Archives for April 13, 2017

Wish Gragg well at reception today

Join the history and political science department for a Vegas-style celebration of Dr. 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 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.

Order your Staff Day T-shirt by April 25

Have you seen this year’s Staff Day T-shirt design? The theme is “Joe Miner and the Chocolate Factory” and the shirt is available in nine colors. Check it out on the Staff Council webpage, Shirts cost $10 each for sizes XS-XL and $12 each for sizes 2XL-5XL. See your building coordinator for an order form or download a form on the Staff Council page. Mark your calendar for S&T’s Staff Day on May 17.

McCaskill to hold town hall at S&T

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is holding a series of town halls this week across Missouri, including one at Missouri S&T. The town hall on campus will begin at noon Friday, April 14, in the St. Pat’s Ballroom of the Havener Center.

Lunch and learn for students to focus on working with policy, government

Students are invited to learn the many paths to meaningful work and policy development during a brown bag lunch presentation titled “Pathways to work in Policy Development and Government Relations” at noon Tuesday, April 18, in the Black Box Theatre of Castleman Hall. Students may bring their lunch. Dessert and drinks will be provided. Speakers will include:

  • Zora Mulligan, Missouri Commissioner of Higher Education
  • Sarah Spreitzer, director of federal government relations for the University of Missouri System
  • John Mollenkamp, assistant vice chancellor for business services at Missouri S&T and former director of the Missouri Department of Revenue

Sign up for ‘paint and sip’ on Staff Day

Enjoy hot chocolate while creating artwork during a “Paint and Sip” event on Staff Day, Wednesday, May 17. Due to the popularity of last year’s event, sign-ups are available online for sessions at 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m. Residential life staff members Joni Burch, associate director of student support services, and Sarah Perry, manager of student support services, will lead the class. Participants will create a Missouri-themed picture.

Sarchet seminar to focus on purposeful leadership

Dr. Janis Terpenny will present “Essential Elements for Thoughtful, Purposeful Leadership” 3-4 p.m. Monday, April 17, in Room 207 of the Computer Science Building as part of the Bernard Sarchet Graduate Seminar Series. A reception will follow on the second floor atrium of the Engineering Management Building. Terpenny is the Peter andAngela Dal Pezzo Chair and department head of the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State University in University Park. The Sarchet Seminar Series at Missouri S&T is sponsored by engineering management and systems engineering.

May the forest be with you on April 20

Celebrate Earth Day 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, April 20, on the lawn of the Havener Center. The theme of the evetn is “may the forest be with you.” Celebrate Earth Day with S&T’s Center for Sustainability, area businesses, campus groups and more than 900 children from Rolla and Rolla-area schools.

Camping-themed retirement reception planned for Beth Lane

Join the State Historical Society of Missouri in recognizing Beth Lane as she concludes 25 years of service to the society. The camping-themed retirement reception with light refreshments will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, April 28, in Room 204 of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library. RSVP to Melissa Wilkinson at by Friday, April 21.

Cultivate financial wellness with help of university resources

The University of Missouri System offers financial resources for faculty and staff at Visit the page for educational information, tools and events designed to help you become and stay financially well. Some resources can earn participants points toward the 2017 wellness incentive. The next workshop on campus, “Budgeting for Wealth,” will be offered via telepresence noon-1 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Room 201A of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library. The event is free but registration is required.

Order faculty regalia by April 28

Faculty members can rent regalia for commencement through the S&T Store. Please place your order by Friday, April 28, at the store, by calling 341-7522 or email at Submit email orders to Linda Watson, retail associate, with the following information: last name, first name, phone number, height in feet and inches, weight in pounds, and school information (name and location). Payment is due at time of pickup. Orders submitted after the April 28 deadline will be subject to a late fee and an expedited shipping fee.