Department of Physics and Astronomy 2013-2014 Calendar

The department faculty meetings scheduled are the times at which we will certainly meet. It is possible that additional meetings will become necessary. In so far as possible, please keep the Friday 2:15-3:30 timeslot open in case an additional meeting is required.
Fall Semester
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August
Friday   16 Faculty-Staff Picnic 5:00 - 8:00PM, Festival Center Rear Lawn.
Friday   23 Opening University faculty meeting Opening meetings for University 9:00 AM Festival Ballroom
      Opening College faculty meeting Opening meetings for College 11:00 AM room 1007, Bioscience Bldg.
Lunch served from 11:30-1:00
      Opening Department faculty meeting Opening meetings for Department.
2:00 in P&C 221. Photo will be made.
Monday   26 1st day of classes
Friday   30 Executive Committee Meeting 2:15, P&C 2212
Saturday   31 Home Football Game Central Connecticut State
September
Sunday   1 Nomination for T&P The PAC or Head may nominate a faculty member for T&P by this date
Thursday   5 Rosh Hashanah Begins
      Mid-year thesis report Seniors must submit a mid-year thesis report by this date
Friday   6 Rosh Hashanah Ends
      Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2212
Friday   13 University census date Official student count generated
Saturday   14 Yom Kipper Begins at sundown on the evening before
      Home Football Game Saint Francis (Pa.)
Sunday   15 Recommended T&P reviewer list T&P candidates should get this list of recommended reviewers to the Head by this date.
Friday   20 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2212
Saturday   21 PAC evaluations to Head Ten days before the final evaluations are due to the faculty, the PAC should get its report to the Head
Sunday   22 Fall Picnic start: 1:00 PM - Chosen to fall on the weekend of an away game
Friday   27 Executive Committee Meeting 2:15, P&C 2212
October
Tuesday   1 Annual Evaluation Written evaluation to the faculty by this date
      Application for T&P Faculty in the penultimate year of the probationary period must apply for tenure and submit an application to the Head and PAC
Wednesday   2 Spring teaching schedule To Hope Thompson
Friday   4 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2212
Saturday   5 Family Weekend Albany
Friday   11 1st block Ends
Sunday   13 Home Football Game Richmond
Monday   14 2nd block Begins
Tuesday   15 Degree Application Degree application for May graduation to advisor
Thursday   17 Mid-semester grades Due by 5:00 PM
Friday   18 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2212
Saturday   19 Open House Academic interest fair 10-10:30 and 11-11:30. We need labs open in the morning for visitors.
Sunday   20 Honors Thesis Proposal Juniors submit proposal to department
Monday   21 NCUR/CAA Abstract deadline JMU's internal deadline is 12:00 noon. Meetings are in March and April
Tuesday   22 1st block grades Due by 5:00 PM
Friday   25 Executive Committee Meeting 2:15, P&C 2212
Monday   28 Spring registration begins
November
Friday   1 Nomination/Application deadlines Madison Scholar, Distinguished Service Award, Distinguished Teaching Award, Educational Leave
      Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2212
      Alumnus of the year Alum of the year is David Meekins. The Seminar and
dinner will held on this day.
Saturday   2 Homecoming Villanova
Saturday   9 Open House Academic interest fair 10-10:30 and 11-11:30. We need labs open in the morning for visitors.
Sunday   10 Honors Thesis Proposal Thesis proposal to the Honors College
Friday   15 T&P recommendations From Head and PAC to the Dean
      Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2212
Saturday   16 Home football Game Stony Brook
Friday   22 Executive Committee Meeting 2:15, P&C 2212
Saturday   23 Thanksgiving Break Begins
Thursday   28 Hanukkah Begins
December
Sunday   1 Thanksgiving Break Ends
      Objectives & Initiatives Update Plan. database, budget init. submitted.
Thursday   5 Hanukkah Ends
Friday   6 Last day of classes
      Removal of "I" Grade Forms
      Department Holiday Party 2:15, P&C 2212
Friday   13 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2212
Saturday   14 December Graduation 10:00 AM Convo Center
Sunday   15 T&P file to the PVPAA From Dean to P/VPAA.
Monday   16 Semester and 2st block grades Due by 3:00 PM

