Announcements

Open house set for field station

Posted by on October 12, 2017

The Biological Sciences Seminar class will host an open house 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Missouri S&T Field and Research Station in Newburg, Missouri. The field station is located at 6300 County Road 7550 in Newburg. The event will feature fun activities focused on environmental education for children and research discussions and faculty talks for adults. Snacks will be provided. For more information, please contact Austin Hall, senior in biological sciences, at arh663@mst.edu.

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Retirement reception planned for Dr. Kent Wray

Posted by on October 12, 2017

The campus community is invited to a retirement reception honoring Dr. Warren K. (Kent) Wray 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in St. Pat’s C of the Havener Center. The theme will be “Around the World with Kent Wray Retirement Tour.” A short program will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m.

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Former engineering management chair Henry Sineath dies

Posted by on October 12, 2017

Dr. Henry “Dr. Si” Sineath, a retired S&T faculty member and longtime Rolla resident, died Oct. 8, in Anderson, South Carolina. He was 95. After 25 years in industry, Sineath joined Missouri S&T in 1976 as a visiting professor of engineering management. During his tenure at S&T, he established the university’s packaging program, served as its director and endowed a fund to provide continued support for the program. In 1981, Sineath became the second chair of engineering management, following founding department chair Dr. Bernard Sarchet. He retired as professor emeritus in 1986.

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Women, protect yourselves with R.A.D.

Posted by on October 12, 2017

University Police is offering rape, aggression, defense (R.A.D.) training for women. The classes are free for Missouri S&T students, employees and dependents of employees. Classes will be held 8-11 a.m. Sundays, Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4 and Nov. 11, in the Student Recreation Center in the Gale Bullman Building. Participants must attend each of the four sessions in the 12-hour course. Class size is limited to 15.

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Nominations sought for Service Learning, Experiential Learning awards

Posted by on October 12, 2017

Nominate a faculty or staff member for the Experiential Learning Award or the Service Learning Award. Faculty, staff, students and community partners may submit nominations for these awards. Nominations are due Friday, Dec. 1. Nominations must include: a signed nomination form, nominator supporting statement (limit of two pages), and up to three letters of support (limit one page each). The materials must be in one PDF submission sent to Dedie Wilson, experiential learning specialist, at byfieldr@mst.edu, by Friday, Dec. 1.

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Get help with your research proposal

Posted by on October 12, 2017

Faculty members are invited to meet with research mentors from various disciplines to get feedback on their research proposals during faculty proposal mentoring sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays this semester. Participants can sign up for a 30-minute slot starting at 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. in Room 305 McNutt Hall on Tuesdays and in Room 118 Fulton Hall on Thursdays. The deadline to sign up is the Friday of the previous week. Please bring a proposal idea and one-page statement about your work to share with mentors.

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Annual enrollment planned Oct. 16-27

Posted by on October 12, 2017

Annual Enrollment is your yearly opportunity to decide which insurance works best for you. It will open Monday, Oct. 16. All benefit-eligible employees must enroll or waive coverage by Friday, Oct. 27. If you fail to take action, you will default to the Healthy Savings Plan at the non-discounted rate, and pay taxes on your monthly premiums.

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Learn about annual enrollment at upcoming meetings

Posted by on October 12, 2017

Learn about your benefit options and changes coming in 2018 at one of the following presentations about annual enrollment:

  • 1-3 p.m. today (Thursday, Oct. 12), in St. Pat’s C of the Havener Center
  • 9-11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in St. Pat’s A of the Havener Center

You can also contact Marcia Lane, human resources generalist, at lanema@mst.edu, to:

  • host a department presentation
  • schedule a one-on-one session
  • ask your individual questions about insurance options and the annual enrollment process

For more information, please visit University of Missouri System’s Total Rewards site.

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CLC software request process now open

Posted by on October 12, 2017

Educational technology has opened the Computer Learning Centers (CLC) software request process for instructors who need specific software packages installed in CLCs around campus. Visit the EdTech website for more details. Requests must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3.

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Discuss working with student teams

Posted by on October 12, 2017

The faculty workshop “Troubleshooting Teams” will be held 3-4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in Room 305 of Norwood Hall. Discussions will focus on finding solutions for issues that arise when working with student teams in a classroom setting. Refreshments will be provided. The Center for Educational Research and Teaching Innovation (CERTI) is sponsoring the event. RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/pF4INAO45oBTKglv1. Topics will include:

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