Announcements for the week of January 15, 2018

  • As you prepare your Spring syllabi, click here for a list of important dates and events.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - Mon., Jan. 15 - Most administrative offices closed.
  • Winter Faculty Retreat: "2020 Vision: Next Generation Teaching and Learning", featuring keynote speaker Tom BrownTues., Jan. 16, 8:45am – 1:15pm, Lundring Events Center. Sponsored by: ALLIES in STEM, Enrollment Management and Marketing, and Teaching and Learning Committee. Click here for more information and to register. For questions contact Sarah Fischbach
  • Spring Semester classes begin Wed., Jan. 17.
  • Staff and Faculty Lunch, Wed., Jan. 17, 11am - 1pm, reserved area in theUPSTAIRS Ullman Dining Commons. The discounted price of $8 + tax includes all menu options offered in the Dining Commons.
  • Adjunct and Faculty overload contracts for the Spring Semester will be run on the first day of classes, Wed., Jan. 17. They will be mailed the week of Jan. 22. If your enrollment goes up after the first day of classes, or you add a tutorial, you will need to notify Jason Lopez at for your contract to be updated. The contracts are paid out February through May.
  • University Chapel, Thurs., Jan. 18, 11:25am Samuelson Chapel. Rev. Jonathan Hemphill will be speaking.
  • Center for Teaching and Learning's Lunch Series, Thurs., Jan. 18, 12:15pm, Hum 124 (Note room change). Don Warrick (Manager of IT Training) will speak on "Click-it or Brick-it: The New Game that Challenges Players to ID and Avoid Cyber Threats." If you would like to propose a topic or lead a session, please contact Joan Wines
  • Lunchtime Organ Recital Series featuring Joseph Peeples, Fri., Jan. 19, 12:30-1pm, Samuelson Chapel. Admission is free. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch.
  • Festival of Scholars: The last day to plan a session to be included in the 2018 Festival of Scholars is Jan. 26. Please click here to complete the Session Request Form and return to or Ashley Fessenden at MC 1425.
  • The Hewlett Grant application deadline is Thurs., Feb. 1Click here for specific application information.






  • Harold Stoner Clark Lecture Series presents: Dr. Shannon Vallor, Professor of Philosophy at Santa Clara University, speaking on "Humanizing Machines: Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and the Future." She will be giving two lectures in the Samuelson Chapel on Tues., Feb. 20. The first is at 11:10 am: “Looking at the AI Mirror.” The second is at 4:00 pm: “How to Cultivate Humane Machines (and People).” Please note that the university will be on convocation schedule on that date, with classes ending at 11:00am and resuming at 12:40pm, to enable students to attend. For more detailed information on Dr. Vallor and the two HSC talks please see the website: . In addition, Brian Collins (Philosophy) will be giving a “pre-lecture discussion” for interested students and faculty on Tues., Feb. 13, from 11:25am – 12:15pm in Swenson 104.