College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Unit Head Mailing 10-19-10

1.    GVSU Fall Arts Celebration Poetry Night  

2.    Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters

3.   Nationally Competitive Awards for Science, Math and Engineering Students Information Session

4.  James Kofi Annan and Campus Sustainability Week

5.  Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest 2011 –deadline 12-6

 6. Summer Faculty Exchange Program Opportunity

 7. CLAS Important Dates

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1.    GVSU Fall Arts Celebration Poetry Night (attachment)-Patricia Clark

Please join us on October 21, 2010, An Evening of Poetry and Conversation with Bob Hicok and Carolyn Forché. The attachment includes further details about the poets and the event. As always this event is free and open to the public. Hope you can join us.

~Patricia

2.  Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters (attachment)

The deadline for the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters call for papers is March 11, 2011. Further detail are in the attachment.

3.  Nationally Competitive Awards for Science, Math and Engineering Students Information Session- Office of Fellowships

Wednesday, October 27th
7-8 p.m.
Manitou Hall 102

We will share information about nationally competitive funding opportunities for summer research, education and study abroad, and discuss the next steps required to pursue such opportunities. Programs to be briefly introduced include the Morris K. Udall Scholarship, the Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, the DoD SMART Scholarship, and more. A full description and links to all of these opportunities can be found on the Office of Fellowships website www.gvsu.edu/fellowship, under the Award Opportunities tab, click Math, Science & Engineering.

Please encourage your students and faculty to attend to learn more about these potential opportunities. For special accommodations and to RSVP, please call 331-3219 or e-mail fellowships@gvsu.edu by October 26th.

An information packet has been sent through campus mail to display in your respective offices. Additionally, links to event publicity are listed below:

Event Flyer: http://www.gvsu.edu/cms3/assets/A91F403B-E686-1C5E-64719E4FC52D270A/workshops/stem_info_session_flyer_oct_2010.pdf

Slide for In-Class Announcement: http://www.gvsu.edu/fellowship/workshops-21.htm  (scroll to bottom of webpage)

Thanks,

Amanda

 

4. James Kofi Annan (attachment) and Campus Sustainability Week – Bart Bartels

To kick off Campus Sustainability Week we have a speaker from Ghana that will tell his incredible story; from the time he was sold by his parents into slavery, to his escape, and finally his battle to ban the practice.  James Kofi Annan will speak at the Loosemore Auditorium on Oct. 27 at 7:00.  Please check out the link for his CNN interview and the attached flyer for more information.  Feel free to forward.

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/africa/05/19/ghana.school.child.slavery/index.html?iref=allsearch

Cheers,

Bart Bartels, LEED G.A.

Project Manager

Sustainable Community Development  Initiative

 

5.  Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest 2011 –deadline 12-6, 2010 – Office of Fellowships

Please share with GVSU registered undergraduate full-time juniors or seniors in your respective area(s). All disciplines are eligible.

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest 2011 is accepting submissions from students across the U.S. through December 6, 2010. The first prize winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize. As part of the submission of materials, students must submit a completed entry form signed by both the student and faculty sponsor and a letter from the Registrar's Office (on school stationary, verifying eligibility). Applicants should plan accordingly.

Full essay contest guidelines, FAQs, past winners and other helpful information can be found on-line at http://www.eliewieselfoundation.org/prizeinethics.aspx .

Poster: http://www.eliewieselfoundation.org/CM_Images/000/10/EP%20Student%20Guidelines%20and%20Entry%20Form%202011%20Final%20Draft.pdf

Amanda Cuevas, M.A.

Director, Office of Fellowships

 

6.   Summer Faculty Exchange Program Opportunity (attachment) – Gary Stark

CLAS faculty who are interested in teaching in the summer faculty exchange program with the University of Education in Schwäbisch-Gmünd, Germany, should complete the attached application and submit it to the Dean's office by November 19. Faculty who submitted applications last year and wish to be considered again this year should contact me, as should anyone with questions.

~Gary

7. CLAS Important Dates

Important Dates

Event

Location

Oct. 19

Mid-term grades due on Banner by noon

 

Oct. 20

Unit Head Meeting (3:00-5:00)

2215/2216 KC

Oct. 26

Inclusion Advocate Meeting (required to maintain certification)

2:00 - 4:00 pm, 119 CHS - Hager Auditorium

Oct. 28

Out of the Box Workshop sponsored by CLAS Faculty Council

11:30-1:00, 2266 KC

Nov. 1

Sabbatical proposals due to Dean’s office

 

B-4-232 MAK

Nov. 3

Unit Head Meeting (3:00-5:00)

2215/2216 KC

Nov. 15

Out of the Box Workshop sponsored by CLAS Faculty Council

2270 KC

Nov. 15

Staffing Plans for Winter 2011

kelloggp@gvsu.edu

Nov. 17

Unit Head Meeting (3:00-5:00)

2215/2216 KC

Nov. 19

CLAS Research Colloquium

2:30-5:00/308 PAD

Nov. 22

CLAS Teaching Showcase

11:00-1:00, GRR-KC

Nov. 22

Draft Winter 2011 contract letters to UH

 

Nov. 24

Draft Winter 2011 contract letters returned

 Dean’s office

Nov. 25-26

Thanksgiving Holiday Break

 

 

 

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