Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 11-29-11
For Unit Heads
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.
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.
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.
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 www.gvsu.edu/ours/s3.
For more information, please visit www.gvsu.edu/ours/s3
For updates about this and other OURS programs, "like" OURS on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GVSU.OURS
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.
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.
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