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Announcements 12/17/12

Monday, Dec 17, 2012


Announcements for the week of December 17

  • Fall/Winter Grade Due Dates:
    • 8 Week Term 2 - Sunday, December 23, 12pm.
    • Traditional Undergraduate Students and 15 Week Grad Programs - Wednesday, January 2, 8am.
    • 11 Week Winter Term - Thursday, February 28, 12pm.
  • CLU administrative offices closed for Winter Break - Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 1. Offices reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.
  • NO Faculty Lunch this week.
  • University Chapel, Thursday, Dec. 20, 11:25am, Samuelson Chapel.
  • The Earth Where You Stand, Photographs of India by Paul Hanson, exhibit in the Kwan Fong Gallery through Saturday, Jan. 26.For more information visit Kwan Fong Gallery.
  • As you prepare your syllabi, here are some events you may want to encourage your students to attend:
    • Artists and Speakers Committee presents speaker Immaculee Ilibagiza, author of Left to Tell, Friday, January 25, 7:30pm, Samuelson Chapel. An eyewitness survivor of one of recent history's most horrific mass killings, the 1994 Rwandan genocide, she shares her message of faith and forgiveness amid the worst of circumstances. Ilibagiza, a university student, hid in her pastor's bathroom with seven other Tutsi women for 91 days while nearly 1 million people, including most of her family, were killed. Please take into account the potential course connections (i.e. global politics, genocide, spirituality) to link this event to your teaching next semester. Admission is free. For more information, contact Eva Ramirez at x3349.
    • Harold Stoner Clark Lecture Series presents Philip Clayton speaking on "Between "Intelligent Design" and the New Atheism: Science and Religion at the Crossroads," Tuesday, February 19.
      • Lecture 1: Beyond the Religion Wars: From Reduction to Reenchantment, will take place from 11:10am-12:30pm in Samuelson Chapel. Please note we will be on Convocation Schedule with classes ending at 11:00am and resuming at 12:40pm.
      • Lecture 2: The New Sciences of Emergent Complexity: Evolving Religion in an Evolving World, will take place from 4-5:30pm in Samuelson Chapel.
    • KCLU presents a free talk by travel expert Rick Steves on Saturday, February 23, 10-11:30am, Samuelson Chapel.  Steves' mission is to help make European travel accessible and meaningful for Americans. He's written more than 50 travel guidebooks, writes and hosts the PBS series Rick Steves' Europe, and hosts the weekly public radio show Travel with Rick Steves airing on KCLU on Saturdays from 12-1pm. For more information, contact Mary Olson at x3925.
  • 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 .
  • Reminder:  Faculty are encouraged to submit their presentations, publications, awards, appointments, exhibitions and performances to the CLU Weekly for publication in the “Applause” section.  This information is also then included in the Academic Affairs report to the Board of Regents and in the annual “Faculty Accomplishments” publication. E-mail information to with a copy to, or send a brief note to the University Relations Office #1800. Please include your name and contact number.


  • 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.


  • Save the Date - School of Management [Re]Connections presents The Opportunities and Challenges of Sustainability, Wednesday, Jan 9, 5:15-7:15pm in Lundring.  For more information, contact Brendon Norton at .
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - Monday, January 21 - Campus Closed.
  • Winter Faculty Retreat - Tuesday, January 22, 8am-1pm, Lundring.
  • January start dates for classes:
    • 11-week program classes resume Monday, January 7.
    • 8 week program classes begin Monday, January 7.
    • Semester classes begin Wednesday, January 23.

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