Aug 29

UNCSA Spiritwear

Take advantage of the back-to-school promotion for UNCSA Spiritwear!

Visit out webstore at www.directgear.net/uncsa and receive 15% OFF and Free Shipping on orders over $50 through Aug 31st!

Use promo code FALL14.

Submitted by Sandra Russell, Virtual Bookstore

 

 

Volunteer Opportunity

Any staff or faculty interested in volunteering for the 50th Anniversary Fall Festival Community Day Celebration, please contact Joan Roggenkamp at roggenkampj@uncsa.edu or 336‑770‑1436.  Two volunteer training sessions will be held on Monday, September 15, 4:00-5:30 p.m. or Tuesday, September 16, 5:30-7:00 p.m.  Community Day festivities will take place on campus Saturday, September 20, 2014, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The Community Day Celebration is a way of saying thank you to the residents of Winston-Salem, and to all North Carolinians for half a decade of support.   There will be family-friendly events such as performances and presentations by each of the five art schools, presentations and displays about the schools’ new international programs, face painting, a balloon artist, a musical petting zoo, circus skills exhibitions, and much more.

Refreshments will be available for sale by local food truck vendors and Blue Ridge ice cream.  A 50th anniversary birthday cake and cupcakes will be offered free of charge.

Volunteers are needed to help all across campus and at all of the venues.

Submitted by Joan Roggenkamp, 50th Anniversary Committee

 

 

PTI SCHEDULED SHUTTLES FOR 2014-15

PTI Airport Scheduled Shuttles

There are NO Scheduled Shuttles at the beginning of the School Year.  If you need assistance please call 336-770-1476 or email transportation@uncsa.edu at least a week in advance.

 

NO reservations are necessary, for the Scheduled Airport Shuttle for all the Breaks. Be at the designated area at the appointed times and you will be picked up.

 

FALL BREAK PTI AIRPORT SHUTTLE

Bus leaves Performance Place Circle at Watson Hall

Friday 3 October 2014   3, 5 and 7 pm

Saturday 4 October 2014 8 and 10 am

Pick up FROM GSO PTI AIRPORT

DOWNSTAIRS OUTSIDE BAGGAGE CLAIM

Tuesday 7 October 2014 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 pm

 

THANKSGIVING BREAK PTI AIRPORT SHUTTLE

Bus leaves PPC at Watson Hall

Tuesday 25 November 2014   3, 5 and 7 pm

Wednesday 26 November 2014 8, 10 am and noon

Pick up FROM GSO PTI AIRPORT

DOWNSTAIRS OUTSIDE BAGGAGE CLAIM

Sunday 30 November 2014 noon, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 pm

 

WINTER BREAK PTI AIRPORT SHUTTLE

Bus leaves PPC

Friday 19 December   2014   3, 5 and 7 pm

Saturday 20 December 2014 8, 10 am and noon

Pick up FROM GSO PTI AIRPORT

DOWNSTAIRS OUTSIDE BAGGAGE CLAIM

Sunday 11 January 2015   noon, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 pm

 

Nutcracker crew and cast please notify your stage manager, they will have PTI Airport information for you.

 

SPRING BREAK PTI AIRPORT SHUTTLE

Bus leaves PPC

Friday 6 March 2015   3, 5 and 7 pm

Saturday 7 March 2015     8 am, 10 am, and noon

Pick up FROM GSO PTI AIRPORT

DOWNSTAIRS OUTSIDE BAGGAGE CLAIM

Sunday 15 March 2015   noon, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 pm

 There will not be any Scheduled PTI Shuttles for the end of the year. If you need assistance, please contact the Student Transportation Office (336-770-1476 or transportation@uncsa.edu ), at least one week in advance.

Submitted by Sherri Campbell, Student Transportation

 

 

 

Reminder:  EPA & SPA Exempt Employees and Supervisors

 Banner MN Aug. 01 – Aug. 31, 2014 Leave Reports (via the web) with Supervisor approval are due before 5:00 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 3, 2014.

Thank you,

Submitted by Ginger Caston, Human Resources

 

 

Information from the Benefits Office

CLICK HERE FOR BENEFITS FAIR FLYER http:/news.uncsa.edu/files/Benefit%20Fair%20Flyer%20(2).pdf

CLICK HERE FOR FLU CAMPAIGN FLYER http://news.uncsa.edu/files/Flu Campaign- Flyer BCBSNC- 2014.pdf

 

 

 

 2015 STATE HEALTH PLAN ANNUAL ENROLLMENT

If you want to stay on the health plan that you already have, you do not need to re-enroll in that health plan. However, if employees enrolled in the Enhanced 80/20 Plan or the Consumer-Directed Health Plan wish to maintain or lower their premium they will need to complete wellness premium credits. If you do not complete the wellness activities and are enrolled in the Enhanced 80/20 and the CDHP, you will remain in that plan; however, your employee-only premium will be higher.

 

Get a jump on Annual Enrollment by completing your Health Assessment early.

The Health Assessment (HA) is a brief questionnaire used to assess members’ health history and lifestyle choices. By completing an HA before the end of Annual Enrollment, members enrolled in the Enhanced 80/20 Plan and the Consumer-Directed Health Plan (CDHP) will not only lower their monthly employee-only health insurance premium, but will also:

