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August 29, 2016

The Department of Hospitality and Restaurant Administration is changing its name to Department of Hospitality Leadership. Click for the article from Inside Missouri State.

Former students receive Teacher of the Year nominations

Two former CNAS students, Keith Stevenson (geology) and Adrienne Deckard (biology), were nominated for the 2016 Regional Teacher of the Year by the COE Leadership Council. Stevenson (Lutie RVI) and Deckard (Springfield schools) were two of ten total teachers nominated, three of which will go to the state level. An upcoming event on Sep 12 at 6 p.m. in the Crystal Room of Kentwood Hall will make the nominations official and celebrate the teachers.

Upcoming: MSU American Chemical Society at Discovery Center

The MSU American Chemical Society will be at the Discovery Center of Springfield on Sep 10 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. to answer questions and perform chemistry demonstrations. Students and faculty that show their MSU ID at the front desk will receive a $6 group admission rate for adults.


Student Resources page on the CNAS website is being updated regularly. Check it out and forward to your students.

Study groups are forming for several CNAS classes.  If you would like assistance in joining/organizing a study group, contact Associate Dean Jorge Rebaza.

September 1 MSU Football Game – Tailgating starts at 3 PM and the game starts at 6 PM.  Parking Lot 4 is closed beginning at 6 AM on September 1.   All classes that meet in Plaster Stadium after 2 PM have been moved to other buildings.  All classes will meet on Thursday!

The following buildings will be locked down beginning at 3 PM on Thursday – TEMPLE, KEMPER, and PUMMILL HALLS.  If you need access to Pummill Hall, there will be an officer at the door with a class list to let students and faculty into the building.  If you or your students need access to Temple Hall or Kemper Hall, use the BearPass card readers.  All students in classes on Thursday have been programmed into the system for that day only. In addition there will be officers inside Temple Hall with class lists to help students get into the building for their classes.

ICYMI (in case you missed it) …


Sep 7              MTH/KME picnic, 5:00, Phelps Grove park

Sep 10            Ozarks Mini Maker Faire – tickets required

Sep 12-19      Public Affairs Week

Sep 18            BIO Picnic & Scholarship reception, 12:00-4:00, Springfield Lake

Sep 20           CNAS Public lecture series – Dr. Dean Cuebas, 7:00-8:00, Temple 001

Sep 24           Fall Showcase

Sep 26           State of the University Address, 12:15 PM, PSU Theatre

Sep 27-29     Fall Academic Integrity Days

Sep 28           Majors Fair

Sep 28           STEM Lecture at Library Center – Dr. Paul Schweiger, 7:00-8:00

Oct 15            Homecoming 2016!

Oct 21-22      Tri-State Water Coalition meeting, Darr Ag Center: click for info

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

Dec 16           Fall Commencement


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