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CNAS NEWS – January 17, 2017

UPCOMING DUE DATES

  • Summer Graduate Assistant Fund – applications are due January 31. The faculty must complete theSGAF Form and submit it via email attachment to the ORA (researchadministration@missouristate.edu).
  • SCUF proposals are due to Dean’s Office January 24.  Contact your department head or representative to CNAS IT Committee for more information.
  • Foundation Awards nominations due to the department head on January 27.
  • Faculty Research Grants applications due January 30/February 1 (depending on which calendar you look at – I’ll try to get clarification).  http://graduate.missouristate.edu/facultystaff/FacultyResearchGrants.htm

The latest CNAS NEWS is published here – CNAS NewsWatch and here –  http://news.missouristate.edu/tag/cnas/

Please keep us informed and we will add your news to the list!

Please submit seminar schedules to the master calendar and tag CNAS so we can all have access to seminar schedules!

RECENTLY AWARDED GRANTS

  • Peter Plavchan: Congratulations on your increased award from NASA through the Missouri EPSCoR program!
  • Jason Ray and Megan Clark: Congratulations on your contract with Village of Four Seasons!
  • Jane Hood: Congratulations on your contract with the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce!
  • Brett Garland and Ronald Malega: Congratulations on the second year of your award from the Missouri State Highway Patrol for a domestic violence research project for SAC grant! 
  • Mike Reed: Congratulations on the augmentation of your award, Missouri Space Grant Consortium, funded by NASA and Missouri S & T!

ICYMI…

  • STEM-based education develops students as learners and people in addition to readying them for jobs. Check out this story in Springfield’s news-leader.com website: STEM grows students toward a fully developed future
  • Zach Wilson, graduate student in chemistry, was featured in Spotlights for giving a presentation to the American Chemical Society (ACS) this past August in Philadelphia. You can access his presentation through ACS.org.

SUSTAINABILITY CORNER & GREEN TEAMS

 byob

We use 17 million barrels of oil a year to make disposable plastic water bottles.

Up to 40% of bottled water is actually just tap.

Every day in the US, 85 million plastic bottles are thrown in the trash.   

In order to support the efforts of sustainability with the university, the dean’s office faculty and staff has formed a Green Team. Attached is our new certificate showing that we have reached the Bronze Level of Leaf Two. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to create a Green Team or to get certified. In fact, you may all ready be recycling bottles and paper, powering down your computers and copiers, and shutting off lights at the end of the day.  Make a commitment to become more sustainable! I strongly encourage you to create your own Green Team and show your support to the environment.  For more information, go to the Green Teams and reach out directly to Jordan Schanda, Sustainability Coordinator.

CALENDAR – 2017

Jan 17             Spring Semester Classes Begin Today

Jan 21             Presidential Scholar Interview Day

Jan 25             Digital Measures open lab, 2:00-4:30, KEMP 207

Jan 26             Digital Measures open lab, 2:00-4:30, CHEK 209

 

Feb 6               Faculty submit annual report, along with posting publications and presentations into Digital Measures today for annual review

See above for open lab dates if you would like help posting your publications and presentations.

Feb 18             Discover Engineering Day, 12-3 PM, Plaster Center

Feb 20             Holiday (Presidents’ Day)

Feb 25             Science Olympiad

Feb 26             HL Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, 3-5 PM, Double Tree Hotel

 

Mar 1              HL Career Fair – presentations and fair

Mar 1              HL Board of Advisors, 4:00-5:30 PM, Pummill 402

Mar 2              HL Career Fair – interview day

Mar 11-19      Spring Break (offices open!)

