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Thyrie Bland

Sep 16, 2019

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… 

NC State Football

Sep 16, 2019

Employee Appreciation: $20 Home Football Game Tickets Available

Employees can buy $20 tickets for the home football games against the Syracuse Orange and Louisville Cardinals. 

Sep 12, 2019

Healthy Campus Week Highlights NC State’s Wellness Initiative

Next week at NC State you’ll be able to sample smoothies, seek advice on mapping out an exercise routine, virtually explore a mountain and learn how to meditate. There’ll be a host of other things to do as well, and each will have the same purpose — educating students, staff and faculty about ways to improve… 

Aug 19, 2019

Did You Know: You can purchase a computer with payroll deduction

NC State University employees are eligible to purchase computers, tablets, televisions and other items from NC State Bookstores through payroll deduction. The offer is part of WolfPerks, an employee discount program. The program also makes discount offers available to temporary workers. You must be a permanent, full-time NC State employee with at least 12 months of service to… 

Aug 19, 2019

Human Resources Announces 2 New Assistant Vice Chancellors

University Human Resources is pleased to announce the addition of Margaret Erickson and Ursula Hairston — two accomplished HR professionals — to the UHR leadership team. Erickson joined UHR on Aug. 12 and serves as the assistant vice chancellor for HR Operations. She was the HR project manager and HR group manager for the Shared… 

Aug 19, 2019

Health Plan Update

The State Health Plan has provided an update concerning its Clear Pricing Project. Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the State Health Plan will consist of two networks: the Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Options Network, which currently is used by the plan, and the new North Carolina State Health Plan Network. The two networks will include… 

Aug 19, 2019

HR Spotlight: Professional Development

Learn about the classes that NC State offers to prepare staff and faculty for career advancement. 

Ready to Retire

Aug 19, 2019

Are You Ready to Retire?

NC State employee Wendy Silver attended a retirement workshop in February, even though she doesn’t plan to retire soon. Silver said she attended Ready to Retire because she’s contemplating when she should retire now that she has accumulated 25 years of state service. She earned those years working at three state agencies — the Office of… 

Aug 19, 2019

NC State Enhances Child Care Program

University Human Resources wants to remind employees about the enhancements that have been made to the university’s child care services program. NC State has added two providers to the program: Goddard School for Early Childhood Development and RightTime KiDS Drop-in Childcare in Raleigh. A third provider, Bright Horizons, has added its nine facilities in the Triangle… 


Aug 19, 2019

NC State Ready to Celebrate at Packapalooza

Everyone in Alicia Lecceardone’s family is an NC State fan, but the biggest is her 5-year-old son, Jack. Jack loves to attend NC State athletics events. He covered a red wall in his room with NC State posters. He enjoys eating at Talley Student Union, where he sometimes gets ice cream and pizza when he does well at…