Reminder: EPA & SPA Exempt Employees and Supervisors
Banner MN Feb. 01, 2014 to Feb. 28, 2014 Leave Reports (via the web) with Supervisor approval are due before 5:00 p.m. on March 4, 2014.
Submitted by Ginger Caston, Human Resources
UNC Staff Assembly Have A Heart Month
The UNC Staff Assembly is encouraging all employees to use their community service hours during the month of February to get involved with their local community. These hours can be used in support of local K-12 schools, including time spent in parent-teacher conferences as well as class field trips. Those employees who are not involved with K-12 schools, or have additional hours to give, are encouraged to get involved with their community. A wide variety of volunteer opportunities are listed at the HandsOn Northwest North Carolina website. It can be accessed at www.handsonnwnc.org. Opportunities in the Winston Salem area range from assisting the Red Cross and various senior centers to involvement with the Sawtooth Arts Center or gardening in Ardmore. There is something for everyone who is willing to give of their time and talents. Go to the website and click on the “Volunteer Now” link to input your zip code and find out how to have a positive impact on your community through service. You can make a difference in someone else’s life!
Submitted by Patsy Seiler, UNC Staff Assembly Communications Committee Chair
$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 Joe Rick, Residence Life
Feb 27-March 2 THE WINTER’S TALE
(Fri–Sat) 7:30 pm / (Sat & Sun) 2 pm Catawba Theatre
Directed by Guest Artist Gus Kaikkonen/Studios 3 and 4
Shakespeare’s darkly comedic investigation into the cost of jealousy spans
16 years and the European continent, featuring a magical statue and a
Submitted by Mary Jane Degnan, School of Drama
Information and ticket order forms were emailed to all departmental contacts on Monday, February 17th
If you are Faculty, please see your departmental contact and let them know if you plan to March or NOT March in this year’s Graduation. If you are Staff, please let your departmental contact know if you plan to attend or NOT attend this year’s graduation, and if you desire preferred or non-preferred seating.
The deadline TODAY, Friday, February 28th “
Submitted by Kathi Rainwater, Stevens Center
Attention Graduating High School & College Students
Information and ticket order forms for commencement were placed in your UNCSA mail boxes Friday, February 21th. Please read the information carefully, fill out the commencement ticket form and drop your ticket request form in the designated boxes in the Mailroom or Watson Hall. Please note on your ticket order form if any of your guests have a special seating need or request so that we will be able to better accommodate them.
You may pick up your ticket orders on Wednesday, April 16th at your Departmental School.
College Graduation is Saturday, May 10th @2pm
High School Graduation is Saturday, May 17th @10am
If you are in need of extra tickets. Watson Hall will be open on April 23rd 2pm-4pm. (Watson Hall will be open for Graduation pick up only)
Submitted by Kathi Rainwater, Stevens Center
- Ask your doctor for a prescription for any OTC drugs you may need throughout the year. Many over-the-counter (OTC) medications, vitamins and supplements now require a prescription to be eligible for reimbursement. For those OTCs that require a prescription, you must pay out-of-pocket and submit the prescription and receipt for reimbursement.
- Submit 2013 FSA expenses by April 30, 2014 for reimbursement of eligible expenses.
- Expenses must be incurred by March 15, 2014
- NCFlex FSA Convenience Cards. If you need additional cards for family members, call 1-866-916-3475
- FSA Extension: If you still have a balance in your 2013 FSA and you use your FSA Convenience card, your 20123balance will be used first to pay expenses incurred prior to March 15.
- Financial Wellness with Sensible Savings Sessions. Learn more about financial wellness! NCFlex has partnered with the State Employees’ Credit Union, Retirement and Prudential 401k to help you “Save Sensibly.” Dates and locations will be posted to the NCFlex website soon. www.ncflex.org
- Physical Wellness. Remember to schedule Annual Physical, Dental and Eye exams to stay healthy. Out of pocket co-pays can be paid for with the Health Care Flexible Spending Account.
Submitted by Marcie Rowdy, Human Resources
Student Body President Applications Available
Your UNCSA Student Government Association will be accepting applications from college undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in serving UNCSA as Student Body President.
Eligibility requirements for students wishing to apply and run for this role include, but are not limited to:
The student must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking student.
The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and be in good standing with the Division of Liberal Arts and their arts program. Any student on arts or academic probation will not be
eligible to apply/run for Student Body President.
Submitted by Steven Gallagher, Student Engagement
LIBRARY MOVING TO GIANNINI DRIVE
Semans Library will close in its present location on May 16th and reopen in August for fall semester in the new building on Giannini Drive. More news to follow in the coming weeks. Watch this space!