  • Identify health risks early
  • Receive personalized action items to improve their health and well-being
  • Track and compare their biometric measures year after year
  • Gain access to helpful NC HealthSmart resourcesHow to Complete the Health Assessment:To Complete the HA Online:
  • The HA can be completed online by logging into the Personal Health Portal or by phone.
  • Reminder: Annual Enrollment is Oct. 1-31, 2014. While the Health Assessment is one way to lower monthly premiums, members will need to access their enrollment system to complete the other premium credits and to make any changes to their enrollment.
  • Visit the State Health Plan website at www.shpnc.org
  • Click the NC HealthSmart box in upper right hand corner of the page
  • Log in to the Personal Health Portal or create an account (members will need their insurance card to register on the Portal)
  • Once in the Portal, click on the “My Health” tab on the left side of the screen
  • Select “Health Assessment”To Complete the HA Over the Phone:
  • Members may complete their HA by phone with a health coach at 800-817-7044 between the hours below.
  • Please make sure to answer each question and select “Submit Now.”
    • Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
    • Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.Our members’ privacy is important to us. The information shared in the Health Assessment is kept confidential and will not be shared with employers or unauthorized third parties. Members’ responses will not affect their health care coverage.Upcoming Free Wellness EventsFREE CardioFREE Cardiovascular screenings (blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, A1C) for Step Up Forsyth InitiativeWHERE:          Community Wellness Center, Medical Park Complex Suite 170 in Winston-Salem WHEN:           Tuesday, September 2nd at 6pmREGISTRATION:   Call or email Alice Smith at 277-1888 or alismith@novanthealth.orgWHAT:           FREE Cardiovascular screenings (blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, A1C) for Step Up Forsyth InitiativeWHERE:          Gateway YWCA in Winston-Salem WHEN:           Thursday, September 4th from 4p til 8pREGISTRATION:   Everyone welcome but appointments required by emailing CommunityWellness@novanthealth.orgWHAT:           FREE Cardiovascular screenings (blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, A1C) for Step Up Forsyth InitiativeWHERE:          Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center off Highway 66 in Kernersville WHEN:   Friday, September 5th at 10amDETAILS:        Tickets are $27 and include her book and light refreshments (all prepared from recipes in the book). Lisa will talk about easy school lunches, snacks, and how to make healthy eating a family affair. Tickets available at: http://bit.ly/1s3UrQL Submitted by Marcie Rowdy, Human Resources
    • WHERE:  Knollwood Baptist Church in Winston-Salem
    • WHAT:   Bookmarks Festival and Novant Health present Lisa Leake, author of “100 Days of Real Food
    • REGISTRATION:   Everyone welcome but appointments required by emailing CommunityWellness@novanthealth.org
    • WHEN:           Friday, September 5th from 9a til 3p
    • WHERE:          Novant Health Clemmons Medical Center off Harper Road in Clemmons
    • WHAT:           FREE Cardiovascular screenings (blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, A1C) for Step Up Forsyth Initiative
    • REGISTRATION:   Everyone welcome but appointments required by emailing CommunityWellness@novanthealth.org
    • WHEN:           Wednesday, September 3rd from 9a til 3p
    • WHERE:          Diabetes Center, Medical Park Complex Suite 504 in Winston-Salem
    • WHAT:           FREE Weight Management Support Group
    • REGISTRATION:   Everyone welcome but appointments required by emailing CommunityWellness@novanthealth.org
    • WHEN:           Tuesday, September 2nd from 8a til 7p
    • If Health Assessment was completed after November 1, 2013 you will not be required to complete Health Assesment for 2015 Annual Enrolment.

 

UNCSA ALERT

UNCSA ALERT is our new emergency notification system that delivers emergency messages to your phone numbers, emails and text messaging devices.

Faculty, staff and students are automatically opted-in to the UNCSA ALERT system with their contact information that is captured in Banner.  To manage your contact information, please visit UNCSA ALERT Myconnect Portal at https://uncsa.bbcportal.com to register for an account. We encourage you to provide additional phone numbers (up to 10) and alternate email addresses (up to 4). Please note that if you have selected the text messaging option, you will receive an automated confirmation message. Standard text messaging fees will apply. During the registration process you will be asked to “enter the identification code that has been provided to you.”  The identification code is your Banner ID/EZ Arts ID number.

Parents of students will be able to add their contact information after their student has created an account. Parents can add their contact information in one of the following ways:

 

  1. Login using the student’s username and password
  2. Have the student add parent contact information
  3. Contact the Site Administrator

 

Please be aware that text messages from UNCSA ALERT will come from either 23177 or 63079. Save both of these numbers in your cellphone as UNCSA ALERT. At any time, you may stop UNCSA ALERT text messages or change your message delivery preference by visiting UNCSA ALERT Myconnect Portal. It is important to note your information is kept in strict confidence for our use only.

For more information and step-by-step instructions on how to register for UNCSA ALERT, visit the link below and click on UNCSA Alert on the side bar:

http://www.uncsa.edu/campuspolice/

Submitted by Clarisse Wilson Davis, Campus Police

 

 

 

High School Life Open House

You are cordially invited to the High School Life Open House

September 12, 2014

12:30 – 1:30 pm

High School Connector Gallery

Drop by, meet the team and enjoy light refreshments.

Please see attached invite.

http://news.uncsa.edu/files/open house invitation final.docx

Submitted by Scott Hendershot, Residence Life Programs and Housing

 

 

 

Upcoming Performances

My Favorite Things

September 2 (Tues) 7:30 p.m. Watson Hall

Soprano Marilyn Taylor and “Friends,” accompanied by Allison Gagnon, will offer an assortment of songs that include favorites (soup to nuts) from her musical life. The concert will favor sentiment over scholarship, and will include selections by composers of many countries.  $18 Regular / $15 Students

 

Quintessentially Romantic

September 6 (Sat) 7:30 p.m. Watson Hall

The UNCSA string faculty combines forces with Dmitri Shteinberg to play two quintets written on either side of the Romantic era—Schubert’s “Trout,” and the sumptuous Quintet in C Minor by a youthful and Brahms-inspired Ralph Vaughan Williams.  $18 Regular / $15 Students

 

nu Music for Guitar

September 9 (Tue) 7:30 p.m. Watson Hall

UNCSA guitar faculty member Michael Kudirka presents a recital of cutting-edge music written in the last three decades.  As a prelude to the nu Ensemble’s upcoming concerts in October and March, Kudirka will perform Nocturnes by Jeffrey Holmes and give the world-premiere of Sleepstuck by UNCSA composition student Kenneth Florence.  $18 Regular / $15 Students

 

Agave Baroque

September 19 (Fri) 7:30 p.m. Watson Hall

Join the award-winning ensemble Agave Baroque on a musical journey across the Alps, featuring passionate music by Johann Rosenmüller, Marco Antonio Ferro, and Isabella Leonarda, one of the most prolific and celebrated female composers of the 17th century. Acclaimed countertenor Reginald Mobley joins Agave for this unique and memorable program.  $18 Regular / $15 Students

 

French Fireworks!

