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Campus lectures committee seeks applications for public lecture funds

The Lectures Committee is soliciting applications from departments, academic programs and registered student organizations for support of public lectures to be held during the 2009-2010 academic year. As stated in Faculty Policies and Procedures, the function of the committee is to consider “requests for lectures of general interest that are not primarily supplementary to or extensions of programs of instruction provided by colleges, schools or departments.”Potential applicants should read the document Policies and Guidelines for Requesting Lectures Committee Support (pdf here). To be considered by the committee, applications must conform to specifications in this document. In particular, the lecture date, time and location must be consistent with the committee’s policies, even if the proposed lecture is part of a larger conference.

Applications must be submitted on current (2009-2010) forms at this time, but coming soon in the upcoming fall semester, there will be a new fillable/savable pdf application form available. I will send an email notifying everyone when this new application form becomes accessible online. Once this change takes place, the applications will be submitted by email along with pdf’s of required documents (letters of support, cv’s, airfare quotes etc.) in an effort make the application process more streamlined and electronic.

Download the “Policies and Guidelines” document and the current support request form at http://www.secfac.wisc.edu/lectures/lectcomm/ or call 262-3956 to request paper copies.

Please continue to include copies of 3 online airline estimates with application form if applicable. Airfare estimates must be included at the time of submission to be considered for funding.

The committee reviews new requests once each month. Applications are due by the 15th day of the month. Refer to the schedule below to determine the time period for submitting a new request:
If the date of your proposed lecture occurs in: Submit your application:
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August 2009 — any time prior to June 15 2009
September 2009 — any time prior to July 15 2009
October 2009 — any time prior to August 17 2009
November 2009 — any time prior to September 15 2009
December 2009 — any time prior to October 15 2009
January 2010 — any time prior to November 16 2009
February 2010 — any time prior to December 15 2009
March 2010 — any time prior to January 15 2010
April 2010 — any time prior to February 16 2010
May 2010 — any time prior to March 16 2010
June 2010 — any time prior to April 15 2010

Applications will be accepted as long as funds are available. We encourage you to share this memorandum with your colleagues, especially those likely to initiate requests for university-wide lectures. If you have other questions about the Lectures Committee or would like additional information, please contact Joni Brown at jbrown@bascom.wisc.edu or 262-3956.

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