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CNAS NEWS – August 31, 2015

What an amazing start to this academic year!!!  Thank you for everything you do!

Faculty – Associate Dean Rebaza and I met with a small group of CNAS students this past week.  We asked them why they were here and what was keeping them at MSU.  They always talked about you and your passion!  They love field trips, hands on activities, and the connections that help you them make!!!!  They all indicated that they were invited by you and others to join student organizations in their departments and they felt part of Missouri State.   Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Their one major request was that they wanted opportunities to meet across departments to learn about other majors and to meet more people.  Associate Dean Rebaza and I will help to make that happen for them.

2015 State of the College Address is posted – http://science.missouristate.edu/College-Annual-Reports.htm

New Faculty Mentoring Plan is posted – http://science.missouristate.edu/College-Policies.htm

CNAS Workload Policy is posted – http://science.missouristate.edu/assets/science/CNAS_Workload_Policy_2015.pdf

We are working on finalizing all college committee assignments.  Each group will be notified in the next two weeks and a September meeting will be scheduled. The final committee assignments will be posted on the college website and the link will be sent in the next newsletter!

College Council meets September 8.
CGEIP and Graduate Council meet September 9.
Faculty Senate meets September 10.

Construction Update –   We have some truly amazing new spaces!!!  Please take a walk in the next couple of weeks to see.  Open Houses will be held a little later in the semester when projects are truly complete.

Pummill Hall – Final punch list items are being addressed with the goal of completion prior September 18.
Temple Hall – Punch list items are being addressed at this time.  Next week work on the final room (403) will begin.  We should have a realistic completion timeline after next week.    As you continue to find items that need to be fixed or cleaned that are related to our construction projects – please send these items to your department head.  We will make sure that your lists get to the right people!

Research Funding Opportunities –
We no longer subscribe to the email alert system from which we forwarded grant opportunities in the past.  However, we now have a much better tool, called Pivot, for finding grant funding opportunities. Follow the link below and go to Pivot Funding Opportunities. Once you’ve obtained a Pivot username and password you will be able to access your account.   http://ora.missouristate.edu/find-funding.htm
From your account you can 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 — and Pivot will run searches based on your Profile.  (Access and modify your profile by selecting on your name in the upper right corner of your Pivot home page.)
The Pivot site is really user friendly and there are tutorials and help links if you need them. Try it out and if you have problems I’d be glad to sit down with you and show you what I know.  Dan Beckman

Research News –
Mike Reed – Congratulations on the new Missouri Space Grant though NASA and Missouri S&T!
Mark Owen and Bob Pavlowsky – Congratulations on your new contract with the city of Springfield for the stormwater basin post-monitoring continuation project.
Kevin Mickus – Congratulations on your award through the National Science Foundation’s MRI for the acquisition of a gravity meter for geophysical research and teaching.

CNAS NEWS – http://news.missouristate.edu/tag/cnas/
MIND’S EYE – http://blogs.missouristate.edu/mindseye/

Master Advisor Refresher Workshop
Facilitated by Susan Martindale
Option 1: Tuesday, September 22, 2:00 to 4:30 p.m., Plaster Student Union 308
Option 2: Friday, October 2, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.., Plaster Student Union 317

Space is limited and registration is required at http://www.missouristate.edu/advising/42540.htm
Designed for those whose Master Advisor designation has lapsed or for those who wish to complete the year’s recertification requirements in one session.

September/October Calendar

Seminar Schedules are posted at http://science.missouristate.edu/. If you have not turned in your departmental seminar schedule to the dean’s office yet – please do so and we will add your seminars to the college calendar.

