UMSL Events for Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 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.

Haunted house tickets for sale by UPB
Date/Time: October 27, 2012
Location: Office of Student Life, 366 MSC
Audience: Open
Description: We are going to be reselling The Darkness tickets for $10. Is that a deal or what? All you have to do is come up to the Office of Student Life and pay for your tickets. We are only selling 50 tickets. They will go fast.
For Info: Katie Green or other UPB member at 314-516-5531

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk/Run
Date/Time: October 27, 2012 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Forest Park, Upper Muny Level
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Please join us at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk/Run where we will honor breast cancer survivors, remember loved ones and raise awareness. Go to the website and join the Colleges Against Cancer team and sign up to walk/run/ or make a monetary donation. Thanks for your support.
For Info: Lisa L. Taylor at 314-516-6074

Publishing From A to Z
Date/Time: October 27, 2012 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 403 J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: NY Times and USA Today bestselling author (and UMSL graduate) Bobbi Smith will take you through the basics of novel writing and getting your book published. Fee: $65.
For Info: Mary Gough at 314-516-5974

Trunk-Or-Treat
Date/Time: October 27, 2012 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: MSC South Garage (Near UMSL North Metrolink)
Audience: Open
Description: Trunk or Treat is a service event geared toward UMSL families and the surrounding community. It is intended to provide a safe and fun way for families to enjoy Halloween festivities, early exposure to a collegiate environment for children, and increase the community’s knowledge about the campus. The participants will enjoy various activity and informational booths, followed by “trunk-or-treating,” which means they go from trunk to trunk getting treats!
For Info: Ashlee Roberts at 314-516-5291

Greek Studies Conference
Date/Time: October 27, 2012 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Century Room A, Millennium Student Center
Audience: Open
Description: Session, time and presenter: “Greece and the Balkan Wars: 100 years from the liberation of Macedonia,” 1-1:30 p.m., Michael Cosmopoulos, UMSL; “Greece and the First Balkan War,” 1:30-2 p.m., Andre Gerolymatos, Simon Fraser University; “The Greek Army in the First Balkan War,” 2-2:30 p.m., James Horncastle, Simon Fraser University; “Keeping the Genie in the Bottle: Naval Warfare in the Balkan Wars,” 2:30-3 p.m., Evdoxios Doxiadis, Simon Fraser University; “Minorities in times of War. Violence, ethnic cleansing, and toleration during the Balkan Wars 1912-1913,″ 3-3:30 p.m., Nikolaos Poulopoulos, UMSL; “Transnational Fighters and Diasporic Politics: Missouri Greeks and the Balkan Wars,” 3:30-4 p.m., Elektra Kostopoulou, New York University; “Traces of the Lost Empire: War, Compassion, and Propaganda in the Hamidian and Young Turkish Press,” 4-5 p.m.; discussion,
5 p.m., followed by reception celebrating the 100th anniversary of the liberation of Macedonia and Greek Independence Day.
For Info: Bob Ell at 314-516-7299

‘Annie’ presented by Variety Children’s Theatre
Date/Time: October 27, 2012 1:30 PM
Location: Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: Variety Children’s Theatre is where the St. Louis performing arts community comes together with Variety kids to create an unforgettable theater experience. From auditions to production, Variety Children’s Theatre allows children of all abilities learn theater skills from seasoned professionals, onstage and backstage. This inclusive setting offers an unmatched opportunity to develop important relationships, skills sets and appreciation of the overall workings of a live musical theater program. This year’s production of “Annie” will feature a diverse 80-member cast, including more than 24 Variety kids. A professional orchestra and Tony-nominated director Lara Teeter are joining together to produce the Broadway classic, “Annie.” But fans do not have to fly to New York City and fight the clogged Manhattan streets to see the beloved musical. Discount student, faculty and staff tickets are available, but quantities are limited.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

‘In the Blood’
Date/Time: October 27, 2012 2:00 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: This 2000 Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, presented by the UMSL Department of Theatre, Dance & Media Studies, is a modern day re-interpretation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter.” Penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, we follow the story of Hester and her five fatherless children. Parks uses themes from Hawthorne’s text to bring a modern story of poverty and oppression to life. This presentation is for mature audiences. Tickets are $5 for students with school ID and $10 for the general public.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Little Monsters Cinema: Monster House
Date/Time: October 27, 2012 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: SGA Chambers, MSC
Audience: Open
Description: Bring your little monsters to campus to enjoy a movie and fun fall snacks. After Trunk-or-Treat, continue the fun with Monster House. Parents, guardians or other responsible adult must be present for the duration of the event.
For Info: Ashlee Roberts at 314-516-529

