Author: Velvet Hasner

Death of Gregory Woods

Posted by on January 19, 2018

Gregory Woods, a former staff member who served Missouri S&T for 10 years, died Jan. 1. He joined the university in 1996 and retired in 2006 as a mechanical trades specialist-electrician in physical facilities.

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Introducing CAFE

Posted by on January 17, 2018

The Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) is a new resource at Missouri S&T designed to promote the success of S&T faculty as teaching-scholars throughout all stages of their career. Led by Dr. Larry Gragg, chair, and Dr. Wayne Huebner, co-chair, CAFE was developed in Spring 2017 by the provost’s office, in conjunction with a campus steering committee.

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Memorial for Ryan Lewis planned Jan. 18

Posted by on January 17, 2018

at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in the multi-purpose room of University Commons. Ryan was a first-year student in computer engineering at Missouri S&T who passed away on Nov. 13, 2017. If you would like share a memory or story about Ryan during the memorial, please fill out this form.

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Academic advising conference series starts in February

Posted by on January 17, 2018

The office of undergraduate studies offers a series of advising development sessions for Missouri S&T advisors to help students succeed. The Spring 2018 series will include the following presentations, all scheduled at noon-1:30 p.m. in the Meramec-Gasconade Room of the Havener Center:

  • “Understanding and Engaging Today’s Students,” presented by Dr. Patti J. Fleck, director of counseling services, on Monday, Feb. 5
  • “MyDegree: The New Degree Planning Tool,” presented by Julie Parker, assistant registrar, on Monday, March 5
  • “Success for Calculus – It’s Time for Data,” presented by Paul Runnion, associate teaching professor of mathematics, on Monday, April 16
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Webinar to focus on faculty response to student mental health concerns

Posted by on January 17, 2018

Join the Center for Educational Research and Teaching Innovation (CERTI) for a webinar and discussion, “Faculty Response to Student Mental Health,” 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Room 305 Norwood Hall. Sign up online.

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Faculty workshop focuses on student engagement for distance learners

Posted by on January 17, 2018

Engaging students who are not physically present can pose a challenge when teaching in an online setting or a distance classroom. Faculty and staff instructors are invited to a workshop, “Student Engagement at a Distance,” 12:15-1:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, in St. Pat’s C of the Havener Center. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required. Sign up online.

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Missouri S&T closes early; staff can leave work for the day

Posted by on January 11, 2018

Due to deteriorating weather conditions, Missouri S&T is closing early today (Thursday, Jan. 11). Employees may leave at 4 p.m. unless asked to stay by their supervisor. University Police will remain open 24/7. Some facility crew members will remain on campus to treat parking lots, driveways and sidewalks. Tonight’s basketball games against Truman State University at Gale Bullman are not cancelled.

The leadership team will monitor weather conditions overnight and make a determination by 7 a.m. on whether the campus will be closed tomorrow Friday, Jan. 12. If the campus will be closed, you will receive a text or phone call from Missouri S&T’s mass notification system.

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Walking challenge starts Monday

Posted by on January 10, 2018

Are you looking for a way to stay in shape or exercise during cold winter weather? Your campus theater is opening its doors from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for four weeks for the “Leach Step Challenge.” The challenge is open to faculty, staff and students, and will run from Monday, Jan. 22, to Friday, Feb. 16.

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Writing Center presentations available

Posted by on January 10, 2018

Would your students benefit from feedback, guidance and encouragement on written assignments? The Writing Center’s trained and certified undergraduate writing consultants will be available beginning Monday, January 22, to assist other undergraduate students, one-on-one, with any type of document.

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Tech transfer to be topic of faculty forum

Posted by on January 10, 2018

Join the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) for an early career faculty forum, “Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship,” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in Room 204 Curtis Laws Wilson Library. The event is designed for un-tenured, tenure-track faculty, assistant teaching professors and research professors.

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