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.

SHRM Essentials of HR Management
Date/Time: October 8, 2011 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Newly updated with the latest HR developments, the SHRM Essentials of HR Management program combines print materials with online study tools to provide a blended learning experience. Cost: $649.
For Info: Erica Candela at 314-516-5908

Making the cut-Grad /Professional School Preparation Seminar
Date/Time: October 8, 2011 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: MSC SGA Chambers
Audience: Student
Description: Do you need Graduate of professional school to move into your desired career. If so, come to MCR’s graduate school workshop to learn success strategies for getting into and completing graduate/professional school. A panel of MCR alumni in a broad range of fields will share their experiences and provide tips for success.
For Info: Office of Multicultural Relations at 314-516-6807

Experience St. Louis: Science Center
Date/Time: October 8, 2011 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: St. Louis Science Center
Audience: Open
Description: Come and enjoy the wonders of the St. Louis Science Center! Transportation is provided, pickup at Provincial House. Signup sheet  located at the front desk in the Office of Student Life.
For Info: Erin Potts at 314-516-5531

College of Business Alumni Chapter Wine-Tasting Event
Date/Time: October 8, 2011 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Little Hills Winery 501 S. Main Street, St. Charles, MO
Audience: Faculty/Staff
Description: The afternoon will include appetizers and samplings of award-winning wines. Additional wine selections may be purchased. Cost $15 per person. Advance Registration Required. Register online at the link.
For Info: Celeste Marx at 314-516-4738

MADCO: Pulse!
Date/Time: October 8, 2011 8:00 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: MADCO opens its 35th season with dynamic pieces by American choreographers – then amps it up with live music direction by St. Louis-based percussionist Matt Henry. MADCO’s fresh and innovative performances are always “bright, witty, theatrical and unabashedly entertaining…” says the Kansas City Times. This is a “Snap Up Your Seats” event and a limited quantity of tickets are available FREE with UMSL Student ID
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Jazz St. Louis Youth Concert presented by PNC Arts Alive
Date/Time: October 9, 2011 2:00 PM
Location: Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: 2011 Youth Concert, presented by PNC Arts Alive, featuring Metta Quintet. Great for families with kids of all ages. Get Hip! is an entertaining, interactive, live multimedia introduction to jazz. It illuminates some of the music’s cultural origins, the concept of improvisation, and the function and responsibility of each individual component of the jazz ensemble. Tickets are $5 each
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Mass on Campus
Date/Time: October 9, 2011 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Provincial House Chapel
Audience: Open
Description: Our Mass is student centered and built to empower and engage college students to be able to understand and share the gospel with their lives. Remember we have a Mass Guide online for anyone unfamiliar with Liturgy or anyone who wants to bring their friends who might be, too. All are welcome! Check our website for directions.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Eight Brocade/Fire Dragon Qigong Practice @ NOON
Date/Time: October 10, 2011 12:00 AM to 12:30 AM
Location: Cypress Room (JC Penney Conference Center)
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Fire Dragon Qigong and Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong are combined into one set. This 30-minute session blends tapping motions, stretching and slow, deep breathing with an emphasis on the stretching. The practice is FREE and open to all UMSL faculty, staff, and students. It is suitable for people of all sizes, ages, and fitness levels. No previous experience or special clothing is needed.
For Info: Linda Gatson at 314-516-5091

Emerging Leaders Applications Available

Date/Time: October 10, 2011 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Office of Student Life (366 MSC)
Audience: Student
Description: The Emerging Leaders Program is for first year and/or transfer students. This is a unique opportunity for UMLS students to get on the fast track to student leadership, campus, and community involvement. Each participant will be paired up with a student mentor. The program begins in January and runs through April. Applications are available now in the Office of Student Life and are due by 5 p.m. on Oct. 31.
For Info: Nick Messing at 314-516-5217

