Provost Communiqué for May 3, 2012

All-Faculty Recognition Reception

Date: Monday, May 7
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: PSU Ballroom
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Our faculty members work diligently to make the university and our community a better place to be. Join the Office of the Provost and Interim President Clif Smart as we gather to honor this year’s award recipients and retirees. The esteemed recipients of the Foundation Award in Teaching, Research and Service, Years of Service, Community Services Awards and others will be recognized.


Dr. Ken Coopwood

Diversity & Inclusion Seminar

Friends, Let Us Meet & Talk About the Difference Between Diversity & Affirmative Action—Cancelled

Date: Monday, May 7
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Cheek Hall 102

All are welcome!

Dr. Ken Coopwood’s seminar has been cancelled.

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Information Meeting for the MU-MSU Doctorate in Education

Date: Monday, May 14
Time: 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Location: PSU 400

If you are interested in learning about the possibility of earning a doctorate from the University of Missouri in educational leadership, please join us. This presentation will feature:

  • Information about the program,
  • the application process,
  • a panel discussion with recent graduates.

For more information, call 417-836-6046 or visit the educational leadership website.

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Vision or Reality: Embedding Service-Learning into Online and Seated Course Curriculum

Date: Wednesday, August 15
Time: 1:45–4:00 p.m. (afternoon of Showcase)

The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to offer an exciting hands-on workshop featuring Dr. Jean Strait, Executive Director for the Center for Excellence in Urban Teaching at Hamline University’s School of Education in St. Paul, Minnesota and Kathy Nordyke, Director of the Citizenship and Service-Learning office (CASL) on the Missouri State campus. Jean Strait is returning to the campus by popular demand. You may remember her as the lunch time keynote presenter at the Beyond the Borders conference earlier this spring. Kathy Nordyke joined the CASL staff in January, 2012.

Please register through My Learning Connection!

  • Select Course Catalog and click on Show All Classes
  • Search under the “Professional Development – Teaching and Learning” category in the course catalog

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Showcase on Teaching and Learning:
Engaging 21st Century Learners

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Time: 8:15 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
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Continental Breakfast and Faculty Presentations (8:15–11:35 a.m.)—Strong Hall

Join colleagues for a “mix and mingle” continental breakfast while browsing table-top displays and visiting with representatives from many of the campus service units. Faculty presentations begin at 9:00 a.m. on the second floor in Strong Hall classrooms. This year the breakout sessions are 45 minutes in length. This will give opportunities for additional sessions for faculty and other colleagues to showcase classroom work and research in the following presentation tracks:

  • Learning Online
  • Blended Learning
  • Best Practices in Teaching Strategies
  • Teaching with Technology

Luncheon & Keynote Speaker (12:00–1:30 p.m.)—PSU

Eric Mazur, Harvard University Area Dean of Applied Physics, Balkanski Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics will present the keynote presentation, “Confessions of a Converted Lecturer.”

Registration Now Open!

Register for both opportunities through My Learning Connection!

  • Select Course Catalog and click on Show All Classes
  • Search under the “Showcase on Teaching and Learning” category in the Course Catalog

Please sign up to attend the continental breakfast and/or the complimentary luncheon and keynote session. Registration is not requested for individual faculty presentation breakout sessions. Seating for faculty presentations will be on a first come, first served basis. The breakout sessions will be held in high capacity rooms to accommodate large audiences.


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