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Announcements 11/19/12

Monday, Dec 17, 2012


Announcements for the week of November 19

  • Please note that the day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, Nov. 21, is designated as a "reading day" and no formal classes will be held, however, you SHOULD give an assignment for this day.
  • NO Faculty Lunch, Wednesday, Nov. 21..
  • Happy Thanksgiving! Campus closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23.
  • The President’s Diversity Council is accepting applications for Faculty Development Mini-Grants of up to $1,500 and Guest Speaker Grants of up to $300.  The purpose of each grant is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of multiculturalism, diversity and/or global society at CLU.  The applications can be found on their website at  For more information, contact Juanita Hall at .
  • The Community Leaders Association (CLA) is dedicated to enriching CLU and promoting its interaction with the community and local businesses. To this end, CLA has funds available to support faculty/departmental grants. Appropriate proposals include cultural events and seminars, scientific research equipment, and all requests in between. The application deadline is Dec. 14. The application form and rubric are on the Academic Affairs website under Financial Resources. For more information, contact John Tannaci, Chair of CLA’s Faculty Grant Selection Committee, at
  • The CLU Bookstore is looking for a faculty member to serve on the Bookstore Advisory Council. This council reviews and recommends bookstore operating policies and procedures, and provides guidance to the bookstore. The commitment is 4 meetings per year (2 per semester).  If you are interested, please email
  • The Pearson Library has partnered with Literati/Credo, which provides the Credo Referencedatabase geared to undergraduate students and creates customized Information Literacy Tutorials that offer guidance on starting research, evaluating sources, plagiarism and much more. Two tutorials focus on Rodes Fishburne’s Going to See the Elephant, this year’s Freshmen Seminar common reader.  Some tutorials include embedded interactive quizzes. Consider linking the tutorials to your Blackboard pages and please share these with students in your classes. Contact Henri Mondschein X3012 for more information.
  • The Big Picture, drawings by Alexey Steele, exhibit in the Kwan Fong Gallery through Monday, Nov. 26.For more information visit Kwan Fong Gallery.


  • GPEC meets on the first Tuesday of the month during the academic year. Please provide your submissions through the Course Leaf Catalog submission process two weeks prior to the meeting date for full consideration by the committee. We thank you in advance for your kind consideration.


  • Annual Holiday Wellness Fair – All faculty are invited to the Annual Wellness Fair, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 11am-3pm, Roth Nelson Room.There will be information on tips to reduce stress during the busy holiday season, helpful healthy recipes, and raffle prizes for those who attend. For information, contact Roxanne Robinson in Human Resources at ext. 3177 or
  • The Center for Teaching and Learning’s lunch series this Thursday, Nov. 29, from 12:15 to 1pm, is in SBET 127. Michael Shaw (Physics/Bioengineering) will present "Teaching Online Material: The Scale of the Universe." Lunch will be served. If you would like to propose a topic or lead a Series session, please contact Joan Wines at x3277.
  • Christmas Festival Concerts, Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8pm and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 4pm, Samuelson Chapel. For more information, contact the Music Department at x3306 or visit CLU Music.
  • SAVE THE DATE - Faculty Holiday Party - Friday, Dec. 7, 4pm, at the home of Terry Spehar Fahey.

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