College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 
 
Unit Head Mailing 1-8-08
 
1) Majors Fair (attached)
2) Your Public Event Recorded for Free
3) Summer Internship Opportunity
4) National Endowment for the Humanities
5) Scholarship Accomplishments for NCA
6) Young Alumni Award
7) CLAS Important Dates
 
1) Majors Fair – see attached.
2) Your Public Event Recorded for Free
The Audio Production 1 class (CBR 281) is looking for on-campus public events we can record during the first half of the winter semester. We will come to your event with a state of the art digital audio recorder and make a high quality recording of your event. You will receive a copy of the recording on CD and in MP3 format.
 
If your department is programming a lecture, performance, or panel discussion that could be recorded in the first half of this semester, please contact John Schmit at schmitj@gvsu.edu
 
3) Summer Internship Opportunity –
There is still time for faculty and students to secure a paid summer internship for 2008. Discipline(s):   computer science, engineering, earth or geosciences, health physics, materials science, mathematics, molecular/radiation, biology, performance and risk assessments, physical sciences, statistics-related. For further information or to apply today www.orau.org/nrc.
 
4) National Endowment for the Humanities
 
Summer Seminars & Institutes
Link: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/seminars.html
 
These grants support national faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers, and for college and university teachers. Seminars and institutes may be as short as two weeks or as long as six weeks. The duration of a program should allow for full and thorough treatment of the topic.
 
Due date: March 3, 2008
 
5) Scholarship Accomplishments for NCA
Julie Guevara, in putting together the NCA Accreditation Report, has requested that CLAS provide a list of our faculty's top scholarly accomplishments over the last five years: She wants 20 examples of the best CLAS scholarship over the last 5 years: books from distinguished presses, articles placed in leading journals and oft-cited, textbooks that are used at other universities, grants that made a significant difference, etc. I'm asking for between two and four examples from every department. Please email them to Cindy Laug under the title "NCA Scholarship Examples." Please send them along by Friday, January 11, 2008, please.
~Fred
 
6) Young Alumni Award
As the faculty representative to the GVSU Alumni Association, I would like to encourage everyone to consider nominating a former student for the newest Young Alumni Award. I am sure each of us can think of a recent GVSU graduate who is highly deserving of recognition for his or her outstanding personal and professional accomplishments. If you are in contact with a former student who is off to a quick and impressive start on his or her career path please help us recognize their notable accomplishments! IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO NOMINATE!!
Nominations are currently being accepted for the new GVSU Alumni Association Young Alumni Award. The award recognizes alumni who have made outstanding contributions to society, and whose accomplishments and careers reflect favorably upon Grand Valley. Nominations may be made by alumni, faculty, or staff and must be received by January 14, 2008. Simply complete an online nomination form at http://www.gvsu.edu/alumni/?fuseaction=home.young_alumni_nominate, or call (616) 331-3590. Please, start off the new year by celebrating the successes of your former students.
 
Sincerely,
 
Kathleen A. Bailey
Professor
Faculty Representative, GVSU Alumni Association
 
 
7) CLAS Important Dates
 
Important Dates
 
Event
 
Location
Jan. 7
Winter 2008 Personnel Materials
Due to Departments
Jan. 8
Data of faculty serving on Community/local boards
 
Jan. 9
UH Meeting
204 KC
Jan. 11
Scholarship Accomplishments for NCA
Cindy Laug – laugc@gvsu.edu
 
Jan. 12
Awards of Distinction Student Scholarship Competition
 
Jan. 18
Deadline Summer Student Scholars
 
Jan. 23
UH Meeting
215/216 KC
Jan. 24
CLAS Research Colloquium
308 PAD
Jan. 26
Super Science Saturday
Padnos Hall
Jan. 26
Awards of Distinction Student Scholarship Competition
 
Jan. 28
Student Scholarship Day Registration Opens
 
Feb. 1
FAR’s due to Unit Head
 
Feb. 6
UH Meeting
215/216 KC
Feb. 7
Faculty Awards Convocation
 
Feb. 9
Awards of Distinction Student Scholarship Competition
 
Feb. 11
W08 materials contract renewal
Due to CPC
Feb. 15
Facilities Request Due
 
Feb. 16
Awards of Distinction Student Scholarship Competition
 
Feb. 18
U of M graduate programs night
GRR-KC, 4:00-8:30
Feb. 20
UH Meeting
204 KC
Feb. 21
CLAS Research Colloquium
308 PAD
Feb. 25
W08 materials tenure/promotion
Due to CPC
Feb. 26
Mid-term Grades Due
 
 
 

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