‘Annie’ presented by Variety Children’s Theatre
Date/Time: October 27, 2012 7:00 PM
Location: Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: Variety Children’s Theatre is where the St. Louis performing arts community comes together with Variety kids to create an unforgettable theater experience. From auditions to production, Variety Children’s Theatre allows children of all abilities learn theater skills from seasoned professionals, onstage and backstage. This inclusive setting offers an unmatched opportunity to develop important relationships, skills sets and appreciation of the overall workings of a live musical theater program. This year’s production of “Annie” will feature a diverse 80-member cast, including more than 24 Variety kids. A professional orchestra and Tony-nominated director Lara Teeter are joining together to produce the Broadway classic, “Annie.” But fans do not have to fly to New York City and fight the clogged Manhattan streets to see the beloved musical. Discount student and faculty/staff tickets available, but quantities are limited.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

‘In the Blood’
Date/Time: October 27, 2012 7:30 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: This 2000 Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, presented by the UMSL Department of Theatre, Dance & Media Studies, is a modern day re-interpretation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter.” Penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, we follow the story of Hester and her five fatherless children. Parks uses themes from Hawthorne’s text to bring a modern story of poverty and oppression to life. This presentation is for mature audiences. Tickets are $5 for students with school ID and $10 for the general public.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Day at the Museum: Wax Museum
Date/Time: October 28, 2012 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: St. Louis Wax Museum, 720 N. Second St., 63102
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: The Wax Museum in St. Louis houses more than 200 life-size figures from London, Germany, Hollywood, New York, Missouri and Seattle. Join UPB in a journey through the museum as part of our “Creepy Week.” A sign-up sheet will be available in the Office of Student Life. A $5 refundable deposit is required to sign up. The bus will leave from Provincial House at 1 p.m.
For Info: Marissa Steimel or other UPB member at 314-516-5531

‘Annie’ presented by Variety Children’s Theatre
Date/Time: October 28, 2012 1:30 PM
Location: Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: Variety Children’s Theatre is where the St. Louis performing arts community comes together with Variety kids to create an unforgettable theater experience. From auditions to production, Variety Children’s Theatre allows children of all abilities learn theater skills from seasoned professionals, onstage and backstage. This inclusive setting offers an unmatched opportunity to develop important relationships, skills sets and appreciation of the overall workings of a live musical theater program. This year’s production of “Annie” will feature a diverse 80-member cast, including more than 24 Variety kids. A professional orchestra and Tony-nominated director Lara Teeter are joining together to produce the Broadway classic, “Annie.” But fans do not have to fly to New York City and fight the clogged Manhattan streets to see the beloved musical. Discount student, faculty and staff tickets are available, but quantities are limited.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

‘In the Blood’
Date/Time: October 28, 2012 2:00 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: This 2000 Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, presented by the UMSL Department of Theatre, Dance & Media Studies, is a modern day re-interpretation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter.” Penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, we follow the story of Hester and her five fatherless children. Parks uses themes from Hawthorne’s text to bring a modern story of poverty and oppression to life. This presentation is for mature audiences. Tickets are $5 for students with school ID and $10 for the general public.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Is a Graduate Business Degree in your future?
Date/Time: October 29, 2012 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: 401 SSB
Audience: Open
Description: Stop by for information on Graduate Business Programs (MBA, MSIS, MAcc, Graduate Certificates), talk to an adviser and meet other MBA students. Q&A session and snacks available.
For Info: Francesca Ferrari at 314-516-5885

Diversity In The Room
Date/Time: October 29, 2012 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: 314 MSC
Audience: Open
Description: Fun, interactive, workshops that will help you learn about the diversity in your everyday life. You will walk away from this workshop with beginning strategies for managing multicultural situations effectively.
For Info: Office of Multicultural Relations at 314-516-6807

