UMSL Events for March 16-22, 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.

Play Write: What Happens Before the Curtain Goes Up
Date/Time: March 16, 2013 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 93 J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Essential elements to consider when writing a play, how to make dialogue work, what to say and what not to say. Participants will discuss character, plot and use of silence; see examples from scenes by established playwrights; and engage in dialogue-writing exercises. 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

Badminton Tournament
Date/Time: March 16, 2013 9:45 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain Athletics & Fitness Center
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: WANTED! Badminton players of all skill levels are wanted to play in today’s Badminton Tournament sponsored by Campus Recreation. Matches will be played from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mark Twain Building. Divisions will include men’s, women’s, singles and doubles (all skill levels). The tourney is open to students, faculty and staff. On-site registration begins at 9:45 a.m.
For Info: Campus Recreation Office, 203 MT at 314-516-5326

Weekend Tour – Meet the Mercantile
Date/Time: March 16, 2013 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 that 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

‘Four by Tenn’
Date/Time: March 16, 2013 2:00 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: In celebration of Missouri’s own Tennessee Williams, the Department of Theatre, Dance and Media Studies will select and showcase scenes from the playwright’s most compelling work. Discounted SNAP student, faculty and staff tickets are available, but quantities are limited.
For Info: Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

The Civil War and the Railroads
Date/Time: March 16, 2013 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: The St. Louis Mercantile Library
Audience: Open
Description: The Civil War occurred at the same time that railroads had just established their dominance as the best technology to move people and goods over land. This technical importance helped make railroads an important tool to both sides of the war, and had a profound influence on the strategies and objectives of nearly all Civil War military campaigns. John W. Barriger IV, the great-grandson of a Civil War officer and son of John W. Barriger III, will discuss how the ability — or inability — of each side to move significant numbers of troops by rail decided the outcome of major battles during the war.
For Info: Valenda Curtis at 314-516-7248

‘China Night’
Date/Time: March 16, 2013 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: J.C. Penny Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: A wonderful Chinese culture show will feature Chinese Kung Fu, a Chinese drama performance and Chinese food. Cost: $10 per person.
For Info: Yue Shen at 314-550-9164

‘Four by Tenn’
Date/Time: March 16, 2013 7:30 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: In celebration of Missouri’s own Tennessee Williams, the Department of Theatre, Dance and Media Studies will select and showcase scenes from the playwright’s most compelling work. Discounted SNAP student, faculty and staff tickets are available, but quantities are limited.
For Info: Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

‘Four by Tenn’
Date/Time: March 17, 2013 2:00 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: In celebration of Missouri’s own Tennessee Williams, the Department of Theatre, Dance and Media Studies will select and showcase scenes from the playwright’s most compelling work. Discounted SNAP student, faculty and staff tickets are available, but quantities are limited.
For Info: Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Easter Egg Hunt
Date/Time: March 17, 2013 7:00 PM
Location: Oak Hall Lawn
Audience: Open
Description: The Easter Bunny has struck again! Find eggs, get prizes, have fun! Don’t forget! Every UPB event is another chance to win a new iPad™! All you have to do is fill out a survey at the event and you’re entered to win!
For Info: Charlie McDonald or other UPB member at 314-516-5531

Josten’s Class Ring Day
Date/Time: March 18, 2013 10:30 AM to 6:00 AM
Location: UMSL Bookstore
Audience: Student
Description: Order your class ring and have it before commencement. Professional staff will be at the UMSL Bookstore today to assist you in making your class ring selection. Special pricing is offered on Josten’s Ring Days.
For Info: Stephanie Eaton at 314-516-5763

Soup Line
Date/Time: March 18, 2013 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: MSC Nosh
Audience: Open
Description: Instead of your usual lunch, stop by the Soup Line and purchase a bowl of soup and bread (donated by Sodexo) for a suggested donation of $2 to help fight hunger. All proceeds go to local and international hunger-fighting organizations. The Soup Line is sponsored by the Catholic Newman Center and Sodexo, and is part of Poverty Awareness Week and Social Justice Month.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

