Archives for February 13, 2017

Celebration of Life planned for Renetra Osun

Students, faculty and staff are invited to share their memories of Renetra Osun at a “Celebration of Life” ceremony 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Student Diversity, Outreach and Women’s Programs Center. Renetra Osun, 23, a senior in multidisciplinary studies from St. Louis, was killed in a traffic accident on Saturday, Feb. 11.

Commencement ceremonies to include department, time changes

Beginning this semester, spring commencement ceremonies will include all bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. students from a department within the same ceremony. The morning ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. as it has in recent years. The afternoon ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. instead of 4 p.m. as in previous years. Please see the list below to find the ceremony for your academic program. The schedule is now as follows and is posted on the registrar’s website,

Social security workshop not endorsed by human resources

Missouri S&T’s human resources and UM System Total Rewards offices learned about a social security workshop that will be held Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Technology Development Center. This workshop is not affiliated or in any way connected to S&T human resources or UM System Total Rewards. The responsibility of content for this presentation is solely promoted and marketed by Investment and Retirement Advisory (360 IRA).

Missouri S&T, East Central College to offer concurrent enrollment program

Beginning this fall, a student taking courses for an associate’s degree at East Central College could also take classes for his or her bachelor’s degree at Missouri S&T during the same semester as part of the two colleges’ concurrent enrollment program. Approved by the Department of Higher Education’s Coordinating Board for Higher Education earlier this month, the concurrent enrollment program is designed to help students earn a degree in less time while spending less on college.

Open forum on CEC dean coming up

Open forums on the search for the next vice provost and dean of the College of Engineering and Computing will be held Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Meramec Room of the Havener Center. The forum for faculty and staff is scheduled 3:30-4:30 p.m. and a forum for students is scheduled 5-6 p.m.

Applications being accepted for undergrad research program

The office of undergraduate studies is now taking applications for the 2017-18 Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences (OURE) program. Applications are due by Wednesday, March 1, in Room 105 Norwood Hall. For more information, please visit the undergraduate studies website.

Nominations sought for Joe Mooney Distinguished Student Awards

The Joe Mooney Distinguished Student Award recognizes leadership and service by S&T students who are in their sophomore or junior years. One award is given to an outstanding member of a recognized student organization; another is given to an outstanding officer of a recognized student organization. Selected students will each receive $1,000 each. Nominations are due by Thursday, April 6, To nominate a student, please visit the Miner Alumni Association website.

Nominate students, faculty for leadership awards

Missouri S&T student and faculty leaders will be recognized at the Student Leaders’ Award Banquet Wednesday, April 12. Seven Student Council awards and one student affairs award will be presented. Nominations are due by Saturday, March 25, via OrgSync:

Registration open for undergrad research conference

The 13th annual Missouri S&T Undergraduate Research Conference will be held Tuesday, April 11, at the Havener Center. It will provide students an opportunity to showcase their research efforts to the campus community and to the public. Please encourage students to register by Tuesday, March 7. Registration materials are online.

Stressed? Overwhelmed? Visit The StressLess Room

Counseling, disability support, and student wellness (CDSW) now offers the campus community an effective way to combat stress. The office offers free 30-minute sessions for all staff, faculty or students that includes a massage chair, biofeedback program to increase your ability to calm your emotional state, a light box to lessen depressive symptoms related to […]