‘Oath of Office’: A Reading
Date/Time: October 29, 2012 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Cary Lee Thornton Jr., an UMSL graduate and retired FBI agent, reads from his book, “Oath of Office,” which chronicles his upbringing as an African-American child in the “Upsouth” during the 1950s and 1960s, and his experiences as an adult in another world – the FBI. The author walks us through many harrowing experiences, several nearly fatal, growing up in St. Louis, and also during his career with the FBI, which took him to dangerous settings in several U.S. cities and Caribbean tropical rainforests and islands. Thornton also focuses on family history lessons taught by his elders.
For Info: Karen Lucas at 314-516-5698

Winning the Procrastination Battle
Date/Time: October 29, 2012 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Location: Center for Student Success – 225 MSC
Audience: Student
Description: How many times have you become sidetracked from doing an assignment? College students can easily fall into a cycle of procrastination. Understanding why you procrastinate is the key. This workshop will illustrate steps and techniques for avoiding procrastination.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-7994

Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation Issues
Date/Time: October 29, 2012 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Room 104 Stadler Hall
Audience: Open
Description: This is a panel discussion regarding controversies in sexual orientation change efforts, sponsored by UMSL’s doctoral program in clinical psychology, Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology and Safe Zone.
For Info: Dr. Ann Steffen at 314-516-5382

How Does your Personality Work?
Date/Time: October 29, 2012 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Location: Center for Student Success – 225 MSC
Audience: Student
Description: Understand yourself and others better by learning how you prefer to focus your attention, take in information, make decisions and manage your life. Identifying these preferences can help you get the most out of your college experience and out of life in general.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-7994

Information Systems Mentor-Protege Event
Date/Time: October 29, 2012 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: SGA Chamber – MSC
Audience: Open
Description: Our panel of female St. Louis CIOs will explore the opportunities and challenges for women in IT.
For Info: Dr. Joseph Rottman at 314-516-6286

Survivor Series: Profile of an Abuser
Date/Time: October 29, 2012 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Museum Room, Provincial House (South Campus)
Audience: Open
Description: The final installment of this program features Raven STL, a non- profit that works with batterers and provides both intervention and prevention services. The organization will give insight into the common characteristics of abusive partners and what is being done to change the beliefs and attitudes of these individuals.
For Info: Ashlee Roberts at 314-516-5291

Haunted Honors College
Date/Time: October 29, 2012 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Honors College, Provincial House (South Campus)
Audience: Open
Description: Can you make it through this scary scavenger hunt experience? You must collect all slips to claim your prize, but will you be too scared? Come experience the Pierre Laclede Honors College Student Association and University Program Board’s inaugural Haunted Honors! Already inhabited by ghosts, the honors college will be transformed into your worse nightmare!
For Info: Jessie Bleile at 314-640-0594

Pumpkin Carving
Date/Time: October 29, 2012 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Catholic Newman Center
Audience: Open
Description: Join us in a long-standing Newman Center tradition at our annual Pumpkin Carving Contest. Lots of great prizes will be awarded. We will have enough pumpkins to carve in pairs, but if you want your own individual pumpkin then bring your own. CNC will have tables, designs and carving tools, along with tasty pumpkin seeds as a snack.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Conference on Africa and the Diaspora in the New Millennium
Date/Time: October 30, 2012 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Century Rooms A & B, Millennium Student Center
Audience: Open
Description: The 21st century highlights the critical importance of global linkages between Africa and the diaspora. It has also affirmed the new possibilities and potentials, as well as the challenges and opportunities offered by the myriad of global and transnational networks. With this background in mind, the office of International Studies and Programs at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, in partnership with the Nigeria-based Center for Black and African Arts and Civilization, is organizing the eighth international conference under the theme, “Africa and the Diaspora in the New Millennium.” The conference, to be held at UMSL from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, will address the challenges and opportunities brought forward by the phenomenon of global linkages and transnational networks that impact and shape identities, cultural heritages and relationships between Africans and the people of African descent worldwide.
For Info: Niyi Coker at 314-516-4852

Rib Shack Fundraiser Hosted by Phi Mu Alpha
Date/Time: October 30, 2012 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Location: Rib Shack, 8642 Natural Bridge Road, 63121
Audience: Open
Description: Come help the men of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia advance music in America by piggin’ out on some soul food at Rib Shack from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Rib Shack is located just west of North Hanley Road on Natural Bridge Road.
For Info: Dustin Shrum at 314-420-8897

