UMSL Events for Feb. 23-March 1, 2013

Events at UMSL

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Into the Deep Retreat: Patience and Trust
Date/Time: February 23, 2013 12:05 AM to 8:00 PM
Location: Meet at CNC, carpool to Camp Wyman
Audience: Student
Description: Overnight from 5 p.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Saturday. In this technological age of instant communication, how do we slow down and find intimacy with others and ourselves? The goal of “Into the Deep” is to give students a chance to connect with the experiences and wisdom of guest speakers while offering the quiet, the time and the space to explore their own depths for responses to the important things in their life. You must sign up by Feb. 19. Cost is $25 per person; scholarships are available!
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Overcoming Writers Block
Date/Time: February 23, 2013 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 403 J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Call it procrastination, fear of exposure, fear or rejection, fear of failure, wanting to quit: how to get past it. Seminars are designed to engage participants in a variety of writing disciplines and the opportunity to learn from published authors. Fee: $65.
For Info: Diana Rehagen at 314-516-6590

Weekend Tour – History of Missouri
Date/Time: February 23, 2013 11:00 AM to 11:00 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 314-526-7248

Pierre Laclede Honors College Trivia Night
Date/Time: February 23, 2013 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: St. Ann of Normandy Catholic Church 7530 Natural Bridge Road
Audience: Open
Description: The UMSL Pierre Laclede Honors College Alumni Chapter is hosting its third annual Trivia Night, an informal, fun competition where teams battle to see who has the greatest knowledge of today’s popular culture and other trivial matters. A silent auction and 50-50 drawing will be held, with a first place cash prize and mulligans for sale. Bring your own food and snacks; complimentary beer and soda will be provided. Tables are $250 for a table of 10 or $25 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Dennis Bohnenkamp Academic Scholarship Fund.
For Info: Donna Carothers at 314-516-6453

‘Carmina Burana’
Date/Time: February 23, 2013 8:00 PM
Location: Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: Every so often, performers from across the spectrum of artistic media have the opportunity to collaborate on a masterpiece production. The Dance St. Louis 2012-2013 season offers that kind of production in “Carmina Burana.” Considered one of the most popular pieces of music ever written, Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” brings together Nashville Ballet, UMSL’s University Orchestra and University Singers, Bach Society of Saint Louis and St. Louis Children’s Choirs into a firework of live music and riveting dance. The opening act is Bach Cantata No. 10, performed by UMSL’s University Orchestra and University Singers and Bach Society of Saint Louis with choreography by Dance St. Louis’ own Michael Uthoff and performed by MADCO. Discounted SNAP student, faculty and staff tickets are available, but quantities are limited.
For Info: Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

‘Carmina Burana’
Date/Time: February 24, 2013 2:00 PM
Location: Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: Every so often, performers from across the spectrum of artistic media have the opportunity to collaborate on a masterpiece production. The Dance St. Louis 2012-2013 season offers that kind of production in “Carmina Burana.” Considered one of the most popular pieces of music ever written, Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” brings together Nashville Ballet, UMSL’s University Orchestra and University Singers, Bach Society of Saint Louis and St. Louis Children’s Choirs into a firework of live music and riveting dance. The opening act is Bach Cantata No. 10, performed by UMSL’s University Orchestra and University Singers and Bach Society of Saint Louis with choreography by Dance St. Louis’ own Michael Uthoff and performed by MADCO. Discounted SNAP student, faculty and staff tickets are available, but quantities are limited.
For Info: Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Weekend Tour – Portraits at the Mercantile
Date/Time: February 24, 2013 2:00 PM to 3:00 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

Sunday Mass
Date/Time: February 24, 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 25, 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 PLHCSA annual Battle of the Bands! The event is Thursday, April 11 at 7:00pm 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

