Archives for May 11, 2017

eConnection to move to summer schedule May 24

The employee eConnection will move to its summer schedule starting Wednesday, May 24, through the start of the fall semester. During this period, the eConnection will be sent once a week, on Wednesdays. Continue to submit entries to the eConnection and remember to add your event notices to the campus calendar.

Commencement coming up

Nearly 1,200 Missouri S&T students will be awarded degrees during two commencement ceremonies at the Gale Bullman Building on Saturday, May 13. If you are attending a ceremony, make sure you have the latest event details, available at Plans have changed from previous years and each ceremony will now include all students from a given department in the same ceremony. Watch both ceremonies via a livestream broadcast at

‘We Love Your Class Award’ goes to Runnion

Freshmen engineering students recently cast their votes for their favorite teacher. Paul Runnion, assistant teaching professor of mathematics and statistics, received the Freshman Engineering Program’s “We Love Your Class” award for the 2016-17 academic year. Other nominees, listed in alphabetical order, include:

  • Diana Ahmad, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of history and political science
  • Randall Arthur, lecturer in English and technical communication
  • Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of history and political science
  • John Ketcherside, lecturer in history and political science
  • Kimberly Kinder, assistant teaching professor of mathematics and statistics
  • Scott Miller, teaching professor of materials science and engineering
  • Ozkan Ozturk, lecturer in mathematics and statistics
  • Dan Waddill, professor of physics
  • Jeffrey Winiarz, associate professor of chemistry

FedEx box to be relocated

The FedEx Express drop-off box that is currently located on the north side of Parker Hall will be moved today, Thursday, May 11, to the west of its current location, putting it closer to Parker Hall’s north entrance doors. The box will be moved due to a foundation stabilization and fiscal services renovation project at the building.

Calendar for fiscal year closing schedule available online

The university’s fiscal year ends Friday, June 30, and the 2017 closing calendar is now available on the University of Missouri System Controller’s website. The calendar provides important Fiscal Year 2017 deadlines and processing information for accounting and procurement activities, including journal entries, payment requests, travel and expense activity, ARBI invoicing, CRR and ARR deposits, Show-Me Shop, purchase order requisitions, and One Card activity. For more information, please contact fiscal services at 341-4189.

Dining services announces summer hours

Missouri S&T’s dining services locations will observe the following hours of operation through Saturday, July 29:

  • Einstein Bros. Bagels will be open 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, May 15.
  • Au Bon Pain, will be open 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, May 15.
  • Thomas Jefferson Dining Hall, beginning Monday, June 5, will be open for the following meals:
    • Breakfast: 7-8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday
    • Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday
    • Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday
    • Brunch: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • Miner Break Café, which includes Starbucks and Wicked Spoon, will be open 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, June 5.
  • Avenue C will remain open 24/7.

Shower rooms at Gale Bullman to close for renovation

The showers and restroom facilities in G18 and G28 of the Gale Bullman Building will be closed Monday, May 15, through Tuesday, Aug. 1. During this time, the men’s and women’s shower rooms will be renovated. For more information, please contact Rick Johns, construction manager for design and construction, at or 201-9898.

Week recognizes police

National Police Week will be observed Sunday, May 14, through Saturday, May 20. National Peace Officers Memorial Day will be observed Monday, May 15. The City of Rolla will hold a ceremony, “Thin Blue Line Dedication Event,” at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 15, at 11th and Pine Streets to recognize local law enforcement officers. The week is designed to recognize the service that law enforcement officers provide to communities and to recognize the sacrifice of law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

Sign up for building blocks workshop by May 12

Instructors are invited to the hands-on workshop, “Building Blocks: Structuring Your Course for Success” 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, May 18, in Room 203 of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library. The training is required for all eFellows at the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business.