Archives for May 1, 2017

Maples named interim chancellor-designate

Dr. Christopher Maples, president emeritus of the Oregon Institute of Technology, has been named interim chancellor of Missouri S&T. University of Missouri System President Mun Choi announced the appointment Friday, April 28, during the UM System Board of Curators meeting on S&T’s campus.

Curators approve campus master plan update

Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader presented an update of Missouri S&T’s Campus Master Plan to the University of Missouri System Board of Curators during the board’s meeting at S&T on April 27. Highlights of the plan include:

  • improved athletics facilities
  • a new clearly defined “arrival district” off of U.S. Highway 63
  • student housing
  • academic districts
  • continued growth of corporate partnerships with further development of Innovation Park

Open forum planned today for CEC dean candidate

The campus community is invited to an open forum with Dr. Richard Wlezien 3-4 p.m. today (Monday, May 1), in Room 204 McNutt Hall. The candidate will participate in a question-and-answer session with CEC faculty at 5 p.m. in Room 315 Butler-Carlton Hall. After the forum, please share your feedback at Wlezien is chair of aerospace engineering at Iowa State University in Ames and director of the Iowa Space Grant Consortium. View his bio and curriculum vitae.

Road closures cause traffic increase in Rolla

Because of road closures due to flooding, traffic has been rerouted and is heavier than usual through Rolla. Check the Missouri Department of Transportation travel website,, for updates on road closures and conditions. University Police reminds the campus community to avoid low-water crossings during periods of flooding. Just a few inches of water can be enough to carry a vehicle off the road. Turn around, don’t drown.

Celebrate Staff Appreciation Day at the chocolate factory

In honor of employees and their contributions to the university, Missouri S&T’s Staff Council will host Staff Appreciation Day Wednesday, May 17. The theme is “Joe Miner and the Chocolate Factory.” Events will include employee teamwork games, paint ’n sip, Bingo and door prizes. You’ve won the golden ticket to the celebration, kicking off with an opening ceremony at 9 a.m. at the Havener Center. Staff awards will be presented at the ceremony. Lunch will be provided 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The food auction will start at 2 p.m. Get more detail on Staff Council’s website or Facebook page.

Retirement reception planned for Dr. Dee Haemmerlie Montgomery

The campus community is invited to a retirement reception for Dr. Dee Haemmerlie Montgomery, Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor of psychological science, 4-6 p.m. Thursday, May 4, in St. Pat’s B of the Havener Center. Haemmerlie Montgomery has served the university for 39 years.

Philanthropy Fair rescheduled for May 2

S&T’s Philanthropy Fair, originally scheduled for Friday, April 28, was cancelled due to rain. The fair is rescheduled for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, outdoors between Curtis Laws Wilson Library and the Puck.

Attend presentations by Smart Living faculty candidates

Upcoming presentations by Smart Living faculty candidates will be held at the following dates and times:

  • Alexander Maki will present “The Spread of Behavior: Helping More People Do More for the Planet” at 11 a.m. Monday, May 1, in Room 140 Toomey Hall. Maki is a postdoctoral researcher at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
  • Yongchao Yang will present “Full-field Imaging and Modeling of Structural Dynamics” at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, in Room 121 Butler Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. Yang is a postdoctoral fellow in the Engineering Institute at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.
  • Arif Mohaimin Sadri will present “Social Network Influence on Ridesharing, Community Interactions and Disaster Communications” at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, in Room 121 Butler Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. Sadri is an adjunct faculty member at Valparaiso University in Indiana.

Flip a table to de-stress, support band organizations

Need to blow off some steam? Come flip a table and support Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma, the honorary band service fraternities and sororities at S&T, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. during “Dead Week,” Monday, May 1, through Friday, May 5, at the Puck. The cost is $1 per table, $5 for six tables and $10 for 15 tables. This popular event is not limited to students; faculty and staff are welcome.

Observatory double-header rescheduled for May 19

Due to inclement weather, the Missouri S&T Observatory cancelled its recent viewing planned on April 27 and will reschedule it for Friday, May 19. Doors will open at 10 p.m. for viewing Messier 13, and again at midnight on May 19 for viewing the Ring Nebula.