October 2017 Announcements

  • Protect the Pack – Turn on 2FA: In celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, the Office of Information Technology (OIT), along with the NC State Department of Computer Science, ePartners Program, and NC State Engineering Foundation, will co-sponsor “Protect the Pack – Turn on 2FA” to inform campus users of the dangers of phishing attacks and security measures to protect themselves, such as Google 2-Step Verification and Duo Security, NC State’s mandatory two-factor authentication solutions. Throughout October, OIT will offer a number of 2FA days to assist campus users with their enrollment in Google 2-Step and Duo Security. Attend a 2FA Day event to get enrolled in two-factor before the Oct. 31 deadline. Details are available on the OIT website.
  • Interim dean of the Graduate School named: Maureen Grasso recently stepped down as dean of the Graduate School and returned to the faculty in the College of Textiles. Senior Associate Dean Peter Harries has been appointed interim dean of the Graduate School.
  • College and departmental anniversaries:
    • The Poole College of Management is celebrating its first quarter-century. Visit the college’s website to keep up with 25th anniversary stories and activities.
    • The Department of Computer Science is celebrating its 50th anniversary during the fall of 2017. See a complete list of planned activities and events at www.csc.ncsu.edu/50-year-celebration. A day-long tech symposium and celebration is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 13.
    • The Department of Physics will host a family-friendly weekend celebration on Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov. 4 for its 100th anniversary! The celebration will feature talks by alumni Christina Koch (NASA astronaut) and Rhett Allain (WIRED blogger), along with exciting science demos and fascinating tours of labs and campus landmarks. For more information, visit sciences.ncsu.edu/event/physics-100th-anniversary-celebration.
    • The Department is Electrical and Computer Engineering is also celebrating its 100th anniversary. Visit the department’s website to find out the latest details.
  • Staff and faculty flu shot clinics are available through November. HR-Benefits is sponsoring appointment and walk-in flu vaccination clinics across campus. All State Health Plan members, dependents and pre-age 65 retirees are eligible for a FREE flu vaccination at the NC State campus clinics. See more information and the flu clinic schedule at benefits.hr.ncsu.edu/flu-shots.
  • Showcase of NC State Women Faculty’s Research, Creativity, and Scholarship:
    The Association of Women Faculty invites you to participate in the 2nd annual Showcase of NC State Women Faculty’s Research, Creativity, and Scholarship on Wednesday, Nov 1 in the College of Textiles Atrium and Convocation Center from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. The event consists of a poster session and networking reception.  Paper posters, electronic posters, videos and other types of displays are invited from NC State Women Faculty. Please consider exhibiting posters you have prepared recently for conferences. All faculty are welcome to attend. Register here, or email Irma Rose at ilrose@ncsu.edu. Note: The deadline to submit a presentation is Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Please take note of the nomination deadlines for the following faculty awards:
  • Office of Faculty Development workshops: 
    • Strategies for a Gender Inclusive Classroom – Friday, Oct. 27, 10:00-11:15 a.m., 405 Clark Hall. Panelists will discuss strategies for establishing trust and mutual respect in the classroom, including how to make space especially for women students and gender non-conforming students, how to handle conflict, and how to confront misogyny and other negative behaviors when they occur. Panelists will include faculty from the Women’s and Gender Studies program and the Women’s Center. Fulfills Certificate of Reflective Teaching Requirement: Student-Centered Learning Environment.
    • Developing Student Leaders in Community Engaged Research, Teaching and Service – Thursday, Nov. 2, 3:00-4:15 p.m., 405 Clark Hall. In this workshop, two Community Engaged Faculty Fellows along with their undergraduate course assistants and graduate research assistants will describe their motivations, interest, responsibilities, work, and benefits of taking on leadership roles in community engaged research, teaching and service. Bring your questions about how to involve both undergraduate and graduate students in the challenging but rewarding teaching and research aspects of service-learning or community engaged scholarship. You will be inspired to reflect on ways to broaden your own research or teaching! Fulfills Certificate of Reflective Teaching Requirement: Student-Centered Learning Environment.
    • Staying Energized in the Classroom: Teach the Same course in New Ways — for You and Your Students – Tuesday, Nov. 7, 3:00-4:15 p.m., 405 Clark Hall. Many faculty teach the same course year after year. How can you avoid getting bored, falling into a rut, or losing enthusiasm? Students will notice. There are likely many learning activities that could help students gain disciplinary knowledge or develop the skills expected in your course. Join this workshop to brainstorm new teaching methods and choose from many creative learning activities for your students. Fulfills Certificate of Reflective Teaching Requirement: Course Design
  • Building Future Faculty (BFF) Program: The 2018 BFF program will be offered by NC State Wednesday, Mar. 14 – Friday, Mar. 16, 2018. This all-expenses paid workshop is designed for diverse graduate students and post-doctoral students who are seeking a career as a faculty member. Workshop topics include information regarding what to expect as a faculty member, a discussion of the wealth of resources available to faculty for teaching and expectations of productivity for faculty engaged in research. Applications are due by Sunday, Nov. 12 at 11:59 p.m. Learn more about the BFF program and apply at oied.ncsu.edu/divweb/building-future-faculty-program.

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