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CNAS NEWS – March 27, 2017

Revised Deadline – Nominations for CNAS awards are due by 9:00 AM, Monday, April 3!
Click for
awards policy.  Please note that the awards reception was moved to Friday, April 28 – see schedule below.

 OSEF Ozarks Science and Engineering Fair  – Apply to be a judge and encourage your students to do the same! – http://www.k12science.missouristate.edu/OSEF/Judges_2017.htm 

THIS WEEK’S SEMINARS & EVENTS

Check the CNAS homepage for all listings and details of seminars.

STUDENT RESEARCH FORUMS

Abstracts are due April 10 for IDF and April 12 for CNAS Undergraduate Research Day.

 RECENTLY FUNDED GRANTS

  • Jason Ray: Congratulations on the award for the Bolivar sidewalk project!

ICYMI…

The latest CNAS NEWS is published here – CNAS NewsWatch

 Science on Screen: 2017 – Moxie Theatre! All screenings start at 7 PM

Mar 28: The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) w/Dr. Christie L. Cathey (MSU, Psychology)

Apr 4: The Martian (2015) w/Dr. Michelle Bowe (MSU, Biology) and Charles Armstrong (NASA External Relations)

Apr 11: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) w/Dr. Toby J. Dogwiler (MSU, Geography, Geology and Planning)

Apr 18: The Conversation (1974) w/Dr. Shannon McMurtrey (DRURY, Computer sciences/Security)

Admission prices are $9 for Adults and $8 for Seniors/Students Members will have discounted tickets.

 SAFETY CORNER

As a follow up to the annual Tornado Drill earlier this month, it’s a good time to think about safety and remind you of the services on campus. Go to http://www.missouristate.edu/safetran/ for more information about emergency-related issues.

Do you know what to do if a hostile intruder attacks? Check out the university’s Emergency Response Plan for the best course of action for this and other types of dangerous situations.

CALENDAR – 2017

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  – Apply to be a judge – http://www.k12science.missouristate.edu/OSEF/Judges_2017.htm

Apr 4-7           Public Affairs Conference

Apr 7              Public Affairs Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Apr 10          Town Hall Meeting – Budget 1:30 PM – PSU Theatre.  All are welcome.

April 12          Pummill Relays

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

Apr 20-21      Collaborative Diversity conference

April 21          Ecopalooza

Apr 28-29      GGP Board of Advisors meeting

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, 3:30 pm, PSU Ballroom

May 5               All-CNAS Picnic and Potluck Dinner at Phelps Grove Park Pavilion – 4-8 PM

May 12            Study Day

May 13-18      Finals Week

May 19            Spring 2017 Commencement (CNAS is 5:00 PM)

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CNAS NEWS – March 20, 2017

Seminars/programs this week –

3:30 PM – Today! – “Job Search Strategies for Students”  – Cheek Hall 102

CNAS Public Lectures –Our speaker for Tuesday, March 21 is Dr. Larry Campbell.  He will be talking about his recent trip: Rollin’ on the River

NASA Public Viewing Night – Saturday, March 25 http://calendar.missouristate.edu/viewevent.aspx?eventid=95128&occurrenceid=179259

Spring Showcase is March 25.  Meet the faculty session is from 9:30-11:30 AM.

Call for Proposals – 32nd Showcase on Teaching and Learning

Submission Deadline:  Proposals are due Friday, March 24.  Proposals should be submitted via email to fctl@missouristate.edu.

Additional information can be found at the following link: https://www.missouristate.edu/fctl/ShowcaseCallProposal.htm

  • Friday, March 24 – nominations for CNAS awards are due!  Click for awards policy.  Please note that the awards reception was moved to Friday, April 28 – see schedule in CALENDAR below.

The Provost’s Academic Advising Council (PAAC) has developed a short survey (approximately 5-15 minutes) about various advising methods used by academic advisors. The PAAC would like to invite you to participate in this survey. If willing to respond, we would ask that you respond by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 24. Thank you for your consideration.   https://missouristatechhs.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bmhcCToSNRXpCGV

OSEF Ozarks Science and Engineering Fair  – Apply to be a judge – http://www.k12science.missouristate.edu/OSEF/Judges_2017.htm

STUDENT RESEARCH FORUMS
Abstracts are due April 10 for IDF and April 12 for CNAS Undergraduate Research Day.

Science On Screen: 2017 – Moxie Theatre!

Science On Screen creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology and medicine. Each film is used as a jumping off point for the speaker to reveal current scientific research or technological advances, providing the perfect combination of entertainment and enlightenment. All shows include a post show discussion with scholars from the world of science. All showings start at 7:00 p.m.