Homecoming: Where’s Louie?
Date/Time: October 10-14, 2011 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Campus Wide
Audience: Student
Description: Check your email each morning to receive a clue to find a hidden picture of Louie. Each day he will be hidden somewhere new and the individual who finds him will receive a prize.
For Info: Jared Thimes at 314-516-5531

The Dave Store Massacre—A Reading and Book Signing
Date/Time: October 10, 2011 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
Location: 222 J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Ron Ebest, associate professor of English at St. Louis Community College–Florissant Valley, reads from his first novel, The Dave Store Massacre (Academy Chicago Publishers 2011), an update of the story of the Matewan Massacre. This massacre was a bloody 1920 shoot-out between coal miners and strike breakers, now transplanted to the present and set in a discount chain store. But cheer up; it’s a comedy … sort of. Ebest is an award-winning journalist and also the author of Private Histories: The Writing of Irish Americans (Notre Dame University Press, 2005).
For Info: Karen Lucas at 314-516-5699

That Darned S!
Date/Time: October 10-11, 2011 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: SSB 222
Audience: Open
Description: Grammar workshop on plurals, possessives, subject-verb agreement and contractions.
For Info: David Linzee at 314-516-6863

Homecoming Kickoff Fair
Date/Time: October 10, 2011 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: MSC Patio & Lawn
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Help start off Homecoming Week by attending the Kickoff Fair. There will be inflatables, food, and fun!!
For Info: John LaLoggia at 314-516-5294

Travel and Expenses Reimbursement & Approval
Date/Time: October 10, 2011 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 65 University Center
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This session will cover entering travel and expense information, attaching receipts electronically, and approving expense reports.
For Info: Mary Brown at

It’s about Time (Management)!
Date/Time: October 10, 2011 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Location: Center for Student Success – Millennium Student Center 225
Audience: Student
Description: Learn how to improve grades, improve your quality of life and divide time between work and recreation. This workshop will help you examine how you spend your time and how you might be able to become more efficient in your role as a student.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-5300

Homecoming Outdoor Movie: Kung Fu Panda 2
Date/Time: October 10, 2011 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: MSC Lawn
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Take some time to enjoy the outdoors and watch a movie with us.
For Info: Jared Thimes at 314-516-5531

Tai Chi Qigong Practice @ NOON
Date/Time: October 11, 2011 12:00 AM to 12:30 AM
Location: Cypress Room (JC Penney Conference Center)
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: This Qigong session is a blending of meditation, breathing, and slow fluid movements incorporated into a 30-minute set with an emphasis on the breathing. The practice is FREE and open to all UMSL faculty, staff, and students. It is suitable for people of all sizes, ages, and fitness levels. No previous experience or special clothing is needed.
For Info: Linda Gatson at 314-516-5091

Travel and Expenses Reimbursement & Approval
Date/Time: October 11, 2011 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: 65 University Center
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This session will cover entering travel and expense information, attaching receipts electronically, and approving expense reports.
For Info: Mary Brown at

Homecoming Blood Drive
Date/Time: October 11, 2011 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: MSC Century Rooms
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Come over to the MSC and help the community by donating blood. If unable to donate blood we are accepting canned good donations as well.
For Info: Ashlee Roberts at 314-516-4833

UMSL Month of Giving 2011!
Date/Time: October 11, 2011 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: MSC Nosh
Audience: Open
Description: October is UMSL Month of Giving! Join us in the Nosh at lunch time to learn more about the UMSL annual charitable giving campaign for United Way and Community Health Charities taking place this month, as well as fundraising efforts by student organizations. Our campus charitable giving goal this year is $75,000. Your participation will make a difference for people in our community! For more information please visit umsl.edu/monthofgiving/ or contact Patricia Zahn at zahnp@umsl.edu.
For Info: Patricia Zahn at 314-516-5267

