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MSU Public Safety Training Center Media Kit

Key Details

  • What: MSU Public Safety Training Center will open in the lake region in July 2017.
  • When: Opens July 2017
  • Where: 35 College Street, Camdenton, Missouri 65020
  • Contact person: Cody Brewington, Noncredit Program Coordinator, 417-836-8974, CodyBrewington@MissouriState.edu,

Make your post social media savvy

  • Tag the post with the hashtag #MSUOutreachBears
  • Whenever possible tag Missouri State Outreach or @missouristate
  • If applicable, tag the post with the Springfield, Missouri, hashtag: #SGF

Facebook

  • Brand your Facebook profile with the cover photo below:

  • Use the customized Facebook sharing photo provided below:

Sample Facebook post

  • MSU Public Safety Training Center to open in the lake region July 2017.
  • Missouri law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMT/first responders may soon receive CLEEs at the MSU Public Safety Training Center.
  • Fulfill the 24-hour POST continuing education requirement at the new MSU Public Safety Training Center.
  • Check out our upcoming classes at the new Public Safety Training Center.

Twitter

  • For your Twitter account cover photo:

  • To use as a sharing photo:

 

Sample Tweets

  • MSU Public Safety Training Center to open in the lake region July 2017.
  • MO police officers may soon earn CEUs at the Public Safety Training Center.
  • Receive basic and advanced training hours at the MSU Public Safety Training Center.
  • Check out the Public Safety Training Center’s upcoming classes.

If you need anything additional, please contact:

Cody Brewington
Noncredit Program Coordinator
CodyBrewington@MissouriState.edu
417-836-8974

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Master Online Course Recognition Awards for 2016

The Master Online Course Recognition Award (MOCRA) was begun in 2010. The competition was initiated by Missouri State Online in an effort to recognize the work of our faculty to design pedagogically superior courses.  Courses are evaluated by a strict set of quality standards by a panel of experts in the field of online course design.  The MOCRA recipients are models for other faculty who may be recognized in future competitions.

Best in all categories for 2016

 MED 470 – Special Topics in Film

Jaime Bihlmeyer

Jaime W. Bihlmeyer
Professor Emeritus
Department of Media, Journalism and Film

Best in the category of Course Technology and Media Value

MTH 138 – Pre-Calculus Mathematics

Gary Stafford

Gary L. Stafford
Senior Instructor
Department of Mathematics

Best in the categories of Student Collaboration and Engagement and Student Assessment Strategies and Measurements

CFD 163 – Relationships in Today’s Families

Melissa A. Gibson
Per Course Faculty
Department of Childhood Education and Family Studies

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Hiring web development GA

 

 

Are you our next graduate assistant?

We’re looking for a graduate student who’s skilled in web development and passionate about bringing the Missouri State spirit to our Outreach students. Missouri State Outreach hosts MSU Online courses, off-campus sites, Adult Student Services, Dual Credit, and more.

As a web development graduate assistant starting as soon as Summer 2017, you will work directly with the Director of Marketing and Promotions of Missouri State Outreach gaining valuable experience in building web pages and email marketing. And did we mention there are plenty of office lunch-time potlucks?

Responsibilities

  • Develop, design and maintain Missouri State Outreach websites using content management software.
  • Use problem-solving and critical thinking skills to test and troubleshoot.
  • Perform email marketing and various other duties as needed.

Qualifications

  • Attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Organized and self-directed to complete projects as assigned
  • Web design experience required (coding in HTML and CSS and experience with Dreamweaver); experience with PHP, Microsoft Office, and Photoshop is preferred.

Projects 

Email marketing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Develop and design web pages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ready to apply? 

Submit a cover letter, resume, graduate assistantship application, and two letters of reference to:

Missouri State Outreach

Attn: Valerie Cummings

Alumni 400 901 S. National Avenue Springfield, MO 65897

May also email application materials to Valerie Cummings at vcummings@missouristate.edu

 

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Missouri Caves and Speleology Media Kit

Key Details

  • What: A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). A short, not-for-credit, online course for free. Open to the public – participants do not have to be a registered Missouri State student.
  • When: Starts June 12, 2017: runs for eight weeks. Participants can enroll in the course at any point during the eight weeks.
  • Where: Enroll now through the Canvas Network.
  • Contact person: Lacey Geiger, Open Course Coordinator, at (417) 836-8803 or LaceyGeiger@MissouriState.edu

Share your story!