Mass and Soup
Date/Time: October 30, 2012 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: Catholic Newman Center
Audience: Open
Description: Every Tuesday we gather at the Newman Center in our Living Room. All are welcome; we are a friendly group and would love to see you. Also, we have a simple but delicious meal of homemade soup and bread available afterward.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

St. Louis Jazz Orchestra: A Night of Duke Ellington
Date/Time: October 30, 2012 7:00 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: The St. Louis Jazz Orchestra pays tribute to legendary jazz composer Duke Ellington with his most memorable tunes, such as “Mood Indigo” and “Satin Doll,” among others. Ellington, a prolific songwriter, led his namesake orchestra, but it’s his compositions that continue to inspire generations of jazz, theater, pop and soundtrack composers. He wrote more than 3,000 songs in his lifetime, blending elements of American music, including ragtime, blues and Tin Pan Alley tunes, to create his sound. As the St. Louis Jazz Orchestra takes a tour through the legacy of Duke Ellington, you’ll hear the finest jazz musicians in the St. Louis area do what they do best – pay spectacular live tribute to big band royalty. Discount student, faculty and staff tickets are available, but quantities are limited.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference
Date/Time: October 31, 2012 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Register Online
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: This is a reminder to register for the Teaching and Technology Conference scheduled Thursday and Friday, Nov. 1-2. There is a $25 charge for attending each session on Thursday. There is no charge for Friday sessions and no charge for the plenary speakers for either day.
For Info: Keeta Holmes at 314-516-7134

SharePoint 2010 – Making it Work for You
Date/Time: October 31, 2012 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: 65 JCP
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: Understand basic site navigation and administration tasks, such as adding users, co-authoring documents, sharing and organizing files and calendars, creating sub sites, adding announcements and alerts, using MySite and more.
For Info: Mary Brown at

Ferguson Lunch Trolley
Date/Time: October 31, 2012 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Three Pickup Locations on Campus
Audience: Open
Description: The Ferguson Lunch Trolley provides free round-trip shuttle service to Ferguson Citywalk restaurants for lunch on Wednesdays. The trolley will make four continuous loops between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sandwich board signs will be placed at trolley pickup sites. Campus pickup locations: Woods Hall (west side), MSC (east side), and Marillac Hall (main entrance). Ferguson restaurants: Celebrity Southern Soul Food; Corner Coffee House; El Palenque; Faraci Pizza; Ferguson Brewing Co.; Imo’s Pizza; KFC; Little Caesar’s Pizza; Marley’s Bar & Grill; Mimi’s Subway Bar & Grill; New Chinese Gourmet; Popeye’s Chicken; Queen’s Chinese Restaurant; Quizno’s; The Red Apple; Subway; Vincenzo’s Italian Ristorante; The Whistle Stop.
For Info: Mary Haux at 314-332-5546

Mindfulness Meditation
Date/Time: October 31, 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, depression, 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

Re-mastered ‘Tom Benton’s Missouri’ to show at Gallery 210
Date/Time: October 31, 2012 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Gallery 210 Auditorium
Audience: Open
Description: If you’ve ever visited Missouri’s capitol in Jefferson City, you’ve most likely encountered the work of artist Thomas Hart Benton. His vivid portrayal of the state’s history is encapsulated in the mural “A Social History of the State of Missouri,” which covers the walls of the House Lounge. The mural and its creation are profiled in the documentary, “Tom Benton’s Missouri,” which has been re-mastered in a high-definition format. The film will screen this fall for its 20th anniversary, including showings on the University of Missouri’s four campuses. It will be screened at 2 p.m. Oct. 31 in Gallery 210 at UMSL. On hand to discus the film will be co-director James J. Bogan Jr., emeritus Curators’ Teaching Professor of Art History and Film at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The screening is free and open to the public.
For Info: Myra Lopez at 314-516-5851

LinkedIn & Beyond
Date/Time: October 31, 2012 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Career Services, 278 MSC
Audience: Student
Description: Heard of LinkedIn, but aren’t sure what it is and how you can use it? Can Facebook and Twitter help your job search? Join us for a discussion of LinkedIn and social media resources. Please register for this workshop at careers.umsl.edu.
For Info: Rachel Boehlow at 314-516-5317

