Archives for September 2014

MNS testing complete

Thank you for participating in last week’s test of the Missouri S&T emergency mass notification system. Test messages were sent out by phone, email and text to 10,550 recipients at noon Wednesday, Sept. 24. By 12:01 p.m., the message was distributed to 100 percent of email recipients. By 12:10 p.m., it successfully reached 96 percent of text message recipients and by 12:18 p.m., it reached 82 percent of phone recipients.

Statistician to give two guest lectures

Dr. Li-Xing Zhu, structural chair professor and head of mathematics at Hong Kong Baptist University, will visit campus and give two lectures on dimension reduction and variable selection methods. The campus community is invited to attend both lectures 4:15-5:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, and Friday, Oct. 17, in Room 295 Toomey Hall. Refreshments will be served both days starting at 4 p.m.

Havener reservations to close, move

The reservations department at the Havener Center will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 30, to move to a new location. During this time, the office will be unavailable. Please email any questions you may have to and they will respond as soon as possible. Once the move is complete, the office will reopen on the first floor of the Havener Center behind the front desk.

Learn how sleep improves the brain

Dr. Paul Shaw, associate professor of neurobiology from the Washington University School of Medicine, will present a seminar on the benefits of sleep and how it ameliorates learning difficulties. The seminar will be held 3-4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, in Room 139 Schrenk Hall. The campus community is invited to attend. For more information, email Jessica Pelc.

Get free hanging folders from archives

University archives has hundreds of gently used standard -sizehanging folders to give away. Available colors include green, pink, yellow and blue. Go to the university archives in Room G-2 of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library and help yourself to as many as you need. After 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, any remaining folders will be recycled. For more information, call Dr. Diana Ahmad at 341-4817 or Melody Lloyd 341-6954.

Wellness Incentive starts Oct. 1

The university’s Wellness Incentive starts Oct. 1 for all eligible faculty and staff. From October 2014 through September 2015, you can earn up to $450 in your paycheck for taking steps to improve your health. This year includes a two-tier incentive program:

Woelk returns to assistant chair duties

In a previous announcement about the new administrative structure for academic affairs, it was mistakenly reported that Dr. Klaus Woelk would return to full-time teaching and research duties in the chemistry department. In fact, he is returning to his duties as assistant chair of the department. The full announcement on the new structure has been […]

Sophomore Summit is Oct. 7

A new event designed for sophomore students only will be launched on campus in October. The Sophomore Summit will be held 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, starting in the McNutt Hall atrium. The event will feature tips from current students speaking on their experiences in co-ops, internships, study abroad, design teams, involvement, leadership and graduate school. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

Humanities and Social Sciences Building water outage today

There will be a water outage starting at 4:30 p.m. today (Thursday, Sept. 25) in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building. The outage will last until repairs are completed. For more information, call Mick Amick at 341-4252.

Geothermal event rescheduled

Missouri S&T has rescheduled its ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of its geothermal energy system. The event, originally scheduled for Oct. 7, will be rescheduled at a later date to be determined. Campus Sustainability Day will also be rescheduled.