Submitted by Rebecca Brown, Semans Library
FITNESS CENTER HOURS DURING SPRING BREAK
Friday, March 7th: CLOSING AT 5PM
Saturday, March 8th & Sunday, March 9th: CLOSED
Monday, March 10th - Friday, March 14th
Open Morning: 6:30am-9:00am
Open Lunch: 11am-2pm
Open Evening: 4pm-8pm
Saturday, March 15th –Sunday, March 16th: CLOSED
Reopens for normal operating hours on Monday, March 17th at 6:30am
Submitted by Sonya Linney, Fitness Center
CHANGES IN HOUSING & MEAL PLANS
The deadline for FALL 2014 SEMESTER appeals for changes in your housing and/or meal plan requirements is Friday, March 21, 2014. The appeal process and forms can be found on-line. The housing appeal information is located at http://www.uncsa.edu/students/Release%20from%20Housing%20Form%202014-2015.pdf. The completed form should be turned into the Residence Life Office.
The appeal form for meal plans can be found at http://www.uncsa.edu/students/mealplan.pdf.
Remember that changes in the required meal plan can only be approved for health & dietary reasons. Therefore, you should make an appointment now to speak with the dietician, Brooke Orr, in the Wellness Center to talk about your issues. The meal plan appeal should be submitted to Carol Cooper, Director of Auxiliary Services, in room 358 of the Hanes Student Commons.
Submitted by Thomas DiStefano, Housing Coordinator and Carol Cooper, Auxiliary Services
Budget Office Procedural Updates for FY14-15 Submissions
RJR March, 11th 9:30-10:30am
As we approach year end, all business officers are invited to review budget procedures for opening the new fiscal year. We will review forms, timelines, and budgeting practices to give the campus a head start for a successful transition. Please come prepared with any questions you may have.
Submitted by Lauren Partin, Budget Office
UNCSA Travel Training for new employees and a refresher for current employees will be held on March 13, 2014 in the RJR Screening Room from 9:00 – 11:00. The first hour will be reviewing the Travel Policy for travel, events and conferences both internal and external. The second hour will be going over the Travel Forms. This includes the Authorization, Advances, Reimbursement and One Day Travel Reimbursement Forms.
Please RSVP to Debbie Spence at email@example.com by March 10, 2014.
Submitted by Debbie Spence, Financial Services
Lincoln Center Fellowship Application Deadline is Mon. March 3
Application Deadline for the Fellowship at Lincoln Center Education (formerly Lincoln Center Institute) is Monday, March 3, 2104.
The William R. Kenan, Jr. Fellowship at Lincoln Center Education seeks to provide emerging artists with knowledge of aesthetic education that will prepare them for work as artists in the field of arts and education. A total of six (6) candidates from the UNCSA Schools of Dance, Drama and Music classes of 2012-2014 will be selected for the Fellowship positions.
Application and Description for 2014-15 LCE Fellowship available here. Or by visiting the Career Services page on UNCSA website
Submitted by Joe Mount, Office of Outreach and Career Services
Last Day for Withdrawal
Friday, February 28 is the last day students can withdraw from any of their classes. Withdrawal Forms are available in the Art Schools and the Division of Liberal Arts. Withdrawal Forms must signed and turned into the registrar’s office by 5:00 p.m. this Friday.
Submitted by Erin Morin, Registrar’s Office
News From Design & Production
MORE D&P STUDENTS WIN 2014 NATIONAL COMPETITIONS
Hemsley Lighting Portfolio Review
A juried selection of graduating lighting students. This is an event limited primarily to graduate-level lighting students. However, our undergraduate lighting design students have successfully competed with graduate students from other universities from around the country.
Wesley Forlines (C4) – Lighting Design
Christopher Annas-Lee (C4) – Lighting Design
Young Designer’s Forum – USITT
A juried selection of the top 15 graduating design students (usually all graduate students) in the nation. Their work will be exhibited at the upcoming national USITT conference in Ft. Worth.
Jackie Meloni (C4) – Scene Design
Madeline LeCuyer (G3) – Wig and Makeup
Ashley Hughes (G3) – Wig and Makeup
Kendra Weeks (G3) – Costume Design
Young Technician’s Forum – USITT
A juried selection of the top 10 entertainment technology students in the nation. Their work will be exhibited at the upcoming national USITT conference in Ft. Worth.
Patrick Goodsell (C4) – Stage Properties
Lauren Daisy Williams (G3) – Stage Properties
Crystal Heckert (G3) – Costume Technology
Alexa Busnot (C4) – Scene Painting
Heather Collins (C4) – Scene Painting
Cydny Rodgers (C4) – Scene Painting
Jason Romney (sound design faculty) designed the sound for the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s current production of “Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood,” a Zydeco-driven musical based on the children’s story Little Red Riding Hood. The show runs through Sunday March 9th.
