UMSL Events for April 20-26, 2013

Events at UMSL

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Citizen Science Conference
Date/Time: April 20, 2013 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: JC Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Citizen science is a way for you and your students to learn about animals, plants, science and conservation by participating in real scientific research. Citizen science connects you to scientists who are interested in finding answers to changes occurring in large landscapes. As a partnership between the public and professional scientists, citizen science projects make up some of the world’s largest research teams! Fee: $39, includes lunch and .7 CEUs
For Info: Diana Rehagen at 314-516-6590

Weekend Tour – Portraits at the Mercantile
Date/Time: April 20, 2013 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: St. Louis Mercantile Library
Audience: Open
Description: Join us at the 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

Texas Hold’em Tournament
Date/Time: April 20, 2013 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain Athletic and Fitness Center
Audience: Open
Description: This is a No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament. Donation of $40 is recommended and will get you 5,000 chips to start. This event will pay cash and prizes worth over $1,000. Food and Beer will be included with your donation. There are incentives for entering early. This is a Fundraiser for the Campus Rec Department at UMSL
For Info: Larry Coffin at 314-516-5124

Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival 2013
Date/Time: April 20, 2013 7:30 PM
Location: Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: “Heeeeere’s Johnny!” That lead-in, followed by a big band trumpet blast, was the landmark of late night television for three decades. The ‘Johnny’ was Johnny Carson, the announcer was Ed McMahon and the bandleader was Doc Severinsen. Beginning in October 1962, “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” ruled the night air for thirty years. On May 22, 1992, it came to an end, only to launch a new career for Doc Severinsen. Within a week of the final telecast, Doc Severinsen and His Big Band was on the road. Doc’s group has been composed of “The Tonight Show’s” best musicians — Ed Shaughnessy on drums, Ernie Watts on tenor sax and Snooky Young on trumpet. Their repertoire includes Ellington and Basie standards, pop, jazz, ballads, big band classics and, of course, “The Tonight Show” theme. Discounted SNAP student and faculty/staff tickets available – Hurry, quantities are limited.
For Info: Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Facility Planning & Financing for Nonprofit Organizations
Date/Time: April 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. It will also cover key financing considerations including capital campaigns, underwriting, and the current economic environment. 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: $25
For Info: Mattie Lewis at 314-516-5655

Weekend Tour – Meet the Mercantile
Date/Time: April 21, 2013 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: St. Louis Mercantile Library
Audience: Open
Description: Join us at the 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

Basile: Greek Comedy
Date/Time: April 21, 2013 7:30 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: Emmy-nominated comedian Basile was raised in a Greek home but grew up in an American society. As he explains, that’s the perfect set-up for conflict – and comedy. And yes, he goes by the single name, Basile. Basile is perhaps best known for his critically acclaimed comedy series Growing Up Greek in America. With more than 100 television appearances including HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central and NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to his credit, Basile is also known for his voice work as Universal Studio’s Bullwinkle J. Moose, and he does several other voices for the Satellite Comedy Network and Cartoon Network. Discounted SNAP student and faculty/staff tickets available – Hurry, quantities are limited.
For Info: Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Plant it for the Earth-Day
Date/Time: April 22, 2013 11:00 AM
Location: MSC Patio (Pilot house if raining)
Audience: Open
Description: Planting your own organic fruit or vegetable plant does much more than can be seen with the naked eye. Not only will you create something therapeutic for your living space, but you will also help out the earth by growing your own local produce, and cutting down on pesticide and GMO use in the area. Come by the MSC patio to get in on this good, and get much more out of it than you put in. 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 afterwords, and you’re entered to win! It’s that easy!
For Info: Scott Morrissey or other UPB member at 314-516-5531 

Info Sessions: Is a Graduate Business Degree in your future?
Date/Time: April 22, 2013 11:00 AM to 3:00 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 314-516-7201 

Whelm: An Artist’s Talk
Date/Time: April 22, 2013 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
Location: 402 J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Arny Nadler, associate professor of art at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, discusses his site-specific sculpture, Whelm, which was built on site in front of Gallery 210 on the UMSL campus. Whelm was built over the course of two weeks using 11,000 feet of steel rebar, the reinforcing rod commonly used in concrete construction. Nadler, a native of Chicago, exhibits both indoor and outdoor work nationally.
For Info: Karen Lucas at 314-516-5698

Time Management Workshop
Date/Time: April 22, 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

Volleyball Tournament
Date/Time: April 22, 2013 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain Rec Center (GYM)
Audience: Open
Description: Call your friends for some fun volleyball action! Campus Rec’s Volleyball Tournament is tonight (Men’s & Women’s Divisions). Register your team in advance at the Rec Office, 203MT, 516-5326. Deadline is 4:00PM today.
For Info: Campus Recreation Office, 203MT at 314-516-5326

