Schedule of Events 2014-2015
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August 1 Summer Commencement, 10:00 am
August 6 Dean's Retreat - Library Center, 8:30 - 3:30
August 12 New Faculty Orientation, 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
August 13 28th Showcase on Teaching & Learning, 8:00-1:00
August 14 All-Faculty Luncheon, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, PSU Ballroom
August 15 CHPA Family Picnic – Phelps Grove Pavilion, 5:30 to 7:00 pm
August 17 New Student Convocation, JQH Arena, 2:00 pm
August 18 Fall 2014 Classes Begin
August 20 CHPA All-College Meeting, STRO 001, 3:30 pm
August 21 Mr. Kairat Umarov,The Ambassador of Kazakhstan, under the auspices of Cong. Billy Long and the Masters in Global Studies program
will make a brief presentation and participate in a question and answer session in STRO 003 at 7:00 pm.
August 25 Faculty and Staff Free Picture Day in PSU 312 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
August 27 Digital Measures Training with Pam Sailors in STRO 250 at 2:30 pm.
Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 -- October 15; http://www.hispanicheritagemonth.org/)
September 1 Labor Day Holiday
September 4 Workshop on Critical Thinking: Presentation by Ethan Kleinberg, Professor of History, Wesleyan University, on “Not yet Marrano: Levinas, Derrida and
the Ontology of ‘Being-Jewish’," in LIB 100 at 4:00 pm.
September 4 Digital Measures Training with Pam Sailors in STRO 250 at 2:30 pm.
September 8 Winter Intersession Course Proposals due to the Department Heads
September 8 Ozarks Studies Program presents Dr. J. Blake Perkins of Williams Baptist College, who will speak on “Ain’t Servin’ Them Ungodly Silk-Hatted Fellers: World War I Draft
Resistance in the Ozarks,“ at 7:00 pm in PSU 313.
September 10 Study Away Fair (http://international.missouristate.edu/studyaway/82365.htm) 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the PSU atrium
September 15 Winter Intersession Course Proposals due to the Dean
Sept 15-19 Public Affairs Week
September 15 Census Date: turn in PAFs for faculty teaching on-line classes
September 18 CHPA Research Forum featuring Katie Hoegeman (SOC/ANT), who will speak on “The Occupational Status of Female Clergy” at 3:30 in STRO 350.
September 26 “Shattering Silences: Nigerian Cultural Connections” -- This presentation is part of the Nigeria Public Affairs Program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section, Abuja, Nigeria,
and Missouri State University Provost Office and Division for Diversity & Inclusion. It is a presentation by a Nigerian Scholars Delegation from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka designed to
share Nigeria’s cultural diversity. This event is free and open to the public, but since food is served your registration through FCTL is required to ensure adequate food service. It is held in
PSU 313 at 4:00-6:30 pm.
Septermber 28 Deadline: Summer and Summer Intersession 2015 proposals to Study Away Office (http://international.missouristate.edu/studyaway/73013.htm)
September 29 President Smart presents the State of the University Address, noon in PSU Theater
September 29 Faculty submit Tenure and/or Promotion dossier to Department Heads and
External Reviews due to Department Heads for inclusion in the dossier
Septemeber 29 “Shattering Silences: International Disability Studies: Building Community” -- This panel is part of the Nigeria Public Affairs Program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section,
Abuja, Nigeria, and Missouri State University, Provost Office and Division for Diversity & Inclusion. It focuses on the experiences of Nigerian students with disabilities and their backgrounds,
expectations, and challenges. The event is free and open to the public. It is listed on the Academic Advisor Forum calendar and will count toward master advisor recertification. Please register
with FCTL to attend since food is served at this event. It will be held in PSU 313 at 1:30-3:00 pm.
September 30 Department Heads submit Promotion dossiers to Department Committee
Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 -- October 15)
October 9-10 Fall Break
October 13 Deadline for Faculty to submit proposal for 2014 Fall Faculty Research Grants -
October 14 CHPA Scholarship Banquet, PSU 400, 6:00-7:30 pm
October 14 Religious Studies presents Dr. Russell McCutcheon, University of Alabama, who will speak on "And That’s Why No One Takes the Humanities Seriously,"
at 7:00 pm in STRO 203.
October 15 Fall 2013 mid-term Grades due by 10:00 am
October 16 CHPA Research Forum: Presentation by Scott Worman (SOC/ANT), who will speak on "Tribes, States, and Landscapes: an archaeological perspective
on human-environment interactions" at 3:30 in STRO 350
October 20 The Economics Department presents Dr. David Berri, Professor of Economics at Southern Utah University, who will speak on “Paying College Athletes:
The Economic Implications of O’Bannon v. NCAA,” at 7:00 pm in TEM 002.
