Special Event – The CNAS Student Advisory Council would like to invite all faculty – especially the newest faculty – to a reception in the PSU East Ballroom on Wednesday, November 5 beginning at 5:00 PM. The students will be introducing all of the new faculty in their departments. There will be an opportunity for everyone to meet and learn more about one another. There will be snacks and beverages and the event will be done by 6:00 PM.
For all CNAS Seminar Dates – http://science.missouristate.edu/
Don’t forget that Carries is open on Tuesday and Thursday for lunch. See the website for details and don’t forget to call to make a reservation. http://www.missouristate.edu/hra/31362.htm
Two upcoming events – GIS day is November 19 (watch the website for more details) and Geography Awareness Week is November 17 (watch the website for details)
Congratulations to the most recent grant recipients –
Diane May and Dorothy Wittorf-Sandgren – Congratulations on your contract with Chadwick R-I School District to help them with the goals of their Community Block Grant from the Missouri Department of Economic Development!
Mike Reed – Congratulations on the increase in funding for the Missouri Space Grant Consortium through NASA and Missouri S&T!
Kurt Killion – Congratulations on your funding from the Missouri Department of Higher Education through the University of Missouri for ITQG student support!
Bob Pavlowsky – Congratulations on your new service contract with Olsson Associates!
Jane Hood and Diane May – Congratulations on continuing your work with the Chamber of Commerce via a new Agreement for the next two years!
Dan Beckman – Congratulations on your continuing work with the City of Springfield for biological assessment of urban streams!
Bob Pavlowsky – Congratulations on the contract for the new year of the Springfield MS4/TMDL Monitoring Project.
University professor receives fellowship for research collaboration – http://news.missouristate.edu/2014/10/29/research-fellowship/
SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Adam Wanekaya, professor of chemistry at Missouri State University, was awarded an African Diaspora Fellowship from the Carnegie Foundation. During June 2015, Wanekaya will initiate contact with the Federal University of Lokoja in Nigeria to build research collaboration, student mentorship and research capacity building.
For more CNAS NEWS – http://news.missouristate.edu/tag/cnas/
Patti Blanton (mathematics department) is developing the new MTH 121 course for next semester and one of the topics that will be pertinent to the cultural competence and ethical leadership is the access that certain subgroups of our population have had to education and, specifically, to education in the STEM fields. Obviously, gender bias will be a primary investigation. Patti would also like to put out a request in for any CNAS faculty who would like to share experiences related to bias of any type in the area of STEM education. If you are interested in helping please contact Patti - email@example.com 417-836-5317
Important CNAS Dates for 2014-2015
November 7 Sabbatical applications to Deans office
November 11 CNAS Public Lecture series, Katye Fichter, 7:30 pm, Temple 002
November 12-13 Governors Conference on Natural Resources: Exploring Our Legacy-Charting Our Future
November 19 Greene County Library/CNAS Lecture series, Janice Greene
November 20 CNAS Leadership Meeting, 2:00 PM
November 26-28 Thanksgiving Holiday, no classes, office closed
December 2 CNAS Faculty Evaluation Workshop, 2-3 PM, TEM003 – For personnel committees, department heads and dean
December 4 CNAS Leadership Meeting, 2:00 PM
December 9 President’s Holiday Open House, 2-4 PM, Prime Overtime Club
December 12 CNAS Graduation Reception, Carrington 208
December 12 BOG meeting and Commencement, 4:00 PM – Fall 2014
January 12 Spring semester courses begin
January 19 MLK Holiday
February 16 Presidents’ Day Holiday
February 21 Science Olympiad
March 4 STEM Day at the Capital – Jefferson City, MO
March 9-15 Spring Break
March 31-April 2 Science Fair – OSEF (Judging March 31, Awards April 2)
April 2-5 Spring Holiday
April 13 CNAS Faculty & Staff awards, 4:00, PSU 400
April 14-17 Public Affairs Conference
April 23 Chemistry Banquet
April 24 CNAS Undergrad Research Day
April 25 Graduate College IDF
May 5 All Faculty Recognition reception, 3:00-5:00, PSU Ballroom
May 8 Study Day
May 15 Spring Commencement, 1:30 PM
I hope that everyone is having a great semester. I am so happy to hear that so many have been presenting at conferences this fall – both faculty and students. It is great to hear of your accomplishments. I want to hear more about them and will be scheduling times when I can meet with small groups of faculty to learn more about your research and your research groups. Please watch for more information.