UMSL Events for Feb. 9-15, 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.

You Can Write a Romance
Date/Time: February 9, 2013 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 403 J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Learn the essential elements of this popular genre. In addition to lecture, students will engage in writing exercises to illustrate writing techniques often found in romance novels. Fee: $65.
For Info: Mary Gough at 314-516-5974

Financial Aid Updates
Date/Time: February 9, 2013 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: SGA Chambers MSC 3rd floor
Audience: Open
Description: The UMSL Financial Aid Office will provide the latest financial aid updates and how to navigate the financial aid process.
For Info: Rochelle DeClue at 314-516-5532

‘Romeo and Juliet’
Date/Time: February 9, 2013 2:30 PM
Location: Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: One of the most passionate and dramatic story ballets returns. Saint Louis Ballet’s production of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy features music by Prokofiev, choreography by Horiuchi, sword fighting, court dancing and the iconic balcony pas de deux. The ballet that received standing ovations during its 2010 premiere is back in time for your Valentines Day celebration. Discounted SNAP student, faculty and staff tickets are available, but quantities are limited.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

‘Romeo and Juliet’
Date/Time: February 9, 2013 8:00 PM
Location: Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: One of the most passionate and dramatic story ballets returns. Saint Louis Ballet’s production of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy features music by Prokofiev, choreography by Horiuchi, sword fighting, court dancing and the iconic balcony pas de deux. The ballet that received standing ovations during its 2010 premiere is back in time for your Valentines Day celebration. Discounted SNAP student, faculty and staff tickets are available, but quantities are limited.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

‘Romeo and Juliet’
Date/Time: February 10, 2013 3:00 PM
Location: Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: One of the most passionate and dramatic story ballets returns. Saint Louis Ballet’s production of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy features music by Prokofiev, choreography by Horiuchi, sword fighting, court dancing and the iconic balcony pas de deux. The ballet that received standing ovations during its 2010 premiere is back in time for your Valentine’s Day celebration. Discounted SNAP student, faculty and staff tickets are available, but quantities are limited.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Sunday Mass
Date/Time: February 10, 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. We have Mass every Sunday at 8:30 p.m. Remember we have a Mass Guide online for anyone unfamiliar with Liturgy or anyone who wants to bring their friends who might be, too. All are welcome! Check our website for directions. Anyone who wants to lector, sing or serve as Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, email Kristin Williams, the Liturgy Chair, at kw2nd@mail.umsl.edu.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Battle of the Bands Sign-up Deadline
Date/Time: February 11, 2013
Location: Pilot House
Audience: Open
Description: Description: Calling all bands: Want more publicity for your band? Want to have fun while raising money for charity? Sign up for the Pierre Laclede Honors College Student Association’s annual Battle of the Bands! The event is at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, and is open to the entire UMSL community and guests. The deadline to sign up is Monday, March 18. Contact Marty at mjid4f@mail.umsl.edu or Jessie at jnbleile@mail.umsl.edu to sign up.
For Info: Jessica Bleile at 314-640-0594

Resume Writing For Teachers
Date/Time: February 11, 2013 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Location: Technology & Learning Center, South Campus Marillac Hall
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 at careers.umsl.edu.
For Info: Rachel Boehlow at 314-516-5111

Essentials of Using the MyGateway Grade Center
Date/Time: February 11, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Location: Suite 100 Marillac Hall – Jack Taylor Lab
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

Explosion in the Middle East Art Scene
Date/Time: February 11, 2013 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
Location: 402 J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Marilu Knode, director of Laumeier Sculpture Park and Aronson Endowed Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History, describes her work in the Middle East, particularly Egypt, over the past decade. Knode was the American commissioner to the 1998 Cairo Bienniale, working with American artist Nancy Spero. Knode explains the recent evolution of the arts in the Middle East, looking at the Istanbul Biennial, the dynamic scene in Beirut and the explosion of attention to Middle Eastern artists in a time of heightened political stress.
For Info: Karen Lucas at 314-516-5698

Winning the Procrastination Battle
Date/Time: February 11, 2013 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Location: 225 MSC (Center for Student Success Conference Room)
Audience: Open
Description: Explore the causes of procrastination and techniques for avoid putting things off to last possible moment.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-7994

Commuter Breaks: Chips and Soda
Date/Time: February 11, 2013 5:00 PM
Location: Marillac Hall (South Campus)
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 chips and soda, free of charge.
For Info: Charlie McDonald or other UPB member at 314-516-5531

Weight Watchers at Work
Date/Time: February 12, 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. Can’t make the Open House but want to join? 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

Test-taking Strategies
Date/Time: February 12, 2013 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Location: 225 MSC (Center for Student Success Conference Room)
Audience: Open
Description: Learn tips for taking different types of tests and how to better manage test-taking jitters.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-7994

Mass and Soup
Date/Time: February 12, 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. Everyone is 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

MCAT Test Prep
Date/Time: February 12, 2013 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 307 Clark Hall
Audience: Open
Description: This is a three-week course to help students better prepare for taking the MCAT test. Fee: $899.
For Info: Jennifer Clemente at 314-516-5994

Valentine’s Day Salute to Romance to Feature UMSL Pianist
Date/Time: February 12, 2013 7:30 PM
Location: The Sheldon Ballroom, 3648 Washington Blvd
Audience: Open
Description: Join the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis for its annual Valentine’s Day salute to romance through music. “Love Fest Continues” will feature Alla Voskoboynikova on piano. She is a teaching associate professor of music and director of keyboard studies at UMSL. Wine and light snacks are available for purchase during the cabaret-style chamber music concert. Single Tickets are $35. Call 314-941-6309 or visit chambermusicstl.org for more information.
For Info: Myra Lopez at 314-516-5851

