CNAS Seminar Schedule – http://science.missouristate.edu/
CNAS News – http://news.missouristate.edu/tag/cnas/
I have been having great meetings with faculty this past week and look forward to many more. All conversations have been different. I’ll be summarizing what I heard in the next couple of weeks. If you have not signed up but would like to please contact Gale Lininger.
Faculty Excellence in Public Affairs – http://publicaffairs.missouristate.edu/awards/FacultyPublicAffairs.htm
Nominations due to college office by February 2
Applications are due to college office by March 6
College Committees review applications and submit one nominee to the university committee by March 20
Nominations are now being accepted for the two Provost’s Academic Advising Council Awards for 2015. The due date for both nomination packets is Friday, February 13 at 5 p.m.
Our newest award is the “Excellence in Advising: Graduate Student Contribution” award, http://www.missouristate.edu/advising/148732.htm, which recognizes a current graduate student ‘s demonstration of outstanding academic advisement or significant contribution to an academic advising-related project.
The other award is the “Excellence in Advising Support” award, http://www.missouristate.edu/advising/148732.htm, which recognizes signification contributions to academic advising at Missouri State University by an individual, an office, or a team. The nominated individual(s) must not have any assigned advisees.
For more information about who is eligible to be nominated, and for directions for putting together a nomination packet, please review the above links.
All CNAS Faculty –
You are invited to participate in the Spring 2015 commencement ceremony to be held on Friday, May 15 at 10:00 AM, 1:30 PM & 5:00 PM in JQH Arena. In order to facilitate your participation, the University will assume the cost of renting your gown. Our contract allows each participant to keep his or her cap and hood for use in future commencement ceremonies. If you plan to participate in the Spring 2015 commencement, please complete and return the faculty regalia order form. However, if you own your own regalia please reply to me and indicate which ceremony you will be participating in so I may have an accurate headcount. The form can be found at the following link: http://www.missouristate.edu/commencement/For-Faculty-Staff.htm
You can send your completed form by campus mail, email (reply to Amy Anderson Cooper in Event & Meeting Services) or it can be faxed to 836-6765. You will receive a confirmation via email from Amy Anderson Cooper.
The deadline for ordering faculty regalia is March 6, 2015. We cannot process late requests. If you have questions, please call Amy Anderson Cooper (Ext. 6-5653). Regalia will be available at the MSU Bookstore beginning Monday, May 11 through Thursday, May 14.
Spring Commencement – JQH Arena – May 15, 2015
10:00 a.m. Ceremony
- College of Arts and Letters
- College of Education
- College of Humanities and Public Affairs
- Global Studies majors
1:30 p.m. Ceremony
- College of Health and Human Services
- College of Natural and Applied Sciences
- William H. Darr School of Agriculture
5:00 p.m. Ceremony
- College of Business
Please join us for the CNAS Public Lecture Series, CNAS Public Lecture Series SP15. This is a great opportunity for recruiting students and educating community members about the value of science. I enjoy learning something new at each presentation!!! Please share the flyer with your students and friends!
BIG DATA is a big deal!!! Did you know that we have a computational science certificate program (listed under physics in the catalog) or an informatics minor (listed under computer science in the catalog)?
Computational Science Certificate
This certificate provides students with a background in the application of computer code to the solution of problems of interest to those in science, mathematics, or engineering. Physical processes that are intractable to an analytical approach, can be studied and simulated using the algorithms and techniques developed in this certificate program.
Program requirements (18 hours)
- PHY 291(3); CSC 125(4); MTH 421(3) or CSC 421(3); MTH 422(3) or CSC 422(3)
- 5 hours of electives approved by certificate advisor
Bachelor of Science
- CSC 131(4), 232(4), 335(3), 587(3);
- MTH 261(5) or MTH 287(3); MTH 280(5) or MTH 288(3); BIO 550(3) or MTH 545(3)
Some Important Dates
February 9 All faculty annual reports are due to the department heads
February 10 CNAS Public Lecture Series – An Evolutionary Perspective on our Fear of Snakes, Brian Greene, Associate Professor, Department of Biology
February 16 Presidents’ Day Holiday
February 19-20 MO High School ProStart competition, Oasis Convention Center
February 20 Summer GA request applications are due to the graduate college
February 21 Science Olympiad
March 4 STEM Day at the Capital – Jefferson City, MO
March 4 HRA board of Advisors meeting, 3:45-5:30
March 4-5 HRA Recruiter’s Fair
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 9-15 Spring Break
March 17 CNAS Public Lecture Series – How Sustainable Food Production Relies on Natural Plant Biodiversity-A Missouri Perspective, Laszlo Kovacs, Professor of Biology
Dr. Tammy Jahnke