The Intellectual Pragmatism of Margaret Bush Wilson
Date/Time: March 18, 2013 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
Location: 402 J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Priscilla Dowden-White, UMSL associate professor of history, traces the intellectual influences on the social activism of Margaret Bush Wilson, the late civil rights attorney and former national NAACP board chair. Dowden-White specializes in 20th-century African American urban history, social movements and community organization theory. She is the author of “Groping Toward Democracy: African American Social Welfare Reform in St. Louis, 1910-1949.”
For Info: Karen Lucas at 314-516-5698

Benchmarking Salaries
Date/Time: March 18, 2013 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: 278 MSC, Career Services Conference Room
Audience: Student
Description: How do you determine an appropriate salary level for your field and level of experience? In this workshop, examine salary data resources and review other areas to consider when evaluating offers. Please register at careers.umsl.edu.
For Info: Rachel Boehlow at 314-516-5111

Workshop: Test-taking Strategies
Date/Time: March 18, 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

Success Through Leadership
Date/Time: March 18, 2013 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: MSC Century Room C
Audience: Open
Description: This event is sponsored by Sigma Pi Fraternity International. We will have guest speakers from a new, up-and-coming company called Leadership Messenger Academy in Century Room C from 3 to 5 p.m. The itinerary will be as follows: 1. Developing the basic interpersonal skills needed to become leadership material. 2. Building the advanced leadership skills to become a leader. 3. Learning to motivate others to encourage them to follow your lead. 4. Turning followers into a team of leaders. 5. Gaining confidence in yourself and your abilities. Come and experience this interactive seminar that you can only benefit from!
For Info: Chadd Griesemer at 314-477-5443

Exam Preparation-Relaxation Training
Date/Time: March 18, 2013 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: MSC Rm. 313
Audience: Open
Description: Learn relaxation techniques to manage stress and maximize test performance.
For Info: Rochelle DeClue at 314-516-5532

Battle of the Bands Sign-up Deadline
Date/Time: March 18, 2013 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Pilot House
Audience: Open
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

University Orchestra Concerto Concert
Date/Time: March 18, 2013 7:30 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: Classical to contemporary music awaits as the UMSL University Orchestra performs its annual Concerto Concert under the direction of Robert Charles Howard. This concert will feature Martin Laufhutte, violoncello, winner of the November 2012 University Concerto Competition.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Using Cognos Student Reports
Date/Time: March 19, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: 65 J.C. Penney Conference Center
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

Weight Watchers at Work
Date/Time: March 19, 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 https://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

Fireside Coffee House Series: Griffen Alexander
Date/Time: March 19, 2013 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Fireside Social Lounge
Audience: Open
Description: Need a soft break between classes? Looking for somewhere relaxing to enjoy your lunch? Or, do you need little bit of sound to get you motivated? Well, today is your chance! We will be providing a soothing hour of free, live music via Griffen Alexander. Come by the fireside lounge and enjoy. Also, those who come by will receive coupons for half off coffee at Einstein’s. 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 after, and you’re entered to win! It’s that easy! For Info: Scott Morrissey or other UPB member at 314-516-5531

Veterans Center Guest Speaker Series – Veteran Employment
Date/Time: March 19, 2013 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: UMSL Veterans Center Lounge
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Retired Brigadier General E. Tracy Beckette and John Roberts (who is here every Monday to help with veterans’ issues and employment) will be out to speak to UMSL veterans about the issues of employment, job seeking, etc. As always, food will be provided. Please feel free to contact the Veterans Center for more information.
For Info: UMSL Veterans Center at 314-516-5705

PPRC Photo Exhibit Opening Reception: ‘DEAF Inc.’
Date/Time: March 19, 2013 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: 427 Social Sciences & Business Bldg
Audience: Open
Description: Join us on March 19 for a photography exhibit opening reception: PPRC Photography Project — “DEAF Inc. – Communication Access Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People in St. Louis.” DEAF Inc. will be on exhibit through April 28. For this project, PRC Photography Project conducted workshops with a multi-generational group of St. Louis area deaf and hearing-impaired people, ASL interpreters, and teachers working with deaf students. Shirley Corbett, DEAF Inc.’s community relations director, said, “This project helped St. Louis’s deaf community affirm their belief that they can do anything they set their minds to and that they should not allow a lack of communication access to hinder their dreams.”
For Info: Becky Pastor at 314-516-5277

Time Management Workshop
Date/Time: March 19, 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

