UMSL Events for Jan. 19-25, 2013

Events at UMSL

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance
Date/Time: January 21, 2013 10:00 AM
Location: Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: Join the University of Missouri–St. Louis and the St. Louis community for a spectacular celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. This will be the first in a series of events celebrating UMSL’s 50th anniversary. Julianne Malveaux, a provocative economist, author and commentator will be the guest speaker. A special media presentation will capture the event’s theme, “50 Years of Fulfilling the Dream.” Musical guests will include the talented Dickson String Quartet, the Trinity Mt. Carmel Church Mass Choir, the Normandy High School Jazz Band and other artists. A program for children ages 5 to 11, hosted by the university’s College of Education, will run concurrently. Celebrate 50 Years of Fulfilling the Dream with us.
For Info: Kathleen Falcon at 314-516-5695

Spring Tai Chi Class Registration is Open
Date/Time: January 22, 2013
Location: 203 Mark Twain Building
Audience: Open
Description: Registration for the spring tai chi class is now open. A modified Yang/Fu-style 24 Form Tai Chi and 18-Motion Qigong will be taught. This class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. from Jan. 29 through March 21. There is a one-time fee for the eight-week session: $10 for UMSL students; $30 for UMSL alumni, faculty and staff; and $40 for all others. Class size is limited to 20.
For Info: Linda Gatson at 314-516-5091

Commuter Breaks: Coffee and Donuts
Date/Time: January 22, 2013 9:00 AM
Location: MSC Garage
Audience: Open
Description: Need a break? Come out and get a snack to help get you through the day. At today’s commuter break we will be serving coffee and donuts free of charge.
For Info: Charlie McDonald or other UPB member at 314-516-5531

Philosophy of Religion
Date/Time: January 22, 2013 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 2 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146
Audience: Open
Description: A philosophical investigation of such problems as the nature of religious faith and experience, the relation of faith and reason, alternative concepts of deity and the problem of evil. Fee: $225.
For Info: Jennifer Clemente at 314-516-5994

Campus Recreation Wellness Classes
Date/Time: January 22, 2013 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Location: Fitness Center, Mark Twain Athletics & Fitness Center
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Campus Recreation’s aerobics and spinning classes are FREE this week, Jan. 22-28! Drop by the Mark Twain Rec Center and try them out. When you experience the fun and fitness benefits, you’ll want to register for our Winter/Spring classes that run through May 11. Certified fitness instructors teach classes such as Spinning, Cardio Kick, Core Fusion, Hip Hop, Pilates, Stretch & Tone, Yoga, Water Exercise Training, Zumba and more. Register for classes at the Campus Rec Office, 203 Mark Twain, 314-516-5326.
For Info: Campus Recreation Office, 203MT at 314-516-5326

Weight Watchers at Work
Date/Time: January 22, 2013 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. Contact Teresa Balestreri at 314-516-5002 or tkb@umsl.edu for more information.
For Info: Teresa Balestreri at 314-516-5002

Alternative Analytic Techniques of International Affairs
Date/Time: January 22, 2013 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Room 102, Clayton High School, 1 Mark Twain Circle, Clayton, Mo.
Audience: Open
Description: Based on structured analytic techniques employed in the intelligence community, this course will provide you the opportunity to hone your critical thinking skills, consider overlooked ideas and develop unique perspectives. You will be given the tools to recognize and overcome biases, mental shortcuts and unstated assumptions and challenge conventional wisdom, while exploring current issues in international affairs. Fee: $225.
For Info: Jennifer Clemente at 314-516-5994

Pipeline to Local Office
Date/Time: January 22, 2013 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 202 J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Participants in the Pipeline to Local Office Program Will: Refine a Campaign Plan and Budget; Learn How to Target Their Likely Voters; Learn How to Fundraise; Successfully Plan Strategies for Getting Voters to the Polls; and Develop Skills for Successful Public Speaking. More than 50 percent of past participants have gone on to win seats as mayors and city council and school board members. Recent successful candidates in past year’s classes include St. Charles city councilwoman Mary Ann Ohms, Kirkwood city councilwoman Gina Jaksetic, Greendale mayor Monica Huddleston and Normandy school board members Joyce McRath and Pepper Clifton. Fee: $85.
For Info: Mary Gough at 314-516-5974

