UMSL Events for Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2013

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Global Game Jam
Date/Time: January 26, 2013 12:00 AM to 11:55 PM
Location: 222 SSB
Audience: Open
Description: From Jan. 25 to Jan. 27, 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

Funding Your Neighborhood Project
Date/Time: January 26, 2013 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: 92 J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Join us to learn the tools and techniques needed to secure funding for your neighborhood project. Learn how to seek out a variety of funding opportunities and sources specific to your project. Become skilled in the art of persuasive writing as a tool for making your funding request successful. This hands-on workshop is being offered in partnership with the Community Partnership Project’s Neighborhood Leadership Academy. Fee: $40.
For Info: Diana Rehagen at 314-516-6590

Global Game Jam
Date/Time: January 27, 2013 12:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: 222 SSB
Audience: Open
Description: From Jan. 25 to Jan. 27, 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

St. Louis Wind Symphony
Date/Time: January 27, 2013 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 150 Villa Wing
Audience: Open
Description: St. Louis Wind Symphony is a non-profit, all-volunteer concert band dedicated to the quality performance of serious literature for wind groups of all sizes. It is comprised largely of current and former music educators who believe that the importance of music is demonstrated not only by passing the knowledge of it on to others, but also by active participation in its creation. The group is committed to enriching the community by providing educational opportunities for area students. It is the premier wind band of the St. Louis Metro area. Audition is required prior to registration. Fee: $10.
For Info: Jennifer Clemente at 314-516-5994

Sunday Mass
Date/Time: January 27, 2013 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Provincial House Chapel
Audience: Open
Description: Our Mass is student centered and built to empower and engage college students to be able to understand and share the gospel with their lives. Anyone who wants to lector, sing or serve as Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, we will offer a Liturgical Minister Training workshop when the semester begins. We celebrate Mass every Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Wellness Classes Sponsored by Campus Recreation
Date/Time: January 28, 2013 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain Athletics & Fitness Center
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Get healthy! Get happy! Join Campus Recreation’s Winter/Spring Wellness Programs. Aerobics, Spinning, Cardio Kick, Core Fusion, Hip Hop, Pilates, Stretch & Tone, Yoga, Water Exercise Training, Zumba and more. For class descriptions, schedules and fees, visit www.umsl.edu/services/recsport/. To register, sign up in the Campus Rec Office, 203 Mark Twain, 314-516-5326.
For Info: Campus Recreation Office, 203MT at 314-516-5326

What Would You Do for a Subway Sandwich?
Date/Time: January 28, 2013 11:00 AM
Location: Nosh Stage
Audience: Open
Description: Have you ever wondered what people will do for a Subway sandwich? What would you do for a Subway sandwich? Here is your chance to find out! You will have to do something crazy to win! Come on down to the Nosh stage to find out what you would do for a Subway sandwich! 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: Katie Green or other UPB member at 314-516-5531

Essentials of Using the MyGateway Grade Center
Date/Time: January 28, 2013 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Location: 103 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 (FRC) 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

Town Hall: The Academic Array and Innovative Teaching
Date/Time: January 28, 2013 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Boeing Auditorium, Marillac Hall
Audience: Faculty/Staff
Description: UMSL Chancellor Tom George and Provost Glen Hahn Cope invite faculty and staff to participate in one or more campus town hall meetings about the priorities in the university’s strategic plan. Our strategic planning process is designed to guide the campus in making decisions about the future of UMSL. The three town hall meetings are an opportunity for the campus to speak directly to the chancellor and provost about setting priorities for the university. Contact Pat Dolan at dolanpa@umsl.edu for more information.
For Info: Patricia Dolan at 314-516-5303

Effective Studying Workshop
Date/Time: January 28, 2013 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Location: 225 MSC (Center for Student Success Conference Room)
Audience: Open
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

Welcome Back Dinner and Ping Pong Tourney
Date/Time: January 28, 2013 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Catholic Newman Center
Audience: Student
Description: It’s a feast for all students: new, returning and transfers! The menu will be spaghetti with a choice of tomato or alfredo sauce, along with salad and garlic bread. The free dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and will conclude with an exciting ping pong tournament, where those with fast paddles will attempt to rise to the top.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Basic Conversational French I
Date/Time: January 28, 2013 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: 404 JC Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: This introductory course in conversational French is designed for students with little or no prior experience in the language. Emphasis will be on developing basic conversational skills. Ideal for those planning to travel to France, this eight-week course will introduce essential vocabulary and will provide students with opportunities to practice French conversation in a wide variety of practical contexts. Students will also be introduced to a number of cultural issues that should be given thoughtful consideration while traveling in France. Fee: $99.
For Info: Jennifer Clemente at 314-516-5994