Mar 25            Spring Showcase

Mar 28-30      Spring Academic Integrity Days

Mar 30            HL Speaker Series, 2:00-3:15, PSU Theatre

 

Apr 4-7           OSEF Ozarks Science and Engineering Fair

Apr 4-7           Public Affairs Conference

Apr 13-14       Spring Holiday (no classes, offices open 13, offices closed 14)

Apr 14             Public Affairs Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Apr 18             CNAS Faculty & Staff awards, 4:00, Temple 001

Apr 20-21       Collaborative Diversity conference

Apr 28             CNAS Undergraduate Research Day, 2:00 PM, PSU Ballroom

Apr 29             Graduate College IDF

 

May 2              All Faculty reception, 3:00 pm, PSU Ballroom

May 12            Study Day

May 13-18      Finals Week

May 19            Spring 2017 Commencement

 

Jun 2-4            Mid-States Region – Astronomical League (MSRAL) Convention

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CNAS NEWS – December 12, 2016

THESIS DEFENSE TOMORROW

Graduate student Neva Agarwala will present her thesis defense tomorrow morning Tuesday, December 13 at 10:00 AM in Kemper 220, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Master of Science degree in Materials Science. Neva’s research advisor is Dr. Maria Stepanova.

  • Nominations for Excellence in Advising Awards are due this Wednesday, December 14, 2016 by 5:00 PM.
  • PSIP Applications are due this Friday, December 16, 2016.
  • The call for nominations for the MSU Foundation Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service is out. The deadline to submit nominations is this Friday, December 16.  Applications are due January 27, 2017.

 

Dec 16      CNAS Graduation Reception is at 11:30 AM in Carrington Auditorium. 

Dec 16      Fall Commencement, 1:30 PM, JQH Arena

Grades must be submitted by 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 19, 2016. 

Have a great break!!! See you next year!

SUSTAINABILITY CORNER

Don’t forget to shut off lights and computers during break!

water-waste

Water is life. Don’t waste it.

The latest CNAS NEWS is published here –  CNAS NewsWatch and here –  http://news.missouristate.edu/tag/cnas/

Please keep us informed and we will add your news to the list!

CALENDAR – 2017

Jan 5                Offices Open

Jan 16              Holiday (MLK Day)

Jan 17              Spring Semester Classes Begin Today

 

Feb 20             Holiday (Presidents’ Day)

Feb 25             Science Olympiad

 

Mar 11-19       Spring Break (offices open!)

Mar 25            Spring Showcase

Mar 28-30      Spring Academic Integrity Days

 

Apr 4-7            Ozarks Science and Engineering Fair

Apr 4-7            Public Affairs Conference

Apr 13-14        Spring Holiday (no classes, offices open 13, offices closed 14)

Apr 18             CNAS Faculty & Staff awards, 4:00, Temple 001

Apr 20-21       Collaborative Diversity conference

Apr 28             Undergraduate Research Day, 2:00 PM, PSU Ballroom

Apr 29             Graduate College IDF

 

May 2              All Faculty reception, 3:00 pm, PSU Ballroom

May 12            Study Day

May 13-18      Finals Week

May 19            Spring 2017 Commencement

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CNAS NEWS – December 5, 2016

The latest CNAS NEWS is published here –  CNAS NewsWatch and here –  http://news.missouristate.edu/tag/cnas/

Please keep us informed and we will add your news to the list!

Fall 2016 Commencement

  • Dec 16    CNAS Graduation Reception is at 11:30 AM in Carrington Auditorium.  Contact David Szepatowski for event details.
  • Dec 16      Fall Commencement, 1:30 PM, JQH Arena

Ongoing reminders…

  • Nominations for Excellence in Advising Awards are due by 5:00 PM December 14, 2016.
  • PSIP Applications are due December 16, 2016.
  • The call for nominations for the MSU Foundation Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service is out. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, December 16.  Applications are due January 27, 2017.

ICYMI…

The second issue of DISCOVERIES was distributed.

DISCOVERIES Masthead

SUSTAINABILITY CORNER

monitor-off

Your computer needs rest too. Turn off your monitor when not in use.

CALENDAR – 2017

Jan 5                Offices Open

Jan 16              Holiday (MLK Day)

Jan 17              Spring Semester Classes Begin Today

Feb 20             Holiday (Presidents’ Day)

Feb 25             Science Olympiad

Mar 11-19        Spring Break (offices open!)

