College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Unit Head Mailing 3-24-09   

1.    Roundtable on Veterans Programs  

2.    President Obama's First 100 Days: A Debate   

3.    CLAS Important Dates   

1.     Roundtable on Veterans Programs


There are roundtables for staff and faculty on veterans programs scheduled for April 6 at 1pm and April 14 at 3pm in KC room 2266.


2.    President Obama’s First 100 Days: A Debate


Katrina vanden Heuvel vs. Rich Lowry


April 2, 2009, 7:00 PM

Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI


Join Grand Valley's Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at the Fountain Street Church for a debate between The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel and National Review's Rich Lowry.

There's no question that President Barack Obama's is a historic presidency at a critical moment.  On the bicentennial year of the Great Emancipator's birth, the first African-American president took the oath of office with his hand on Lincoln's bible.  President Obama came to the White House in the midst of the worst economic crisis in sixty years, with two ongoing wars and urgent pressure to restructure enormous federal social programs, significantly reform health care and education, and combat global climate change.  If a president needs to face great challenges and crises to be counted among America's pantheon of political heroes, Barack Obama has an opportunity to earn his place.


But is President Obama up to the challenge?  To this point, has he handled well the economic downturn?  Has he been a successful commander-in-chief?  Has he kept his promises to change politics in Washington, and to meet -- head on -- the many needed reforms that presidents have only talked about for decades?  These are among the questions vanden Heuvel and Lowry will debate on April 2, seventy days into the 44th president's term.


To RSVP, visit www.allpresidents.org or call the Hauenstein Center at (616) 331-2770.



3.   CLAS Important Dates

Important Dates



Mar. 26

Draft S09 contracts to UH


Mar. 27

Draft S09 contracts due to College office


April 1

Affiliate faculty recommendations due


April 1

CLAS Sabbatical Showcase and CLAS Spring College Meeting

11-:00-2:00 (GRR-KC*)

April 3

Year End Equipment Requests due


April 6

Awards Banquet


April 8

Student Scholarship Day


April 8

Unit Head Meeting

(3:00-5:00)Alumni House

April 13

Projections for Year End Close due


April 17

Year End Allocations by dean


 *Note location change

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