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2015–16 Academic Event Schedule

View faculty training opportunities through the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development.

View professional development opportunities through Educational Technology and Media (formerly ITS).

Autumn Quarter 2015

New Faculty Orientation

Day One:
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Library Seminar Rooms A/B

Day Two:
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
8:15 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Library Seminar Rooms A/B

Teaching Essentials I & II

Thursday–Friday, September 3-4, 2015
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Cremona 101

Faculty Retreat

Monday–Tuesday, September 14-15, 2015
Camp Casey, Whidbey Island
Register for Faculty Retreat

Opening Communion and State of the University Address

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. 
First Free Methodist Church Sanctuary

Campus Picnic

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tiffany Loop

New Student Convocation

Thursday, September 24, 2015
4 p.m.
Royal Brougham Pavilion
Faculty, please dress in academic regalia. Line up in the Falcon Club (RBP) at 3:45 p.m. All faculty are expected to attend.

Opening Chapel

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
11:10 a.m.
First Free Methodist Church (adjacent to campus)
Speaker: Dr. Ed Smyth

Day of Common Learning / Autumn Faculty In-Service

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Royal Brougham Pavilion
Upper Gwinn Commons
Speaker: Lisa Slavovsky of the International Justice Mission (IJM).
Title: "Seek Justice, Do Justice, and Sustain Justice: Building Community in a Broken World"

New Faculty & Mentoring Tea - TBD

Provost-Faculty Breakfast - TBD

Autumn Faculty Tea 

Thursday, November 12
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. 
Upper Gwinn Commons, Queen Anne Room

Winter Quarter 2016

New Faculty Seminar

Winter Quarter: Thursdays 12:30–2:50 p.m. (Lunch Provided)
Library Seminar Room
Hosted by The Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development

Winter Faculty Tea - TBD

Palmer Lecture

Thursday, February 11, 2016

7:00 p.m.
Upper Gwinn 
Lecturer: Father Eduardo Fernandez

Hosted by the Center for Biblical and Theological Education

Provost-Faculty Lunch - TBD

Marston Lecture

Thursday, February 9, 2016
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Demaray Hall 150
Hosted by The Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development

Provost-Faculty Breakfast - TBD

Faculty In-Service

Monday, March 14, 2016

8:30 a.m. - Noon
Upper Gwinn 

Spring Quarter 2016

Emeriti Tea - TBD

Weter Lecture

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
7:30–9 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons
Lecturer: Dr. Michael Langford
Title: "Reconciliation as Transformation"

Walls Lecture

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
7:00 p.m.
First Free Methodist Church (adjacent to campus)
Lecturer: Dr. Rob Wall and Dr. Cara Wall-Scheffler

Retirement Dinner

Thursday, May 5, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons

Provost-Faculty Lunch

Thursday, May 12, 2015
12:15 - 1:45 p.m.
Library Seminar Room

New Faculty & Mentoring Tea - TBD

Spring Faculty Luncheon

Monday, June 6, 2016
11:30 a.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons

Ivy Cutting

Friday, June 10, 2016
Tiffany Loop
Faculty, please dress in academic regalia. Line up between Moyer Hall and Peterson Hall at 9:15 a.m.
Faculty Instructions

Graduate Hooding Ceremonies

Friday, June 12, 2016
Various times and campus locations, prior to the Graduate Commencement Ceremony (Please contact your school or department’s main office for details.)

Graduate Commencement

Friday, June 10, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Location:
Tiffany Loop
Faculty, please dress in academic regalia. Line up between Moyer Hall and Peterson Hall at 1:45 p.m.
Faculty Instructions

Baccalaureate

Friday, June 10, 2016
Time: TBD
Location: TBD 
Academic regalia not required.
Faculty Instructions

Undergraduate Commencement

Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time: TBD
Location: Key Arena
Faculty, please dress in academic regalia.
Faculty Instructions

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