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CNAS NEWS – February 13, 2017

Bull Shoals Field Station newsletter for Winter 2017 is available. If you have any questions, email Biology@MissouriState.edu.

Tuesday, February 14 – KME Seminar
http://calendar.missouristate.edu/viewevent.aspx?eventid=94925&occurrenceid=176231

Friday February 17 – GGP Seminar with David Mosby, supervising biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:
Impacts from Heavy Metal Sediment Contamination to Freshwater Mussels in the Big River, Southeast Missouri
http://calendar.missouristate.edu/viewevent.aspx?eventid=94843&occurrenceid=176091

Science Olympiad is February 25 – see you there!

BUDGET NEWS UPDATE

The CNAS Budget Committee will meet on Tuesday, February 14.  We will review the guiding principles adopted by the BOG last week and then determine if there are any other guiding principles as CNAS moves forward.  I know that you are having some departmental discussions.  My hope is that we come out stronger after this rather than weaker.  These are tough decisions.  There are great ideas that are being considered that will keep us moving forward in a positive direction.

The withhold that Missouri State received earlier this year ($6,317,673) is coming from reserves.  The provost’s office was responsible for $1,700,000 of the total.  CNAS was responsible for $65,983.28.  This money will be transferred out of CNAS within the week.

CNAS NEWS

·        CNAS Public Lectures – Our speaker for March 21 is Dr. Larry Campbell.  He will be talking about his recent trip – Following the Missouri River

The latest CNAS NEWS is published here – CNAS NewsWatch

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

 

Form a Green Team Today!  There are several departments that have formed green teams – http://www.missouristate.edu/Sustainability/Green-Teams.htm

Let’s add CNAS departments to the list!  For more information, go to the Green Teams and reach out directly to Jordan Schanda, Sustainability Coordinator.

CALENDAR – 2017

Feb 18             Discover Engineering Day, 12-3 PM, Plaster Center  http://blogs.missouristate.edu/cnas-newswatch/2017/01/24/annual-msep-discover-engineering-day-approaching/

Feb 20             Holiday (Presidents’ Day)

Feb 25             Science Olympiad

Feb 26             HL Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, 3-5 PM, Double Tree Hotel  (Reservations required.)

Feb 28             University  Career Expo, 12-4 PM, SGF Expo Center      

 

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 21            CNAS Public Lecture – Dr. Larry Campbell

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

April 12           Pummill Relays

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

Apr 14             Public Affairs Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Apr 20-21       Collaborative Diversity conference

Apr 28             CNAS Undergraduate Research Day, PSU Ballroom

Student Poster Presentations           1pm – 3pm
Judging                                                  1:15pm – 2:45pm
Speaker: Dr. Nikolay Gerasimchuk   3:00pm
Faculty, Staff and Student Awards   3:30pm

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

MEDIA           

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CNAS NEWS – February 6, 2017

Today at 3:30 PM in Cheek 102 learn about

“The Black Experience:  Route 66 in Southwest Missouri”

There are three departmental seminars scheduled for this week!  Check the link for titles and schedule –  http://science.missouristate.edu/

  •  Annual evaluations – faculty submit dossiers and complete Digital Measures input by February 6.
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Public Affairs – Nominations are due to dean’s office by Feb 6.  On Feb 10 all nominees are notified and asked to submit an application which is due March 10.  A CNAS Faculty committee must review the applications as each college may only submit one name to the university committee by March 20.  http://publicaffairs.missouristate.edu/awards/FacultyPublicAffairs.htm
  • Staff Award for Excellence in Public Affairs – Nominations are due to Rachelle Darabi by February 15. http://publicaffairs.missouristate.edu/awards/StaffPA_Award.htm

Past recipients for both awards

http://publicaffairs.missouristate.edu/awards/PublicAffairsRecipients.htm

We still need help for Science Olympiad events.  If you or your children have ever participated please consider volunteering for this important event on February 25 – training is available.  If you would like more information about judging contact BDalton@missouristate.edu

CNAS NEWS

  • CNAS Public Lectures – Please let me know if you have a topic for a public lecture in February.  Our speaker for March 21 is Dr. Larry Campbell.  He will be talking about his recent trip – “Following the Missouri River”.

The latest CNAS NEWS is published here – CNAS NewsWatch

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

Form a Green Team Today!

In order to support the efforts of sustainability with the university, the dean’s office faculty and staff has formed a Green Team. 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

Feb 18             Discover Engineering Day, 12-3 PM, Plaster Center  http://blogs.missouristate.edu/cnas-newswatch/2017/01/24/annual-msep-discover-engineering-day-approaching/

Feb 20             Holiday (Presidents’ Day)

Feb 25             Science Olympiad

Feb 26             HL Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, 3-5 PM, Double Tree Hotel  (Reservations required.)

