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!!!
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.