How to Control Cash Flow
Date/Time: October 11, 2011 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Second in the Financial Management Series – Get a handle on the financial side of your small business operation. Learn how to turn financial statements into useful management tools and take a close look at where cash comes from in a small business, where it’s used in day-to-day operations and how to identify and correct cash flow problems. At the end of the session, you’ll be able to identify key information on cash flow statements and be able to follow the path of cash as it travels through your company. Cost: $99
For Info: Erica Candela at 314-516-5908

Faculty Senate Meeting
Date/Time: October 11, 2011 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 126 JC Penney
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

Effective Communication is the Key!
Date/Time: October 11, 2011 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Location: Center for Student Success – Millennium Student Center 225
Audience: Student
Description: Are you sabotaging relationships with your professors? Do you fully participate in the classroom? Effective communication skills and participation are both critical in college. Understanding faculty expectations is a key to your success and intentional participation will yield great rewards. Learn how to facilitate effective communication with your professors in a variety of situations and learn about the benefits of classroom participation.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-5300

Mass and Soup
Date/Time: October 11, 2011 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: Catholic Newman Center
Audience: Open
Description: Every Tuesday we have 5:30pm Mass here at the Newman Center in our Living Room. All are welcome, we are a friendly group and would love to see you. The 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 after Mass.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

UMSL Alumni Chili Dinner
Date/Time: October 11, 2011 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Oak Residence Hall
Audience: Open
Description: Come on over to Oak Hall for some Homemade Chili served by UMSL Alumni Association. Meet local alumni and current students and share stories about your experience at UMSL.
For Info: Celeste Marx at 314-516-5833

Homecoming Lip Sync Competition
Date/Time: October 11, 2011 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: MSC Pilot House
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Think you’ve got what it takes to win the Lip Sync competition? Then grab your closest friends or your student organization and start practicing! Entry forms for the Lip Sync competition are included in the Homecoming Spirit Packet. All entry forms and music selections are due Friday, September 30 by 5 p.m. in the Office of Student Life.
For Info: Jared Thimes at 314-516-5531

Breast Cancer Awareness
Date/Time: October 12, 2011 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: MSC in Nosh by escalator
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Breast Cancer Awareness is Oct. 12 and 13. Giveaways, information and more.
For Info: Kathy Castulik at 314-516-4657

Mindfulness Meditation
Date/Time: October 12, 2011 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, 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

Interviewing Skills
Date/Time: October 12, 2011 2:00 PM
Location: 225 Millennium Student Center
Audience: Student
Description: Want to know more about interviewing and how to improve your skills? Join us to learn interviewing techniques and what employers say makes for a successful interview. To register for this event, please visit: umsl.edu/depts/career/students/workshops.
For Info: Career Services at 314-516-5111


Executive Fellows Mentoring Project Robert Muldoon
Date/Time: October 12, 2011 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
Location: 427 SSB
Audience: Open
Description: The purpose of this mentoring project is to help students meet their career goals after graduation. Executive fellows (Business and Organizational leaders) facilitate three sessions per program with small groups of three to five students. Any major and classification accepted, must attend all three sessions.
For Info: Dr. Malaika Horne at 314-516-4749

Black Leadership Organizing Council General Assembly Meeting
Date/Time:
October 12, 2011 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: MSC 314
Audience: Open
Description: Guest speaker: Leonard Johnson Topic: Using leadership to serve others
For Info: Aleshia Patterson at 314-516-5286

Getting the Most from Note-Taking
Date/Time: October 12, 2011 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Location: Center for Student Success – Millennium Student Center 225
Audience: Student
Description: Learn how to format and organize your notes to be the most beneficial for you.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 516-5300

P&Z Planning and Place-making
Date/Time: October 12, 2011 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: J. C. Penny Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: This session will illustrate the impact of planning and zoning decisions made at the municipal and county levels on developing and maintaining healthy communities. It will demonstrate the importance of creating a sense of place and will explore emerging planning trends including consideration of community gardens, food deserts, walkable complete streets and municipal sustainability plans. Cost: $70
For Info: Stephen Smith at 314-516-5948

