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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 12-6-11


1. 7th Annual Art & Science of Aging Conference - Save the Date – February 10, 2012

2. CLAS Deans Brown Bag Lunch Conversations – Dec. 8

For Unit Heads

3. Incomplete Grades

4. Social Media for Beginners

5. CLAS Important Dates

  1. 7th Annual Art & Science of Aging Conference - Save the Date – February 10, 2012 (attachment postcard, attachment listing )

Priscilla Kimboko asked that I pass this information along to you since she has been receiving some inquiries.  Please share it with your unit heads and college members.  She also has flyers for posting, if anyone is interested in those as well.   You will also find a Save the Date card attached and a listing of the sessions being offered.  


The Conference registration is now open online at http://www.gvsu.edu/gerontology.  
Registration is $20 for the general public and $15 for students and persons 60+

Any questions – call 1-6641 or email geroconference@gvsu.edu


  1. CLAS Deans Brown Bag Lunch Conversations – Dec. 8

The deans will hold their second CLAS Deans Brown Bag Lunch conversations this week. It is an open agenda, everyone welcome and we’ll provide drinks and cookies.  Only have a few minutes? –come for 20 minutes and a cookie, or brown bag with us the whole time. Here are the details:

Thursday, Dec. 8, 12:00-1:30 in 271 LSH

Note: Associate Dean Menon will not be available for this session.


  1. Incomplete Grades (for Unit Heads)

As the end of term nears please communicate to faculty:  1) reinforce the intent of the assignment of the grade of incomplete as outlined by the catalog and the discussion at the October 12 unit head meeting; 2) be sure to have a plan in place to resolve any  incomplete grades assigned by faculty who are going on sabbatical, leave, or leaving the university.


4. Social Media for Beginners – Dec. 8, 2011

As a follow-up to our topic at the recent unit head meeting , we wanted you to be aware of this seminar:

Social Media for Beginners, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, 1:30-4:00 in Room 2263 KC. This is part of the GVSU Excellence Series. www.gvsu.edu/seminar for registration and descriptions.

5. CLAS Important Dates 

Important Dates



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


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


Jan. 3

Offices Open


Jan. 6

Final Registration


Jan. 9

Classes Begin


Jan. 9

Winter Personnel Materials are due to departments


Jan. 11

Unit Head Meeting

2263 KC, 3:00-5:00

Jan. 19

CLAS Research Colloquium

308 PAD, 2:30-5:00

Jan. 28

Unit Head Meeting

2266 KC, 3:00-5:00

Jan. 27

Student Summer Scholars Applications due


Jan. 30

Student Scholars Day Application Opens





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