“The Hough Post”
August 22, 2019
Volume 8, Number 3
“Bear in Every Building” Kicks-Off 2019-2020 Academic Year
Faculty working on the Bear in Every Building project met on Friday, August 16th after the College of Education Faculty & Staff Meeting. Rhonda Bishop has agreed to chair the work group and will provide leadership to ensure the program gets off to a fast start this fall. The goal this year is to have one of our MSU / COE alumni in each of Missouri’s 500+ school districts partner with us to recruit students into an education-related field, i.e., child and family development, child life, teaching, counseling, or leadership.
Building Bears should have their posters prominently displayed in classrooms and incentives ready to share with students in preparation for Bear Wear Friday. Send us your photos, gang!
2019 College Meeting
President Clif Smart and Provost Frank Einhellig spoke with the COE faculty and staff at our 19th Annual College Meeting on Friday, August 16, 2019. Recruitment and retention were a major focus of conversations that continued throughout the meeting. Dean Hough’s State of the College Address focused on our College’s opportunity to lead Governor Parson’s workforce development agenda in terms of promoting education as a career. The Dean’s Office has aggregated comments from the round table group discussions. If you would like to read these, please feel free to drop by the office and ask Rose or Sharon for a copy. In sum, most comments focused on the Bear in Every Building initiative and the Internship Academy approach to preparing future teachers.
We now have two to four faculty from each COE department who have volunteered to serve on a SEM Council. These faculty will attend a recruitment seminar on September 18, 2019. Stay tuned for further updates on our marketing, recruitment, and retention efforts.
COE Graduate Earns Waynesville Teacher of the Year
Olga McFadden, MSU College of Education alumna was named the Waynesville R-VI Teacher of the Year during an awards ceremony held on June 26, 2019. Olga earned her teacher certification and a master’s degree in educational technology from MSU. She also holds a degree in linguistics and pedagogy from Kaluga State Pedagogical University in Russia. Olga teaches German at Waynesville High School and will represent the South Central Missouri Region in the Missouri Teacher of the Year competition. Finalists will be announced later this month.
Bear POWER Student Named “Laura Lee Self-Advocate Leadership Award” Winner
Rachel Mast, Bear POWER student, will receive the National Laura Lee Self-Advocate Leadership Award at the 2019 State of the Art Convention in Reno, Nevada in November. Rachel will be a keynote speaker at the conference and give a 30 minute speech to thousands of attendees from around the United States. This is the premier conference for inclusive post-secondary education. We are proud that one of our Bear POWER students will share her story and receive national recognition.
Mark Your Calendars for MSU/COE Homecoming Events
MSU Homecoming is Friday and Saturday, October 25 – 26. The Dean’s Office will have two events.
Friday, October 25:
One Room Schoolhouse Event (located west of Greenwood Laboratory School)
The One Room Schoolhouse Scholarship will be presented and Golden Bears will be guests; refreshments will be served. All faculty and staff are invited.
Saturday, October 26:
Location/Time: BearFest Village, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Drop by the COE Tent at BearFest Village prior to the football game to welcome back alumni, friends of the college, and former students. Lunch will be catered from Crosstown BBQ. All faculty and staff are invited. Flyer below:
Catching Up with a Missouri Sports Pioneer – Branson Tri Lakes News
By Natalee Long, Jul 23, 2019
Dora Quinn Arney Meikle has spent her life working hard for others. She has played an instrumental part in creating the women’s sports programs in Missouri, specifically at College of the Ozarks. Dora attended Greenwood Laboratory School and graduated at age 17 before attending Missouri State University, Southwest Missouri State College at the time. In college she majored in health and physical education and art. Throughout the next years, Meikle and her husband moved around a lot, continuing to teach and coach at various colleges and K-12 schools.
She joined the faculty at School of the Ozarks, now known as College of the Ozarks as a physical education professor and coach at the school in 1965. She also worked as aquatic director. Shortly after being hired she also began working to form women’s sports programs and helped the school develop its aquatic curriculum. As time went on and the success of the women’s swim program grew, Meikle was able to start the women’s cross country and track programs as well. The beginning of these programs helped C of O hold the second track meet in Missouri.
Missouri Sports Hall of Famer and former Aquatic Director at College of the Ozarks Dora Quinn Arney Meikle all smiles hanging out at the pool in this undated file photo.
Promotion & Tenure Seminars
The COE department heads met last summer to plan for the 2019 – 2020 P & T Seminar Series. If faculty have ideas for topics they would like to suggest, please contact your department head. The final schedule with agenda items will be included in the next Post.
You are welcome to attend any of the workshops below. For questions, contact Joi Hook at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Thursday, August 22, 2019||New Special Education Teacher Academy 2019||Holiday Inn – Glenstone||8:30||3:00|
|Friday, August 23, 2019||Southwest EL Teacher Collaboration||PCOB 204||12:30||3:30|
|Friday, August 23, 2019||New Special Education Teacher Academy 2019||Holiday Inn – Glenstone||8:30||3:00|
|Friday, August 23, 2019||Speech Language Eligibility Implementer Training||Holiday Inn – Glenstone||10:00||3:00|
|Monday, August 26, 2019||SW Region MLDS MENTOR Training August 26th (AFTERNOON Session)||PCOB 112||12:30||3:00|
|Tuesday, August 27, 2019||New Special Education Teacher Academy 2019||Holiday Inn – Glenstone||8:30||3:00|
|Wednesday, August 28, 2019||New Special Education Teacher Academy 2019||Holiday Inn – Glenstone||8:30||3:00|
|Wednesday, August 28, 2019||MTDS: Mentor Teacher Training – Day 1 – Springfield||PCOB 112||8:30||3:00|
|Thursday, August 29, 2019||Welcoming a Student with a Visual Impairment||PCOB 112||9:00||12:00|
|Friday, August 30, 2019||New to MAP-A Training||PCOB 112||8:30||2:30|
September 18, 2019 CLSE Department Meeting 10:00 a.m. PCOB 16
CAEP Onsite Visit: November 3-5, 2019
All notes/minutes from Leadership Council, Faculty Advisory Council, Budget Committee, and College Council are on the COE website: https://education.missouristate.edu/
Keep Calm and Fall Semester On,