September 20 (Sat) 7:30 p.m. Crawford Hall

The Sarah Graham Kenan Organ, with its fiery flair on one hand and its eloquence on the other, will showcase the broad range of French works from the baroque to present day. Works by Duruflé, Franck, Grigny, Messiaen, Widor, and others performed by Kenan Professor of Organ Timothy Olsen.  $18 Regular / $15 Students

 

1919: Viola’s Golden Year September 23 (Tues) 7:30 p.m. Watson Hall

Travel back in time to 1919 with violist Esme Allen-Creighton and pianist Julie Nishimura: a composition competition for new viola sonatas inspires Bloch, Clarke and Hindemith to write three of the instrument’s most beloved works. Hear the story of scandal behind the judging, find out who won, and vote in our online forum if you think history should be rewritten!  $18 Regular / $15 Students

 

UNCSA Symphony Orchestra: Thunderous Beginnings 

September 27 (Sat) 7:30 p.m. Stevens Center

Anchored by Beethoven’s powerful & monolithic 5th Symphony, this program features Lucia Kobza, winner of concerto competition, with the Sibelius Violin Concerto and Rainbow Body by composer Christopher Theofanidis. This will be the first concert led by new UNCSA Symphony Orchestra Music Director Christopher James Lees.  $18 Regular / $15 Students

Submitted by Martha Urbanik, School of Music

 

 

UPCOMING Community Title IX Events

  • HAVE YOU BEEN HIT BY LOVE? YES…it’s a matter of life and death DeeDee Cooper story of survival
  • TIME: 11:00 am– 11:45 am (with Q&A to follow)
  • LOCATION: Forsyth Tech – Oak Grove Center Auditorium
  • DATE: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
  • 22% of college students will be involved in physical violence in a dating relationship…
  • WALK A MILE IN HER SHOESLast year UNCSA represented….let’s do the same this yearSaturday, October 11, 2014Registration begins at 10:30 amAwards/Lunch begin at 12:00 pmContact Joe Rick at 770-3284 or Delores Harris at 770-1481 for registration information

 

  • Or if you are interested in sponsoring a student
  • Walk begins at 11:30 am
  • Downtown Winston-Salem at Merschel Plaza on 4th & Trade Street
  •  
  •      ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH?

Home Free Annual Benefit to End Domestic Violence in Forsyth CountyOctober 16, 201412:00 pm – 1:00 pm

  •  Tickets: 60.00
  • Benton Convention Center
  • with Grammy award winning country artist NAOMI JUDD

Contact: 336-778-7053 or www.homefreenc.com for more information

Submitted by Delores Harris, Human Resources

 

 

Ciompi Quartet Concert

The renowned Ciompi Quartet will present a program featuring music by Haydn, Gershwin, Barber and Dvorak this Saturday, August 30 at 7:30 p.m.

at the Byrum Welcome Center at Wake Forest University. $20 General Admission & $5 Students/Children.

Free admission for UNCSA Students with ID.

Submitted by Joe Mount, Office of Outreach and Career Services

 

 

 

Employee Wellness Yoga Class (Faculty/Staff Only)

Due to Labor Day on Monday, September 1st the scheduled yoga class will be moved to Friday, September 5th at 12:30pm.

Submitted by Sonya Linney, Fitness Center

 

 

Surplus Property Yard Sale!

 

Save the Date and get ready to SHOP TILL YOU DROP!!  On September 5th and 6th  8AM – 2PM (or until sold out) the UNCSA Surplus Property Warehouse will be open to employees, students, and the general public for personal sales.  Visit http://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/gms/4614199819.html for more details and to see a listing of available items.  NC State law does not allow employees to purchase items that originated in their department.  There will be no previews prior to the sale, no exceptions!  Cash & Carry only.

The Surplus Property Warehouse and The Surplus Property Shop will be closed Friday August 29th – Monday September 8th in preparation for the sale.

Submitted by Diane La Haie, Purchasing

 

 

 

PARTY YOURSELF INTO SHAPE ~ ZUMBA Fitness WITH EDWIN MARTINAT (open to all Faculty, Staff, and Students)

 

ZUMBA ~ The Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, dance fitness party.  Feel the music and let loose.  Anyone can learn it and benefit from it!  Come join Edwin Martinat (licenses ZUMBA instructor) in the Campus Fitness Center gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15-6:00 p.m.

Submitted by Sonya Linney, Fitness Center

 

 

 

Pianos for Sale

Have you always wanted to have your very own Grand Piano?  Now’s your chance!  We currently have 3 Ebony Baldwin Grand Pianos up for bid on the State Surplus Website.  Employees, students, and the general public may bid on these items.  Place your BEST bid before 10AM on Wednesday September 3rd and YOU could be the winner!

Visit https://www.ncstatesurplus.com/SSP-SealedBid/biddisplay.aspx to register and place your bid!

NC State law does not allow employees to purchase any item that originated in their department.

 

Submitted by Diane La Haie, Purchasing

 

 

Free pizza!!!

The office of Advancement will host Thank-You Card Madness outside the Pickle Jar on Friday, Sept. 19th from 11:30am-1:30pm. We’ll be giving out free Burke Street pizza to any student who takes a few minutes to help us thank all of the donors who support UNCSA and our programs. Get your picture taken, thank a donor and get a slice of free pizza!  Nearly 2/3 of everyone who attends UNCSA receives some sort of financial aid or scholarship, and it’s important to let those who are helping you receive your education know that you appreciate their generosity.

So, come join us for Thank-You Card Madness on Sept. 19 from 11:30am-1:30pm outside the Pickle Jar!

Contact Amy Werner at wernera@uncsa.edu or Chelsea de Jesus at dejesusc@uncsa.edu with any questions.

