Dean Jahnke presents ALIEN tonight!

March 29, 2016

Today, March 29: OSEF (Ozarks Science & Engineering Fair) Judging followed by Awards Ceremony March 31

Tonight, March 29:  Alien (1979) at 7 PM – As part of the Science On Screen series, Dean Jahnke will be discussing the gender disparity in science.

Tomorrow, March 30: Sam Kean lecture at 5:00 PM in PSU Theatre

Thursday, March 31HRA Speaker Series Event

Thursday, March 31OSEF Awards Presentations

Friday, April 1:  A Night in Africa banquet, doors open at 6:30 PM, PSU Ballroom, Tickets required!

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Tuesday, April 5 – CNAS Public Lecture , 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM TEMPLE 002


Speaker: Gautam Bhattacharyya, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

As an ongoing effort to generate greater student interest, engagement, and, ultimately, learning, instructors at all levels and of all disciplines continue to make significant changes to the way they teach. Often, considerable financial resources are spent to reconfigure classrooms to facilitate collaborative learning or to purchase devices that encourage different forms of communication within a classroom. After expending their many and earnest efforts, however, instructors are often left perplexed by the results of student assessments – both cognitive and affective. In the end, many are left to ponder about questions such as, “Why isn’t group work successful sometimes?” or “Why did only some of my real-world examples engage the students.”

In addressing these and other questions, I present key characteristics of the learning process and identify activities and practices conducive to supporting these important aspects of learning. Using evidence from the science education research literature, I describe implementation and execution of these instructional methods in ways that maximize the possibility of student learning.

IMMEDIATE DUE DATES                           


  • Friday, April 1 – The African Student Association presents A Night in Africa banquet, a celebration of African culture through food, dance, music and other performances.   Dean Jahnke plans to attend this event and would like to see some of you there!  Click the link for event information including purchase of tickets ($7.00 each).
  • Annual CNAS picnic is Friday, April 22 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Phelps Grove Park


All CNAS Seminars are posted on the master calendar.

Science On Screen at The Moxie Cinema

March 29:  Alien (1979) Dr. Tamera Jahnke (MSU, Chemistry) will be discussing the gender disparity in science.

April 5:  Grizzly Man (2005) Dr. David Cornelison (MSU, Physics) will talk about the gap between how scientists see the natural world versus the general public.

April 12:  Gattaca (1997) Dr. Paul Durham (MSU, Microbiology) will talk about editing our genes to battle disease.


Mar 29-31          OSEF (Ozarks Science & Engineering Fair) – Judging March 29, Awards March 31

OSEF – Competition InformationSign Up for judging

Mar 30                Sam Kean lecture at 5:00 PM in PSU Theatre

Mar 31                HRA Board of Advisers Speaker Series featuring Chris Morris – CPK

April 5-8          Public Affairs Conference – Free to faculty, staff and students.  I hope to see you at one of the presentations!

Apr 5                  CNAS Public Lecture Series – The devil is in the details, Temple Lecture Hall 002, 7:30 PM

Dr. Gautam Bhattacharyya, Department of Chemistry

Apr 5                   Energy Conservation 101, Hill Hall 0002, 2:00-3:00 PM (see attached flyer)

Apr 6                   Pummill Math Relays at John Q Hammons Student Center, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Apr 21                 CNAS Undergraduate Research Day, 2:00-4:00 – Abstracts due April 8; awards at 4:00 PM

Apr 22                 CNAS Picnic at Phelps Grove Park, 4:00-8:00 PM

Apr 23                 Graduate College IDF – Abstracts due April 6

Apr 27                 CNAS Faculty/Staff Awards reception, 4:00 pm, Temple 001

May 4                All Faculty Recognition Reception at 3:00 PM in PSU Ballroom

May 13                Commencement – CNAS at 10:00 AM


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