Archives for March 2017

Complete your self-appraisal by March 31

The self-appraisal window in myPerformance is open for Missouri S&T full-time benefit-eligible employees and will close Friday, March 31. While the self-appraisal is optional, it is recommended and some supervisors require one. Following the self-appraisal period, managers will complete their phase of the appraisal process. Access myPerformance guides, tutorials, seminars and more at

Reminder: Dependent verification due March 31

The University of Missouri System is conducting a dependent eligibility verification. You must verify any dependents on your insurance plan by Friday, March 31. Visit the UM System website to access a web portal to submit your information or get more details.

Green card scam targets international students, staff

Missouri S&T’s University Police have received reports of a scam targeting international students and staff in our campus community. The scam involves an email or letter on official-looking letterhead that appears to come the U.S. Department of State and mentions a green card from the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. View an example. The letter provides instructions to complete U.S. State Department documentation and send various amounts of money for an “immigrant visa” fee and an “affidavit of support” fee to the U.S. Embassy or the National Visa Center. The letter also instructs the recipient to contact the U.S. Immigration Foreign Post in Bangkok, Thailand. The sender will typically put a date on the letter that is soon, prompting immediate action from the victim.

Undergrad conference set for April 11

Dr. Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of history and political science, will present the keynote speech noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, during Missouri S&T’s Undergraduate Research Conference in the Havener Center. If you would like to attend the luncheon, RSVP to Dedie Wilson by Tuesday, April 4.

Library catalog temporarily unavailable

The MERLIN library catalog is unavailable today (Thursday, March 30) for server migration. For more information, please contact the Curtis Laws Wilson Library at 341-4008 or

Register for workshop on retirement income

Join Fidelity for a free educational workshop noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in St. Pat’s A of the Havener Center. Participants will learn strategies and tips to help manage their financial future. The workshop, “Turn Your Savings into Retirement Income” is designed for people planning to retire within the next few years. Participants are encouraged to bring their smartphones, tablets or laptops to participate in interactive demonstrations. Space is limited and registration is required.

Find your way with financial roadmap

Spend 45 minutes with Craig Fischer, a Fidelity investment expert, to learn how to create your financial roadmap. The one-on-one consultations will be held on campus. Register at or call Fidelity at 800-642-7131 to schedule an appointment. View your current portfolio at

Memorial service planned for Dr. Oran Allan Pringle

Dr. Oran Allan Pringle, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of physics, died early Friday, March 24, after a short battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in the Carver-Turner Room of the Havener Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the S&T physics department or to cancer research.

Request software for computer learning centers

It is time to request the software you would like to use in campus computer learning centers (CLCs) for the Fall 2017 semester. To access the application, visit the EdTech CLC website and click the “submit request” button. Requests are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 21. Please submit software requests for all of your classes — even if you have more than one class that accesses the requested software. This process helps the staff ensure enough licenses for software requests.

Get-together planned for non-tenure-track faculty

All non-tenure-track faculty members are invited to a get-together 4-5 p.m. Monday, April 10, in the John O. Farmer Lounge of Hasselmann Alumni House. This is an informal gathering to meet, network and visit with colleagues as well as representatives from the provost’s office and the dean’s offices of both colleges. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Diane Hagni, office support associate for undergraduate studies, at by Wednesday, April 5.