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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

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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

MEDIA           

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CNAS NEWS – November 14, 2016

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

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

Check this out…

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

NO CLASSES – November 19-27, 2016

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

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

ICYMI…

 Did you know…?

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

SUSTAINABILITY CORNER

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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

MEDIA           

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CNAS NEWS – November 7, 2016

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

Geography Awareness Week All seminars are in Temple 345

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

OTHER SEMINARS

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

Academic Program Review  –

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

Did you know…?

RECENTLY FUNDED GRANTS

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

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS

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

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

SUSTAINABILITY CORNER

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

CALENDAR

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

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

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

MEDIA           

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CNAS NEWS – October 31, 2016

SEMINARS THIS WEEK

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

PROGRAMS THIS WEEK AND NEXT

 Academic Program Review  –

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

Did you know…?

RECENTLY FUNDED GRANTS

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

SUSTAINABILITY CORNER

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

CALENDAR

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

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

Nov 5            CSC hosts ACM Programming contest

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

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

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

MEDIA           

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

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CNAS NEWS – October 24, 2016

SEMINARS THIS WEEK

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

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

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

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

PROGRAMS NEXT WEEK

DUE DATES

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

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

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

Academic Program Review  –

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

PIVOT, an application to search for funding opportunities!

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

ICYMI…

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

Did you know…?

SUSTAINABILITY CORNER

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CALENDAR

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 5           CSC hosts ACM Programming contest

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

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

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

MEDIA           

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

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CNAS NEWS – October 17, 2016

SEMINARS THIS WEEK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Academic Program Review  –

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

PIVOT, an application to search for funding opportunities!

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

Tough Talk Schedule and Diversity Workshops through FCTL.

DUE DATES

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

CAREER EVENTS IN CNAS

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

 ICYMI…

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

Did you know…?

SUSTAINABILITY CORNER

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

CALENDAR

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

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

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

Oct 22           Expand Your Horizons

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

MEDIA           

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

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CNAS NEWS – October 10, 2016

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

MSU HOMECOMING EVENTS

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

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

PIVOT, an application to search for funding opportunities!

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

CAREER EVENTS IN CNAS

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

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS

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

 Academic Program Review  –

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

SUSTAINABILITY CORNER

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

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

CALENDAR

Oct 12-13      Hospitality Leadership Recruiters’ Fair

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

Oct 14           Advisory Board Meetings for many CNAS Departments

Oct 14           BOG meetings

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

Oct 15           Homecoming 2016!

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 22           Expand Your Horizons

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

MEDIA           

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

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CNAS NEWS – October 3, 2016

CAREER EVENTS IN CNAS

  1. All CNAS Faculty and STEM Seniors are invited to a seminar on Tuesday, October 4 at 3:30 PM in Library 101.  Learn about Career Resources from Mr. Gary Stafford, Career Resource Specialist!
  2. All Hospitality Students will be attending the Recruiter’s Fair on October 12-13.
  3. CNAS, Career Center and LLC staff are planning for the CNAS STEM Career Expo on Monday, November 7.  There are already over a dozen companies coming to meet with students.  Tell your students know about this opportunity.

Two movies that you might enjoy – PSU Theatre

IMMEDIATE DUE DATES

FCTL Curriculum Innovation Awards & Call for Proposals

The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Council is soliciting proposals for the creation or improvement of high-impact learning practices.

Two-types of funding are available:

  1. Faculty Stipends for Integrating Diversity into Teaching and Learningsubmission deadline October 7, 2016
  2. Grants to develop High-Impact Practices and Student Learningsubmission deadline October 31, 2016

If you have any questions contact fctl@missouristate.edu directly.

Did you know…?

  • …that your news items and special events can be advertised through our CNAS NewsWatch Blog? Items posted on the blog will feed into the CNAS homepage, so send your info to David Szepatowski and he’ll get the word out.
  • …that all items submitted to the MSU master calendar of events and that are tagged CNAS (as the sponsor) will feed into the calendar on the CNAS homepage as well. This is especially helpful for your seminars, lectures, etc., so get the word out for better attendance.

FACULTY HIGHLIGHTS

Publications

  • Razib Iqbal: Congratulations for A Selective Intra-Coding Approach for Multiple Description Video Coding being accepted as a FULL PAPER for ORAL presentation at the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2016) in Dec!