Submitted by Amy Werner, Office of Advancement

 

Drama Fall cabaret Sat. Sept. 13 @ 7:30 in the Freedman

SAVE THE DATE!  Saturday Sept. 13th at 7:30 pm

The School of Drama college graduating class of 2015, the talented young actors who will bring us the classic Pulitzer Prize winning GUYS AND DOLLS this coming spring, are proud to announce their much anticipated Fall Cabaret in celebration of the 50th anniversary of UNCSA!

“THE SOUND OF THE 6O’S: WHAT WAS ON THE JUKEBOX WHEN THE SCHOOL WAS FOUNDED!”

Saturday Sept. 13th @ 7:30pm Suggested donation $20.00 – Students $10.00

The Freedman Theatre, Performance Place

Submitted by Mary Jane Degnan, School of Drama

 

Fitness Center Hours for Labor Day

The Fitness Center will be open on Labor Day, September 1st from 6:30am-8pm.

Submitted by Sonya Linney, Fitness Center

 

 

Founding faculty/staff reception

 

Please join us for a reception to honor

UNCSA’s  Founding Faculty and Staff

on

Friday, September 19

5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

BB&T Lobby

UNCSA School of Filmmaking

Please RSVP by September 12 to Martha Urbanik at 336-770-3252 or urbanikm@uncsa.edu

Submitted by Wade Weast, School of Music

 

 

$5 Faculty and Staff Thursday Lunch Socials!!

 

When: 11:30am – 1:30pm (flexible to fit your schedule) every Thursday this semester

Where: UNCSA Dining Hall to fix your plate then eat in 301 Hanes Student Commons

 

For the discounted price of $5, you will be able to choose your lunch options in the Dining Hall and enjoy a fun and social time with fellow UNCSA colleagues. Open to everyone!

Hosted by Staff Council’s Special Events Committee

Submitted by Jackie Riffle, Budget Office

 

 

From the Registrar

The last day to add or drop a class for the fall semester is today, August 29, at 5:00 p.m.

Undergraduate students:  Make sure to drop any class that you don’t intend to complete.  Beginning Monday, W grades will be assigned if you withdraw from a class.  Remember that you are allowed no more than 16 credits of W grades over the course of your degree.

If you have questions, contact the registrar’s office.

Submitted by Erin Morin, Registrar’s Office

 

Aug 22

 

2014 Legislative Increases for Eligible SPA Employees

 

All Legislative Increases for eligible SPA employees will be processed in the September payroll retro to July 1, 2014.

 

Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions.

 

Submitted by James Lucas, Human Resources

 

 

UNCSA Surplus Property Sale

 

Save the Date and get ready to SHOP TILL YOU DROP!!  On September 5th and 6th  8AM – 2PM (or until sold out) the UNCSA Surplus Property Warehouse will be open to employees, students, and the general public for personal sales.  Visit http://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/gms/4614199819.html for more details and to see a listing of available items.  NC State law does not allow employees to purchase items that originated in their department.  There will be no previews prior to the sale, no exceptions!  Cash & Carry only.

 

The Surplus Property Warehouse and The Surplus Property Shop will be closed Friday August 29th – Monday September 8th in preparation for the sale.

 

Submitted by Diane La Haie, Purchasing

 

 

 

 

 

REMINDER: SMART TIME LEAVE REPORTS

 

SPA Non-Exempt EMPLOYEES: Banner Smart Time Leave Reports (via the web) are due on Mon., Aug. 25, 2014 before 5:00 p.m.

 

Data should be entered in Leave Period:   SB 08/11/2014 – 08/24/2014.

 

Submitted by Ginger Caston, Human Resources

 

 

 

NCFlex

 

The 2014 NCFlex Newsflash is up and ready for viewing on the NCFlex.org site.  Please visit http://www.oshr.nc.gov/Reward/ncflex/News%20Flash2%20FINAL.pdf to view and learn more about NCFlex and the New Benefits Division here at OSHR.

 

Submitted by Marcie Rowdy, Human Resources

 

 

 

 

 

2015 STATE HEALTH PLAN ANNUAL ENROLLMENT

If you want to stay on the health plan that you already have, you do not need to re-enroll in that health plan. However, if employees enrolled in the Enhanced 80/20 Plan or the Consumer-Directed Health Plan wish to maintain or lower their premium they will need to complete wellness premium credits. If you do not complete the wellness activities and are enrolled in the Enhanced 80/20 and the CDHP, you will remain in that plan; however, your employee-only premium will be higher.

Get a jump on Annual Enrollment by completing your Health Assessment early.

The Health Assessment (HA) is a brief questionnaire used to assess members’ health history and lifestyle choices. By completing an HA before the end of Annual Enrollment, members enrolled in the Enhanced 80/20 Plan and the Consumer-Directed Health Plan (CDHP) will not only lower their monthly employee-only health insurance premium, but will also:

  • Identify health risks early
  • Receive personalized action items to improve their health and well-being
  • Track and compare their biometric measures year after year
  • Gain access to helpful NC HealthSmart resources

Reminder: Annual Enrollment is Oct. 1-31, 2014. While the Health Assessment is one way to lower monthly premiums, members will need to access their enrollment system to complete the other premium credits and to make any changes to their enrollment.

How to Complete the Health Assessment:

The HA can be completed online by logging into the Personal Health Portal or by phone.

To Complete the HA Online:

  • Visit the State Health Plan website at www.shpnc.org
  • Click the NC HealthSmart box in upper right hand corner of the page
  • Log in to the Personal Health Portal or create an account (members will need their insurance card to register on the Portal)
  • Once in the Portal, click on the “My Health” tab on the left side of the screen
  • Select “Health Assessment”

Please make sure to answer each question and select “Submit Now.”

To Complete the HA Over the Phone:

Members may complete their HA by phone with a health coach at 800-817-7044 between the hours below.

  • Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

If Health Assessment was completed after November 1, 2013 you will not be required to complete Health Assesment for 2015 Annual Enrolment.

