College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Unit Head Mailing 9-9-09

1.    David Bauer 1-on-1 Grants Consultations

2.    West Michigan Undergraduate Science Research Conference

3.    Insurance coverage for personal items

4.     CLAS Important Dates      

1.            David Bauer 1- on – 1 Grants Consultations

Upcoming training opportunity sponsored by Grants Development and Administration on Monday, September 28, 2009.

Limited space available contact grants@gvsu.edu or 331-6826


2.            West Michigan Undergraduate Science Research Conference (attachment)– Message from Mark Staves

Registration is now open for the West Michigan Undergraduate Science Research Conference which will be held on Saturday, October 31 at the Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids (poster attached).

The conference is free but registration is mandatory please follow this link for registration: 

The registration deadline is October 12.  This year there is a place to upload an abstract and all registrants will receive an email confirmation of their registration.

Thank you for sharing this information with your faculty.


3.            Insurance Coverage for Personal Items – Message from Mick Doxey, Director of Business Services

A recent sprinkler problem in PAD caused damage in some faculty offices and raised questions as to what personal items are or are not covered by university insurance. According to Mike Doxey in the Business Office:

In general, personal items are not covered by University insurance.  These should be covered by personal homeowners or other coverage.

With regard to damage as a result of an incident such as a fire or sprinkler malfunction, the University does have coverage for property of others.  The people affected by the recent water incident have been asked for a list of damaged items by the Facilities team.

Please let me know if you have other question.


4.            CLAS Important Dates      

Important Dates



Sept. 14

Schedule Training Meeting

2215/2216 KC, 9:00 A.M.

Sept. 16

Unit Head Meeting

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

Sept. 17

Tenure/promotion dinner (by invitation)

Alumni House

Sept. 18

CLAS Research Colloquium

308 PAD, 2:30-5:00 P.M.

Sept. 22

Rashid Khalidi-Guest Lecturer-Fall Arts Celebration

EC, 2nd Floor, 7:00 P.M.

Sept. 28

Hot Topics In Human Genetics

Loosemore Auditorium, 7:00 P.M.

   Sept. 30

Nomination form for promotion/tenure due

B-4-232 MAK

Oct. 1

Budget Requests due for 2010-2011

B-4-232 MAK, Pat Haynes

Oct. 1

Faculty Award Nomination Packets (Pew awards and Outstanding Teacher)

B-4-232 MAK

Oct. 3

CLAS Alumni Board Meeting


Oct. 12-16

Mid Term Week


Nov. 1*

Distinguished Contribution to a Discipline Award Nominations

R&D Committee (301C DEV)

Nov. 1*

Outstanding University Service Award Nominations

Office of the Provost


*Since Nov. 1 falls on a Sunday, we have been assured these offices will accept nominations on Nov. 2.

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