I hope your summer is going well. Here is a brief update on college news and events as well as some dates to mark on your calendar for July-August.
As we begin the new fiscal year we welcome two new leaders to the college –
Dr. Bryan Breyfogle begins his duties as Head of the Department of Chemistry. Alan Schick returns to faculty and is excited about his new role!
Dr. Toby Dogwiler begins his duties as Head of the Department of Geography, Geology and Planning. Tom Plymate is still here through the summer which is a big help for the transition. At the end of the summer Tom and Lynda Plymate will retire to their Indiana farm and we wish them all of the best!!!
Check out the table of contents for a special issue of “Current Inorganic Chemistry”, Content_CIC 5-1.doc – Nick Gerasimchuk is the guest editor. Congratulations to Nick! The content looks outstanding and I cannot wait to see the entire issue!
Latest Newsletter from Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science – http://physics.missouristate.edu/assets/physics/PAMS_Newsletter_Summer_2015.pdf
Recently awarded grants/contracts (see the following report for latest report from the Office of Research Administration, Office of Research Administration Report June 2015).
Paul Schweiger – Congratulations on your contract with Phigenics to test water for legionella!
Jill Black – Congratulations on your Improving Teacher Quality Grant, “Science, Technology, and Engineering for Elementary Educators, Integrating Literacy (STEEL)”, through the US Department of Education and MDHE
Patrick Sullivan – Congratulations on your Improving Teacher Quality Grant, “Getting it Write” in Math through the US Department of Education and MDHE.
Alicia Mathis and Biology Department – Congratulations on another year of your partnership to conduct vital signs monitoring of natural resources in 15 NPS units through the National Park Service!
Diane May – Congratulations on your contract with Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments to assemble key stakeholders and success stories lists for their US Environmental Protection Agency project!
Chris Barnhart – Congratulations on your award for the propagation and captive culture of freshwater mussels for Ohio River restoration through the US Fish and Wildlife Service!
Dean of Students – Thomas Lane, contact and other information can be found at http://www.missouristate.edu/dos/
University Policy Library – http://www.missouristate.edu/policy/
The first college council meeting is Tuesday, September 8. Curricular proposals must be in the Dean’s office by August 21. You may use paper to submit proposals to the first college council meeting. All future proposals will be submitted online – the first training session will be held the Showcase for Teaching and Learning Event on Wednesday, August 12 – 8:00–8:50 a.m. Faculty Senate: The New Electronic Curricular Process. Join Sharmistha Self, Senate Chair; Brian Edmond, Senior Systems Analyst; and Richard Sisco, Workflow Systems Analyst; for a continental breakfast and learn about a new electronic curricular process beginning Fall 2015.
CNAS NEWS – http://news.missouristate.edu/tag/cnas/
CNAS Website – http://science.missouristate.edu/
2015-2016 Master Calendar for Faculty Evaluation, Tenure & Promotion, and Reappointment – http://www.missouristate.edu/assets/Provost/FacultyEvaluationCalendar.pdf
Summer 2015 Important Dates
July 24 Summer Visit Day for Prospective Students (If you are interesting in talking with students/parents and have a free hour please contact Associate Dean Rebaza)
July 31 Summer Commencement 10:00 AM (I hope to see you there!)
August 8 All Per Course Instructors are required to attend an orientation today starting at 9:30 AM in the PSU Ballroom. Contact your department head or the dean’s office for more information.
Fall Classes begin on August 17 and all graduate students/new faculty must report on August 10 for Orientation.
August 10 New Faculty Orientation with HR, 1:00-5:00
August 10 All faculty and graduate students report to work
August 10 GA Orientation
August 11 New Faculty Orientation with Provost, 8:00-1:30
August 11 TA Orientation and New Faculty Orientation
August 12 Showcase on Teaching and Learning 8 AM – 2 PM (you must sign up online for the lunch), http://www.missouristate.edu/fctl/30thShowcaseonTeachingandLearning.htm, 8:00 AM Session – How to submit online curricular and new program proposals! 11:30 speaker (free lunch) – Keynote speaker is Dr. Michele DiPietro.
August 13 All Faculty Luncheon (11:30-1:00) – PSU Ballroom
August 14 LLC STEM Dinner with students, department heads, faculty and CNAS student leaders, 4:30-6:30 PM
August 16 New Student Convocation (please plan to attend) – Robes Required
August 17 Fall Classes Start
August 20 All College Meeting – 3:30-5:00 in Temple 002 (President and Provost attending)
August 27 CNAS Leadership Team Meeting (2-4 PM)
August 29 Mini Maker Faire – For more information and tickets go to – http://theozarksmakerfaire.com/