UMSL Events for Nov. 24-30, 2012


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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.

Meet the Mercantile Tour
Date/Time: November 24, 2012 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: St. Louis Mercantile library
Audience: Open
Description: Join us at the St. Louis Mercantile Library at UMSL for a free, docent-led tour which focuses on a specific aspect of St. Louis or Missouri history. Our weekend tours provide a wonderful opportunity for lively discussions about topics ranging from the founding of St. Louis to the Mercantile’s art collections, plus much more! No reservations are required. Please call 314-516-7248 for more information.
For Info: Valenda Curtis at 314-516-7248

Arts and Culture in St. Louis Tour
Date/Time: November 25, 2012 2:00 PM
Location: St. Louis Mercantile Library
Audience: Open
Description: Join us at the St. Louis Mercantile Library at UMSL for a free, docent-led tour which focuses on a specific aspect of St. Louis or Missouri history. Our weekend tours provide a wonderful opportunity for lively discussions about topics ranging from the founding of St. Louis to the Mercantile’s art collections, plus much more! No reservations are required. Please call 314-516-7248 for more information.
For Info: Valenda Curtis at 314-516-7248

TeePee for PLHCSA
Date/Time: November 26, 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

One-Night Volleyball
Date/Time: November 26, 2012 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain Rec Center (GYM)
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Tonight is Campus Rec’s Volleyball Tournament, with divisions for men’s and women’s teams (7 p.m. in the Mark Twain Gym). Call the Rec Office, 314-516-5326, by 4 p.m. today to sign up.
For Info: Campus Recreation Office, 203 MT at 314-516-5326

Weight Watchers at Work
Date/Time: November 27, 2012 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: 225 MSC, Conference Room
Audience: Open
Description: Come join Weight Watchers at Work on campus any Tuesday. A group of faculty and staff meet with a Weight Watchers facilitator on a weekly basis. To initiate the process, follow the instructions below: Go to wellness.weightwatchers.com. Enter Company ID: 46814. Enter Company Passcode: WW46814. Register as a new member. General information: Meetings are 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays in 225 MSC. Cost is $39.95 per month and includes free access to E-Tools, an online resource to help with your success. For questions or interest in the program, contact Teresa Balestreri at 314-516-5002 or tkb@umsl.edu.
For Info: Teresa Balestreri at 314-516-5002

Resume Writing for Teachers
Date/Time: November 27, 2012 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Career Services, 278 MSC
Audience: Student
Description: Teacher candidates preparing a resume for the internship and student teaching application will learn how to target the document for a career in education. Bring your resume for a quick resume review after the workshop. Please register for this workshop at careers.umsl.edu.
For Info: Rachel Boehlow at 314-516-5317

SharePoint 2010 – Making it Work for You
Date/Time: November 27, 2012 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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

Mass and Soup
Date/Time: November 27, 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 afterwards.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Master of Science in Nursing Informational Meeting
Date/Time: November 27, 2012 6:00 PM
Location: Mineral Area College, 5270 Flat River Road, Park Hills, MO 63601
Audience: Open
Description: Anyone who has considered completing a master’s degree in nursing to become a family nurse practitioner should plan to attend the University of Missouri–St. Louis’ Master of Science in Nursing Informational Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m. in the Continuing Education Building on the Mineral Area College campus in Park Hills, Mo. The MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner Option is for licensed RNs who have already earned a BSN or MSN from a nationally accredited nursing program, and who would now like to pursue advanced nursing practice with an emphasis on family health care. For Info: Tami Davenport at 573-518-2324

Student Chamber Music Concert
Date/Time: November 27, 2012 7:30 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: Join us for an evening of enchanting chamber music. The Department of Music student ensembles will perform a variety of classical to contemporary pieces showcasing their amazing skill.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

The ‘I’ Declarations of Identity
Date/Time: November 28, 2012 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Location: SGA Chambers 3rd Floor of the MSC
Audience: Open
Description: How do you define identity? What does it mean to be a person? Present your original or favorite work on the concept of identity, and bring your “pennies” (in any denomination) to support the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation. Please limit entries to 5 minutes’ reading time. If you would like to read or share a piece during this event, please register with Elizabeth: eae4z7@mail.umsl.edu.
For Info: Adie Bennett at 314-516-5013

Mindfulness Meditation
Date/Time: November 28, 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

Test-taking Strategies: This is a test…this is only a test
Date/Time: November 28, 2012 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Location: Center for Student Success – 225 Millennium Student Center
Audience: Student
Description: Are you ready for exams? Learn tips about taking certain formats of tests (multiple choice, essay, true/false, etc). Get information to make your test preparation more productive and how to better manage test-taking jitters.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-7994

Protect Your Balls
Date/Time: November 28, 2012 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain Gym
Audience: Open
Description: Colleges Against Cancer is putting on their annual “Protect Your Balls Dodgeball Tournament” for testicular and prostate cancers awareness on Nov. 28. Check-in starts at 6 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Forms are located in the Office of Student Life or you can email umslcac@gmail.com to acquire one. Registration fee is $30 per team. All proceeds benefits UMSL Relay For Life. Teams must have at least 6 members, two of which must be girls. Email umslcac@gmail.com with any questions.
For Info: Brandi Grieshaber at 314-516-5291

Dance Series: Modern Dance
Date/Time: November 28, 2012 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Pilot House (By Subway)
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Love to dance? Want to learn a new one? Well come one come all to this year’s dance series, kicking it off with last but not least “Modern Dance.”
For Info: Shatera Davis or other UPB member at 314-516-5531

