UMSL Events for March 30-April 5, 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.

Weekend Tour – Broad Horn Flat Boat
Date/Time: March 30, 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, 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

‘Choose Your Own Course’ Golf Tournament
Date/Time: April 1, 2013 9:45 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Choose your own golf course!
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Grab a friend, pick a course, schedule a tee time, and go play anytime during the month of April. To be counted in the tourney, scorecards must be turned in to the Campus Rec Office, 203 Mark Twain, by May 1.
For Info: Campus Recreation Office, 203 MT at 314-516-5326

A Preview of the 2013 Greater St. Louis Humanities Festival
Date/Time: April 1, 2013 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
Location: 402 J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Gerald Early, Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters, professor of English and of African and Afro-American Studies, is the founding director of the Center for the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis. Early discusses why the humanities matter and why he started the St. Louis Humanities Festival. With almost a dozen participating organizations this year, the 2013 festival explores the role of money reflected in a variety of special artistic and cultural events around our region. The festival runs April 4-6, and is sponsored in part by the Whitaker Foundation and Regional Arts Commission.
For Info: Karen Lucas at 314-516-5698

‘Eggstravaganza’
Date/Time: April 1, 2013 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Newman Back Yard
Audience: Open
Description: Remember your childhood Easter celebrations? Well, get ready for an Easter Egg Hunt, egg decorating, and chowing down on delicious egg salad sandwiches. It will be a great way to begin your week!
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Writing a Targeted Résumé
Date/Time: April 1, 2013 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: 278 MSC, Career Services Conference Room
Audience: Student
Description: Your résumé is an important job-hunting tool; its purpose is to market yourself to potential employers. Learn how to write a job-specific résumé. Please register at careers.umsl.edu.
For Info: Rachel Boehlow at 314-516-5111

Intro to Music Business
Date/Time: April 1, 2013 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: University of Missouri–St. Louis & Notifi Records, 8204 Brentwood Industrial Drive 63144
Audience: Open
Description: The certificate program is designed to prepare participants to develop technical skills related to the production of high quality sound recordings. Through a mix of lecture-based courses and hands-on studio training, participants will learn to use audio technology, including recording consoles, microphones and the widely used audio software program Pro Tools. In addition, the program will feature an Introduction to Music Business course. Fee: $375.
For Info: Jennifer Clemente at 314-516-5994

UMSL Education Career Fair: Last Day to Pre-Register
Date/Time: April 2, 2013
Location: online
Audience: Student
Description: Today is the last day to pre-register for the UMSL Education Career Fair! Go to: careers.umsl.edu and click on Job Fairs.
For Info: Career Services at 314-516-5111

Hispanic Latino Association — Music Day
Date/Time: April 2, 2013 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: MSC NOSH
Audience: Open
Description: The Hispanic Latino Association of UMSL invites you to join us as we bring awareness of the Hispanic culture to UMSL’s campus following Spring Break. We will play a variety of the most popular rhythms of Spanish music, including Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton, Cumbia and Latin Pop. There will be games and prizes to play while listening to music. Food will be served from noon to 1 p.m. Make sure to get there early. If you are interested in becoming a member or would like to know what our upcoming events are, stop by and any of our members will be happy to speak with you.
For Info: Dayanna Nieto Tafur at 314-620-6995

Weight Watchers at Work
Date/Time: April 2, 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

Disney’s Secrets
Date/Time: April 2, 2013 1:00 PM
Location: Century Room C, MSC
Audience: Open
Description: Have you ever wanted to know a few secrets about Disney movies? What about some theories finally explained? Here is your chance to find out! 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

State of Digital Media Marketing Conference
Date/Time: April 2, 2013 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Consumers are changing the way they communicate with and research brands. Brands are changing the way they promote and engage with consumers. We are embracing digital technologies to communicate in ways that were inconceivable just a few short years ago. We have shifted our attention from traditional media marketing to Internet, wireless devices and other digital platforms. This half-day conference will explore in depth the latest trends in digital media marketing.
For Info: Vicky Hawkins at 314-516-6775

