February 28, 2018
Volume 1, Number 8
Technology Tip:
Using Microsoft Forms in Office 365
All MSU faculty and staff have access to lots of tools through Office 365. The questions is – what do we do with them? If you’re like me, you may have learned a few things through trial and error. But, if you’re also like me, you don’t have a lot of time for that either.

So… here’s a tip. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to create a survey, questionnaire, or just need a way to gather input and feedback from people – try using Microsoft Forms. You can access it through your MSU Office 365 account online. You are able to quickly create online forms, email them to recipients, and get responses and data back (either individually or in aggregate through a one-click export to Excel).

For additional tips about using Microsoft Forms in Office 365, check out this blog post by Jonathan Wylie, Digital Learning Consultant, at Grant Wood Area Education Agency (Cedar Rapids, IA): https://jonathanwylie.com/2016/07/16/how-to-use-microsoft-forms-in-office-365-education/

– by Jami Hornbuckle, Morehead State University
Workshop & Professional Development
Opportunities on Campus
Here are opportunities for workshops & professional development at Morehead State University:

The Cicero Society and The Statesmen Center at Morehead State
  • Free Government and its Challenges - March 5th (Monday) at 5pm in Breckinridge Hall, Room 002; presenter is Dr. Marc Landy, Professor of Political Science at Boston College

Ambassadors for Excellence in Teaching Workshops
  • Social Justice, Diversity, & Equity in Higher Education - March 1st (Tomorrow) at 11am in Ginger 311 (21st Century Education Classroom); presenters are: Becky Davison, Jami Hornbuckle, Jeannie Justice, Lee Nabb, and Daryl Privott
  • Teaching Tools for the Digital Age - March 13 (Tuesday) at 11am in Camden-Carroll Library RM 201; presenters are Gina Gonzalez & Ray Bailey
  • Maker Spaces: Setting Up Your Course for Project-Based Learning - April 4 (Wednesday) at 1pm in Radar Hall 103; presenters are Alison Hruby & Deanna Mascle

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
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. (TODAY)
Events on Campus for Students
Here are opportunities for students (and maybe you) on campus:

Library Events:
  • International Student Coffee Break - February 28th (TODAY) from 4pm to 5pm in the Projector Area on the first floor Commons of Camden-Carroll Library. This event is hosted by SAIL and is free and open to MSU's international students.
  • ART 263 Holi Festival - March 1st (Tomorrow) from 11am to 12:30pm in the Athena Room on the second floor of Camden-Carroll Library. Presented by Dr. Joy Gritton's World Arts class, this event celebrates the Indian festival of love and color. There will be food, dancing, music, art demonstrations and activities, and informational displays. This event is free and open to everyone!

Career Services (ground floor of the Camden-Carroll Library):
  • 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!
  • Internship Basics Workshop - March 13th (Tuesday) from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in the Career Services Center. Learn the basics of internships and co-ops: Why should you get one? Where do you begin searching? How do you receive academic credit for your work? Attend this workshop to learn all of this and much more.
  • Education Career Fair - March 27th (Tuesday) from 3:30pm to 6pm at Kroger Field in Lexington, KY. Network with dozens of school districts from the region at this event.

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
2018 MSU Regional History Day
2018 National History Day in Kentucky Regional Contest at Morehead State University
  • Saturday, March 10th from 8:30pm to around 1pm - CHER building. Judges for this event are needed. If you cannot attend, please consider drafting one of your graduate students or appropriate seniors to help since this is also a recruiting event. For more information: https://ky-msurc.nhd.org/
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

Manuscript Call - Kentucky Journal of Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Manuscript Deadline: March 25, 2018

The Kentucky Journal for Excellence in College Teaching and Learning is a peer - reviewed electronic Journal sponsored by the Kentucky Council for Post Secondary Education Faculty Development Group. The Journal is published by the College of Education, Eastern Kentucky University. General categories for articles include theory, research, and practice. In addition, the Journal will publish manuscripts containing book or media reviews, profiles, and commentary. The Journal targets the professional development of college and university faculty within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Its primary goal is to enhance student learning by promoting excellence in teaching in higher education institutions in Kentucky. Its presence will also serve to further a national and international awareness of teaching and learning issues and best practices in higher education.  For more information, please see their website:  https://kjectl.eku.edu.
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
Deadline to Register: May 11, 2018
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.
Kentucky Convergence Conference
Save-The-Date: October 17-19, 2018

The 2018 Kentucky Convergence Conference will be held October 17-19 at the University of Louisville Shelby Campus. The call for proposals will be issued in spring 2018. This year’s theme is “The Next Reality: Doing it Farther, Faster, and Better.”

Convergence is the single event that brings together professionals in information technology, academic libraries, online learning, and instructional design from all the public and private colleges and universities in Kentucky and the surrounding states. Sponsored by Kentucky post-secondary institutions and private sector partners, Kentucky Convergence is a conference that emphasizes innovations and best practices in the fastest-growing areas of higher education. For more info: http://kyconvergence.org
Magna (Online) Webinars
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How Can I Effectively Mentor Students?
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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.
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