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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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CNAS NEWS – March 16, 2015

“Everyone Cheats” Academic Integrity Council Brown Bag Lunch – During this brown bag lunch, the Academic Integrity Council and Dr. James Sottile (Associate Dean College of Education) will facilitate a discussion with faculty and staff regarding research Dr. Sottile has done in the area of academic integrity and the cheating culture.  Today!!!! Monday, March 16, 2015, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., PSU Room 313 (Traywick Room)

Moxie Cinema – Science on Screen starts tonight – http://www.moxiecinema.com/films/science-on-screen-there-will-be-blood-2007/  Five movies over the next several weeks – all FREE!

Please join us for the CNAS Public Lecture on Tuesday evening – How Sustainable Food Production Relies on Natural Plant Biodiversity-A Missouri Perspective, Laszlo Kovacs, Professor of Biology,    Temple 002 – 7:30 PM

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

 

Recent Grants –

Mike Reed (PAMS) – Congratulations on your award from NASA for “Understanding Extreme Horizontal Branch Stars via Asteroseismology”.

 

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 Kratzky 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 being scheduled
    • Chemistry – instructors (2) – phone interviews
    • HRA – advisor/recruiter – Shawn Erdman will be joining us this spring!
    • CNAS – Budget Officer – on campus interviews scheduled this week

 

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.

 

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

 

Next competitions/events
March 20    Chemistry Olympiad
March 23    TEAMS Competition (PAMS)
March 31-April 2   Science Fair – OSEF (Judging March 31, Awards April 2)
April 7         HRA Board of Advisors Speaker on campus
April 8        Pummill Relays (MTH)
April 24      CNAS Undergraduate Research Day
April 25      Graduate College Interdisciplinary Forum

Due Dates –
March 24     All nominations for CNAS awards are due today. (Policy follows: 2014-2015 CNAS Awards Policy V4_A)
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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CNAS NEWS – March 2, 2015

Please take a few moments to complete the Transportation Survey, it is posted at the top of this page: http://blogs.missouristate.edu/provost/

 

How do you get to and from MSU?  It should take less than 5 minutes to complete.

 

A summary of the faculty meetings that you attended in late January and early February follows, along with my proposed action plan, Summary of meetings with CNAS faculty from January 20.  Your feedback would be greatly appreciated.

 

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 Kratzky will join us this summer, pending BOG approval
    • Computer science – Offer pending candidate’s signature
    • Chemistry – Offer pending
    • PAMS – materials science/physics –review underway
    • Chemistry – instructors (2) – review underway
    • HRA – advisor/recruiter – Offer pending
    • CNAS – Budget Officer – review underway

 

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.

Spring Break – March 7-15

Missouri State University Birthday Celebration – Week of March 16

 

Next competitions/events

March 4    STEM Day at the Capital – Jefferson City, MO
Seniors Alyssa Flotron, Valerie Jones and Kendell Loyd are joining me at the Capital.  They will be sharing the results of their research projects!  I will be tweeting their pictures on Wednesday!

March 17   CNAS Public Lecture Series – How Sustainable Food Production Relies on Natural Plant Biodiversity-A Missouri Perspective, Laszlo Kovacs, Professor of Biology

March 20   Chemistry Olympiad

March 23   TEAMS Competition (PAMS)

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

April 7        HRA Board of Advisors Speaker on campus

April 8       Pummill Relays (MTH)

April 24     CNAS Undergraduate Research Day

April 25     Graduate College Interdisciplinary Forum

 

Due Dates –

March 13    All departmental personnel committees must review and evaluate all tenure track faculty annual reports and submit the annual progress report for tenure to head by this date.               New forms available at – http://www.missouristate.edu/provost/tpappointments.htm

March 13    All faculty equity requests must be submitted to dean by this date.

March 1      BIO and GGP – Outline of self-studies are due to the dean along with recommendations for external evaluators.  (Final names of evaluators must be submitted to Provost by April 1)

March 24  All nominations for CNAS awards are due today.

April 1      Department head and each faculty applying for tenure 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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CNAS NEWS – February 23, 2015

Happy Monday!  Spring is less than a month away!

The latest Sustainability newsletter follows: SustainabilityFebruary2015Newsletter

Science Olympiad was a huge success on Saturday, February 21.  Thank you to everyone who volunteered and helped.  A special thank you to Ben Dalton who led and coordinated the entire day!!!