Effective Studying Workshop
Date/Time: April 2, 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

Optional Practical Training Info Session for F-1 Students
Date/Time: April 2, 2013 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 331 SSB
Audience: Student
Description: If you are an F-1 international student you may be eligible for Optional Practical Training. OPT allows you to work off-campus for up to 12 months. Come to an information session to learn more about this opportunity and get your questions answered. Please register at umsl.edu/services/intelstu/Current%20Students/OPTworkshops.html.
For Info: Christina Pope at 314-516-6780

Education/Teacher Job Fair Prep
Date/Time: April 2, 2013 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: 225 MSC, Conference Room
Audience: Student
Description: Insights into how to prepare for a job fair and what to expect. Please register at careers.umsl.edu.
For Info: Rachel Boehlow at 314-516-5111

Mass and Soup
Date/Time: April 2, 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 afterward.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Intermediate Fiction Writing
Date/Time: April 2, 2013 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 204 J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: This class provides an in-depth look at fiction writing: building characters, plot-driven vs. character-driven stories, development of dialogue and plot, the function of theme and how theme shapes the evolution of a story, and the use of imagery, emotion and insight. Fee: $299.
For Info: Mary Gough at 314-516-5974

UMSL Opera Theater Production: ‘Die Fledermaus’
Date/Time: April 2, 2013 7:30 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: You’re invited to the ball! Come revel in the champagne-inspired escapades of Viennese society’s most mischievous connivers. University of Missouri–St. Louis’ Opera Theatre presents the beloved opera, “Die Fledermaus,” a farcical and salacious tale of deception and well-executed retribution. Come one, come all, and do not dare miss the Waltz King’s most dramatic storytelling of revenge infused with melodies so alluring that they soothe the most betrayed of hearts! Intrigued? Come hear more spicy details of our production at the 6:30 p.m. pre-performance talk.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Alumni Legislative Day at the Capitol
Date/Time: April 3, 2013 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Jefferson City, Missouri
Audience: Open
Description: Join us for a day in Jefferson City! Legislative Day is one of the largest grassroots lobbying efforts to deliver a positive message to state legislators about the UM System’s overall impact throughout the Missouri region.
For Info: Karen Pierre at 314-516-5823

Grad Fair
Date/Time: April 3, 2013 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Location: UMSL Bookstore
Audience: Open
Description: Purchase your cap and gown. Order or purchase your announcements, thank-you and personal notes. Look at class rings. Receive information about the UMSL Alumni Association. Note: You must register at the bookstore if you plan to participate in the ceremony, even if you have your own cap and gown (not purchasing through the Bookstore). This is the only way a seat is reserved for you. And you will need to purchase a tassel.
For Info: Stephanie Eaton at 314-516-5763

CAC for Jubilee
Date/Time: April 3, 2013 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: between SSB and Clark Hall
Audience: Open
Description: China-America Corner at UMSL presents an exposition of UMSL’s exchange history and both Chinese and American culture. Booths will offer ethnic food and calligraphy demonstrations. Main stage features will be a Chinese flute demonstration, a troop of Lion Dancers, and a brief martial arts demonstration. Intersession activities include student music and dance. CAC is a student organization focused on promoting language and culture exchange between Chinese and American students.
For Info: David Tinnin at 314-489-3702

Mindfulness Meditation
Date/Time: April 3, 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

Optional Practical Training Info Session for F-1 Students
Date/Time: April 3, 2013 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: SSB 331
Audience: Student
Description: If you are an F-1 international student you may be eligible for Optional Practical Training. OPT allows you to work off-campus for up to 12 months. Come to an information session to learn more about this opportunity and get your questions answered! Please register at umsl.edu/services/intelstu/Current%20Students/OPTworkshops.html.
For Info: Christina Pope at 314-516-6780

Information Systems Mentor Event
Date/Time: April 3, 2013 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 204 ESH — Grace’s Place Computer Museum
Audience: Open
Description: “Security and IT: careers and concerns.”
For Info: Dr. Joseph Rottman at 314-516-6286