Mar 21: Hugo (2011) FREE SCREENING w/Evan Frodermann and Rebecca A. Baker, Physics MSU professors, explaining optical illusions

Mar 28: The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) w/Dr. Christie L. Cathey (MSU, Psychology)

Apr 4: The Martian (2015) w/Dr. Michelle Bowe (MSU, Biology) and Charles Armstrong (NASA External Relations)

Apr 11: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) w/Dr. Toby J. Dogwiler (MSU, Geography, Geology and Planning)

Apr 8: The Conversation (1974) w/Dr. Shannon McMurtrey (DRURY, Computer sciences/Security)

Admission prices are $9 for Adults and $8 for Seniors/Students Members will have discounted tickets

RECENTLY FUNDED GRANTS

  • Jason Ray and Bob Pavlowsky: Congratulations on your new project with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the USEPA!
  • Jason Ray: Congratulations on your service agreement with the American Planning Association!
  • Mike Reed: Congratulations on continuing your work at the Missouri Space Grant Consortium with NASA!
  • Jane Hood: Congratulations on the award with the USEPA and the Missouri Association of Councils of Government!

SAFETY CORNER

As a follow up to the annual Tornado Drill earlier this month, it’s a good time to think about safety and remind you of the services on campus. Go to http://www.missouristate.edu/safetran/ for more information about emergency-related issues.

EXAMPLE: There are several Automated External Defibrillators across campus. Do you know where your nearest AED is?

ICYMI…

The latest CNAS NEWS is published here – CNAS NewsWatch

CALENDAR – 2017

Mar 21            CNAS Public Lecture – Dr. Larry Campbell, 7:30 PM, Rollin’ on the River

Mar 24           Nominations for CNAS awards are due

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  – Apply to be a judge – http://www.k12science.missouristate.edu/OSEF/Judges_2017.htm

Apr 4-7           Public Affairs Conference

Apr 7              Public Affairs Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Apr 10          Town Hall Meeting – Budget 1:30 PM – PSU Theatre.  All are welcome.

April 12           Pummill Relays

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

Apr 20-21      Collaborative Diversity conference

April 21           Ecopalooza

Apr 28-29      GGP Board of Advisors meeting

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, 3:30 pm, PSU Ballroom

May 5               All-CNAS Picnic and Potluck Dinner at Phelps Grove Park Pavilion – 4-8 PM

May 12            Study Day

May 13-18      Finals Week

May 19            Spring 2017 Commencement (CNAS is 5:00 PM)

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CNAS NEWS – March 6, 2017

UPCOMING Events

ICYMI…

  • The winter 2016-17 Bull Shoals Field Station newsletter is out!
  • Southwestern Association of Naturalists (SWAN) will meet April 13-16 in Lawton, OK. Click for more information.

The latest CNAS NEWS is published here – CNAS NewsWatch

CALENDAR – 2017

Mar 11-19      Spring Break (offices open!)

Mar 21            CNAS Public Lecture – Dr. Larry Campbell, 7:30 PM, Rollin’ on the River

Mar 25            Spring Showcase

Mar 25            Nominations for CNAS awards are due

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 7              Public Affairs Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Apr 4               Science on Screen: The Martian, followed by discussion with Dr. Michelle Bowe (BIO) and Charlie Armstrong

Apr 10           Town Hall Meeting – Budget 1:30 PM – PSU Theatre.  All are welcome.

Apr 11             Science on Screen: Mad Max Fury Road, followed by discussion with Dr. Toby Dogwiler (GGP)

April 12           Pummill Relays

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

Apr 20-21       Collaborative Diversity conference

Apr 28-29       GGP Board of Advisors meeting

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 (CNAS is 5:00 PM)

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CNAS NEWS – February 27, 2017

Budget Update

The PowerPoint presentation from the all-college meeting on February 21 is posted here: CNAS Budget Committee page

UPCOMING

ICYMI…

Seminars this week – Watch the master calendar CNAS homepage

 

I hope that I will see you at spring commencement – May 19, 2017.  Deadline for returning the faculty regalia order form is March 21.   The form can be found at the following link: http://www.missouristate.edu/commencement/For-Faculty-Staff.htm

STUDY AWAY

February 28, 2017, 11 am to 2 pm, PSU Atrium, Study Away Fair. Study Away Director Elizabeth Strong and Accounting Specialist Carrie Kendall will be available to answer your short-term study away questions.

CNAS has three study away programs with deadlines coming up soon – Please let your students know about these trips!

March 8, 2017, 2 to 3 pm, Glass Hall 227, Exploratory Travel Fund Workshop. Join Study Away Advisory Committee members Dr. Amy Muchnick and Dr. Chuck Hermans and former fund recipients for helpful tips as you prepare your application.

March 31, 2017, 5 pm, Exploratory Travel Fund Proposals due to PSU 209. Study Away Programs will provide funding for exploratory travel to be awarded in April 2017 for travel within 16 months of the award notice. The aim of exploratory travel is to increase the number of faculty-directed short-term programs towards an end of increasing students’ cultural competence. Additionally, funded travel will help to ensure faculty preparedness in safety measures for future short-term programs.