Mar 25             Spring Showcase

Mar 28-30      Spring Academic Integrity Days

Apr 4-7            Ozarks Science and Engineering Fair

Apr 4-7            Public Affairs Conference

Apr 13-14        Spring Holiday (no classes, offices open 13, offices closed 14)

Apr 18           CNAS Faculty & Staff awards, 4:00, Temple 001

Apr 20-21    Collaborative Diversity conference

Apr 28          (Friday) – CNAS Undergraduate Research Day, 2:00 PM, PSU Ballroom

Apr 29          Graduate College IDF

May 2            All Faculty reception, 3:00 pm, PSU Ballroom

May 12            Study Day

May 13-18      Finals Week

May 19            Spring 2017 Commencement

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CNAS NEWS – November 28, 2016

Don’t forget to do your Health Risk Assessment and sign up for benefits by December 1.  Contact HR if you have lost your instructions!

CNAS AWARDS POLICY – 2017 is attached.  Nominations for college awards are due March 24, 2017.

SEMINARS THIS WEEK!

Carrie’s Café closes for the semester next week. Only three days left: Nov 29, Dec 1, Dec 6

The latest CNAS NEWS is published here –  CNAS NewsWatch and here –  http://news.missouristate.edu/tag/cnas/

Please keep us informed and we will add your news to the list!

Fall 2016 Commencement

Dec 16      CNAS Graduation Reception is at 11:30 AM in Carrington Auditorium.  Contact David Szepatowski for event details.

Dec 16      Fall Commencement, 1:30 PM, JQH Arena

Ongoing reminders…

  • PSIP Applications are due December 16, 2016.
  • The call for nominations for the MSU Foundation Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service is out. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, December 16.  Applications are due January 27, 2017.

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS

RECENTLY AWARDED GRANTS

  • Bob Pavlowsky and Marc Owen: Congratulations on your new contract with the City of Springfield for the Springfield MS4 Monitoring Project.
  • Dan Beckman: Congratulations on your new contract with the City of Springfield for the biological assessment of urban streams.
  • Dorothy Wittorff-Sandgren: Congratulations on the Region D FY 16 Homeland Security Grant funded by the US Department of Homeland Security through the Missouri Office of Homeland Security.

ICYMI…

Did you know…?

  • that CNAS has its own Twitter account: @CNASatMSU (Are you following us?)
  • …that CNAS has its own Facebook page:  CNAS at MSU (Have you liked us?)

SUSTAINABILITY CORNER

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The second edition of our electronic newsletter DISCOVERIES has been distributed. Check your inbox!

Thank you to all who contributed.

Dec 16      CNAS Graduation Reception is at 11:30 AM in Carrington Auditorium.  Contact David Szepatowski for event details.

Dec 16      Fall Commencement, 1:30 PM, JQH Arena

MEDIA           

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CNAS NEWS – November 14, 2016

The latest CNAS NEWS is published here –  CNAS NewsWatch and here –  http://news.missouristate.edu/tag/cnas/

Please keep us informed and we will add your news to the list!

Check this out…

Don’t forget to do your Health Risk Assessment and sign up for benefits by December 1.  Contact HR if you have lost your instructions!

NO CLASSES – November 19-27, 2016

University offices are open November 21-22, 2016.  University offices are closed November 23-25, 2016.

Classes start and offices are open beginning Monday morning, November 28.

ICYMI…

 Did you know…?

  • that CNAS has its own Twitter account: @CNASatMSU
  • …that CNAS has its own Facebook page:  CNAS at MSU

SUSTAINABILITY CORNER

stairs

Walking up the stairs just two minutes a day helps prevent weight gain.

It also helps the environment!

CALENDAR

Nov 30      STEM Lecture at Library Center – Dr. Bob Pavlowsky, 7-8:00 PM

Dec 16      CNAS Graduation Reception is at 11:30 AM in Carrington Auditorium.  Contact David Szepatowski for event details.

Dec 16      Fall Commencement, 1:30 PM, JQH Arena

MEDIA           

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CNAS NEWS – November 7, 2016

Today CNAS STEM Career Expo –4:00-6:00 PM, PSU Grand Ballroom 3rd Floor – All CNAS students and faculty are invited to attend.