One-Night Indoor Soccer
Date/Time: November 28, 2012 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain Rec Center (GYM)
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: For fun soccer action, enter tonight’s “King of the Court” indoor soccer tourney. Games will be played in the Mark Twain gymnasium beginning at 7 p.m. Teams may be comprised of men and/or women; 6 players per side plus subs. Entries are still being accepted. Call the Campus Rec Office, 314-516-5326, before 4 p.m. today.
For Info: Campus Recreation Office, 203 MT at 314-516-5326

Piano Studio Recital
Date/Time: November 28, 2012 7:30 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: The University Piano Studio presents a wonderful evening of piano music at the intersection of the 19th and 20th centuries: a time of big social and stylistic changes. Composers include Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Alexander Scriabin, Sergey Prokofiev and many others. The concert features the students of Alla Voskoboynikova, director of Keyboard Studies at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

UMSL Bookstore Holiday Open House
Date/Time: November 29, 2012 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Location: UMSL Bookstore
Audience: Open
Description: All faculty, staff and students are invited to a customer appreciation event on Thursday, Nov. 29. Enjoy special discounts and technology doorbusters throughout the day!
For Info: Stephanie Eaton at 314-516-5765

Giving Thanks through Cultures
Date/Time: November 29, 2012 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: MSC Century Rooms A & B
Audience: Open
Description: Giving Thanks through Cultures will provide the university community an opportunity to explore different cultures through food, music and dance performances. Please join us in celebrating the many different cultures represented on our campus.
For Info: Rochelle DeClue at 314-516-5532

Poetry Reading – Eamon Grennan
Date/Time: November 29, 2012 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM
Location: 331 Social Sciences & Business Building
Audience: Open
Description: Dublin native Eamon Grennan currently teaches in the graduate writing program at Columbia University, and has previously taught at Vassar College. His most recent collections are “Out of Sight: New & Selected Poems” (Graywolf, USA) and “But the Body” (Gallery, Ireland). He has translated the poems of Leopardi (Dedalus and Princeton) and co-translated (with Rachel Kitzinger) “Oedipus at Colonus” (Oxford). He lives in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and Connemara, Ireland.
For Info: Bob Ell at 314-516-7299

Writing Center Workshop: Plagiarism and Academic Integrity
Date/Time: November 29, 2012 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: SSB 205
Audience: Open
Description: Learn more about the concepts of academic integrity and intellectual property. Find out what you need to know in order to avoid these issues in your writing.
For Info: Chris Schott at 314-516-5613

Study Skills That Make a Difference
Date/Time: November 29, 2012 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Location: Center for Student Success – 225 Millennium Student Center
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 314-516-7994

Smoothie Night
Date/Time: November 29, 2012 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Oak Hall kitchen
Audience: Open
Description: Do you like smoothies? Do you like free smoothies? Do you like eating health snacks? Then UPB has just the right thing for you! Come by the Oak Hall kitchen on Thursday, Nov. 29, for a free delicious smoothie after learning how to make it, and, while you’re at it, learn why the delectable smoothie you are enjoying is good for you! What more could you ask for?
For Info: Scott Morrissey or other UPB member at 314-516-5531

Bingo Study Break Party
Date/Time: November 29, 2012 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Provincial House on South Campus
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Bingo tonight! sponsored by Campus Rec, 7 p.m. at the Provincial House on South Campus. Take a break from your studies and join us for fun, food and great prizes! Best of all, it’s free! Bring friends! No advance registration necessary; just be there!
For Info: Campus Recreation Office, 203 MT at 314-516-5326

ISS Short Course – Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics Session 1
Date/Time: November 30, 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 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: Alex/Instructional Support Services Staff at

Psychology Department Colloquium
Date/Time: November 30, 2012 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: 101 Benton
Audience: Open
Description: Adam Augustine, PhD, post-doctoral research associate at the University of Rochester, Department of Clinical and Social Sciences In Psychology, will speak on “Affect Regulation: Predictors of Effectiveness and Underlying Mechanisms.”
For Info: Jean Mayo at 314-516-5393

ISS Short Course – Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics Session 2
Date/Time: November 30, 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 and manipulating a database, using drop-down menus, and creating a home budget.
For Info: Alex/Instructional Support Services Staff at

Award-Winning Poet Richard Siken Reads
Date/Time: November 30, 2012 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: The Hinge Gallery: 410 N. Newstead Ave., Suite 4W 63108
Audience: Open
Description: The Graduate Writers Association presents Poet Richard Siken’s reading and craft lecture. Food and drinks provided.
For Info: Ryan Smith at 859-533-1282

Kyo-Shin-An Arts presents KAMMERRAKU
Date/Time: November 30, 2012 8:00 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: KSA’s Kammerraku® is a collection of commissioned works for string quartet. As the program travels, KSA performs a concert featuring two or more works from the Kammerraku® repertoire in combination with Western repertoire of their choice. Their St. Louis concert features the Touhill’s string quartet-in-residence, the Arianna String Quartet. The program features compositions by Daron Hagen, Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec, James Nyoraku Schleger and Somei Satoh. Kammeraku® – literally is chamber music, kammer from the German, raku from the Japanese. Sponsored by The Ei’ichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Professorship in Japanese Studies, International Studies and Programs, University of Missouri–St. Louis, and the Arianna String Quartet, with the support of the Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis. Discount student, faculty and staff tickets are available, but quantities are limited.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Experience St. Louis: Sports Fusion
Date/Time: November 30, 2012 9:00 PM to 12:30 AM
Location: Meet in front of Provincial House, bus to Sports Fusion
Audience: Open
Description: Please meet in front of Provincial House no later than 9 p.m. The bus should arrive back to the provincial house by around 12:30 a.m. The bus and admission are both free of charge! A $5 deposit will be required at the time of sign up, but will be refunded at the event. Come and enjoy this night of great fun and entertainment compliments of your University Program Board!
For Info: Charle McDonald or other UPB member at 314-516-5531


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