April 6, 2017, 3:30 to 4:30 pm, PSU 317, International Studies Abroad (ISA) Faculty Workshop. Prepare for your 2018 short-term program with program provider ISA. Ms. Chelsi Hudson, ISA Regional Director, will present ISA Custom Program options, allowing you to focus on the academics while ISA manages all the logistics. Beverages and refreshments will be provided.

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!

SCIENCE AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS – Do you and your students want to help promote Science in the Ozarks?  Each week I will be providing volunteer opportunities for you and your students!

  1. Assist with assembling information packets for Horace Mann and Pittman Career Day events-we will need to prepare packets with information about the resources the dept. has available to the community (info. about recycling centers, household chemical collection center, how to recycle at home) plus each packet gets one of our famous recycled pencils, and a seed paper bracelet.  Each school needs approx. 350 packets prepared.  Time frame would be last week of April, times could be flexible, number of students—a team of 4-5 could probably crank out this project in a couple of hours.
  2. Community Wide Play Day-Saturday April 29th-We will provide recycling bins for the event.  A team of people who can monitor the bins to make sure correct items end up in the correct bin would be fantastic, and then assist with collecting the bins at the end of the event.  Time frame-8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  3. Young Sprouts in the Garden/Butterfly Festival-Saturday, June 24th (I know this is after the semester ends, but just in case there’s someone who will be in town and looking for something….  J)  We will be making seed pots out of newspaper, adding soil and a seed for children to take home and plant in their home garden.  Helping hands will be needed to accomplish the various steps!  Last year’s event had about 2000 people, and that was a low attendance number.  Time would be about 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Shifts could be arranged!)

CONTACT  – Laurie Duncan
Education Outreach Specialist
lduncan@springfieldmo.gov
417-864-2007 (office)
417-300-3981 (cell)

Watershed Committee of the Ozarks can design internships, volunteer work days for groups, and field trip and tours for classes/clubs or small groups.  For volunteers who might want to get more involved, we often need volunteers to help teach watershed based science. Contact Mike Kromrey at Watershed Committee of the Ozarks.

CALENDAR – 2017

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, 7:30 PM

Mar 25          Spring Showcase

Mar 25          Nominations for CNAS awards are due

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 7             Public Affairs Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Apr 4             Science on Screen: The Martian, followed by discussion with Dr. Michelle Bowe (BIO) and Charlie Armstrong

Apr 11            Science on Screen: Mad Max Fury Road, followed by discussion with Dr. Toby Dogwiler (GGP)

April 12         Pummill Relays

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

Apr 20-21     Collaborative Diversity conference

Apr 28-29     GGP Board of Advisors meeting

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 (CNAS is 5:00 PM)

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CNAS NEWS – February 16, 2017

Many Seminars next week – Watch the master calendar at http://science.missouristate.edu/ 

Watershed Committee of the Ozarks can design internships, volunteer work days for groups, and field trip and tours for classes/clubs or small groups.  For volunteers who might want to get more involved, we often need volunteers to help teach watershed based science.  Mike Kromrey – Watershed Committee of the Ozarks

STUDY AWAY

February 28, 2017, 11 am to 2 pm, PSU Atrium, Study Away Fair. Study Away Director Elizabeth Strong and Accounting Specialist Carrie Kendall will be available to answer your short-term study away questions.

CNAS has three study away programs with deadlines coming up soon – Please let your students know about these trips!

·         Peru for Hospitality: deadline is March 1, 2017

·         Switzerland for Physics: deadline is March 1, 2017 (interdisciplinary)

·         Taiwan for Geography: deadline is March 1, 2017

March 8, 2017, 2 to 3 pm, Glass Hall 227, Exploratory Travel Fund Workshop. Join Study Away Advisory Committee members Dr. Amy Muchnick and Dr. Chuck Hermans and former fund recipients for helpful tips as you prepare your application.

March 31, 2017, 5 pm, Exploratory Travel Fund Proposals due to PSU 209. Study Away Programs will provide funding for exploratory travel to be awarded in April 2017 for travel within 16 months of the award notice. The aim of exploratory travel is to increase the number of faculty-directed short-term programs towards an end of increasing students’ cultural competence. Additionally, funded travel will help to ensure faculty preparedness in safety measures for future short-term programs.

April 6, 2017, 3:30 to 4:30 pm, PSU 317, International Studies Abroad (ISA) Faculty Workshop. Prepare for your 2018 short-term program with program provider ISA. Ms. Chelsi Hudson, ISA Regional Director, will present ISA Custom Program options, allowing you to focus on the academics while ISA manages all the logistics. Beverages and refreshments will be provided.

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.

I hope that I will see you at spring commencement – May 19, 2017.  Deadline for returning the faculty regalia order form is March 21.   The form can be found at the following link: http://www.missouristate.edu/commencement/For-Faculty-Staff.htm

CALENDAR – 2017

Feb 25             Science Olympiad

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 – 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

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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

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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

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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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