UMSL Events for Jan. 21-27, 2012

Note: UMSL Events contains information about events that will occur in the seven days following publication (Saturday-Friday). It contains information compiled from the UMSL Campus Calendar. No submissions are accepted, and since the calendar is self-populated, University Marketing and Communications is not responsible for the content that appears here or its accuracy. If you would like to receive UMSL Events via e-mail, you can subscribe to UMSL Daily or UMSL Daily Events.

Basketball & Business!
Date/Time: January 21, 2012 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain Building
Audience: Open
Description: Come and support the UMSL men’s and women’s basketball teams this Saturday! The Graduate Business Office has “adopted” the games and will have drawings and give away free prizes throughout both games. Coupons will be distributed for use at the concession stand. This is a great opportunity for students who are considering furthering their education to get information on the different graduate programs offered by UMSL’s College of Business! Saturday, Jan. 21, Mark Twain Building. Women’s game: 1 p.m. Men’s game: 3 p.m.
For Info: Graduate Business Office at 314-516-5885

Wellness Classes
Date/Time: January 23, 2012
Location: Mark Twain Recreation Center
Audience: Open
Description: Get healthy! Get happy! Join Campus Rec’s Winter/Spring Wellness Programs. Classes include: Spinning, Body Challenge, Core Fusion, Pilates, Stretch & Tone, Yoga, Water Exercise Training, Zumba and more. For class descriptions, schedules, and fees, visit: umsl.edu/services/recsport. TO REGISTER, sign up in the Campus Rec Office, 203 MT, 516-5326.
For Info: Campus Recreation, 203 Mark Twain at 314-516-5326

‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’
Date/Time: January 24, 2012 11:30 AM
Location: MSC 2nd Floor Rotunda
Audience: Open
Description: Come warm up with a free hot drink bar and pastries on the second floor rotunda. We will also have a raffle for giveaways. Keep warm this semester with UPB, ‘cause “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”
For Info: Dominique Thimes at 314-516-5531

Making MyGateway Work for You
Date/Time: January 24, 2012 12:30 PM to 1:40 PM
Location: 103 Express Scripts Hall
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: What would you like to know about MyGateway? If you’re new to MyGateway or would just like a refresher, plan on joining us for this basic hands-on workshop. Some of the topics we will cover are listed below, but please bring your own questions and suggestions because FRC staff will be available to work with you individually during this session. Topics will include: uploading files; making your own Faculty Information page; posting announcements; interface features (re-order course menu options, drag and drop capability, banner design, etc.); sending and receiving email; creating assignments; introduction to Grade Center functions; and student view of MyGateway.
For Info: Tom Roedel, Jennifer Simms and Paul Wilmarth at

Study Skills That Make a Difference
Date/Time: January 24, 2012 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Location: Center for Student Success (Millennium Student Center 225)
Audience: Student
Description: Find out about effective techniques for note-taking, goal setting for studying, concentration, reading a textbook, and basic test preparation.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-5300

Faculty Senate Meeting
Date/Time: January 24, 2012 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 126 J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: This meeting is reflective of the long-standing commitment to shared governance at UMSL.
For Info: Loy Harvey at 314-516-6769

Succeeding in Online Classes
Date/Time: January 24, 2012 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Location: Center for Student Success – Millennium Student Center 225
Audience: Student
Description: Are you thinking about enrolling in an online course, but you are not sure about the expectations for this type of instruction? Or, are you already enrolled in one and would like to gain tips on how to succeed? This workshop is intended to give you a comprehensive look at online learning. We hope that it not only answers some questions about online courses but that it also provides “tools” necessary to succeed in this relatively new, and exciting, method of learning.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-5300

Tai Chi Classes
Date/Time: January 24, 2012 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: Mark Twain Recreation Center
Audience: Open
Description: TAI CHI instruction, sponsored by Campus Rec, begins today. Classes, taught by Linda Gatson, are held 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 24-March 15, at the Mark Twain Rec Center. There is a one-time fee for the 8-week program: $10 for students; $30 for faculty, staff and alumni; $40 for all others. Enrollment is limited, so register early in the Rec Office, 203 Mark Twain. For more info, call 5326 or visit: umsl.edu/services/recsport.
For Info: Campus Recreation, 203 Mark Twain at 516-5326

Student Conservation Association
Date/Time: January 25, 2012 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Career Services, 278 MSC
Audience: Student
Description: Stop by and visit with a recruiter from the Student Conservation Association. SCA is the country’s largest conservation service program, with over 2000 internships in all 50 states. Internships range from 12 weeks to 12 months. Interns serve such agencies as the National Park Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Army Corps of Engineers, various state and local agencies and several private organizations. All ages, academic backgrounds, and skill sets are eligible. Internships cover a full spectrum of disciplines, including fish and wildlife, education, resource management, visitor services, trail maintenance, botany and horticulture, backcountry, office administration, GIS/GPS, public relations, archaeology, history and museum and curatorial. SCA is an expense-paid program and offers the following benefits: Round-trip transportation, housing, stipend of at least $75 per week, accident insurance, health insurance and AmeriCorps education awards.
For Info: Career Services at 314-516-5111

