Be kind. Be positive. Be strong. Be safe.
United Way – You should have just received a letter in your campus mailbox. United Way is a community leader. I have donated for many years because I see the needs in our community and I know that the supported organizations are doing what they can to improve the lives of many. I use payroll deduction because it is so convenient! I encourage you to consider the “cup of coffee challenge” – that’s $5/month deducted from your paycheck. If all employees contributed that amount – we would raise more than $128K for United Way. United Way needs you! If you have never contributed before $5/month is a great start. Please join me. Can CNAS employees provide 25 contributions above last year? Please donate today and if you already threw away the materials you can donate online. I’ll provide an update on # of givers in two weeks.
Nominate Bears of Distinction – Bears of Distinction Awards – Alumni Association – Missouri State University – Due December 1
Excellence in Advising Nominations – Curtis P. Lawrence Award for Excellence in Advising – Academic Advising and Transfer Center – Missouri State University – Due November 30
FCTL Faculty nominations – Call for FCTL faculty teaching awards nominations – Provost Communiqué (missouristate.edu) – Due January 21
Registration for The 1st GREAT Conference (campaign-archive.com) – Conference is Friday, November 19
MSU’s Missouri Bicentennial Series – The Deep Dark Secrets of the Cave State (GGP Faculty on the panel). Thursday November 18, 7:00-8:00PM. Register here!
CNAS Seminars this week
- MTH – 3:30-4:30PM, Tuesday, November 16 via Zoom. By Dr. Boris Hasselblatt, Tufts University. “The good fortune of being a mathematician”
- GGP – 2:30-3:30PM, Wednesday, November 17, Temple Hall 003. By Chris Dunn, JD, GeoVelo. “Working in that weird and narrow niche between the legal world and the geographic world”
- PAMS – 4:00-5:00PM, Thursday, November 18 via Zoom. By Dr. Damena Agonafer, Washington University in St. Louis. “Bioinspired Evaporative Cooling for High Heat Flux Applications”
- GGP – 2:30-3:30PM, Friday, November 19, Temple Hall 002. By Joseph Nbida, MSU alumnus and Ph.D. candidate at Carolina University, North Carolina. “Leading transformational change in developing countries”
Recent news from the college:
- Alumnus John Maddux receives national recognition for outstanding teaching
- If you would like to see past stories please visit CNAS NewsWatch!
Registration is open for the 2021 Fall Water Conference. Conference is November 19 from 8AM to 5PM at the Darr Agriculture Center. Event is free for all MSU students!!!
No classes and office closed November 24-26 for Thanksgiving Break
Open Enrollment for Benefits is available from now through December 1, 2021. This is an annual process. Don’t forget to take the time to do it this month! To receive the full $30 wellness credit, you must complete both the flu vaccination ($10 credit) and the Covid vaccination ($20 credit) and submit the required documentation to Magers Health and Wellness prior to Dec 1, 2021. I just finished the open enrollment process and received all of my vaccinations earlier.
Unlikely Allies in the Academy: Women of Color and White Women in Conversation Book Talk
- Join Drs. Marjorie Shavers & Nancy Gordon for a discussion about Dr. Karen L. Dace’s Unlikely Allies in the Academy: Women of Color and White Women in Conversation.
- Date: Friday, February 25, 2022
- Time: 11:00 am
- Location: The Ozarks Room, Meyer Library Rm 302
- Interested faculty should use the QR code to download the eBook, which requires BearPass login.
- Please contact FCTL@MissouriState.edu if you prefer a printed copy of the book.
Remember to sign up for your Flu Shot available at Magers Health Center.
|November 24-28||Thanksgiving Break|
|December 11-16||Final Exams period|
|December 17||Winter Commencement|
|December 22-January 4||Offices closed for Winter Break|
|January 5||Office Open for 2022 – all staff report back to work|
|January 10||All faculty and graduate students report to work|
|January 17||Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – No classes, Offices closed|
|January 18||First day of Spring classes|