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1 Celebrating 22 days of commitment to the liberal arts and to academic excellence Born March 1, 2011

2 CLAS Begins (with a Mission)  The Graceland University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences fosters the intellectual scope and depth needed to enhance opportunities, live purposeful lives, and participate responsibly and sensitively in a diverse, rapidly changing world.

3 IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO CELEBRATE! A few highlights from the early days

4 CONGRATULATIONS TO VALERIA AVINA MFA program in Acting at New School of Drama New York City

5 Vrendenburg Chair Frank Perez  Invited to BUAP (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla) University  Invited for a one-week residency  Taught master classes (in Spanish) at the University and at their music conservatory  Worked in the evenings with Minerva Marching Band (and marched through the streets of Puebla)

6 Frank conducting in Puebla, Mexico Frank

7 A Vision in White Julia Franklin’s installation, February 2011

8 Social Science

9 New Brett Scholarships in English  2 scholarships  $1,250 each  English GPA 3.5 to qualify

10 Blog o’ Jerry--

11 Coming  Web Design major and minor  Interdisciplinary major with courses in Visual Design, Computer Science, and English  Currently moving through the approval process

12 Science and Math

13 Diane in HMS  2011 Athletic Trainer Service Award Service AwardDiane and the Gov Diane The gov

14 Oh, and then there is….

15 EXPANDED LOBBY BLACK BOX THEATER EXISTING AUDITORIUM GALLERY 219 Seats CHOIR 160 Seats MOVEMENT CLASSROOM MUSIC RECITAL HALL 112 Seats 434 Seats ADMIN

16 DRAFT RENDERING

17 Please remember  Shaw Center not available for use from June January  North Science becomes North Shaw Spectacular Homecoming Concerts Ent. Roundtable

18 Shaw Center Transition Team  Brad Carr  Paul Davis  Jack Ergo  Julia Franklin  Marian Killpack  Parker Johnson  Leonardo Lebas  Lisa Jones  Jim McKinney  Kathy Templeton  Kurt Reminga  Tracy Salter  Jon Whatley  Gary Heisserer

19 And why I am telling you this.  CLAS –Twelve Goals (including)  The college will work closely with all University departments to promote academic excellence as the primary mission of the University. This will include efforts to showcase faculty and student scholarship.  Core Curriculum  Faculty Development  Enhanced recruiting for CLAS majors  Assess/enhance student learning  Endowed Faculty Positions

20 Thanks/Questions


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