Big Man on Campus (BMOC)
Date/Time: October 12, 2011 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: MSC Century Rooms A & B
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Panhellenic Council sponsors their annual Big Man on Campus male talent pageant as part of Homecoming 2011! Cheer on your student organization’s contestant as he participates in four pageant categories including active/sportswear, talent, formal attire and Q&A.
For Info: Brandon Nelson at 314-516-4031

University Wind Ensemble
Date/Time: October 12, 2011 7:30 PM
Location: Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: The University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Gary Brandes, Director of Bands, takes the stage at the Touhill for its first performance of the season.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Homecoming Shopping Cart Parade
Date/Time: October 13, 2011 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: MSC Patio
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: All student organizations and campus departments have the opportunity to participate in this quirky take on a campus tradition. Organizations and departments are encouraged to decorate a shopping cart to match the Homecoming theme “Where Our Journey Began.”
For Info: Krista Hedrick at 314-516-5291

Marketing Communications: Building Stronger Relationships
Date/Time: October 13, 2011 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: J. C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Improve your marketing communications with new and existing customers. In this course, you will learn the importance of customer relationship marketing and how to create an effective communications program that fits within your budget using tools such as advertising, direct marketing, Internet marketing, sales promotion, public relations, publicity, and personal selling. Plus, you will learn five ways to distinguish your business from the competition and five inexpensive ways to promote it. After completing this class, you can register to have marketing students in the College of Business Administration develop an integrated marketing communications plan for your company. Cost: $95.
For Info: Erica Candela at 314-516-5908

Test Taking Strategies
Date/Time: October 13, 2011 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Location: Center for Student Success – Millennium Student Center 225
Audience: Student
Description: Get ready for FINALS! Learn tips about taking certain formats of tests (multiple choice, essay, true/false, etc.). Get information to make your test preparation more productive and how to better manage test-taking jitters.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-5300

Travel and Expenses Reimbursement & Approval
Date/Time: October 13, 2011 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 65 University Center
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This session will cover entering travel and expense information, attaching receipts electronically, and approving expense reports.
For Info: Mary Brown at

An Introduction to LinkedIn
Date/Time: October 13, 2011 2:00 PM
Location: 278 Millennium Student Center
Audience: Student
Description: What is it, how does it work, and do I need it? Have you heard of LinkedIn, but aren’t sure what it is, why it exists, and how you can use it? Join us for a discussion of the basics of this professional social networking tool. To register for this event please visit: umsl.edu/depts/career/students/workshops.
For Info: Career Services at 314-516-5111

Executive Fellows Mentoring Project Tom Teasdale
Date/Time: October 13, 2011 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
Location: 427 SSB
Audience: Open
Description: The purpose of this mentoring project is to help students meet their career goals after graduation. Executive fellows (business and organizational leaders) facilitate three sessions per program with small groups of three to five students. Any major and classification accepted, must attend all three sessions.
For Info: Dr. Malaika Horne at 314-516-4749

Homecoming Step Show
Date/Time: October 13, 2011 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Join us for the Associated Black Collegians 6th Annual Homecoming Step Show! Come be a part of one of the largest events UMSL has to offer! Tickets are $7 for UMSL students and $10 for non-UMSL students prior to the day of event. All tickets are $10 day of show.
For Info: Ashlee Roberts at 314-516-4833

Tai Chi Qigong Practice @ NOON
Date/Time: October 14, 2011 12:00 AM to 12:30 AM
Location: Cypress Room (JC Penney Conference Center)
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: This Qigong session is a blending of meditation, breathing, and slow fluid movements incorporated into a 30-minute set with an emphasis on the breathing. The practice is FREE and open to all UMSL faculty, staff, and students. It is suitable for people of all sizes, ages, and fitness levels. No previous experience or special clothing is needed.
For Info: Linda Gatson at 314-516-5091

