April 2014

April 2nd, 2014 by Jennifer

Provost Report for the Month of April 2014 

Julie Bernier, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Campus-wide presentations

Vice Presidents Steve Taksar, Jim Hundrieser and I are presenting “PSU Financials and Strategies for the Future”.   The first presentation took place Monday afternoon of this week.  The next will be Wednesday, April 9 8:00-9:30 am in the HUB Hage Room.  Steve will provide an overview of PSU finances and the budgeting process and Jim and Julie will talk about current and future strategies in enrollment management and academic affairs.  I hope you will take the opportunity to attend. I believe many of the questions that faculty are asking will be addressed, and there is an opportunity for further discussion at the end of each session.

Student Showcase of Excellence

Please mark you calendar to attend the Annual Student Showcase of Excellence, a celebration of scholarly excellence among our students and their faculty mentors at PSU to be held on Friday, April 25 in PSU’s Hartman Union Building (HUB) from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  

PSU is now accepting proposals for the Student Showcase of Excellence. The deadline for proposals is April 7, 2014. Early applications are welcome and appreciated.   Students may submit their abstracts and applications using PSU’s CompetitionSpace portal: plymouth.infoready4.com/CompetitionSpace/#competitionDetail/1703455.

Later this month, CompetitionSpace will be integrated into the MyPlymouth portal.  For now, please use the URL provided above.  Additional information can be found on the Student Showcase of Excellence Website: https://www.plymouth.edu/office/research-engagement/showcaseofexcellence/

Each student’s abstract and application will be reviewed by the Office of Research & Engagement to be sure the application is complete.  After the review, each student’s faculty mentor will be notified and given access to the abstract and application via CompetitionSpace.  If any department chair or faculty advisor would like to review this information, please let Thad Guldbrandsen know.  The information that students provide via CompetitionSpace will be published on the Student Showcase of Excellence Website and printed programs.

This year, we are encouraging a wide range of scholarly presentations, including scientific posters, performances, readings, PowerPoint presentations, multi-media presentations, musical performances, business plans, marketing presentations, and more.  We encourage presentation of scholarship from every major at PSU.  With the event taking place in multiple rooms within the HUB this year, we will have a greater capacity to accommodate different kinds of presentations.  Poster presentations will be on display in the Court Room throughout the entire Showcase.  Oral presentations, multimedia projects, performances, and other forms of scholarly expression will take place in other rooms in the HUB.

If you have further questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact Thad Guldbrandsen.

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