September 6, 2022
We’re making an exception this week and sending you the Top 5 Things to Know on a Tuesday, out of respect for what we hope was a relaxing Labor Day break for many of you. As we all get settled into our routines, please note that my office welcomes your ideas and suggestions for inclusion in the Top 5 Things. Suggestions may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org at any time, and no later than 5 p.m. Thursdays for consideration to be published the following Monday.
We’re making an exception this week and sending you the Top 5 Things to Know on a Tuesday, out of respect for what we hope was a relaxing Labor Day break for many of you.
As we all get settled into our routines, please note that my office welcomes your ideas and suggestions for inclusion in the Top 5 Things. Suggestions may be submitted to email@example.com at any time, and no later than 5 p.m. Thursdays for consideration to be published the following Monday.
Thoughts to keep in mind regarding proposed topics are timeliness and appeal to the faculty at large, considering that this is different than the W&M Digest. To facilitate our review process, feel free to suggest wording and provide details and links. Suggestions for shout-outs to highlight accomplishments are also encouraged.
Here are the Top 5 Things to Know this week:
- I hope you will join me in extending congratulations to David A. Yalof who has accepted the position of Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, and to Josh Burk, who was selected as the inaugural Provost’s Faculty Fellow. David and Josh, along with Pamela Eddy, the incoming Associate Provost of Faculty Affairs and Development, will work together with faculty and administration to advance key objectives aligned with Vision 2026 and other critical academic and faculty initiatives.
- To clarify a point made last week: W&M Women’s Mentoring (WM2) is looking for faculty/staff, regardless of gender identity, who are willing and able to work with a student during a year-long mentorship. The program will pair you with a student with whom you would meet at least once a month to help them with their personal and professional development, with a focus on intentional reflection on the role of gender and sexism in their lives. All are welcome to apply, no matter your role, experience or professional interests.
- This Thursday, Sept. 8, Student Affairs is hosting a Neighborhood Block Party: Zip, Slice, Explore from 5–8 p.m. to introduce the Sadler Center expansion and Student Living Center to the W&M community. All are welcome to join the party, which will feature tours of the new Sadler Center and the surrounding buildings, giveaways, live music, caricature artists, karaoke, T-shirt tie-dying and more.
- Submissions for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends program are due by 4 p.m. on Sept. 13. The program aims to stimulate new research and publication in the humanities by supporting the work of individual scholars. The maximum grant amount is $6,000 for a period of two months. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The shout-out for this week goes to the many faculty members who continued to work on research throughout the summer. Not only did these community members come onto campus to further their own scholarship and research work, but they also worked alongside undergraduate and graduate students to provide them with valuable experience.
Finally, I wanted to let you know that William & Mary Athletics is running a special faculty and staff appreciation offer for the football team’s home opener against Campbell University at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, in Zable Stadium. For details, please visit the ticket webpage.
I hope you all have a great week!