A Biweekly Electronic Newsletter for the Faculty and Staff of
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

A&T RANKS AMONG TOP
NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES

Photo: Jessie Gladin-Kramer

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has been ranked in the top tier of national universities in several categories in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report college rankings. Photo: Jessie Gladin-Kramer

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BROOKS TO SPEAK AT
FALL CONVOCATION

Bishop George W. Brooks

Bishop George W. Brooks will be the keynote speaker at North Carolina A&T State University's Fall Convocation on Thursday, Oct. 25. more

FAMILY COUNSELING
CONFERENCE PLANNED

Photo: iStockphoto.com/kali9

The 2012 Fall Family Counseling Conference will convene Thursday, Nov. 15, in Proctor Hall. Photo: iStockphoto.com/kali9more

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER
KEYNOTES SOCIAL BUSINESS
CONFERENCE AT A&T

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus (pictured right with Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr.)

On Sept. 27, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus (pictured right with Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr.) shared his vision for social business with participants from across the state at the University of North Carolina Social Business Conference at North Carolina A&T State University.

Photo: Charles E. Watkinsmore

Banner training

The Office of the Registrar has scheduled Banner training classes that will include Banner Student Records, Web for Faculty and CAPP. Sessions will be held in the computer lab at 1020 Wendover Avenue. The dates and times are Tuesday, Oct. 9, 9:30–noon, and Thursday, Nov. 1, 2:30–5 p.m. Register for the classes online through the Training Management System link in the left navigation section of the Faculty & Staff Gateway page on the university’s website.

Auditions

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts’ Theatre Arts Program will have auditions for Black Nativity Wednesday, Oct. 10, and Thursday, Oct. 11, 6:30–10 p.m. Singers and dancers are needed. Performers must come prepared to sing a chorus and a verse of a gospel or spiritual song, a cappella. Dancers must be prepared to perform two short combinations taught by the choreographer. For more information, call 336-334-7852.

University Day

Prospective students and their parents will have an opportunity to see Aggieland up close Saturday, Oct. 13, as the university observes University Day.

From 8 a.m.–noon, high school students will take campus tours and receive information about North Carolina A&T State University’s academic and extracurricular programs and activities. Representatives will be on hand to discuss student services, financial aid, housing and residence life, and a host of other activities.

A program will include a welcome from the chancellor, spirit session with the A&T cheerleaders and performances by the Blue and Gold Marching Machine and Unity Step (team). Prospective students and their parents also may attend the A&T-Howard game at 1:30 p.m. for the reduced ticket price of $10.

HPLS symposium

The Human Performance and Leisure Studies (HPLS) Symposium, 21st Century Emerging Issues in Sports Management, will be held Friday, Oct. 19, at the Alumni-Foundation Event Center on campus. The symposium aims to bring together hundreds of individuals from across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States who are engaged in all aspects of sports, leisure and recreation. Click this link to register for the symposium or call 336-334-7712.

Coronation

The Coronation of Mister and Miss N.C. A&T 2012–13  will be held Sunday, Oct. 21, at 5 p.m. in Corbett Sports Center. This year’s theme is Fire and Ice: A New Age of Royalty. The event is free and open to the public.

NIH workshop

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, the Division of Research and Economic Development will host a National Institutes of Health Workshop from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. in the Alumni-Foundation Event Center. Presenters include Sharon Milgram, Ph.D., director, Office of Intramural Training and Education, and Michael Humble, Ph.D., and Jerrold Heindel, Ph.D., program administrators, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

 

A variety of educational, professional and career development opportunities are offered through the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Intramural Training and Education. Information on the AREA program, which supports small-scale research projects in biomedical and behavioral sciences, also will be available. Faculty, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students, and researchers from N.C. A&T and area HBCUs are encouraged to attend.

More information and registration is available online. On-site registration will be available the day of the workshop, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Conference on Green and Sustainable Technology

The Third Annual Conference on Green and Sustainable Technology will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, at Proximity Hotel. The cost of admission is $150 for the general public, $100 for state employees and $75 for students. The event is being sponsored in part by the Center for Energy Research and Technology at N.C. A&T. For more information, contact Judy Sessoms at 336-285-3267 or jsessoms@ncat.edu.

New location

The University Events Center has relocated to the first floor of the Memorial Student Union in room 112. The main telephone and fax numbers, 336-285-2580 and 336-256-2060, respectively, remain the same.