October 20 Department Committee submits Promotion recommendations (with rationale) to Heads
Faculty applicants receive committee reports and must review, sign, and return to
Department within three business days (Oct. 20-22, 2014)
October 20 Summer and Fall 2014 Intersession Course Proposals due to Department Heads
October 20 Deadline for applications: Study Away Exploratory Travel Funds (http://international.missouristate.edu/assets/studyaway/Exploratory_Travel_Fund_2014-15.pdf)
October 24 Deadline for submission of summer 2015 Faculty Fellowships --
October 24 Deadline for nominations for Study Away Award for Excellence (http://international.missouristate.edu/assets/studyaway/2015_Award_for_Excellence_Nomination_Packet.pdf)
October 28 Public Affairs Convocation, Eric Greitens, HHPA
October 28 Majors Fair, PSU Ballroom 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
October 30 Philosophy Club presents Vadim Putzu (REL) speaking on "Is there a Jewish Philosophy?" at 4:30 in STRO 003.
October 31 Summer and Fall 2014 Intersession Course Proposals due to Dean
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
November 3 Summer and Fall 2015 Draft Course Schedule due to Dean
November 3 Deadline for faculty to submit sabbatical application to Dean
November 3 Deadline for faculty who have either taken a full year sabbatical or a one semester in
spring 2013 to submit their sabbatical report to Provost with copy to the Dean
November 5 CHPA Research Forum: Presentation by C. Patrick Scott (ECO), “It’s Not You, It’s Me:” The Fed’s Problem with Commitment, at 3:30 in STRO 250.
November 7 Reciprocity in Practice -- This workshop is designed for community and government agencies who desire to work toward stronger partnerships with area higher education institutions.
Topics will include a look into the culture of higher education, best practices and standards for partnership, and a discussion of challenges and barriers you face in working with
post-secondary institutions. Also included is an opportunity to meet with representatives from higher education institutions in the Springfield area. The link to register for this event is
http://missouricompact.missourstate.edu/Events.htm. It is scheduled for 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the E-factory, 405 N Jefferson Ave.
November 10 Department Heads complete their assessments and submit recommendations on
Promotion and Tenure (with rationale) to applicants - Faculty applicants have three
business days to review, respond, sign and return to the Department (Nov. 11-13, 2013)
November 12 Department Heads submit Promotion dossiers to Dean
November 13 Workshop on Critical Thinking: Presentation by Edward Baring, Assistant Professor of Modern European Intellectual
and Cultural History, Drew University, on “A Secular Kierkegaard: Confessional Readings of Heidegger before 1945," in LIB 100 at 4:00 pm.
November 21 Deadline: Fall Intersession 2015 Study Away proposals
December 5 All Teaching Evaluations due to Dean’s Office
Dec 6-11 Fall 2014 Final Exam Period (http://www.missouristate.edu/registrar/FA14Finals.htm)
December 10 Deans submit Promotion recommendations (with rationale) to applicants.
Applicants have 3 days to review, respond, sign and return to Dean (Dec. 10-12, 2014)
December 12 Fall 2014 Commencement
December 15 Fall 2014 Grades due by 10:00 am
December 15 Deans send Tenure and/or Promotion Organizational Binders to the Office of the
Provost with recommendations
January 5-9 Winter 2015 Intersession Period
January 12 Spring 2015 Classes Begin
January 19 Martin Luther King Holiday
January 19 MLK March, beginning at Mediacom Ice Park to Gillioz Theater for presentations. Followed by Multicultural Festival at HHPA, 12-4.
January 20 Winter 2015 Intersession Grades due by 10:00 am
January 31 ADPs due to Human Resources (copy to the Dean)
African American Heritage Month
February 5 Political Science presents John Zumbrunnen, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Ben Franklin on Self-Education & Self-Government” at 4:00 in Library 101
February 5 Religious Studies presents, Craig Keener, Asbury Theological Seminary, "New Testament Miracles: Are They Historically Plausble?" in CAR 208 at 7:30 pm.
February 6 Deadline for submission of faculty research grant proposals to the Graduate College: http://graduate.missouristate.edu/facultystaff/FacultyResearchGrants.htm
February 9 Faculty submit Annual Evaluation dossiers to Dept Heads (Digital Measures accounts
must be updated by this date)
February 9 Dept Heads give Probationary Faculty evaluation dossiers to Dept committee
February 10 Census Date: turn in PAFs for faculty teaching on-line classes
February 10 Political Science presents Daniel Hellinger, Webster U., "Venezuela -- The Oil Giant Enters the Post-Chavez Era," at 6:30 pm in LIB 101.
February 13 Deadline for Deans to notify Provost of non-renewal of contract faculty in 1st year
February 16 Presidents’ Day Holiday
February 19 CHPA Research Forum: Bukola Oyeniyi (HST) will speak on "Boko Haram: Taming the Monster," in STRO 301 at 12:30-1:45.
February 19 Workshop for Critical Inquiry presents Dr. Christian Emden, Rice U., speaking on “Nietzsche’s Will to Power: Evolution and the Emergence of Normativity,”
at 4:00 pm in LIB 101.
February 26 African-American History Month Event: Prof. Robert Hill (UCLA) will speak on “Marcus Garvey and the Fallen Angel”, 4:00-5:30 pm @LIB 101.
