Monthly Archives: November 2019

CAS committees seeking members

The committees listed below have expected vacancies for 2020-2021.  Before the Committee on Committees makes recommendations to fill the vacancies, you are invited to indicate your interest. Faculty must have continuing faculty status to be eligible.

Please respond to Jennifer Cradduck by email ( if you are interested in serving on any of the committees listed below, and specify which committee(s) you are interested in. Please e-mail your response no later than Monday, December 2, 2019.

Committee of Advisors: 4-year term.  Reviews petitions from undergraduate students regarding exceptions to academic requirements of the CAS and University.  Meets every other week, until the 9th week of the term when it becomes weekly; occasional (but not required) meetings during the summer and winter terms.  Advising experience such as being CDA is helpful but not required. Eligibility: all continuing faculty.

Committee on Promotion of Teaching/Clinical Professors and Lecturers (TCPL): 2-year term. Advises the Dean on recommendations for promotion of TCPL faculty. Meets several times in the spring semester, including one long meeting. Eligibility: faculty holding a tenure-track or tenured position and faculty holding the third rank of Teaching/Clinical (full) Professor or Senior Lecturer or Senior Clinical Lecturer.

Curriculum Committee: 3-year term. Reviews all new or changed courses and programs (majors, minors etc) in the CAS.  Meets every two weeks during the fall and spring semester.  Eligibility: all continuing faculty.

Governance Committee:  2-year term.  Meets as needed to discuss revisions to the CAS Manual of Operations and other governance docs. Eligibility: all continuing faculty.

Tenure and Promotion Committee: 2-year term.  Advises the Dean on recommendations for tenure and promotion of tenure-line faculty. Meets several times in the fall semester, including one long meeting.  Eligibility: tenured full professors.

Pre-health Advisory Committee AND Ecology Research Center Policy Committee

These two committees generally comprise faculty whose professional interests lie in these areas.  Coordinate and set goals and policy for these programs.  Eligibility: all continuing faculty.

From time to time there are also vacancies in the advisory committees for interdisciplinary programs.  If you have a professional interest in any of these areas and would be interested in serving on the committee should a vacancy occur, please let us know.  We will inform the appropriate chair(s) of your interest.            

East Asian Studies Committee

European Studies Committee

Middle East, Jewish and Islamic Studies

Speaker: Disability rights are civil rights

On Friday, December 6, 2019, from 1:30-2:30 p.m., Dr. Kathy McMahon-Klosterman of Miami University will present a talk in 127 PSYC entitled, “Disability rights are civil rights.” Dr. McMahon-Klosterman is a Professor Emerita of Educational Psychology, Women’s Studies, Disability Studies, and Interdisciplinary Studies at Miami University. Dr. McMahon-Klosterman has a long history of service at Miami University and in the broader community, and she continues to be active in these communities. Her extensive résumé of service and accomplishment includes helping to establish the Minor in Disability Studies at Miami, serving as the Eminent Faculty Scholar for Community Engagement at Miami, where she championed service learning, and serving as president of the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Celebrate International Education Week

Celebrate International Education Week will be held Nov 18-22. The Muslim Student Association in conjunction with the Global Initiatives is hosting a lecture during this week called Discovering Islam which will be presented by Dr. Baher Foad on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in Hall Auditorium.     

The purpose of this event is to both raise awareness of the values and beliefs of Islam, as well as to help people find common ground between differing religions. The event will begin with a meet and greet with the speaker at 5:00 to 6:00 pm. followed up by the lecture and Q & A from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The event is open to all to attend.

Diversity events for Nov 16-21

1. Taste of Africa; hosted by African Students’ Union, Miami University.

Free food will be served at this event!

When: Saturday, November 16 at 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Where McGuffey Hall, 322
210 E. Spring St., Oxford, OH 45056

Description: Description: This potluck allows you to get a ‘Taste of Africa’. Not only will it be a showcase of food from around the continent, but also a chance to immerse yourself in what it means to be Africa. This year’s theme is: What It Means to be African Now. Come and learn from your fellow students about their experiences and growth as an African.

2. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf

When Saturday, November 16 at 8:00pm

Where  Harry T. Wilks Conference Center
1601 University Boulevard, Hamilton, OH 45011

Description: For Colored Girls is a choreopoem written by Ntozake Shange in 1974 that tells the story of seven nameless African-American women who have suffered oppression in a racist and sexist society. Each woman is identified by the color she is assigned. It consists of monologues accompanied by dance movements and music.

Subjects including rape, abandonment, abortion, and domestic violence are tackled. This play is for mature audiences only.

3. Global friendship thanksgiving dinner

When: Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 05:30 pm to 07:00 pm 

Where: Shriver Center’s Dolibois room
301 Maple St. Oxford, OH, 45056

Cost: $7.00 after November 14, $5.00 if registered by November 14, free for children 12 and under.

Description: This annual event takes place during International Education Week and is open to all Miami University international students and scholars, staff and faculty, as well as Oxford community members. The purpose is to share this American tradition with our international students and scholars. With around 300 people in attendance each year, it is one of ISSS’ signature events and includes a traditional Thanksgiving dinner as well as plenty of opportunities for fellowship and conversation. Please purchase a ticket for this event while supplies last!