Archives for April 10, 2017

Learn about the sense of belonging at diversity lecture April 11

The campus community is invited to a free lecture by internationally recognized diversity scholar Dr. Terrell Strayhorn at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. Strayhorn will discuss results of research into the sense of belonging and why colleges and universities should care in a lecture titled “Inalienable Rights: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Belonging.” After the lecture, Strayhorn will conduct informal conversations with faculty, staff, students and alumni. Read more.

Eating well workshops, recipe challenge coming up

The University of Missouri System supports your wellbeing through its Culture of Health program. One of the five principles of the culture is eating well. In April, you can attend free workshops about healthy eating and enter a recipe contest. Workshops will include:

  • “Navigating through the Dine on Campus webpage to make healthy food choices at Missouri S&T,” presented by Chartwells, 12:30-1:30p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in the Ozark Room of the Havener Center
  • “Carbohydrates,” presented by the University of Missouri Extension, noon-1 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in the Meramec-Gasconade Room of the Havener Center
  • “Food Labels” presented by the University of Missouri Extension, 11 a.m-noon Friday, April 14, in the Missouri Room of the Havener Center

Presentation from budget forum available online

Walt Branson, vice chancellor for finance and administration, and Dr. Robert Marley, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, discussed budget planning with the campus community and answered audience questions at an open forum on April 7. The slides from their presentation can be downloaded from S&T’s finance and administration website. A timeline for short-term planning for the FY2018 budget and long-term budget planning is included in the presentation. Missouri S&T continues to be committed to preserving the academic core of the university to the fullest extent possible, preserving revenue streams and moving forward strategically.

Watch livestream video from TEDxMissouriS&T

 If you missed TEDxMissouriS&T on April 6 or would like to hear a presentation again, check out the event video at tedxmst.com/live-stream. The speakers begin approximately 16 minutes in.

Prepare for next semester with practical tools for instructors

Are you thinking about your courses for next semester? Interested in techniques that increase student engagement but also save time? Dr. Nick Libre will present a workshop titled “Preparing for Next Semester: Practical Tools to Accelerate Student Learning and Save Grading Time,” noon-1 p.m. Monday, April 24, in Room 124 of Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. RSVP to Diane Hagni, program support specialist, at hagnid@mst.edu by Friday, April 21.

CASB hosts career discussion for students

Students in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business who are seeking career prep advice are invited to a panel discussion 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in the Carver-Turner Room of the Havener Center. Dr. Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of history, will moderate the discussion. Alumni will speak about their career progression and experiences. The panelists are members of the Dean’s Leadership Council, a core group of alumni and friends dedicated to advancing and supporting the college. A complimentary lunch will be served at 11 a.m., followed by the presentation. Students can reserve their spot at https://form.jotform.us/70924521812149.

Encourage students to join scavenger hunt

Students will use their wits and campus knowledge to find items marked with golden tags on campus during a Philanthropy Month scavenger hunt Monday, April 17, to Friday, April 21. Students can sign up teams of two to five members online at https://goo.gl/877ZaL or pick up a paper form at the Hasselmann Alumni House. Prizes will be awarded daily. Get details at http://Crowdfunding.mst.edu/Philanthropy2017 and get updates at Facebook.com/PhilanthropyMonth.

Presentation for students focuses on managing a tech career

Students and faculty are invited to a presentation on managing a career in technology by Jeff Marker, senior vice president of RSM, noon-12:50 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in Room 107A Fulton Hall. He will speak about what to do after lining up a first job. RSM is an audit, tax and consulting firm. Get more details on the Enterprise Resource Planning website, erp.mst.edu/events.

Undergraduate research conference coming up

The Office of Undergraduate Studies is hosting Missouri S&T’s Undergraduate Research Conference 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in the Havener Center. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to stop by the conference, and speak with students about their research. Get more details.

Small business center offers classes on sales, Quickbooks

The Small Business and Technology Development Center at Missouri S&T is co-sponsoring two upcoming events to help individuals improve their business skills.