College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Summary of Scheduled Events for New Tenure Track Faculty During the “Startup Weeks”

Wednesday, August 14

Academic and Student Affairs Division Orientation for New Faculty  (Day 1 of 2-Day Provost Sponsored Orientation)

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Kirkhof Center & Mary Idema Pew Library Learning & Information Commons

Allendale Campus

Details regarding this 2-day event are mailed by the Provost Office.

 

Wednesday, August 14

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences New Faculty Social 

A reception/dinner for new CLAS tenure-track faculty and their families.

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Alumni House and Visitor Center, Allendale Campus

A letter of invitation has been mailed separately.

Menu for the CLAS New Faculty Social:

  • Spinach & Romaine Salad with Fresh Strawberries, Balsamic Raspberry Vinaigrette, and Toasted Black Pepper Buttered Croutons (Gluten Free)
  • Apple Cider Brined Chicken with Brandied Apple Jack Sauce
  • Sauteed Chickpea Spinach Cake with Lemon Parsley Sauce & Wild Mushroom Stuffed Beefsteak Tomato (Vegetarian Option)
  • Roasted Heirloom Potatoes (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
  • Roasted Baby Carrots (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
  • Rolls & Butter
  • Desserts
    • Cheesecake with Berries
    • Red Velvet Cake
  • Sparkling Punch, Regular & Decaffeinated Coffee, & Ice Water

Biographical sketches of our new colleagues 

Thursday, August 15

Academic and Student Affairs Division Orientation for New Faculty  (Day 2 of 2-Day Provost Sponsored Orientation)

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall & Loosemore Auditorium

Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus

Details regarding this 2-day event are mailed by the Provost Office.

 

Tuesday, August 20

2013 Grand Valley State University Faculty and Staff Picnic

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

L. William Seidman Center

Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus

Casual Attire, Parking in Watson Lot

 RSVP to presidentrsvp@gvsu.edu by August 10th.  For more information, please contact Jill Craig at craigji@gvsu.edu or (616) 331-2183.

 

Wednesday, August 21

The 19th Annual Fall Conference on Teaching & Learning
Sponsored by the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center

"Changing Paradigms: Engaging Students in New Learning Spaces and Contemporary Contexts"

8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Eberhard Conference Center

Guest are encouraged to park in the Conference Guest Parking Lot on Fulton Street, underneath the U.S. 131 overpass.

For more information, visit www.gvsu.edu/ftlc or email ftlc@gvsu.edu.  To register, please visit:  http://gvsu.edu/seminar/ under the Teaching & Learning category.

 

Thursday, August 22

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff Meeting

Conversation

9:30 a.m.    Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus

Faculty and Staff Meeting

10:00 a.m.   Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus
Meeting Documents

Agenda
2013 New Faculty Biographies
2013 New Visiting, Affiliate Staff and Retirees
Personnel Decisions
2013 CLAS Faculty and Staff Awards

 

Followed by “Follow the Dean to Lunch” (Located east of Kirkhof Center near Zumberge Pond)

Lunch Menu

  • Basil Marinated Pulled Chicken with Ciabatta (Gluten Free with Gluten Free Bun)
  • Balsamic Grilled Portobella with Ciabatta (Vegan & Gluten Free with Gluten Free Bun)
  • Lettuce, Tomato, & Smoked Mozzeralla
  • Pesto Mayo (Gluten Free)
  • Vegan Antipasto Salad (Vegan & Gluten Free)
  • Mixed Greens with Ranch & Balsamic (Vegan & Gluten Free)
  • Fresh Fruit Salad (Vegan & Gluten Free)
  • Ice Cream Novelties (Gluten Free)
  • Assorted Soda & Bottled Water

Friday, August 23

Opening Address by President Thomas Haas

10:00 a.m.   Louis Armstrong Theatre

GVSU Opening Convocation

11:30 a.m.   Fieldhouse Arena

(Robing begins 20 minutes prior to the ceremony in the Fieldhouse Dance Studio.)

All-Campus Picnic Lunch

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.   Parking Lot C

RSVP for Convocation by visiting http://www.gvsu.edu/dos/convocation.htm

CLAS faculty and staff are especially encouraged to attend.

 

 

 

 

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