Russian delegates from the Open World Program visited with students and faculty from UMSL’s School of Social Work on Nov. 21. The visitors were hosted by the World Affairs Council of St. Louis and included seven delegates focusing on social service issues and an interpreter. The visitors sat down with UMSL students and faculty to learn about social service programs and agencies as well as how resources and funding are provided, particularly in issues of children and families. The Open World Program brings young political and civic leaders from Russia and nine post-Soviet states to the United States for short-term professional trips.
More than 1,400 people visited the university on Nov. 23 for UMSL Day and 123 prospective students completed applications. Both figures broke records for the biannual event, which gives prospective students and their families the opportunity to tour the university’s 350-acre campus, talk with faculty members and attend information sessions on admissions and financial aid. The Office of Admissions held UMSL Day at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center.
Jeremy Scahill, national security correspondent for The Nation magazine and author of the book “Dirty Wars,” which was also made into a documentary film, delivers the keynote address at the second annual Public Ethics Conference. The conference was held in the Millennium Student Center and sponsored by the UMSL Center for Ethics in Public Life. Scahill spoke on numerous topics, but his driving theme was a need to speak truth to power.
Arnaud Taillefer de Laportaliere (left) of Angers, France, and Ulrike Koch of Vienna, Austria, take a break from classes. The two business majors enjoy the autumn day outside of the Social Science & Business Building on North Campus. The photograph was taken by UMSL photographer August Jennewein and is the latest to be featured in Eye on UMSL.
Judges (from left) Iron Man (Quinten Smith, office support staff in the Cashier’s Office), Super Mario (Rhael Sala, office support staff in the Cashier’s Office), Carpet Ronin (David McGraw, a philosophy graduate student) and Skeleton (Ena Selimovic, a teaching assistant) prepare to weigh in on a pumpkin carving contest at the Millennium Student Center.
Ian Wrobel, a senior political science major, is confident the St. Louis Cardinals will be the 2013 World Series Champions. Just believe. The photograph was taken by UMSL photographer August Jennewein and is the latest to be featured in Eye on UMSL.
Elle Fitzpatrick, a junior biochemistry and biotechnology major and UMSL student ambassador, captures the full attention of a near-capacity crowd as she poses a question to Dr Melvin D. Shipp, dean of The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Shipp was the guest speaker at the annual Great Lecture Series at UMSL. His talk was titled “Improving the Public’s Health Through Better Inter-Professional Communication” and held in the Millennium Student Center.
UMSL students (from left) Aichatou Konte, Charles Barnes, Riann Rikard, Braxton Perry and Marissa Sutherland share in a playful moment during a photo shoot last month for the “I Chose UMSL” marketing campaign.
While SUCCEED Program students cheer in the background, Kathy Meath, president and chief executive officer of St. Louis Arc, and UMSL Chancellor Tom George cut through a ribbon to celebrate the launch of the post-secondary program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Holding the ribbon are Deborah Baldini, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Professional and Continuing Studies at UMSL, and Ann Wilkins, director of the SUCCEED Program.
World Ecology Award recipient Prince Albert II of Monaco poses with UMSL biology PhD candidates (from left) Mari Jaramillo, Heritiana Ranarivelo, Rani Asmarayani, Haydee Hernandez, Samoa Asigau and Fidisoa Rasambainarivo at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center at UMSL presents the World Ecology Award to eminent individuals who have raised [...]