Weekly Mailing to Tenure line, Affiliate, Visitors, Administrative Professionals, and Professional Support Staff in CLAS
CLAS Weekly Mailing 03-09-22
The Steering Committee for the GVSU Arts Celebration invites CLAS faculty and staff to participate in a brainstorming session about the future of the Arts Celebration. We’re interested in your ideas about the role of the arts at GVSU and what the Arts Celebration series can do to showcase the arts at GVSU and in the larger West Michigan community. The meeting will be held via Zoom from 9-11 a.m. on Friday, March 18.
The Laker Venture Grant application deadline is March 15 - Lakers Venture Grant Program - Center for Undergraduate Scholar Engagement - Grand Valley State University (gvsu.edu). Please encourage students with great ideas for summer projects to apply!
The Lakers Venture Grant award enables an undergraduate student to propose an intensive research, scholarly, or creative project to be conducted or created during the Spring/Summer semester. Awards will be made based on the quality of the proposals. Each award includes up to $2,000 for travel costs and incidentals directly associated with the project (for example: museum passes, least-cost short-term accommodation at the research site, transportation to the research location). The Lakers Venture Grant award is intended to support travel to and then engagement in an independent research/inquiry experience that could not be accomplished on campus.
The Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship 2022 (for graduate school support) has a GVSU internal deadline of March 18. See Scholarships and Awards - Phi Kappa Phi - Grand Valley State University (gvsu.edu) for the application portal and for more information about the GVSU nomination process.
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi currently awards 54 Fellowships of $8,500 each, six at $20,000 each, and two at $35,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each active Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards. The Fellowship Program annually provides funding to first-year graduate students who are pursuing post-baccalaureate degrees across all academic disciplines. Endorsed by their local chapter, Phi Kappa Phi Fellows go on to study at some of the nation’s top graduate schools.
The Samvid Scholars applications (for two years of support for graduate study) are due March 31: Samvid Scholars - Samvid Ventures. This is a new, prestigious award. The selection criteria include academic excellence, leadership, service focus, bias toward action and grit. Applicants should be planning to pursue full-time graduate programs in the U.S. in one of the following programs: MD, MBA, JD, MPP/MPA, MPH, EdD, MS/MA in social sciences or STEM. Minimum GPA is 3.5.
The Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Award is open with a March 15 deadline: Study Abroad (phikappaphi.org)
Many of the big fellowships open this spring with mid-August internal deadlines and early fall external deadlines. Send high-achieving students to Brenda Tooley (Center for Undergraduate Scholar Engagement). Current juniors are the earliest possible eligible applicants (they’ll work on their essays over the summer between junior and senior years) – and expressions of interest from current seniors, grad students, and GVSU alumni are welcome.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program will open at the end of March with a GVSU deadline of August 16, 2022 (and an external deadline in early October) (U.S. Fulbright Program - Homepage (fulbrightonline.org))
The Mitchell Scholarship (for graduate study in Ireland) will open in April with a GVSU deadline of August 16, 2022 (and an external deadline in late September) (The Mitchell Scholarship | US-Ireland Alliance)
The Marshall Scholarship (for graduate study in the United Kingdom) will open in early June with a GVSU deadline of August 16, 2022 (and an external deadline in late September) (Apply - Marshall Scholarships)
The Rangel and Pickering Fellowships (for graduate study leading to State Department employment) will open in April with late September deadlines. See Overview & Eligibility – Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program (rangelprogram.org) and Graduate Fellowship | Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program (pickeringfellowship.org)
The Rhodes Fellowship will open in early July with a GVSU notification date of intent to apply of May 27 and draft completion date of August 16, 2022. The external deadline is Wednesday, October 5, 2022. See Applying for the Scholarship | The Rhodes Scholarships (ox.ac.uk)
Anytime Faculty can self-submit an item for the FORUM. [email protected]
Each Day All members of the GVSU community must fill out the online self-assessment each day they are on campus. (VAT)
Mar. 6 – 13 Spring Break. CLAS College office is open.
Mar. 9 Date by which unit head submits electronic FARs, CVs, and Unit Head Summaries to Dean’s office (Tracy McLenithan).
May 9 Classes begin first 6 and 12 weeks
Mar. 15 CLAS Award Nominations due to Dean’s Office (Kristin Winfrey)
Mar. 15 Spring/Summer Staffing Plans due to the Dean’s Office
Mar. 21 Open Registration Begins
Mar. 21 Advanced Registration for SS22, F22 and W23 begins
Mar. 30 Deadline for nominations to Full Professor
Mar. 30 Facilities requests for Summer 22 small projects (minor furniture changes, whiteboards, small department-funded projects) should be sent to George McBane. Prior discussion to establish feasibility, cost, etc. recommended.
Apr. 25 – 29 Final Exams
Apr. 30 Sabbatical Reports deadline for Fall 2021 sabbaticals
May 2 Final grades due by midnight
May 6 2022-2023 catalog changes due to [email protected]
May 6 Facilities requests for work to be done Summer 2023 (more substantial projects needing university funding, renovations, whole-classroom furniture changes, etc.) Submit to Mona Silva on Facilities Request Form.
May 30 Memorial Day recess
Mar. 14 GVSU Arts Celebration Poetry Night. Register for Poetry Night (virtual)
Mar. 14 India: Our Reluctant, Critical Partner in Asia, Richard M. Rossow, Senior Advisor and Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC. 3-4 p.m., 2263 KC
Mar. 16 Unit Head Meeting via Zoom
Mar. 18 A life on the move: Unraveling the mysterious evolution of fish migration, AWRI Seminar. 2 p.m. Lake Michigan Center, Muskegon
Mar. 19 Region 12 Science Olympiad Tournament
Mar. 19 2022 Michigan History Day Region 4
Mar. 29 2022 Mosaic Lecture. Dr. Mariel Vazquez, professor of Mathematics at UC Davis
Mar. 29 Grand Morsels: Why fish don’t freeze, how soap works, and more: The Amazing Chemistry of Water
Mar. 30 Unit Head Meeting via Zoom
Apr. 5 GVSU Arts Celebration Lecture presents: An Evening with Hanif Abdurraqib. Register for lecture (virtual)
Apr. 9 Princeton Review free/online virtual exam, MCAT Practice Test (April 9)
Apr. 9 Princeton Review free/online virtual exam, GRE Practice Test (April 9)
Apr. 9 Princeton Review free/online virtual exam, DAT Practice Test (April 9)
Apr. 13 26th Annual Student Scholar Day
Apr. 13 Unit Head Meeting via Zoom
Apr. 14 The Arnold C. Ott Lectureship in Chemistry: Microplastics are Here, There, and Everywhere. 5 p.m. reception for 6 p.m. lecture. Grand River Room, KC.
Apr. 26 Grand Morsels: The Science of Handwashing
Apr. 29 7 p.m. Commencement (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), Van Andel Arena
GV Arts Celebration Poetry Night and Lecture postcards available
All faculty and staff should have received a GV Arts postcard via their unit. If faculty would like a stack to distribute to a class, contact [email protected] to request. More information at www.gvsu.edu/gvarts. Registration is open to the campus community and general public for both events:
Poetry Night registration (Danez Smith, et al.) Monday, March 14, 7 p.m.
GVSU Arts Celebration Lecture registration (Hanif Abdurraquib) Tuesday, April 5, 7 p.m.
Newsletters/information you may have missed
Civic Learning Network blogging - website
OURS newsletter including workshops for students intending summer research
COVID Policy Links
Cancellation/Closure/Remote policy (SLT 6.3) which was updated in 2020 by the Senior Leadership Team.