UMSL Opera Theater Production: ‘Die Fledermaus’
Date/Time: April 3, 2013 7:30 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: You’re invited to the ball! Come revel in the champagne-inspired escapades of Viennese society’s most mischievous connivers. University of Missouri–St. Louis’ Opera Theatre presents the beloved opera, “Die Fledermaus,” a farcical and salacious tale of deception and well-executed retribution. Come one, come all, and do not dare miss the Waltz King’s most dramatic storytelling of revenge infused with melodies so alluring that they soothe the most betrayed of hearts! Intrigued? Come hear more spicy details of our production at the 6:30 p.m. pre-performance talk.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Breakfast and Business
Date/Time: April 4, 2013 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Location: SGA Chambers MSC
Audience: Open
Description: Breakfast and Business is sponsored by the College of Business Administration. The discussion topic for this event is “Connecting Regions and Strategic Investors for Profit and Prosperity in the Clean Economy.”
For Info: Jane Ferrell at 314-516-5883

Writing Workshop: Writing the Research Essay
Date/Time: April 4, 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

Grad Fair
Date/Time: April 4, 2013 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Location: UMSL Bookstore
Audience: Open
Description: Purchase your cap and gown. Order or purchase your announcements, thank-you and personal notes. Look at class rings. Receive information about the UMSL Alumni Association. Note: You must register at the bookstore if you plan to participate in the ceremony, even if you have your own cap and gown (not purchasing through the Bookstore). This is the only way a seat is reserved for you. And you will need to purchase a tassel.
For Info: Stephanie Eaton at 314-516-5763

The Evolution of an Oral History Program
Date/Time: April 4, 2013 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM
Location: 331 SSB
Audience: Open
Description: “What Are They Talking About? The Evolution of an Oral History Program,” with Linda Dowling Almeida, adjunct assistant professor of Irish Studies and co-director of the Oral History Program at Glucksman Ireland House at New York University. April 4, 12:30-1:45 p.m., 331 SSB.
For Info: Bob Ell at 314-516-7299

Feminist Film Series
Date/Time: April 4, 2013 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Gender Studies Lounge, Lucas 494
Audience: Open
Description: The concluding segment of “Half the Sky” will be shown, followed by discussion. Free popcorn will be available; BYO sodas.
For Info: Sally Ebest at 314-516-6383

Time Management Workshop
Date/Time: April 4, 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

A Dream Remembered: MLK Celebration Documentary & Discussion
Date/Time: April 4, 2013 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: UMSL Grand Center, 3561 Olive St., 63108
Audience: Open
Description: “UMSL: 50 Years of Living the Dream” is a video documentary created by the joint effort of the Missouri Institute of Mental Health and UMSL’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity in honor of the 50th anniversary of both the University of Missouri–St. Louis and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. The focus of the film is to explore the role and importance of diversity in the university’s past, evaluate current accomplishments and shortcomings, and look toward to future progress. UMSL students, faculty, staff and alumni from different generations and backgrounds share their personal experiences and insights concerning diversity, both on campus and in the larger context of history, American society, and the world at large.
For Info: Andrea Purnell at 314-877-6404

Bible Study
Date/Time: April 4, 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

Audio Engineering I
Date/Time: April 4, 2013 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: University of Missouri-St. Louis & Notifi Records
Audience: Open
Description: The certificate program is designed to prepare participants to develop technical skills related to the production of high quality sound recordings. Through a mix of lecture-based courses and hands-on studio training, participants will learn to use audio technology, including recording consoles, microphones and the widely used audio software program Pro Tools. In addition, the program will feature an Introduction to Music Business course. Fee: $375.
For Info: Jennifer Clemente at 314-516-5994

UMSL Jazz Combos Concert
Date/Time: April 4, 2013 7:30 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: Join us as the UMSL Jazz Combos take the stage at the Touhill. These versatile groups will take you from Miles Davis and John Coltrane to Weather Report in a night of unforgettable jazz.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

