Lineup announced for pie-in-the-face

S&T faculty and the police chief will step up to the plate for pie-in-the-face during Staff Day Wednesday, May 17, outside the Havener Center. The pies cost $2 each or $5 for three pies. The schedule for pie-in-the-face includes:

Testing Center thanks campus community

The Testing Center staff thanks all faculty, staff and students who helped make finals week successful. The Testing Center prepared for and administered more than 400 exams for the spring semester and could not have done it without help from everyone on campus. The testing center is observing its summer hours, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning today, Monday, May 15. Saturday hours are available; contact the center for dates and times. For more information, please contact the Testing Center at 341-4222 or testctr@mst.edu.

Open forums on proposed budget plan set for May 16

In response to reductions in state funding and an anticipated drop in international student enrollment, Missouri S&T plans to reduce expenditures for fiscal year 2018, which begins July 1, in order to balance the budget. Open forums to discuss details of the proposed plan will be held 9-11 a.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, in Room 125 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. Read and review the proposals.

Summertime … and the hours are changing

Several S&T departments and offices are now observing summer hours of operation or will soon. Get details on the following areas:

Celebrate Staff Day May 17

In honor of employees and their contributions to the university, Missouri S&T’s Staff Council will host Staff Appreciation Day Wednesday, May 17. The theme is “Joe Miner and the Chocolate Factory.” Events will include games, paint ’n sip, Bingo and door prizes. The schedule includes the following at the Havener Center:

NAE member to speak about geotechnical engineering on May 18

Dr. Richard D. Woods, National Academy of Engineering member and professor emeritus at the University of Michigan, 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. Woods’ presentation will be the inaugural lecture in the Shamsher and Sally Prakash Distinguished Lecture Series in Geotechnical Engineering. 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 geomo.mst.edu.

May 19 is ‘jeans for genes day’

To help raise awareness of cystic fibrosis, Friday, May 19, is “Jeans for Genes Day.” For a $5 donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, you can wear jeans and get a sticker to help raise awareness for this condition that affects approximately 30,000 U.S. individuals. While there is no cure, great strides have been made into research to help extend and improve the lives of patients with cystic fibrosis. To participate in “Jeans for Genes Day,” please email Christina Barton, business support specialist, at bartonch@mst.edu or Kimber Crull, communications specialist, at krox93@mst.edu. They will visit areas on May 19 to pick up donations and hand out stickers.

Register for pre-retirement seminar on May 23

Get more information about retirement planning and upcoming retiree insurance eligibility changes at a seminar 12:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23. The seminar will be broadcast via telepresence in Room 201A Curtis Laws Wilson Library. Get more information and register online. For additional information, please contact the University of Missouri Total Rewards Human Resources Service Center at 800-488-5288 or hrservicecenter@umsystem.edu.

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 registrar.mst.edu/commencement/. 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 registrar.mst.edu/commencement/video/.