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Unit Head Mailing 09-06-11

 

  1. Awards of Distinction Scholarship interviews 
  2. The Lost Art of Democratic Debate? A Panel Discussion  
  3. New Unit Head Budget Orientation 
  4. Grandparents, Grandkids, Grand Valley (G3) camp needs faculty participants 
  5. CLAS Important Dates 

 

  1. Awards of Distinction Scholarship interviews ÿ

Faculty are needed to conduct interviews with candidates for Awards of Distinction Scholarships on these Saturdays:

December 3, January 14, January 21, February 4, February 11
Please contact Keesha Hardiman.

 

  1. The Lost Art of Democratic Debate? A Panel Discussion 

Date: September 15, 2011
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Location: KC 2215/2216

In anticipation of the Fall Arts Celebration lecture by Michael Sandel (Sept. 22):

In a recent TED talk, Harvard political theorist Michael Sandel argued that our political discourse will be improved only if we learn to argue publicly about our moral convictions and principles of justice. In preparation for Sandel's visit on September 22, this panel will address the terms of political discourse today. Is democratic debate a lost art? Is our current political discourse adequate to the task of governing a diverse and complex society? Is there hope for improving the terms of political debate? What steps might we take in this direction?

Panelists to be announced soon.  For more information contact John Uglietta ugliettj@gvsu.edu.

 

  1. New Unit Head Budget Orientation

There is a New UH/Interim UH budget orientation meeting scheduled for Weds. Sept 7 in B106 MAK from 1:30 to 3:00 pm.  For more information, contact Pat Haynes.

 

  1. Grandparents, Grandkids, Grand Valley (G3) camp needs more faculty participants

Reminder: The September 16 deadline to sign up for the G3 camp will allow the Regional Math & Science Center to successfully promote the first ever Grandparents, Grandkids, Grand Valley camp to campers in time for the holidays.  Thanks to those who have already signed up.  In particular, the camps still needs faculty in the humanities, arts and social sciences.  Contact Margo Dill dillm@gvsu.edu.

 

  1. CLAS Important Dates

 

 

Important Dates Event Location
Sept. 7 New UH/Interim UH budget orientation meeting B106 MAK Sept. 14 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Sept. 15 The Lost Art of Democratic Debate? A Panel Discussion   4:00pm; KC 2215/2216 Sept. 16 CLAS Research Colloquium 308 PAD, 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Sept. 16 Deadline for Grandparents, Grandkids, Grand Valley (G3) camp -faculty in all disciplines welcome For information, contact Margo Dill in the RMSC
Sept. 22 Michael Sandel, Distinguished Academic lecturer, Fall Arts Celebration 2nd Floor -EC, 7:00 p.m. Sept. 28 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Sept. 29 Fall Sabbatical Forum 308 PAD, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Sept. 30 Request for promotion or early tenure during W2012 Personnel Action Submit your completed form to dean's office (B-4-232 MAK)
Oct. 1 Faculty Award Nomination Packets B-4-232 MAK Oct. 8 CLAS Alumni Board meeting   Oct. 10 Midterms begin.  Banner opens for Midterm grading   Oct.12 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC Oct. 14 CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium 2:30-5:00pm. 308 PAD

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