Ferguson Lunch Trolley
Date/Time: February 13, 2013 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Three Pickup Locations on Campus
Audience: Open
Description: The FREE Ferguson Lunch Trolley is back! Don’t lose your parking spot. The 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; Subway; Vincenzo’s Italian Ristorante.
For Info: Mary Haux at 314-332-5546

Mindfulness Meditation
Date/Time: February 13, 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

Ash Wednesday Mass
Date/Time: February 13, 2013 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: Century Room C, MSC
Audience: Open
Description: Join the Catholic Newman Center community for Ash Wednesday Mass at 12:30 p.m. in Century Room C of the Millennium Student Center. All students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends are invited to attend and begin their Lenten season with us!
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Job Search Strategies
Date/Time: February 13, 2013 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: 278 MSC, Career Services Conference Room
Audience: Student
Description: The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize you with the process of job searching and career management. It is intended to demonstrate some tools to find a job and manage your career. Please register at careers.umsl.edu.
For Info: Rachel Boehlow at 314-516-5111

Getting the Most from Note-taking
Date/Time: February 13, 2013 5:00 PM to 5:45 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

The Improv Shop Featuring Special Guest Guy Phillips
Date/Time: February 13, 2013 7:30 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: Guy Phillips, the ever-popular morning radio host at Y98 in St. Louis, will join the comedic actors with The Improv Shop as special guest monologist for the Feb. 13 performance. This hilarious, Chicago-style improvisation will feature the Armando format. Phillips will tell a personal story based on the evening’s theme and the troupe will build a series of hysterical vignettes that interweave characters, plot, story and other details. St. Louis’ own Improv Shop is known for creating dynamic comedy improv. Discounted SNAP student, faculty and staff tickets are available, but quantities are limited.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Love Is…
Date/Time: February 14, 2013 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Nosh Red Wall
Audience: Open
Description: UPB is putting on a Valentine’s Day event that wants you to share what LOVE means to you! No matter what your relationship status is, everyone has a different meaning of LOVE. What is yours? 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

Town Hall: The UMSL Experience and Reduced Costs to Students
Date/Time: February 14, 2013 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Century Room A, Millennium Student Center
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

Communicating Effectively in College
Date/Time: February 14, 2013 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Location: 225 MSC (Center for Student Success Conference Room)
Audience: Open
Description: Learn how to facilitate effective communication with professors and the benefit of classroom participation.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-7994

Feminist Film Series
Date/Time: February 14, 2013 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: Gender Studies offices, 494 Lucas
Audience: Open
Description: Celebrate Valentine’s Day by viewing “Women’s Empowerment,” a film exploring women’s empowerment and leadership around the world. Free popcorn will be available; BYO soda. Sponsored by the Gender Studies Program.
For Info: Sally Ebest at 314-516-6383

African-American Nursing History Conference
Date/Time: February 15, 2013 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: This conference is targeted for nurses and other professionals in the field of health care, future nurses, high school students and especially those in the community, who have been “Call(ed) to Action” in addressing health care disparities, health care equity and health care promotion. This will be done through organizational community involvement, through increasing awareness and through action by providing free health care screenings. Fee: $30; $25 for high school students.
For Info: Mattie Lewis at 314-516-5655

A Knight of Murder Masquerade Ball
Date/Time: February 15, 2013 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Catholic Newman Center
Audience: Student
Description: Hear Ye! Hear Ye! All ye Kings and Queens, Knights and Nobles, Serfs and Servants! A tournament of great celebration is planned to honor the noble marriage of Baron Bartholomew to Lady Diana of Dunnsberry in the manor of Fernwood. As a resident of the manor, you are not only invited to be there, but your attendance is required by the request of your lord. Everyone is a suspect and no one is safe in this mystery of medieval madness. Get a character and solve the murder! You are invited to joust the night away as your “assumed personality” while we put clues together!! Have a blast with appetizers, mocktails, and more! You must RSVP to Evite or email Rachelle by Wednesday, Feb. 13, so we have time to give your character to you for the evening! Creative costumes, props, accessories and accents are strongly encouraged. All are welcome!
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Valentines for Veterans
Date/Time: February 15, 2013 7:00 PM
Location: Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: The VA St. Louis Health Care System is pleased to present the 2013 Valentines for Veterans Concert featuring The Miracles. Concert tickets are complimentary for veterans and their families. St. Louis was selected as one of 18 VA hospitals across the nation to host the 2013 Valentines for Veterans Concert Series. This concert is a great way for veterans and their families to share time together and allows the St. Louis community to express appreciation and support for the sacrifices of America’s veterans. All St. Louis area veterans wanting to attend the concert are encouraged to call the ticket hotline at 314-894-6125 because tickets will go fast. The concert tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis to veterans and their families only.
For Info: Ticket Hotline at 314-894-6125

The Swing of Hearts Jazz Concert
Date/Time: February 15, 2013 8:00 PM
Location: E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall
Audience: Open
Description: Apropos of Valentine’s Day, The Swing of Hearts takes place at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall, 560 Trinity Ave. in University City, Mo. Ticket are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $16 for students and $10 for children 10 and under, and may be purchased at the Edison Theatre box office, through MetroTix or at the door. Group rates are also available.
For Info: Iris Salsman at 314-495-3017


Short URL: http://blogs.umsl.edu/news/?p=34430