NASA Public Observing Nights at Baker Observatory – http://physics.missouristate.edu/BakerObservatory.htm
September 9     KME/MTH Scholarship picnic, Phelps Grove Park
September 11-13   Family Weekend, Ozarks Celebration Festival, Pride Band Reunion
September 14   Public Affairs Week – http://publicaffairs.missouristate.edu/paw/Schedule.htm
September 15   CNAS Public Lecture, Matt Pierson/EGR, 7:30 pm, Temple 002 – All are welcome.  Please invite your students.
September 23  HRA Scholarship reception, 3:45-5:00 pm, PUMM 404
Sept 23-25        American Society for Engineering Education
September 26  EYH, 8:00-12:30 (Temple and Kemper Halls)
September 28  CNAS Fall Speaker series at the Library Center, Kevin Mickus, 7:00 pm
September 29  Majors Fair 9 am – 3 pm (set up at 8 am)
October 1          State of the University Address, 12:30 PM, PSU Theatre
October 1          HRA Casino Night, 5:30-7:30 pm, PUMM 404
October 5-6  HLC Team on Campus – If you are invited to an open forum, please attend.  There will also be sessions where you can just drop in.  Schedules will be posted soon.
October 6        Springfield School District Fair at the Oasis Convention Center (this used to be at University Plaza) from 4:30-6:30 PM
October 13      CNAS Public Lecture, Peter Plavchan, 7:30 pm, Temple 002
October 14      HRA Board of Advisors meeting, 3:45-5:30
Octr 14 & 15    HRA Recruiters Fair, PSU and PUMM
October 16      Departmental Advisory Boards meet
October 16      CNAS Mixer at Mothers Brewing from 5-7 PM
October 16      Earth, Wind and Fire Concert – 8 PM at the Q
October 17      MSU Homecoming
October 18      NACAC Fair in St. Louis on the SLU campus from 1-4 PM
October 20     Public Affairs Convocation – http://publicaffairs.missouristate.edu/Convocation/
Oct 22-23       Biology Program Review Site visit
Oct 21-24       American Chemical Society, Midwest meeting. St. Joseph, MO
October 26    CNAS Fall Speaker series at the Library Center, Debbie Corcoran, 7:00 pm
October 27    STEM Reverse Career Fair 4-7 PM, PSU 400/Union Club
October 31    Fall Showcase

HOMECOMING NEWS – October 16-17
NEW!! Homecoming Headquarters
Davis-Harrington Welcome Center. Anyone can stop in for updated information and schedules, campus maps, and, yes, snacks compliments of the alumni association!  Have friends coming to campus?  Gather at Homecoming Headquarters to plan your weekend activities, and make sure you have the absolute latest information about campus activities.  You might even have the chance to win prizes and participate in other fun activities! If you have any suggestions for ensuring our visitors get their weekends off on the right foot, please let me know!   Hours:  Friday from 3 pm to 7:30 pm/Saturday from 7 am to 5:30 pm
Friday, October 16

  • Please note that CNAS will host a gathering for faculty, staff and alumni at Mother’s Brewing from 5-7 PM (Cash Bar)
  • It’s official!  Earth, Wind and Fire will perform a Homecoming concert at 8:00 pm at the Q.  Tickets are $65 each at Missouristatetix.com, the JQH Arena Box Office, or charge by phone at 836-7678
  • Unfortunately, we have canceled the traditional Homecoming 5K this year.  In an effort to spice things up a little, we moved the race to Friday night before the concert was scheduled.  For the safety of our runners, we will suspend the 5K until next year.  (We were unable at this late date to secure the permits and race managers to reschedule)
  • The annual alumni association awards banquet has been moved to a new date….see below.

Saturday, October 17

  • VIP breakfast – We’re downsizing a bit this year! Stay tuned for details, but we will host a light breakfast prior to the parade for VIPs
  • Breakfast with Boomer – 7:30 am – 9 am at Juanita K Hammons hall.  There will be a charge for this, TBD.  Bring the whole family for a buffet breakfast, and enjoy Story Time (a reading of “Where’s Boomer” of course!) before the parade.
  • Parade in the morning
  • MarooNation Alumni Zone!  This year at BearFest Village, we’ll be offering $1 beer and additional food choices to guests, along with other fun activities under the tent.  We are also encouraging any smaller “reunion” groups to plan to meet at our tent if they don’t want to spend the time/money on their own.  Just have them contact us to reserve a table or two for them!  The REAL Bears and the Standard alumni reunions will be taking advantage of our tent in this way.
  • Football Game in the afternoon
  • Basketball scrimmage has been scheduled at JQH at 5:30 pm.  Details to come.
  • Bears on the Square –  There will be NO actual activity on the square this year. J We’re focusing instead on making our downtown businesses even more a part of Homecoming weekend, so watch for that list of participating vendors and special Homecoming deals to come.

