s Festival 2014 on-air fundraising drive. Transportation will be provided by the university. To volunteer, you must register by clicking on the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014ncatunctv. This is the last night of the fundraising drive, so we encourage participation. For more information, contact the Office of Student Activities and Campus Involvement at 336.285.4930.
Friday, April 25 & Saturday, April 26
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.
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Vote for A&T: The Home Depot Retool Your School Campus Improvement Program
N.C. A&T State University is participating in The Home Depot's Retool Your School campus improvement grant program, established to provide support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Beginning February 17 at midnight, vote daily for N.C. A&T online by visiting www.ncat.edu, click under The Latest. The Home Depot will award a $50,000 major grant to the winning school for campus improvement and maintenance. Let’s improve A&T together. Vote every day until April 14.
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.
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Selected as Host Hotel for MEAC Basketball Tournament
The Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel will serve as the official host hotel for N.C. A&T State University. Aggies will receive a special room rate of $115 (+tax) per night. There are two ways to make your reservation. You can call the hotel directly at 1-800-325-3535 and refer to the N.C. A&T State University room block; or you can click here. The rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis. The tournament will take place March 10-15 at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, VA. The official website for the tournament is MEACHoops.com.
Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Fair
Here are upcoming activities for students to take advantage of:
• Education/Arts & Sciences Expo, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 12 – 3 p.m., Memorial Student Union. Open To All Classifications.
For more information, call 336.334.7755 or visit www.ncat.edu/careerservices.
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 Feb. 27, March 13, March 27, April 10, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Notice: School of Nursing Upcoming Accreditation Review
The School of Nursing will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its baccalaureate nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting on February 26, 4 p.m. in Noble Hall, room 308. Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:
Dr. Sharon Tanner, Chief Executive Officer, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 or emailed to: email@example.com. All written comments should be received by the ACEN by February 17.
Pictorial History of A&T
Bluford Library will be collecting historical photographs for a pictorial book that will celebrate the N.C. A&T’s 125th Anniversary in 2016. To participate, send your photos to Bluford Library, Attention: Pictorial Review, by February 20. The university seeks photographs and other documents that can help tell our 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Valerie Nieman at email@example.com. Persons who do not have access to e-mail may call (336) 285-4151.
Spring 2014 Starfish Training Sessions
Faculty and staff are invited to attend one of the Starfish Training Sessions, Connecting Students to Faculty, Staff and Resources. Training dates are as follows:
• March 13, 9 a.m. and March 25, 4 p.m.
• April 7, 8:30 a.m. and April 16, 3 p.m.
All training sessions will be held in the Academic Classroom building, room 208. To register for a training session, go to https://aggies.gosignmeup.com/. For more information call the Center for Academic Excellence at 336.285.4241.
Solicitations for Text-in-Community
The Text-in-Community committee is soliciting book recommendations for the next two academic years (2014-15 and 2015-16). The entire university community is encouraged to send suggestions to Dr. Beverly Grier, at firstname.lastname@example.org, by the close of business on Friday, Feb. 14. Books that connect to the university’s land-grant mission and show a commitment to social responsibility are highly recommended. These themes can be found in both fiction and nonfiction, in areas such as business, education, engineering, environment, global affairs, health, justice, technology, and in African-American, Asian American and Latin studies. Books should also be available as in eBook format.
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, February 18, March 18, April 15, 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, February 4 & 18, March 18, April 1 & 15, 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, February 4 & 18, March 18, April 1 & 15, 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 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!
• 2014 Chancellor Forums for Staff, April 2
• Life Sciences Workshop, March 6
• College of Engineering Dean's Distinguished Spring Speaker Series, March 11 & April 8
• Technology Week 2014, March 17-21
• Instructional Technology Showcase, March 19
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.
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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
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• Aggie InfoLine (336.334.7325)
• Campus two-way radios
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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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