Drink in some history at next Research on Tap

Dr. Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of history, will be the featured speaker at the next Research on Tap lecture at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at the Public House Brewing Co. Gragg will speak about Missouri S&T history in conjunction with the university’s upcoming sesquicentennial, or 150-year anniversary, in 2020.

Celebrate St. Pat’s with the Miner Alumni Association

The Miner Alumni Association invites all faculty and staff to celebrate the 109th Best Ever St. Pat’s Celebration Saturday, March 18, at Hasselmann Alumni House. The schedule includes:

  • Pre-parade breakfast, 9-10:30 a.m.

No registration required is required. The first-come, first-served breakfast is free and open to the community.

  • Pat’s Parade, 11 a.m.
  • Post-parade pig roast, noon-2 p.m.

Registration is required and limited tickets are available. Tickets cost $20 per adult, $10 per child ages 6-12 and are free for children ages up to age 5.

Learn more about immigration-related executive orders

The campus community is invited to hear Miha Britt, attorney at Britt Immigration Law LLC, discuss the recent executive order related to immigration during “Building Bridges – Dialogue to Strengthen Community” at 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Room B-10 Bertelsmeyer Hall. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask Britt questions about current policies and their legal implications related to higher education and international student visas. The event is sponsored by Missouri S&T’s international and cultural affairs office.

Share your thoughts on work-life proposal by March 1

Trying to strike a healthy work-life balance? The Human Resources, Equity and Inclusion (HREI) division is seeking input on a proposal about programs and policies to present faculty and staff with a set of options that can be customized to individual situations. Please examine this draft proposal, Work-Life Design Portfolio of Programs and Policies, and provide your comments and suggestions to Anitra Rivera, director of special projects for HREI, by Wednesday, March 1.

Have you weighed in on the strategic plan?

If you missed the open forums about the strategic plan earlier this month, there is still time for you to review and provide feedback on recommendations for Missouri S&T’s strategic plan. Please review and provide your feedback at http://progress.mst.edu/strategicplanrecommendations by Wednesday, March 1.

Learn about innovation outcomes on campus

The Office of Strategy, Planning and Assessment has released an outcomes booklet highlighting student, faculty and staff innovation proposals. These proposals were presented at the campus Miner Tank event in fiscal year 2016. Proposals included student design team projects, cancer research and more. Proposal funding was secured from the campus Innovation team. View the booklet.

Concrete conference coming in May

Missouri S&T will host the annual Missouri Concrete Conference May 2-3 in the Havener Center. Conference registration is $150 per person. For more details, visit concrete.mst.edu. For registration and sponsor information, contact the office of distance and continuing education at 341-6576. For technical information, contact Dr. David Richardson, associate professor emeritus of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, at 341-4487 or richardd@mst.edu.

Learn about Canvas analytics on Feb. 27

Amy Skyles, instructional designer in educational technology, will present “Enhanced Instruction and Advising Using Canvas Analytics,” noon-1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in the Meramec-Gasconade Room of the Havener Center. The event is part of the ongoing advising conference series sponsored by the undergraduate advising office. To RSVP, contact Beth Welter, event assistant, at 341-4424. Learn about upcoming classes.

Miner swimming lessons help kids make a splash

Children ages 4 and older can take swimming lessons from the Miner Swim Team April 3-13 at the S&T pool in the Gale Bullman Building. Signups for the lessons will be held 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the Missouri S&T Pool and will be limited to the first 90 applicants. Session preference is on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of the lessons is $85 per swimmer.

Financial wisdom workshop offered March 7

Total Rewards will host a workshop by TIAA, “Tomorrow in Focus: Saving for your Ideal Retirement,” noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in Room 201A of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library. The workshop is free and will be broadcast through telepresence to all four University of Missouri campuses. To reserve your seat, call 800-732-8353 or register online.