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FROM: Faculty Professional Development Center RE: FPDC Invites University Community to Attend the 2013 AED Event (See the Schedule of Events)
4/8/2013 9:10:33 AM
To: Students, Faculty, Staff


The Faculty Professional Development Committee invites all members of the university community to attend the


7th Annual Academic Excellence Days Event

“Taking the Lead Together”


April 23 and 24, 2013

Natali Student Center


8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


This year’s featured presentation will be conducted by Dr. Ian Crawford, Chair of the Arts and Humanities Division of the Council for Undergraduate Research.  The FPDC Teaching and Learning Subcommittee has invited Dr. Crawford to provide two presentations on Tuesday, April 23, in Natali 206.  At 11:00 am, Dr. Crawford will present a lecture entitled “Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity:  Going Beyond the Sciences” where he will share information on the benefits of undergraduate research for faculty as well as students, discuss the value to institutions of developing programs in undergraduate research, and identify key features of successful programs.  At 2:00 pm, Dr. Crawford will facilitate a workshop on “Incorporating Undergraduate Research into Your Syllabus”, which is designed to help faculty build undergraduate research opportunities into their existing courses and implement these opportunities throughout the curriculum.


In addition, other faculty and student presentations will take place during the two-day event.  Attendees will learn about encryption codes and how to “crack” them, discover how iPads can be used in the classroom, and explore the use of mock trials to teach legal concepts.  In addition, attendees to the Madagascar Field School 2012 Photography Exhibition will be able to visit this country through the photographs that were taken during last year’s study abroad program.


CALU students will also present posters in the Performance Center from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. both days.  The Student Scholarship, Research and Creativity Day Poster Session will be held on Tuesday, April 23, and the Service and Service-Learning Poster Session will be held on Wednesday, April 24. 


Artworks executed in the painting studios of the fine arts and design department's classes will be displayed in the Airport Lounge both days.  In addition, three Cal U student acappella singing groups--Cal Singers, Acappella Stella, and Vulcanize-- will perform a Pop Acappella repertoire including music of Beyoncé, The Beatles, Usher, Kristinia DeBarge, Heart, Beach Boys, and others on Wednesday, April 24, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Airport Lounge.


A continental breakfast and lunch buffet will be served both days at the Natali Performance Center from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. respectively. 


Check the AED 2013 Schedule of Events on the FPDC website for a list of all the presentations and artistic displays and demonstrations that will occur over the two-day event to see which one(s) you would like to attend.