College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Unit Head Mailing 5-5-09   

1.   Blackboard NG Workshop

2.  Follow-up Message from Nancy Ruppert, GR Convention and Visitors Bureau

3. CLAS Important Dates   

1.         Blackboard NG Workshop – Mary Schutten

I attended the Bb NG workshop and our IT has put together an impressive list of mini tutorials as well as a quick reference guide.  This site should be on each syllabus to help students as well. Also, the recommended browser is Mozilla Firefox not IExplorer.




2.         Follow-up Message from Nancy Ruppert, GR Convention and Visitors Bureau

Thank you all for your time during my presentation at your April meeting.  Because 80% of all regional and national conventions that come to Grand Rapids are initially contacted through a local chapter member, I really need your help.  If you have a name of an association that you would like me to research and pursue the convention for Grand Rapids, will you please take a few minutes and visit,   You will find a form that you can fill out and send back to me about your group.  I will then look into what it would take to host the groups’ convention here in our city.  Let’s work together and Bring It To Grand Rapids!


3.         CLAS Important Dates

Important Dates



May 6

Academic Unit Heads/Directors/Deans (only) Meeting

(3:00-4:00) 2215/2216 KC

July 31

Send Teaching Liberal Education Pieces: additional content for CLAS Web site

Aug. 19

New Faculty Orientation


Aug. 19

CLAS New Faculty Social

Alumni House

Aug. 20

New Faculty Orientation

Pew Campus

Aug. 25

Unit Head Retreat


Aug. 26

FTLC Conference


Aug. 27

CLAS Faculty and Staff Meeting

TBA-followed by lunch

Aug. 28

Convocation/University Picnic


Aug. 31

Fall Classes Begin




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