Friday, October 23 is Mole Day!!! http://www.moleday.org/
It’s National Chemistry Week! October 19-24 – http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/outreach/ncw.html
Geography Awareness Week – November 15-21 http://education.nationalgeographic.com/programs/geographyawarenessweek/?ar_a=1
Computer Science Education Week – December 7-13 https://csedweek.org/
Please help me identify the other important days/weeks that we should be celebrating within the college!
Debbie Corcoran is speaking at the Library Center at 7:00 PM on Monday, October 26. “Ethical Dilemmas of Global Disease Eradication Programs. Deborah Corcoran, a medical geographer, will discuss who decides which diseases should be eradicated, and the history and progress of three different international disease eradication programs.”
By October 30 send comments about revisions to revised university mission, vision and values – http://www.missouristate.edu/developingplan/draft-mission-vision-values.htm
Recent Grant Projects Funded – Congratulations!!!
Dan Beckman – Congratulations on your contract with Olsson Associates for the Little Otter Creek Topeka Shiner Survey
Diane May and Dorothy Wittorff-Sandgren – Congratulations on another year of the Region D Homeland Security Grant through the US Department of Homeland Security and Missouri Office of Homeland Security
Bob Pavlowsky and Marc Owen – Congratulations on your contract with the James River Basin Partnership to provide technical services to update the Middle James Watershed
Matt Pierson and Bob Pavlowsky – Congratulations on your award through the US Environmental Protection Agency for the Big River riffle-basin structure monitoring project
Xin Miao – Congratulations on your award for “Monitoring and modeling vegetative response to climate fluctuation and seasonal change through UAS-based hyperspectral sensor and camera system” from the University of Missouri – Columbia and the National Science Foundation
Peter Plavchan – Congratulations on your award from the California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Lab
Kevin Mickus – Congratulations on your award through the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency for gravity data collection in Bhutan
Dan Beckman – Congratulations on your contract with the City of Springfield for the biological assessment of urban streams
Other seminars/events are posted at http://science.missouristate.edu/
Mind’s Eye – https://blogs.missouristate.edu/mindseye/
- Heads Promotion/Tenure evaluations/recommendations due to dean by 11/11/15
- Summer Faculty Fellowships – http://graduate.missouristate.edu/facultystaff/SummerFellowships.htm Applications due October 30, 2015
- Sabbatical Applications – http://www.missouristate.edu/provost/FacultyDevelopment/sabbaticals.htm Sabbatical applications are due in the dean’s office on November 2, 2015. Faculty are notified of final decisions by February 15, 2016.
- PSIP applications are due in the dean’s office by December 11, 2015. http://www.missouristate.edu/provost/psip.htm, Timeline – http://www.missouristate.edu/assets/Provost/PSIP_Evaluation_Timeline_2016.pdf
October 26 CNAS Fall Speaker series at the Library Center, Debbie Corcoran, 7:00 PM
October 27 STEM Reverse Career Fair 4-7 PM, PSU 400/Union Club
October 31 Fall Showcase – Meet the Faculty is from 9:30-11:30 AM at PSU (Contact Jorge Rebaza for more information.)
November 4-5 STEM Coalition Annual Conference – St. Charles, MO
November 10 CNAS Public Lecture, Paul Schweiger, 7:30 PM, Temple 002
November 23-27 Thanksgiving Holiday (Offices open November 23-24)
November 30 CNAS Fall Speaker series at the Library Center, Jim O’Brien & Dean Jahnke, 7:00 PM
December 3 Fall classes end
December 11 CNAS Grad reception
December 11 CNAS commencement, 12:30 PM, JQH Arena
If you have news/events to share – please send me a note! The next CNAS NEWS will be published on November 2.
Don’t forget to submit all events to the university calendar. If you don’t know how to do it – send all details to me and we will see that it is posted.