AVC Corner: If You’re Stressed, NC State Can Help

Dear colleagues, If I had to choose an adjective to describe 2020, that word would be stressful. Some mental health experts might agree with me. COVID-19, the presidential election, the fight for racial equality in this country and other issues are causing an excessive amount of stress in the lives of Americans, according to a Read More »

Five Ways NC State Is Protecting the Pack

NC State has implemented a variety of safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. Here are five ways the university is protecting the Pack: Requiring Face Coverings Students, staff and faculty are required to wear face coverings that cover their nose and mouth in all NC State buildings and all university programs Read More »

How Supervisors Can Recognize Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Employee Recognition

NC State employees are rising to meet the unique and evolving challenges the COVID-19 pandemic poses to our daily operations. Many of our employees have transitioned to remote work and have kept up with unprecedented work demands, all while managing personal and family needs and stressors. That’s why it’s more important than ever for supervisors Read More »

Wellness Champions Promote a Healthier Campus

  When Melissa Jackson, an administrative support specialist, became a wellness champion at NC State, she thought all she would do is motivate colleagues to engage in physical activities. Jackson encouraged coworkers in the Department of English to participate in 3-mile races before the Employee Wellness Champions program started, making her the department’s de facto Read More »

Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes

A 12-month diabetes prevention program will be held at NC State, starting Oct. 7. Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-recognized program that uses proven strategies to help participants prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes. NC State partnered with the North Carolina Division of Public Read More »

University HR Announces Financial Wellness Seminars

  Kiresten Smith Branch doesn’t remember talking to her parents about being financially responsible when she was a child. But Branch said when she and her husband, André, have children, discussions about financial responsibilities will be a priority. That’s why Branch recently attended a University Human Resources-organized workshop about how to teach children good financial Read More »

Benefits of Biking to Work

Nancy Whelchel used to be so dedicated to riding her bike to work she didn’t even check the weather forecast before leaving home. Whelchel is as fervent about biking to work today as she was 26 years ago when she moved to North Carolina. But now she makes sure to check the weather before making Read More »