Geography Awareness Week All seminars are in Temple 345

  • 4:30 pm – Mon, Nov 7 – Geographers Doing Geography in National Parks and Protected Areas Around the Globe
  • 3:30 pm – Tue, Nov 8 – Sea Turtles and Sustainable Tourism
  • 4:30 pm – Wed, Nov 9 – Drone-based Remote Sensing Systems and Virtual Reality Platform
  • 3:30 pm – Thu, Nov 10 – The World That Memory Made: Parks, Plantations, and Battlefields

OTHER SEMINARS

  • Wed, Nov 9 – Chemistry seminar by Dr. Mark Arnold, University of Iowa – 3:30-4:30, Meyer Library 101

Academic Program Review  –

  • PAMS External Reviewers are on campus this week November 6-8.

Did you know…?

RECENTLY FUNDED GRANTS

  • Laszlo Kovacs: Congratulations on your award for adapting perennial crops for climate change: graft transmissible effects of rootstocks on grapevine shoots funded by the NSF through St. Louis University!

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS

CNAS students received awards at the Arkansas INBRE conference (INBRE = Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence). Participants were from 28 different academic institutions.  Read the blog on the CNAS website.

  • (1) John Short (MSU Biology Dept; Authors: John Short and Dr. Kyoungtae Kim): Biological Sciences division, poster, 1st place – – Subcellular Targeting and Physiological Significance of Dynamin-like Protein, Vps1.
  • (2) Angeline Rodriguez (MSU Biology Dept; Authors: Angeline Rodriguez, Abbi Mabary, Andrea Taylor, Hannah Ingram, and Dr. Christopher Lupfer): Biological Sciences, poster, Honorable Mention – – Improving Inflammation in Viral Bacterial Coinfection by Il-1β Regulation.
  • (3) Jesse Underwood (MSU Dept of Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science; Authors: Jesse Underwood, Dayton G. Kizzire, J. Thomas, R. Sakidja, and R.A. Mayanovic): Physics division, oral, 1st place – – Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Mechanical and Structural Prosperities of Silica and Aluminosilica Mesoporous Materials.

SUSTAINABILITY CORNER

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PAPER: If you can rip it, you can recycle it.  paper-rip-it

CALENDAR

Nov 7            CNAS STEM Career Discovery Expo (4-6 PM) flyer attached

Nov 30           STEM Lecture at Library Center – Dr. Bob Pavlowsky, 7-8:00 PM

Dec 16           Fall Commencement, 1:30 PM, JQH Arena (CNAS Grad Reception at 11:30, details to follow)

MEDIA           

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CNAS NEWS – October 31, 2016

SEMINARS THIS WEEK

  • Check the CNAS homepage and the MSU master calendar.  There are seminars on campus this Wednesday (chemistry) and Friday (biology)!
  • Nov 2:  Chemistry seminar with speaker Adam Kirkpatrick, 3:30-4:30 PM, Meyer Library 101
  • Nov 4:  Biology seminar with speaker J.D. Willson – Population Dynamics of Aquatic Snakes, 4-5 PM, Temple 003
  • Nov 4: Geography Awareness Week Lecture in GGP, Temple 345, 3:30 pm – Multiculturalism, Conflict and Accommodation: The Relationships between Muslims, Jews, and Chinese in Two Parisian Neighborhoods

PROGRAMS THIS WEEK AND NEXT

 Academic Program Review  –

  • PAMS External Reviewers will be on campus next week November 6-8.

Did you know…?

RECENTLY FUNDED GRANTS

  • Dorothy Wittorff-Sandgren and Jason Ray: Congratulations on your contract with the City of Fair Grove for the Fair Grove Senior Center grant administration!
  • Alicia Mathis: Congratulations on the continuation of the partnership to conduct vital signs monitoring of natural resources in 15 NPS units funded by the National Park Service!

SUSTAINABILITY CORNER

vampire-energy

Beware of vampire energy waste…mwa-ha-ha!

