UMSL Events for Aug. 23-29, 2013

Events at UMSL

Note: UMSL Events contains information about events that will occur in the seven days following publication (Friday-Thursday). 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.

August Surplus Property Back-to-School Tag Sale
Date/Time: August 23, 2013 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: SCCB Garage (South Campus) Lot YY
Audience: Open
Description: Procurement Services is hosting our monthly surplus property tag sale. We have tons of items that just arrived: furniture, tables, chairs, laptops, CPUs, monitors, file cabinets, binders, printers, VCRs and items too numerous to mention. New items are arriving daily. Computer purchases are cash only. This sale is open to the public.
For Info: Tangie Brooks at 314-516-5361

Peer Academic Leader Seminar
Date/Time: August 23, 2013 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Lucas 589
Audience: Open
Description: PALS is a Campus Rules & Regulations Orientation. Any student employed as a peer tutor, advisor, undergraduate tutor, SI Leader, lab tutor or assistant, peer academic leader or mentor at UMSL needs this important training.
For Info: Chani Smason at 314-516-4508

Excel & Office Overview (part 1)
Date/Time: August 23, 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 MS 2010 Excel and an overview of Office 2010. Learn how to use the Excel application for creating spreadsheets, financial reports, papers and more that may be required for classes, your job or for your own record keeping. Topics include: number manipulation, automatic adding of a column of numbers, proper font size and type, cell margin settings, inserting tables for formatting purposes, renaming spreadsheets, etc. Other Office products will also be discussed.
For Info: Clint at

Excel & Office Overview (Part 2)
Date/Time: August 23, 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 MS 2010 Excel and an overview of Office 2010 and picks up where Part 1 (from the previous hour) left off. Learn how to use the Excel application for creating spreadsheets, financial reports, papers and more that may be required for classes, your job or for your own record keeping. Topics include: number manipulation, automatic adding of a column of numbers, proper font size and type, cell margin settings, inserting tables for formatting purposes, renaming spreadsheets, etc. Other Office products will also be discussed.
For Info: Clint at

University Program Board Welcome Party
Date/Time: August 23, 2013 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Oak Hall Pool
Audience: Open
Description: Come out to the pool behind Oak Hall and have a blast! There will be prizes, food, and many other things to do. You don’t want to miss it!
For Info: University Program Board at 314-516-5531

Pint for a Pint Blood Drive
Date/Time: August 26, 2013 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Century Rooms
Audience: Open
Description: Please join the Office of Student Life for our first blood drive of 2013-14 academic year. Our campus goal is 70 units of blood. Each donation can save up to three lives! All donations go to the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, which serves the needs of the St. Louis area and the Midwest. Please note, there must be at least 56 days between each donation. Your last donation time must have been on or before 07/01/13. To schedule an appointment: stop by 366 MSC; call the Office of Student Life, ext. 5291; log on to: bloodcenterimpact.org/index.cfm?group=op&es=true (sponsor code: 9275); or walk in on Aug. 26. Each person who completes a donation will receive a pint of ice cream.
For Info: Ashlee Roberts at 314-516-5291

University Program Board Where’s UPBton?
Date/Time: August 26, 2013 11:00 AM
Location: Various locations on UMSL’s campus
Audience: Open
Description: Can you help UPB find their beloved human sized chicken, UPBton? Twitter and Facebook clues will help you determine where he is hiding. Successful seekers will receive a prize!!
For Info: University Program Board at 314-516-5531

Triton Power Hour! Identifying & Accessing Support Resources
Date/Time: August 26, 2013 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: MSC 225
Audience: Open
Description: Do you want to be an academically successful Triton? Then join us as we explore academic success tools and resources as well as tips and hints to thrive as an UMSL student.
For Info: Maya Scruggs-Hicks at 314-516-5300

Open House at the Current
Date/Time: August 26, 2013 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: MSC 388
Audience: Open
Description: The Current is a student-run newspaper dedicated to providing reliable coverage of the UMSL campus. As an organization, we offer students real-world experience in everything from editing to ad sales. Our student staff writers and editors provide all the content of the paper and website, and our photographers, page designers, business manager and advertising departments perform all the functions of a real news publication. Come learn more about what we do at the Current and how you can get involved at our open house event, where visitors can enjoy snacks and games. Our office is located in Room 388 on the third floor of the MSC.
For Info: Sharon Pruitt at 314-898-7252