 

 

Spring Semester
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January
Monday   13 1st day of classes
Thursday   16 Freshmen Research Open House 3:30: during Seminar time
All incoming students must attend before initiating research
Friday   17 Freshmen Research Open House 3:35: during Seminar time
All incoming students must attend before initiating research
      Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2212
Monday   20 Martin Luther King Day No classes
Friday   24 Executive Committee Meeting 2:15, P&C 2212
Saturday   25 Saturday Morning Physics #1 (Harold)
Tuesday   28 Initial Evaluation There is an initial evaluation of new faculty by the 3th week of second full semester.
Friday   31 University census date Official student count generated
      Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2212
February
Saturday   1 Saturday Morning Physics #2 (Gabriel)
      T&P notification Official notification of T&P from PVPAA to faculty, PAC and Head
      Initial draft of honors thesis Seniors must have the initial draft of their thesis to their advisor.
Saturday   8 Saturday Morning Physics #3 (Jason)
Tuesday   11 Assessment day No classes 8 AM - 4 PM
Friday   14 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2212 - Honors, scholarships and Sigma Pi Sigma inductees to be determined by this date
Saturday   15 Student honors determined By this date, the students to receive honors and inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma at the spring banquet should be determined.
      Saturday Morning Physics #4 (Keigo)
Monday   17 President's day Classes as normal
      CHOICES President's Day
Friday   21 Executive Committee Meeting 2:15, P&C 2212
Saturday   22 Saturday Morning Physics #5 (Costel)
Friday   28 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2212
March
Saturday   1 Saturday Morning Physics #6 (Scott/Chris)
      Appeal of T&P decision Written appeals to Faculty Appeals Committee
      Spring Symposium abstracts due Students should submit thier abstracts for the spring symposium by this date.
Tuesday   4 3rd block End
Monday   10 Spring Break Begin. Counting weekends, we get March 8-16
Friday   14 Spring Break End
Monday   17 4th block Begin
Friday   21 James Madison Day
      Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2212
Saturday   22 Spring Symposium The department symposium will be held in the John C. Wells Planetarium, 8:00 AM.
Symposium winners will be determined on following Monday.
Monday   24 Summer school registration
Friday   28 Executive Committee Meeting 2:15, P&C 2212
April
Tuesday   1 Honors theses due Final draft to the department. Department will determine recommendations for thesis awards.
Wednesday   2 Department Honor's Banquet 5:00- 7:00 PM in Festival Ballroom B/C
      College Honor's Night 7:00- 8:30 PM in Festival Ballroom
Friday   4 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2212
Tuesday   8 Fall Registration
Thursday   10 Honors thesis Thesis forwarded to Honors College
Friday   11 CHOICES
Saturday   12 Spring Picnic Saturday Afternoon, 1:00 PM
Monday   14 CHOICES
Tuesday   15 Passover Begins
Friday   18 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2212
Sunday 20 Easter Catholic and Protestant Easter
      Easter Orthodox Easter
Tuesday   22 Passover Ends
Friday   25 Executive Committee Meeting 2:15, P&C 2212
May
Friday   2 Last day of classes Last day to remove an incomplete from Fall 2010.
Friday   9 Graduation
Thursday   15 Annual Activites Report &
Anticipated Activities Report
Firm deadline. Can't start writing the Department Annual Report until all these are in hand. Forms located here.
Monday   19 1st session, summer school Begin
Monday   26 Memorial Day - No classes No classes
June
Saturday   7 Department Annual Report To the Dean
Friday   13 1st session, summer school End
Monday   16 2nd session, summer school Begin
July
Friday   4 Independence Day - No classes No classes
      Independence Day holiday No classes
Friday   11 2nd session, summer school End

Sunday April 20, 2014