2009 President's Award for Distinguished Service: The second in a three-part series
Denise Douglas Receives
President's Award for Distinguished Service
Denise Douglas readily admits that she loves the atmosphere of college campuses. She even makes it a point to visit colleges while on vacation in order to study the local architecture and history of different colleges and universities.
So it should come as no surprise that Douglas—who always knew that she wanted a career that would allow her to help people—ended up working on a college campus in higher education administration.
Douglas, associate dean of graduate studies, was recently awarded the President's Award for Distinguished Service during the annual Staff Service Awards Brunch. The program was a collaborative effort between the Department of Human Resources, the Staff Advisory Council and the Office of the President.
She enjoys more than just the campus itself. More importantly, Douglas is inspired by the people who make up the university family. That's why she has taken it upon herself to serve as a mentor. Read more.
The SAGES Café is serving the annual Anniversary Blend this week. The campus community is invited to stop by to try this once-a-year blend.
Applications are being accepted for the Environmental Heroes After School Program, a collaboration between the Cleveland Metroparks at the Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation-Canalway Center and the Center for Science and Mathematics Education. The free program is for 12 to 15 year olds. Self-motivated participants will engage in real research with naturalists and scientists on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. They will collect and analyze environmental data, and help develop plans to solve environmental problems. Serious Environmental Heroes willing to make a commitment of two to three years are encouraged to apply. Youths will be selected in a competitive process, and will spend August 10-14 actively developing their investigative skills.
For Faculty and Staff
The Department of Human Resources, in collaboration with TIAA-CREF, is offering an onsite Investor Education Series. All interested staff and faculty are eligible to attend. Whether you currently have investments with TIAA-CREF, another investment firm or no firm at all, this series of workshops will prove timely and informative. The next session, "How Am I Doing?: Understanding and Achieving Your Long-Term Financial Goals," will meet from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, in Crawford Hall 209. Go online to register and learn more about the series.
The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is hosting a discussion on "Making Teaching Easier Using Advance Planning" from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, June 18, in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. The discussion will focus on preparing for classes. Pizza and beverages will be served. RSVP by email to UCITE.
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WOW!: Wade Oval Wednesdays, an evening of free concerts in University Circle, takes place each Wednesday through August 26. This evening's event, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m., will feature the family-friendly sounds of Revolutionary Pie. The band will perform songs from the Beatles. WOW! will also feature food from local restaurants and artwork by local artisans. In the event of rain, the concert will move into the large tent on Wade Oval.
Students, faculty and staff from the School of Law are hosting the "Friends of Stephanie Unick Celebrity Bartending Event" from 7:30 to 10 p.m., Saturday, June 20, at the Screaming Rooster in Lakewood, Ohio. Unick is a recent law school graduate who suffered a brain hemorrhage in April. Proceeds from the event will go toward her medical bills. Learn more.
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