Archives for March 16, 2017

Observatory to host visitors’ night March 21

The Missouri S&T Observatory will open its doors at 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, for viewing the Beehive Cluster, one of the brightest and nearest open star clusters in the sky. It is in the constellation Cancer, observed as early as the first century by Claudius Ptolemy.

Sign your child up on March 21 for swimming lessons

Children ages 4 and older can take swimming lessons from the Miner Swim Team April 3-13 at the S&T Pool in the Gale Bullman Building. Signups for the lessons will be held 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the Missouri S&T Pool and will be limited to the first 90 applicants. Session preference is on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of the lessons is $85 per swimmer.

Wish Watsons well at farewell reception March 21

The campus community is invited to honor Jennifer Watson and Brett Watson at a farewell reception 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in the Carver-Turner Room of the Havener Center. Jennifer has served as an office support assistant at the Havener Center and Brett has served as assistant director for student support services. If you would like to share fond memories of the Watsons, please contact John Gallagher, director of student support services, or Erika Garcille, manager of Havener Center operations.

Save the date for Dr. Larry Gragg’s retirement reception

Join the department of history and political science for a Vegas-style celebration of Larry Gragg’s 40 years on campus and upcoming retirement 2-4 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in St. Pat’s C. They wager that you will want to stop by to wish Larry well and enjoy some light refreshments. The odds are that a brief presentation will begin at 2:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Robin Collier, business support specialist.

Keep your computer on for updates this weekend

Windows critical updates will occur 2-6 a.m. Saturday, March 18. Please leave your computer powered on during the weekend and connected to the S&T network. Save your files and close applications because your computer will reboot during the update. For questions, please contact the IT Help Desk at 341-4357 (HELP), visit the help desk on the first floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library, or submit an online ticket.

Last call for grad program award nominations

The Graduate Faculty Council will award its third annual awards for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate Studies and Graduate Staff Excellence Award at a banquet Friday, April 28. Nominations for the awards are due Friday, March 17, to Stacey Fuller. Please limit nomination justifications to one page. More information may be requested in case of ties. Descriptions of the awards are as follows:

Grad fair at S&T Store kicks off March 22

The S&T Store will hold a grad fair from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, and Thursday, March 23. Save 10 percent on caps and gowns, tassels and diploma frames. Meet with a Balfour ring and announcement representative. Visit with staff members from the registrar’s office and career opportunities and employer relations (COER). Enter to win a cap and gown set, diploma frame and other prizes.

Celebrate St. Pat’s with the Miner Alumni Association

The Miner Alumni Association invites all faculty and staff to celebrate the 109th Best Ever St. Pat’s Celebration Saturday, March 18, at Hasselmann Alumni House. The schedule includes:

  • Pre-parade breakfast, 9-10:30 a.m.

No registration required is required. The first-come, first-served breakfast is free and open to the community.

  • Pat’s Parade, 11 a.m.
  • Post-parade pig roast, noon-2 p.m.

Registration is required and limited tickets are available. Tickets cost $20 per adult, $10 per child ages 6-12 and are free for children ages up to age 5.

Fill up on green pancakes for alternative break fundraiser

Grab some green pancakes and hang out with the St. Pat’s Court 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at the Delta Sigma Phi House. Fraternity members will serve all-you-can-eat green pancakes and Tang. All proceeds will go to the Miner Challenge Alternative Break Program. Tickets cost $7 at the door for adults and $4 for children up to age 12. The Delta Sigma Phi House is located at the corner of 8th and Rolla streets. Look for the green balloons and use the Rolla Street entrance.