Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 9-10-13
For Unit Heads
The deadline for awards is October 1st (see attached letter for detail). Please encourage your faculty members in your unit to begin the nomination process. Please note that there is a new FTLC Award.
You may already be aware that nearly 600 current or former military members are anticipated as GVSU students in Fall 2013. If so, this will represent an increase approaching 300% since 2009-2010 when we began tracking this data. Since that time, GVSU's Veterans Network has taken many steps to improve the climate for student veterans to succeed academically and professionally. These initiatives address transitioning in and out of the University, along with creating on- and off-campus support networks, and providing opportunities for vet-to-vet interaction. Our progress has resulted in GVSU being recognized as a veteran-friendly university for five consecutive years by GIJobs.com.
Last year, we launched a new training program, originally developed at Cal State - Long Beach, to dispel stereotypes and address the positive attributes that military veterans can bring to the classroom and beyond. The CS-LB program objectives were borrowed from their own LGBT ally program to address misunderstandings of student veterans and their related experiences. During AY 2012-2013, we rolled out the training opportunity and close to 80 staff and 20 faculty members participated in this training.
For 2013-2014, the GVSU's "Vet Net Ally" program will be delivered by Simeon Switzer, a graduate student in the MPA program who previously served and deployed to Afghanistan with the US Army, and me.
For 2013-2014, we are pleased to make this training opportunity available to any units/departments that request it. Feel free to share this information with your units as we would be pleased to make any arrangements.
Learn the basics of grant writing or come to get ideas on how to strengthen your proposal. One-on-One Consultation appointments are available, too. David will work with you on your concept paper or actual proposal and offer advice on how to write a winning proposal.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
8:30am-12:00noon How to Find and Win Federal Grants
1:00pm-4:30pm How to Find and Win Corporate and Foundation Grants
Friday, October 4, 2013
8:030am-12:00noon One-on-One Consultations by Appointment. Call to schedule: 331-6826
Please bring your own laptop. Descriptions of the workshops here: http://www.gvsu.edu/grants/module-news-view.htm?newsId=EA09052A-9CA0-BDB0-CE3C6DF4BC7953FC
4. The 3rd Annual Students Reinventing Michigan Competition - from Bart Merkle (attachment)
The attached is an announcement of the 3rd Annual Students Reinventing Michigan competition. Please let your students know about this opportunity and encourage interested individuals to participate since winners will receive cash prizes up to $10,000.
5. GVSU Shakespeare Festival 2013 Student Competition (attachment)
Student awards for creative, critical, historical, or scholarly projects relating to Shakespeare, his times, and the Renaissance (1350-1650 A.D.). Please urge your students with interests in these areas to apply. Application deadline Monday, October 21.
For Unit Heads
Sept. 11 Ad materials for search for Fall 2014 due Electronic to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept. 11 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC; 3:00-5:00pm Sept. 18 2013 Law & Diversity Forum Alumni House, 6-9pm Sept. 20 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: The CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium will take place from 2:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. 308 PAD
Sept. 24 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: James W. Carey Memorial Lecture (3rd annual) Speaker : Brent Malin Loosemore Auditorium; 7:00pm
Sept. 25 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC; 3:00-5:00pm Sept. 26 Fall Sabbatical Forum 3:30-5:00pm, 308 PAD Sept. 27 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: Opening Night: GVSU Shakespeare Festival--Much Ado
Sept. 30 Requests for promotion or early tenure forms are due Submit to Dean's Office, B-4-232 MAK Oct. 1 Budget Requests for 2014-15 due Submit to Dean's Office, B-4-232 MAK Oct. 1 FTLC and CSCE Award materials due CLAS Dean's Office, B-4-232 MAK; Electronic file to Courtney Sherwood email@example.com
Oct. 1 Research Clusters Grant proposals due firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 1 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: Reading by Roxane Gay
Oct. 2 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: Vietnam Veterans Share Their Stories--The Army and Special Forces Go In
Oct. 2 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: HOMERathon 4: a twenty-four hour reading of Homer's Iliad
Oct. 9 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC; 3:00-5:00pm Oct. 10 Online scheduling due; deadline is 5:00pm Oct. 7-12 Mid-term Exams Oct. 11-12 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: Great Lakes History Conference--"Collisions and Encounters: Migrations in a Global Perspective, 15th Century to the Present"
Oct. 15 Mid-term grades are due before noon Banner and Blackboard close at this time
Oct. 15 Faculty Sabbatical proposals due to unit Oct. 15 Space Requests Due Facilities Request Form
Oct. 15 GVSU Fall Career Fair DeVos Place Convention Center - Grand Rapids; 1:00-5:00pm
Oct. 17 & 18 CLAS Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence Program (luncheon by invitation only) Keesha Hardiman Oct. 18 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: The CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium will take place from 2:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. 308 PAD
Oct. 19 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: CLAS Mindgating at Homecoming
Oct. 23 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC; 3:00-5:00pm
Oct. 25 Drop Deadline - grade W
Oct. 25 Promotion materials due to the Dean's Office
Oct. 25 Winter 2014 textbook orders are due to UBS
Nov. 1 Sabbatical proposals due to Dean's Office