Enter recipe challenge by April 28

The Missouri S&T Staff Council and the University of Missouri System Healthy for Life program are offering a healthy recipe challenge for all faculty and staff. Join this fun challenge by submitting a recipe by Friday, April 28, or simply attending the healthy recipe tasting event during Staff Day on Wednesday, May 17.

Observatory offers double-header for stargazers

The Missouri S&T Observatory will open its doors at 10 p.m. Thursday, April 27, for viewing Messier 13, and again at midnight on April 27 for viewing the Ring Nebula. Messier 13 is a globular cluster of about 300,000 stars in Hercules. The Ring Nebula, or Messier 57, is a planetary nebula in the northern constellation of Lyra.

Donate to the Staff Day food auction

Staff Council is seeking donations for the Staff Day food auction, which will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, in the front dining area in the Havener Center. If you would like to donate food, please email Julie Creamer, business operations associate, at creamerjb@mst.edu.

Proposals sought for South Africa exchange

The University of Missouri South Africa Education Program (UMSAEP) Committee invites proposals from faculty interested in participating in the academic exchange between the University of Missouri and South Africa. Opportunities include exchanges with the University of the Western Cape (UWC) located near Cape Town and collaborative projects between the University of Missouri and new or existing educational partners in South Africa.

Volunteers needed for next fall’s Celebration of Nations

The eighth annual Celebration of Nations will be held Sept. 30. This family-friendly event celebrates the culture and diversity of Missouri S&T. If you would like to volunteer and help at the event Sept. 30 or before the event on Sept. 29, please sign up online. Volunteers may register as individuals or as a group, including organizations, sororities and fraternities. Volunteers who sign up for two hours or more will receive a free T-shirt.

Bookstore hosting a ‘secret’ social sale

The S&T Store will host a social sale Wednesday, April 26. For details and to participate, like the store’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/thesandtstore and follow the store on Twitter at https://twitter.com/thesandtstore.

Dine, donate at Applebee’s tonight

Support philanthropy on the Missouri S&T campus by eating at Applebee’s 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the Applebee’s restaurant in Rolla. A portion of food and beverage sales during this time will go to supporting Spirit of Change — Random Acts of Kindness. Participants can enter to win gift cards, Miner Alumni Association gear and more while at the restaurant. Follow the Philanthropy Facebook page and visit S&T’s Crowdfunding page for updates on events.

Bridge innovation expert to give Stueck Lecture

Dr. Man-Chung Tang, a world authority on cable-stayed bridges, will present his views on art and innovation in design during a lecture at 3 p.m. Friday, April 21, in Room 125 Butler-Carlton Hall. The free lecture is part of the Neil and Maurita Stueck Distinguished Lecture Series for civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri S&T. Get more details.

Order your Staff Day T-shirt by April 25

Have you seen this year’s Staff Day T-shirt design? The theme is “Joe Miner and the Chocolate Factory” and the shirt is available in nine colors. Check it out on the Staff Council webpage, staffcouncil.mst.edu. Shirts cost $10 each for sizes XS-XL and $12 each for sizes 2XL-5XL. See your building coordinator for an order form or download a form on the Staff Council page. Mark your calendar for S&T’s Staff Day on May 17.

Camping-themed retirement reception planned for Beth Lane

Join the State Historical Society of Missouri in recognizing Beth Lane as she concludes 25 years of service to the society. The camping-themed retirement reception with light refreshments will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, April 28, in Room 204 of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library. RSVP to Melissa Wilkinson at wilkinsonme@shsmo.org by Friday, April 21.