May 1, 2019
Volume 2, Number 17
Jami Hornbuckle:
What Do You Love About Teaching?
As I checked out last Saturday at Kroger, one of my students from last semester who works as a cashier/bagger came up to me and told me he wasn't in school this spring because he was being deployed to Afghanistan. He reassured me, "But don't worry Dr. Hornbuckle, I am coming back to finish my degree, and I'll come see you as soon as I'm back." Tears filled my eyes on the way to the car, and I thought about the class and everything we had discussed - from speaking with purpose and integrity to living with purpose and integrity. I realized what I loved about teaching was that students impact me as much or more than I impact them.

by Jami Hornbuckle, Assistant Vice President Communications & Marketing, Morehead State University
What I Love About Teaching Campaign
Hello Educators,
We are looking for your response to the question "What do you love about teaching?"

While enjoying the summer, take a few moments to share your response by clicking the link below:
Saturday, May 11, 2019
10 a.m. - Morning Ceremony
  • Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology
  • College of Science

2 p.m. - Afternoon Ceremony
  • College of Education
  • Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Events on Campus
Here are opportunities for students (and maybe you) on campus:

MSU Event:
  • Public Show at the Star Theater - Saturday, May 5, 1pm to 5pm. The Space Science Center is presenting a line up of programs for the Morehead community to enjoy in our Star Theater. Join us for planetarium programs and laser shows that will make any Eagle soar! Show Eagle ID for free admittance.

MSU Event  :
  • Flower and Vegetable Sale - May 3-5, all day at Morehead State University Farm, 25 MSU Drive, Morehead, KY, 40351.

MSU Event  :
  • University Book Buyback -The University Store official buyback and rental return begins Thursday, May 2nd and ends Monday, May 13th.
Professional Development Opportunities on Campus
Here are opportunities for PD on campus:

Corequisite Seminar with the Dana Center:
  • May 3 (Friday): Join the Department of Mathematics & Physics for a webinar Friday, May 3 from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. in ADUC 326.
  • How can we ensure all students—particularly those traditionally underserved—have equitable access to excellent math and science education? Join Paula Talley from the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin, in exploring this question. Ms. Talley will share strategies used to dismantle barriers in education systems while creating and scaling the types of math and science education innovations that support student success.
  • CONTACT: Dr. Chris Schroeder for registration at
Research Academy Dates: May 8-May 10, 2019
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

 The IUPUI Research Academy is an interactive summer workshop to develop skills, learn about methods and literature, develop a research project, and advance research related to service and learning in higher education. The Research Academy represents a growth point for research and scholarship focused on service learning and other types of engaged learning. The proceedings challenge participants to develop collaborations with fellow practitioners and researchers that will enhance their work and contribute to a collective understanding of service learning and other types of engaged learning.

Register for the 2019 Research Academy:
Pedagogicon 2019
Conference Date: May 17, 2019
Eastern Kentucky University

 The conference theme, “Transparency in Teaching and Learning,” encourages us to examine and promote transparent strategies for teaching and learning that engage students in deep, transferable academic experiences. The conference will host an opening session on transparency in learning and teaching presented by Dr. Mary-Ann Winkelmes, Director of Faculty Development, University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) titled "Transparent Instruction Promotes Equitable Opportunities for Student Success". The opening session will occur on May 17, 2019, 8:30am-10:30am in the Keen Johnson Ballroom.

Register for the 2019 Pedagogicon:
Registration deadline: Friday, May 10, 2019
Pre-conference workshops will take place on Thursday, May 16, 2019.
FCTL will cover conference registration and travel to the event for accepted proposals

Registration Rates:  
Full-time faculty/staff: $35
Part-time faculty/staff: $15
Student: $15
Leadership in Higher Education Conference
October 3-5, 2019

Brought to you by Magna Publications, producers of Academic Leader and the Teaching Professor Conference, the Leadership in Higher Education Conference is planing for its 4th annual conference, October 3–5 in St. Louis.

As a conference attendee, you’ll make a meaningful contribution to this dynamic and interactive conference. You’ll extend your own network and grow professionally. You’ll help other academic leaders examine the challenges, issues, and trends affecting management in higher education today—and return to campus with an invigorated outlook and an actionable plan for change.

Areas of interest include the following tracks:
  • Topical Area 1: Academic Leadership and Professional Development
  • Topical Area 2: Administrative Leadership and Professional Development
  • Topical Area 3: Diversity and Inclusion
  • Topical Area 4: Program and Department Evaluation and Assessment
  • Topical Area 5: Faculty Hiring, Development, and Assessment
  • Topical Area 6: Institutional Culture and Climate
  • Topical Area 7: Special Topics in Academic Leadership
Visit the website for more information:
Magna (Online) Webinars
24/7 Professional Development for Faculty
Featured Webinars:

How Can I Enhance Class Using Story, Popular Media and Objects?
Committed educators are always looking for dynamic ways to grab and hold their students’ attention. This webinar explores:
  • Learning theories supporting innovation including idea-based, brain-based and situated learning frameworks.
  • Devices to increase student motivation.

How Can I Make Online Group Projects More Effective?
This webinars examines the fundamental concepts of collaborative learning
including how to:
  • Implement online group work.
  • Integrate appropriate technology.
  • Enhance asynchronous collaboration.

Accessing Webinars:

These licensed Magna 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
  • 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.
We'll "See" you in the Fall!

We will see you at convocation on Wednesday, August 14th.
Have a great summer!

Our Song of the Summer (SOTS) is Summertime by Will Smith. What's your SOTS? Click the email link and share your SOTS

Ambassadors for Excellence in Teaching
Morehead State University