February 14, 2018
Volume 1, Number 6
Workshop & Professional Development
Opportunities on Campus
Here are opportunities for workshops & professional development at Morehead State University:

Workshop series on Diversity (presenters include: Becky Davison, Jami Hornbuckle, Jeannie Justice, Lee Nabb, and Daryl Privott):
  • Expanding Your Comfort Zone: Stereotypes, Bias, & Cultural Competencies - February 15th (Thursday) at 11am in Ginger 311 (21st Century Education Classroom) - Tomorrow
  • Social Justice, Diversity, & Equity in Higher Education - March 1st (Thursday) at 11am in Ginger 311 (21st Century Education Classroom)

The 21st Century Education Enterprise:
  • Breakout EDU (Chris Lacy, presenter) - Would you like to learn more about an immersive learning games platform that encourages learners to develop team building skills and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box? Includes: All Ages, All Content Areas, Active learning, The Four C's, and Cultivating Grit. For more information or to reserve your spot, please contact Rachel Rogers Blackwell (rjblackwell@moreheadstate.edu or 606-783-2891).
The Eagle Diversity Education Center
Black History Month
William Wells Brown: How I Got My Name
  • Thursday, February 15th - 7:30pm - Lucille Caudill Little Theatre (Breckinridge Hall). This FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC event is a portrayal of Kentucky's Chautauqua's " William Wells Brown", the first published African American novelist and playwright performed by Virgil Covington, Jr.

CommUNITY Conversation: Mobilizing Unity in the Community
  • Tuesday, February 20th - 4:00pm - Button Drill Room. Join us as we discuss strategies and best practices on how we as a community can mobilize toward UNITY. Community mobilization, simply put, is action stimulated by the community itself. This includes mobilizing necessary resources, disseminating information, fostering collaboration, and cooperation across our community.

Soul Food Dinner
  • Tuesday, February 27th - 5:00pm - Button Drill Room. Join us for a traditional SOUL Food Dinner. Experience delicious Soul Food and entertainment. Limited seating is available so please contact The Eagle Diversity Education Center (EDEC@moreheadstate.edu) to reserve your seat before Monday, February 12th.

Film Series: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Wednesday, February 28th - 6:00pm - Radar 111. The true story of a woman's search for enlightenment about her mother whose 'immortal' cells would save millions of lives. Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line, known as HeLa.
Events on Campus for Students
Here are opportunities for students (and maybe you) on campus:

Career Services (ground floor of the Camden-Carroll Library):
  • Resume Blitz - February 21st (Wednesday) and February 22nd (Thursday) from 10am to 2pm in the Career Services Center. Students may drop by and meet with an employer to get instant feedback on their resume.
  • Career Fair - March 6th (Tuesday) from 10am to 1pm in Laughlin Health Building Gym. Over 90 employers with job and internship opportunities plus graduate schools are expected!

The Eagle Diversity Education Center and Tutoring & Learning Center:
(No appointment needed, check in at the specialist desk in Allie Young 220, for more information: 606-783-9569 or edec@moreheadstate.edu)
  • Biology & Chemistry Free Group Tutoring - Mondays, 5pm-7pm
  • Allie Young 209: BIOL 105, 160, 171, 234, 235, 244, and 245
  • Allie Young 211: CHEM 101, 111, and 112
  • Allie Young 221/TLC Conference Room: Writing Tutor Available
  • Math & Psychology Free Group Tutoring - Tuesdays, 5pm-7pm
  • Allie Young 209: MATH 090, 091, and 093
  • Allie Young 211: MATH 135, 152, 174, and 175
  • Allie Young 221/TLC Conference Room: Writing Tutor Available
  • Astronomy & Physics Free Group Tutoring - Wednesdays, 5pm-7pm
  • Allie Young 209: ASTR 105, 112, and 125
  • Allie Young 211: PHYS 201 and 231
  • Allie Young 221/TLC Conference Room: Writing Tutor Available
Celebration of Student Scholarship
The 13th Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship will be
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Student participants (both poster and oral presentations) must use the Abstract Submission Form on our Celebration webpage to submit abstracts of work to be presented. Abstracts must be submitted via e-mail attachment to: ugrc@moreheadstate.edu . The maximum length of abstracts is 200 words. In order to allow time for the abstract booklet and program to be printed, the deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday, March 19, 2018, by 8:00 AM .  
Document Services (Allie Young 14) will print student PowerPoint posters free of charge if submitted no later than 4:30 PM on Friday, April 20, 2018 .
No exceptions or extensions can be made to the deadlines above for abstract submissions or for poster submissions for printing.
Need more Information? 
Brenda DeHart, Administrative Assistant, b.dehart@moreheadstate.edu , 783-9399
2018 Kentucky
Engagement Conference
Conference Theme: Civil Dialogue: Approaches & Applications
Date/Time: Friday, March 2 / 8am-4:30pm
Location: Spaulding University, Louisville, KY

Kentucky Student Success Summit 2018
The 7th annual Kentucky Student Success Summit will explore the theme "The Future of Undergraduate Education, The Future of Kentucky!"
The conference is April 9th & 10th at the Marriott Louisville East, Louisville, KY.
For more information, visit cpe.ky.gov/studentsuccess
Conference - Pedagogicon
Conference Date: May 18, 2018

This national conference is sponsored by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. It is held annually at the Richmond campus of Eastern Kentucky University. This year's conference theme is "Student-Centered Teaching and Learning." Proposals for group and/or individual presentations are due by February 1. For more information, please see their website: http://studio.eku.edu/2018-pedagogicon.
Magna (Online) Webinars
24/7 Professional Development for Faculty
Featured Webinars:

How Should I Respond to Wrong (Or Not Very Good) Answers?
The stakes are high when instructors respond to their students' answers to questions that are wrong or not very good. This webinar explores possible responses to both use and avoid. The ultimate goal is for faculty to respond in a way that will encourage, rather than stifle, future class participation.

How Can I (an Online Teacher) Keep Students Engaged with Instructor Presence?
This webinar explores the importance on faculty presence in the online teaching environment. Learn how to analyze, evaluate, and improve the level of instructor presence in your courses.


MSU has a license to webinars developed by Magna. These resources are available through a password-protected website. For access, faculty need to:
  • Log into MSU’s employee portal.
  • Look under the My Classes (Blackboard) section for the Magna Training Site.
  • If Magna isn't showing up in your list of courses, please send a request to be added to msuonline@moreheadstate.edu.
  • When you click on the Magna Training Site, the Blackboard shell will open. Please note, you will be asked to submit a "Terms of Use" agreement before viewing any webinars.

Benefits of Magna Webinars:

I understand that you have a lot on your plate, so let me give you a few reasons why you should consider trying a Magna webinar:
  • Each webinar takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
  • All webinars are available on your schedule since they are online and easily accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Webinars include supplemental materials such as bibliographies and handouts.
  • Certificates of completion are available for professional portfolios and Faculty 180.
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