Brunch & Learn about Academic Service-Learning: The Basics
Date/Time: October 14, 2011 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Location: 126 J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Faculty/Staff
Description: Everything you want to know about academic service-learning at UMSL! Join the Service-Learning Leadership Team for Brunch and Learn, a 90-minute mini-conference designed to help faculty members plan, implement, and assess the effectiveness of community-engaged learning.
For Info: Peggy Cohen at 314-516-4508

IC Short Course Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
Date/Time: October 14, 2011 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 Word. Learn how to use this application for typing papers and more that may be required for classes, your job or for fun. Topics include: how to save from older versions, what a RIBBON is and how it is used, inserting images, how to change font size and type, inserting tables for formatting purposes, inserting Headers and Footers, page numbers, etc.
For Info: Dale/Instructional Computing Staff at

IC Short Course 2010 PowerPoint Basics
Date/Time: October 14, 2011 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 Microsoft 2010 PowerPoint. Learn how to use this application for giving presentations or develop slide shows that may be required for classes, your job or for fun. Topics include: inserting images, what a RIBBON is and how are they used, how to use clip art, how to design a presentation, custom animation, special effects, ideas for better presentation skills, how to print your slides, etc.
For Info: Dale/Instructional Computing Staff at

College of Business Administration Research Seminar Series
Date/Time: October 14, 2011 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: 401 SSB
Audience: Open
Description: Andrea Xu, doctoral candidate in finance, Washington University in St. Louis. Topic: TBA.
For Info: Dr. Dinesh Mirchandani at 314-516-7354

From Survival to Self-Actualization
Date/Time: October 14, 2011 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: MSC SGA Chambers
Audience: Student
Description: “From Survival to Self-Actualization: Transitioning into your Career Dreams.” Friday, Oct. 14, 11:30-1:00 p.m. MSC SGA Chambers. Strategies will be presented to help students move out of survival mode to experiencing the realization of career goals fulfilled.
For Info: Office of Multicultural Relations at 314-516-6807

Homecoming Greeks vs. Romans Kickball Game
Date/Time: October 14, 2011 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain Recreational Fields
Audience: Student
Description: UMSL Greeks (all social Greek-lettered UMSL organizations) take on the UMSL Romans (students not affiliated with a social Greek-letter organization). Whether you are Greek or Roman you are sure to have fun and a great time. Who will take the title of champion? You have to attend to find out.
For Info: Krista Hedrick at 314-516-5291

Fundamentals of the Faculty Accomplishment System (FAS)
Date/Time: October 14, 2011 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: CTL Conference Room -589 Lucas
Audience: Faculty
Description: Get to know the FAS and begin working on your annual review by uploading and entering files into the University of Missouri FAS software. Bring a laptop and flash drive with pertinent files such as current C.V., scholarly presentations and publications, lists of committees, community activities. (If needed, reserve a laptop now from the Technology Support Center in 211 Lucas, 314.516.6034
For Info: Margaret W. Cohen at 314-516-4508

Homecoming Tailgate
Date/Time: October 14, 2011 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain Patio
Audience: Open
Description: Gear up for the Homecoming Soccer Games with Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) at the annual Homecoming Tailgate. Student organizations are encouraged to sponsor a booth at the tailgate. Bring your red and gold decorations, your special tailgate treats, and your Triton pride, and your organization could win a programming co-sponsorship from the Office of Student Life! Co-sponsorship funding will be provided to the top three booths.
For Info: Jennifer Hunter at 314-516-5833

The House of the Spirits
Date/Time: October 14, 2011 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Lee Theater-Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: The House of the Spirits paints a family portrait over four generations of political, social and familial upheaval. This epic play, inspired by Isabel Allende’s prizewinning story, evokes the pride, passion and triumph of characters living in turbulent times. Set in a fictional Latin American country, the novel spans more than 50 years, dealing with themes of oppression, tyranny, gender and class issues, but also romance, love, healing and forgiveness. This event is part of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at UMSL. The show runs through October 22. Tickets are $5 for students/youth and $10 for general admission.
For Info: Tlaloc Rivas at 314-516-4850

