Volunteers needed for Project X design contest

Posted by on June 20, 2018

The new student programs staff seeks running judges to assist opening week mentor teams during their Project X track competition, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17. Volunteer judges may pick any timeframe or stay the entire time. This position requires jogging across campus to follow teams as they race. Volunteers will get a free T-shirt and meal. For more information or to participate, please contact Morgan Fender, senior in chemical engineering, at mdfnr9@mst.edu.

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Friday’s lecture to focus on Ozarks’ Civil War history

Posted by on June 20, 2018

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John Bradbury, retired assistant director of the State Historical Society of Missouri, will present a lecture at 7 p.m. Friday, June 22, on the second floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library. His lecture is titled “Civil War Across the Ozarks.” The lecture is part of the library’s summer exhibition, “Impressions of the Civil War in the West,” which will run through Friday, Aug. 31.

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Watch fireworks on Friday; parking lot to close

Posted by on June 20, 2018

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Explosives campers will light up the skies above S&T during a student-produced fireworks display at approximately 8:45 p.m. Friday, June 22. Fireworks will be shot from Area M, Lot 36, west of the Engineering Research Laboratory. The parking lot will close at 1 p.m.

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Retirement reception planned for Yinfa Ma

Posted by on June 20, 2018

The College of Arts, Sciences, and Business, along with S&T’s chemistry department, will host a retirement reception for Dr. Yinfa Ma 2-4 p.m. Thursday, June 21, in St. Pat’s Ballroom B of the Havener Center. Ma is a Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of chemistry and associate dean for research and external relations in the College of Arts, Sciences and Business. He joined the S&T chemistry faculty in 2000.

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Have you nominated someone for Staff Council?

Posted by on June 20, 2018

Elections for the 2018-19 year for vacant Staff Council positions are coming up. Nominations are due Friday, June 22. You may nominate yourself or another staff member. Staff Council seats will be vacant in the employee categories of: secretarial/clerical, administrative/professional and craft/maintenance.

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Volunteer at blood drive

Posted by on June 20, 2018

Missouri S&T’s Staff Council will host a blood drive for the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, June 28, and Friday, June 29, in the Meramec-Gasconade Room of the Havener Center. If you would like to volunteer to help staff the blood drive, please sign up online. One-hour shifts are available and you may volunteer as your schedule allows.

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Smoke testing underway

Posted by on June 20, 2018

The City of Rolla’s public works department continues smoke testing of sanitary sewer lines in town. You may notice smoke and crews working near these buildings: Castleman Hall, Centennial Hall, Chancellor’s Residence, Norwood Hall and Schrenk Hall.

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Memorial service for Howard Huang planned Saturday

Posted by on June 20, 2018

Dr. Ju-Chang “Howard” Huang, professor emeritus of civil engineering and former director of the Environmental Research Center, died on Jan. 16, 2018, in Hong Kong. A memorial service for Huang will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m., at Rolla Bible Church at 1801 E. 10th Street. The service will be followed by interment at Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens at 12110 Hwy 63 in Rolla.

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Chinese course available this fall

Posted by on June 20, 2018

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Learn the most spoken language in the world. S&T will offer Elementary Chinese 1101 during the Fall 2018 semester via a course-sharing program with the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). Dr. Yan Li, a native Chinese speaker and assistant teaching professor of Spanish and Chinese at UMSL, will teach the course. The course is asynchronous (students complete their work on their own time), online and students will earn five credit hours. The course name at S&T is ALP 1001, Chinese I, class No. 78213.

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Institutional research and assessment office to close

Posted by on June 18, 2018

As part of the university’s budget reduction and reinvestment plan, the office of institutional research and assessment (IRA) will close effective July 2. The closure will result in the elimination of four positions, three of which are filled. IRA staff were notified of the decision on Friday, June 15. Current IRA responsibilities will be redistributed to other units on campus. In the future, some responsibilities may be redistributed to University of Missouri System offices.

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