Alumni Association Awards –
Please be sure to remind Department heads and faculty that the Awards event has been rescheduled for June 10, 2016.  We realize that summer months aren’t the ideal time for faculty participation, but for next year this was the best time frame available to us.  Important things to note:

As always – if you have questions please let me know.  If you have news – please share it!

Tammy

 

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CNAS NEWS August 10, 2015

Welcome to the Start of the Fall 2015 Semester!!
I hope you had a great summer!  I look forward to hearing about your adventures and accomplishments.  Please help me welcome all new faculty and staff to the college.

I hope to see you at the Showcase event on August 12 and the all faculty luncheon on August 13.

 

New faculty and staff to CNAS since spring

Christopher Lupfer, Biology Assistant Professor

Keiichi Yoshimatsu, Chemistry Assistant Professor

James Kratky, Mathematics Assistant Professor

Fei Wang, Chemistry Assistant Professor

Mahua Biswas, Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science Assistant Professor

Razib Iqbal, Computer Science Assistant Professor

Lisa Reece, Chemistry Instructor

Helena De la Hoz De la Hoz, Chemistry Instructor

New Leaders

Toby Dogwiler, Geography, Geology and Planning Department Head

Bryan Breyfogle, Chemistry Department Head

Jorge Rebaza, CNAS Associate Dean

Erich Steinle, CNAS Associate Dean

Staff

Julie Vaughan, CNAS Budget Officer

Jason Ray, Planner. Center for Resource Planning and Management

Cindy Busby, Administrative Assistant, Hospitality and Restaurant Administration

Khushboo Hemnani, Microbiology Lab Coordinator

 

 

August 12  Showcase on Teaching and Learning 8 AM – 2 PM (you must sign up online),                                    http://www.missouristate.edu/fctl/30thShowcaseonTeachingandLearning.htm

8:00 AM Session – How to submit online curricular and new program proposals! Many, many sessions throughout the morning!!!

11:30 speaker (free lunch) – Keynote speaker is Dr. Michele DiPietro.

August 13  All Faculty Luncheon (11:30-1:00) – Please plan to attend!

August 16    New Student Convocation

August 17    Fall Classes Start

August 20  All College Meeting – 3:30-5:00 in Temple 002 (President and Provost attending)

August 29  Mini Maker Faire (Tickets and information at http://theozarksmakerfaire.com/)

September 11-13 Family Weekend – Many, many activities – http://www.missouristate.edu/bearsfamilies/familyweekend.htm,  Ozarks Celebration Weekend – http://ocf.missouristate.edu/

 

Please let your students know about CNAS Public Lectures.  We have two each month – one on campus and one at the Library Center on South Campbell!

September 15  CNAS Public Lecture, Matt Pierson/EGR, 7:30 pm, Temple 002

September 26  Expanding Your Horizons, 8:00-12:30

September 28  CNAS Fall Speaker series at the Library Center, Kevin Mickus, 7:00 pm

October 1  State of the University Address at 12:30

October 1  HRA Casino Night, 5:30-7:30 pm, PUMM 404

October 5-6  HLC Team on Campus

Enrollment is up for this fall so expect full sections of your courses.

Construction updates – Pummill Hall – There is a little finishing work to complete by the construction company.  HRA faculty and staff are busy trying to settle into their new home – 3rd and 4th floors.  Offices are on 3rd floor.

Temple Hall – There is a great deal of work to do.  First, second and third floors are nearly done.  There are still things to do but mostly we are moving into these spaces.  Fourth floor – There will be a great deal of construction work yet this week.  Bryan and Jonathan are given daily updates so see them for the latest information.  Once the stockroom is moved fully moved to 474 then the construction company will begin working from 10 PM to 6 AM to turn Temple 403 into a general chemistry lab.  The hoods and casework is all sitting in the hallways of 4th floor now.  The 403 lab should take about 3-4 weeks to install.

I expect that first, second and third floors should be pretty clean by Monday or Tuesday.  I’ll be making daily walk-throughs and will be reporting where it is not clean!  (The construction crew is to do the initially cleaning and the our custodial staff will take over from there.)