Inspired by Bach
Date/Time: February 25, 2013 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
Location: 402 J. C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Ken Kulosa, a St. Louis cellist, invites you to join him as he performs music inspired by Bach and talks about life as a musician. The Bach Suites for cello are among the most revered in the cello literature, yet after the writing of these suites, no composer wrote for the solo cello for almost 200 years! This program features works of the 20th century written directly in response to these masterful works of Bach. Works of Benjamin Britten and St. Louis composer Christian Woehr are featured, as well as a little Bach!
For Info: Karen Lucas at 314-516-5698

Information Systems Mentor Event
Date/Time: February 25, 2013 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 204 ESH – Grace’s Place Computer Museum
Audience: Open
Description: Interview Skills & Resume Building
For Info: Joseph Rottman at 314-516-6286

Writing Strong Personal Statements for Graduate School
Date/Time: February 26, 2013 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: TBD
Audience: Open
Description: The personal statement is a critical part of the graduate/professional school application process. In this interactive workshop you will learn the critical elements for a strong personal statement. You will write a draft of a personal statement and will receive feedback on your draft.
For Info: Office of Multicultural Relations at 314-516-6807

Weight Watchers at Work
Date/Time: February 26, 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

Is a Graduate Business Degree in your future?
Date/Time: February 26, 2013 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: SSB 401
Audience: Open
Description: Stop by for information on Graduate Business Programs (MBA, MSIS, MAcc, Graduate Certificates), talk to an advisor and meet other MBA students, Q&A, snacks!
For Info: Francesca Ferrari at 314-516-5885

Executive Fellows Mentoring Project – Tom Teasdale
Date/Time: February 26, 2013 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
Location: 427 SSB
Audience: Open
Description: The purpose of this mentoring project is to help students meet their career goals after graduation. Executive fellows facilitate three sessions per program with small groups of three-to-five students. Contact Malaika Horne by email or phone to sign up.
For Info: Dr. Malaika Horne at 314-516-4749

Mass and Soup
Date/Time: February 26, 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

St. Louis Jazz Orchestra: A Night of Count Basie
Date/Time: February 26, 2013 7:00 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: The Count Basie Orchestra was one of the leading big bands of the swing era, and songs like “One O’clock Jump,” “Jumpin’ at the Woodside” and “April in Paris” made Count Basie famous worldwide. As the St. Louis Jazz Orchestra takes a tour through the legacy of Count Basie, 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. Discounted SNAP student,  faculty and staff tickets are available, but quantities are limited.
For Info: Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Ferguson Lunch Trolley
Date/Time: February 27, 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 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

Fireside Coffee House Series: Cas Haley
Date/Time: February 27, 2013 12:00 PM
Location: Fireside Social Lounge
Audience: Open
Description: Cas Haley has been performing as a singer/songwriter for over a decade, developing original songs with styles of reggae, southern soul, R&B, country, pop and rock. He got second place in “America’s Got Talent Season II.” Come on down to the Fireside Social Lounge to come hear Cas Haley perform. On top of this, for all attending, we will be handing out coupons for half off of Einstein’s coffee. 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

Compensation Administration (Management)
Date/Time: February 27, 2013 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Arts Administration Building, HR Training Center (Room 222)
Audience: Faculty/Staff
Description: Monthly classroom training sessions are offered to staff on a first-come-first-serve basis. Participants can sign up and find a schedule of courses through myLearn. To enroll in this course, view the catalog and select UMSL Instructor Led Training. Select desired course. For other training opportunities, please visit: umsl.edu/services/hrs/Current%20Employees/training.html.
For Info: Tara VanDeVoorde at 314-516-5258

Applied Research Seminar: Arts & Community Development
Date/Time: February 27, 2013 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Location: 427 Social Sciences/Business Bldg
Audience: Open
Description: This seminar launches the Spring 2013 Applied Research Seminar Series. Learn how the arts can best fit into the community development process, as well as on some of the neighborhood level dynamics that can impact strategy.
For Info: Becky Pastor at 314-516-5277

Mindfulness Meditation
Date/Time: February 27, 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

