Monday, August 26, 7 p.m.
Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the ArtsOpening Convocation is the ceremonial gathering of members of the Cottey community to begin the academic year. Convocation begins with an academic procession and includes welcoming new students with the Signing of the Cottey Book and Daisy Tradition. This year’s honored speaker is Sarah Adams-Cornell, Cottey Class of 1999. Ms. Adams-Cornell is an advocate for Native American culture, education, and rights. She is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and serves as vice president on the Board of Directors for Sovereign Community School, where she focuses on community engagement. She co-created an intertribal empowerment organization called Matriarch that serves indigenous women in central and Northeast Oklahoma. Adams is the vice president of the Board of Directors for the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Live Indigenous Oklahoma and worked alongside other Native advocates to see Indigenous Peoples’ Day recognized in Oklahoma City. She is a board member of Not Your Mascot, proud ally member of Central Oklahoma Two Spirit Society, serves on the leadership team of Women’s March Oklahoma City and was Activist in Residence at the University of Oklahoma.Full-time faculty and administrative staff wear academic regalia and participate in the processional and recessional. Line-up for the procession is at 6:40 p.m. in the Center for the Arts foyer. Faculty and administrative staff who need to be excused from Convocation must notify the senior administrator (Council member) responsible for their area. Council members need to notify Deana Kerbs of any excused absences before August 21. Academic regalia should be picked up in the Bookstore.
NEW FULL-TIME FACULTY
Dr. Manjira Ghosh Kumar – Assistant Professor of Biology
Bachelor of Science, University of Calcutta in India;
Master of Science, Kalyani University in India;
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Office: 212 RBAC; Phone: 2240
Dr. Angela Glosser – Assistant Professor of Criminology
Bachelor of Arts, Buena Vista University-Ottumwa;
Master of Criminal Justice, Boston University;
Ph.D., Iowa State University
Office: 137 RFAB; Phone: 2200
Dr. Jonathan Green – Visiting Assistant Professor of English
Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Ph.D., University of Arkansas
Office: 102 RBAC; Phone: 2245
Jason Librande – Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Bachelor of Arts, University of Washington;
Master of Science, University of Florida
Office: 208 RBAC; Phone: 2213
Dr. Sarah Polo – Assistant Professor of English
Bachelor of Science, Missouri Western State University;
Master of Arts, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Office: 138 RBAC; Phone: 2183
Dr. John Ross – Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, West Virginia University;
Doctor of Music, Florida State University
Office: 309 RFAB; Phone: 2285
Kathleen Day – Adjunct Assistant Professor of Speech and Theatre
Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Missouri State University
Office: Library; Phone: 2253
Haley Hoss Jameson – Adjunct Associate Professor of Dance
Bachelor of Science, Kansas State University
M.F.A., Texas Woman’s University
Online Class Only
Kowoon Lee – Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music
Bachelor of Music, Sookmyung Women’s University in South Korea;
Master of Music, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University;
D.M. candidate, University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance
Office: 306 RFAB; Phone: 2266
Sushil Sivaram – Adjunct Assistant Professor of English
Bachelor of Arts, Pune University in India;
Master of Arts, University of Sheffield in England;
M.F.A., Oklahoma State University;
Ph.D. candidate, Rutgers University
Office: 155 RBAC; Phone: 2196
NEW ACADEMIC AFFAIRS STAFF
Dominic Habjan – Library Assistant for Acquisitions
Bachelor of Science, University of Missouri at Columbia;
Master of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Paula Dombroski – Library Assistant for Public Services
Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Murray State University;
Master of Arts, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
Nancy Kerbs – Director of Assessment and Institutional Research
Bachelor of Arts, University of California at Berkeley
Also in June, Prof. Byrnes attended the Missouri Dance Organization State Conference in Columbia, Missouri, at Stephens College. She took a variety of sessions including Akashi Dance, Acrobatics, Cumbia, Pilates, video capture, and the ELDOA Method.
Hager, Lisa, Oindrila Roy, Landon E. Hancock, and Michael J. Ensley. 2019. “Selling the Iran Nuclear Agreement: Prospect Theory and the Campaign to Frame the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.” Congress & the Presidency, DOI: 10.1080/07343469.2019.1600172.
The Faculty-Staff Lunch will be in Raney Dining Room from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Please join us for the Cottey College Faculty and Staff Lunch and a Special Workshop
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Raney Dining Room
The buffet will be available at 11:15, and the workshop will begin at 11:45.
Siblings Improv will utilize the lessons learned through improvisation and performance to teach lessons about leadership and creativity. Founded in 2013, Siblings Improv has been providing performances, workshops and shows for the southwest Missouri area ever since. Follow them on Instagram at @SiblingsImprov.
To assist us with planning, please RSVP to the appropriate Council member for your area by August 16, 2019.
Remaining screening times are from 9:35 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. and includes two options:
Option 1- For those who fast before the screening a full lipid profile which includes LDL, HDL, triglycerides, glucose and total cholesterol will be available.
Fasting is required 9-12 hours prior to your appointment. No coffee allowed – drink plenty of water. You are able to take medications.
Option 2- A non-fasting option for employees not wanting or able to fast will include results for HDL, glucose and total cholesterol.
All screening and appraisal results are confidential.
To register for the Health Event, please e-mail me(email@example.com) or leave a voice mail message at
ext. 2123 stating the time you would like to have your appointment – please include your birth month and day. BlueCrossBlueShield (BCBS) will use your birth month and date to ensure you are accurately matched to the correct member profile in their system. You will receive an e-mail from BCBS confirming your appointment.
The Health Event is the first of many Wellness opportunities to come this school year. It is my hope that you will participate to benefit and learn a little more about yourself, and how you can be “A Healthier You.” Please contact me if you have any questions.
Please Note: The Health Event is for all .75 FTE (3/4 time) and full-time employees who are enrolled in Cottey’s health insurance plan. This includes all new full-time faculty and staff.
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