Archives for February 9, 2017

Training could help you survive if active shooter strikes

It’s scary to think about — an active shooter on S&T’s campus. Do you know how you would react? Led by Chief Doug Roberts, the University Police, in conjunction with the Missouri S&T marketing and communications department, created an instructional safety video to teach our community how to survive in the event of an attack by armed individuals. Watch the video or request a free course on active shooter response training taught by University Police at police.mst.edu/runhidefight/.

Changes coming to retiree insurance — learn what this means for you

On Jan. 1, 2018, employees’ eligibility for the University of Missouri System’s retiree health insurance plans will change. Eligibility will differ based on whether you fall into category A, B, C or D. Some employees may make the choice to retire in 2017 before the changes are made. What should you do? Now is the time to learn more about your personal situation and make an informed choice. Attend a seminar on your campus, schedule a one-on-one counseling session, and use online resources to make your decision. Pre-retirement seminars will be held at Missouri S&T:

Farewell reception planned for Patti Peterson Feb. 10

Patti Peterson, student support specialist, has accepted a position in the athletic department at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her final day at Missouri S&T is Friday, Feb. 10. Drop by a going-away reception to wish her well noon-1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in the Hall of Fame Room at Gale Bullman Building. Peterson joined Missouri S&T in 1999 and has served the athletics and recreation department since 2002.

Retirement reception for Claude Hawkins planned Feb. 16

Join the facilities operations staff in honoring Claude Hawkins, groundskeeper, at a retirement reception 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the conference room at the Custodial and Landscape Services Building. The building is located at 101 W. 12th St.. For more information, please call 341-4247.

Sign up to decorate your door for St. Pat’s

Lambda Sigma Pi and the St. Pat’s Board will host the ninth annual St. Pat’s Door Decorating Contest for faculty and staff. There is no entry fee and doors will be judged Friday, March 10. Participants must register by 1 p.m. Monday, March 6, via online registration or by submitting a paper form to Jacee Wood, Lambda Sigma Pi representative, or Alex Lore, St. Pat’s representative. Winners will be announced Wednesday, March 15, during court arrival. The contest features two categories: single-occupant office and multiple-occupant office. Requirements for a single-occupant office include:

Learn about assessing teams in Feb. 24 workshop

Instructors are invited to the workshop “Team Alchemy: How to Assess Teams” with guest presenter Dr. Holly Stretz noon-1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Room 208 Norwood Hall. Stretz is an associate professor of chemical engineering at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville. She will discuss Team Alchemy, a professional organization for industry team assessment and development, and why Tennessee Tech chose this system for their academic and student teams.

Video competition focuses on active learning

Do you incorporate active learning techniques into your classroom? If so, submit a video up to 2 minutes long that showcases active learning techniques. Prizes will be awarded for the top three videos. The top three videos will be showcased at the Teaching and Learning Technology Conference, to be held March 16-17 on campus. The contest is open to all instructors. The deadline for video submissions is Wednesday, March 1. Submit your video.

RESPOND program set for March 16

Counseling, disability support and student wellness (CDSW) will offer an encore presentation of RESPOND 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in St. Pat’s A Ballroom of the Havener Center. The program, licensed by the University of Missouri System, is designed to train students, faculty and staff on how to recognize and provide initial assistance to people with mental health concerns. The RESPOND program was developed by Dr. Christy Hutton, assistant director for outreach and prevention in counseling services at the University of Missouri-Columbia, with the support of the UM System Board of Curators. It has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from our S&T community.

Etiquette dinner planned March 8

Career opportunities and employer relations (COER) will host a five-course dinner 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in St. Pat’s Ballroom of the Havener Center. The etiquette dinner is designed to teach students about proper dining etiquette and prepare them for dining with potential employers. The cost for students is $15 to cover partial costs of the meal, with COER paying half the meal costs. Please encourage interested students to RSVP online by Wednesday, March 1.

Semester’s final Joe Friday sale coming up

Save 25 percent on S&T clothing, gifts and gear 8 a.m.-6p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at the S&T Store and from midnight to midnight online. This will be the bookstore’s final “Joe Friday” sale during the Spring semester.