Aggie News & Event Calendar


Go Red for Women’s Heart Health Day
Friday, February 6
&
Transfer Open House
Saturday, February 14

(Details below)

Events

Thursday, January 29

Siren Test

N.C. A&T will conduct a siren test at 2:30 p.m. This will be a university-wide siren test, conducted by the university's emergency management team. The test will last for about 10 minutes. No action is required. In case of an actual emergency, the university would notify you on what to do. The test is a part of the university’s efforts to ensure the safety of its students, faculty, staff and community.

Friday, January 30

February One Celebration

Join N.C. A&T for the 55th Sit-In Annual Anniversary Breakfast Celebration, Friday, January 30, 6:00 a.m. at the Alumni-Foundation Event Center. On February 1, 1960 in Greensboro, North Carolina, four A&T freshmen students (Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr., (Jibreel  Khazanl),  David Richmond and Joseph McNeil)  walked downtown and “sat-in” a the whites only lunch counter at Woolworth’s and refused to leave when denied service. These four young men forever changed the course of history by their bravery and courage.

Breakfast - 6:30 am - The Alumni Foundation Event Center
Program - 7:00 am - The Alumni Foundation Event Center
Laying of the Memorial Wreath - 9:00 am - February One Monument
Conversation with the A&T Four - 9:30 am - Academic Classroom Building Auditorium

RTI Translational Science Director to Speak

Dr. Susan Sumner, Director of the Systems and Translational Sciences Program at RTI International, will hold a seminar this Friday, January 30. The title of her talk is “Collaborative Opportunities with the NIH Eastern Regional Metabolomics Research Center at RTI International.”  The seminar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Fort IRC, Room 410. It is sponsored by the Division of Research and Economic Development in collaboration with the Department of Biology.  Researchers interested in scheduling a meeting with Dr. Sumner before the seminar should contact Meriel Parker, DORED director of life sciences research, email, 336 285-3202.

Wednesday, February 4

Panel on Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom
A panel discussion for students, “Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom,” will be held at 4 p.m. in the General Classroom Building Auditorium, Room A-218. The discussion is sponsored by the Dean's Student Advisory Board of the College of Arts and Sciences. The panel will include students, faculty and administrators. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For more an agenda and information, click here or call 336 334-7806.

Thursday, February 5

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The Be SAFE program will hold a National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day program at 5:30 p.m., in Proctor Hall. The event will include jazz music, a viewing of "The Dallas Buyers Club," free HIV and STD screenings, and refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. The event is co-sponsored by Alcohol and Drug Services of Greensboro, Guilford County Department of Public Health, N.C. A&T Multicultural Student Center, N.C. A&T Counseling Center, and N.C. A&T Student Health Center. For more information, contact Brandy Baldwin, Be SAFE coordinator, 285-4382 or bbaldwin@ncat.edu.

Friday, February 6

Go Red for Women's Heart Health Day

Details to come

Thursday, February 12

Student Health Center Ribbon Cutting and Reception

Student Health Center, corner of Benbow Road and Bluford Street at 4 p.m. The two-story, 27,548-square-foot facility will replace the existing health center, Sebastian Health Center, which is an 11,000 square-foot building that was constructed in 1958. The facility is equipped with eleven exam rooms, women’s health center, seminar rooms, pharmacy, laboratory diagnostic area, immunization area, substance abuse and counseling area, secure record retention area and triage area.

Guitarist Stanley Jordan in Concert

The Lyceum Series presents jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan, 7:30 p.m. in Harrison Auditorium. Jordan, a four-time Grammy nominee, came to prominence with the release of his 1985 album Magic Touch, which put him at the forefront of the legendary Blue Note Records’ relaunch into a contemporary force in jazz and beyond.  With commercial and critical acclaim, Jordan has consistently displayed a chameleon-like musical persona of openness, imagination, versatility and maverick daring. Tickets: A&T faculty and staff, $5; general public, $15; A&T students, free with Aggie One Card.  For more information, contact the A&T Ticket Office, 336-334-7749.

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.

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, 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

Memorial for Dr. Joseph Whittaker

The Department of Biology invites the university community to a memorial program honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Joseph Jerome Whittaker, III. The memorial will be held in the Barnes Hall Atrium at on Thursday February 5th at 5:15 p.m.

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. 

Women’s Basketball “Play 4Kay” Game, Feb. 23

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.

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.

Alumni Awards Nominations Open

Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 National Alumni Awards: the Howard C. Barnhill Distinguished Service Award, the Julia S. Brooks Achievement Award, and the Velma R. Speight Young Alumnus Award (under age 40). The awards are given annually to distinguished alumni of North Carolina A&T State University.  Nominations are being accepted throughSaturday, March 21.  All Aggie alumni are encouraged to apply and/or nominate someone for these awards. For details, visit the A&T National Alumni Association website. If you have any questions, e-mail the Alumni Awards Committee at awards@ncatsualumni.org.

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

Moore Gym Parking Lot Now Closed

The Moore Gym Parking Lot has closed effective Monday Jan. 12 to accommodate construction of the Aggie Dome food court. Faculty and staff with reserved spaces will be notified by Parking Services about their relocation to the Laurel Street Parking Lot.  General parking is available in surrounding campus lots and park-and-ride locations at War Memorial Stadium and Bryan Fitness Center.  Contact Parking and Transportation Services, 285-2027, for additional information or questions.

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.

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.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.

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.

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

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.

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

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