Citizen Scholar Nominations are due September 17 – http://studentaffairs.missouristate.edu/citizenscholaraward.htm

Recent Grants/Contracts –

Dave Faucett and Diane May (CRPM) – Congratulations on the award from USDOT via MODOT!
Bob Pavlowsky and Marc Owen (OEWRI) – Congratulations on your award from the Forest Service!
Bob Pavlowsky (OEWRI) – Congratulations on the extension of your project “Mining Sediment in Viburnum Trend Streams” from the US Fish & Wildlife Service!
Chris Barnhart – Congratulations on another year’s funding for developing methods for laboratory culture of diverse species of freshwater mussels through the US Geological Survey!
Jun Luo – Congratulations on your contract with Shamrock Marketing Services for “Web GIS Applications for Shamrock Marketing field agents”!


Dr. Tammy Jahnke

Dean

 

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CNAS NEWS – July 6, 2015

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/

 

Tammy

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CNAS NEWS – May 18, 2015

Just a couple of announcements as we all prepare for a break! 

The search for the new associate deans is now complete and I am happy to announce that Jorge Rebaza and Erich Steinle have accepted the positions noted below and will begin their duties on June 1, 2015. 

I want to take a moment and publically thank Xingping Sun for his four years as associate dean.  He helped to pave the way to where we are today with more clearly defined duties.  Xingping was willing to try any project that he was given.  He moved us forward on the Professional Science Masters option within the MNAS and helped the first two students to graduate from the program!  He was there to help with many, many recruitment activities!  Most importantly he was there for the students who needed help and guidance from the dean’s office.  Thank you – Xingping!!!!  I wish you all the best as you continue with your strong research program in the mathematics department.

 

Research – Associate Dean Dan Beckman

  • Stronger Connection to Research Administration
  • Build Interdisciplinary Teams within CNAS (also with OTC and/or others within MSU)
  • Help to Mentor New Faculty in research
  • Provide Research Professional Development Opportunities
  • Locate and forward grant opportunities to department heads, center directors and faculty
  • Monitor the public lecture series (with Bob Patterson) and help Gale with flyers and publicity
  • Encourage Grant Submissions
  • Submit 1 STEM retention/recruitment grant proposal each year
  • Write a note to everyone who gets a grant in CNAS recognizing their accomplishments (cc Dean and Nicki Donnelson)
  • Monitor Digital Measures for research information (peer reviewed publications for sure – maybe presentations)
  • Encourage participation in IDF each year
  • Chair a college committee (doesn’t currently exist) to run CNAS Undergraduate Research Day each year

 

Student – Associate Dean Jorge Rebaza

  • Recruitment (undergraduate)
  • Ex officio on college recruitment committee – undergraduate only
  • Pro-active student retention/success plan for college
  • Student suspension/probation.
  • Be an active participant in the college LLC.  Forward all CNAS activities to the LLC coordinator so students attend meetings/events.
  • Ex officio on student appeal committee.
  • Handles all student waivers, overloads etc.
  • Handles most student issues – keeps dean informed of all of these!
  • Ex-officio on college council

 

MNAS/PSM/STEM Education – Associate Dean Erich Steinle

  • Recruitment (graduate)
  • Keep track of MNAS program and students and assistantships
  • Chair MNAS committee.
  • Coordinate all MNAS applications with departments
  • PSM – in charge of growing this program to 10 students/year by 2017
  • STEM Education – Serve as the leader of this committee.  Be informed of K-12 education issues.  Coordinate all faculty/staff in this area.  (This involves all BSED and MSED programs in the college.)

 

Summer Session starts on June 8 as well as the first session of SOAR!

Summer Commencement is July 31. 

As you plan ahead for the fall 2015 semester here are some important dates for your calendars –  

August 10-11 – New Faculty and Graduate Student Orientation 

30th Showcase on Teaching and Learning: How Learning Works Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The keynote speaker is Dr. Michele DiPietro, co-author of How Learning Works.  Dr. DiPietro will distill the research and scientific approaches to how students learn by providing relevant and case-based examples that can easily be integrated into the teaching of any discipline.  For more information, email the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning or visit the Showcase webpage. 

Thursday, August 13 – All Faculty Luncheon 

Sunday, August 16 – New Student Convocation at 2:00 PM in JQH Arena 

Monday, August 17 – Fall Semester Classes Begin Today 

Thursday, August 20 – CNAS All Faculty Meeting – State of the College Address – 3:30-5:00 PM,President Smart and Provost Einhellig will be joining us! 

