TWO BIG EVENTS this week along with many departmental retreats and new faculty orientation!
32nd Showcase on Teaching and Learning Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 – Register through MyLearning Connection
- 8:00–8:50 a.m.—Breakfast Plenary—Accessible by Design: Simple things you can do to make your class more accessible Join Dr. Eric Nelson and a faculty panel as they discuss accessibility issues in the classroom.
- 9:00–11:30 a.m.—Faculty workshops and interactive poster sessions Participate in 50-minute faculty expert sessions led by faculty and interactive poster sessions presented by MSU Curriculum Innovation award winners.
- 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.—Luncheon and keynote address with Dr. Dee Fink – Dr. Fink will present “5 High Impact Teaching Practices.”
- 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.—Special showcase workshop with Dr. Dee Fink – Dr. Fink will facilitate a workshop “TEAM-BASED LEARNING: A Special Way of Using Small Groups
Thursday, Aug 17 All Faculty Luncheon, 11:30 AM, PSU Ballroom
Solar Eclipse is Monday, August 21!
I encourage you and your students to volunteer for this activity. If you plan to take your students to the stadium or use the eclipse as an alternate to a classroom activity please let your students know ASAP. Classes will be not canceled for the eclipse.
Stadium opens at 10:30 AM, Moon starts in front of sun at 11:44 AM, totality will occur at 1:13, moon will no longer be in front of the sun after 2:40 PM.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24 8:00-9:00 AM in Library 101 – President Smart and Provost Einhellig will join us.
RECENTLY FUNDED GRANTS
- Jason Ray and Megan Clark: Congratulations on your new award from SEMA via FEMA!
- Day Ligon and three alumni work to find an easier way to identify the sex of turtles.
- Matt McKay and master’s student Sourav Krishna Nandi braved cold temperatures to study mountains in Idaho.
- Razib Iqbal received senior member status with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and presented research and chaired a session at the International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications in Madrid, Spain.
- The chemistry department published their most recent newsletter Molecules & Moles.
- At the end of August, Chris Barnhart teams up with a colleague to protect to our waterways using freshwater mussels.
- At the end of August, Nick Gerasimchuk’s lab is hosting visiting researcher Lauri Kivijarvi from the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland for a full academic year.
- PAMS announced NASA Public Observing Nights at Baker Observatory!
Saturday, August 26, 8:30-11 PM
Saturday, September 30, 7:30-10:30 PM
Saturday, October 21, 7:30-10:30 PM
- Submit your seminars, lectures, etc for the fall semester to the master calendar ASAP!
- Always look for ways to be sustainable, like saving scrap paper to print on. Learn more about sustainability.
The latest CNAS NEWS is published here – CNAS NewsWatch
CNAS CALENDAR – 2017
Aug 14 All faculty and graduate students return to work for the fall semester
Aug 20 New student convocation
Aug 21 Fall Semester starts today!
Solar Eclipse Day event from 10 AM – 2 PM, totality at 1:13 pm! A program (see attachment) kicks off at 11:35, just before the moon begins to move between the sun and earth at 11:44. The program schedule is posted online.
Aug 24 All-CNAS college meeting: 8-9 AM, Library 101
Aug 30 CNAS Student Expo, 2:30-4:30, Temple Hall courtyard
Sep 14 Study Away Fair, 11 AM – 2 PM, PSU Atrium
Sep 20 Study Away Fall Faculty Luncheon, 12:30-2:00 PM, PSU 308 – click to RSVP by Fri, Sep 15
Sep 25 State of University Address, 12:15-1:15 PM, PSU Theatre
Sep 27 Majors Fair, 9:00-3:00
Sep 29 Study Away Short-Term proposals due
Oct 15 International Travel Grants due
Nov 6 STEM Career Exploration Expo, 4:00-7:00, PSU Ballroom
Nov 9 USA Day
- Tune in every Thursday morning at 9:45 AM for 5-minute STEM Spots on KSMU hosted by Dr. David Cornelison.
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