KOLR10 – http://www.ozarksfirst.com/story/d/story/area-students-test-science-skills-at-olympiad/35744/dFBA3U1ZRUKg51EI8YwAPQ

MO High School ProStart competition was held on February 19-20.  Thank you to all HRA faculty who helped make this a success!!!

 

Next competitions/events:

February 28   Discover Engineering Day, Plaster Center (downtown)

March 4     STEM Day at the Capital – Jefferson City, MO

March 17   CNAS Public Lecture Series – How Sustainable Food Production Relies on Natural Plant Biodiversity-A Missouri Perspective, Laszlo Kovacs, Professor of Biology

March 20  Chemistry Olympiad

March 23  TEAMS Competition (PAMS)

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

April 7      HRA Board of Advisors Speaker on campus

April 8     Pummill Relays (MTH)

 

Recently funded projects!

Mike Reed (PAMS) – Congratulations on the increase in funding for the Missouri Space Grant Consortium through NASA and Missouri S&T!

Dorothy Wittorff-Sandgren (CRPM) – Congratulations on your award with the Marshfield Senior Center through the Missouri Department of Economic Development and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, under the Community Development Block Grant, for grant administration!

David Faucett and Diane May (CRPM) – Congratulations on your contract with FEMA/SEMA and the Southwest Missouri Council of Governments for work on the hazard mitigation plans for Webster and Christian counties!

Chris Barnhart (BIO) – Congratulations on your award with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism for the propagation and restoration of the rabbitsfoot mussel!

The following CNAS faculty received Faculty Research Grants – Kyoungtae Kim (BIO), Melida Gutierrez (GGP), Raj Jutla (GGP), Reza Herati (CHM), Kevin Evans (GGP), Gary Michelfelder (GGP), Peter Plavchan (PAMS) – CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 

Check out the latest news at – http://news.missouristate.edu/tag/cnas/

 

The Missouri State Biology Department was represented by 8 research presentations at the recent Missouri Natural Resources Conference, including environmental research about birds, bats, armadillos, plants and insects.  Four undergraduates and seven graduate students were coauthors on the presentations.

Undergraduate author*; graduate student author**

Cathy Combs** and Dr. Janice Greene.  Residential education:  Impacts on long-term knowledge, attitudes, and environmental behavior.

Dana Green* and Dr. Lynn Robbins. Seasonal sex ratio variation of Gray Bats (Myotis grisecens) near a hibernaculum in Southwest Missouri.

Eric Green*, Dana M. Green*, and Dr. Lynn Robbins. Seasonal circadian rhythm shift and lunar chronobiology of the nine-banded armadillo (Dasyous novemcinctus)

Adrienne Gremberling** and Dr. John Havel.  Interactions among invasive species in Midwestern lakes: a mesocosm experiment.

Kevin Hedgpeth, Drew Albert, Cheyenne Gerdes**, Rhonda L. Rimer**.  Radar Love: Using Radar to Discover new Gray Bat (Myotis grisecens) Locations in Southwest Missouri.

Kristopher A. Maxson**, Dr. John Havel, and Susan Knight Trophic interactions and the efficacy of the milfoil weevil (Euhrychiopsis lecontei) as a biocontrol of Eurasian water-milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum)

Kelsey Rumley* and Dr. Janice Greene.  An overview of bird banding at the Bull Shoals Field Station.

Kathryn Siverly ** and Dr. Janice Greene.  Nesting success and parental behavior of the Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) in southwestern Missouri.

 

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 – Offer pending
    • Computer science – Interviews scheduled
    • Chemistry – Offer pending
    • PAMS – materials science/physics –review underway
    • Chemistry – instructors (2) – review underway
    • HRA – advisor/recruiter – phone interviews scheduled
    • CNAS – Budget Officer – posted

 

I am still working on summarizing the faculty meetings that you attended in late January and early February.  I promise a full summary in the next CNAS NEWS!

 

Due Dates –

March 13   All departmental personnel committees must review and evaluate all tenure track faculty annual reports and submit the annual progress report for tenure to head by this date.

March 13  All faculty equity requests must be submitted to dean by this date.

March 1    BIO and GGP – Outline of self-studies are due to the dean along with recommendations for external evaluators.  (Final names of evaluators must be submitted to Provost by April 1)

March 24    All nominations for CNAS awards are due today, 2014-2015 CNAS Awards Policy V4_A

April 1      Department head and each faculty applying for tenure 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.

Tammy

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