Department of Physics and Astronomy 2014-2015 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   15 Faculty-Staff Picnic 5:00 - 8:00PM, Festival Center Rear Lawn.
Friday   22 Opening University faculty meeting Opening meetings for University 9:00-10:30 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   25 1st day of classes
Friday   29 Executive Committee Meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
September
Monday   1 Nomination for T&P The PAC or Head may nominate a faculty member for T&P by this date
Friday   5 Mid-year thesis report Seniors must submit a mid-year thesis report by this date
      Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Friday   12 University census date Official student count generated
Saturday   13 Home Football Game Saint Francis (Pa.)
Monday   15 Recommended T&P reviewer list T&P candidates should get this list of recommended reviewers to the Head by this date.
Friday   19 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Sunday   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
      Fall Picnic start: 1:00 PM - Chosen to fall on the weekend of an away game
Thursday   25 Rosh Hashanah Begins
Friday   26 Rosh Hashanah Ends
      December graduation deadline Last day to submit an application for a Masters, Ed.S. or Doctoral degree if graduation requirements are to be met in December 2014.
      Executive Committee Meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Saturday   27 Home Football Game Albany
October
Wednesday   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
Thursday   2 Spring teaching schedule To Hope Thompson
Friday   3 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Saturday   4 Yom Kipper Begins at sundown on the evening before
Friday   10 1st block Ends
Saturday   11 Family Weekend Towson
Monday   13 2nd block Begins
Wednesday   15 Degree Application Degree application for May graduation to advisor
Thursday   16 Mid-semester grades Due by 5:00 PM
Saturday   18 Open House Academic interest fair 10-10:30 and 11-11:30. We need labs open in the morning for visitors.
Monday   20 Honors Thesis Proposal Juniors submit proposal to department
Tuesday   21 1st block grades Due by 5:00 PM
      NCUR/CAA Abstract deadline JMU's internal deadline is 12:00 noon. Meetings are in March and April
Friday 24 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Monday   27 Spring registration begins
Wednesday   29 Madison Scholar Presentation 4:30-6:00: Bioscience 1007
Friday   31 Executive Committee Meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
November
Saturday   1 Nomination/Application deadlines Madison Scholar, Distinguished Service Award, Distinguished Teaching Award, Educational Leave
      Homecoming William & Mary
Monday   10 Honors Thesis Proposal Thesis proposal to the Honors College
Friday   14 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Saturday   15 T&P recommendations From Head and PAC to the Dean
      Open House Academic interest fair 10-10:30 and 11-11:30. We need labs open in the morning for visitors.
Friday   21 Executive Committee Meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Saturday   22 Thanksgiving Break Begins
      Home football Game Elon
Sunday   30 Thanksgiving Break Ends
December
Monday   1 Objectives & Initiatives Update Plan. database, budget init. submitted.
Friday   5 Last day of classes
      Removal of "I" Grade Forms
      Department Holiday Party 2:15, P&C 2116
Wednesday   10 CSM Holiday Reception 4:30-6:00: Highlands Room
Friday   12 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
      Commencement
Saturday   13 December Graduation 10:00 AM Convo Center
Monday   15 Semester and 2st block grades Due by 3:00 PM
      T&P file to the PVPAA From Dean to P/VPAA.
Wednesday   17 Hanukkah Begins
Wednesday   24 Hanukkah Ends

 

 

Spring Semester
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January
Monday   12 1st day of classes
Thursday   15 Freshmen Research Open House 3:30: during Seminar time
All incoming students must attend before initiating research
Friday   16 Freshmen Research Open House 3:35: during Seminar time
All incoming students must attend before initiating research
      Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Monday   19 Martin Luther King Day No classes
Friday   23 Executive Committee Meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Wednesday   28 Initial Evaluation There is an initial evaluation of new faculty by the 3th week of second full semester.
Friday   30 University census date Official student count generated
      Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
February
Sunday   1 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.
Tuesday   10 Assessment day No classes 8 AM - 4 PM
Friday   13 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116 - Honors, scholarships and Sigma Pi Sigma inductees to be determined by this date
Saturday   14 CHOICES This replaces the Monday President's Day event
Tuesday   17 President's day Classes as normal
Friday   20 Executive Committee Meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Friday   27 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
March
Sunday   1 Appeal of T&P decision Written appeals to Faculty Appeals Committee
Monday   2 APS March Meeting San Antonio, TX Meeting begins
Tuesday   3 3rd block End
Friday   6 Spring Symposium abstracts due Students should submit thier abstracts for the spring symposium by this date.
      APS March Meeting Meeting ends
Monday   9 Spring Break Begin. Counting weekends, we get March 8-16
Friday   13 Spring Break End
Tuesday   17 4th block Begin
Friday   20 James Madison Day
      Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Saturday   21 Spring Symposium The department symposium will be held in the Ntelos room, 9:00 AM.
Symposium winners will be determined on following Monday.
Monday   23 Summer school registration
Friday   27 Executive Committee Meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
April
Wednesday   1 Department Honor's Banquet 5:00- 7:00 PM in Festival Ballroom B
      Honors theses due Final draft to the department. Department will determine recommendations for thesis awards.
Friday   3 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Saturday   04 Passover Begins
Sunday   5 Easter Catholic and Protestant Easter
Monday   6 Fall Registration
Friday   10 CHOICES
      Honors thesis Thesis forwarded to Honors College
Saturday   11 Passover Ends
      Spring Picnic Saturday Afternoon, Noon
      NCUR 2015 Begins Eastern Washington University
More Information
Sunday   12 Easter Orthodox Easter
Monday   13 CHOICES
      NCUR 2015 Ends Eastern Washington University
Friday   17 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Friday   24 Executive Committee Meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Thursday   30 Last day of classes Last day to remove an incomplete from Fall 2010.
May
Saturday   9 Graduation
Monday   11 Department Retreat Retreat location is the Montpelier Room in E-Hall
Friday   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   18 1st session, summer school Begin
Monday   25 Memorial Day - No classes No classes
June
Sunday   7 Department Annual Report To the Dean
Friday   12 1st session, summer school End
Monday   15 2nd session, summer school Begin
Wednesday   17 Infrared Radiation, Thermoelectricity and Chaos Montpelier Room
July
Friday   3 Independence Day holiday No classes
Saturday   4 Independence Day holiday No classes
Friday   10 2nd session, summer school End

Thursday October 23, 2014