Our members’ privacy is important to us. The information shared in the Health Assessment is kept confidential and will not be shared with employers or unauthorized third parties. Members’ responses will not affect their health care coverage.

 

Submitted by Marcie Rowdy, Human Resources

 

 

 

 

 

Information from the Benefits Office

 

CLICK HERE FOR BENEFITS FAIR FLYER http:/news.uncsa.edu/files/Benefit%20Fair%20Flyer%20(2).pdf

 

CLICK HERE FOR FLU CAMPAIGN FLYER http://news.uncsa.edu/files/Flu Campaign- Flyer BCBSNC- 2014.pdf

 

Submitted by Marcie Rowdy, Human Resources

 

 

 

 

Pianos for Sale!

 

Have you always wanted to have your very own Grand Piano?  Now’s your chance!  We currently have 3 Ebony Baldwin Grand Pianos up for bid on the State Surplus Website.  Employees, students, and the general public may bid on these items.  NC State law does not allow employees to purchase any item that originated in their department.

 

Visit https://www.ncstatesurplus.com/SSP-SealedBid/biddisplay.aspx to register and place your bid!

 

Submitted by Diane La Haie, Purchasing

 

 

 

 

Julian Semilian in Yes Weekly

 

http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly#2014/08/20/?article=2310173

 

Submitted by Julian Semilian, Film

 

 

UNCSA ALERT

 

UNCSA ALERT is our new emergency notification system that delivers emergency messages to your phone numbers, emails and text messaging devices.

 

Faculty, staff and students are automatically opted-in to the UNCSA ALERT system with their contact information that is captured in Banner.  To manage your contact information, please visit UNCSA ALERT Myconnect Portal at https://uncsa.bbcportal.com to register for an account. We encourage you to provide additional phone numbers (up to 10) and alternate email addresses (up to 4). Please note that if you have selected the text messaging option, you will receive an automated confirmation message. Standard text messaging fees will apply. During the registration process you will be asked to “enter the identification code that has been provided to you.”  The identification code is your Banner ID/EZ Arts ID number.

 

Parents of students will be able to add their contact information after their student has created an account. Parents can add their contact information in one of the following ways:

 

1.       Login using the student’s username and password

2.       Have the student add parent contact information

3.       Contact the Site Administrator

 

Please be aware that text messages from UNCSA ALERT will come from either 23177 or 63079. Save both of these numbers in your cellphone as UNCSA ALERT. At any time, you may stop UNCSA ALERT text messages or change your message delivery preference by visiting UNCSA ALERT Myconnect Portal. It is important to note your information is kept in strict confidence for our use only.

 

For more information and step-by-step instructions on how to register for UNCSA ALERT, visit the link below and click on UNCSA Alert on the side bar:

 

http://www.uncsa.edu/campuspolice/

 

Submitted by Clarisse Davis, Campus Police

 

 

 

 

2014 Web Time Entry Reminder

Bi-Weekly Period #18

To:All Hourly Temporary Employees, Hourly Student Employees, Work Study Employees and their Supervisors

 

From: PAYROLL OFFICE

 

Subject: Web Time Entry and Approval for BI-WEEKLY PAID EMPLOYEES AND APPROVERS

 

Employees:with hours worked between: AUG 11, 2014 THROUGH AUGUST 24, 2014.          

     Payday is FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2014.

 

  • Key HOURS into Web Time Entry. Make sure hours are accurate
  • Submit timesheet to Supervisor for approval (monitor for status)

DEADLINE FOR EMPLOYEE SUBMISSION OF TIME: 5:00 p.m. MONDAY AUGUST 25, 2014.

Please note that the system will “lock out” on Monday after 5pm

Supervisors:

 

  • Monitor timesheet status, for those that are pending or incomplete
  • Notify any employee who has not started or completed their timesheet
  • Notify any employee who has not submitted their timesheet for approval
  • If correction is needed, correct, approve and submit

DEADLINE FOR SUPERVISORS APPROVAL OF TIME:   5:00 p.m. TUESDAY AUGUST 26, 2014.

Please note that the system will “lock out” on Tuesday after 5pm

***Late timesheet submission is for prior pay periods only***

 

If you have any questions please contact Debbie Gunter at 770-1302 or email gunterd@uncsa.edu.

 

Submitted by Lisa McClinton, Controller’s Office

 

 

 

 

UNCSA ONLINE BOOKSTORE

 

The UNCSA Online Bookstore is offering FREE SHIPPING on any new or used textbooks shipped UPS Ground between Monday, August 25th – Friday, August 29th!

 

Submitted by Sandra Russell, Campus Bookstore

 

 

 

Volunteer Opportunity

 

Any staff or faculty interested in volunteering for the 50th Anniversary Fall Festival Community Day Celebration, please contact Joan Roggenkamp at roggenkampj@uncsa.edu or 336‑770‑1436. Two volunteer training sessions will be held on Monday, September 15, 4:00-5:30 p.m. or Tuesday, September 16, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Community Day festivities will take place on campus Saturday, September 20, 2014, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

 

The Community Day Celebration is a way of saying thank you to the residents of Winston-Salem, and to all North Carolinians for half a decade of support.   There will be family-friendly events such as performances and presentations by each of the five art schools, presentations and displays about the schools’ new international programs, face painting, a balloon artist, a musical petting zoo, circus skills exhibitions, and much more.

 

Refreshments will be available for sale by local food truck vendors and Blue Ridge ice cream. A 50th anniversary birthday cake and cupcakes will be offered free of charge.

 

Volunteers are needed to help all across campus and at all of the venues.

 

Submitted by Joan Roggenkamp, 50th Anniversary Committee

 

 

 

 

 

Watch and vote! Alumni are in the semifinals of “America’s Got Talent.”

 

Two UNCSA alumni are competing in the semifinals of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” which begin airing on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 9 p.m. Kendall Ramseur, a 2009 graduate of the School of Music, performs with the quartet Sons of Serendip, and Nick Mishoe, a 1999 high school graduate of the School of Dance, performs in the duet Blue Journey.

