MSU Day @ Crowder College will be held Monday, December 1, 2014 from 10am-2pm in Neosho near the student center.Speak with MSU staff regarding the educational opportunities available right here in Neosho, following the completion of your associate degree from Crowder College.A transfer coordinator and advisors will be on hand to answer your questions and guide you in the right direction.There will also be food, fun and prizes available!
Missouri State will be honoring veterans November 11. Veterans and their guests may enjoy a FREE breakfast served 8-9:30am. A guest speaker, musical entertainment and taps are also scheduled. Make plans to attend now!
Last week Dr. Gary Rader concluded his virtual service-learning course PLS 101 American Democracy. What made this course unique was the collaboration with a counter-part course and professor, Dr. Mariana Gonzalez, at IDES (Institute for Advanced Learning) in Rio Tercero, Argentina.
This collaboration between the two professors and two institutions (MSU and IDES) has been developing since 2012. The MSU course was also part of a pilot program to test out Collaborate from Blackboard which is a new web-conferencing software.
The two sets of students in the two institutions studied the levels of political efficacy and civic engagement among their fellow students. Synchronous meetings were held between the Rotary Club leaders in Springfield as well as Rio Tercero.
The final session presented the survey data in a synchronous session between the students of both classes and the Mayor of Springfield and the Secretary of Education in Rio Tercero. So far the reaction among students in both countries, their instructors and the invited guests has been positive.
Further collaboration and expansion of collaboration between the two institutions is in the works. Dr. Rader has been invited to present the findings of the project to an International Conference on Education in Argentina in 2015. Dr. Gonzalez and other officials involved in the project in Rio Tercero may visit campus in spring 2015.
These are exciting times in which to teach with technology designed to enhance MSU’s mission to expand cultural competence and community engagement.
Missouri State Outreach’s Marketing and Promotions office has been working with Lebanon’s new interim site coordinator, Gib Adkins, to promote changes happening on the OTC Lebanon campus.
Missouri State Outreach is expanding it’s student support services to include extended office hours, one-on-one academic advisement, registration and financial aid assistance provided by Jonathan Talley every other Wednesday. Additional seated classes, delivered by educators in the community, have been added. In addition, Gary Iman has brought the communications program to Lebanon this fall.
The 8.5 x 11 double-sided flyer below was developed to be handed out in the community introducing prospective students to the new faculty (teaching seated and/or blended classes) and to the new communications program available. This flyer also outlined the expanded student services available.
Four table tents were developed for the common area at the OTC Lebanon Center. One side features Gib Adkins and the other side features each of the new faculty members. An example is below:
Front side of table tent (below)
Back side of table tent (below)
The following artwork below can be seen on the monitors in the common area at the OTC Lebanon Center as well.
A YouTube video, shared on the Lebanon site, was developed by Gary Iman announcing the changes.
Also under development / consideration is:
Pole banners and outdoor/indoor signage
Availability of Bear Wear, bumper stickers for Lebanon students
The four winners of the Master Online Course Recognition Award presented at the 29th Showcase for Teaching and Learning August 13, 2014. They discussed how the award impacted their awareness of best practices in various teaching disciplines.
The past winners of the Master Online Recognition Award:
Eric Nelson 2010 (far right) – CHPA — History
Caryn Saxon 2013 (next on right) – CHPA — Criminology
Stan Leasure 2012 (next to Caryn) – COB – Finance and General Business
Missouri State Outreach’s Distance Learning Media Production staff, Dan Rowland and Rich Schuldt developed the following trailer promoting Missouri State University’s first ever MOOCs. This trailer will be featured at local events such as Wilder Days and Ozarks Celebration Festival in September 2014.