College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
CLAS College Office Monthly Newsletter for Faculty
CLAS ACADEMIC ADVISING CENTER
New Functionality in Banner!
In the very near future, departments will be able to pull lists of graduates based on major and semester of graduation.
For those of you who have requested these lists from the Records Office in the past, you will now be able to do them on your own.
Here's how: when logging into Banner (from the main web page), click on "GVSU Student Information Login" and then on "graduation list". The system will guide you from there. The option should become available in the next few weeks.
UNESCO Traveling Fellowship
Write About Ravines for the Review
The Grand Valley Review is soliciting writing or research based on the Ravines at GVSU. The W 09 issue will be devoted entirely to the Ravines.
NSF Upcoming Due Date
Full Proposal Deadline Date: July 22, 2008 Program Guidelines: NSF 08-557
"CAREER": The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating ...
More at www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214&govDel=USNSF_39
West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference
The second annual West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference will be held at the Van Andel Institute on Saturday November 1. GVSU is a joint sponsor of this conference with Calvin, Hope and Aquinas Colleges as well as the Van Andel Institute.
This conference is a great venue for our students to present their research in a poster session format. Like last year, registration will be free and lunch will be provided.
FROM THE DEAN'S DESK
Frederick J. Antczak, Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
The Dean’s Office staff enters July with a new perspective from Mackinac Hall and with many new neighbors from Philosophy, Modern Languages, Movement Sciences and Geography & Planning. In the midst of the move we managed to complete our College’s submission of resources for the NCA accreditation team and to prepare the first Quadrennial Report of the College, which will be available at the end of the summer. A Call for Entries went out to our alumni for films and videos to be shown at our Homecoming film festival, Mindgating. The faculty hires were completed, the contracts written and finalized, and interviews for open AP positions conducted—despite the moving boxes.
Much of this work involved committee chairs, unit heads and whole departments, not just the College Office staff. I’m very grateful for your assistance at a time of year when many offices are not as completely staffed and many faculty members are on the move.
It’s my pleasure to announce that two of our interim positions have been converted to permanent status. Karen Meyers will continue to lead the
During July, I will be covering duties of the associate dean for students and curriculum with regard to orientation and transitions planning, while working on some of our fall startup activities. Associate Dean Gary Stark will be serving as interim unit head of Art & Design, doing enrollment management for Fall, and planning the Unit Heads Retreat in August. This month Associate Dean Jann Joseph will be working on the College’s Fall Start Up meeting, the Faculty Staff Campaign, Faculty Research and Development support and continued planning for CLAS facilities.
As you can see, not much slows down in the summer, and that is well demonstrated by faculty news. John Philbin and the whole To Live or Die in Dixie team are basking in the glow of last week’s public opening at Studio 28 of Michigan’s first university produced feature film. I wonder if Brad Wallar has stopped smiling yet about the $460,000 NSF grant that will allow him to do cutting edge research in biochemistry with a dozen students. The news has been full of references to CLAS faculty, from David Leonard on his enzyme research to AWRI’s Al Steinman on lake levels and his colleague Rick Rediske on algae blooms. And I’d like to thank the faculty from Political Science, Mathematics,
Faculty and Students Feature
Theatre Students Participate In International Festival
By Roger Ellis,
Grand Valley Theatre students made their way to the Canadian Maritime Provinces in Spring semester as participants in the 9th biennial Liverpool International Theatre Festival. They joined hundreds of Canadian and other international artists visiting
Theatre students have been traveling overseas on such projects since 1998, putting their
This year’s intercultural arts experience included students Evin Anderson (sophomore Business/Theatre double-major), Lauren Gregory, (senior Theatre major), Hannah Gaff (senior Classics/Theatre double-major), and Sara Vazquez (senior Theatre major).
Their Canadian project suffered only one glitch: sophomore Evin Andersen dislocated his shoulder during one of the acting workshops, while Nepalese actor/director Ashesh Malla was explaining to participants how to “move fluidly like weeds and waves.” After a few hours of treatment in the local hospital,
“It’s vital that our students gain this kind of exposure to global arts,” declares Prof. Ellis. “In
Many students participating in these service-learning study trips have also received training in the Theatre program’s theme course, “Global Arts Performance and Management” which surveys the contemporary international arts activities of such groups as Cirque de Soleil, Augusto Boal, and Bread and Puppet Theatre. Festival participation, however, also offers students opportunities for first-hand contact with “under the radar” groups from many lands. Liverpool, for example, presented the work of companies from
The Liverpool Festival is one of a dozen major theatre festivals worldwide on the “global festival circuit” of amateur theatre. Unlike such well known high-profile festivals like Edinburgh, Stratford and Spoleto, non-professional celebrations (of which Liverpool is typical) rely entirely on volunteer effort—artistically and managerially—and extend deep roots into their local communities. In
Festival organizers in many lands are glad to have student help in producing events, and typically provide free accommodations, food, events tickets, and airport transfers for
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