Archives for April 6, 2017

Budget forum planned Friday

The campus community is invited to an open budget forum at 3 p.m. Friday, April 7, in Room 125 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. Please join the conversation regarding University of Missouri System President Mun Y. Choi’s recent budget messages and how our work on budget scenarios at Missouri S&T fits with the president’s request.

Potential interim chancellor visiting campus April 13

University of Missouri System President Mun Y. Choi and Dr. Christopher Maples, retired president of Oregon Institute of Technology, are on Missouri S&T’s campus Thursday, April 13. Choi is introducing Maples to campus leaders, including Faculty Senate officers, deans, the Chancellor’s Cabinet members and Staff Council representatives. Maples is being considered for Missouri S&T’s interim chancellor position. View Maples’ curriculum vitae at

Today is final day to nominate students for Mooney award

Nominations of students for the Joe Mooney Distinguished Student Award are due today, April 6, via the Miner Alumni Association website. The 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.

Last call for Staff Excellence Award nominations

If you know an employee who deserves recognition, make sure you nominate him or her for a 2017 Staff Excellence Award by the end of today, Thursday, April 6. The awards recognize staff members for contributing significantly to the university through a combination of job performance, relationships with their associates and dedication to Missouri S&T.

Play trivia, help Miner Challenge students make a difference

Support the Miner Challenge Alternative Break Program by playing trivia with a team of up to eight people 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Hasselmann Alumni House. Mini games and a silent auction will be held throughout the evening. Food and drinks will be sold; it is not a bring-your-own event. All proceeds go toward supporting Miner Challenge, which sends teams of students on immersive volunteer trips during university breaks. Pre-register online at for $100 per team or register at the door for $120 per team. For more information, please contact Jessica Haywood, student service coordinator, at

Miners give back — check out Philanthropy Month schedule

Philanthropy Month is a time of year the Missouri S&T community celebrates the support of alumni, students, friends and family. We take this month to show our current students and community members the impact of donor support all over campus. Get the schedule:

Dine, donate at Buffalo Wild Wings April 12

Support philanthropy on the Missouri S&T campus at Buffalo Wild Wings 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 12. A portion of food and beverage sales during this time will support Spirit of Change — Random Acts of Kindness. The student-run fund by Blue Key Honor Society that goes back to current students.

Tier 1 of the wellness incentive ends April 30

If you’re an active, benefit-eligible faculty or staff member who is the primary subscriber on a University of Missouri-sponsored medical plan, complete Tier 1 of the 2017 Wellness Incentive by Sunday, April 30, to earn $50 in your final May paycheck. There are only two steps for you to complete in Tier 1:

  1. Complete your personal health assessment in the Wellness Portal. This online questionnaire is designed to help you identify potential health risks.
  1. Watch the Healthy for Life video in myLearn. You’ll learn about wellness offerings so you can find an approach to wellness that’s meaningful to you.

Faculty workshop planned on promotion, tenure

Faculty who are going up for promotion and tenure in Fall 2017 are invited to a hands-on workshop 3-5 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in Room 204 of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library. Dr. Melanie Mormile, professor of biological sciences and associate provost for faculty affairs, and Dr. Daniel Forciniti, professor of chemical and biochemical engineering and faculty fellow in the provost’s office, will share information. The workshop is sponsored by the provost’s office. Space is limited; RSVP to Diane Hagni, program support specialist, at

UM System president seeks input on budget

University of Missouri System President Mun Y. Choi and Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader emailed messages to Missouri S&T faculty, staff and students on April 3 regarding statewide budget challenges. In their messages, President Choi and Chancellor Schrader encourage you to share your ideas to strengthen Missouri S&T at Updates from the UM System will be posted online at