October 2018 Announcements

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  • NC State’s HR team has issued guidelines on how to report adverse weather time from Hurricane Florence. Check out this helpful website to learn how you should report your adverse weather time.
  • Faculty and staff can receive a flu shot from Student Health at an on-campus flu clinic or at the Student Health pharmacy without an appointment. Faculty and staff are encouraged to take part in the NC State vs. Chapel Hill Flu Shot Challenge by filling out a survey after they receive a flu shot on campus.
  • The Association for Women Faculty will host its Showcase of Research, Creativity and Scholarship on Wednesday, November 7 from 4:30-7 p.m. in the College of Textiles’ Atrium and Convocation room. Faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to bring a representation of their work in poster or video format. Find more details and RSVP today.
  • NC State DELTA is now seeking interested faculty to participate in the Spring 2019 cohort for the Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP). OCIP is a rigorous professional development program based on Quality Matters and requires a significant time commitment. The program will run from January – May 2019. Successful completion in OCIP culminates in an official Quality Matters Peer Review and certification of your online or blended course. If you are interested in participating in the program for in Spring semester, complete the Application for Online Course Improvement Program form by Thursday, Oct. 25. Please direct any questions to Bethanne Tobey at bwtobey@ncsu.edu.
  • Faculty are invited to attend a Fulbright information program on Wednesday, November 7 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Witherspoon Student Center, Room 126. The program will include presentations on teaching and conducting research abroad, as well as a Q&A session with recent Fulbright Scholars. Please register by Monday, November 7. Contact Judy Austin at 919-513-3636 or jcaustin@ncsu.edu with any questions.
  • October 11 is Ombuds Day. Your NC State ombuds – Mike Giancola (Student Ombuds) and Roy Baroff (Faculty and Staff Ombuds) – will be on campus at various locations throughout the day to provide information about ombuds services and to celebrate, including drawings for coffee and ice cream coupons.
  • A research and innovation forum on “Cultivating Interdisciplinary Research” will take place October 11 from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. at Talley Student Union. James Cooper, Richard Kuhn, and Ali Shakouri from Purdue University, who have extensive experience in building and managing interdisciplinary research programs and buildings, will share their insights and discuss best practices. This portion of the day-long forum is open to all faculty and will use NC State’s Plant Sciences Initiative and Purdue’s Discovery Park as case studies for the discussion. Vice Chancellor Alan Rebar will facilitate the discussions and the Q&A. Lunch will be provided, and the session will be livestreamed. Register today.
  • Bob Franks is now the head of the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
  • Red and White Week is NC State’s biggest annual celebration, when we call the whole wide Wolfpack back to campus. From October 28 to November 3, NC State alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends will come together to take part in homecoming events and support the university’s campaign to Think and Do the Extraordinary.
  • If you’re a member of the Wolfpack community who has won an award or honor — or if you know someone who has — University Communications and Marketing would love to hear about it. Please use this form to make a submission. Take a look at September’s awards and honors for our outstanding community.
  • During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, NC State will present RTP180+NC State: Fake News” on Wednesday, October 24 from 5-7:30 p.m. in the Coastal Ballroom of Talley Student Union. Five area experts will participate in a whirlwind TedTalk style conversation on the science and psychology behind fake news; and current platforms available to help detect fake news on the internet.
  • The NCSU Libraries, NC State’s Genetic Engineering and Society Center, and the Gregg Museum of Art & Design have extended their public call to Tuesday, October 30 for art proposals for the upcoming exhibition Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping our Genetic Futures. Planned for fall 2019, the multi-site exhibition will be held at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, the Exhibit Gallery in the D. H. Hill Library and the video walls in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library. Full details about the exhibition, the call for art, and how to submit are available on the Art’s Work/Genetic Futures exhibition website.
  • NC State LIVE debuts its Mini-Grant Program, which provides funding to faculty and staff to develop and implement interdisciplinary programs to enhance student learning through NC State LIVE’s programming. This program seeks to engage a broad spectrum of faculty and staff looking to use the arts to enrich their curricular goals. Learn more and submit a proposal.
  • Finalists for the Senior Vice Provost and Director of Libraries have been announced. They are: Kevin Smith, University of Kansas; Greg Raschke, NC State; Scott Walter, DePaul University; Jennifer Nutefall, Santa Clara University. Faculty, staff and students are invited to open forums where each candidate will speak on their vision for a research library of the future, with a question and answer session to follow. More details about the search, as well as the finalists’ CVs and complete interview schedules are available on the search website, which can also be found at go.ncsu.edu/libraries-searchThe remaining forum schedule is as follows:
    • Friday, Oct. 12, 9:15-10 a.m. in Talley Student Union, Room 3210 (Scott Walter)
    • Friday, Oct. 26, 9:15-10 a.m. in Talley Student Union, Room 3222 (Jennifer Nutefall)
  • The NC State University Division of Environmental Health and Public Safety would like all students and employees to know that the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available. The report, required by federal law, discusses NC State’s crime statistics, including reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or properties owned or controlled by NC State, and public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus. Please visit the University Police website at www.go.ncsu.edu/police for more information.

From the Office of Global Engagement:

  • The Office of Global Engagement will host its annual Study Abroad Fair on Friday, October 19 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Talley Student Union Ballroom. Students, faculty and staff are invited. Attendees will hear from past participants and international exchange students, and get the chance to speak with study abroad advisors, faculty directors, university fellowships advisers, and the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. RSVPs may be made through the Study Abroad Fair Facebook Event Page.
  • The Office of Global Engagement has announced the participants of the 2018-19 Global Engagement Institute. The program provides professional development, support, guidance and consultation for faculty and staff interested in developing research, scholarship or academic programs with an international focus. Faculty and staff gain opportunities to expand their international engagement to strengthen NC State’s collaboration with global partners. This year’s participants are:
    • Josip Simunovic, assistant research professor, food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences;
    • DeLeon Gray, associate professor, educational psychology;
    • Matthew Booker, associate professor, history;
    • Moses Khisa, assistant professor, School of Public and International Affairs;
    • Lokendra Pal, assistant professor, forest biomaterials;
    • Veronica Catete, research scientist, College of Education;
    • Delisia Matthews, assistant professor, textile and apparel, technology and management;
    • Sid Thakur, professor and director of Global Health Initiative, associate director, Comparative Medicine Institute;
    • Jessica Murphy, director of student involvement management; and
    • Daniel Findley, senior research associate, Institute for Transportation Research and Education.
  • The search for a new, permanent director for the NC State European Center in Prague is underway. The top three finalists for the position will be visiting campus later this month. Faculty, staff and students are invited to hear from the candidates in an open forum. The candidates will explain their views on what makes a successful study abroad program, articulating their educational and management philosophy. Location for ALL presentations: Talley Student Center, Room 4101.

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