Provost Communiqué for July 3, 2014

Short and Snappy: Writing for the Digital World

Date: Tuesday, July 15
Time: 9:30–11:00 a.m.
Location: Karls Hall 101
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In this workshop you will learn great story telling techniques, the keys to utilizing marketing messages and much more. If you maintain a website or a blog, this will be a valuable workshop for you.

FCTLLogoRegister Today for the 29th Showcase on Teaching and Learning!

Date: Wednesday, August 13
Time: 8:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Location: Plaster Student Union Level III

The theme for this year’s conference is “Facilitating Student Engagement and Deep Learning.”

Plan to join peers and colleagues for an inspiring morning of speakers, panels and practical sessions which showcase the work of faculty and solutions they have found for facilitating student engagement and deep learning. The event will feature:

  • A continental breakfast and table-top displays of resources and academic services at MSU
  • Over 20 break-out sessions presented by faculty and staff
  • Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Dr. Deborah Allen, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware

Dr. Allen is one of the founding institute leaders from the University of Delaware’s Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education. For more than ten years, the University of Delaware has encouraged the adoption of student-centered and active classroom pedagogies, particularly in the area of problem-based learning in undergraduate studies. Dr. Allen will talk about the use of problem-based learning to achieve deeper learning and the pedagogies of student engagement.

Join your peers and colleagues for an engaging discussion on this topic. Breakfast and lunch are free but registration is requested to ensure we don’t run out of food!

Please register online through My Learning Connection and search under the “Showcase on Teaching and Learning” category or type “Showcase” in the search box at the upper right screen after selecting “Show All Classes.”

Contact Nancy Gordon at 836-8396 or if you have any questions.

Save the Date

Faculty Welcome Back Luncheon

Provost Frank Einhellig and the Office of the Provost invite faculty to attend a Welcome Back lunch on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in the Plaster Student Union Ballroom.

Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and How Pollutants Harm Children: Why U.S. Research Ethics Standards Do Not Protect Them Enough

Date: Wednesday, July 23
Time: 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Location: Professional Building 103
Presenter: Dr. Kristin Schrader-Frechette, Biological Sciences Department and the Philosophy Department at the University of Notre Dame

U.S. children are being harmed through inheritable developmental changes caused by pollution, especially metals, particulate matter, plastics, pesticides, and ionizing radiation. Scientists know that these “epigenetic” changes, caused by pollution, poor nutrition, or child abuse, are key determinants of adult disease, neurodegeneration, lowered intelligence, obesity, and depression.

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honorslogoHonors College Newsletter

The latest edition of the Honors College newsletter is now available in the “What’s new” section on the Honors College website. The newsletter highlights the accomplishments of our students and faculty members during the Spring 2014 semester.

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