Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 11-29-11


  1. CLAS Holiday Open House, Dec. 7th
  2. Student Summer Scholars Applications
  3. Study Abroad Fast Track Deadline
  4. Dueling GVSU Trombones and Tubas, Dec. 7th

For Unit Heads

  1. CLAS Important Dates
  1. CLAS Holiday Open House, Dec. 7th

Last year, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences solicited input from CLAS faculty and staff members to gather opinions about the timing of the College's annual holiday party. The overall feedback was that faculty and staff would benefit from moving the luncheon to the following week, to move the event further away from the University's awards celebration (Dec. 1) and closer to the holidays. As a result, this year's CLAS Holiday Open House will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7th in the Pere Marquette Room (2204 KC).  Unit Heads - please share with your staff as well.


2. Student Summer Scholars Applications (attachment)

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (OURS) is currently accepting applications for Student Summer Scholars 2012.


Program Description

The Student Summer Scholars Program (S3) provides funds for a student and faculty mentor to devote twelve weeks to a research and/or creative project during the spring/summer semester.  Generally, S3 grants provide a student stipend, faculty stipend, and a small budget for supplies.  Through these grants and the mentorship of a faculty mentor, S3 offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to do hands-on, professional research and creative practice in their chosen field.  Combining academics, field work, and a reflection component provides students with a meaningful learning experience that helps to prepare them for graduate school and future careers.


Grant Information

S3 grants provide a $3,000 student stipend and a small budget for project expenses.  Faculty mentors can receive up to a $2,500 stipend.


Application Process

The application is a collaborative effort between the potential student scholar and the faculty mentor.  Completed applications are due Friday, January 27, 2012.  Apply online at


For more information, please visit



3. Study Abroad Fast Track Deadline    (attachment)

The deadline to change x80 study abroad courses via the fast track system (see attachment) is the end of the Fall 2011 semester (December 22, 2011). Many units have completed this process already. After the end of this semester, units will need to use the online curriculum system, new course proposal to renumber x80 study abroad courses.  


4. Dueling GVSU Trombones and Tubas, Dec. 7th

Please let your students know that they have an opportunity for some fun, festive, and free music on Dec. 7th in the lobby of Kirkhof Center.


5. CLAS Important Dates

Important Dates Event Location
Nov. 30 Unit Head Meeting 3:00-5:00 p.m., 2263 KC
Nov. 30 CLAS Out of the Box Only one spot left! 9:00-11:00 a.m., 2270 KC
Dec. 1 GVSU Service Awards and Holiday Party 3:00, Grand River Room, KC

Dec. 5 Round two schedule to UH (tentative)  

Dec. 7 Digital Measures Training Workshop 9:00-10:00, 111 HRY

Dec. 7 CLAS Holiday Open House 11:30-1:15, 2204 KC (Pere Marquette Room)

Dec. 7 Carillon Holiday Open House 1:30-3:00, Carillon Tower Plaza (Allendale)

Dec. 7 Dueling GVSU Trombones and Tubas 1:00-1:30, KC Balcony

Dec. 8 CLAS Deans Brown Bag Luncheon 12:00-1:30, 271 LSH

Dec. 10 Commencement 10:00-12:00, Van Andel Arena
Dec. 12-16 Final Exam Week  

Dec. 12 Banner opens for final grading  

Dec. 14 Unit Head Meeting 3:00-5:00, 2215/2216 KC

Dec. 20 Final Grades due from faculty at noon, Banner closes for grand submission at noon.  
Dec. 23 Offices closed until January 3, 2012  




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