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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 9-4-12

For Faculty

1. Healthy Lifestyles Fair

2. Pithier Poster

3. Gilman, Fulbright & Personal Statement workshops

 

For Unit Heads

4. Link to Mediation slides from Unit Heads Retreat

5. CLAS Important Dates

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For Faculty

1. Healthy Lifestyles Fair

On Wednesday, November 7th, GVSU is teaming with the Grand Rapids Griffins to host a Healthy Lifestyles Fair for elementary and middle school students from around the area. The event will be from 9-11am with set-up at 8am on the concourse of Van Andel Arena. Each department or business will have a booth that educates students on ways to have a healthy lifestyle or activities they can do to stay healthy.

I would like to invite you to have a booth at the event this year. The more departments we have involved the more publicity GVSU gets and the more fun it is for students. The creativity used to educate the students is up to you. Departments are more than welcome to get clubs or other current students involved. For more information please contact me at gladstra@gvsu.edu.

Thanks in advance,

Rachel Gladstone
Graduate Assistant for the Sport Leadership Program Grand Valley State University   

2. Pithier Poster

By now you have probably noticed our trial of a streamlined and more sustainable CLAS Happenings monthly event poster.  We realize there can be trade-offs when a promotional piece is not as showy as it once was.  We hope this more compact style will continue to function well to get the word out about the range of events taking place each month.  Your feedback is welcome ( clas@gvsu.edu).

3. Gilman, Fulbright & Personal Statement workshops

We appreciate your participation in helping our GVSU students dream big to achieve the extraordinary. .  Below is information on Gilman, Fulbright & Personal Statement workshops hosted by the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships this week.  

 

Gilman Scholarship Information Session

•Wednesday, September 5th from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in LOH 130 (Padnos International Center)

•Thursday, September 6th from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in LOH 130 (Padnos International Center)

Fulbright Information Session

Are you interested in study/research or teaching English abroad after graduation? Come join us to learn about the Fulbright Scholarship Program and application process that help fund such opportunities.  You must be a graduating senior or possess a bachelor's degree to apply for the AY 13-14 cycle; campus application deadline is September 28, 2012. For more information, see http://us.fulbrightonline.org/.

•Thursday, September 6th from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in HON 220 (Niemeyer Hall)

Writing Compelling Personal Statements for Nationally Competitive Awards: Writing Workshop

In this workshop, students will learn strategies on how to write strong personal statements and statements of purpose that will engage a selection committee's attention and make them stand out from the crowd. This workshop is geared toward students who are serious about applying for nationally competitive awards. Students applying for nationally competitive awards with early fall deadlines including Fulbright, Gilman, Marshall, and others are encouraged to participate.

 •Friday, September 7th from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in HON 114 (Niemeyer Hall Computer Lab)

Amanda Cuevas, Director
Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships www.gvsu.edu/fellowships
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For Unit Heads

4. Link to Mediation slides from Unit Heads Retreat

We've added to our stash of best practice tips and materials Jon Hodge's slides presented at the recent Unit Heads Retreat.  Click here.

5. CLAS Important Dates 

 

Important Dates Event Location
Sept. 5 Share ideas with Shaily Menon for Campus Sustainability Spotlight  
Sept. 5 Training session for schedule production 111 HRY, 3:00-4:00pm Sept. 9 Deadline for review of Issues Courses   Sept. 18 Best Practices: Grade Training with Roxanne Mol, 10:30am 2266 KC Sept. 19 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00pm Sept. 27 Fall Sabbatical Forum 308 PAD; 3:30 - 5:00pm
Oct. 1 Budget Requests for 2013-14 due Electronically to Pat Haynes ( haynesp@gvsu.edu)
Oct. 1 FTLC & CSCE Award Materials due Courtney Sherwood Oct. 3 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00pm Oct. 15 Faculty sabbatical proposals due to unit   Oct. 16 Mid-term grades due from faculty before noon   Oct. 17 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00pm Oct. 26 Deadline for students to drop a course with a W   Oct. 31 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC