HAYS, KS -- The start of school is always exciting, but the 2001-2002 academic year has special significance for Fort Hays State University, which will celebrate its Centennial throughout calendar year 2002.
Next week, orientation for new faculty will be conducted Monday and Tuesday, and late enrollment for the fall semester is set for Thursday and Friday in the Dreiling Lobby in Sheridan Hall. Classes begin on Monday, Aug. 20.
The major annual event that launches the new academic year is the General Meeting for Faculty and Administration. This year, the General Meeting is set for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Sheridan Hall.
Dr. Edward H. Hammond, FHSU president, will give the State of the University speech. In what has become a tradition, President Hammond unveils a theme during the speech to set a tone and direction for the year. His theme last year was "Convergence."
The General Meeting also features some other important activities. Dr. Paul Adams, associate professor of physics and president of the Faculty Senate, will make opening remarks, and Dr. Larry Gould, FHSU provost, will introduce new faculty. In addition, the winners of three important awards will be announced. They are the Teacher/Scholar/Innovator of the Year, the Advisor of the Year and the President's Distinguished Scholar.
A reception for the faculty will follow the General Meeting in the Dreiling Lobby.