Archives for February 6, 2017

Presentation from budget forum available online

Walt Branson, vice chancellor for finance and administration, shared an overview of the current budget situation with the campus community and answered audience questions at an open forum held Feb. 3 in Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. The slides from his presentation can be downloaded from S&T’s finance and administration website.

Tickets available Feb. 8 for Yo-Yo Ma concert

Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 8, tickets to the March 4 concert by acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma will be distributed at the Leach Theatre Box Office. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are strictly limited to two per person, and a valid Missouri S&T ID is required. The distribution schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 8 — Tickets are available to Missouri S&T students with a valid student ID.
  • Thursday, Feb. 9 — Tickets are available to Missouri S&T faculty, staff and retirees with a valid S&T ID.
  • Friday, Feb. 10 — Tickets will be available to the general public.

Share your suggestions, concerns with Staff Council

The Missouri S&T Staff Council’s advocacy committee represents and promotes the interests and concerns of staff. As a staff member, you can contact the committee to have your voice heard. If you have issues or concerns that you would like to express, there are several ways you can share these with the committee. Choose the way that works best for you:

Volunteer slots still open for career fair

Career opportunities and employer relations (COER) seeks volunteers to staff the Spring Career Fair, scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Gale Bullman Building. Volunteer shifts are available throughout the day. Volunteers can register online. For more information, please contact COER at 341-4343.

Presenters sought for Smart Living research network session Feb. 8

The Smart Living signature area wants to develop research networks to stimulate smart living research and to be poised for action when calls for grant proposals are announced. A smart living research networking session will be held 2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Room 216 McNutt Hall. If you would like to be a presenter, please submit one or two PowerPoint slides to Nancy Stone by the end of the day today (Monday, Feb. 6).

Steel Industry Day for engineering students set for Feb. 22

Missouri S&T will host Steel Industry Day 10 a.m.-2p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Havener Center. Representatives from major steel producers, foundries and suppliers will promote the steel industry and recruit for internships and full-time jobs. Free food will be provided throughout the event, including a barbecue lunch.

‘Research on Tap’ goes to Public House

All you need is a thirst for knowledge to attend the “Research on Tap” series on the second Wednesday of every month at Public House Brewing Company in Rolla. The next meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Public House Brewing Company in Rolla. Dr. David Westenberg, associate professor of biological sciences, and Frank Marshall, a graduate student in chemistry, will talk about their research.

View Venus on Feb. 12

The Missouri S&T Observatory will open its doors at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, to view Venus. Nearly half of the planet will be illuminated, appearing as a crescent in the night sky. The observatory is located at 1550 N. Bishop Ave., next to S&T’s Stonehenge replica, north of McNutt Hall and west of St. Patrick’s Lane. The sky must be clear for observing.

Testing center announces policies

Students and faculty requiring alternate test times, make-up exams or other testing arrangements are asked to notify the Testing Center at least seven business days before the test date. The Testing Center does not accept same-day testing requests. Students must make arrangements with both faculty and the Testing Center. Faculty members are reminded to submit a Faculty Test Request Form when students request alternative testing arrangements, including make-up exams.

RE-CAST newsletter available online

The Winter 2017 newsletter for the Research on Concrete Applications for Sustainable Transportation (RE-CAST) University Transportation Center is available online. RE-CAST is a Tier-1 university transportation center led by Missouri S&T in partnership with Rutgers University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Miami and Southern University-Baton Rouge. Visit the RE-CAST website for more information and to stay up-to-date with research and outreach activities.