Creativity & Collaboration @ The Core
Date/Time: January 29, 2013 8:15 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: The CoLab winter conference is a one day program targeting K-12 teachers and addresses how you can address the new Common Core State Standards and Teacher Performance Evaluations. The CoLab is an interdisciplinary professional development organization that places teachers front and center of their own learning, unleashing their creativity and harnessing it to transform their classroom to learner-centered communities. The CCSS assessments will be implemented in 2014 and the day’s conference is designed to place teacher inquiry at the center of harnessing the CCSS. Accomplished K-12 National Writing Project teachers will lead the sessions, sharing tried and tested approaches to nurture discipline-based confidence in students and teachers. Cost: $39.
For Info: Mattie Lewis at 314-516-5655

Weight Watchers at Work
Date/Time: January 29, 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

Maximize Your Performance by Healthy Living
Date/Time: January 29, 2013 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: MSC 314
Audience: Open
Description: You will learn about the positive effects of healthy living and how it can enhance academic performance.
For Info: Office of Multicultural Relations at 314-516-6807

Faculty Senate Meeting
Date/Time: January 29, 2013 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 202 J.C. Penney Building/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

Spring Tai Chi Class Begins Today
Date/Time: January 29, 2013 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: 221 Mark Twain Building
Audience: Open
Description: The Spring Tai Chi class begins today. 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. 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; $40 for all others. Registration is required, and the class size is limited to 20.
For Info: Linda Gatson at 314-516-5091

Mass and Soup
Date/Time: January 29, 2013 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

Basic Conversational Italian I
Date/Time: January 29, 2013 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: 93 J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: This eight-week basic conversational course is the perfect introduction to Italian for the casual traveler or those of Italian heritage. This noncredit course presents everyday situations that may be encountered when traveling or living in Italian-speaking countries or when interacting with Italian-speaking people in the United States. It introduces essential vocabulary and provides participants with opportunities to practice Italian conversation. Fee: $99.
For Info: Jennifer Clemente at 314-516-5994

Compliment Day
Date/Time: January 30, 2013 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Various Locations
Audience: Open
Description: Keep an eye out for compliments posted on sticky notes around campus this day! If you see one, take it personally, because yes, it is geared toward you. We will be sending out our exec board and general members today on a mission to make as many people’s days as possible. Watch out for the “ask me for a compliment T-shirts” and don’t hesitate to ask for a compliment upon notice, because you deserve it.
For Info: Scott Morrissey or other UPB member at 314-516-5531

Mindfulness Meditation
Date/Time: January 30, 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 314-516-5711

Time Management Workshop
Date/Time: January 30, 2013 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Location: 225 MSC (Center for Student Success Conference Room)
Audience: Open
Description: Learn how to improve your grades, quality of life and divide time between work and recreation.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-7994

Teach Pray: Meditation
Date/Time: January 30, 2013 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Location: Catholic Newman Center
Audience: Open
Description: Meditation can be a relaxing and powerful form of prayer. Come to the CNC to experience meditation prayer for yourself. Each session will be relaxing, spiritual and prayerful.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Mandarin Chinese for Travelers
Date/Time: January 30, 2013 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 404 J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Are you thinking about traveling to China? This eight-week course is an excellent opportunity for you to learn basic conversational Mandarin Chinese. If you are planning a trip overseas, or are a beginner interested in studying Chinese, come to this class to learn this complex language in an easy and fun way! Fee: $99.
For Info: Jennifer Clemente at 314-516-5994

Basketball 3-on-3 Tournament
Date/Time: January 30, 2013 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain Athletics & Fitness Center
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: For fun competition, enter Campus Recreation’s 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament (men’s and women’s divisions). All games will be played between 7 and 10 p.m. today (Jan. 30) in the Mark Twain Athletics & Fitness Center. Team and individual sign-ups are welcome. To enter, register at the Campus Rec Office, 203 Mark Twain, 314-516-5326, by 3 p.m. today.
For Info: Campus Recreation Office, 203 Mark Twain at 314-516-5326

UPB movie night presents: ‘Argo’
Date/Time: January 30, 2013 7:00 PM
Location: SGA Chambers (Third Floor MSC)
Audience: Open
Description: A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran. Join UPB in watching this great flick for free!
For Info: Charlie McDonald or other UPB member at 314-516-5531

Registration Deadlines for Campus Rec Sports Leagues
Date/Time: January 31, 2013 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Location: On-Line League Registration
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Today is the sign-up deadline for the following Campus Recreation activities: Coed Volleyball League (Monday nights beginning Feb. 4); Basketball, men’s and women’s leagues (Tuesday nights beginning Feb. 5); and Arena Football, 4-on-4 men’s and women’s leagues (Wednesday nights beginning Feb. 6). Activities are free and open to students, faculty and staff. Team and individual entries accepted. Register online following the instructions found at umsl.edu/services/recsport/assets/pdfs/TeamSportSignup.pdf.
For Info: Campus Recreation Office, 203 Mark Twain at 314-516-5326

Study Abroad Open House
Date/Time: January 31, 2013 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: 331 SSB
Audience: Open
Description: A chance to learn more about study abroad. Ask questions of past participants, faculty and staff.
For Info: Nate Daugherty at 314-516-6497