Christal Schanes (wig and makeup faculty) has designed the prosthetics for Arena Stage’s upcoming production of “Camp David” premiering in Washington D.C. on March 21st. Christal has also re-signed for another season as a wig and makeup artist for the TV show “The Heart She Holler” on the cable TV network Adult Swim.
Will Taylor (Director, Visual Arts Program) has an exhibition of his work opening in March at Greensboro College. Will also recently closed his exhibit entitled “Old Ghosts and Empty Archetypes” at Spectre Arts in Durham.
Joe Tilford (Dean, School of Design & Production) designed the sets for the Cincinnati Ballet’s 50th Anniversary celebration production and the world premiere of “King Arthur’s Camelot.” Dean Tilford has also recently designed the sets for the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s upcoming production of “Pride and Prejudice”, which runs from March 8th – April 5th.
Submitted by Dave Olson, Design & Production
School of Music News & Events
School of Music piano faculty Dmitri Shteinberg will perform works by Chopin with students Xueer Chen (C2), Erich Zheng (HS 12) and Tim Jones (HS 11) during the Chopin Nocturnes Piano Concert and Festival today and Saturday in downtown Winston-Salem. The schedule of activities includes the following and is open to the public:
Friday February 28 – 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Chopin Nocturnes Piano Concert and original paintings inspired by Chopin’s Night Music. Free Concert. Free Food.
Saturday March 1 – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Chopin Birthday Festival. Live piano performance of Chopin music. Children exhibition dancers to Chopin music. Adult Ballet new choreography set to Chopin. One hour film of Chopin’s life. Free Admission. Free Parking. Free Entertainment. Free Birthday Cake all day.
3:15 – 4:00 pm Performance by UNCSA faculty and students.
Location for Both Events: Wake Forest Biotech Place, 575 N. Patterson Avenue, Downtown Winston-Salem. 3 blocks East of Main Street on 6th Street at Patterson.
uncsaX, the saxophone ensemble of the UNCSA Saxophone Studio directed by Taimur Sullivan, will present a concert of contemporary music written for 12 saxophones at Krankies Coffee at 7:30 on Thursday, March 6. Admission is $8 or $5 for students. The ensemble will appear on the Fox 8 morning show at 9 am that same morning. Repertoire by local composers Nicolas Rich (G 2), Alex Kotch, and Laurent Estoppey, and other music by John Cage, Christian Wolff, Keith Moore, and Bill Ryan.
UNCSA Jazz Ensemble
February 27 (Thu) 7:30 p.m. at Freedman Theatre
The award-winning UNCSA Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ron Rudkin, will perform a program offering an extensive range of Big Band jazz styles, including traditional swing, Latin, fusion, and contemporary. The performance will feature the group’s most talented jazz soloists and highlight different sections of the band. $15 Regular / $13 Students
Student Chamber Music Festival Concerts
March 2 (Sun) 2:00 p.m. at Watson Hall
March 5 (Wed) 2:00 p.m. at Watson Hall
Student ensembles perform traditional and contemporary chamber music works. The program will feature trios, quartets and quintets and will celebrate the student talent of the UNCSA School of Music. FREE
Flute Area Recital
March 22 (Sat) 7:30 p.m. at Watson Hall
Flute students of Dr. Tadeu Coelho will present a varied program of the flute literature from Baroque to avant-garde. Be sure not to miss this energetic and enthusiastic group of students. FREE
UNCSA Symphony Orchestra – Remembering Robert Ward
March 29 (Sat) 7:30 p.m. at Stevens Center
This concert will feature the music of Robert Ward, his teachers, and his students in a fond remembrance of his dedication to UNCSA. James Allbritten conducts. $15 Regular / $13 Students
An Afternoon at the Opera – Undergraduate Opera Workshop
March 30 (Sun) 2:00 p.m. at DeMille Theater
Steven LaCosse, stage director
Mary Ann Bills, pianist
Undergraduates present one act operas from the repertory. FREE
Submitted by Martha Urbanik, School of Music
2013-2014 TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE INFORMATION
Each year the finance office communicates the latest date for which a Temporary Employment Agreement (301) can cover for the coming fiscal year. For the 2013-14 fiscal year, please do not extend the agreements past the following dates:
NON-STUDENTS- June 15, 2014
Due to federal tax regulations, any 301’s done for students must end no later than the respective commencement dates:
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS- May 17, 2014
COLLEGE STUDENTS- May 10, 2014
If you have a need for students beyond the commencement dates above, you may process a Non-Student 301 that starts after their commencement date and ends on or before June 15, 2014. It MUST be a separate 301 than the initial Student 301.
We have also updated the website to include the 2014 Bi-Weekly Payroll Calendar. It can be found at the following address: http://www.uncsa.edu/administration/BannerPayroll.html
If you have any questions, I can always be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-3301.
Submitted by Carin Ioannou , Senior Director of Business Affairs