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President’s Weekly Update for Monday, April 8

Dedication Ceremony for New Greenhouse This Month

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A dedication ceremony for the new campus greenhouse will take place later this month. This will add 1500 square feet to the existing 500 square feet we had on the south side of the Doan Science West building. It is made possible through a generous gift by the Arnold and Gertrude Boutell Fund administered by Citizens Bank Wealth Management. This will allow us to consolidate our greenhouse-related activities from the site on Michigan Road, and the combined, modern facility should benefit students and faculty in their learning and research activities. The ceremony will be scheduled during Earth Week, April 17-24. Stay tuned for details.

Receptions for Retiring Colleagues

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Several colleagues are retiring at the end of the academic year, and I hope you’ll find time to thank these loyal and dedicated colleagues. Please join us for these scheduled retirement receptions as your schedule permits:

  • Jill Wetmore, Thursday, April 11 at 4 p.m. in the Emeriti Room
  • Diane Boehm, Monday, April 15 at 4 p.m. in the Curtiss Hall Banquet Rooms
  • Bob Braddock, Eric Petersen and Tom Renna, Thursday, April 18 at 4 p.m. in Curtiss Hall Seminar Rooms D, E, F                                                                    
  • Susie Emond and seven retiring faculty: Myra Falls, Doug Hansen, Elizabeth Hansen, Kathy Kalmar, Helene Lusa, Nancy Rice, and Sue Wood, Thursday, April 25 at 4 p.m. in ES 202

Commencement Speakers Named

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Founding Board of Control member Charley Curtiss will deliver the Commencement address to undergraduates Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m. A lifelong resident of Bay County, Curtiss served on the Board from 1963 to 1995 and provided valuable leadership during some difficult periods for a nascent institution.

Provost Don Bachand will speak to our candidates for graduate degrees Saturday, May 11 at 4 p.m. That ceremony will take place in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts.

‘Death of a Salesman’ Opens Wednesday

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Our theatre department presents the final play of the season, "Death of a Salesman," this week. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14. Directed by Steve Erickson, this play is a prime example of classic American theatre. It is the story of a man with illusions of grandeur without the skill and resources to make those illusions come true.
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