CALENDAR

Nov 1            Public Affairs Convocation, 7:00 PM, Hammons Hall

Nov 4            MSU 3-Minute Thesis Competition, 4-7 PM, Davis-Harrington Welcome Center

Nov 5            CSC hosts ACM Programming contest

Nov 7            CNAS STEM Career Discovery Expo (4-6 PM) flyer attached

Nov 30           STEM Lecture at Library Center – Dr. Bob Pavlowsky, 7-8:00 PM

Dec 16           Fall Commencement, 1:30 PM, JQH Arena (CNAS Grad Reception at 11:30, details to follow)

MEDIA           

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CNAS NEWS – October 24, 2016

SEMINARS THIS WEEK

Check the CNAS homepage and the MSU master calendar.  There are seminars on campus this Wednesday (chemistry) and Friday (biology)!

  • Oct 26     Chemistry seminar with speaker Dr. Monica Kinde, 3:30-4:30 PM, Meyer Library 101
  • Oct 28     Biology seminar with speaker Sean Doody – Paradise Poisoned, 4:00-5:00 PM, Temple Lecture Hall 003

STEM Lecture at Library Center –Wed, Oct 26, from 7-8 PM, Dr. Peter Plavchan

“The Golden Age of Exoplanet Discovery.” Dr. Peter Plavchan from Missouri State University’s Department of Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science will discuss recent advances in the discovery of exoplanets and what these discoveries have taught us about our universe, along with current exoplanet research projects at MSU.

PROGRAMS NEXT WEEK

DUE DATES

  • Monday, October 31Summer Faculty Fellowships are due to Graduate College.  Since I’ll be out of town October 28-October 31 – Associate Dean Dan Beckman will write comments and sign these for me.  They must be submitted to the CNAS office by noon on Friday, October 28.
  • Monday, October 31Sabbatical Applications are due to the CNAS Office.

Please consider a contribution to the United Way or Missouri State Way campaigns – http://www.missouristatefoundation.org/facultystaffcampaigns.html

All contributions make a difference and together we can make a real difference in our community!

Academic Program Review  –

  • GGP External Reviews are on campus this week.
  • PAMS External Reviewers will be on campus November 6-8.

PIVOT, an application to search for funding opportunities!

Faculty looking for grants should check out Pivot, a very useful tool to search for funding opportunities.  Go to http://ora.missouristate.edu/find-funding.htm and set up username and password to access your Pivot account. You can then do keyword searches, save searches, and set up regular e-mail notifications.  A profile has already been set up for you based on your CV/Webpage to run searches. Access and modify your profile by selecting on your name in the upper right corner of your Pivot home page. The site is really user friendly and there are tutorials and help links if you need them.

ICYMI…

  • Office of University Communications has launched a new Expert Sources Directory to help connect easier and quicker with experts on campus who can comment on stories and find out about groundbreaking research. Read the blog: New expert guide facilitates connection with faculty
  • Two CNAS students presented at annual national meeting of Geological Society of America in Denver, Colorado last month. Read the blog.
  • The School of Pharmacy at Missouri State was featured on KOLR10. Vaccination rates on campus are below target rates. Watch the feature and learn more about flu vaccination efforts on campus.
  • Day Ligon is featured in Mind’s Eye online: A turtle’s tale of survival

Did you know…?

SUSTAINABILITY CORNER

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Be the catalyst for change. 

CALENDAR

Oct 26          STEM Lecture at Library Center – Dr. Peter Plavchan, 7-8 PM

Oct 26          Chemistry seminar with speaker Dr. Monica Kinde, 3:30-4:30 PM, Meyer Library 101

Oct 28          Biology seminar with speaker Sean Doody – Paradise Poisoned, 4-5 PM, Temple 003

Nov 1            Public Affairs Convocation, 7:00 PM, Hammons Hall

Nov 4           University 3-Minute Thesis Competition, 4-7 PM, Davis-Harrington Welcome Center

Nov 5           CSC hosts ACM Programming contest

Nov 7           CNAS STEM Career Discovery Expo (4-6 PM) flyer attached

Nov 30        STEM Lecture at Library Center – Dr. Bob Pavlowsky, 7-8:00 PM

Dec 16         Fall Commencement, 1:30 PM, JQH Arena (CNAS Grad Reception at 11:30, details to follow)

MEDIA           

As always, please submit items for the next CNAS NEWS! 

