College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Events for CLAS Faculty & Staff During Startup Week

Date: August 20, 2013
Time: All Day
Location: various

Summary of Scheduled Events for CLAS Faculty and Staff During the “Startup Week”


Tuesday, August 20

2013 Grand Valley State University Faculty and Staff Picnic

 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 L. William Seidman Center

 Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus

 Casual Attire, Parking in Watson Lot

 RSVP to presidentrsvp@gvsu.eduby August 10th.  For more information, please contact Jill Craig at craigji@gvsu.eduor (616) 331-2183.


Wednesday, August 21

 The 19th Annual Fall Conference on Teaching & Learning
Sponsored by the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center

"Changing Paradigms: Engaging Students in New Learning Spaces and Contemporary Contexts"

 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

 Eberhard Conference Center

 Guest are encouraged to park in the Conference Guest Parking Lot on Fulton Street, underneath the U.S. 131 overpass.

 For more information, visit www.gvsu.edu/ftlcor email ftlc@gvsu.edu.  To register, please visit:  http://gvsu.edu/seminar/under the Teaching & Learning category.


Thursday, August 22

 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff Meeting


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

2013 New Faculty Biographies

2013 New Visiting, Affiliate Staff and Retirees

Personnel Decisions

2013 CLAS Faculty and Staff Awards

Followed by “Follow the Dean to Lunch” (Located East of Kirkhof Center near Zumberge Pond) 

Lunch Menu

  • Basil Marinated Pulled Chicken with Ciabatta (Gluten Free with Gluten Free Bun)
  • Balsamic Grilled Portobella with Ciabatta (Vegan & Gluten Free with Gluten Free Bun)
  • Lettuce, Tomato, & Smoked Mozzeralla
  • Pesto Mayo (Gluten Free)
  • Vegan Antipasto Salad (Vegan & Gluten Free)
  • Mixed Greens with Ranch & Balsamic (Vegan & Gluten Free)
  • Fresh Fruit Salad (Vegan & Gluten Free)
  • Ice Cream Novelties (Gluten Free)
  • Assorted Soda & Bottled Water

Friday, August 23

Opening Address by President Thomas Haas

10:00 a.m.   Louis Armstrong Theatre

GVSU Opening Convocation

11:30 a.m.   Fieldhouse Arena

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

All-Campus Picnic Lunch

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.   Parking Lot C

RSVP for Convocation by visiting http://www.gvsu.edu/dos/convocation.htm

CLAS faculty and staff are especially encouraged to attend.