College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  Unit Head Mailing 2-17-09   

1.    Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society   

2.    Alumni Honors Announced     

3.    CLAS Important Dates     

  1. Omicron Delta Kappa Nation Leadership Honor Society

Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society (ODK) seeks applicants for membership in the GVSU Circle. Applications are due this Friday, February 20. Applications are available online at this link Application W09.doc   (or the "Resources and Forms" section of )

For more information about the national society, visit .

Membership in Omicron Delta Kappa is open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students who rank in the upper 35% academically of their respective college (approximately a 3.3 cumulative GPA). Faculty and staff who are not yet members are also encouraged to apply.

Members must show a record of leadership in one or more of the following phases of campus life:

·         Scholarship

·         Athletics

·         Social Service/Religious Activities/Campus Government

·         Journalism, Speech and the Mass Media

·         Creative and Performing Arts

Student applicants must have an endorsement from a GVSU faculty member in their academic program.   Membership Selection occurs in October and February of each year and up to 3% of the full-time student body may be initiated.

Thank you for sharing this opportunity with our outstanding students!

Michelle Burke, APR
Associate Director of Student Life

2.  Alumni Honors Announced

Congratulations to these honorees from our alumni and faculty:

·         Distinguished Alumni Award to be presented to Dr. Louisa Anne Stark, BS in Biology 1979, on April 24/25, 2009

·      Distinguished Alumni Award to be presented to John Beyrle, BA in French 1975, on December 11/12, 2009

·      Outstanding Educator Award to be presented to Steve Mattox on April 24/25, 2009

·         Young Alumni Award to be presented to Michael Judd, B.A. in Film in Video 1999, on October 3, 2009

3.    CLAS Important Dates

Important Dates



Feb. 17

Recommended Sabbaticals approval by Board of Trustees


Feb. 19

CLAS Research Colloquium

308 PAD, 2:30-5:00

Feb. 20

Dr. Vincent Tinto

GRR, KC,1:30 p.m.

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


Mar. 2-6

Spring Break



AP Award Nominations due


Mar. 13

UH Summaries for Salary Evaluations due

B-4-232 MAK

Mar. 16

CLAS Service Award Nomination due


Mar. 16

S09 staffing Plans due

B-4-232 MAK

Mar. 18

UH Meeting

2215/2216 KC

Mar. 19

CLAS Research Colloquium

308 PAD, 2:30-5:00

Mar. 21

MI Regional Science Olympiad

Allendale Campus

Mar. 26

Draft S09 contracts to UH


Mar. 27

Draft S09 contracts due to dean’s office



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