2013-2014: issue #5 - October 29, 2013
Recent Conference Presentations by Knox Faculty
Multiple Participants in the German Studies Association Annual Meeting - Denver, Oct. 3-6, 2013
First "Tuesdays @ Noon" - November 5: Sign Up Now!
Please follow this link to sign up for the free lunch at the Nov. 5 Tuesday at noon presentation (my.knox.edu login required). Lunch will be available at 12 noon and the presentation will begin around 12:15.
Tuesdays @ Noon - November 5: "Building the Better Survey" - Ferris Lounge
30-Day Reimbursement Window for Conference and Research Travel
Please submit receipts for reimbursement for conference and research/creative work travel expenses within 30 days of the completion of travel. (This is a College-wide policy that applies to faculty as well.) Submit all receipts in a Travel Expense Envelope (available in the Business Office, Old Main).
Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions about filing reimbursement requests.
ACM Opportunities: Botswana and Colorado
Botswana Site Visit: The ACM Office invites applications for a visit to the ACM program site in Gaborone, Botswana, March 22 - 28, 2014. The site visit program if for faculty for whom the visit would be mutually beneficial, to their teaching and advising on campus and to students enrolled in the Botswana program. Faculty must be tenured or in tenure-track or other continuing appointments at ACM colleges, and preference is given to applicants who are not familiar with the program. A team of 4-5 faculty will be chosen to travel to the program site to meet with ACM students, the ACM Visiting Faculty Director, faculty at the University of Botswana, and our partners at the Office of International Education and Partnerships. Participants are asked to make a formal substantive contribution to the program curriculum during the visit that is relevant to the program goals, such as a guest lecture or workshop. ACM pays for the travel, lodging, meals, and other costs of the scheduled activities.A full announcement and application are here.
SAIL Contested Spaces: Colorado, June 20-30, 2014 - Deadline extended to November 25: The Contested Spaces seminar will bring faculty together in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado to engage in multi-disciplinary
exploration of environmental and land stewardship issues by exploring geographical and ideological "contested spaces," with a focus
on contemplation and mindfulness. Faculty will then use this onsite experience to develop curricular innovations that foster
multi-disciplinary learning by advanced undergraduates.
Reminder: Friday @ 4: Sarah Scullin - November 1 - Round Room
The next "Fridays @ 4," the faculty colloquium series, will feature Sarah Scullin, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics,
speaking on the topic "Where Does It Hurt? Pain Problems in Ancient Greek and Modern Western Medicine" on Friday, November 1 in the Round Room,
CFA. Refreshments at 4 PM and talk at 4:15 PM.
Reminder: Next Midwest Faculty Seminar, January 23-25 - We will buy the book!
Each year, the Midwest Faculty Seminar devotes one meeting, this time in January, to a single, seminal book in the history of human civilization. This year's book is Friedrich Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals.
This seminar will assess the meaning and implications of this work from a variety of perspectives and with attention to different disciplines. If you think you would be interested in participating, we will provide you with a copy of the book. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the end of Fall Term if you are interested in this or any of the remaining seminars this academic year.