Martha Graham Dance Company
Date/Time: October 14, 2011 8:00 PM
Location: Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: Back in St. Louis for the first time in 20 years! The company’s repertory spans the eight decades of Martha Graham’s revolutionary career that made her one of the seminal artists of the 20th century and forever transformed the way dancers move. The program will showcase the depth and beauty of her earth-centered, emotionally acute choreography–including the beloved classic set to Aaron Copland’s transcendent music, Appalachian Spring. Graham’s underlying power to inspire is spot-lit by the new Lamentation Variations, reflections by today’s choreographers on her iconic Lamentation solo. This is a “Snap Up your Seats” performance with $10 tickets for UMSL Students with ID.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

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SHRM Essentials of HR Management
Date/Time: October 8, 2011 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Newly updated with the latest HR developments, the SHRM Essentials of HR Management program combines print materials with online study tools to provide a blended learning experience. Cost: $649.
For Info: Erica Candela at 314-516-5908

Making the cut-Grad /Professional School Preparation Seminar
Date/Time: October 8, 2011 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: MSC SGA Chambers
Audience: Student
Description: Do you need Graduate of professional school to move into your desired career. If so, come to MCR’s graduate school workshop to learn success strategies for getting into and completing graduate/professional school. A panel of MCR alumni in a broad range of fields will share their experiences and provide tips for success.
For Info: Office of Multicultural Relations at 314-516-6807

Experience St. Louis: Science Center
Date/Time: October 8, 2011 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: St. Louis Science Center
Audience: Open
Description: Come and enjoy the wonders of the St. Louis Science Center! Transportation is provided, pickup at Provincial House. Signup sheet would be located at the front desk in the Office of Student Life.
For Info: Erin Potts at 314-516-5531

College of Business Alumni Chapter Wine-Tasting Event
Date/Time: October 8, 2011 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Little Hills Winery 501 S. Main Street, St. Charles, MO
Audience: Faculty/Staff
Description: The afternoon will include appetizers and samplings of award-winning wines. Additional wine selections may be purchased. Cost $15 per person. Advance Registration Required. Register online at the link.
For Info: Celeste Marx at 314-516-4738

MADCO: Pulse!
Date/Time: October 8, 2011 8:00 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: MADCO opens its 35th season with dynamic pieces by American choreographers – then amps it up with live music direction by St. Louis-based percussionist Matt Henry. MADCO’s fresh and innovative performances are always “bright, witty, theatrical and unabashedly entertaining…” says the Kansas City Times. This is a “Snap Up Your Seats” event and a limited quantity of tickets are available FREE with UMSL Student ID
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Jazz St. Louis Youth Concert presented by PNC Arts Alive
Date/Time: October 9, 2011 2:00 PM
Location: Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: 2011 Youth Concert, presented by PNC Arts Alive, featuring Metta Quintet. Great for families with kids of all ages. Get Hip! is an entertaining, interactive, live multimedia introduction to jazz. It illuminates some of the music’s cultural origins, the concept of improvisation, and the function and responsibility of each individual component of the jazz ensemble. Tickets are $5 each
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Mass on Campus
Date/Time: October 9, 2011 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Provincial House Chapel
Audience: Open
Description: Our Mass is student centered and built to empower and engage college students to be able to understand and share the gospel with their lives. Remember we have a Mass Guide online for anyone unfamiliar with Liturgy or anyone who wants to bring their friends who might be, too. All are welcome! Check our website for directions.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Eight Brocade/Fire Dragon Qigong Practice @ NOON
Date/Time: October 10, 2011 12:00 AM to 12:30 AM
Location: Cypress Room (JC Penney Conference Center)
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Fire Dragon Qigong and Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong are combined into one set. This 30-minute session blends tapping motions, stretching and slow, deep breathing with an emphasis on the stretching. The practice is FREE and open to all UMSL faculty, staff, and students. It is suitable for people of all sizes, ages, and fitness levels. No previous experience or special clothing is needed.
For Info: Linda Gatson at 314-516-5091