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CNAS NEWS – October 17, 2016

SEMINARS THIS WEEK

          Check the CNAS homepage and the MSU master calendar.  There are seminars on Tuesday and Wednesday!

Movie – PSU Theatre –Tu, Oct 18 – The True Cost (Who pays the price for our clothing?)sustainability

  • Wed, Oct 19 – 3 Minute Thesis CNAS Competition, Temple 156, 3:00 PM

          All participants must sign up with Gale by noon today!!!

   Carrie’s Café  – Opens October 20 – Make your reservations today!!!

Please consider a contribution to the United Way or Missouri State Way campaigns: missouristatefoundation.org/facultystaffcampaigns.html

            All contributions make a difference and together we can make a real difference in our community!

 Academic Program Review  –

  • GGP External Reviews will be on campus October 23-25, 2016.  Contact GGP for the detailed itinerary.
  • PAMS External Reviewers will be on campus Nov 6-8, 2016.

PIVOT, an application to search for funding opportunities!

Faculty looking for grants should check out Pivot, a very useful tool to search for funding opportunities.  Go to http://ora.missouristate.edu/find-funding.htm and set up username and password to access your Pivot account. You can then do keyword searches, save searches, and set up regular e-mail notifications.  A profile has already been set up for you based on your CV/Webpage to run searches. Access and modify your profile by selecting on your name in the upper right corner of your Pivot home page. The site is really user friendly and there are tutorials and help links if you need them.

Tough Talk Schedule and Diversity Workshops through FCTL.

DUE DATES

  • Summer Faculty Fellowships are due to Graduate College on Monday, October 31.  Since I’ll be out of town October 28-October 31 – Associate Dean Dan Beckman will write comments and sign these for me.  They must be submitted to the CNAS office by noon on Friday, October 28.
  • October 31 – Sabbatical Applications are due to the CNAS Office.

CAREER EVENTS IN CNAS

  • CNAS, Career Center and LLC staff are planning for the CNAS STEM Career Expo on Monday, November 7.  There are already over a dozen companies coming to meet with students.  Please let your students know about this opportunity.

 ICYMI…

  • Jim Miller, emeritus professor of geology was featured in Spotlight: Redefining history: Determining where time periods actually lie
  • APA Missouri is celebrating National Community Planning Month this month. This past Thursday, the American Planning Association (APA), Missouri Chapter awarded the 2016 Distinguished Leadership Award for a Professional Planner to Missouri State University Emeritus Faculty, Diane May, AICP.  Diane’s 30+ years of providing professional planning services to communities across Missouri through MSU’s Center for Resource Planning & Management and the SW Missouri Council of Governments has helped improve the quality of life for generations of Missourians. Her devotion to higher education has equipped hundreds of individuals across the country with the knowledge and skills necessary to start a career in Planning.  Her exemplary dedication to APA and the American Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) had helped strengthen each organization and has shaped the services that APA Missouri offers today, particularly to students.

Did you know…?

SUSTAINABILITY CORNER

700-years-bottle

It takes 700 years before a plastic bottle begins to decompose!

CALENDAR

Oct 18           Beginning a Career in Data Science, Cheek 102, 2:00 PM

Oct 19           3 Minute Thesis CNAS Competition, Temple 156, 3:00 PM – All participants must sign up with Gale by noon on Mon, Oct 17!