 

Thank you for all you do every day!  Our students appreciate it!  I appreciate it!

Tammy

 

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CNAS NEWS – May 6, 2015

CNAS Picnic is tomorrow, May 7 at Phelps Grove Park.  I hope to see you there!  The organizing committee tells me that the picnic will take place – rain or shine!

Although meat and drinks are provided – the rest is potluck.  Please bring something to share.  CNAS Picnic is for students, faculty, staff and families!

picnicflyer 2015

Time to tag more CNAS news – http://news.missouristate.edu/tag/cnas/  Please send your news items and I will forward them for release!

Links to some of the stories that have run in the News-Leader about students in CNAS. For the most part, these stories were written by students or staff members in Office of Communications to help promote the good things going on in the university.

If you have other story ideas, please send them our way.  (If you submit names – I will forward them!!!)

http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/education/2014/12/07/semester-abroad-leads-student-teach-foreign-land/20077025/

http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/education/2014/12/14/msu-student-takes-work-microbrewery-next-level/20399747/

http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/education/2015/01/11/geology-student-spent-summer-surveying-oil/21602919/

http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/education/2015/02/08/msu-student-helps-research-test-artificial-intelligence/23092751/

http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/education/2015/03/22/msu-student-one-smart-cookie/25181391/

http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/education/2014/09/21/green-bubbling-spring-leads-ha-moment/16026897/

http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/education/2014/08/31/missouri-state-geology-student-goes-flow/14912611/

 

Dr. Tammy Jahnke
Dean College of Natural and Applied Sciences

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CNAS NEWS – April 29, 2015

Please join us at the following end-of-semester events –  

Tuesday, May 5 – All Faculty Recognition Reception – 3-5 PM in PSU Ballroom.  Celebrate with Foundation Award Winners, all faculty who published a peer reviewed paper in 2014 and more!!! 

Thursday, May 7 – CNAS Picnic – see below.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone at Phelps Grove Park.  This is always a fun event! 

 picnicflyer 2015

Friday, May 15 – CNAS Graduate Reception 11:30 am – 1:00 pm in Carrington Hall 208 followed by Commencement at 1:30 PM in JQH Arena.

 

Following are two press releases that were distributed earlier today with regard to our research students and our faculty/staff awards.  We will be updating our websites in the near future to include all of the latest award winners.  If you are curious about past winners – that list also follows.  What an outstanding group of faculty and staff we have in CNAS!  Congratulations to all!!!  And thank you!  You have touched the lives our students in so many ways.  As summer approaches I hope that you will find some time to relax as well as find some time to focus on the projects that are most passionate to you. 2015 CNAS Student Awards , CNAS Awards 2015 – Press Release , CNAS Awards 2012 to present

 

Here are some important dates over the summer as well as the start of the fall semester –  

June 8                          Summer Classes Begin
July 30                         Summer Classes End
July 31                         Summer Commencement
August 10                    All faculty and graduate students report to work
August 10                    GA Orientation
August 11                    TA Orientation and New Faculty Orientation
August 12                    Showcase on Teaching and Learning 8 AM – 2 PM
August 13                    All Faculty Luncheon (11-2)
August 17                    Fall Classes Start

 

Tammy

 

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CNAS NEWS – April 22, 2015

There are six big events coming up as we finish up the spring semester of 2015!  Please join us in celebrating the outstanding work of our students and faculty! 

Friday, April 24 – Undergraduate Research Day – Poster presentations from 2-4 PM in PSU Ballroom followed by Awards at 4:00 PM in PSU313. 

Saturday, April 25 – Graduate College Interdisciplinary Forum – Presentation schedule – http://graduate.missouristate.edu/assets/graduate/Quick_guide_2015__TT_.pdf
Poster set-up: 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Poster Session I: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Oral Session set up: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Oral Session I: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Poster Session II: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Oral Session II: 11:00 – 12:00 p.m. 

Monday, April 27 – CNAS Faculty/Staff Award Presentations – Please join us at 4:00 PM in Temple 001 to learn more about our outstanding faculty and staff! 

Tuesday, May 5 – All Faculty Recognition Reception – 3-5 PM in PSU Ballroom.  Celebrate with Foundation Award Winners, all faculty who published a peer reviewed paper in 2014 and more!!! 