Interviewing tool

The Office of Career Services is proud to roll out its newest resource—InterviewStream, a 24/7 virtual mock interview practice tool that students can access online through their Aggielink account. For details, visit www.ncat.edu/careerservices.

Dr. Jeffrey A. Edwards (far left), Dr. Lyubov A. Kurkalova (center) and Dr. Mark L. Burkey (right)

Dr. Jeffrey A. Edwards (left), professor and chair of the Department of Economics, Dr. Lyubov A. Kurkalova (center) associate professor of economics, and Dr. Mark L. Burkey (right), professor of economics, along with colleagues R. Gary Pumphrey (Angelo State University) and Lucia Barbato (Texas Tech University), have published “Building a Simple General Model of Municipal Water Conservation Policy for Communities Overlying the Ogallala Aquifer,” an article that appears in the Natural Resources Journal (vol. 52, no. 1).

Dr. Cathy Kea

Dr. Cathy Kea, professor of special education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Dr. Theodore Pikes, professor of special education at North Carolina Central University, presented “Diversity in Teacher Preparation: School and Community Partnerships” at the Howard Lee Institute, which convened at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center on Sept. 26.

 

Dr. Valerie Nieman

Dr. Valerie Nieman, associate professor in the Department of English, will be one of four authors featured at the "Lunch with Carolina Authors," 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Warwick Center Ballroom at UNC Wilmington. This event supports local scholarships for non-traditional women students. Tickets are $28 and include the luncheon, program, and raffle. For more information, visit the website at http://wilmington-nc.aauw.net.

Dr. Maura Busch Nsonwu

Dr. Maura Busch Nsonwu, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Work, was a presenter at the Maya Angelou International Women’s Health Summit on Sept. 28, at Forsyth Medical Center Conference Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. Her presentation was titled “Working with Women and Children from Refugee Camps: Perils and Paradoxes.”

Dr. Philip F. Rubio

Dr. Philip F. Rubio, assistant professor in the Department of History, published an article, “Though He had a White Face He was a Negro in Heart: Examining the White Men Convicted of Supporting the 1822 Denmark Vesey Slave Insurrection Conspiracy,” in the South Carolina Historical Magazine, vol. 113, no.1 , January 2012.

Calendar of Events Legend

OCT 1–26

2013 NCFlex Enrollment Period
Questions: Call 888-860-6118 or
336-285-3789

OCT 5 | 7 p.m.

Aggie Volleyball: N.C. A&T vs.
Bethune-Cookman
Location: Moore Gym
Free

OCT 6 | Noon–6 p.m

Black Expo Tour 2012: Business,
Workshops and Networking
Keynote: Gerry McCants
(McCants Communications Group)
Location: Alumni-Foundation
Event Center
Contact: Dr. Thaddeus McEwen,
336-285-3356

Free

OCT 7 | 1 p.m.

Aggie Volleyball: N.C. A&T vs.
FAMU
Location: Moore Gym
Free

OCT 8–9

Fall Break

OCT 9 | 2–4 p.m.

Aggie-Mart Training for
Requisitioners/Shoppers
Location: 1020 Wendover,
Computer Lab
Contact: Nikki Williams,
336-256-2979
Registration Required

OCT 9 | 6 p.m..

Aggie Volleyball: N.C. A&T vs.
Bethune-Cookman
Location: Moore Gym
Free

OCT 10–11 | 6:30–10 p.m.

Auditions for “Black Nativity”
Information: 336-334-7852

OCT 11 | 4–5 p.m.

BSN Completion Entry Option
Info Session
Location: Noble Hall, Room 308
Contact: Carliss Lee, 336-334-7750

OCT 11 | 5–6 p.m..

Tradional BSN Entry Option
Info Session
Location: Noble Hall, Room 116
Contact: Carliss Lee, 336-334-7750

OCT 11 | 6–7 p.m.

Accelerated BSN Entry Option
Info Session
Location: Noble Hall, Room 308
Contact: Carliss Lee, 336-334-7750

OCT 12

Mid-term grades due

OCT 12

Second Annual Breast
Cancer Awareness Day
Walk, Rally and Luncheon
Contact: Kaye Ziglar,
336-285-2931
Registration Required

OCT 13 | 1:30 p.m.

Aggie Football: N.C. A&T vs.
Howard
Location: Aggie Stadium

Admission

OCT 15

Advisement period begins for
spring semester

OCT 16 | 10 a.m.–noon

Aggie-Mart Training for
Approvers
Location: 1020 Wendover,
Computer Lab
Contact: Nikki Williams,
336-256-2979

Registration Required

OCT 17 | 6 p.m.