Oct 20-21     Building a Secure Water Future: Tri-State Water Coalition meeting, Darr Ag Center

Oct 22           Expand Your Horizons

Oct 26           STEM Lecture at Library Center – Dr. Peter Plavchan, 7-8 PM

 

Nov 1            Public Affairs Convocation, 7:00 PM, Hammons Hall

Nov 4            University 3-Minute Thesis Competition, 4-7 PM, Davis-Harrington Welcome Center

Nov 7            CNAS STEM Career Discovery Expo (4-6 PM) flyer attached

Nov 30         STEM Lecture at Library Center – Dr. Bob Pavlowsky, 7-8:00 PM

 

Dec 16           Fall Commencement, 1:30 PM, JQH Arena

MEDIA           

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CNAS NEWS – October 10, 2016

Happy Monday – I’m attending a recruiters fair in Kansas City, MO today with Dr. Razib Iqbal.  I am so excited to help recruit students for our outstanding CNAS programs Sunday afternoon and Monday morning!  We will be back late on Monday afternoon.

MSU HOMECOMING EVENTS

            I would like to invite you to attend one activity next week as the university celebrates Homecoming 2016.  At 4:00 PM on Friday, October 14 the Wall of Fame Ceremony will occur in the PSU Ballroom.  Larry Banks will be recognized for his many achievements at this ceremony.

The other events are listed in the calendar below or on the MSU calendar of events.

PIVOT, an application to search for funding opportunities!

Faculty looking for grants should check out Pivot, a very useful tool to search for funding opportunities.  Go to http://ora.missouristate.edu/find-funding.htm and set up username and password to access your Pivot account. You can then do keyword searches, save searches, and set up regular e-mail notifications.  A profile has already been set up for you based on your CV/Webpage to run searches. Access and modify your profile by selecting on your name in the upper right corner of your Pivot home page. The site is really user friendly and there are tutorials and help links if you need them.

CAREER EVENTS IN CNAS

  •  All Hospitality Students will be attending the Recruiter’s Fair on October 12-13: missouristate.edu/Recruiters-Fair.htm
  • CNAS, Career Center and LLC staff are planning for the CNAS STEM Career Expo on Monday, November 7.  There are already over a dozen companies coming to meet with students.  Please let you students know about this opportunity.

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Three GGP/OEWRI students presented at the 2016 Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium last month: read blog
  • Alicia Mathis and her research group were featured in the Springfield News-Leader. Click for article Young Achievers.

 Academic Program Review  –

  • GGP External Reviews will be on campus October 23-25, 2016.
  • PAMS External Reviewers will be on campus Nov 6-8, 2016.

SUSTAINABILITY CORNER

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Don’t be a drip – turn off (water faucets) every time!

Movie that you might enjoy – PSU Theatre –October 18 – The True Cost (Who pays the price for our clothing?)sustainability

CALENDAR

Oct 12-13      Hospitality Leadership Recruiters’ Fair

Oct 13           Scholarship Reception (3 PM) and Emeritus Dinner (5:30 PM)

Oct 14           Advisory Board Meetings for many CNAS Departments

Oct 14           BOG meetings

Oct 14           Wall of Fame ceremony, 4 PM, PSU Ballroom

Oct 15           Homecoming 2016!

Oct 19           3 Minute Thesis CNAS Competition, Temple 156, 3:00 PM – All participants must sign up with Gale by noon on Mon, Oct 17!

University 3MT Competition is Nov 4, 2016 from 4-7 PM in the Davis-Harrington Welcome Center.

Click http://graduate.missouristate.edu/currentstudents/265901.htm for more details.

Oct 20           CNAS Leadership Team meeting, 2:00-3:30 PM, Temple 156

Oct 20-21      Building a Secure Water Future: Tri-State Water Coalition meeting, Darr Ag Center

Oct 22           Expand Your Horizons

Oct 26           STEM Lecture at Library Center – Dr. Peter Plavchan, 7-8 PM

 

Nov 1            Public Affairs Convocation, 7:00 PM, Hammons Hall

Nov 4            University 3-Minute Thesis Competition, 4-7 PM, Davis-Harrington Welcome Center

Nov 7            CNAS STEM Career Discovery Expo (4-6 PM) flyer attached

Nov 30           STEM Lecture at Library Center – Dr. Bob Pavlowsky, 7-8:00 PM

Dec 16           Fall Commencement, 1:30 PM, JQH Arena

MEDIA           

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