College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Unit Head Mailing 9-21-10

1.     Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) seeking abstract submissions

2.     Receiving annoying calls, email, mail, etc. for ‘background check’ services?

3.      2011 Teaching Professor Conference-Call for Proposals

4.     Crude Oil Contamination in the Shallow Subsurface, lecture 

5.      CLAS Important Dates


1.     Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) seeking abstract submissions – Jann Joseph

In the Spring of 2011 the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 15th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. This event will help members of Congress understand the importance of undergraduate research by talking directly with the students whom these programs impact.
 
CUR is calling for students of member institutions to submit an abstract of their research that represents any of CUR's disciplinary divisions (Arts and Humanities, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Health Sciences, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences). In order to ensure proper review of applications, the above are the only disciplines that may apply.  Should your research be inter-disciplinary, please select the division that most closely describes your research.

Abstract submissions will only be accepted by using our on-line submission form.  Prior to submitting the form, students should gather the contact information for all co-authors, advisors and sponsors (if applicable), prepare a short vitae/resume, and poster abstract. 
Please note that CUR membership is required to submit an application. (GVSU is a CUR member) 


For more information about the Posters on the Hill program, please visit http://www.cur.org/postersession.html


 2.  Receiving annoying calls, email, mail, etc. for ‘background check’ services? – Bob Hendersen

 

Have other Unit Heads complained to you about the barrage of emails, phone calls, and mail we have been receiving from vendors of background check services?  The latest annoyingly persistent sales rep claims that 16 other GVSU departments are using his services.

 

It might be useful to remind Unit Heads that background checks, when necessary, can and should be done through GVSU's HRO, which contracts for the services from reliable providers.  Many of the background checks that are required (e.g., for placing students in internships or in student teaching) are done by the placement site.  When departments need to do their own background checks, HRO is the way to go.  Sue Lindrup can walk people through the process.  I suspect not everyone knows that HRO provides this service.

 

~Bob

 

 3. 2011 Teaching Professor Conference-Call for Proposals (attachment) – Gary Stark

Take a moment to look over some interesting topic areas for faculty.

~Gary

 

4. Crude Oil Contamination in the Shallow Subsurface, lecture  (attachment)

Monday, Sept. 27th at 4pm

Lecture Hall Loutit 101

 

5.  CLAS Important Dates      

Important Dates

Event

Location

Sept. 22

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

2215/2216 KC

Sept. 25

CLAS Alumni Board Meeting*

 

Sept. 29

Personnel Policy/Procedure Training

3:00-5:00/2263 KC

Sept. 30

 Nomination form for Winter 2011 promotion/early tenure due

B-4-232 MAK

Sept. 30

Jill Ker-Conway-Guest lecturer – Fall Arts Celebration

Eberhard Center, 2nd fl, Pew Campus

Sept. 30

Sabbatical Proposal Writing Forum

3:30-5:00, 308 PAD

Oct. 1

Faculty Award Nomination Packets

B-4-243 MAK

Oct. 1

Budget Requests Due

Pat Haynes

(electronic only)

Oct. 1

Out of the Box Workshop sponsored by CLAS Faculty Council

9:00-11:00, 2270 KC

Oct. 6

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

2215/2216 KC

Oct. 8

Distinguished Alumni-In-Residence Luncheon*

 

Oct. 9

CLAS Mindgating (Experiencing Science)

 

Oct. 11

Midterm Exams begin

 

Oct. 11

Round 1 Schedule due to UH (tentative)

 

Oct. 15

CLAS Research Colloquium

2:30-5:00/308 PAD

Oct. 15

Sabbatical Proposals due to UH

 

Oct. 15

Space Request due

 

Oct. 18

Round 1 schedule due back to Dean’s office

kelloggp@gvsu.edu (hard copy and electronic)

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)

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

 *by invitation only

 

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