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Nominations For North Carolina's Poet Laureate To Close October 14 PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 05:00

 

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Nominations for the North Carolina poet laureate will be accepted until October 14, according to the state Department of Cultural Resources. The poet laureate is the state ambassador of North Carolina literature.
 
Nominations can be made online at www.NCDCR.gov/PoetLaureate. 
 
The selection process is being led by N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz. Gov. Pat McCrory will announce his selection in early December.
 
The post was created in 1935.
 
"I am thrilled and encouraged by the quality and quantity of the nominations we've received so far," said Secretary Kluttz in a statement. "The arts, and poetry in particular, are so important to the wonderful quality of life we enjoy here in North Carolina."
 
The selection criteria for the poet laureate position include:
 
-- A North Carolina resident with deep connections to the cultural life of this state
 
-- Literary excellence of the writer's work
 
-- Influence on other writers and appreciation of literature in its diversity throughout the state
 
-- Ability and willingness to conduct the public engagement duties of the office
 
--Statewide, national or international reputation
 
Nominations for the position will be accepted online through Oct. 14 at www.NCDCR.gov/PoetLaureate. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
 
Gov. Pat McCrory's Public Schedule For Tuesday, October 7, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 04:47

 

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is Gov. Pat McCrory's public schedule for Tuesday, October 7, 2014, as released by his office.
 
9 a.m.
Council of State
Department of Administration
Fifth floor commission boardroom   
116 W. Jones Street  
Raleigh
Open to Press
 
1 p.m.
Education Cabinet Meeting
UNC Center for School Leadership Development
140 Friday Center Drive, Room 135
Chapel Hill
Open to Press
 
3:15 p.m.
Biogen Idec Community Lab Grand Opening
Biogen Idec, Building 26
5000 Davis Drive
Morrisville
OPEN to credentialed press only
 
7:20 p.m.
Harnett County Animal Welfare Awards Banquet
Barclay Villa
106 Popes Road
Angier
OPEN to credentialed press only.
 
*The event commences at 6 p.m.*
 
Gov. Pat McCrory's Public Schedule For Monday, October 6, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Monday, 06 October 2014 05:03

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is Gov. Pat McCrory's public schedule for Monday, October 6, as released by his office.

 
9:30 a.m.
Catawba Valley Furniture Academy Open House
ASU Center at Hickory
2760 US Highway 70 SE
Hickory
 
OPEN to credentialed press only.
 
6 p.m. 
Duke Endowment Building Dedication
800 East Morehead Street
Charlotte
 
OPEN to credentialed press only.
Last Updated on Monday, 06 October 2014 05:04
 
Department of Public Safety Wins National Technology Award PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Friday, 03 October 2014 07:48

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The Department of Public Safety has been honored for its use of technology to promote innovation and foster better government. 

 
The National Association of Chief Information Officers selected DPS's Electronic Rounds Tracking System as best in the country for a data, information, and knowledge management initiative.
 
According to DPS, the Electronic Rounds Tracking System transitioned a pen and paper process for recording observations of inmates to a more accurate and efficient recording system using mobile technology.  
 
“The electronic rounds tracking system puts technology in the hands of our correctional officers so they can more effectively and accurately document inmate behaviors and actions,” said Frank L. Perry, Department of Public Safety secretary, in a statement.  
 
“This use of technology advances the department forward in efficiency, safety and proper inmate management. It also provides a tool to managers to better analyze inmate patterns and respond to potential issues in our prison facilities.”
Last Updated on Friday, 03 October 2014 07:48
 
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