Be kind. Be positive. Be strong. Be safe.
Spring Career Fair Week is this week!
On February 11, Dr. Helen Sword from University of Auckland will be leading a writing workshop at 1:00 via Zoom for all faculty. Registration is required. If you register you get a copy of her book “Air & Light &Time & Space – How Successful Academics Write”. Just in case you are not available on Feb 11 but are interested in the topic – I just finished reading my copy of the book. Two take-aways for me – #1 – She affirms all kinds of writing styles and I was able to find my style. #2 – She gives many, many examples of writing styles that work for academics. If you have not figured out a style that works for you this will give you some great ideas. If you would like to borrow my copy of the book – please contact me as I am happy to share it!
February is Black History Month. The schedule is attached (BHM 2021) and I hope that you will not only share it with your students but plan to attend one event as well. I have found a couple of events that I will attend.
See AcadIntegrityWorkshops_SP21_Flyer for the Academic Integrity in the Virtual World workshop being offered by the office of Academic Integrity. There are sessions being offered in both February and March. Please announce and post for your students.
FCTL is holding Zoom training sessions. Learn how to use more of the features available for teaching with Zoom! Multiple sessions are available.
Spring 2021 Academic Advisor Forum Series. Please plan to attend these events. They do count towards keeping your Master Advisor status. The next event is on Friday, February 19.
Nominations for CNAS annual awards needed by Friday April 2. For more information please review the CNAS Awards Policy.
Carrie’s Café is open! Order online and pick up at the café!
- PAMS – 12:00-1:00 PM, Thursday, February 11, via Zoom. By Dr. Oliver Grant, University of Georgia, “Virus-Receptor Interactions of Glycosylated SARS-CoV-2 Spike and Human ACE2 Receptor”
- GGP – 2:30-3:30 PM, Friday, February 12, Temple 002. By Desiree Powell, planning technician with the city of Grand Prairie, Texas. Discussing how a city planner can focus on “the notion of planning with the people being served, not for them”.
- CSC – 11:15AM-12:15 PM, Monday, February 22, via Zoom. By Jess Koch and Noah Baumann (both MSU Alumnus). Both work for and will be discussing Koch Industries – including internship information.
Recent news from the college:
- How dietary changes can lead to better pain management
- Congratulations to the 2021 CNAS 3 Minute Thesis Competition winners
- Making smart homes smarter
- If you would like to see past stories please visit CNAS NewsWatch!
Apply for a Faculty Assessment of Student Learning Grant!
Diversity Training for all Faculty and Staff is now available –
- Cultural Consciousness in the Workplace: Workforce Diversity – Next session April 9
- Cultural Consciousness in the Workplace: Gender Diversity – Next session March 4
- Cultural Consciousness in the Workplace: Implicit Bias – Next session April 8.
Free Faculty and Staff Portraits are now being scheduled the second Tuesday or each month from 9 AM to 12 PM in Meyer Alumni Center room 504. Scheduled dates are set through December 2021.
Annual meeting is April 23-24, 2021.
Registration and Abstract Submission – Abstracts are due March 19, 2021
Undergraduate students from MSU are “free” as MSU is an institutional member.
MAS Publication – Transactions
|Feb 15||President’s day holiday – no classes, offices closed|
|Feb 27||Science Olympiad – Virtual Competition (no one will be on MSU campus for this event)|
|March 1-5||OSEF Judging Junior Division – Sign up to be a virtual judge|
|March 8-12||OSEF Judging Senior Division – Sign up to be a virtual judge|
|March 13-21||Spring Break|
|March 26||Missouri Junior Academy of Science Competition|
|April 1-4||Spring Holiday|
|April 23-24||Missouri Academy of Science Annual Meeting|