 

Following the show on Tuesday, you can vote up to 10 times online at nbc.com, on Facebook or GoogleVote, or by  toll-free phone call to the number provided on the broadcast.

 

For more information about Sons of Serendip or Blue Journey, visit the America’s Got Talentwebsite:

http://www.nbc.com/americas-got-talent/cast/season-9

 

Submitted by Lauren Whitaker, News Services

 

 

 

Alumni are nominated for Emmy Awards! Watch on Monday!

 

Several alumni are nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be announced live Monday, Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

 

Joe Mantello (Drama ‘84) is nominated as Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in the HBO movie THE NORMAL HEART. This is his first Emmy nomination, although he has been nominated for six Tony Awards and nine Drama Desk Awards. He has won two Tonys, in 2004 as director of Assassins, and in 2003 as director of Take Me Out. He has received two Drama Desk Awards in addition to the win for The Norman Heart — as director of Wicked in 2004 and as an actor in 1993’s Angels in America: Millennium Approaches.

 

He plays Mickey Marcus in THE NORMAL HEART. The film received 16 nominations, the most for any television movie.

 

Several graduates of the School of Filmmaking are involved with Discovery Channel’s “Alaska: The Last Frontier” which received two nominations, for Unstructured Reality Program and Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming. They include: Brian Mandle ’99, director of photography; Scott Gardner ’99, camera; Neil Moore ’02, field producer, camera; David Short ’03, camera; Frank Gibson ’03, producer; Scott Kyger ’07, associate producer; Charles Dugan ’02, editing; David H. Price ’07, editing; and Andrew Taylor ’13, camera assistant.

 

“Alaska: The Last Frontier” follows the Kilcher family as they homestead outside of Homer, Alaska. Its fourth season is scheduled to begin airing in October.

 

Taylor Roberts (Drama ’02, Dance ’98) appeared in KILLING KENNEDY on the National Geographic Channel. It is nominated for Outstanding Television Movie. KILLING KENNEDY is based on the Bill O’Reilly book. It stars Rob Lowe and Gennifer Goodwin, and was nominated by the Screen Actors Guild, the Critics Choice Television Awards, the Directors Guild, The Motion Pictures Sound Editors, PGA Awards and the Writers Guild.

 

Submitted by Lauren Whitaker, News Services

 

 

Upcoming Performances

 

Sounds of the Summer 2: Exploring the Tones and Colors of Organs in Winston-Salem

August 24 (Sun) 7 p.m. Crawford Hall

Every pipe organ has a unique character and collection of sounds. In this seventh and final concert of our series, we explore the C.B. Fisk Organ, Op.75. This iconic organ has a very bold tone, well-matched with the young virtuosos who typically grace its keys. Sure to be an exciting concert by the next generation of organists!  Program presented by students of UNCSA and Salem College.  FREE

 

My Favorite Things

September 2 (Tues) 7:30 p.m. Watson Hall

Soprano Marilyn Taylor and “Friends,” accompanied by Allison Gagnon, will offer an assortment of songs that include favorites (soup to nuts) from her musical life. The concert will favor sentiment over scholarship, and will include selections by composers of many countries.  $15 Regular / $13 Students

 

Quintessentially Romantic

September 6 (Sat) 7:30 p.m. Watson Hall

The UNCSA string faculty combines forces with Dmitri Shteinberg to play two quintets written on either side of the Romantic era—Schubert’s “Trout,” and the sumptuous Quintet in C Minor by a youthful and Brahms-inspired Ralph Vaughan Williams.  $15 Regular / $13 Students

 

nu Music for Guitar

September 9 (Tue) 7:30 p.m. Watson Hall

UNCSA guitar faculty member Michael Kudirka presents a recital of cutting-edge music written in the last three decades.  As a prelude to the nu Ensemble’s upcoming concerts in October and March, Kudirka will perform Nocturnes by Jeffrey Holmes and give the world-premiere of Sleepstuck by UNCSA composition student Kenneth Florence.  $15 Regular / $13 Students

 

Agave Baroque

September 19 (Fri) 7:30 p.m. Watson Hall

Join the award-winning ensemble Agave Baroque on a musical journey across the Alps, featuring passionate music by Johann Rosenmüller, Marco Antonio Ferro, and Isabella Leonarda, one of the most prolific and celebrated female composers of the 17th century. Acclaimed countertenor Reginald Mobley joins Agave for this unique and memorable program.  $15 Regular / $13 Students

 

French Fireworks!

September 20 (Sat) 7:30 p.m. Crawford Hall

The Sarah Graham Kenan Organ, with its fiery flair on one hand and its eloquence on the other, will showcase the broad range of French works from the baroque to present day. Works by Duruflé, Franck, Grigny, Messiaen, Widor, and others performed by Kenan Professor of Organ Timothy Olsen.  $15 Regular / $13 Students

 

Submitted by Martha Urbanik, School of Music

 

 

$5 Faculty and Staff Thursday Lunch Socials!!

When: 11:30am – 1:30pm (flexible to fit your schedule) every Thursday this semester

Where: UNCSA Dining Hall to fix your plate then eat in 301 Hanes Student Commons

 

For the discounted price of $5, you will be able to choose your lunch options in the Dining Hall and enjoy a fun and social time with fellow UNCSA colleagues. Open to everyone!

 

Hosted by Staff Council’s Special Events Committee

 

Submitted by Jackie Riffle, Staff Council

 

 

PTI SCHEDULED SHUTTLES FOR 2014-15

PTI Airport Scheduled Shuttles

There are NO Scheduled Shuttles at the beginning of the School Year.  If you need assistance please call 336-770-1476 or email transportation@uncsa.edu at least a week in advance.

NO reservations are necessary, for the Scheduled Airport Shuttle for all the Breaks. Be at the designated area at the appointed times and you will be picked up.

