Be kind. Be positive. Be strong. Be safe.
Upcoming Events & Deadlines
Nominations for the 2022-2023 Citizen Scholar awards are open. Nominations due by Sept 8.
Blood drive is being hosted at the Foster Recreation Center today through Wednesday (Sept. 6-8) from 10AM to 4PM (see attached flyer). I donated a pint on Saturday. If you are eligible – please donate and encourage your students to do the same.
Inclusive Teaching for Student Success
- CUR Workshop – Centering DEI: Practical Tools for Sustaining Transformative; Racial Equity in Undergraduate Research Programs; Wednesday, October 19, 2022 — 11:00 AM-5:00 PM (EDT). CNAS will cover the cost of one person/department to attend. Attendees must agree to write a list of the 5-7 strategies for student success that they learned from the workshop and share it with all in their department along with the dean and associate dean.
- Pedagogy of Kindness: https://hybridpedagogy.org/pedagogy-of-kindness/
- How to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive https://www.chronicle.com/article/how-to-make-your-teaching-more-inclusive/ This comprehensive guide offers a road map to make sure your classroom interactions and course design reach all students, not just some of them.
- If you have read an article that has made a difference in your classroom, please send it to me and I will share it with your colleagues.
Attached is the fall 2022 advisor forum schedule. It is also posted on the AATC website The first session is September 13.
19th Annual Public Affairs Conference – (event webpage) I hope you will find the time to attend at least one session – I have two on my calendar. Please encourage your students to attend 1-2 sessions. PAC Video to share (<2 min) with your classes.
Upcoming CNAS Seminars – Check out the CNAS Master Calendar for this week’s seminars – College of Natural and Applied Sciences – Missouri State University
- GGP – 2:30-3:30PM, Friday, September 16, in Temple 002. By Dr. Mark W. Bowen, Minnesota State University (and MSU alumnus), “Soils as Environmental Barometers: from the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene”
Recent News from CNAS
Recent news from the college:
- New STEM-specific scholarships ignite students’ ability to attend college
- If you would like to see past stories please visit CNAS NewsWatch!
|September 6||College Council Meeting|
|September 8||There is a home football game on Thursday, Sept 8 starting at 7PM|
|September 14||CNAS Student Organization Expo|
|September 20-22||Public Affairs Conference|
|September 29||Majors Fair|
|September 30||Thesis funding applications due – graduate students|
|October 1||Faculty Research Grants due – PLEASE NOTE – the application procedure is through Dynamic Forms (on linked webpage)|
|October 3-6||Voter Awareness Week|
|October 13-14||Fall Break – No Classes|
|October 24||CNAS 3-minute thesis competition for graduate students|
|November 1||Southwest Missouri Regional Water Conference – Students can attend for free! The conference is $125 for others.|
|November 9||CNAS Career Expo|
|April 8, 2024||Next Solar Eclipse in Missouri – The path of totality through North America – the Great North American Eclipse of April 8, 2024 | eclipse2024.org|