Veterans’ Health: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Date/Time: January 31, 2013 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: 211 Clark Hall
Audience: Open
Description: This UMSL Veterans Center Guest Speaker Series event will have Tara Galovski, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, and James Sperry, USMC/Ret, president of “The Fight Continues,” speaking on veterans’ health and post-traumatic stress disorder. Refreshments will be served.
For Info: Jacob Perkins at 314-516-5705

Getting the Most from Note-taking
Date/Time: January 31, 2013 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Location: 225 MSC (Center for Student Success Conference Room)
Audience: Open
Description: Learn how to format and organize your notes to benefit your studying and a technique for determining what to record in your notes.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-7994

Liturgical Ministry Training
Date/Time: January 31, 2013 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: Provincial House Chapel
Audience: Open
Description: Meet at the Provincial House Chapel for our Liturgical Ministry Training Workshop for all of those times when you are dying to do something at Mass, but don’t feel “like you know how.” It’s a short workshop with prayers, historical foundations and official guidelines in the exact space we use for Mass.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Resetting US Policy in Asia: Implications for Japan
Date/Time: January 31, 2013 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Century Room A, Millennium Student Center
Audience: Open
Description: “Resetting U.S. Policy in Asia: Implications for Japan,” with Glen S. Fukushima, senior fellow with the Center for American Progress, former president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, and former deputy assistant U.S. trade representative for Japan and China.
For Info: Bob Ell at 314-516-7299

Pack the Stands
Date/Time: January 31, 2013 5:30 PM
Location: Mark Twain Gymnasium
Audience: Open
Description: Join the Office of Student Life and UMSL Athletics as the Tritons take on Quincy at the fifth annual Pack the Stands! Bring your friends and enjoy free food, door prizes and face painting, or sign up your student organization for a chance to win a $500 programming co-sponsorship during the Spirit Competition. Activities begin during the women’s game at 5:30 p.m. and continue through the men’s game at 7:30 p.m. This event is FREE to all UMSL students, faculty and staff and children under 6. UMSL alumni are free with an Alumni Pass. Admission is $7 for the general public.
For Info: Office of Student Life at 314-516-5291

Basic Conversational Spanish I
Date/Time: January 31, 2013 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: UMSL
Audience: Open
Description: This 8-week conversational course is the perfect introduction to Spanish for the casual traveler, the social service professional, or the classroom teacher of Spanish-speaking students. It presents everyday situations that students may encounter when traveling or living in Spanish-speaking countries or when dealing with Spanish-speaking people in the United States. It introduces essential vocabulary and provides students with opportunities to practice Spanish conversation in a wide variety of practical contexts. Fee: $99.
For Info: Jennifer Clemente at 314-516-5994

AIGA Student Group: Carlos Zamora Lecture
Date/Time: January 31, 2013 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 220
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Carlos Zamora, an illustrator and designer who works for Kiku Obata, will deliver a lecture for UMSL student members of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. His job at Kiku allows him to work on some cool St. Louis projects, most of which you will recognize. Those projects include print communications, environmental graphics and brand development. His personal poster design is very heavily influenced by Cuban poster design.
For Info: Katherine McPeak at 314-516-6967

Entry Deadline for Hidden Valley Ski Adventure
Date/Time: February 1, 2013 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Hidden Valley Ski Resort, Eureka, MO 63025 (Feb. 8)
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Today is the sign-up deadline for Campus Recreation’s Ski Hidden Valley Adventure scheduled for 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, Feb. 8. Cost is $25 for students,  $35 for faculty, staff and alumni. Registration fee includes lift tickets, ski or snowboard rental, and one-hour ski lesson. Transportation for students is available for additional $10. Register at the Campus Rec Office, 203 Mark Twain. Space is limited.
For Info: Campus Recreation Office, 203 Mark Twain at 314-516-5326

Open Auditions for UMSL Gospel Choir
Date/Time: February 1, 2013 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: MSC Century Room C
Audience: Open
Description: Calling all talent! Come audition to be in the UMSL Gospel Choir. We are looking for singers, drummers, musical directors, guitarists and pianists.
For Info: Desiree at 314-369-1023

UMSL 50th Jubilee Anniversary Kickoff
Date/Time: February 1, 2013 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Location: Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: The University of Missouri–St. Louis will celebrate its 50th anniversary throughout 2013. We’ll kick off our yearlong celebration Feb. 1 with a spectacular evening of entertainment and fun. This night to remember will feature a presentation by bestselling author and critically acclaimed motivational speaker Shep Hyken, a champagne reception, music by The Fabulous Motown Review and a fireworks display. Frank Cusumano, sports anchor at KSDK (Channel 5) in St. Louis and a UMSL alumnus, will serve as master of ceremonies. This is a free event, but tickets are required. Pick up tickets at the Touhill box office. Limit four tickets.
For Info: Lucinda R. Vantine at 314-516-5442


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