- Tu, Jan 29 – CSC: IoT and Data Analytics for City Utilities, by Chris Hill, 11 AM – 12 PM, Cheek 205
- Fri, Feb 1 – GGP: Combat GIS, by David Johnson, 2:30-3:30 PM, Temple 345
- Thu, Feb 14 – GGP: Origin of the Massive Eocene Heart Mountain Slide, WY, by David Malone, 2:30-3:30 PM, Temple 345
- Fri, Feb 22 – GGP: From Overtourism to Impact Travel: How Travel is Shaping our World, by Samantha Bray, 2:30-3:30 PM, Temple 345
FACULTY DUE DATES this week
Thursday, January 31
- Applications for the FCTL Teaching Awards are due January 31 – The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Council is seeking nominations for the annual FCTL Teaching Awards. These awards recognize the outstanding achievements of faculty and recognize faculty contributions in areas that are important to the mission and long-term goals at Missouri State University. Awards will be made in the following areas:
- Online Teaching
- Accessible Learning
- Diversity and Inclusion
- High Impact Learning Practices
Friday, February 1
- Faculty Research Grant Proposals – These require signatures from your department head and dean. Please give us the time to do so.
- Nominations for Student Employee of the Year Award – Show your Student Workers how much you value them and nominate them for their exceptionalism!
UPCOMING SATURDAY STEM EVENTS:
Sat, Feb 16 – Discover Engineering Day, 12-3 PM, Plaster Center for Free Enterprise (see attached flyer)
Discover Engineering day is an educational outreach event geared to elementary school-aged children hosted by the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) Ozark Chapter every year during Engineers week. Please consider participating in this event. More information will be available at ozarkmspe.org/discover-engineering-day.
Sat, Feb 23 – Regional Science Olympiad https://k12science.missouristate.edu/olympiad/ – Watch for volunteer sign up information in the near future.
- Fri, Feb 1 – 10th Anniversary of the Springfield African American Read-In (AARI) Reception, The Library Center (4653 S Campbell), 7-8:30 PM
- Mon, Feb 4 – Black History Month Kick-Off, PSU Ballroom East, 4-7 PM
- Fri, Mar 1 and Fri, Apr 5 – LGBTQ+ Safe Zone Training, space fills up quickly so register early
Smithsonian Exhibit – “Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science”
Meyer Library: Monday, March 18 – Friday, May 24
The Smithsonian traveling exhibition explores the ways in which traditional knowledge of indigenous communities and cutting-edge Western science are being applied. This exhibit is free and open to the public. Click for details: https://libnotes.missouristate.edu/2019/01/smithsonian-exhibit-roots-of-wisdom-opens-here-on-march-18th/
MISSOURI ACADEMY of SCIENCE (MAS) calls for papers
The MAS website is now live for registration and abstract submission for the 2019 MAS annual meeting on April 12-13, 2019 at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. The Senior Division portion of the meeting for college level research and above presentations will be on Saturday, April 13. The hard deadline for registration of both posters and oral presentations is March 20, 2019.
Details for the meeting along with registration and abstract submission can be found at https://www.moacademysci.org/register/senior-division/ The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students along with faculty and other professionals from across the state. If you are a faculty member, I encourage you to have any interested undergraduate student give a research presentation (oral or poster) as this is a great opportunity for them to gain valuable experience in a supportive and encouraging environment.
Please visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/missouriacadsci to see pictures from previous Annual Meetings. “Like” the page to receive updates on the 2019 Annual Meeting.
Missouri State Foundation Scholarships for Students – Applications are due Friday, March 1.
Help is available for students today – Temple 303, 2:30-4:30 PM
If your advisee has a question about the application process please refer them to your department head. The associate deans and I can also help.
CNAS COMMITTEE MEETINGS
- Tu, Jan 29: Budget Committee, 8:30-9:30 AM, Temple 156
- Tu., Feb 12: College Council, 3:30-4:30 PM, Temple 145
- Fri, Feb 15: STEM Education Committee, 9-10 AM, Temple 156
- Fri, Mar 22: STEM Education Committee, 9-10 AM, Temple 156
- Fir, Apr 26: STEM Education Committee, 9-10 AM, Temple 156
DISCOVERIES – CNAS newsletter
CNAS Dean’s Office published the latest issue of DISCOVERIES, which we hoped you received and had a chance to read. We’d love to hear your thoughts, so please send any suggestions, ideas, comments, etc for future issues directly to David Szepatowski. The next issue is tentatively scheduled for June 2019. Click for past issues.
Feb 18 President’s Day – No Classes/Offices Closed
Feb 23 Regional Science Olympiad (middle/high school)
Mar 5 CNAS College Council Meeting
Mar 9-17 Spring Break
Mar 16-May 26 Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit – housed in Meyer Library
Mar 26-28 Ozarks Science & Engineering Fair (OSEF)
Mar 29 Admitted Student Day
Apr 4 HL Executive Speaker today
Apr 9 CNAS College Council Meeting
May 3 CNAS Faculty/Staff Awards Presentation at NOON
May 3 CNAS Undergraduate Research Day
May 4 Einhellig IDF – Graduate College
May 11-16 Final Exams
May 17 Spring Commencement
May 18-May 22 Annual Steam Outage (campus wide: domestic hot water, food service & facility heat)
June 10 Summer Session and SOAR begins today
July 5 Tentative – Electrical Outage (Partial campus. More details to follow)
July 26 Summer Visit Day
August 2 Summer Session Ends