Thursday, May 7 – CNAS Picnic,  see below.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone at Phelps Grove Park.  This is always a fun event! 

 picnicflyer 2015

Friday, May 15 – CNAS Graduate Reception 11:30 am – 1:00 pm in Carrington Hall 208 followed by Commencement at 1:30 PM in JQH Arena.

 

Tammy

 

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CNAS NEWS – April 14, 2015

As we faced some big budget cuts over the past several years – I decided that the college office could do without a full-time associate dean.  Over the past four years we have worked to more clearly define the roles of the part time associate deans.  The current part time associate deans receive a one course release along with a small stipend (and we still save money!)  Each associate dean has a two year term and is renewable.

This year Xingping Sun’s term has ended and he has decided to go back to the mathematics department.  I really appreciate Xingping’s work over the past several years on recruitment and retention.  He has met with many, many students who come into the dean’s office – some with routine paperwork and others that require much more time.  In addition, Xingping has helped to get our professional science master’s (PSM) program off the ground. 

As we reflected on the goals of the college and university for the coming years – I would like to put some special emphasis on interdisciplinary research within the college for at least the next two years.  So for the next two years there will be three part time associate deans with the duties as noted below –  

Dan Beckman has agreed to take on the “research” job duties.  The other two positions are posted – https://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/19521 and https://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/19520

Please nominate a colleague who you think might be a great addition to the dean’s office and is looking for a new challenge!

If you are looking for a new challenge and some administration experience – I encourage you to apply. 

Research

  • Stronger Connection to Research Administration
  • Build Interdisciplinary Teams within CNAS (also with OTC and/or others within MSU)
  • Help to Mentor New Faculty in research
  • Provide Research Professional Development Opportunities
  • Locate and forward grant opportunities to department heads, center directors and faculty
  • Monitor the public lecture series (with Bob Patterson) and help Gale with flyers and publicity
  • Encourage Grant Submissions
  • Submit 1 STEM retention/recruitment grant proposal each year
  • Write a note to everyone who gets a grant in CNAS recognizing their accomplishments (cc Dean and Nicki Donnellson)
  • Monitor Digital Measures for research information (peer reviewed publications for sure – maybe presentations)
  • Encourage participation in IDF each year
  • Chair a college committee (doesn’t currently exist) to run CNAS Undergraduate Research Day each year

Student

  • Recruitment (undergraduate)
  • Ex officio on college recruitment committee – undergraduate only
  • Pro-active student retention/success plan for college
  • Student suspension/probation.
  • Be an active participant in the college LLC.  Forward all CNAS activities to the LLC coordinator so students attend meetings/events.
  • Ex officio on student appeal committee.
  • Handles all student waivers, overloads etc.
  • Handles most student issues – keeps dean informed of all of these!
  • Ex-officio on college council 

MNAS/PSM/STEM Education

  • Recruitment (graduate)
  • Keep track of MNAS program and students and assistantships
  • Chair MNAS committee.
  • Coordinate all MNAS applications with departments
  • PSM – in charge of growing this program to 10 students/year by 2017
  • STEM Education – Serve as the leader of this committee.  Be informed of K-12 education issues.  Coordinate all faculty/staff in this area.  (This involves all BSED and MSED programs in the college.) 

Tammy

 

 

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CNAS NEWS – April 6, 2015

In memory:   

The College of Natural and Applied Sciences lost a valuable colleague, Eric Shade, on March 28, 2015.  A Celebration of Life was held with his family (wife Kathy and son Christian) on Wednesday, April 1.  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/news-leader/obituary.aspx?n=eric-david-shade&pid=174514292&fhid=2197  

Today we learned of the passing of Biology emeritus faculty member – Loren Denney – http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/news-leader/obituary.aspx?n=loren-denney&pid=174564982

 

Science on the Screen is tonight – Moneyball followed by a discussion with Dr. Lloyd Smith!!  FREE at the Moxie – 6:00 PM.  http://www.moxiecinema.com/films/science-on-screen-moneyball-2011/

 

Tomorrow night, April 7 – CNAS Public Lecture – http://calendar.missouristate.edu/viewevent.aspx?eventid=84795&occurrenceid=151453  Join us at 7:30 PM in Temple Hall 002 to learn more about the Weaubleau Impact Structure

