Archives for May 18, 2017

Two faculty named department chairs

Two professors of engineering management and systems engineering at Missouri S&T have been named department chairs and will begin their new roles July 1. Dr. Suzanna Long will become chair of engineering management and systems engineering. Dr. Susan Murray will become chair of psychological science. Both have served as interim chairs of their respective departments since 2015.

Ted Ruth named assistant vice chancellor for facilities services

Walt Branson, vice chancellor for finance and administration, has named Ted Ruth assistant vice chancellor for facilities services, effective May 1. In this role, Ruth will oversee the departments of facilities operations, design and construction management and environmental health and safety. Ruth formerly served as director of design and construction management.

Nine honored at S&T Staff Excellence Awards ceremony

Nine full-time employees at Missouri University of Science and Technology were honored Wednesday, May 17, for their contributions to the campus during Missouri S&T Staff Recognition Day ceremonies on campus.

Did you win a Staff Day door prize? Pick it up today

The names of all employees were entered into a drawing for door prizes during Staff Recognition Day on May 17. The names of winners are posted on the Missouri S&T Staff Council Facebook page. To pick up your prize, drop by the Silver and Gold Room of the Havener Center by 3:30 p.m. today (Thursday, May 18). If you did not win a prize, you can pick up a 99-cent drink coupon for Sonic at the Silver and Gold Room.

Registrar’s office to temporarily relocate next week

Due to construction in Parker Hall, the registrar’s office staff will temporarily relocate to office space in 105 Centennial Hall. They will be located in Centennial Hall from Monday, May 22, through Friday, May 26. Phone numbers will remain the same during this time.

Accent modification program available to faculty

The Fall 2017 Accent Modification Program (AMP) is open to ranked tenure and tenure-track faculty in teaching positions. The classes are designed to advance cultural diversity and understanding by improving overall communication between students and faculty, increasing active participation in campus dialogue, and by promoting confident communication. The free classes are conducted on an individual basis for 14 weeks and scheduled at the convenience of the participant. All materials are provided. For more information or to enroll, please contact Vicki Hopgood, speech and language pathologist, at

Get your ‘Total Eclipse’ T-shirt for first day of school

The S&T Store is selling “Total Eclipse” T-shirts to commemorate a complete solar eclipse of the sun on the first day of S&T classes, Monday, Aug. 21. With an expected duration of 90 minutes, Rolla will be in the area where the eclipse will last the longest along its entire path.

Sign up your kids for football camp

Missouri S&T will hold a youth football camp for students 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, through Friday, June 16. The camp is for students in grades 3-8. For more details, please visit and click on the “football camps” link on the menu.

Help your child make a splash with summer swim lessons

Openings remain for Miner summer swimming lessons. Classes will run June 5-15 and June 19-29 at the S&T pool in the Gale Bullman Building. Signup sheets are available online. For more information, contact Doug Grooms, head swimming coach, at