College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Unit Head Mailing 9-30-08  


1.      Flu Prevention Program

2.      Business College offers ‘Special Events – Financial Crisis on Wall Street’

3.      Request for Information from CLAS Academic Advising Center – Betty Schaner

4.      CLAS Important Dates




1.      Flu Prevention Program (attachment)

2. Business College offers ‘Special Events – Financial Crisis on Wall Street’

Grand Rapids Business Community Event

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 
"Historic Financial Crisis: A West Michigan Conversation"  
7:30 a.m. - Breakfast, Hager Lubbers Exhibition Hall 
8:00 a.m. - Panel Presentations and Q&A - Loosemore Auditorium, DeVos Center


Larry Blose, Associate Professor of Finance, Seidman College of Business
Paul Isely, Chair, Economics Department, Seidman College of Business
Dan Giedeman, Associate Professor of Economics, Seidman College of Business
Michael Hampton, Vice President, Investments, Raymond James & Associates Mitch Stapley, Managing Director, Fixed Income Strategies, Fifth Third Asset Management
Jon Chism, Audit Partner, Plante & Moran
Moderator:  Professor Sri Sundaram, Chair, Finance Department

Allendale Campus event for GVSU Faculty and Staff

Thursday, October 2, 2008
"Survival in a Financial Meltdown"
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Pere Marquette Room, Kirkhof Center
Beverages and cookies will be provided


Gregg Dimkoff, Professor of Finance, Seidman College of Business

An advisor from TIAA-CREF will also be available to answer questions.


3. A Request for Information from the CLAS Academic Advising Center

In an effort to provide outreach to our first year students who are living off campus, the CLAS Academic Advising Center has been asked to coordinate efforts for our college to find ways to connect these students to the university. Data shows some persistence issues with these students and the university is seeking ways to decrease the number of these students who leave after their first semester or first year at GVSU. In order to avoid any duplication of efforts, we need to know what mechanisms your department currently has in place to communicate to your first year students.

What information, if any, is mailed/emailed to them upon declaring your major?

What additional information do you share with your students via email or mail - events, advising information, student groups, etc.


If possible, could you please email this information to Betty Schaner by Monday, October 6. Thank you!



4. CLAS Important Dates


Important Dates





Sept. 29- Oct. 8

Call for Nominations for CLAS Governance


Oct. 1

Unit Head Meeting (continue discussion on time to graduation)

3:00-5:00, 2215/2216 KC

Oct. 1

Budget Requests for 2009-2010

Pat Haynes, B-4-232 MAK

Oct. 6

Workload Reports

Electronic to Pam Kellogg (no hard copy required)

Oct. 7

Art Gallery Exhibit, Fall Arts Celebration

5:00-7:00, Art Gallery, PAC

Oct. 10 – Oct. 17

On-Line Voting

Deadline - Oct. 17, 5 p.m.

Oct. 10

Distinguished Alumni-In-Residence Luncheon*


Oct. 11


1030 a.m.-6:00 p.m Kirkhof Center locations

Oct. 13-15

NCA Accreditation

Open Forum Dates – see attachment

Oct. 15

Facilities Requests due (form)

B-4-232 MAK

Oct. 20

Round 1 Schedule Due

Dean’s Office (electronic [Pam Kellogg] and hard copy [B-4-232 MAK])

Oct. 22

Unit Head Meeting (What Counts As Scholarship?)

3:00-5:00, 2215/2216 KC

Oct. 23

Webinar – Faculty Collegiality: A Tourniquet for a Hemorrhaging Department

1:00-2:00 p.m., B-2-226 MAK

Oct. 24

Oct. 25

Dance Stars Across America, Fall Arts Celebration

8:00 p.m. Louis Armstrong Theatre

2:00 p.m. Louis Armstrong Theatre

Oct. 29

Poetry Night, Fall Arts Celebration

7:00 p.m. Eberhard Center

Oct. 31

CLAS Casual Costume Friday


Oct. 31

Out of the Box Discussions – sponsored by CLAS Faculty Council and CLAS Development Committee

Registration is now open

8:00-10:00, 2270 KC

* By invitation only

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