 

There has been and continues to be a STEM LLC (living learning community) at Missouri State – http://reslife.missouristate.edu/LivingLearning/.    This community is seeking faculty to be mentors.  There are a variety of commitment levels (new) and they need you!  There is a website with an electronic submission form  http://reslife.missouristate.edu/livinglearning/BecomeAPartner.htm   Individuals who will be partners for 2015-2016 will be invited to the April 17 event in Glass Hall.  If you are interested but still have questions – please contact Alisa Garbisch – AlisaGarbisch@MissouriState.edu

 

Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) for 2015 kicks off today. Our campaign for this year, Flip the Switch, will run from April 5th—25th. This friendly competition is between colleges and universities to see who can reduce their energy usage the most. In 2014, we competed for the first time and we impressively placed in the top 20 schools out of 109! This year we fully intend to place in the top 10 out of over 175 schools.

Please:
 Turn off lights and use natural lighting instead
 Use power strips and unplug when not in use
 Unplug everything when not in use – lamps, printers, appliances, chargers, etc.
 Take stairs instead of elevators
 Adjust thermostat to conserve energy
 Shut down computer each night

 

CNAS Undergraduate Research Day is Friday, April 24, 2:00-4:00 PM in the PSU Ballroom

Attached is the theme and call for the next Public Affairs Conference fellow for 2016-17; applications are due April 24.  The theme for the conference is “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: Perspectives on democracy”. call for fellow memo 2016-2017 , 2016-2017 PA Theme

The March 2015 Sustainability Newsletter is attached, March2015Newsletter.  Please read and distribute to your students!

 

Fundraiser at Dublin’s Pass Downtown for Officer Pearson on Thursday, April 9.
The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Missouri State University will be sponsoring a fundraising event for Springfield Police Officer Aaron Pearson at Dublin’s Pass Downtown on Thursday, April 9th.  Chris Craig, Associate Provost at Missouri State University, will be performing as part of the Hendrix and Craig Band. The fundraiser will run from 6-8pm where a percentage of sales will be donated to support Officer Pearson’s recovery. The criminal justice department will also provide door prizes. Dublin’s Pass Downtown is located at 317 Park Central East.

Successful Grant Submissions:
Patrick Sullivan (MTH) – Congratulations on your Improving Teacher Quality Grant, “Getting it WRITE”, through the US Department of Education and Missouri Department of Higher Education!
Bob Pavlowsky and Marc Owen (GGP/OEWRI) – Congratulations on once again receiving a contract with Battlefield for the James River MS4/TMDL monitoring implementation.

 

CNAS Hiring Update as of today –

    • GGP Department Head –Dr. Toby Dogwiler will join us this summer, pending BOG approval.
    • Chemistry – biochemist – Dr. Keiishi Yoshimatsu will join us this summer, pending BOG approval.
    • Biology – microbiologist – Dr. Christopher Lupfer will join us this summer, pending BOG approval
    • Math – education – Dr. James Kratky will join us this summer, pending BOG approval
    • Computer science – Dr. Razib Iqbal will join us this summer, pending BOG approval
    • Chemistry – Preparing an offer
    • PAMS – materials science/physics – Preparing an offer
    • Chemistry – instructors (2) – Interviews scheduled for one and preparing an offer for the other
    • HRA – advisor/recruiter – Shawn Erdman has joined the team!
    • CNAS – Budget Officer – Offer is in the mail.

 

CNAS NEWS – http://news.missouristate.edu/tag/cnas/  Please submit your news items!  There are many seminars coming up in the next several weeks.  You can find the complete schedule at – http://science.missouristate.edu/  If your departmental seminars are missing – please send the link to your seminar schedule to Sherry Jones and we will get them posted on the master calendar.