Faculty Senate Meeting
Date/Time: March 19, 2013 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 202 J.C. Penney 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

Mass and Soup
Date/Time: March 19, 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

Documentary: ‘Give A Damn?’
Date/Time: March 19, 2013 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: MSC Pilot House
Audience: Open
Description: “Give A Damn?” is a film about three friends—two idealistic activists and one skeptic—attempting to live in poverty on $1.25 a day, across three continents. The adventure turns devastating when two of them survive a deadly plane crash in Africa and all three must fight to finish what they started. What breaks your heart and what makes you come alive? A Q&A session with the filmmakers will follow the film. The screening is part of Poverty Awareness Week and Social Justice Month, sponsored by the Catholic Newman Center and University Program Board.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Phi Mu Alpha Rib Shack Fundraiser
Date/Time: March 20, 2013 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Location: Rib Shack, 8642 Natural Bridge Road
Audience: Open
Description: Phi Mu Alpha’s 2nd Rib Shack Fundraiser. Come out and get some great barbecue while supporting our organization! Special UMSL student deals and prices everyday! Join us March 20 and enjoy our performance of songs at Rib Shack as well!
For Info: Brett Lindsay at 636-578-5085

Mindfulness Meditation
Date/Time: March 20, 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: James Linsin at 314-516-5711

Interviewing Skills Workshop
Date/Time: March 20, 2013 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: 278 MSC, Career Services Conference Room
Audience: Student
Description: Do you want to know more about interviewing and how to improve your skills? Join us to learn techniques and tips for successful interviews. Please register at careers.umsl.edu.
For Info: Rachel Boehlow at 314-516-5111

Communicating Effectively in College
Date/Time: March 20, 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

Faculty Book Launch
Date/Time: March 20, 2013 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: SSB 331
Audience: Open
Description: Come celebrate the publication of Farida Jalalzai’s book, “Shattered, Cracked, or Firmly Intact? Women and the Executive Glass Ceiling Worldwide,” published by Oxford UP. Jalalzai will give a brief presentation followed by refreshments.
For Info: Sally Barr Ebest at 314-516-6383

Shantytown
Date/Time: March 20, 2013 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: MSC Lawn
Audience: Open
Description: Participate in raising awareness of homelessness as we set up a village of cardboard boxes on the MSC lawn and stay overnight until 8 a.m. on Thursday morning. Evening activities include speakers, documentaries, a housing simulation and a candle light vigil. Join us in getting the whole UMSL campus involved! Advertise your student organization by sponsoring a box to be displayed! You can also come with friends or come as an individual and make friends when you get there! Come for any part or the entire event!
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia American Music Recital
Date/Time: March 20, 2013 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: UMSL Music Building Room 205
Audience: Open
Description: Come listen to the men of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia perform some great American music. There will be refreshments afterwards.
For Info: Dustin Shrum at 314-420-8897

Safe Driving Obstacle Course
Date/Time: March 21, 2013 11:00 AM
Location: MSC Patio (Pilot house if raining)
Audience: Open
Description: We are planning a new twist on the usual driving test. You will have to come on out to figure out what the twist is going to be. Do you have the need for driving safety? 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

Writing Workshop: Writing the Research Essay
Date/Time: March 21, 2013 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: SSB 207
Audience: Open
Description: Writing a research paper? Wondering where to start? What to do? Learn how to approach writing the research paper—working with quotes, how to cite journal articles, Internet sources, books and more!
For Info: Chris Schott at 314-516-5613

Facility Planning & Financing for Nonprofit Organizations
Date/Time: March 21, 2013 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: This technical assistance workshop will provide a comprehensive overview for how to plan a real estate development project, whether your nonprofit organization is considering growing, consolidating or co-locating. The workshop also will cover key financing considerations, including capital campaigns, underwriting and the current economic environment. Participants will learn to anticipate and prepare for each step. From planning through predevelopment to construction, key concepts are illustrated using real-life scenarios for new construction or major rehabilitation projects. This workshop is ideal for executive directors, operations managers or other senior staff and board members of nonprofit corporations considering a real estate project in the next 24 months. Cost to attend is $25.
For Info: Dan Sise at 314-516-6378