Aggie Volleyball: N.C. A&T vs.
Norfolk State
Location: Moore Gym
Free

OCT 17 | 7 p.m.

Lyceum Series presents
Sheila E. & The E. Family
Special performance by the
Cold Steel Drumline
Location: Harrison Auditorium
Information: 336-334-7749
Admission

OCT 18 | 4 p.m.

School of Business and Economics
Closing Bell Series
Speaker: Jim Captain (Credit Suisse)
Topic: Quarterly Finance Update
Location: Merrick Hall Auditorium
Free

OCT 19

Last day to defend thesis/dissertation

OCT 21-28

Homecoming 2012

OCT 21 | 5 p.m.

Coronation 2012
Location: Corbett
Sports Center
Free

OCT 22

Defend and approved thesis/dissertation
due in Graduate School Office

OCT 25 | 10 a.m.

Fall Convocation
Speaker: Bishop George W. Brooks
Location: Harrison Auditorium

OCT 25 | 3–6 p.m.

Aggie Alumni Entrepreneurs
Conference
Speaker: Janice Bryant
Howroyd (ACT-1 Group)
Location: Merrick Hall Auditorium
Contact: Dr. Thaddeus McEwen,
336-285-3356
Registration RequiredAdmission

OCT 25–28

Alumni Homecoming Events and Activities

OCT 26

Deadline to enroll or make changes to
2013 NCFlex benefits coverage
Questions: Call 888-860-6118 or
336-285-3789

OCT 26 | 7:30 p.m.

Aggie Alumni
Homecoming Concert
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
Special Guest: The Legendary
Jerry Butler
Location: Koury Convention
Center, Guilford Ballroom
Tickets/Tables: Darlene Norman,
336-433-5551

OCT 27 | 8:30 a.m.

Homecoming Parade
Location: Murrow Boulevard and
Lindsay Street
Free

OCT 27 | 1:30 p.m.

Homecoming Game
N.C. A&T vs. Norfolk State
Location: Aggie Stadium
Admission

OCT 30 | 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

National Institutes of Health Workshop
Location: Alumni-Foundation
Event Center
Information

NOV 3 | 1:30 p.m.

Aggie Football: N.C. A&T vs.
FAMU
Location: Aggie Stadium
Admission

NOV 7 | 3–5 p.m.

Chancellor’s Administrative Forum
Location: Academic Classroom
Building Auditorium, Room 101

NOV 8 | 4–5 p.m.

BSN Completion Entry Option
Info Session
Location: Noble Hall, Room 308
Contact: Carliss Lee, 336-334-7750

NOV 8 | 5–6 p.m.

Tradional BSN Entry Option
Info Session
Location: Noble Hall, Room 116
Contact: Carliss Lee, 336-334-7750

NOV 8 | 6–7 p.m.

Accelerated BSN Entry Option
Info Session
Location: Noble Hall, Room 308
Contact: Carliss Lee, 336-334-7750

NOV 10 | 1:30 p.m.

Aggie Football: N.C. A&T vs.
S.C. State
Location: Aggie Stadium
Admission

CHANCELLOR
Dr. Harold L. Martin Sr.

 

VICE CHANCELLOR FOR
UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT
Barbara Pitts Miller

 

ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR FOR UNIVERSITY RELATIONS
Nicole Pride

 

EDITOR
Sandra M. Brown

 

PROOFREADERS
Tiffany S. Jones
Nettie C. Rowland

 

PHOTOGRAPHER

Charles E. Watkins

 

PRODUCTION
Yvonne L. Halley

 

CREATIVE SERVICES
Bouvier Kelly, Inc.

 

CONTRIBUTORS
David Arneke
Samantha V. Hargrove
Tiffany S. Jones
Carliss J. Lee
Dr. Thaddeus McEwen
Dr. Kimberly R. McNeil
Dr. Ruth Phillips
Rosalie Roberts
Dr. Daniel Webb
Dr. Patricia Whitfield
Martinique Williams

THE AGGIE REPORT is a biweekly electronic newsletter for the faculty and staff of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a land-grant university that is ranked by the Carnegie Classification System as a doctoral/research institution.
N.C. A&T is an AA/EEO employer, and it is an ADA compliant institution; thus, facilities are designed to provide accessibility to individuals with physical disabilities.