Development

  • Summer Fellowships It is the responsibility of the applicant to deliver the completed Summer Faculty Fellowship application (and have it signed by department head and dean before making copies and sending it to Graduate College).  Applicants must make seven copies of the signed original and get them to the Graduate College (Carrington 306) by the deadline. The application deadline for a Summer Faculty Fellowship is Monday, October 31.
  • Sabbaticals It is the responsibility of the applicant to deliver an electronic original of the completed application to their College Dean’s Office by no later than Monday, October 31.
  • Professor Salary Incentive Program (PSIP) Applications for the 2016–17 cycle are due Dec 16, 2016. Materials to assist faculty members as they prepare their applications will be posted during the fall semester. Contact Dr. Chris Craig in the Provost’s Office for questions about PSIP: missouristate.edu/provost/psip.htm

ICYMI (in case you missed it…)

Academic Program Review  – This year the departments of chemistry and mathematics are working on self-study documents which are due May 2017.

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

Check the Academic Work Calendar for upcoming deadlines!

SUSTAINABILITY CORNER

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Sustainable agriculture involves food production methods that are healthy, do not harm the environment, respect workers, are humane to animals, provide fair wages to farmers, and support farming communities.

CALENDAR

Oct 12-13      Hospitality Leadership Recruiters’ Fair

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

Oct 14           Advisory Board Meetings for many CNAS Departments

Oct 14           BOG meetings

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

Oct 15           Homecoming 2016!

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Dec 16           Fall Commencement, 4:00 PM

MEDIA           

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

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CNAS NEWS – September 26, 2016

See you today at the State of the University Address, 12:15 PM, PSU Theatre

Wed, Sep 28 is Majors Fair.  Thank you to all who will be helping to tell students about your programs at the fair.

FALL SEMINARS – Check the CNAS calendar on the homepage!

  1. Today at 3:00 PM in Cheek 175 – Mathematics Seminar: Astrostatistics
  2. Thursday at 4:00 PM in Kemper 206 – Research Seminar: Advanced Electron Microscopy 

DUE –

Monday, October 3 – Faculty Research Grants   Applicants must deliver the completed proposal (and have it signed by department head and dean before making copies and sending it to Graduate College).  The Graduate College needs seven copies of the signed original by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the deadline for distribution to the Faculty Grants Committee. The fall deadline is Monday, October 3.

FCTL Curriculum Innovation Awards & Call for Proposals

The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Council is soliciting proposals for the creation or improvement of high-impact learning practices.

Two-types of funding are available:

  1. Faculty Stipends for Integrating Diversity into Teaching and Learningsubmission deadline October 7, 2016
  2. Grants to develop High-Impact Practices and Student Learningsubmission deadline October 31, 2016

If you have any questions contact fctl@missouristate.edu.

Did you know…?

  • …that your news items and special events can be advertised through our CNAS NewsWatch Blog? Items posted on the blog will feed into the CNAS homepage, so send your info to David Szepatowski and he’ll get the word out.
  • …that all items submitted to the MSU master calendar of events and that are tagged CNAS (as the sponsor) will feed into the calendar on the CNAS homepage as well. This is especially helpful for your seminars, lectures, etc., so get the word out for better attendance.

RECENTLY FUNDED GRANTS

  •  Alan Schick: Congratulations on your contract with Frazier Healthcare!

Faculty Development

  • Summer Fellowships It is the responsibility of the applicant to deliver the completed Summer Faculty Fellowship application (and have it signed by department head and dean before making copies and sending it to Graduate College).  Applicants must make seven copies of the signed original and get them to the Graduate College (Carrington 306) by the deadline. The application deadline for a Summer Faculty Fellowship is Monday, October 31.
  • Sabbaticals It is the responsibility of the applicant to deliver an electronic original of the completed application to their College Dean’s Office by no later than Monday, October 31.
  • Professor Salary Incentive Program (PSIP)  Applications for the 2016–17 cycle are due December 16, 2016. Materials to assist faculty members as they prepare their applications will be posted during the fall semester. Contact Dr. Chris Craig in the Provost’s Office for questions about PSIP: https://www.missouristate.edu/provost/psip.htm

SUSTAINABILITY CORNER

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Switching off your computer at night will save enough energy in a year to make 35k cups of coffee!

 

Academic Program Review  – This year the departments of chemistry and mathematics are working on self-study documents which are due May 2017.

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

Check the Academic Work Calendar for upcoming deadlines!

CALENDAR

Sep 27-29       Fall Academic Integrity Days

Sep 28            Majors Fair

Sep 28            STEM Lecture at Library Center – Dr. Paul Schweiger, 7-8 PM

Sep 30            Fall Faculty Research Grant proposals due!

 

Oct 12-13       Hospitality Leadership Recruiters’ Fair

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

Oct 14            Advisory Board Meetings for many CNAS Departments

Oct 14            BOG meetings

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

Oct 15            Homecoming 2016!

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

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

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

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

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

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