College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 Summary of Scheduled Events  for Faculty and Staff During the “Start Up Week” 2014

[Note: New Tenure Track Faculty have additional events]

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 

Faculty are on contract.


Tuesday, August 19

2014 Grand Valley State University Faculty and Staff Picnic  
Pew FTLC and James H. Zumberge Hall Open House and the Dedication of the Marilyn Zumberge Garden

5 - 8pm
Casual Attire


Wednesday, August 20

The 20th Annual Fall Conference on Teaching & Learning
Sponsored by the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center

For more information, visit or email

To register, please visit: under the Teaching & Learning category.



Thursday, August 21

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff Meeting

Coffee and conversation, 9:30 a.m.   Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus  

Faculty and Staff Meeting, 10:00 a.m.   Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus

Meeting documents:

2014 New Faculty Biographies
2014 New Visiting, Affiliate Staff and Retirees
Personnel Decisions 
2014 CLAS Faculty and Staff Awards

CLAS Faculty on CLAS and University Committees

Followed by “Follow the Dean to Lunch” (tables located  near Zumberge Pond, lunch served in the Thornapple Room of Kirkhof Center)

Lunch Menu

Grilled Sirloin Burgers*

Malibu Burgers* (Vegan)

Mixed Greens Salad with Ranch and Balsamic (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Green and Yellow Bean Salad (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Fresh Fruit Salad (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Assorted Desserts

Assorted Soda and Bottled Water

* Gluten Free Buns Available


Friday, August 22

Opening Address by President Thomas Haas, 10:00 a.m.   Louis Armstrong Theatre

GVSU Opening Convocation, 11:30am  Fieldhouse Arena

(Robing begins 20 minutes prior to the ceremony in the Fieldhouse Dance Studio.)


All-Campus Picnic Lunch

12:30 pm Campus-wide Picnic (Parking Lot C, Adjacent to the Fieldhouse) 

RSVP for Convocation by visiting

CLAS faculty and staff are especially encouraged to attend.



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