It was such a joy to recognize the December CNAS graduates on Friday!!! Thank you for all of your work with students!
Enjoy the break and I’ll see you back on campus January 5 when the university re-opens for 2015.
I would like to meet with all faculty in 2015 to learn more about the opportunities and challenges that you see in front of us in 2015 and over the next 5-10 years. I’ll provide coffee, tea and either donuts or cookies. Gale Lininger will be contacting you about scheduling in January. Each group will include approximately 10 faculty. For those who have more to share – I am always available to meet with faculty and staff in CNAS!
GREAT CNAS NEWS!!!!
It is time for me to submit names for news articles again – especially students. Please send me the names of students (both undergraduate and graduate) and let me know why they are special (research, leadership, or service). Today’s Springfield Newsleader article about a biology major is a great feature and highlights the many capabilities of our students and graduates!!!
If someone contacts you about an interview for Mind’s Eye – it means that you have been nominated by your department head or me. Please say yes! It is a great way to share your accomplishments to the public.
A few calendar notes for 2015. Please mark your calendars!
Spring Semester Classes start on January 12
Faculty Annual Reports are due to department heads on February 9 (Please update your research information in Digital Measures by this date as well!)
Nominations for CNAS Awards are due from personnel committees by March 24, 2014-2015 CNAS Awards Policy V4_A
CNAS Undergraduate Research Day – Friday, April 24
Graduate College Interdisciplinary Forum – Saturday, April 25
CNAS Faculty/Staff Awards Reception – Monday, April 27 at 4:00 PM in Temple 001
There are a number of opportunities in January/February to interact with future students –
January 31 – Presidential Scholarship Interviews will take place on this date. The college will set up a table to answer questions about our majors.
Missouri HS counselors will be bringing students to campus on February 4 and 11.
February 21 – Interviews for Multicultural Scholarships will take place on this date. The college will set up a table to answer questions about our majors.
If you are interested in helping with any of these events – please contact Associate Dean Xingping Sun.
SPRING 2015 – CNAS Public Lecture Series – Contact Dr. Bob Patterson if you are interested in speaking!
February 10 Dr. Brian Greene (BIO)
March 17 Dr. Laszlo Kovacs (BIO)
April 7 TBA
Any book suggestions? I’m looking for something good to read during break!