From Research to Practice: Forging the Link in Public Sector
Date/Time: January 25, 2012 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Location: 427 Social Sciences/Business Building
Audience: Open
Description: Presented by Dr. Wally Siewert, director of the Center for Ethics in Public Life at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, noon–1:15 p.m. January 25. This applied research seminar will present Dr. Siewert’s plans for linking academic research on governance to real world practice at the Center for Ethics in Public Life.
For Info: Rebecca Pastor at 314-516-5277

Mindfulness Meditation
Date/Time: January 25, 2012 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Location: Center for Student Success Conference Room — 225 MSC
Audience: Open
Description: Mindfulness Meditation is a proven—and increasingly popular—method for reducing stress, anxiety, insomnia, and a variety of medical conditions. Incorporating Mindfulness into your schedule can enhance your overall well-being and allow you to live your life more fully. These weekly, guided Mindfulness activities are free and open to beginning as well as experienced meditators.
For Info: Jamie Linsin at 314-516-5711

Teaching with Technology Workshop
Date/Time: January 25, 2012 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: North Campus, SSB 449
Audience: Open
Description: Elevate your assignments to help students connect with your selected readings by helping students learn to question and reflect through a variety of instructional strategies and technology tools. This workshop will show you how to set up the activities and experience how students will participate.
For Info: Margaret W. Cohen at 314-516-7133

P & Z: Financing
Date/Time: January 25, 2012 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 202 J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Learn how developments can be financed. Review implementation and development financing techniques and applications authorized by law. While planning and zoning commissions do not have approval authority over project financing, it is important that commissioners and staff understand financing terminology and arrangements. Fee: $70.
For Info: Jennifer Clemente at 314-516-5994

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Date/Time: January 25, 2012 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain Recreation Center GYM
Audience: Open
Description: For fun competition, enter Campus Rec’s 3-on-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (men’s and women’s divisions). All games will be played tonight, 7-10 p.m., in the Mark Twain Gym. Team and individual sign-ups are welcome. For more information, visit: umsl.edu/services/recsport.
For Info: Campus Recreation, 203 Mark Twain at 314-516-5326

Registration Deadline for Campus Recreation Activities
Date/Time: January 26, 2012 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain Recreation Center- Campus Rec Office
Audience: Open
Description: TODAY is the sign-up deadline for the following Campus Rec activities: COED VOLLEYBALL League (Monday nights beginning Jan. 30); BASKETBALL Men’s and Women’s Leagues (Tuesday nights beginning Jan 31); and ARENA FOOTBALL 4-on-4 Men’s and Women’s Leagues (Wednesday nights beginning Feb. 1). Activities are free and open to students, faculty and staff. Team and individual entries accepted. Register online following the instructions at: umsl.edu/services/recsport/assets/.
For Info: Campus Recreation, 203 Mark Twain at 314-516-5326

Teaching with Technology Workshop
Date/Time: January 26, 2012 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: South Campus, SCB 102
Audience: Open
Description: Elevate your assignments to help students connect with your selected readings by helping students learn to question and reflect through a variety of instructional strategies and technology tools. This workshop will show you how to set up the activities and experience how students will participate.
For Info: Margaret W. Cohen at 314-516-7133

Getting the Most from Note-Taking
Date/Time: January 26, 2012 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Location: Center for Student Success – Millennium Student Center 225
Audience: Student
Description: Learn how to format and organize your notes to be the most beneficial for you.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-5300

‘Fractured Realities’ by Donna Childree Gotlib
Date/Time: January 26, 2012 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Gallery Visio – 170 Millennium Student Center
Audience: Open
Description: Michigan-based artist Donna Childree Gotlib will exhibit a series of hand-made collages inspired by Renaissance imagery.
For Info: Stephanie Sivils at 314-516-7922

January Surplus Tag Sale
Date/Time: January 27, 2012 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Building Dock (Around back of building)
Audience: Open
Description: Procurement Services is hosting our next Surplus Tag Sale on Friday, January 27, 2012. Items to include are laptops, monitors, CPUs, file cabinets, VCRs, printers, furniture and other items too numerous to mention. We have a large $1 section as well. New items are arriving weekly. For additional information, please call 314-516-5361.
For Info: Tangie Brooks at 314-516-5361