Triton Power Hour! Discovering Your Learning Style
Date/Time: August 26, 2013 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: MSC 225
Audience: Open
Description: Have you ever wondered if you are retaining any information from your lectures or reading your textbooks? Do you try to pay attention but continuously can’t focus? Perhaps you are not utilizing the best methods for your learning style! In this interactive workshop, you’ll have the chance to discover your learning style and take away methods to make your lecture and reading time more efficient and beneficial.
For Info: Tiffany Izard at 314-516-5300

Catholic Newman Center Welcome BBQ
Date/Time: August 26, 2013 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Catholic Newman Center backyard, 8200 Natural Bridge Road
Audience: Open
Description: Swing by the CNC for a free BBQ dinner and fun as we kick off the new school year! New students, transfer students, and returning students are all welcome to come, feast, try our hammock, volleyball court, play some yard games (Human Bingo, Hoosier Golf, Can Jam, Cornhole, etc.), and hang out! All are welcome! Sign Up online at: umsl.edu/~newman/cnc/WelcomeDinner.html so we can order the right amount of food.
For Info: Erin Duffy at 314-385-3455

Weight Watchers at Work
Date/Time: August 27, 2013 11:30 AM to 12:30 AM
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 wellness.weightwatchers.com. Enter Company ID: 46814; enter Company Passcode: WW46814; register as a new member. General information: Meeting times are 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays in 225 MSC. $39.95/month includes free access to E-Tools, an online resource to help with your success. For questions or interest in the program, contact Teresa Balestreri at ext. 5002 or tkb@umsl.edu.
For Info: Teresa Balestreri at 314-516-5002

Peer Academic Leader Seminar
Date/Time: August 27, 2013 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Lucas Hall 589
Audience: Open
Description: PALS is a Campus Rules and Regulations Orientation. Any student employed as a peer tutor, advisor, undergraduate tutor, SI Leader, lab tutor or assistant, peer academic leader or mentor at UMSL needs this important training, which covers Campus Rules & Regulations and your choice of Dealing with Difficult Situations or Tutoring Basics.
For Info: Chani Smason at 314-516-4508

Triton Power Hour! Study Skills Boot Camp
Date/Time: August 27, 2013 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: MSC 225
Audience: Open
Description: Begin your semester with effective techniques for goal setting, study strategies, reading your textbook, and basic test preparation!
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-5300

University Program Board Self Defense Workshop
Date/Time: August 27, 2013 7:00 PM
Location: Oak Hall Lobby
Audience: Open
Description: The University Program Board and the UMSL Police Department are holding this program to help students learn the basics of self-defense. College is a new experience for many people, so it’s important to learn the proper methods to be safe while in a new environment. This program will be a fun, interactive event for incoming and returning students.
For Info: University Program Board at 314-516-5531

Study Abroad Fair
Date/Time: August 28, 2013 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Century Room C in the Millennium Student Center
Audience: Open
Description: Sponsored by International Studies and Programs, the Study Abroad Fair will feature more than 80 programs representing a variety of academic fields and locations. Stop by Century Room C in the MSC between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 28 and meet with program leaders, past Study Abroad participants, exchange students, financial aid, and the UMSL passport office. Study Abroad office staff will also be on-hand to answer questions. While you’re there, enter the raffle for Study Abroad T-shirts, gift bags, and UMSL Bookstore gift certificates. If you’ve ever thought about studying abroad, the Study Abroad Fair is the perfect place to begin your search. For more information, visit: umsl.edu/studyabroad.
For Info: Liz Shabani at 314-516-5229

University Program Board Life-Size Water Pong
Date/Time: August 28, 2013 12:00 PM
Location: MSC Patio
Audience: Open
Description: Test your skills and join UPB and Partners in Prevention in this fun and educational over-sized event.
For Info: University Program Board at 314-516-5531

Mindfulness Meditation
Date/Time: August 28, 2013 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Location: Student Retention Services 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

