November 20, 2017

Bagpiper(s) needed to play at Eagle Gathering

For Eagle Gathering to be held on Aug. 27 at 8:3o p.m., one or several bagpipers are needed to lead a procession of new students from Dodd Auditorium to Ball Circle. Time commitment is approximately 30 minutes. Please contact Marissa DiMeo if interested in participating at mdimeo@umw.edu or (540) 654-5643.

2017 Eagle Awards Nominations Now Open

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2017 UMW Eagle Awards!

The Eagle Awards highlight students, student organizations, staff, and faculty who have provided leadership and contributed outstanding service through involvement in activities and organizations. The Eagle Awards are an opportunity for the University community to recognize those who have made extraordinary contributions to the campus and greater community.

Any member of the student body, faculty, and staff can nominate deserving students or organizations.  Individuals may not nominate themselves; however, they can nominate an organization they are in. Only students can nominate a faculty or staff member for the Giving Tree Award.

You can review and complete all nomination forms in OrgSync through the CHLS portal: https://orgsync.com/59560/chapter.

Award winners, as well as nominees, will be recognized at the Eagle Awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 12, at 6 p.m. in the Chandler Ballroom, University Center. All are welcomed to attend.

Please direct questions about the nomination process to Marissa DiMeo, Student Events Coordinator for CHLS, at mdimeo@umw.edu or ext. 5643.

Academic Integrity Discussion, Jan. 30

Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant, author and director of the Academic Integrity office at UC-San Diego, will be giving a talk on “Academic Integrity in the 21st Century” on Jan. 30 at 3 p.m. in the Colonnade Room (University Center). Discussion will focus on tactics to prevent cheating in the classroom as well as new teaching and learning strategies. Talk is open to all UMW faculty, staff, and students.

Eagle Awards Selection Committee

The Center for Honor, Leadership, & Service cordially invites you to serve on the 2016-2017 UMW Eagle Awards Selection Committee.

UMW annually recognizes outstanding student leaders, clubs and organizations, and programs that have made a significant contribution to the campus and greater communities.  Recipients for these awards are nominated by faculty, staff and students and will be selected by a committee made up of people from these same groups. CHLS is requesting the help of faculty and staff to sit as a member of the selection committee.

Responsibilities are limited to reviewing and voting on the nomination packages and submitting your selections by the deadline, which will be decided at a later time.  Nominations are open until April 5, 2017, and the committee can review nominations and submit their rankings either via e-mail or by stopping in to the CHLS office.  If you are interested in serving on the selection committee or would like further information, please contact Marissa DiMeo at mdimeo@umw.edu as soon as possible.

The Eagle Awards will be presented at the Eagle Awards Ceremony on April 12, beginning at 6 p.m. in the University Center’s Chandler Ballroom and you would be an honored guest. You can review the awards themselves at the link below http://students.umw.edu/chls/leadership/leadership-awards/individual-awards/.

Free Reading Group – Teaching Academic Integrity

The Center for Honor, Leadership, and Service and the Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation are cosponsoring a reading group this year on the topic of Teaching Academic Integrity.

The goal is to help our students understand the importance of integrity in their work by rethinking how we frame integrity in our classes.

The group will meet once per month (September, October, November, Dec/Jan, February, March, April) to discuss two books, James Lang’s Cheating Lessons and Tricia Bertram Gallant’s Academic Integrity in the 21st Century.

If interested in participating, please contact David Rettinger at dretting@umw.edu.