Weightlifting Contest
Date/Time: February 27, 2013 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain Recreation Center (Fitness Center)
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Win a T-shirt in our recreational Weightlifting Contest, taking place 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Mark Twain Fitness Center. Men and women, in a host of weight classes, can compete in squat, dead lift and bench press events. Participants do not need to register in advance but must weigh-in between noon and 1 p.m. today. Everyone wins a T-shirt!
For Info: Campus Recreation Office, 203 MT at 314-516-5326

Using Cognos Student Reports
Date/Time: February 27, 2013 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: 65 JCP
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This session is intended for individuals interested in using the student reports available via Cognos. These reports contain data at the student or course level and are operationally-oriented, rather than high-level summaries. The goal of this session is to familiarize UMSL faculty and staff with the Cognos environment and available student-oriented reports. Topics in this hands-on session include: set-up activities; signing on; setting the default folder; effectively navigating in the application; an overview of the reports; how to run reports; and where to find documentation. There will be ample time for questions. Verify your access to Cognos by following the directions at: umsl.edu/~ir/files/pdfs/VerifyCognosAccess.pdf.
For Info: Larry Westermeyer; Carol Sholy at

Test-taking Strategies
Date/Time: February 27, 2013 5:00 PM to 5:45 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

Table Tennis Tournament
Date/Time: February 27, 2013 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain Recreation Center (Room 221)
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Table Tennis Anyone? This Campus Recreation tournament takes place this Monday night, 7-9 p.m., at the Mark Twain Rec Center. Fun for everyone, regardless of skill! Divisions for advanced, intermediate and beginners will be offered. The tourney is open to students, faculty and staff. Call the Rec Office, 314-516-5326, to register in advance.
For Info: Campus Recreation Office, 203 MT at 314-516-5326

Effective Time Management
Date/Time: February 28, 2013 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Arts Administration Building, HR Training Center (Room 222)
Audience: Faculty/Staff
Description: Monthly classroom training sessions are offered to staff on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants can sign up and find a schedule of courses through myLearn. To enroll in this course, view the catalog and select UMSL Instructor Led Training. Select desired course. For other training opportunities, please visit: umsl.edu/services/hrs/Current%20Employees/training.html.
For Info: Tara VanDeVoorde at 314-516-5258

Feminist Film Series
Date/Time: February 28, 2013 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: Gender Studies meeting room, Lucas 494
Audience: Open
Description: Part I of the award-winning documentary, “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women World-Wide.”
For Info: Sally Ebest at 314-516-6383

Suffering Sobriety: Alcoholism and Masculinity in Japan
Date/Time: February 28, 2013 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: 331 Social Sciences & Business Building
Audience: Open
Description: In this talk, Dr. Paul Christensen argues that the admission of alcoholism in Japan challenges masculine gender norms of drinking and homosociality, placing men who identify as alcoholics in a struggle between medicalized conceptions of sobriety/recovery and societal expectations. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Danshūkai (Sobriety Association) structure individual understandings of alcoholism. Yet these structures also constrict recovery outcomes and limit membership through adherence to an ideology rooted in confession, surrender and admissions of individual powerlessness over alcohol.
For Info: Bob Ell at 314-516-7299

Experience St. Louis: Roller Skating and Pizza
Date/Time: February 28, 2013 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Provincial House Pick-up, event at Skate Port
Audience: Open
Description: Come join UPB for a roller-skating and pizza extravaganza! We will depart Provincial House at 6 p.m. to arrive at Skate Port Plaza by 6:30 p.m. From there we will have two hours to roller skate on a private rink, while listening to a DJ kicking out some tunes and eating some free pizza, compliments of the University Program Board. We only have 30 spots available. Sign up will start on Feb. 18 in the Office of Student life (366 MSC). A $5 deposit will be required at sign up to ensure your spot on the bus, but will be refunded as soon as you show up the day of the event. (Deposit is not refunded if participant doesn’t show up.) Don’t forget! Every UPB event you go to is another chance to win a new iPad™! All you have to do is show up and enjoy, fill out a survey afterward, and you’re entered to win! It’s that easy!
For Info: Scott Morrissey or other UPB member at 314-516-5531

