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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 10-9-12


For Faculty

1. Nominate a Sustainability Champion

2. Text Data Mining

3. Midterm Grade Reporting


For Unit Heads

4. CLAS Important Dates


For Faculty

1. Nominate a Sustainability Champion

Sustainability Champions are individuals who, by practice and belief, support the ideals of sustainable practice, using a triple bottom-line approach to problems and issues. The champions have demonstrated that they support sustainability, both in word and deed, and can be looked to as leaders.

To nominate someone you know who deserves to be recognized as our Sustainability Champion, fill out our online nomination form below by Friday, October 12.

Sustainability Champions Nomination Form

Sustainability Champions Awards Breakfast Invitation

Anne Hiskes, Dean of the Brooks College at Grand Valley State University, invites you to attend the 5th annual Sustainability Champions Awards Breakfast with Grand Valley President Thomas Haas and City of Grand Rapids Manager, Greg Sundstrom.

Join us Friday, October 19th, 2012
7:30a.m. until 8:45a.m. Grand River Room, Kirkhof Center Grand Valley's Allendale Campus Please RSVP by Monday, October 15th


2. Text Data Mining (attachment)

The Statistics Department is hosting a workshop entitled "TEXT DATA MINING" as part of big data discussion.  Attached, you will find more information about the workshop and the speaker.  If you are interested in attending, please email me, and I will let you know if there is a room for you. 

~Soon Hong, Department of Statistics


3. Midterm Grade Reporting

Midterm Grading opened on Monday, October 8, 2012. This is an important student support process. Midterm grades are required for all freshmen and for undergraduate students classified as less than good standing. Only those students who require a midterm grade will be listed on the Banner grade sheet so please be sure to check to see if there are students in your courses who need a midterm grade. Midterm grades are due before 12:00 noon on Tuesday, October 16, 2012.  

For Unit Heads

4. CLAS Important Dates



Important Dates Event Location
October CLAS is in the Sustainability Spotlight this month  
Oct. 10 Online Scheduling due; deadline 5:00pm  

Oct. 15 Facilities Request Form due Shaily Menon 
Oct. 15 Faculty sabbatical proposals due to unit head  

Oct. 16 Mid-term grades due from faculty before noon  

Oct. 17 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00pm

Oct. 17 2012 James W. Carey Memorial Lecture 6:00-8:00pm; LHH 132
Oct. 18 & 19 CLAS Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence Program (luncheon by invitation only) Keesha Hardiman
Oct. 18 G3: Grandparents, Grandkids, Grand Valley Camp deadline for faculty submit session forms
Oct. 19 CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium 2:30 - 5:00pm; 308 PAD

Oct. 20 Mindgating at Homecoming featuring Sociology 
Oct. 25 Promotion materials due to Dean's Office  

Oct. 25 CLAS Out of the Box Registration required 12:30 - 2:30pm; 2266 KC
Oct. 26 Winter 2013 textbook orders are due to UBS  

Oct. 26 Deadline for students to drop a course with a W  

Oct. 29 Fall 2012 CLAS Research Clusters Meeting 3:30-5:00pm; Pere Marquette Room (2204 KC)

Oct. 31 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC

Oct. 31 CLAS Out of the Box Registration required 9:00-11:00am; 2266 KC
Nov. 1 Sabbatical Proposals due to Dean's Office   N

ov. 5 CLAS Out of the Box Registration required 1:00-3:00pm; 2266 KC
Nov. 16 CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium 2:30-5:00pm; 308 PAD

Nov. 19 CLAS Teaching Roundtables 11:00am-12:30pm; Pere Marquette Room (2204 KC)

Nov. 21 Office Open   Nov. 22-23 Thanksgiving Recess  

Nov. 28 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC