College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Unit Head Mailing 1-19-10

1.      CLAS Inclusion Plan


2.     Haiti Events and Requests


3.     Udall Scholarship Campus Deadline 2-15-10


4.     CLAS Important Dates 




1.    CLAS Inclusion Plan  - Dean Antczak

The CLAS Inclusion Plan is now available on the CLAS Web site.  Thanks are due to the volunteer members of the CLAS Grassroots Inclusion Taskforce (GrIT) as well as the CLAS Faculty Council, CLAS Student Advisory Committee, CLAS Staff Advisory Committee and CLAS Alumni Board whose members provided advice on the draft.  Their service will result in an increasingly vibrant and inviting environment for all of the extended GVSU community.  GrIT was served by

Petra Alsoofy, Student

Jeanine Anderson, Student

Peter Anderson, Classics

Samantha Andrus-Henry, School of Communications

Frederick J. Antczak, CLAS

Rebecca Bolen, Student

Kathleen Blumreich, English

Amanda Cuevas, formerly of the CLAS Academic Advising Center

Lindsay Ellis, English

Monica Johnstone, CLAS

Ben Knight, Student

Nancy K. Mack, Mathematics

Karen Meyers, Regional Math & Science Center           

Louis Moore, History

Keith Oliver, Physics

Paul Stephenson, Statistics

Donna St. Louis, Student

Mark Williams, Music


2.    Haiti Events and Requests – message from Mark Schaub

Hi all:

There is a new FOAP established for Haiti relief.  This is meant to be a short-term thing only, and while of course Haiti will need relief efforts in years to come (just as it did before the quake), we envision that after two weeks we'll forward the donations on to the relief orgs. and then direct donors to give directly to the relief organizations and not through GVSU.


GVSU (temporary) Haiti Relief Fund

A new designated fund, Haiti Relief, has been created in Banner.  The number is 120986 45500 300.  Gary Van Harn in our office can assist with getting funds into that acct. and will coordinate closing that account by the end of Feb.


What PIC is doing

PIC is coordinating one educational and fundraising event for Tuesday, 19 Jan., 5 pm in Louis Armstrong Performing Arts Theatre. And we are coordinating short-term collection points in 8 places across Allendale and DeVos campuses. 


What We are Not Doing

Adding many collection points. Several units have asked for additional collection points and we have advised them to by all means do this, and maintain vigilance in security of the donations, and then get the funds to Gary Van Harn for deposit. We are not directly planning additional fundraising events but applaud student and campus organizations that do.  There is much evidence that the best way to assist is through cash donations, not collections of materials (eg., used clothing, etc.) because of the logistical nightmare of delivery and distribution.


The Relief Organizations

The PIC drive is aimed at Partners in Health (www.pih.org), because of its track record of efficiency and success, its involvement in higher education, and the great books relating to that effort (e.g., T. Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains or Paul Farmer's Pathologies of Power). We're also giving to the GR-based "Rays of Hope for Haiti," which is participating in the Tuesday event and has a good reputation for good in Haiti, with strong connections there and to the Haitian immigrant community in Kent County.  Red Cross and countless other great organizations are just as worthy, so by all means give to any of them. Just give.


Thanks for the support in the generous and compassionate GVSU community.


3.    Udall Scholarship Campus Deadline 2-15-10 (attachment) – message from Amanda Cuevas             
Dear Colleagues:

I hope your Winter 2010 semester is off to a great start! My name is Amanda Cuevas and I am writing to you as the Director of our brand new Office of Fellowships (126 NMH) located in the Frederik Meijer Honors College to let you know about the upcoming February 15, 2010 campus deadline for the Morris K. Udall Scholarship Program. Below and attached are more details about the award and the application process. I thank you in advance for sharing this information with faculty, staff and/or eligible students within your college or department. 

Student applications and supporting materials must be submitted to me by Monday, February 15, 2010.  Interested students are encouraged to contact me with questions about the award and/or application process either by e-mailing me at
cuevasam@gvsu.edu or by calling the Frederik Meijer Honors College at 331-3219 to schedule an appointment to meet with me.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to working with you and our students!



4.    CLAS Important Dates      

Important Dates



Jan. 21

CLAS Research Colloquium

308 PAD, 2:30-5:00

Jan. 22

Student Summer Scholars applications due


Jan. 25

Student Scholars Day application opens


Feb. 1

Faculty submit FAR’s to UH


Feb. 3

Unit Head Meeting

2215/2216 KC

Feb. 4

Faculty Awards Convocation

Loosemore Auditorium (4:00 p.m.)

Feb. 5

Niemeyer Awards Nominations due

Electronically to laugc@gvsu.edu

Feb. 12

Materials for W10 Contract Renewal due to CPC


Feb. 12

Student Scholars Day Registration Closes


Feb. 15

Facilities Requests Due


Feb. 17

Unit Head Meeting

2215/2216 KC

Feb. 18

CLAS Research Colloquium

308 PAD, 2:30-5:00

Feb. 22

Banner Opens for mid-term grading


Feb. 26

Materials for W10 Promotion/tenure due to CPC




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