We want to hear about your experience! We encourage you to join the online conversation leading up to and during the course by posting on Facebook or Twitter and tagging your photos with the official hashtag #MSUOutreachBears

Make your post social media savvy

  • Tag the post with the hashtag #MSUOutreachBears
  • Whenever possible tag Missouri State Outreach or @missouristate
  • If applicable, tag the post with the Springfield, Missouri, hashtag: #SGF
  • As you participate in the MOOC, consider sharing a quote about your experience.

Facebook

  • Brand your Facebook profile with the cover photo below:

 

 

 

 

 

  • Use the customized Facebook sharing photo provided below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample Facebook post

Twitter

  • For your Twitter account cover photo:

 

 

 

 

 

  • To use as a sharing photo:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample Tweets

If you need anything additional, please contact Lacey Geiger at (417) 836-8803 or Valerie Cummings at (417) 836-6664.

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Spring / Summer 2017 Educational Administration / Missouri State Direct Campaign Complete

Marketing objective:

  • Convey to students the availability of, and benefits associated with, the Missouri State Direct experience made possible through web conferencing technology.

Target Audience:

  • Elementary and secondary school teachers and principals
  • Recent and past graduates holding an undergraduate degree in education
  • Current traditional and nontraditional students pursuing an undergraduate degree in education

 

Educational Administration Marketing Initiatives


Career and job fairs

Educational Administration staff attended the following:

  • Joplin benefits fair
  • Missouri State Teachers Association – Beginning Teacher Assistance Program meeting in West Plains and at MSU – Springfield
  • Missouri State Teachers Association TEPS (Teacher Education and Professional Standards) conference
  • Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals conference
  • Missouri Association of Rural Education conference
  • Missouri Elementary School Principal’s conference


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Missouri National Education Association (MNEA)

  • Ad ran in the Winter issue (December)
  • Approximately 35,000 copies were distributed
  • 1 column ad measuring 2.4″ x 9.875″

Click on image to see in ISSUU.com.


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The Missouri Elementary Principal Magazine Ad

Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals (MAESP)

  • Published in December
  • 1/2 page ad measuring 5″ x 7.5″

Click on image to see in ISSUU.com


EmailEADSpring 2017 Email Marketing

  • Sent to those who have earned an undergraduate degree in education from MSU within the last 10 years.

Click on image to see within browser.


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Educational Administration Brochure

  • Brochure provided for distribution at the Lebanon, West Plains and Joplin off-campus sites.
  • Provided at conferences and to walk-in, phone and web inquiries.

Click on image to see in ISSUU.com


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Retractable Banner for Trade Shows

  • 31.5″ wide x 95.85″ high

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West Plains Chamber of Commerce Ad

  • This ad appeared in the West Plains Chamber of Commerce digital newsletter in November.

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Monitor Ads for West Plains Campus 

  • Ad placed, for rotation, on the digital monitors located on the West Plains campus.

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  • Ad placed, for rotation, on the digital monitors located on the Ozarks Technical Community College campus in Lebanon.

Facebook Ads

Spring 2017

  • 4 ads ran January 23-31, 2017 within 30 miles of each of the following locations: Cassville, Joplin, Lebanon, Mountain Grove, Nevada and West Plains. It was also shown within 25 miles of Springfield. The ads appeared in the desktop news feed, desktop right column, audience network and mobile news feed.
  • Ads collectively received 698 clicks.
  • A click-through rate of 1.45% was achieved.
  • A reach of 24,964 people (to whom these ads were shown).
  • 12 post likes, 9 post shares, 7 Facebook pages likes (as a direct result of these ads).

Summer 2017 

  • 3 ads ran February 1-March 22, 2017 within 30 miles of each of the following locations: Cassville, Joplin, Lebanon, Mountain Grove, Nevada and West Plains. It was also shown within 25 miles of Springfield. The ads appeared in the desktop news feed, desktop right column, audience network and mobile news feed.
  • Ads collectively received 5,371 clicks.
  • A click-through rate of 2.01% was achieved.
  • A reach of 79,959 people (to whom these ads were shown).
  • 7 post likes, 11 post shares, 2 Facebook pages likes (as a direct result of these ads).

EmailEADSummer 2017 Email Marketing

  • Sent to those who have earned an undergraduate degree in education from MSU within the last 10 years.

Click on image to see within browser.

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Summer and Fall 2017 Off-Campus Program Brochures Now Available

Brochures are now available from Missouri State Outreach outlining the programs that are available at Missouri State’s off-campus sites in Cassville, Lebanon, Neosho, Nevada, Joplin, Mountain Grove / West Plains. These brochures provide a brief description of the degree programs available and are distributed to phone inquiries, walk-ins and at trade shows to prospective students.

