Provost Communiqué for February 23, 2012


In This Issue:


Open Forum with the Missouri Commissioner of Higher Education

Date: Monday, March 5
Time: 3–4 p.m.
Location: Plaster Student Union, Room 313

The Missouri Commissioner of Higher Education, Dr. David Russell, and Associate Commissioner, Dr. Rusty Monhollon, will visit campus on Monday, March 5. Mark your calendars to attend the open forum.

MSU Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference

Criminology and Criminal Justice:
Ozarks Partners in Preventing and Reducing Crime

Date: Wednesday, March 7
Time: 8:15 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
Location: Plaster Student Union Ballroom

This event includes keynote speakers, faculty and student presentations, and panels conducted by community members, all addressing topics that are related to the fields of criminology and criminal justice. In addition, there is a job and internship fair coinciding with the conference.

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Mystery in Springfield Luncheon

Date:  Wednesday, March 7
Time: 11:15 a.m.–12:00p.m.
Location:  Plaster Student Union, Ballroom West
Cost: $6 (Box Lunch Included)

The Mayor’s wife is dead. No one knows how or why. Intruder? Suicide? Murder? It will take all the wisdom and expertise of forensics professionals to solve this mystery.

Please visit the Missouri State Outreach Noncredit website for registration and detailed event information.

Academic Advisor Forums

Mark your calendars for these informative advising events!

Getting a Head Start in a Graduate Program

Date: Wednesday, March 7
Time: 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Location: Plaster Student Union 317
Speaker: Dr. Tom Tomasi

Advisors will learn more about senior permission and accelerated masters programs.

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Career Advising Workshop

Date: Thursday, March 8
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Location: Plaster Student Union 317
Speakers: Susan Martindale, Tracey Glaessgen, Margie Stewart, SuzAnn Ferguson, Tracy Dalton and Patrick Grayshaw

Space is limited. Visit the Academic Advisement Center website to preregister.

This three-hour workshop is designed to equip advisors to help their students begin to see themselves as professionals. In addition to small group discussion and interactive activities, a panel of employers will discuss skills they are seeking, and what they see lacking in many new applicants. Discover helpful campus resources to assist students in preparation for employment or the transition to graduate school.

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Master Advisor Reception

Date: Wednesday, March 14
Time: 4–5 p.m.
Location: Plaster Student Union 400, Union Club

Presentation of Excellence in Advising Awards at 4:30 p.m. Award Recipients are Kelly Wood and Amy Marie Aufdembrink.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About an Individualized Major

Date: Friday, March 30
Time: 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Location: Plaster Student Union 314
Speakers: Lori Roessler and a panel of students with individualized majors

2013–2014 Call for Provost Fellow for Public Affairs

Applications and nominations are being received for the 2013–2014 Provost Fellow for Public Affairs. The theme for 2013-2014 will be “Global Perspectives: Why it Matters”.  Information on the theme and the Fellow application process can be found on the Public Affairs website or by contacting Dr. Rachelle Darabi or Mary Ann Wood.

MSU Women Student of Distinction Award Nomination

Nominations due Friday, March 9th

Each year, the Gender Studies Committee accepts nominations for the Woman of Distinction Awards.

As faculty, you are invited to nominate female students for this award. Those nominated need to meet and/or exceed the qualifications listed in the call for nominations.

Please be sure to send along your nominations to Dr. Brian Calfano by March 9th. Nominated students will then be contacted to supply additional materials. Winners will be announced by the end of March as part of the Women’s History Month celebrations throughout campus.

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Dr. Tamera Jahnke

Diversity & Inclusion Seminar

What is Diversity and Inclusion?
My Personal Journey

Date: Monday, February 27
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Cheek Hall 102

All are welcome!

Join Dean Tamera Jahnke as she shares some of her personal life experiences about diversity and inclusion.

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Dr. Xingping Sun

Faculty, Student & Staff Seminar

The Professional Science Masters’ Program at MSU

Date: Wednesday, February 29
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Cheek Hall 102

All are welcome!

The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) is an innovative, new graduate program designed to allow students to pursue advanced training in science or mathematics, while simultaneously developing workplace skills highly valued by employers. Join Dr. Xingping Sun as he presents details about the program and the opportunities the PSM program can offer to MSU students.

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