Archives for May 4, 2017

Take a break during Finals Week, join global learning’s service project

The global learning staff will host an opportunity for you to join a departmental service project 3-5 p.m. Monday, May 8, in the lobby of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library. Stop by to learn about making “plarn” (plastic yarn) from recycled plastic shopping bags, and turning them into sleeping mats for the homeless. This is a drop-in event; there are no fees and all supplies will be provided.

Prakash lecture to focus on geotech impact of high energy construction

Missouri S&T faculty, staff and students are invited to the inaugural lecture in the Shamsher and Sally Prakash Distinguished Lecture Series in Geotechnical Engineering. Dr. Richard D. Woods, professor emeritus at the University of Michigan and National Academy of Engineering member, will present “Geotechnical Impact of High Energy Construction Operations on Nearby Infrastructure” at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, May 18, in Room 125 Butler-Carlton Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public, but will also serve as the keynote address for the 2017 GeoMO Conference. Those interested in registering for the full day’s activities may visit

Blood drive features May the Fourth theme

The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is holding a blood drive 11 a.m.-5 p.m on Star Wars Day (today, May 4) and Friday, May 5, in St. Pat’s C and the Missouri-Ozarks Room of the Havener Center. The theme is “Give Blood: May the Fourth be With You.” All participants will receive a free T-shirt. All blood types are needed. Blood types O-negative and A-positive are in extremely short supply.  The event is sponsored by Student Council.

Retirement reception planned for Dr. Ilene Morgan

The department of mathematics and statistics invites the campus community and friends to a retirement reception for Dr. Ilene Morgan, associate professor of mathematics and statistics, at 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, in the John O. Farmer Alumni Lounge of Hasselmann House. Please stop by and wish her well.

CASB Appreciation Day coming up

The College of Arts, Sciences, and Business’ Undergraduate Student Leadership Council will host CASB Appreciation Day 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, May 5, in the lobby of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library. Faculty, staff and students of the college are invited to mingle with their colleagues and enjoy desserts.

Sign your child up for swimming lessons

Children ages 4 and older can take swimming lessons from the Miner Swim Team June 5-15 or June 19-29 at the S&T pool in the Gale Bullman Building. Signup sheets are available online. The cost of the lessons is $85 per swimmer. Eight 30-minute sessions will run from 4-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday of those two weeks. Session preference is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please contact Doug Grooms, head swimming coach, at

Volunteer to help recent flood victims

The Missouri S&T community is invited to volunteer at a clean-up day Saturday, May 6, to help recent flood victims. Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at the Dairy Hut in Eminence, Missouri. Please wear good boots and gloves that you do not mind getting muddy, and bring tools such as chainsaws, shovels, wheelbarrows and buckets. For more information, please contact Kim Woodson at 573-263-3795.

Box office announces summer hours

Beginning Monday, May 15, the Leach Theatre Box Office will begin its summer office hours. The summer box office hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Regular box office hours will resume Monday, Aug. 21.