UMSL Education Career Fair
Date/Time: April 5, 2013 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain
Audience: Open
Description: This is your opportunity to meet and interview with many school districts and teaching organizations in one location. Pre-registration is only available for current UMSL students and UMSL alumni, and the deadline is April 2. You must present your admission ticket at the door. Admission for UMSL students and alumni who have not pre-registered is $5 and $10 for all others. For more information, visit UMSL Career Services, 278 Millennium Student Center, 314-516-5111. Go to careers.umsl.edu and click on Job Fairs to pre-register and see a list of employers attending.
For Info: Career Services at 314-516-5111

StoryCorps
Date/Time: April 5, 2013 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: UMSL Veterans Center Lounge
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: StoryCorps’ “Military Voices Initiative” is coming to St. Louis in April. The “Military Voices Initiative” records, shares and preserves the stories of post-9/11 veterans, active-duty service members and their families. It amplifies their important stories and lets them know that we, as a nation, are listening. Each 40-minute conversation is recorded on a free CD to share and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind and millions listen to StoryCorps broadcasts on National Public Radio each week. We are now scheduling appointments for you to record your story when StoryCorps is at UMSL’s new Veterans Center from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 5. Only six interviews will be scheduled! Contact UMSL coordinator Kathleen Nigro by email at nigrok@umsl.edu or call 314-516-5581 for more information.
For Info: UMSL Veterans Center at 314-516-5705

Money, Money! Need, Greed and Generosity
Date/Time: April 5, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Author Martha McPhee will read from her novel, “Dear Money,” which she will discuss — along with the subject of finance and fiscal issues in literature — with book critic Heller McAlpin. McPhee is a National Book Award finalist who teaches English at Hofstra University in New York. In addition to “Dear Money,” McPhee’s books include “Bright Angel Time,” “Gorgeous Lies” and “L’America.”
For Info: Karen Lucas at 314-516-5698

The Do’s and Don’ts of Conducting Informational Interviews
Date/Time: April 5, 2013 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Room 314 MSC
Audience: Open
Description: Attendees will learn practical strategies and how to plan for conducting an informational interview in their field.
For Info: Office of Multicultural Relations at 314-516-6807

Life-Sized Angry Birds
Date/Time: April 5, 2013 1:00 PM
Location: Oak Hall Lawn/ Lobby
Audience: Open
Description: Have you ever wanted to physically defeat the evil green pigs that keep stealing the birds’ eggs? Then come to Oak Hall to show those evil pigs who’s boss! 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

Lifelong Learning @ UMSL
Date/Time: April 5, 2013 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Celebrating the Launch of Lifelong Learning @ UMSL, which seeks to serve members ages 50 and older, a rapidly growing demographic with changing needs and demands. The keynote address will be given by John A. Henschke, associate professor of education at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. The event will include breakout sessions and a reception with attendance prizes. Cost is $10. Call 314-516-7250 to register.
For Info: Dr. Malaika Horne at 314-516-4749

The Second City Master Class
Date/Time: April 5, 2013 3:00 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: Want to learn improv from the pros? The talented actors with The Second City will share the how-tos of improvised comedy! If you’re a seasoned performer or someone who has never been onstage, here’s the chance to learn from the masters. Space is limited, so get your tickets now! Tickets for the master class do not include admission to the evening performances. Discounted SNAP student, faculty and staff tickets are available, but quantities are limited.
For Info: Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

The Second City: Laughing Matters
Date/Time: April 5, 2013 7:00 PM, 10:00 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: Every time The Second City touring company returns to the Touhill’s Lee Theater for its extremely popular annual show, a future legend could be onstage. Named the country’s “Comedy Empire” by the New York Times, the Chicago-based improv group has a reputation for cultivating the next generation of comedic royalty with alumni that include Tina Fey, Bill Murray and Steven Colbert. When the comedy troupe returns to the Lee Theater this spring, audience members will be treated to a cabaret-style performance seated at tables close to the stage with beverage service available. 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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