May 2, 2018
Volume 1, Number 13
Finals Week Stress Relief - Let Students Know!
Camden-Carroll Library will be hosting Finals Week Stress Relief activities during the last two weeks of the semester. Students can follow the library on Twitter ( @MSU_Library), Instagram (msu_library), and Facebook (@msu.camdencarroll) to learn more.
Tomorrow! - Workshop on Social Explorer
Join Timothy Hare as he demonstrates the newest version of Social Explorer, the database for finding, comparing, and creating data, maps, and reports, with sets. This workshop is Thursday, May 3rd, at 10am in Camden-Carroll Library, Room 201. For more information, check out the flyer:
Tutoring on Campus for Students
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
  • 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
10th Annual School Libriarian Symposium
School Librarian Symposium
On June 15 th, Camden-Carroll Library will be hosting its 10 th annual School Librarian Symposium, a one-day professional development workshop for Kentucky’s K-12 school librarians.
Information for registration and session proposals can be found here:
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:
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:
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 Use Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) Online?
In this webinar, you will learn how to:
  • Integrate CATs into online courses.
  • Use CAT results when adjusting future lessons.
  • Target instruction to meet learning objectives.
  • Fine-tune exercises to support student success.
You will be able to apply these skills in both online and traditional classrooms.


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
  • 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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