College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

CLAS Sabbatical Showcase and Spring Celebration



faculty explaining

The Sabbatical Showcase is designed to provide a forum for faculty to share research and creative projects completed during recent sabbatical leaves. Faculty and staff can browse through the exhibits and engage in intellectual discussion with their colleagues, even those outside their departmental focus.


The 2014 CLAS Sabbatical Showcase and Spring Celebration will be held: 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Russel H. Kirkhof Center, Grand River Room (2250 KC)

  • Showcase:  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Spring Celebration (Awards, Dean’s address, lunch):  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Showcase:  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2014 Showcase booklet coming soon.


  • Fruit & Cheese Display (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)
  • Fresh Asparagus Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)
  • Yaki Tori Chicken Skewers 
  • Florentine Stuffed Mushroom Caps (Vegetarian)
  • Krispie Treats, Brownies, & Cookies
  • Ice Water, Coffee, & Lemonade

Abstracts booklet

2014 presenters (a record 38!):

  • Feryal Alayont, Mathematics Department
  • Bradley Ambrose, Physics Department
  • James Bell, School of Communications
  • John Bender, Chemistry Department
  • Daniel Bergman, Biomedical Sciences Department
  • Esther Billings, Mathematics Department
  • Anna Campbell, Art & Design Department
  • Robert Deaner, Psychology Department
  • Timothy Evans, Biology Department
  • John Gabrosek, Statistics Department
  • Daniel Golembeski, Modern Languages & Literatures Department
  • Brian Hatzel, Movement Science
  • Lisa Hickman, Sociology Department
  • Paul Keenlance, Biology Department
  • Christopher Lawrence, Chemistry Department
  • David Leonard, Chemistry Department        
  • William Levitan, Classics Department
  • Gwyn Madden, Anthropology Department
  • Sebastian Maisel, Modern Languages & Literatures Department
  • George McBane, Chemistry Department
  • Figen Mekik, Geology Department
  • Michelle Miller-Adams, Political Science Department
  • Paul Murphy, History Department
  • Peimin Ni, Philosophy Department
  • Erik Nordman, Biology Department
  • Vandana Pednekar-Magal, School of Communications
  • Rachel Powers, Chemistry Department
  • James Christopher Reed, Biomedical Sciences Department
  • Mark Richards, Political Science Department
  • Peter Riemersma, Geology Department
  • Kim Roberts, School of Communications
  • Suganthi Sridhar, Biomedical Sciences Department
  • Glenn Valdez, Psychology Department
  • Heather Van Wormer, Anthropology Department
  • Marlen VavYíková, Department of Music & Dance
  • David Vessey, Philosophy Department
  • Elizabeth Wheatley, Sociology Department
  • Yi Zhao, Political Science Department

CLAS Faculty Governance Reports

CLAS Curriculum Committee 2013-2014

CLAS Faculty Council 2013-2014

CLAS Faculty Development Committee 2013-2014

CLAS Personnel Committee 2013-2014




2013 Showcase booklet containing summaries

CLAS Governance Committee Reports 2013:

CLAS Curriculum Committee

CLAS Faculty Council

CLAS Faculty Development Committee

CLAS Personnel Committee


Dean's speech is posted on the Dean's Speech Archive .


2014 FAQ for presenters

Link to the online form.


Page last modified April 3, 2014