February 2017 Announcements

  • The current NC State Faculty Ombuds (Roy Baroff) has extended services to NC State Staff as a pilot program. The office is located just off campus at 112 Cox Ave., Ste. 212, with meetings set by appointment only. The best way to set up a meeting is to call the now Faculty and Staff Ombuds at 919-935-0922. For more information, visit https://staffombuds.ncsu.edu or see the full announcement at https://provost.ncsu.edu/news/2017/02/staff-ombuds-services-now-available/.
  • Craig Brookins, a faculty member in applied social and community psychology and program director for Africana studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been appointed as an Outreach and Engagement Faculty Fellow, effective January 1. For more information, visit https://provost.ncsu.edu/news/2017/02/brookins-named-outreach-and-engagement-faculty-fellow/.
  • Transfer students are now eligible for the prestigious Goodnight Scholars Program, which provides financial aid to low- and middle-income students majoring in STEM and STEM-education disciplines. Nearly 100 high-achieving students with associate degrees from North Carolina community colleges will be invited to apply for the program for the fall 2017 semester. For more information, visit https://news.ncsu.edu/2017/01/goodnight-scholars-program-extends-to-transfer-students/.
  • Christopher Cooper, a senior majoring in chemical engineering and economics at North Carolina State University, has been awarded a prestigious 2017 Churchill Scholarship. For more information, visit https://news.ncsu.edu/2017/01/cooper-wins-churchill-scholarship.
  • Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou, the Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Scholar in Probiotics Research and associate professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, will receive the 2017 National Academy of Sciences Award in Molecular Biology. For more information, visit https://cals.ncsu.edu/news/barrangou-wins-2017-nas-award-in-molecular-biology/.
  • Join the Department of Multicultural Student Affairs for its 11th annual Black History Month celebration. This year’s theme is “Unlearning the Single Story: Intersectional Blackness,” which will showcase the diverse experiences and identities that contribute to “blackness.” For a full listing of eventes, visit https://oied.ncsu.edu/MSA/black-history-month-2017/.
  • The Office of Faculty Development invites NC State faculty and staff to submit poster proposals for the 2017 Teaching and Learning Symposium, to be held on Monday, April 3. Posters should address the theme “Teaching, Engagement, and Student Learning,” and can deal with a wide variety of topics, including teaching with technology, innovative pedagogical techniques, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Scholarship of Community Engagement projects, sustainability in teaching, and more. Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 200 words. Presenters can make submissions here: go.ncsu.edu/symposiumposters. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 17. Proposals will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. Questions may be directed to Jonathan Holloway (jphollow@ncsu.edu).
  • The Office of International Affairs has announced a call for nomination for the 2017 Global Awards. Each year, faculty and staff across the university are recognized for making significant contributions to global research, scholarship or service. Nominations are accepted for two different award categories:
    • Jackson Rigney International Service Award: This award honors a distinguished faculty or staff member for a lifetime of international service to the university and/or the international community over the course of their career.
    • Outstanding Global Engagement Award: This award recognizes contributions in one or more of the following categories: Research & Discovery, Teaching & Learning, Engagement, Extension & Economic Development, or Impacts & Accomplishments.
    • Award recipients are announced at the Global Engagement Exposition on Tuesday, April 18 and receive small stipends towards future international travel. The nomination deadline for both awards is Wednesday, March 1. For full nomination details and instructions, visit: international.ncsu.edu/global-awards/.
  • Do you know of someone in your college or unit who deserves to be recognized for their exemplary efforts to serve the university and/or the community? Nominate them for an NC State Award for Excellence, the most most prestigious honor bestowed upon non-faculty employees. Learn more about eligibility requirements, the nomination process and who to contact in your college or unit for more information at https://benefits.hr.ncsu.edu/awards-for-excellence/.
  • We are committed to fostering an open, welcoming environment at NC State for all. Chancellor Randy Woodson recently released a response to the Executive Order on Immigration, and several other entities have made their voices heard as well. For helpful resources, responses to the Executive Order, and ways you can support international education on campus, visit https://international.ncsu.edu/international-education-resources-executive-order-on-immigration.

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