Feb 28             University  Career Expo, 12-4 PM, SGF Expo Center

 

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 21            CNAS Public Lecture – Dr. Larry Campbell

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

April 12           Pummill Relays

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

Apr 14             Public Affairs Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Apr 20-21       Collaborative Diversity conference

Apr 28             CNAS Undergraduate Research Day, PSU Ballroom

  • Student Poster Presentations               1pm – 3pm
  • Judging                                                    1:15pm – 2:45pm
  • Speaker: Dr. Nikolay Gerasimchuk     3:00pm
  • Faculty, Staff and Student Awards      3:30pm

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 – January 30, 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).
  • Faculty Research Grants applications due February 1 http://graduate.missouristate.edu/facultystaff/FacultyResearchGrants.htm   (Please give your department head and dean time to comment and sign!)
  • Annual evaluations – faculty submit dossiers and complete Digital Measures input by February 6.
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Public Affairs – Nominations are due to dean’s office by Feb 6.  On Feb 10 all nominees are notified and asked to submit an application which is due March 10.  A CNAS Faculty committee must review the applications as each college may only submit one name to the university committee by March 20.  http://publicaffairs.missouristate.edu/awards/FacultyPublicAffairs.htm
  • Staff Award for Excellence in Public Affairs – Nominations are due to Rachelle Darabi by February 15. http://publicaffairs.missouristate.edu/awards/StaffPA_Award.htm

o   Past recipients for both awards – http://publicaffairs.missouristate.edu/awards/PublicAffairsRecipients.htm

We still need judges for four Science Olympiad events.  If you or your children have ever participated please consider volunteering for this important event on February 25 – training is available.  If you would like more information about judging contact BDalton@missouristate.edu

BUDGET NEWS –

We are awaiting Governor Greiten’s budget proposal which is due on Friday (or earlier).  The executive budget committee is scheduled to meet next week.  The CNAS Budget Committee will be meeting after the executive budget committee.  I know that Clif will keep us informed.  If you have questions in the next several weeks please call, email or stop by.  I may not always know the answers but I will investigate.  Tammy

CNAS NEWS

  • Grants Funded: Bob Mayanovic and Ridwan Sakidja have two projects funded by NorthStar Battery.  Congratulations!
  • Many, many grants have been submitted since the first of January.  Thank you for all of your work on these proposals.
  • CNAS Public Lectures – Please let me know if you have a topic for a public lecture in February.  Our speaker for March 21 is Dr. Larry Campbell.  He will be talking about his recent trip – “Following the Missouri River”.
  • Check out faculty featured in Mind’s Eye
  • Please note the change in schedule below.  The CNAS Faculty/Staff Awards reception will not be held on April 18.  It will be held on Friday, April 28 as part of Undergraduate Research Day (see schedule below).

The latest CNAS NEWS is published here – CNAS NewsWatch

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!

SUSTAINABILITY CORNER & GREEN TEAMS

Missouri State University is a member of Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education – AASHE (and therefore so are you!).  There are many resources available on the AASHE website.

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

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  http://blogs.missouristate.edu/cnas-newswatch/2017/01/24/annual-msep-discover-engineering-day-approaching/

Feb 20             Holiday (Presidents’ Day)

Feb 25             Science Olympiad

Feb 26             HL Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, 3-5 PM, Double Tree Hotel  (Reservations required.)

Feb 28             University  Career Expo, 12-4 PM, SGF Expo Center

 

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 21            CNAS Public Lecture – Dr. Larry Campbell

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

April 12           Pummill Relays

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

Apr 14             Public Affairs Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Apr 20-21       Collaborative Diversity conference

Apr 28            CNAS Undergraduate Research Day, PSU Ballroom

  • Student Poster Presentations               1pm – 3pm
  • Judging                                                      1:15pm – 2:45pm
  • Speaker: Dr. Nikolay Gerasimchuk     3:00pm
  • Faculty, Staff and Student Awards      3:30pm

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 – January 23, 2017

UPCOMING DUE DATES

  • DUE TOMORROW – 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 applications due to the department head on January 27.
  • 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).
  • Faculty Research Grants applications due February 1 http://graduate.missouristate.edu/facultystaff/FacultyResearchGrants.htm
  • Annual evaluations – faculty submit dossiers to Department Heads by February 6.

NEWS ITEMS

  • Dr. Nick Gerasimchuk returned from his sabbatical in Spain last semester: Professor collaborates, presents during sabbatical
  • Check out faculty featured in Mind’s Eye
  • Please note the change in schedule below.  The CNAS Faculty/Staff Awards reception will not be held on April 18.  It will be held on Friday, April 28 as part of Undergraduate Research Day (see schedule in calendar below).

The latest CNAS NEWS is published here – CNAS NewsWatch

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!

SUSTAINABILITY CORNER & GREEN TEAMS

environMEANT

EnvironMEANT to do list – recycle, conserve, learn, impact, protect, care

Do it. Don’t just mean to do it.

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 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  (Reservations required.)

Feb 28             University  Career Expo, 12-4 PM, SGF Expo Center

 

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

April 12           Pummill Relays

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

Apr 14             Public Affairs Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Apr 20-21       Collaborative Diversity conference

Apr 28            CNAS Undergraduate Research Day, PSU Ballroom

Student Poster Presentations               1pm – 3pm

Judging                                                      1:15pm – 2:45pm

Speaker: Dr. Nikolay Gerasimchuk     3:00pm

Faculty, Staff and Student Awards      3:30pm

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 – 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

MEDIA           

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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)

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