 

Calendar of Events

April 7          HRA Board of Advisors Speaker on campus
April 8          Pummill Relays (MTH)
April 11         Spring Showcase
April 14-17   Public Affairs Conference
April 23        Chemistry Scholarship Banquet
April 23        STEM Excellence workshop, Darr Center
April 24        CNAS Undergrad Research Day, 2:00, PSU Ballroom
April 25        Graduate College IDF
April 27        CNAS Faculty & Staff awards, 4:00, Temple 001
May 5           All Faculty Recognition reception, 3:00-5:00, PSU Ballroom
May 7           Nanotechnology Group meeting – 1:00-4:00 PM- JVIC
May 7           CNAS Diversity Picnic, Phelps Grove Park, 4:00-8:00
May 8           Study Day
May 15          CNAS Grad reception, 11:30, Carrington 208
May 15          Spring Commencement, 1:30 PM

 

ANNOUNCING: THE OZARKS MINI MAKER FAIRE & INNOVATION EXPO will be held on August 29, 2015 from 10a.m.- 6p.m. at the Springfield Expo Center.  Website– http://theozarksmakerfaire.com/ , FB– https://www.facebook.com/TheOzarksMF  , Twitter– https://twitter.com/OzarksMF

Tammy

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CNAS NEWS – March 23, 2015

 

All nominations for CNAS awards are due by 5:00 PM tomorrow, March 24.

 

SCIENCE FAIR is March 31-April 2 – It’s that time again – we are recruiting volunteers for the Ozarks Science & Engineering Fair.  Please consider offering extra credit or some other incentive to encourage your students to volunteer – it’s a public affairs activity, and many students need such things for student organizations or scholarships.  In addition, since it IS a public affairs activity, you can perhaps find a way to incorporate participation into your class – we’d appreciate any help at all! 

This year’s Volunteer Coordinator is Kelsey Anderson – students can email her directly at Kelsey411@live.missouristate.edu, or email me at SueMcCrory@missouristate.edu.  Students can also go to http://www.k12science.missouristate.edu/Volunteer_Info.htm to see the job descriptions, dates/times available, and a link to an information request form – the information request form will send an email to me, so that we can contact the student.  PLEASE NOTE: the website is in the middle of a massive redesign, so you might see some outdated pages/links – but we should have those updated very before Spring Break is over.  

Students or other interested volunteers should also visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ozarks-Science-Engineering-Fair/145857118716?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

 

Science on Screenhttp://www.moxiecinema.com/  Tonight at 6:00 PM – “Rushmore” at The Moxie.  More science on March 31, April 6 and 13!!!!

 

CNAS Undergraduate Research Day is Friday, April 24.  See the following information for abstract submission, CNAS Abstract_Poster Instructions for 2015, Flyer – Call for Abstracts 2015

 

CNAS Hiring Update as of today –

    • GGP Department Head –Dr. Toby Dogwiler will join us this summer, pending BOG approval.
    • Chemistry – biochemist – Dr. Keiishi Yoshimatsu will join us this summer, pending BOG approval.
    • Biology – microbiologist – Dr. Christopher Lupfer will join us this summer, pending BOG approval
    • Math – education – Dr. James Kratky will join us this summer, pending BOG approval
    • Computer science – Dr. Razib Iqbal will join us this summer, pending BOG approval
    • Chemistry – on campus interview scheduled
    • PAMS – materials science/physics –on campus interviews scheduled
    • Chemistry – instructors (2) – on campus interviews being scheduled
    • HRA – advisor/recruiter – Shawn Erdman will be joining us this spring!
    • CNAS – Budget Officer – on campus interviews complete

 

CNAS NEWShttp://news.missouristate.edu/tag/cnas/.  Please submit your news items!

There are many seminars coming up in the next several weeks.  You can find the complete schedule at – http://science.missouristate.edu/

If your departmental seminars are missing – please send the link to your seminar schedule to Sherry Jones and we will get them posted on the master calendar.

 

Next competitions/events.

March 31-April 2   Science Fair – OSEF (Judging March 31, Awards April 2)

April 7     HRA Board of Advisors Speaker on campus

April 7     CNAS Public Lecture – http://calendar.missouristate.edu/viewevent.aspx?eventid=84795&occurrenceid=151453

April 8     Pummill Relays (MTH)

April 24   CNAS Undergraduate Research Day

April 25   Graduate College Interdisciplinary Forum

 

Due Dates

April 1   Department head and each faculty applying for tenure or promotion in 2015 must submit four names each for dean review by April 1.  The list must include name, title and link to their research website.

April 3   Evaluations of all faculty must be done and submitted to the dean today.  A current CV must accompany all tenure track faculty evaluations submitted.

New forms available at – http://www.missouristate.edu/provost/tpappointments.htm

 

Tammy

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