Expect to see some new faces in senior leadership positions on campus. Jayne Fleener, dean of the College of Education, will step down June 30 and join the faculty in the Friday Institute; Charles D. Leffler, vice chancellor for finance and business, will retire in October; and Ira Weiss, dean of the Poole College of Management will step down in June of 2016. Read more.
Calling it the next step in the Centennial Campus “neighborhood of hospitality,” NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson joined several private industry partners on Tuesday to break ground for the StateView Hotel, a 164-room Marriott Autograph Collection hotel and conference center. Read more.
Springtime heralds the arrival of more than just blooming flowers and warmer temperatures. The season also brings Earth Day on April 22, as well as NC State’s Green Brick Awards, presented by the Campus Environmental Sustainability Team for outstanding contributions to campus sustainability. Read more.
The $3 million extension project, which will begin next year and be ready for use in 2017, will connect Pullen Road with Centennial Boulevard, via Bilyeu Street, providing a better transit route for West Raleigh residents, worshippers attending the soon-to-be-built Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh cathedral and NC State’s 1,125-acre technology campus. Read more.
Human Resources is offering NC State employees an innovative way to master new skills, boost job performance and push their careers to the next level.
The Compass online learning portal, administered by HR’s Training and Organizational Development (T&OD) unit, offers more than 3,300 online professional development courses in a wide variety of fields — including project management, communication, supervisor best practices, conflict resolution, strategic planning, IT, and more — supported by 24/7 access to more than 33,000 books and videos. Read more.
NC State Bookstores has partnered with the Office of International Affairs to introduce a new line of products to celebrate NC State’s diversity and global reach. The first Wolfpack World items–special edition t-shirts and mugs–will benefit the ‘Our Three Winners’ fund, which was established to award scholarships in the names of students Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha, and Razan Abu-Salha, whose lives were tragically lost in February. Deah, Yusor and Razan were devoted to global philanthropic efforts including refugee work in Turkey. Read more.
Centennial Campus will be the site of a privately managed hotel and conference facility that will operate under the Marriott Autograph Collection franchise. The hotel, which is expected to open in 2016, will overlook Lake Raleigh and sit adjacent to the Park Alumni Center. Read more here.
The event celebrated the public-private collaboration—with partners including NC State students and alumni, Wake County and the city of Raleigh—that makes the project possible. Read more.
NC State University will join the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) in a commitment to improve campus health by formalizing guidelines around food, nutrition, physical activity and programming. Read more.
Visit Budget Central to review the new 2014-15 Budget and Financial Information Brochure.