More Big Shoes to Fill on Campus

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.

StateView Hotel Breaks Ground

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.

Pullen Road Extension Approved

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.

Online Portal Opens Door to Training Courses

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 Partners with Campus Leaders in Support of the “Our Three Winners” Fund

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.