Feminist Film Series
Date/Time: March 21, 2013 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Gender Studies lounge, Lucas 494
Audience: Open
Description: Part IV of the award-winning documentary, “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women World-Wide.” Free popcorn will be available; BYO soda.
For Info: Sally Barr Ebest at 314-516-6383

‘The Decline of American Power and Its Consequences’
Date/Time: March 21, 2013 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Summit Lounge
Audience: Open
Description: Former U.S. Senator Jim Talent is a national security leader who specializes in issues related to the Department of Defense. He has been active in Missouri and national public policy for more than 25 years. He currently serves on the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission and the National Defense Panel for the Quadrennial Defense Review. Talent will discuss “The Decline of American Power and Its Consequences.” His presentation will be followed by a Q&A session and a light reception. RSVPs to Judy Cates at 314-5161-5353 or catesj@umsl.edu are not required, but would be appreciated for planning purposes.
For Info: Judy Cates at 314-516-5353

Bible Study
Date/Time: March 21, 2013 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: Catholic Newman Center
Audience: Open
Description: Join us to reflect on and discuss the upcoming Sunday readings.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Desserts with Colleges Against Cancer
Date/Time: March 21, 2013 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Museum Room
Audience: Open
Description: Do you want some free ice cream? Do you want to find a way to fight back against cancer? Here is your chance to do both! Come on out to the Museum Room in Provincial House at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 21. Hope to see you there! Any questions call 314-516-5291 or email us at umslcac@gmail.com.
For Info: Elle Fitzpatrick at 314-516-5291

Crazy Bowling
Date/Time: March 21, 2013 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Meet at CNC, travel to local bowling alley
Audience: Open
Description: Join us as we take a trip to a local bowling alley. We will be doing some funky frames as we bowl two games! The CNC will cover the games, but make sure to bring $5 for your shoes!
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Understanding Current Trends to Improve Volunteer Recruiting
Date/Time: March 22, 2013 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Learn about the recession’s impact on volunteering and how it shapes the climate of volunteering today. How does the current state of the economy affect the recruitment of new volunteers and the retention of pre-recession recruits? How can you successfully recruit the right volunteers to fill your organization’s needs with a new generation of prospective volunteers, and how do you recruit them using new technological trends? This class qualifies for credit toward the Chancellor’s Certificate in Volunteer Management. Cost: $50 for members of the Metropolitan Volunteer Management Association, $75 for non-MVMA members.
For Info: Diana Rehagen at 314-516-6590

Foreign Language Immersion Weekend in French
Date/Time: March 22, 2013 10:00 AM to 5:00 AM
Location: 202 J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Student
Description: Students immerse themselves in the language and culture of France, including preparation of an authentic meal, a film and discussion, immersion in French customs, confidence-building activities and games. Fee: $75 (non-credit). This course may be taken for one hour of undergraduate credit as French 2199. Special Topics: Language Immersion. Credit fees apply. Prerequisite: French 1002 or consent of instructor: Emmanuelle Pourroy-Braud.
For Info: Jennifer Clemente at 314-516-5994

Relationship Skills for Singles
Date/Time: March 22, 2013 12:00 PM
Location: Catholic Newman Center
Audience: Open
Description: This Workshop Will Help You Decide: Who are you? What are your values? What do you want in a relationship? Whether marriage is for you or not, and if so, how not to marry a jerk. We will meet from 3:30-5:30 p.m. for five consecutive Tuesdays, April 2-30. Early Bird Special of $35 if registered by March 22. After March 22, it’s still only $45. Registration deadline is March 29. Scholarships are available if needed; just call the number below. A minimum of eight participants is required in order for this workshop to be held this semester. Snacks and beverages are included.
For Info: Bridget Rush at 314-385-3455

MADCO: ‘Momentum’
Date/Time: March 22, 2013 8:00 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: MADCO picks up speed in “Momentum” by performing the work of some of the nation’s hottest choreographers, including Gina Patterson (Austin, Texas), Mikey Thomas (Columbus, Ohio), Janice Garrett (San Francisco) and Joseph Mills (New York). They give audiences a taste of what’s happening in dance across the country. This is an E3!performance. Discounted SNAP student, faculty and staff tickets available, but quantities are limited.
For Info: Ticket Office at 314-516-4949
Web Address: touhill.org/


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