Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 8-27-13
2. Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships Workshop Series - From Amanda Cuevas, Director Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships
3. List of current academic auditors - From the Records Office
4. Great Lakes Place-based Education Conference - From Norman Christopher, Sustainability Community Development Initiative
For Unit Heads
7. Fall Arts Celebration: Perspectives on 9/11 - from Carolyn Shapiro-Shapin
Colleagues, we lost one of our own earlier this month. Classics chair Charles Pazdernik writes,
Barbara Flaschenriem, Associate Professor of Classics, passed away on August 15, 2013, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, following a long illness. She joined the faculty of Grand Valley State University in 1998. Initially appointed in the Department of English, she became a founding member of the Department of Classics in 2000.
Professor Flaschenriem held the Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to joining Grand Valley, she held faculty appointments at Seton Hall University and Yale University. Her teaching and scholarship were informed by aspects of feminist theory focusing upon representations of women in Roman literature and society. Her writing was marked by great subtlety and intellectual grace. Colleagues and students cherished her unassuming but wry demeanor and her intense passion in the classroom. Prof. Flaschenriem was at work on a monumental study of the Roman poet Propertius that was left uncompleted at her death.
A memorial gathering will be held at the Alumni House on the Allendale campus at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 8.
2. Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships Workshop Series - From Amanda Cuevas, Director ( attachment)
The Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships will be offering a series of workshop on Wednesdays during the Fall 2013 semester. These are information sessions for student scholars interested in pursuing various nationally competitive award opportunities.
Within the last three years, GVSU students and alumni have earned over $700,000 in highly selective, nationally competitive scholarship and fellowship awards to pursue such activities as study abroad, undergraduate research, learning critical need languages to U.S. national security, teaching math and science in high-need high schools, teaching English overseas, attending graduate school in Europe, and more! The Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships located in 230 LIB supports student scholars (honors, non-honors, and alumni) in pursuit of nationally competitive award opportunities by helping match students' goals and interests to specific awards, developing an action plan to pursue awards for which students are well-suited, and supporting student through the application process including writing personal statements and statements of grant purpose specific to each award opportunity.
Thank you in advance for all that you do to help put these potentially life changing opportunities on our students' radars. You make a difference!
The Records Office has provided this updated auditor list for use by faculty advisors as needed for course substitutions and graduation audits of their advisees.
Fall 2013 Auditor List
C-E Kristen Timmer email@example.com
F-G Judy Conroy firstname.lastname@example.org
H-I Tracie Samdal email@example.com
J-L Janice Ponstein firstname.lastname@example.org
M-N Tracy London email@example.com
O - R Kristin Kuczera firstname.lastname@example.org
S Sue Peterson email@example.com
T-V Erin Skidmore firstname.lastname@example.org
W-Z Heather Noah email@example.com
Come join us for the 2013 Great Lakes Place-based Education Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, November 7-9 . This conference is an opportunity to network with your peers and learn about developments in place-based education. There are a limited number of spots available, so don't miss out.
Who should attend? K-12 teachers and staff, school administrators, employees and members of non-profit organizations interested in education and/or environmental issues, private-sector partners engaged with local education, education and environmental policy makers and staff, faculty and staff of higher education, members of the foundation and philanthropic community.
Why should I attend? This conference happens because there is a need to bolster efforts around place-based education. No other event in our region brings people together in the name of expanding classroom learning by educating young people in the local community, for the benefit of the local community. Attendees leave this conference every year with new tools, ideas, and tips on how to make place-based education work for them. If you care about children making deep connections between learning in the classroom and the environment in which they live, this is the event for you.
Where can I find details about attending and lodging? Information about the conference and hotel accommodations can be found on our website. To save on lodging costs, book your room soon !
For more information or to register, visit www.glstewardship.org/About/AnnualPBEConference.aspx.
For Unit Heads
Unit Head Colleagues,
Here's a first item for the "spring cleaning" I mentioned in my speech. A concern that arose from the Deans' evaluations is that faculty are not receiving in a timely way information that has been included in the weekly mailing well before deadlines. Faculty live busy lives, and it's clear that it is no longer sufficient to post the weekly mailing on a department Blackboard or your L drive or in a newsletter several days later, since the information may be accessed too late for the opportunity or perhaps may be overlooked entirely. Starting with this mailing, for any of you not already doing so, I ask that you forward each weekly mailing via email directly to your faculty. We understand that many units find value in having the opportunity for the unit head to give additional context or stress to individual items so we do not send the mailing directly to your faculty, but it is important that you forward it with the additional needed information promptly. This will insure that all your faculty have access to information in a timely way, and will enhance collegiate communication in that all parties can expect your faculty are aware of information we provide in the mailings.
As a follow up to our conversation with Disability Support Resources (DSR) at the unit head retreat, we have attached the updated testing policy for students who are registered with DSR. This document is also posted on Barter Board (8/26/13).
7. Fall Arts Celebration: Perspectives on 9/11 - from Carolyn Shapiro-Shapin, History (attachment)
The Fall Arts Lecture HST 380 has many open slots for students. Please send along the attached flyer to faculty to help boost enrollment in this 1-credit class?
8. CLAS Office Coverage Policy (attachment)
As a way of getting the new academic year off to a good start in each of your offices, here is a reminder of CLAS's Office Coverage Policy. ~ Fred
Sept. 2-3 Labor Day Recess; Sept. 3 no classes but offices are open Sept. 11 Ad materials for search for Fall 2014 due Electronic to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept. 11 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC; 3:00-5:00pm Sept. 18 2013 Law & Diversity Forum Alumni House, 6-9pm Sept. 20 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: The CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium will take place from 2:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. 308 PAD
Sept. 24 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: James W. Carey Memorial Lecture (3rd annual) Speaker : Brent Malin Loosemore Auditorium; 7:00pm
Sept. 25 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC; 3:00-5:00pm Sept. 30 Requests for promotion or early tenure forms are due Submit to Dean's Office, B-4-232 MAK Oct. 1 Budget Requests for 2014-15 due Submit to Dean's Office, B-4-232 MAK Oct. 1 FTLC and CSCE Award materials due CLAS Dean's Office, B-4-232 MAK Oct. 1 Research Clusters Grant proposals due email@example.com
Oct. 1 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: Reading by Roxane Gay
Oct. 2 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: Vietnam Veterans Share Their Stories--The Army and Special Forces Go In
Oct. 2 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: HOMERathon 4: a twenty-four hour reading of Homer's Iliad
Oct. 9 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC; 3:00-5:00pm Oct. 10 Online scheduling due; deadline is 5:00pm Oct. 7-12 Mid-term Exams Oct. 15 Mid-term grades are due before noon Banner and Blackboard close at this time
Oct. 15 GVSU Fall Career Fair DeVos Place Convention Center - Grand Rapids; 1:00-5:00pm
Oct. 17 & 18 CLAS Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence Program (luncheon by invitation only) Keesha Hardiman Oct. 18 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: The CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium will take place from 2:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. 308 PAD
Oct. 19 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: CLAS Mindgating at Homecoming