Aggie News & Event Calendar


Instructional Technology Showcase

Wednesday, March 18

GALA Awards

Wednesday, April, 22

(Details below)

Events

Tuesday, March 10

Faculty Senate Meeting

The Faculty Senate will meet at 3:00 p.m. in the Academic Classroom Building, Room 108. To view the meeting online, click here. Faculty members are encouraged to click on the link before the meeting starts to insure that you are able to view the presentation. A recording of the meeting will be available via the same link. Please logon early and follow the instructions for your computer, tablet, laptop or smartphone. You can also post questions during the meeting.

March 11

Property Management Workshop

The Property Management Office will host a workshop, Property Management Policy and Procedures from 10 a.m. to noon, in Merrick Hall Auditorium (Room 125).  Surplus property and annual inventory will be among the topics covered. The workshop is open to inventory representatives and all other employees.  Complete the registration form on the Property Management website by March 6.  

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

Spring Career Fair

The Spring Career Fair has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 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.

Wednesday, March 18

Instructional Technology Showcase

N.C. A&T's third annual Instructional Technology Showcase will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Alumni-Foundation Event Center. The event will feature emerging technologies and innovative practices to enhance teaching and learning.  Technology vendors will provide demonstrations, exhibits, and information. A&T faculty members are invited to deliver 20- to 30-minute presentations demonstrating how technology is being used in classes to enhance teaching and learning.  Topics should reflect current and future technology trends in education.  Presentation proposals are due March 1. Click here to submit a proposal.

Thursday, April 16 – Friday, April 17

REMBA Conference Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 9th Annual Rehabilitation of Racial and Ethnic Minorities with Behavioral Addictions (REMBA) Conference: “Teaching, Reflecting, Advocating, Uncovering the Multiple Faces of Addictions.”  The conference focuses on the impact of addictions and trauma in communities of color. It will be held Thursday, April 16-Friday, April 17, at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center. Keynote speakers include "Freeway" Rick Ross, subject of the documentary “Freeway: Crack in the System,” and Tony Peek, founder and president of Peek into a New Horizon. Click here to register. Questions can be directed to Dr. Rochelle Cassidy, 336-285-4389.

Wednesday April 22

GALA Awards Nominations Open

N.C. A&T will recognize campus and community leaders who demonstrate excellence in leadership, scholarship and service at the 2015 GALA Awards, a recognition ceremony for students, organizations, faculty, staff and community members. The event will be at 6 p.m., in Harrison Auditorium. Nominations can be made by following this link. Nominations will close Friday, March 20. The event is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities with the Division of Student Affairs.

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

Severe Weather Preparedness Week

This week is Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Each day, the ReadyGuilford accounts on Facebook and Twitter will highlight ways to prepare for severe spring weather. More information: http://readyguilford.org or the Guilford County Emergency Management Office, 336-641-2278.  N.C. Emergency Management also has a free ReadyNC mobile app that provides real-time traffic, weather, shelter and evacuation information and phone numbers for N.C. power companies to report outages.

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.

Student Union Hours for Spring Break

The Student Union’s amended hours of operation for Spring Break:

Monday, March 2 through Friday, March 6: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, March 7: Closed.

Sunday, March 8: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Monday March 9: Resume normal business hours.

Textbook Adoption Deadline for Summer Sessions

Barnes and Noble at North Carolina A&T State University reminds faculty members that the deadline is Sunday, March 15, for textbook adoptions for Summer I and Summer II sessions. Faculty members can log into FacultyEnlight to research and adopt texts. 

A&T Community Engagement Award Nominations Open

The University is seeking nominations/applications for its annual Faculty Community Engagement Award. Nominations and applications are sought for NCA&T faculty. The award recognizes exemplary community engagement initiatives and projects that have a significant social, educational, or economic impact on the local and/or global community. Projects must demonstrate integration of academic excellence and/or scholarship. The award includes a cash reward of $1,000. Application deadline is March 15. Click here for the application. If you have any questions, contact Dr. Craig Rhodes, 336-285-3043.

School of Nursing Information Sessions

The School of Nursing will hold information sessions for the Accelerated BNS program and the BSN Completion program. Sessions will be held throughout the spring and summer. Click here for dates, times and location.

Shuttle Stop Closed Due to Construction

The Moore Gym Shuttle Stop is temporarily closed due to construction.  Parking Services regrets any inconvenience and appreciates your cooperation.

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 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:

   -- 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 – 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 – 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.

Professional Development Courses for Spring

The Spring 2015 Professional Development Course offerings, sponsored by the Division of Human Resources - Center for Leadership and Organizational Excellence (CLOE), target four areas designed to enhance workforce development capabilities: Organizational Culture, Results Orientation, Leadership, and Compliance. To register for a course, visit thecourse 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.

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

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