Summary of Scheduled Events for New Tenure Track Faculty During the "Startup Weeks" 2017

Wednesday, August 9-10

August 15-16

Wednesday, August 16

CLAS New Faculty Social*


Date:  Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Time:  6:00 p.m.   Beverage Reception

           6:30 p.m.   Dinner

Location:  GVSU Alumni House and Visitor Center

*By Invitation Only



New Tenure Track Faculty RSVP  here 

Unit heads and new faculty mentors RSVP  here

Menu for the CLAS New Faculty Social and biographical sketches are posted on the event page.

New faculty bio sketches  

Tuesday, August 22

2017 Grand Valley State University Faculty and Staff Picnic  (always check your invitation for confirmation of details)

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Seidman Center, Pew Campus

Mingle with colleagues and friends to launch a robust new year and celebrate the Laker Effect — the collective impact of our Grand Valley community on students, our state, and beyond.



Wednesday, August 23

Annual Fall Conference on Teaching and Learning

Sponsored by the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center


For more information, visit or email  

Register on

Thursday, August 24

CLAS Faculty and Staff Meeting

Date:  Thursday, August 24, 2017

Time:  9:15 a.m.  CLAS Faculty and Staff Meeting**

Location:  Louis Armstrong Theatre


Followed by “Follow the Dean to Lunch” (Thornapple Room and near the pond)


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

CLAS Faculty on CLAS and University Committees



Lunch Menu 

  • Grilled Chicken Breast (Made without Gluten) 

    Malibu Burgers (Vegan)

    Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Pickles and Cheese Platters

    Ketchup, Mustard and Mayo

    Fresh Bakery Buns (GF upon request)

    Fresh Fruit Salad (Vegan, Made without Gluten)

    Kettle Chips

    Ice Cream Novelties/assorted cookies

    Assorted Soda and Bottled Water

Friday, August 25

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 the ceremony in the Fieldhouse Dance Studio.)

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