 

FALL BREAK PTI AIRPORT SHUTTLE

Bus leaves Performance Place Circle at Watson Hall

Friday 3 October 2014   3, 5 and 7 pm

Saturday 4 October 2014 8 and 10 pm

Pick up FROM GSO PTI AIRPORT

DOWNSTAIRS OUTSIDE BAGGAGE CLAIM

Tuesday 7 October 2014 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 pm

 

THANKSGIVING BREAK PTI AIRPORT SHUTTLE

Bus leaves PPC at Watson Hall

Tuesday 25 November 2014   3, 5 and 7 pm

Wednesday 26 November 2014 8, 10 am and noon

Pick up FROM GSO PTI AIRPORT

DOWNSTAIRS OUTSIDE BAGGAGE CLAIM

Sunday 30 November 2014 noon, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 pm

 

WINTER BREAK PTI AIRPORT SHUTTLE

Bus leaves PPC

Friday 19 December   2014   3, 5 and 7 pm

Saturday 20 December 2014 8, 10 am and noon

Pick up FROM GSO PTI AIRPORT

DOWNSTAIRS OUTSIDE BAGGAGE CLAIM

Sunday 11 January 2015   noon, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 pm

 

Nutcracker crew and cast please notify your stage manager, they will have PTI Airport information for you.

 

SPRING BREAK PTI AIRPORT SHUTTLE

Bus leaves PPC

Friday 6 March 2015   3, 5 and 7 pm

Saturday 7 March 2015     8 am, 10 am, and noon

Pick up FROM GSO PTI AIRPORT

DOWNSTAIRS OUTSIDE BAGGAGE CLAIM

Sunday 15 March 2015   noon, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 pm

 

There will not be any Scheduled PTI Shuttles for the end of the year. If you need assistance, please contact the Student Transportation Office (336-770-1476 or transportation@uncsa.edu ), at least one week in advance.

 

Submitted by Sherri Campbell, Student Transportation

 

 

 

 

Direct Deposit of Employee Travel Reimbursements

 

Effective September 1, 2014, the University will begin direct deposit for employee travel reimbursements. The direct deposit for travel reimbursements will be made to the employee’s primary payroll account as established in the payroll office. No action is required of employees.

Employee Reimbursement via Direct Deposit FAQs

What is the effective date?  September 1, 2014, Travel reimbursements that are processed for payment on or after September 1, 2014 will be direct deposited.

 

Who is affected?  All employees who have direct deposit for payroll.  Guests of the University and employees who do not direct deposit their payroll will continue to receive a travel reimbursement check mailed to their home address.

 

How will employees know when a reimbursement has been direct deposited? A direct deposit advice will be e-mailed to the employee, using his or her campus e-mail address, when the direct deposit payment has been processed in Banner. Some of the information on the direct deposit advice includes: name and address of the payee, the vendor invoice number (often used to provide information related to the reimbursement), the purchase order number (if applicable), the Banner document number, and the amount of the payment.

 

The email will not contain bank account numbers or any other sensitive personal data.

 

To receive these email notices, employees must have a valid Campus email address in the University’s directory.

How quickly should I expect to receive a reimbursement via direct deposit? It is reasonable to expect a direct deposit reimbursement to be made within 5 business days of when a Banner AP Invoice has been approved. Normally, the payment processes will be run on Monday and Thursday with an expected ACH transmittal to be initiated on Monday and Thursday. It is reasonable to expect the transaction to be processed electronically and deposited in your bank/account within 2 business days. For instance, if the Banner AP Invoice is entered and approved on Friday, then the direct deposit will be initiated on Monday and the funds should be electronically deposited into your bank account on Tuesday or Wednesday. Keep in mind that direct deposit timing may be dependent on the time of day that the payment file is generated, when the file is released by UNCSA and the time when your bank collects the electronic payment data from the ACH system. Our goal is to process this file as quickly as possible in order to make payments as timely as possible.

Who do I contact regarding questions on direct deposit of employee travel reimbursements? Direct Deposit Payment questions should be directed to Stephen Cochrane, Accounts Payable Manager at 336-631-1247 or cochranes@uncsa.edu.

Submitted by Lisa McClinton, Controller

 

 

 

Aug 15

Legislative Increases for SPA employees and Bonus Leave for 2014/2015.

 

The Governor signed SB 744 which provides a salary increase, effective July 1, 2014 for eligible permanent SPA employees.  The salaries in effect June 30, 2014 for eligible full-time employees shall be increased by $1,000.  A pro-rata amount applies for permanent part-time employees.  Permanent full-time employees who work a 9, 10, or 11 month work schedule will receive the $1, 000 increase.  The increase does not apply to employees separated from State service prior to July 1, 2014 or to employees hired effective July 1, 2014 or later.  Guidelines for potential EPA salary increases have not been released.

 

SB 744 also grants an additional five days of bonus leave effective September 1, 2014 to eligible permanent State employees who are employed in leave accruing positions with the State on September 1, 2014. This not Special Leave like we have had in the past.  This is considered Bonus Leave and by policy, it does not roll to sick or expire.  If you have questions about this type of leave please call Human Resources.

 

Submitted by James Lucas, Human Resources

 

 

 

UNC STAFF ASSEMBLY SPECIAL EDITION NEWSLETTER

 

Please use the following link to download the current special summer edition of the UNC Staff Assembly newsletter. This special edition gives details on the Chancellor’s Cup Golf Tournament, funds raised for the Janet B. Royster Staff Scholarship Fund, and the Staff Assembly Executive Committee Retreat.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/llejdqwktbddiov/V5_I2_2014_July.pdf

 

Submitted by Patsy Seiler, UNCSA Staff Council

 

 

Information from the Benefits Office

 

CLICK HERE FOR BENEFITS FAIR FLYER http:/news.uncsa.edu/files/Benefit%20Fair%20Flyer%20(2).pdf

 

CLICK HERE FOR FLU CAMPAIGN FLYER http://news.uncsa.edu/files/Flu Campaign- Flyer BCBSNC- 2014.pdf

 

Submitted by Marcie Rowdy, Human Resources

 

 

News from Counseling Services

 

Over the summer, Counseling and Testing Services (CTS) accomplished two  major goals. First, CTS was awarded another three year accreditation by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). Site visitors from IACS came during the spring and interviewed various stakeholders across campus and reviewed departmental policies and practices. They concluded that CTS “offers effective and comprehensive program of services that makes a vital contribution to the quality of student and campus life” and that CTS “is doing a superior job of responding to the needs of the students and staff.”