Women's History Month (http://news.missouristate.edu/2015/02/26/womenshistorymonth15/?utm_source=inside&utm_medium=feature&utm_content=womenshistory&utm_campaign=diversity)
March 2 Deadline for departments to build their basic schedule of course offerings for summer
and fall 2015
March 2 Deadline for Provost to give notice of non-renewal of contract for faculty in first
academic year of service (see section 3.11, Notice of Non-Reappointment of Tenure-
Track Faculty during the Probationary Period, in the Faculty Handbook
March 9-15 Spring Break
March 13 Provost notifies Applicants of Promotion Decisions
March 13 Deadline for Faculty to submit Equity Adjustment to Department Heads
March 13 Probationary Faculty – Departmental Personnel Committees submit report of annual
review of progress toward tenure and promotion to Department Heads. Faculty
members are given a written record of the departmental evaluation (confirmation of
receipt by signature)
March 15 Deadline for submission of International Travel Fund requests: http://graduate.missouristate.edu/facultystaff/internationaltravel.htm
March 16 Second Block classes begin
March 18 Mid-term spring 2015 Grades must be submitted by 10:00 am
March 20 Religion in South Asia Conference (w/ six presenters from MSU, MU, Wash U., U. Kansas,
U. Oklahoma); 9:00 am – 4:15pm, @PSU 317
March 24 Bill Piston (HST) and John Rutherford (Springfield Greene County Library), “Marmaduke’s Southwest Missouri Raid: the Battle of Springfield and the Battle of Hartville,”
at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM in LIB 101.
March 25-27 Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference, PSU
March 26 CHPA Research Forum featuring Victor H. Matthews, speaking on "Choreographing Characters &
Dialogue in the Biblical Text," in STRO 250 at 12:30-1:30 pm.
March 26 Workshop for Critical Inquiry presents Torbjorn Wandel, Truman State U., speaking on "Chess Explains the World: a Theory of Globalization,"
in LIB 101 at 4:00 pm.
March 26 Philosophy Club presents Tristan Fry, speaking on "Against Christianity: A Philosophical Critique," in STRO 201 at 7:00 pm.
March 26 African American Studies presents Katrina Thompson, St. Louis U., speaking on "'They Don't Sing as they Used to': The Multiplicity of Music and Dance on the
Southern Plantation," in Temple 001 at 7:00 pm.
March 27 Faculty applicants for Tenure/Promotion begin discussion with Heads on selection of
March 27 Department Heads submit Equity Adjustment Requests to Deans with Rationale
March 30 Ozarks Studies presents Matthew Hernando, speaking on "The Bald Knobbers: New Perspectives on an Old Story," in Karls 101 at 7:00 pm.
March 31 Dept Heads prepare and Deans send PAFs for Promotion to Provost’s Office
March 31 Summer and Fall 2015 – Sequenced Registration opens
April 2-5 Spring Holiday
April 3 Heads will have completed individual meetings with faculty on Annual Review.
Heads submit tenure/promotion progress report on Probationary faculty. For
Probationary Faculty, this report will specify the faculty member’s progress toward
tenure and promotion. At these meetings faculty are given a written record of their
annual evaluation (confirmation of receipt by signature).
April 3 Heads send all annual faculty evaluations to Dean
April 10 Last day to Drop or Withdraw, declare Pass/Not Pass, and change to or from Audit for
Full Semester Classes
April 10 Deadline for Deans to notify Provost of non-renewal of 3+ year contracts
April 14-17 Public Affairs Conference, "The Ethical Citizen -- Can You Make a Difference?", PSU
April 15 Deans present equity requests to the Provost for funding discussions
April 17 Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
April 24 Last date for Provost to notify faculty of non-renewal of 3+ year contracts
April 24 Political Science and the Strong Chair in Middle Eastern Politics present Dr. Matteo Legrenzi, U. of Venice, speaking on
"The Saudi-Iranian Rivalry: Filling Contested Vacuums in the Middle East," at 7:00 pm in Karls 101.
May 1 Deans provide decision on non-reappointment of Instructors
May 1 Deans complete report of annual progress toward tenure/promotion for probationary
faculty & provide written record of their evaluation (confirmation of receipt by signature)
May 1 Deadline: Winter Intersession 2015-16 proposals
May 4 First Draft of spring 2016 class schedule due to the Dean
May 8 All Teaching Evaluations due to Dean’s Office
May 9-14 Spring 2015 Final Exam Period
May 15 Deadline for Personnel Action Forms to be in the Provost Office for Non-Tenure track
faculty renewals for the next Academic Year
May 15 Spring 2015 Commencement
May 18 Spring 2015 Final Grades due by 10:00 am
June 1 Departmental Annual Reports due to Dean
June 13 Time & Effort reports due to Financial Services Faculty and Professional Staff
June 19 Summer 2014 census
June 21 Deadline for submitting Remunerated Outside activities to the Office of the Provost
July 4 Independence Day Holiday
July 16 Provost's Retreat - Darr Agriculture Center
July 31 - Aug 1 Final Exam Period
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