University Orchestra & Singers Combined in Concert
Date/Time: April 22, 2013 7:30 PM
Location: Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: The University Orchestra and University Singers join their talents in our annual Spring Masterwork Concert. These ensembles perform under the direction of Robert Charles Howard and James Henry.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Super User/Administrator Training for Leepfrog
Date/Time: April 23, 2013 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Location: 65 JCP
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This is a one hour training session plus a one hour workshop designed to introduce the new bulletin software and editing procedures for the 2013-2014 University Bulletin.

Vendor Training for Leepfrog/Bulletin Software
Date/Time: April 23, 2013 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 65 JCP
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This is a one hour training session plus a one hour workshop designed to introduce the new bulletin software and editing procedures for the 2013-2014 University Bulletin. 

Josten’s Class Ring Day
Date/Time: April 23, 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 on Josten’s ring days.
For Info: Stephanie Eaton at 314-516-5763

Weight Watchers at Work
Date/Time: April 23, 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 these instructions: Go to https://wellness.weightwatchers.com Enter Company ID: 46814 Enter Company Passcode: WW46814 Register as a new member GENERAL INFORMATION: Meeting Times are Tuesdays 11:30am-12:30pm in 225 MSC $39.95/month Includes free access to E-Tools, an on-line resource to help with your success Questions or interest in the program? Contact Teresa Balestreri (ext. 5002; tkb@umsl.edu)
For Info: Teresa Balestreri at 314-516-5002

Kaldi’s vs. Starbucks: How to Beat a Bully
Date/Time: April 23, 2013 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: MSC, SGA Chamber
Audience: Open
Description: An interactive case study with coffee, lunch and the co-founder of Kaldi’s, Howard Lerner. Lunch (and coffee) provided! RSVP: Please RSVP by April 16, 2013, to ora@umsl.edu. Use “Kaldi’s” in the subject line. Howard Lerner is best known as co-founder of Kaldi’s, a chain of retail cafes supported by a large coffee roasting facility located in Midtown St. Louis. His presentation, “How to Beat a Bully,” describes how Lerner transformed an unfortunate third-grade playground experience into a strategy to compete with the world’s largest coffee chain.
For Info: Tamara Wilgers at 314-516-6884

Vendor Training for Leepfrog/Bulletin Software
Date/Time: April 23, 2013 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: 65 JCP
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This is a one hour training session plus a one hour workshop designed to introduce the new bulletin software and editing procedures for the 2013-2014 University Bulletin.

Job Search Strategies
Date/Time: April 23, 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 Workshop
Date/Time: April 23, 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

Vendor Training for Leepfrog/Bulletin Software
Date/Time: April 23, 2013 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 65 JCP
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This is a one hour training session plus a one hour workshop designed to introduce the new bulletin software and editing procedures for the 2013-2014 University Bulletin.

University Assembly/Faculty Senate Meeting
Date/Time: April 23, 2013 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: MSC Century Room A
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: April 23, 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. This Mass is very relaxing, so you should check it out if you need some quality time with God. Also, we have a simple but delicious meal of homemade soup and bread available afterwards.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Vendor Training for Leepfrog/Bulletin Software
Date/Time: April 24, 2013 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Location: 65 JCP
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This is a one hour training session plus a one hour workshop designed to introduce the new bulletin software and editing procedures for the 2013-2014 University Bulletin.

Vendor Training for Leepfrog/Bulletin Software
Date/Time: April 24, 2013 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 65 JCP
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This is a one hour training session plus a one hour workshop designed to introduce the new bulletin software and editing procedures for the 2013-2014 University Bulletin. 

Mindfulness Meditation
Date/Time: April 24, 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 

Vendor Training for Leepfrog/Bulletin Software
Date/Time: April 24, 2013 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: 65 JCP
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This is a one hour training session plus a one hour workshop designed to introduce the new bulletin software and editing procedures for the 2013-2014 University Bulletin. 

Winning the Procrastination Battle Workshop
Date/Time: April 24, 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

Super User/Administrator Training for Leepfrog
Date/Time: April 24, 2013 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 65 JCP
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This is a one hour training session plus a one hour workshop designed to introduce the new bulletin software and editing procedures for the 2013-2014 University Bulletin.