Click on the images above to see and read these brochures at ISSUU.com. 

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Certified Distance Educator Award Recipients

The Certified Distance Educator Award recognizes hardworking teachers who participate in professional development such as workshops, Massive Open Online Courses, conferences, and webinars to improve their online teaching. Missouri State highlights these outstanding teachers for their commitment to bettering distance education.

 

Kimberly Van Ornum, Instructor of Mathematics, received the Certified Distance Educator Award. Ms. Van Ornum has participated in multiple seminars to sharpen her skills in teaching math online. Missouri State University applauds her dedication to continual improvement in the field of online teaching!

Jennifer Rojas-McWhinney, Assistant Professor in the Department of Childhood Education and Family Studies, received the Certified Distance Educator Award. Professor Rojas-McWhinney attended showcase presentations and successfully completed the Blackboard Green Belt training sessions. Her research interests focus on the relationship dynamics within families and the negotiation of parenting beliefs. Congratulations to Jennifer Rojas-McWhinney for her excellence in online education!

 

Annice McLean, Senior Instructor, Reading Foundations and Technology, received the Certified Distance Educator Award. She has successfully completed her Blackboard Black Belt training and teaches instructional technology classes for pre-service teachers in the Reading Foundations and Technology Department. Prior to joining the Missouri State University faculty, Annice was an educator for over thirty years in the Missouri Public Schools System. Missouri State Outreach recognizes Annice McLean for her resilience in improving online teaching!

 

Ching-Wen Chang, Associate Professor, Reading Foundations and Technology, received the Certified Distance Educator Award. Her attendance includes Blackboard Black Belt training and presentations at the FCTL Showcase. Missouri State Online commends Ching-Wen Chang for her outstanding motivation to better online teaching!

 

Gary Stafford, Senior Instructor, Mathematics, received the Certified Distance Educator Award. Gary participated in Blackboard Black Belt training sessions and in the Digital Professor Academy. Applause to Gary Stafford for his awesome commitment to distance learning!

 

Jennifer Morganthaler, Clinical Instructor, Agriculture at the Mountain Grove campus, received the Certified Distance Educator Award. Her activities include the 31st Showcase on Teaching and Learning as well as webinars relating to her interests in floriculture and high tunnel crop production. Bravo to Jennifer Morganthaler for her distinguished determination in the betterment of distance education!

 

Paula Rector, Senior Instructor of Criminology, was recognized for the Certified Distance Educator award this spring. In addition to teaching online courses in criminology, her professional interests include feminist criminology, race, class, gender and crime, pregnant drug users, domestic violence and spousal rape laws. Missouri State Outreach sincerely applauds and thanks Paula Rector for her continuing excellence in online distance education!

 

Tracey Dalton, Senior Instructor in the Department of English, is a recipient of the Certified Distance Educator Award. Her professional interests include academic advising along with English and American grammar, punctuation and usage. Missouri State Online recognizes Ms. Dalton’s commitment to online teaching and learning excellence!

 

Jennifer Pursley, Senior Instructor in the Department of Mathematics, is a recipient of the Certified Distance Educator Award. Ms. Pursley completed her MS at the University of Kansas and specializes in the teaching of MTH 101 online. Missouri State University congratulates her commitment to continual improvement in the field of online teaching excellence!

 

Michael Hammond, Senior Instructor in the Department of Accountancy, is a recipient of the Certified Distance Educator award. Mr. Hammond’s professional interests and research includes cost accounting, budgeting and online teaching and learning. Missouri State Online commends Mr. Hammond’s devotion to his students through continuous improvement in distance delivery of high-quality instruction!

 

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Master of Social Work Spring 2017 Campaign

Missouri State University Outreach Marketing and Promotions completed a Spring 2017 campaign for the Master of Social Work program available in West Plains and in Joplin.

Main objectives:

  • Program awareness.
  • Increase enrollment in these cohorts Spring 2017.

 

Master of Social Work in West Plains


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Digital Billboard

  • Billboard ran 91 days (October 10-January 8) near Walmart on 1310 Preacher Roe Blvd. in West Plains.

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Direct Mail Piece

  • 60 brochures and letters were mailed to establishments that employ social workers within the West Plains region.
    • Informational packets were distributed to groups at health facilities.

Click on image to see full version of this brochure in Issuu.