It’s about Time (Management)!
Date/Time: October 31, 2012 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Location: Center for Student Success – 225 Millennium Student Center
Audience: Student
Description: Learn how to improve grades, improve your quality of life and divide time between work and recreation. This workshop will help you examine how you spend your time and how you might be able to become more efficient in your role as a student.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 516-7994

Haunted Garage
Date/Time: October 31, 2012 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Catholic Newman Center Garage
Audience: Open
Description: Come on out all you boys and ghouls! We’ll transform the garage to make what once was mildly frightening into completely terrifying! We have a lot of community members (cute kids dressed up) come out every year for this event, which is always sure to be a scream! If you want to be involved in the scaring, please let Maureen Leahy know: mo_leahy@yahoo.com. We have a lot to do, so please donate your time and talents. If you are going to be in the garage, show up at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. If you just want to be scared, you can come whenever you like. Costumes are strongly encouraged. Make sure to talk to Maureen about what you are going to wear. Even if you aren’t going to be a part of the scariness, it’s always fun to dress up, as we also will have arts, crafts and games for the kids.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

UMSL Jazz Combos Concert
Date/Time: October 31, 2012 7:30 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: Join us as the UMSL Jazz Combos take the stage at the Touhill. These versatile groups will take you from Miles Davis and John Coltrane to Weather Report in a night of unforgettable Jazz.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference
Date/Time: November 1, 2012 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Register Online
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: This is a reminder to register for the Teaching and Technology Conference that will be taking place on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 1-2. There is a $25 charge for attending each session on Thursday. There is no charge for Friday sessions and no charge for the plenary speakers for either day.
For Info: Keeta Holmes at 314-516-7134

Breakfast and Business
Date/Time: November 1, 2012 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Location: Room 202 J.C. Penney
Audience: Open
Description: Breakfast and Business is sponsored by the College of Business Administration. The discussion topic for the event is “Developing Talent from Within.”
For Info: Jane Ferrell at 314-516-5883

TeePee for PLHCSA
Date/Time: November 1, 2012 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Honors College (Provincial House)
Audience: Open
Description: Throughout the month of November, the Pierre Laclede Honors College Student Association is collecting items for our adopted charity, Lydia’s House of St. Louis. We are collecting toilet paper, paper towels, soap, dishtowels, toothpaste or other personal items. The collection bin is just inside the main entrance of Provincial House. Thanks in advance for your donation.
For Info: Jessica Bleile at 314-640-0594

Preparing Advisers for MyView Upgrade
Date/Time: November 1, 2012 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Location: 65 JCP
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This workshop is to help advisers get comfortable with the new menu navigation and give us the chance to discuss tips to make your student record access more efficient.
For Info: Jerry Hoffman; Linda Silman at

Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference
Date/Time: November 1, 2012 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Technology and Learning Center, Marillac Hall
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: UMSL hosts this regional conference which attracts colleagues from campuses across the metropolitan region. This year’s pre-conference workshops will feature hands-on experiences with new and emerging technologies and instructional strategies. Lunch is included in the fee of $25 per workshop selected. Note: Separate registration required.
For Info: Keeta Homes at 314-516-7134

Preparing Advisers for MyView Upgrade
Date/Time: November 1, 2012 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: 65 JCP
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This workshop is to help advisers get comfortable with the new menu navigation and give us the chance to discuss tips to make your student record access more efficient.
For Info: Jerry Hoffman; Linda Silman at

The Major Challenge: Choosing a Major
Date/Time: November 1, 2012 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Location: Center for Student Success – 225 Millennium Student Center
Audience: Student
Description: Have you ever questioned your major choice or wondered if you will find a major that’s right for you? In this workshop, we will debunk common myths such as “There is only one right major for me,” or “A major is the same as a career.” You will learn how to identify majors and career paths that are a good fit for your personality, interests, strengths, and values. Students may follow-up with individual assistance.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-7994

All Saints Day Mass
Date/Time: November 1, 2012 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: 403 J.C. Penny
Audience: Open
Description: Come join us for Liturgy on campus in between your classes. If you cannot make it on campus, St. Ann has Mass at 7 p.m.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Writing Center Workshop: Writing the Research Essay
Date/Time: November 1, 2012 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: 205 SSB
Audience: Open
Description: Writing a research paper? Wondering where to start? What to do? Learn how to approach writing the research paper — working with quotes, how to cite journal articles, Internet sources, books and more.
For Info: Chris Schott at 314-516-5613