Japan Dram Night 6
Date/Time: April 24, 2013 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: 331 SSB
Audience: Open
Description: Japan Drama Night 6 From Kitsch to Cool: The Geisha Apprentice in Japanese Popular Culture, with Dr. Jan Bardsley, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Asian Studies University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Film screening of the 2007 comedy “Maiko Haaaan!!!” Free pizza!!!
For Info: Bob Ell at 314-516-7299

University Wind Ensemble Spring 2013
Date/Time: April 24, 2013 7:30 PM
Location: Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: Conducted by Gary Brandes, the UMSL Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will premiere a three movement suite written by composer Barbara Harbach. This performance is free and open to the public.
For Info: Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

ShoreTel Communicator
Date/Time: April 25, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Location: 65 JCP
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: You received your new phone, but what makes it special? Did you know you can control your phone with your computer? Learn about the free ShoreTel Communicator application and how it can benefit you.

American Exceptionalism in the 21st Century
Date/Time: April 25, 2013 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: The hallmark of the American Exceptionalism Conference is a series of presentations and discussions that focus on the contemporary relevance and validity of the exceptionalism thesis as applied to a variety of institutions in the United States and other developed nations. Fee: $100 through April 17, $125 after; $75 for UMSL Faculty/Staff/Students
For Info: Mattie Lewis at 314-516-5655

Writing Workshop: Plagiarism and Academic Integrity
Date/Time: April 25, 2013 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: SSB 207
Audience: Open
Description: Learn more about the concepts of academic integrity and intellectual property. Find out what you need to know in order to work with and avoid these issues in your writing.
For Info: Chris Schott at 314-516-5613

Online Ed: Lessons from Silicon Valley and Ancient Syria
Date/Time: April 25, 2013 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: MSC, SGA Chamber
Audience: Open
Description: Speaker: Jim McKelvey, co-founder, Square Inc. (Lunch provided.) RSVP by 4/18/13 to ora@umsl.edu. Use “McKelvey” in the subject line. James McKelvey is an inventor, entrepreneur, artist, author and licensed pilot. Now best known for creating the Square Reader, the technology behind one of Silicon Valley’s hottest startups, McKelvey is also a master glass artist and author. This presentation is tour through one of our most pressing challenges, accessible and affordable education, as seen through the lenses of both the modern world’s most advanced technology center and the legacy of a once-great cultural region. McKelvey also founded Third Degree Glass Factory and Mira Digital Publishing, an early digital technology startup, where he gave a young programmer an internship and a place to hone his tech skills. That programmer, Jack Dorsey, went on to create Twitter and partner again with McKelvey in the development of the Square Payments Platform.
For Info: Tamara Wilgers at 314-516-6884 

LSAT Test Prep
Date/Time: April 25, 2013 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: 307 Clark Hall
Audience: Open
Description: Law School Admission Test (LSAT) classes will cover Reading Comprehension, Analytical Reasoning, Logical reasoning and Writing Assessment. Curriculum is specifically designed by test preparation experts, using actual LSAT questions and provides an easy to follow preparation plan. Practice tests provided.Fee: $899
For Info: Jennifer Clemente at 314-516-5994

Jubilee: What to Eat? Food Selection in Primates & Humans
Date/Time: April 25, 2013 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: JC Penney Room 402
Audience: Open
Description: In honor of UMSL’s Jubilee year, the Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Languages will sponsor an evening featuring faculty experts on the topic “What to Eat? Food Selection in Primates and People.” Dr. Patti Wright, Associate Professor of Anthropology will deliver a talk titled “An Archaeological Perspective on Food Choice” and Dr. Chris Shaffer, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, will give a talk titled “Monthly Variation in Food Selection in Bearded Saki Monkeys. A Lesson in Economic Risk Management.” This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
For Info: Beth Landers at 314-516-6546

Skyzone Trip
Date/Time: April 26, 2013 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Skyzone (17379 Edison Ave Chesterfield, MO 63005)
Audience: Open
Description: We are headed to jump at Skyzone and have the place reserved for us from 1-3pm. It is at a discounted price of $6 an hour so come hop into this bouncy good time! Let Rachelle know if you are coming!
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Alarm Will Sound: 1969
Date/Time: April 26, 2013 8:00 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: This 20-member contemporary classical ensemble has been making waves in world of modern chamber music since the members began playing together while studying at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. The members have diverse experience in composition, improvisation, jazz, early music and world music, and are committed to innovative performances and recordings of today’s music. The versatility of Alarm Will Sound allows it to take on music from a wide variety of styles. Its repertoire ranges from European to American works, from the arch-modernist to the pop-influenced. It has a reputation for performing demanding music with energetic skill. This is an E3! performance. Discounted SNAP student and faculty/staff tickets available – Hurry, quantities are limited.
For Info: Ticket Office at 314-516-4949


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