Email Marketing 

Three emails were constructed and mailed over a period of three weeks. They were distributed to the following lists:

  • West Plains Chamber of Commerce email list
  • Current child and family development students and Bachelor of Social Work graduates
  • Two-year community colleges within West Plains region
  • Healthcare facilities that employ social workers

Click on images below to see full version. 

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West Plains Facebook Cover Image


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West Plains Chamber of Commerce Ad

  • This ad appeared in the October issue of the West Plains Chamber of Commerce digital newsletter.

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Monitor Art

  • This artwork was displayed on the monitors in the buildings on the Missouri State University West Plains campus.

Facebook Ads

  • Three ads ran October 10 – December 16 targeting those 22-50 years old within 40 miles of West Plains, MO.
  • These three ads ads collectively received 1,501 link clicks.
  • A click-through rate of 1.31% was achieved.
  • A reach of 17,856 people (to whom these ads were shown) was accomplished.
  • Collectively, these ads received 66 post likes or reactions, 9 post comments, 5 post shares.
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Master of Social Work in Joplin


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Direct Mail Piece

  • 89 brochures and letters were mailed to area social workers and to a list of licensed social workers from the Missouri Division of Professional Registrations.
  • Informational packets were distributed to groups at health facilities.

Click on image to see full version of this brochure in Issuu.

 


Email Marketing

Three emails were constructed and mailed over a period of three weeks. These emails were distributed to the following lists:

  • Current child and family development students and Bachelor of Social Work graduates
  • Two-year community college within the Joplin region

Click on images below to see full version. 

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Informational Session Email

  • An email was sent to students at Ozark Christian College (OCC) advertising the informational session held December 13, 2016.
Click on image below to see full version.
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Facebook Ads

  • Three ads ran October 10 – December 16 targeting those 22-50 years old within 40 miles of Joplin, MO.
  • These three ads ads collectively received 1,752 link clicks.
  • A click-through rate of 2.03% was achieved.
  • A reach of 23,948 people (to whom these ads were shown) was accomplished.
  • Collectively, these ads received 16 post likes or reactions, 0 post comments, 0 post shares.
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Joplin Region Facebook Cover Image

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Billboard

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  • This billboard, measuring 10’6″ tall x 26′ wide, will run mid-October through February on North Main (north of Zora toward Airport Drive) in Joplin, MO.
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Spring 2017 Off-Campus Program Brochures Complete

Senior Graphic Designer Phillip Secca recently completed a series of brochures for Missouri State’s Off-Campus Program. These brochures provide a brief description of the degree programs available at select off-campus sites. These brochures are provided to phone inquiries, walk-ins and at trade shows to interested prospective students.

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Click on the images above to see the full version of the brochures in ISSUU.com.

 

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Apply by January 31, 2017, for Master of Social Work degree cohort in West Plains

          

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Gohn Hall

  WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Area residents interested in enrolling in the 2017 cohort of Missouri State University’s Master’s in Social Work (MSW) degree at Missouri State University-West Plains are encouraged to apply by Jan. 31, 2017.

 

            That date is the deadline for area residents to apply to be considered for the 2017 summer cohort for students with a Bachelor of Social Work or the 2017 fall cohort for students with any other bachelor degree, said Deanna Smith, coordinator of Missouri State’s Outreach Program on the West Plains campus.

 

            The MSW prepares students for ethical leadership and skills to advance human and community well-being, university officials said. The first cohort of MSW students began studies in fall 2013, and university officials couldn’t be more pleased with the interest shown in the program. “We look forward to continually providing this educational opportunity for the region,” said Jannette Eldred, clinical instructor and coordinator of the MSW program.

 

            The MSW program is delivered at Missouri State-West Plains through seated, blended and online courses offered in a part-time rotation – six hours each fall and spring semester, and commitment to three hours during the summer session. The advanced standing MSW program is designed for students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW). The regular standing MSW program is designed for students with bachelor’s degrees in fields other than social work, such as psychology, sociology and criminology, university officials said, explaining the program includes foundational social work courses, as well as advanced course work.

 

            Enrollment is through a competitive and selective process, with 15 to 18 students admitted to each West Plains’ cohort. Potential students must have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale with their bachelor’s degrees to be considered.

 

            Area residents will need to complete an application to the university’s graduate school online at www.graduate.missouristate.edu, plus complete other admission materials for the department. Departmental application forms can be found at http://www.missouristate.edu/swk/Graduate/Apply.htm or brochures with more information may be picked up in Gohn Hall Room 101 on the Missouri State-West Plains campus.

 

            For more information about the MSW program, visit http://www.missouristate.edu/swk/Graduate/ or call Smith at 417-255-7777.

 

 

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