Targeted Resume Writing Workshop
Date/Time: November 1, 2012 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Career Services, 278 MSC
Audience: Student
Description: Your resume is an important job-hunting tool; its purpose is to market yourself to potential employers. Learn how to write a targeted resume. Bring your resume for a review after the workshop. Please register for this workshop at careers.umsl.edu.
For Info: Rachel Boehlow at 314-516-5317

Trivia Night
Date/Time: November 1, 2012 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Provincial House on South Campus
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Tonight is Campus Recreation’s “Trivia Night” from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Provincial House on South Campus. This event is free to students, faculty, staff, family and friends. A maximum of 10 team members are allowed per table. Lots of prizes, free pizzas and sodas will be available for all participants. Sign up at the Campus Rec Office, 203 MT by Tuesday, Oct. 30.
For Info: Campus Recreation Office, 203 MT at 314-516-5326

University Orchestra Fall Concert
Date/Time: November 1, 2012 7:30 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: Join the University Orchestra for their 2012 Fall Concert in the Lee Theater. Under the direction of Robert Charles Howard, the orchestra will perform works by Mikhail Glinka, W.A. Mozart and Felix Mendelssohn. The concert will feature the UMSL debut of “A State Divided – A Missouri Symphony,” by Barbara Harbach, professor of music at UMSL, with guest narrator Louis Gerteis, professor of history at UMSL.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference
Date/Time: November 2, 2012 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: UMSL hosts this regional conference which attracts colleagues from campuses across the metropolitan region. Friday’s schedule will start with a breakfast from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Participants will be able to choose from among 24 concurrent sessions, scheduled at the half-hours, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Lunch and a keynote presentation by Megan Bradley, executive director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Kennesaw State University will be held Friday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. A vendor exhibit will showcase new technologies and instructional tools. Thanks to the generous donations from our sponsors, attendance at the conference is free-of-charge to participants. Note: Separate registration required.
For Info: Keeta Homes at 314-516-7134

ISS Short Course – Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Basics
Date/Time: November 2, 2012 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: SSB 102
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This course is designed to teach you the basic beginning steps of Microsoft 2010 PowerPoint. Learn how to use this application for giving presentations or develop slide shows that may be required for classes, your job or for fun. Topics include: inserting images, what a RIBBON is and how are they used, how to use clip art, how to design a presentation, custom animation, special effects, ideas for better presentation skills, how to print your slides, etc.
For Info: Tejas/Instructional Support Services Staff at

ISS Short Course – File Management
Date/Time: November 2, 2012 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: SSB 102
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This course is designed to teach you the basic beginning steps of how to organize, save and access your files on a Windows-based PC that may be required for classes, your job or for your own computing purposes. Topics include: Organizing Windows Live Email, backing up data, properly organizing files and folders, etc.
For Info: Tejas/Instructional Support Services Staff at

Preparing Advisers for MyView Upgrade
Date/Time: November 2, 2012 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Location: 65 JCP
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This workshop is to help advisers get comfortable with the new menu navigation and give us the chance to discuss tips to make your student record access more efficient.
For Info: Jerry Hoffman, Linda Silman at

Preparing Advisers for MyView Upgrade
Date/Time: November 2, 2012 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: 65 JCP
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This workshop is to help advisers get comfortable with the new menu navigation and give us the chance to discuss tips to make your student record access more efficient.
For Info: Jerry Hoffman; Linda Silman at

Arianna String Quartet: ‘Passport to Latin America’
Date/Time: November 2, 2012 8:00 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: Inspiration for “Passport” came from ASQ’s recent trips to Brazil and the quartet’s heightened awareness of great Latin pieces that they feel beg to be heard. Each piece possesses a spiciness of new sounds and rhythms fused with quality of composition. Flautist Alberto Almarza is more than a special guest musician for this evening, as the ASQ’s friendship with Almarza helped to inspire the evening’s program. Lacerda: String Quartet No. 1; Amaya: Quintet for Flute and Strings, featuring special guest Alberto Almarza, flute; Frank: “Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout.” Discount and free student, faculty and staff tickets available, but quantities are limited.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949


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