Gospel choirs, an Afro-Cuban ensemble and dancing from Latin America, Hawaii and the Middle East lent a festive air May 2 to the University of Missouri–St. Louis. About 500 students, faculty, staff and community members were on hand to participate in a celebration of the many cultures found at UMSL..
The University of Missouri–St. Louis looks pretty good from where UMSL Chancellor Tom George stands. Fifty years ago, the university’s founders crammed 672 students and 32 faculty members into what was the clubhouse of the former Bellerive Country Club. Today, UMSL has nearly 17,000 students, more than 85,000 alumni and an outstanding reputation regionally and nationally. The university is also celebrating its Jubilee with events throughout 2013.
University of Missouri–St. Louis students walk along the ponds to the south of the Millennium Student Center on May 7. The temperature reached 80 degrees that afternoon. The photograph was taken by UMSL photographer August Jennewein and is the latest to be featured in Eye on UMSL.
Joseph Bono graduated from the University of Missouri–St. Louis in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He shares many of the same memories that others have of UMSL’s early years. So, when he traveled from his home in Virginia last week to attend the reunion, “50 Years of Great Chemistry,” Bono recalled the old clubhouse, classes in the laundromat and the opening of Benton Hall.
For the St. Louis Surge’s 2013 season, the women’s semiprofessional basketball team will call the University of Missouri–St. Louis home. The Surge will kick off its season with a home opener, taking on the Atlanta Tarheels. The game will begin at 7:05 p.m. May 4 in the Mark Twain Athletic & Fitness Center at UMSL.
It’s a dream come true for aspiring teenage scientists – the chance to work side-by-side with top scientists and gain hands-on experience within a laboratory research setting.
Organizers are expecting up to 1,000 art and rare book collectors to pack this year’s St. Louis Mercantile Library Fine Print, Rare Book and Paper Arts Fair at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. The number of dealers has increased to 25 this year and includes a fine-art gallery in Chesterfield.
A delegation of higher education officials from Zimbabwe visited the University of Missouri–St. Louis on April 18 to learn about higher ed in the U.S.
More than 350 people on 33 teams raised more than $17,000 to fight cancer last Friday at Relay for Life at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.
Neon Trees (pictured), an alternative rock band from Provo, Utah and Grouplove a Los Angeles-based indie band attracted nearly 900 fans April 17 to the annual Mirthday concert at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. The concert was held in the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. The Capital Kings, a Washington, D.C., Christian pop band, opened for the headliners.