 

In addition, CTS director, Tom Murray, as well as staff counselor, Teresa Prevatte trained and certified 10 Residence Life Staff in Emotional-CPR (eCPR). These eCPR certified staff add to the growing list of certified faculty, staff and students who have undergone the 2-day intensive training aimed at building competencies and confidence in supporting students and other UNCSA community members who are experiencing emotional and psychological distress. Future training opportunities will be available. If you would like more information, please contact Tom Murray at extension #3277.

Submitted by Ward Caldwell, Office of Student Affairs

 

 

 

Yard Sale

 

4th Year Drama Fundraising Yard Sale

Saturday August 23rd 7am-noon

4 Vintage Av. (just across Main st. from the main entrance to school) Come get dorm decorations, clothing, and cheap blacks while also helping the 4th year class get to New York and LA for our showcase! And homemade baked goods!!

 

Submitted by Mary Jane Degnan, Drama

 

 

Semans Library for Fall 2014

 

Semans Library in Workplace will open for regular hours on Monday, August 18th at 8am. Once we are given a date of occupancy for the new building on Giannini Drive, we can reschedule the movers and give the campus an opening date of the new library. This will be good news, indeed, for everyone on campus. Our hours are: Monday – Thursday, 8am to 11pm; Friday, 8am to 6pm; Saturday, 2pm to 6 pm; and Sunday, 2pm to 11pm. Thanks, and welcome back everyone!

 

Submitted by Rebecca Brown, Semans Library

 

 

PTI SCHEDULED SHUTTLES FOR 2014-15

 

PTI Airport Scheduled Shuttles

There are NO Scheduled Shuttles at the beginning of the School Year.  If you need assistance please call 336-770-1476 or email transportation@uncsa.edu at least a week in advance.

 

NO reservations are necessary, for the Scheduled Airport Shuttle for all the Breaks. Be at the designated area at the appointed times and you will be picked up.

 

FALL BREAK PTI AIRPORT SHUTTLE

Bus leaves Performance Place Circle at Watson Hall

Friday 3 October 2014   3, 5 and 7 pm

Saturday 4 October 2014 8 and 10 pm

Pick up FROM GSO PTI AIRPORT

DOWNSTAIRS OUTSIDE BAGGAGE CLAIM

Tuesday 7 October 2014 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 pm

 

THANKSGIVING BREAK PTI AIRPORT SHUTTLE

Bus leaves PPC at Watson Hall

Tuesday 25 November 2014   3, 5 and 7 pm

Wednesday 26 November 2014 8, 10 am and noon

Pick up FROM GSO PTI AIRPORT

DOWNSTAIRS OUTSIDE BAGGAGE CLAIM

Sunday 30 November 2014 noon, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 pm

 

WINTER BREAK PTI AIRPORT SHUTTLE

Bus leaves PPC

Friday 19 December   2014   3, 5 and 7 pm

Saturday 20 December 2014 8, 10 am and noon

Pick up FROM GSO PTI AIRPORT

DOWNSTAIRS OUTSIDE BAGGAGE CLAIM

Sunday 11 January 2015   noon, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 pm

 

Nutcracker crew and cast please notify your stage manager, they will have PTI Airport information for you.

 

SPRING BREAK PTI AIRPORT SHUTTLE

Bus leaves PPC

Friday 6 March 2015   3, 5 and 7 pm

Saturday 7 March 2015     8 am, 10 am, and noon

Pick up FROM GSO PTI AIRPORT

DOWNSTAIRS OUTSIDE BAGGAGE CLAIM

Sunday 15 March 2015   noon, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 pm

 

There will not be any Scheduled PTI Shuttles for the end of the year. If you need assistance, please contact the Student Transportation Office (336-770-1476 or transportation@uncsa.edu ), at least one week in advance.

 

Submitted by Sherri Campbell, Student Transportation

 

 

Launch of Our New Emergency Notification System

 

UNCSA ALERT

 

UNCSA is pleased to announce we will be launching UNCSA Alert, our new emergency notification system this Fall. This new emergency notification system is web-based and powered by Blackboard Connect and will replace our current system, CUKES.

 

UNCSA Alert will be used for timely campus-wide emergency notifications over a wide range of communication channels including recorded voice messages/text-to-speech, e-mails, text messages, and messages to UNCSA’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. UNCSA Alert also offers multiple languages, TTY (Teletypewriter) for those who are hearing and speech impaired, and survey capabilities.

 

Faculty, staff, and student contact information from Banner will automatically be entered into UNCSA Alert system. This system will allow recipients the option of registering with UNCSA ALERT to manage and add additional contact information. Each recipient will be able to add up to 10 phone numbers and 4 email addresses to his/her account.

 

To manage your contact information, please visit UNCSA ALERT Myconnect Portal at,  https://uncsa.bbcportal.com to register for an account.

 

Please be aware that text messages from UNCSA ALERT will come from either 23177 or 63079, save both of these numbers in your cellphone as UNCSA ALERT. At any time, you may stop UNCSA ALERT text messages or change your message delivery preference by visiting UNCSA Alert Myconnect Portal.

 

Additional information will be provided throughout the next few weeks, along with the official launch date of UNCSA Alert. In the meantime if you have any questions please contact me at davisc@uncsa.edu.

 

Submitted by Clarisse Davis, Campus Police

 

 

Information from the Registrar’s Office

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD http://news.uncsa.edu/files/Welcome students-registration reminder.pdf

 

Submitted by Erin Morin, Registrar’s Office

 

 

From the Regstrar’s Office : 20145-2015 Academic Calendar

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD http://news.uncsa.edu/files/2014-2015 academic calendar to web DRAFT 8 8 14.pdf

 

Submitted by Erin Morin, Registrar’s Office

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