Entry Deadline for Hidden Valley Ski Night
Date/Time: January 27, 2012 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain Recreation Center- Campus Rec Office
Audience: Open
Description: TODAY is the sign-up deadline for Campus Rec’s SKI HIDDEN VALLEY Rec Trek scheduled for 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, Feb. 3. Cost: $25 for students; $35 for faculty and staff. Registration fee includes lift tickets, ski or snowboard rental, and 1-hour ski lesson. Transportation for students is available for additional $10. Register at the Campus Rec Office, 203 Mark Twain. Hurry, space is limited! For more information, call 5326 or visit: umsl.edu/services/recsport.
For Info: Campus Recreation, 203 Mark Twain at 314-516-5326

Certificate in University Teaching
Date/Time: January 27, 2012 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: SSB 449
Audience: Student
Description: The first workshop for CUT Unit 1 will be “Applying Theories of Learning & Motivation.” Register at: umsl.edu/services/ctl/.
For Info: Sally Barr Ebest at 314-516-6383

Teaching in a Technology Classroom
Date/Time: January 27, 2012 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: SSB 134
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This informative training session is for those wishing to know more about how to get the most out of the Technology Enhanced Classroom Experience. Topics for discussion include: using the Instructor computer, controlling the projector, accessing your files while on or off campus, specialty software/hardware available, controlling the student computing environment, data/file management, using various media, and more.
For Info: Christopher Boyce at

IC Short Course – Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics Session 1
Date/Time: January 27, 2012 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: ESH 104
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This course is designed to teach you the basic beginning steps of MS 2010 Excel. Learn how to use this application for creating spreadsheets, financial reports, papers and more that may be required for classes, your job or for your own record keeping. Topics include: number manipulation, automatic adding of a column of numbers, proper font size and type, cell margin settings, inserting tables for formatting purposes, renaming spreadsheets, etc.
For Info: Dale/Instructional Computing Staff at

IC Short Course – Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics Session 2
Date/Time: January 27, 2012 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: SSB 102
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This course is designed to teach you the basic beginning steps of MS 2010 Excel. Learn how to use this application for creating spreadsheets, financial reports, papers and more that may be required for classes, your job or for your own record keeping. Topics include: Inserting data to create a database, managing & manipulating a database, using drop-down menus, and creating a home budget.
For Info: Dale/Instructional Computing Staff at

Financing Your Business
Date/Time: January 27, 2012 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center, Oak Room
Audience: Open
Description: Learn about various grant and loan programs, how the commercial lending process and why it is so important to establish a banking relationship. This workshop will also provide information on Small Business Administration loan programs and how to apply for them. Fee: $59.
For Info: Erica Candela at 314-516-5908

Global Game Jam
Date/Time: January 27, 2012 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Location: 410 Social Science & Business Building
Audience: Open
Description: From Jan. 27 to 29, UMSL’s Information Systems Programming Club will host the Global Game Jam in 410 Social Science & Business Building. UMSL will be the only site in the state of Missouri. Organized by the International Game Developers Association, the Global Game Jam is an annual event in which participants design and create digital and non-digital games over the course of one weekend. At each site, participants gather to develop ideas, form small groups, create new, innovative games, and present them to their peers and the global community, all in the course of 48 hours.
For Info: Dr. Dinesh Mirchandani at 314-516-7354

Brainteaser Night
Date/Time: January 27, 2012 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Oak Hall Lobby
Audience: Open
Description: Come on out to the Oak Hall Lobby from 7 to 9 p.m. to test your brain with some fun brainteasers! Students get to play with the classic Rubik’s cube and other fun games!! Presented by the University Program Board.
For Info: Katie Green at 314-516-5531

‘Intimate Apparel’
Date/Time: January 27, 2012 7:30 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: Presented by the Dept. of Theatre, Dance & Media Studies. In 1905, Manhattan, New York City; Seamstress of Intimate Apparels, Esther, is a lonely 35 year-old spinster. She resides in a boarding house owned by a widower, Mrs. Dickson. Among other residents in the boarding house is Mayme, an attractive ‘lady of the night,’ who had once aspired to be a concert pianist. Lonely Esther would receive a letter from George, a Bajan laborer working on the Panama Canal. Esther’s response to George’s letters, written on her behalf by both Mrs. Van Buren and Mayme, would set her life on a romantic collision with George. They wed, and she struggles to hold the relationship together. Tickets are $5 with a student ID and $10 general admission.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
Date/Time: January 27, 2012 8:00 PM
Location: Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: With passion, power and spectacle, the 40 dancers, singers, musicians and guest artists of Chicago’s celebrated Ensemble Español highlight a mosaic of Hispanic cultures from around the world. Their repertory—created during 36 years of national and international performances—features more than 125 dances in flamenco, folkloric and classical Spanish styles. The finale of their St. Louis program will be their smoldering flamenco rendition of Ravel’s Bolero. Presented by Dance St. Louis. Tickets are $10 for UMSL students with ID (limited quantities).
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949


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