Meet the Greeks
Date/Time: August 28, 2013 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: MSC Rotunda, 2nd Floor
Audience: Open
Description: Come to Meet the Greeks to learn about the variety of fraternities and sororities at UMSL and how to get involved!
For Info: Colleen Pace at 314-516-4031

Triton Power Hour! Identifying, Accessing Support Resources
Date/Time: August 28, 2013 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: MSC 225
Audience: Open
Description: Do you want to be an academically successful Triton? Then join us as we explore academic success tools and resources, as well as tips and hints to thrive as an UMSL student.
For Info: Maya Scruggs-Hicks at 314-516-5300

Tie Dye Night!
Date/Time: August 28, 2013 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Provincial House front lawn
Audience: Open
Description: Free food and all the materials needed are provided for you–no experience necessary. We will teach you how to do it and have examples for you to choose from. You can bring your favorite bandannas, T-shirts, blankets, socks, or use the shirts we provide to tie-dye. The first 60 people get a free shirt! A great way to easily connect with more students and celebrate the little bit of hippie in all of us!
For Info: Erin Duffy at 314-385-3455

Triton Power Hour! Discovering Your Learning Style
Date/Time: August 28, 2013 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: MSC 225
Audience: Open
Description: Have you ever wondered if you are retaining any information from your lectures or reading your textbooks? Do you try to pay attention but continuously can’t focus? Perhaps you are not utilizing the best methods for your learning style. In this interactive workshop, you’ll have the chance to discover your learning style and take away methods to make your lecture and reading time more efficient and beneficial.
For Info: Tiffany Izard at 314-516-5300

iHouse is Your House Tours
Date/Time: August 29, 2013 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: International House – 8026 Natural Bridge Road
Audience: Open
Description: The creators of the Multicultural Variety Show bring you the first ever “iHouse is Your House!” Join us at the International House for an afternoon open house. Meet the international student leaders that live at the house and learn about our work to promote intercultural interaction between all UMSL students. Come get a tour and enjoy international refreshments. Also learn about opportunities to get involved and to rent the iHouse for your events. Students, staff and faculty are all welcome to check out the newest addition to on-campus program housing. The iHouse is located at 8026 Natural Bridge Road, across from Benton Hall and the main campus entrance and next to Normandy United Methodist Church and Preschool.
For Info: Christina Pope at 314-516-5229

Gambling and Fundraising – What Nonprofits Need to Know
Date/Time: August 29, 2013 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Is your gambling-related fundraiser legal? Want to bet on it? From poker tournaments and casino nights, to raffles and bingo, come learn more about which types of “gaming” (vs. “gambling”) activities and fundraising events are legal in the state of Missouri. This class will cover Missouri law, Illinois law, and IRS regulations related to activities considered “gaming” and related income. You will leave with an understanding of the issues your organization should consider before deciding to host a gambling-related event. Cost to attend is $25.
For Info: Dan Sise at 314-516-6378

ABC’s Ice Cream Social
Date/Time: August 29, 2013 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: Century Rooms – 3rd floor of MSC
Audience: Open
Description: Come meet the 2013-14 Executive Board. Gain information on how to get more involved while enjoying free ice cream.
For Info: Elyse Durham at 314-516-5731

Triton Power Hour! Take Charge of Your Time
Date/Time: August 29, 2013 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: MSC 225
Audience: Open
Description: Getting the most out of your day is important. Learning how to improve grades, quality of life, and divide time between work and recreation. Don’t get bitten by the “procrastination bug!” Take charge of your time today!
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-5300

Greek Life House Tours, BBQ
Date/Time: August 29, 2013 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Fraternity & Sorority Houses & Oak Hall
Audience: Open
Description: Find out more about being a member of a fraternity or sorority and get an inside look at their houses! Meet us in front of the MSC at 4 p.m. for house tours and come with us to Oak Hall for a BBQ and pool party afterward!
For Info: Colleen Pace at 314-516-4031

Visie Van Amsterdam
Date/Time: August 29, 2013 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: United States
Audience: Open
Description: Gallery Visio will feature UMSL and Loyola University design students who have just returned from an inspiring tour through Amsterdam’s art scene. Here the students reveal their amazing experience through a Dutch poster design exhibition.
For Info: Stephanie Larimer at 314-516-7922


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