July 2019 Announcements

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  • NC State faculty and staff — we want to tell the campus community about your summer travel, research, community engagement and more in the August 2019 Provost’s Office newsletter. If you’re interested in participating, please send a paragraph description of your summer adventures, along with a high-resolution photo and your name/position/department to provost-communications@ncsu.edu by August 9.
  • Two NC State faculty were named recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). 

PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. 

  • Three finalists for Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration have been announced: Mary Peloquin-Dodd (NC State), Charles Maimone (UNC Greensboro) and Charles Lane (University of Florida). The candidates’ CVs and interview schedules are available on the search website, which can be found at go.ncsu.edu/finance-administration-search.
  • Three new department heads have recently started their positions. They are: 
    • Jessica Jameson, Department of Communications, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • John Lee (interim), Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development, College of Education 
    • Irwin Morris (executive director), School of Public and International Affairs, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • NC State photographers will begin to host monthly “Photo Walks” for anyone who takes photos in an official NC State capacity. The goal of this group is to help photographers around campus build community and confidence in their role(s). The group is open to every skill level: if you’re a university photographer full-time, doing ad-hoc photography, or if photography is a new job duty for you, welcome! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend photo walks whenever they can. The three ways the group hopes to build community are 1) meeting up, 2) practicing photography and 3) sharing resources, skills, tips and tricks. To help the group get started and plan the first walk, please answer the questions on this form. If you have any questions or need accommodations to participate, please email Rhea Hebert at rmemery@ncsu.edu

From the Office of Global Engagement:

  • Part-time intensive English language instruction is now available to members of the NC State community and the surrounding area. Those interested in improving their English language proficiency can now take advantage of the high-quality instructional offerings previously only available to full-time students through the Intensive English Program. Courses are affordable and conveniently located on Hillsborough Street across from D.H. Hill Jr. Library. Space for part-time students is limited. Learn more about part-time enrollment. 

From the Office of Research and Innovation:

  • Enterprise Research Administration (ERA) Update: Since implementation began last August, the ERA project’s main focus has been on the Animal Care and Use module — which went live May 22. But since the Research Enterprise Data (RED) system is being implemented in phases, there are many moving parts. And because RED is an enterprise-level system, the Office of Research and Innovation is always thinking of how the decisions made for one module may affect others. Over the past couple of months, the focus has steadily shifted more toward working on both the Sponsored Programs module and Conflict of Interest (COI) module. And some significant progress has been made on the latter. The COI module will replace both the existing online systems used for disclosing conflicts of interest; and notices of intent (NOI) to engage in external professional activities for pay (EPAP). Learn more.
  • A new partnership between NC State University and North Carolina Central University aims to identify drug development research leads faster. The initiative was led by Joshua Pierce, associate director of CMI’s Emerging Infectious Diseases unit and a faculty member in NC State’s College of Sciences.

From NC State DELTA:

  • DELTA is offering a few midday online workshops during July. Refresh your online teaching and student engagement skills, and prepare for using the newest version of Moodle. Dates are as follows:

To register, click on the title link above or go.ncsu.edu/deltaworkshops.

  • Join DELTA the week of August 12 for Summer Shorts in Instructional Technologies. This year’s theme is “The Sky is the Limit: Elevate Your Teaching.” Summer Shorts offers both face-to-face and online sessions focused on innovative instruction, student engagement and teaching online. The face-to-face day at the McKimmon Center on Monday, August 12 includes a panel discussion with DELTA Faculty Fellows in addition to breakout sessions and a Speed Geeking session. Summer Shorts online sessions will be held Tuesday, August 13. The in-person WolfWare Boot Camp will be held Wednesday, August 14 at the Avent Ferry Technology Center. View the whole schedule and register today!
  • The NC State Faculty and Staff Ombuds, Roy Baroff, is holding a “Summer Coffee Hour” on the last Wednesday in July. Join Roy for a cup of coffee to learn about ombuds services, to just say hello or help Roy learn more about working at NC State. Look for the sign “The Ombuds is In.” Here are the details:
    • Wednesday, July 31, 10-11 a.m. – Port City – College of Textiles (Centennial Campus)
  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is NC State’s 2019 Common Reading Program selection. Copies of Born a Crime, chosen by the students, faculty and staff on the Common Reading Selection Committee, will be distributed to all first-year students during New Student Orientation prior to the fall semester. Themes from Born a Crime will also be the focus of New Student Convocation on Monday, August 19, 2019, to be held at Reynolds Coliseum to welcome the Class of 2023. Learn more about the selection and how to engage with the material.
  • Save the date! Packapalooza is back Saturday, August 24 from 2-10 p.m. on Hillsborough Street. This festival kicking off the fall semester includes Pack Pride, Service, Play, Arts and Wolfpack zones, along with food vendors, games, prizes, music and more. To register as a vendor or sponsor, visit https://packapalooza.ncsu.edu/vendor-sponsor/. To volunteer, visit https://packapalooza.ncsu.edu/volunteer-to-help/. For more information, visit https://packapalooza.ncsu.edu/
  • Register today for a variety of new workshops from the Office of Information Technology! Click the following workshop titles below for more information and to register. Visit REPORTER for a complete schedule. View Calendar for monthly offerings. Add to Watchlist to receive an email alert when new instances are available.
  • The August Staff Senate meeting will be held Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 10 a.m.-noon in TSU 4140 Senate Chambers. The meeting will feature a presentation on Wolftime. All Staff Senate meetings are open to anyone to attend. If you are not able to attend, you can submit your concerns online directly to Wolftime. You can also view the event remotely online live – more info here.

One response on “July 2019 Announcements

  1. Angkana P Bode says:

    Thank you for a great July News update. Staffers also look forward to the August 7th Staff Senate meeting led by our new Chairperson, Dr. Janice Sitzes.

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