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Continuing & Distance Education

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 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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  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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MSU-Lebanon gifted Marie Williams Trust Endowment

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On Tuesday, October 11, 2016, the Marie Williams Trust Endowment gift was announced at MSU-Lebanon Outreach located inside the OTC-Lebanon Center. This “substantial six figure gift” is given to the Missouri State University Foundation for operations of the MSU-Lebanon Center upon Mrs. Williams’ passing.

Mrs. Williams has previously supported both the MSU and OTC Lebanon Center by purchasing naming rights to the state-of-the-art computer and student body lounge she also gifted to MSU. She currently funds a MSU/OTC-Lebanon scholarship of $1000 annually to students who have completed their associate’s degree from OTC-Lebanon and transfer to MSU-Lebanon for their bachelor’s degree completion.

A brief program was held to honor the gift and included Brent Dunn, MSU Vice President of Development, Dr. Joye Norris, Associate Provost in charge of MSU Outreach, among other invited guests from the community. Mrs. Williams recently celebrated her 101st birthday in June.

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MSU hosts annual Stop the Violence Conference

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Stop the Violence Conference

Thursday, October 27, 2016

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Missouri State University – Plaster Student Union

Cost: Free

Website to register: http://www.commpartnership.org/events/stop-the-violence-conference/

 

Join us for a FREE conference sponsored by Verizon Wireless, BKD, LLP, and Missouri State Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Missouri State University, Plaster Student Union with special keynotes from Susan Still and Elizabeth Crawford. The Stop the Violence Conference is a community call to action to stop intimate partner violence. Attendees will have a choice of various breakout sessions regarding intimate partner violence including breakouts on human trafficking and bystander intervention. The Stop the Violence Conference is coordinated by the Family Violence Task Force, led by Community Partnership of the Ozarks’ Violence Free Families Coalition, which has brought together many community organizations and agencies.

 

Conference Agenda:

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast and Registration
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Welcome
8:45 AM – 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker – “Sharing My Story” presented by Susan Still
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Breakout Session 1

“Family Justice Center: the I-Phone 7 of the Justice System” presented by Suzan Stewart

“Green Dot Strategy: A Community & College Collaboration on Bystander Intervention” presented by Jenay Lamey

“Human Trafficking” presented by Dr. Rachael Herrington

“Safety Planning” presented by The Victim Center

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Lunch in the Plaster Student Union (On Your Own)
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Local Community Panel moderated by Sara Forhetz

1:45PM – 2:45 PM

Breakout Session 2

“Family Justice Center: the I-Phone 7 of the Justice System” presented by Suzan Stewart

“Green Dot Strategy: A Community & College Collaboration on Bystander Intervention” presented by Jenay Lamey

“Human Trafficking” presented by Dr. Rachael Herrington

“Safety Planning” presented by The Victim Center

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Closing Keynote

“It Takes A Community to Combat Child Abuse, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault” presented by Elizabeth Crawford

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Childcare for Students

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Maintaining your family life while achieving your education is a tough challenge for some students, but it doesn’t have to stop you from completing your degree. Missouri State wants you to excel both in the classroom and at home, which is why Adult Student Services has some quality child care suggestions for Missouri State students with young children. Here are three different suggested opportunities:

  1. Childcare Aware which helps parents find quality child care.
  2. The University Child Care Center which is available to the Springfield community.
  3. The Missouri State Child Development Center which is located on Missouri State’s campus designed for infants, toddlers, two’s, and preschoolers.

Do you have any other great suggestions to share? Let us know on Twitter! @MSUOutreach

 

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How to make the most out of your small room space

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Although college living spaces are often small, finding ways to decorate your home on a budget is a fun part of the college experience. Here are 3 great places to help you make the most out of your home.

  1. The Missouri State Bookstore is a great place to start when it comes to decorating your place. There are plenty of ways to BearUp your home with Missouri State blankets, bath towels, water bottles and much more! You are also able to charge to your student account and make payments on your purchases throughout the semester. MSU also has a “HUGE Poster Sale” every year in front of the Plaster Student Union where they sale posters of varying sizes and tapestries for your wall! This year the HUGE Poster Sale will be up August 29th to September 2nd, so be on the lookout for the tent outside of the PSU!
  2. Pinterest is a great website to get DIY ideas and design layouts for your home. Check out my home decor board for different ideas on how to make the most out of your home space.
  3. Thrifty Stores like Dollar Tree and Red Racks Thrift Store are a great way to get the most out of your budget. Let’s face it, being a college student is expensive! There are plenty of different types of dollar stores and thrift shops in Springfield to check out. You may just stumble across something really special to add to your residence and it will feel even better knowing you didn’t break your bank in the process.

Share with us your home decor photos by adding the #MOStateResLife @MSUOutreach on Twitter.

Happy decorating!

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Get back to the books and into shape with free BearFit classes

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In celebration of the new school year, the Foster Recreation Center invites students to attend BearFit classes this week for free!

The Missouri State Foster Recreation Center hosts BearFit classes to make it easier for students who like to work out in groups. There are 21 BearFit classes to choose from and with a $30 unlimited BearFit pass, you can pick and choose as many classes as you would like throughout the semester. Some of the classes include Boot Camp Solution, Afrobeat, Cycle Pump, Kickboxing and many more. If you’ve been wanting to try BearFit classes, this week is the perfect opportunity to have a “sample” workout for free!

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Master of Science in Counseling Program Campaign

Missouri State University Outreach Marketing and Promotions recently completed the first half of a campaign promoting the Master of Science in Counseling program available on the MSU West Plains campus.

Main Objectives:

  • General program awareness.
  • Encourage enrollment in the cohort starting Spring 2017.

Facebook Marketing

  • 8 ads running June 10 – July 31, 2016 within 40 miles of West Plains, MO. Ads were placed in the desktop news feed, desktop right column, audience network and mobile news feed.
  • Ads collectively received 10,559 link clicks.
  • A click-through rate of 3.23% was achieved.
  • A reach of 32,317 people (to whom these ads were shown).
  • 95 post likes, 8 post comments, 19 post shares, 8 Facebook page likes (as a direct result of these ads).
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Google Adwords

  • 16 ads running June 15 – July 31, 2016 shown to perspective students within 40 miles radius of West Plains, MO. These ads were placed on Google search, search partners and the display network.
  • Received 350 clicks.
  • 58,910 impressions (number of times these ads were shown).
  • .59% click-through rate (number of clicks ad received divided by the number of times the ad was shown).

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Digital Billboard

  • Billboard ran for a month from June 14 to July 14, 2016. It is located near Wal-Mart at 1310 Preacher Roe Blvd., West Plains, MO.

 


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Brochures

  • 8.5 x 11, full-color brochures folded to 3.688″ x 8.5.”
  • Provided at trade shows and to walk-in, phone and Web inquiries.

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


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(Missouri State Teachers Association)

  • Full-color, full-page ad measuring 8.375 x 10.875. Appeared in the Summer 2016 edition with a circulation of 40,624.

 

 

 

 


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(Missouri National Education Association)

  • Full-color, one column ad measuring 2.4″ x 9.875.” Appeared in the Summer 2016 edition of the magazine distributed to roughly 35,000 teachers / education employees.

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Email Marketing 

  • Sent June 14, 2016 to administration at West Plains area schools.
  • Sent to the Springfield and MSU WP student list on June 17, 2o16.Click on image to see actual email. 

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  • Thirty full-color posters were created measuring 16″ x 20.” These posters were posted in high traffic areas on the West Plains campus and at participating public schools and health facilities.

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

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  • Ad placed in the West Plains Chamber of Commerce digital newsletter June 2016.
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