Winter Expo
Date/Time: January 23, 2013 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: 2nd and 3rd floor rotunda
Audience: Open
Description: Come out and get to know the student organizations that this campus has to offer. Don’t forget! Every UPB event you go to is another chance to win a new iPad™! Just fill out a survey after the event and you’re entered to win!
For Info: R.V. Jenkins or other UPB member at 314-516-5531

Mindfulness Meditation
Date/Time: January 23, 2013 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 516-5711

Essentials of Using the MyGateway Grade Center
Date/Time: January 23, 2013 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
Location: 103 Express Scripts Hall (ESH)
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: Effective use of the MyGateway Grade Center is an important way to communicate critical information to your students concerning their academic progress. Please join the Faculty Resource Center for a tour of this tool. Items for discussion include: Creating grade columns; entering grades; modifying grades; working with weighted grades; saving a copy of your Grade Center; and downloading and uploading grades. If you have questions about the workshop please contact the FRC at 314-516-6704 or frc@umsl.edu.
For Info: Tom Roedel, Jennifer Simms and Paul Wilmarth at

Odyssey
Date/Time: January 23, 2013 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Gallery Visio
Audience: Open
Description: UMSL graduate Rachel Heim takes you on a visual journey through her life experiences depicted in a series of handmade quilts.
For Info: Stephanie Sivils at 314-516-7922

Introduction to Nonfiction Writing
Date/Time: January 23, 2013 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 64 University Center
Audience: Open
Description: Addresses doing research, using just the right interviewing techniques for your project; editing, considering all the ethical issues; and organizing it all. Students will have opportunities to discuss and analyze a variety of published works.
For Info: Mary Gough at 314-516-5974

Psychology Department Colloquium
Date/Time: January 24, 2013 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: 121 Research
Audience: Open
Description: Christina M. Rodriguez, PhD, associate professor of clinical psychology at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, will speak on “Physical Parent-Child Aggression Risk Factors and Risk Assessment.”
For Info: Jean Mayo at 314-516-5393

Illusionist Joel Meyers
Date/Time: January 24, 2013 7:00 PM
Location: Pilot House (By Subway)
Audience: Open
Description: Join UPB as they bring Joel Meyers Illusionist! See great mind tricks and see if you can figure out how he does them! Don’t forget! Every UPB event you go to is another chance to win a new iPad™! All you have to do is fill out a survey after the event and you’re entered to win!
For Info: Erin Potts or other UPB member at 314-516-5531

Peer Academic Leader Seminar
Date/Time: January 25, 2013 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: CTL Conference Room – Lucas 589
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Covers Campus Rules & Regulations, with your choice of Tutoring Basics or Dealing with Difficult Situations.
For Info: Chani Smason at 314-516-4508

Essentials of Using the MyGateway Grade Center
Date/Time: January 25, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Location: 104 Express Scripts Hall
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: Effective use of the MyGateway Grade Center is an important way to communicate critical information to your students concerning their academic progress. Please join the Faculty Resource Center for a tour of this tool. Items for discussion include: Creating grade columns, entering grades, modifying grades, working with weighted grades, saving a copy of your Grade Center and downloading and uploading grades. If you have questions about the workshop please contact the FRC at 314-516-6704; frc@umsl.edu.
For Info: Tom Roedel, Jennifer Simms and Paul Wilmarth at

Global Game Jam
Date/Time: January 25, 2013 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Location: 222 SSB
Audience: Open
Description: The Information Systems Programming Club will host the Global Game Jam, an annual event organized by the International Game Developers Association in which participants design and create digital as well as non-digital games over the course of one weekend. At each site, participants gather to develop ideas, form small groups, create new, creative, innovative games, and present them to their peers and the global community.
For Info: Dr. Dinesh Mirchandani at 314-516-7354


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