College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Unit Head Mailing 1-27-09   

1.     Awards Banquet and Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremonies


2.     Liberal Education Academy for 2009-2010

3.  CLAS Important Dates   


1.    Awards Banquet and Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremonies (attachment)


Dr. Nancy Giardina asked that we forward you the attached memo and reports regarding the 2009 Awards Banquet & Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremonies.  The requested deadline for department responses is Friday - February 13, 2009.   Distribution of this information will be by email.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact them at 331-3588.


2.  Liberal Education Academy for 2009-2010 – message from Darren Walhof


I want to draw your attention to the announcement from the Pew FTLC regarding the Liberal Education Academy for 2009-2010. Faculty members chosen to participate will commit to a year in which they study one of their courses in the context of liberal education, and then develop, carry out, and report on a project that derives from the study. Those who complete the reports will receive $500 for professional development. CLAS is allowed to send up to four faculty members. Please encourage faculty in your unit who might benefit from this program to apply. Applications are due in the CLAS Dean's office by February 15.


More information available here: http://www.gvsu.edu/ftlc/index.cfm?id=FE1F649E-CD2A-A148-6E1EC0ECB95ECC73  Application form available here: http://www.gvsu.edu/ftlc/index.cfm?id=604ACC28-E214-5300-D0C9DAE6AE30AF3A


Darren Walhof

Associate Professor of Political Science

3.   CLAS Important Dates

Important Dates



Jan. 28

Data on Dept. Diversity Initiatives


Feb. 2

Faculty Activity Reports due

To Unit Heads

Feb. 5

Faculty Awards Convocation

4:00 Loosemore Auditorium/DEV

Feb. 6

Submissions for Niemeyer Awards due

Electronic only to Laugc@gvsu.edu

Feb. 9

W09 materials for contract renewal due

To CLAS Personnel Committee

Feb. 11

Unit Head Meeting

2263 KC (note location change)

Feb. 13

Student Scholarship Day registration closes


Feb. 13

Student Awards Nominations due


Feb. 14

Awards of Distinction Student Scholarship Competition


Feb. 15

Facilities Requests Due

wicklunp@gvsu.edu (taken through 2-16-09)

Feb. 17

Recommended Sabbaticals approval by Board of Trustees


Feb. 19

CLAS Research Colloquium

308 PAD, 2:30-5:00

Feb. 20

Banner Opens for Mid-Term Grading


Feb. 21

Awards of Distinction Student Scholarship Competition


Feb. 23

W09 Materials for Tenure or Promotion Due

To CLAS Personnel Committee

Feb. 24

Banner Closes for Mid-Term Grading



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