Kanjam & Cornhole Tournaments
Date/Time: February 28, 2013 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain Recreation Center
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Fun for everyone! Come play Kanjam & Cornhole, 7-9 p.m. at the Mark Twain gym. Choose one or play both games! Don’t know how to play? We’ll teach you! Come with a partner or let us pair you up! No advance registration necessary; just be there.
For Info: Campus Recreation Office, 203MT at 314-516-5326

Paco Peña: ‘Flamenco Vivo!’
Date/Time: February 28, 2013 7:30 PM
Location: Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: Paco Peña embodies both authenticity and innovation in flamenco. As guitarist, composer, dramatist, producer and artistic mentor, he has transformed perceptions of this archetypal Spanish art form. “Flamenco Vivo” is a musical journey that displays the highest level of modern flamenco, highlighting the rhythmic complexities of its latest variations of dance, song and guitar. Flamenco Vivo also looks back to the most primitive and pure forms of this captivating art and pays respect to the legacy this tradition has left us. The production is co-sponsored by the Whitaker Foundation and is presented under a Special Projects grant from the Regional Arts Commission. Discounted SNAP student, faculty and staff tickets available, but quantities are limited.
For Info: Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

International Business Career Conference 2013
Date/Time: March 1, 2013 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Building
Audience: Open
Description: The International Business Honor Society and International Business Club have joined with the International Business Institute to organize the 5th Annual International Business Career Conference (IBCC). The IBCC is a conference that gives students the opportunity to connect with professionals from several industries who will give them a clearer picture of the types of career opportunities available in the global market. The conference will offer a series of workshops, a panel of experts to question, and a FREE international networking lunch with business professionals from more than 20 companies. We will host top business executives from companies such as MSNBC, Boeing, MasterCard, HoK, Edward Jones and the FBI, just to name a few. Our keynote speaker this year is: Yvette Miley, who is the senior vice president and executive editor of MSNBC. To register and learn more about the conference visit: umsl.edu/ibcc. Like us on Facebook! facebook.com/ibcc.umsl.
For Info: Betty Vining at 314-516-6292

ISS Short Course – Introductory Web Design Session 1
Date/Time: March 1, 2013 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 Web Page Building, including an overview of Komposer. Learn how to use several tools and applications for creating web pages that may be required for classes, your job or for your own website purposes. Topics include: what is HTML, how to format a page including how to change the background, inserting an image, creating a hyperlink, personalize your web pages, and how to save your file properly.
For Info: Sumedha/Instructional Support Services Staff at

ISS Short Course – Introductory Web Design Session 2
Date/Time: March 1, 2013 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 Web Page Building, including an overview of Komposer. Learn how to use several tools and applications for creating web pages that may be required for classes, your job or for your own website purposes. Topics include: what is HTML, how to format a page including how to change the background, inserting an image, creating a hyperlink, personalize your web pages, and how to save your file properly.
For Info: Sumedha/Instructional Support Services Staff at

Career Portfolio
Date/Time: March 1, 2013 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: MSC 315
Audience: Open
Description: What is a career portfolio and how is one created? Leave this workshop with a career portfolio starter kit.
For Info: Office of Multicultural Relations at 314-516-6807

Arianna String Quartet: Razumovsky
Date/Time: March 1, 2013 8:00 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: The Arianna will perform a long-awaited, extended evening of music rarely, if ever, performed live on one program. Beethoven’s three Op. 59 “Razumovsky Quartets” are known as three of the most monumental and pivotal works under one opus and showcase the master composer at the height of his compositional prowess. Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59 No. 1; Beethoven: String Quartet in e minor, Op. 59 No. 2; Beethoven: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59 No. 3. This is an E3! performance. Discounted SNAP student, faculty and staff tickets are available, but quantities are limited.
For Info: Ticket Office at 314-516-4949


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