Archives for February 2017

Miner Golf Course to close Feb. 28

The Miner Golf Course will close at the end of the current season, which concludes on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The closure will result in a cost savings for Missouri S&T and allow student activity fees currently dedicated for golf course operations to be redirected to recreational facilities that are of greater interest to students — something Missouri S&T students have requested.

New international travel requirements, resources available for faculty, staff

The safety of students, faculty members and staff members is a top priority for Missouri S&T and the University of Missouri System. Students, faculty and staff who travel internationally may encounter additional safety and health risks. The UM System provides the following resources to assist travelers who travel internationally on behalf of the university:

Mathematician to give presentations

The campus community is invited to attend two presentations by Dr. Jie Shen in March. Shen is an elected fellow of the American Mathematical Society, a professor of mathematics and director of the Center for Computational and Applied Mathematics at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He will present:

  • “Fast Spectral Methods: Algorithms, Analysis and Applications,” designed for a general audience, 4:20-5:20 p.m. (with refreshments at 4:10 p.m.), Monday, March 6, in Room 318 Butler-Carlton Hall
  • “Phase-field Models for Multiphase Complex Fluids: Modeling, Numerical Analysis and Simulations,” 4:20-5:20 p.m. (with refreshments at 4:10 p.m.), Tuesday, March 7, in Room 121 Butler-Carlton Hall

Seminars, consultations to focus on retirement planning

Get more information about retirement planning and learn about retiree insurance eligibility changes planned for University of Missouri System employees who will retire in 2018 or later. Pre-retirement seminars will be held:

  • 1:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, March 6, in the Missouri-Ozark Room of the Havener Center
  • 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, March 7, in the Missouri-Ozark Room of the Havener Center

Fiscal training offered on employee reimbursements

University of Missouri System’s accounts payable shared services team will present “Employee Reimbursements in Travel and Expense Module” at two sessions Monday, March 13, in the Carver Room of the Havener Center. The training is designed for employees who work directly with these transactions, approve them or supervise employees who do. Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Choose to attend training at 10-11:30 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. Register on the accounts payable shared services site.

Nominate student for leadership award

STEP UP! will present an award at the Student Leaders’ Awards Banquet Wednesday, April 12. Please consider nominating a Missouri S&T student who meets the following criteria:

  • currently enrolled at Missouri S&T
  • strives to live the STEP UP! values of awareness, intervention and inclusion
  • is involved in campus or community activities that support the STEP UP! values
  • has received STEP UP! training or is aware of the STEP UP! program

Stolen bicycles recovered

University Police has recovered stolen bicycles and would like to return them to their owners. If your bicycle was stolen and you did not report it, please contact the department by email at, by phone at 341-3000 or drop by the office in Room G10 Campus Support Facility. The police department is open 24/7. If you previously reported bicycle theft, you do not need to contact the department again; the police will notify you if your property is recovered.

Drink in some history at next Research on Tap

Dr. Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of history, will be the featured speaker at the next Research on Tap lecture at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at the Public House Brewing Co. Gragg will speak about Missouri S&T history in conjunction with the university’s upcoming sesquicentennial, or 150-year anniversary, in 2020.

Learn more about immigration-related executive orders

The campus community is invited to hear Miha Britt, attorney at Britt Immigration Law LLC, discuss the recent executive order related to immigration during “Building Bridges – Dialogue to Strengthen Community” at 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Room B-10 Bertelsmeyer Hall. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask Britt questions about current policies and their legal implications related to higher education and international student visas. The event is sponsored by Missouri S&T’s international and cultural affairs office.

Share your thoughts on work-life proposal by March 1

Trying to strike a healthy work-life balance? The Human Resources, Equity and Inclusion (HREI) division is seeking input on a proposal about programs and policies to present faculty and staff with a set of options that can be customized to individual situations. Please examine this draft proposal, Work-Life Design Portfolio of Programs and Policies, and provide your comments and suggestions to Anitra Rivera, director of special projects for HREI, by Wednesday, March 1.