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Welcome Week - Spring 2022 - Columbus State University

Academic Affairs

Welcome Week Spring 2022 - "Telling Our Story"

January 10-14, 2022

Monday, January 10, 2022

Time Event(s) Location
9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
  • President Chris Markwood's Welcome for all Faculty and Staff
  • Remarks from Provost, Deborah Bordelon

Watch the Replay

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. College Meeting: TCOB Virtual
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. College Meeting: COLS Virtual
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. College Meeting: COA Virtual
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. College Meeting: COEHP Virtual

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Time Event(s) Location
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Creativity and Innovation Forum Presentations & Workshops Online
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Dr. Suzanne Simard, Keynote Speaker Virtual - Watch Keynote
2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Creativity and Innovation Forum Presentations & Workshops Online

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Suzanne Simard

Suzanne Simard is a professor of forest ecology at the University of British Columbia and the leader of The Mother Tree Project, which researches forest renewal practices that will protect biodiversity against climate change. She has a global reputation as a research pioneer on tree connectivity and communication.

Dr. Simard delivers powerful lectures about the fascinating interconnectedness of trees and her revolutionary work on The Mother Tree Project. She also emboldens women of all ages to pursue STEM careers, highlights the crucial role forests play in combating climate change, and emphasizes the importance of appreciating our natural world. By drawing powerful connections between the coordination and competition present in natural ecosystems and the ways we cooperate and compete at work, she helps organizations come to a better understanding of what it means to foster a network of trust, collaboration and engagement, to the mutual benefit of members across the entire organization.

Dr. Simard will join us remotely. Her keynote address will be a virtual-only offering.


Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Time Event(s) Location
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Creativity and Innovation Forum Presentations & Workshops Online
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Department Meetings Various

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Time Event(s) Location
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Staff Council Meeting TBD
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Faculty Senate Meeting TBD
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. University-Wide Virtual Graduate Faculty Meeting Connect via Zoom

Friday, January 14, 2022

Time Event(s) Location
All Day Faculty Prep Day Various
Virtual Advisor