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Checking in With Dean Forbes - April 2022

In just under a month, the class of 2022 will walk across the stage at 3M Arena. They will hear from commencement speaker Dr. Mary Kemen and sing along to Hail! Minnesota with John S. Anderson. For the first time in two years, we will be able to send off our soon-to-be graduates as we have done in years past – in person surrounded by their family, friends, advisors and professors. 

Employee Engagement Survey

Golden Pipettes return

The CBS Student and Events Boards brought back the Golden Pipettes with an awards ceremony April 20 at Huntington Bank Stadium's Indoor Room. Faculty were recognized for their impact on the lives of CBS undergraduate students, as well as foster connections between faculty and students in a non-academic setting. This year's recipients included:

DEIJ micro-grants awarded

The CBS DEIJ Community of Practice funded 16 proposals in varying amounts totaling more than $75,000 provided by the CBS Dean’s Office. The grants will support projects across the college that advance diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. The awards support efforts across departments and include programs and projects led by graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and staff. You can read descriptions of the projects that were funded here.