Emerging Leaders Applications Available
Date/Time: October 10, 2011 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Office of Student Life (366 MSC)
Audience: Student
Description: The Emerging Leaders Program is for first year and/or transfer students. This is a unique opportunity for UMLS students to get on the fast track to student leadership, campus, and community involvement. Each participant will be paired up with a student mentor. The program begins in January and runs through April. Applications are available now in the Office of Student Life and are due by 5 p.m. on Oct. 31.
For Info: Nick Messing at 314-516-5217

Homecoming: Where’s Louie?
Date/Time: October 10-14, 2011 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Campus Wide
Audience: Student
Description: Check your email each morning to receive a clue to find a hidden picture of Louie. Each day he will be hidden somewhere new and the individual who finds him will receive a prize.
For Info: Jared Thimes at 314-516-5531

The Dave Store Massacre—A Reading and Book Signing
Date/Time: October 10, 2011 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
Location: 222 J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Ron Ebest, associate professor of English at St. Louis Community College–Florissant Valley, reads from his first novel, The Dave Store Massacre (Academy Chicago Publishers 2011), an update of the story of the Matewan Massacre. This massacre was a bloody 1920 shoot-out between coal miners and strike breakers, now transplanted to the present and set in a discount chain store. But cheer up; it’s a comedy … sort of. Ebest is an award-winning journalist and also the author of Private Histories: The Writing of Irish Americans (Notre Dame University Press, 2005).
For Info: Karen Lucas at 314-516-5699

That Darned S!
Date/Time: October 10-11, 2011 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: SSB 222
Audience: Open
Description: Grammar workshop on plurals, possessives, subject-verb agreement and contractions.
For Info: David Linzee at 314-516-6863

Homecoming Kickoff Fair
Date/Time: October 10, 2011 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: MSC Patio & Lawn
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Help start off Homecoming Week by attending the Kickoff Fair. There will be inflatables, food, and fun!!
For Info: John LaLoggia at 314-516-5294

Travel and Expenses ─ Reimbursement & Approval
Date/Time: October 10, 2011 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 65 University Center
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This session will cover entering travel and expense information, attaching receipts electronically, and approving expense reports.
For Info: Mary Brown at

It’s about Time (Management)!
Date/Time: October 10, 2011 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Location: Center for Student Success – Millennium Student Center 225
Audience: Student
Description: Learn how to improve grades, improve your quality of life and divide time between work and recreation. This workshop will help you examine how you spend your time and how you might be able to become more efficient in your role as a student.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-5300

Homecoming Outdoor Movie: Kung Fu Panda 2
Date/Time: October 10, 2011 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: MSC Lawn
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Take some time to enjoy the outdoors and watch a movie with us.
For Info: Jared Thimes at 314-516-5531

Tai Chi Qigong Practice @ NOON
Date/Time: October 11, 2011 12:00 AM to 12:30 AM
Location: Cypress Room (JC Penney Conference Center)
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: This Qigong session is a blending of meditation, breathing, and slow fluid movements incorporated into a 30-minute set with an emphasis on the breathing. The practice is FREE and open to all UMSL faculty, staff, and students. It is suitable for people of all sizes, ages, and fitness levels. No previous experience or special clothing is needed.
For Info: Linda Gatson at 314-516-5091

Travel and Expenses ─ Reimbursement & Approval
Date/Time: October 11, 2011 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: 65 University Center
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This session will cover entering travel and expense information, attaching receipts electronically, and approving expense reports.
For Info: Mary Brown at

Homecoming Blood Drive
Date/Time: October 11, 2011 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: MSC Century Rooms
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Come over to the MSC and help the community by donating blood. If unable to donate blood we are accepting canned good donations as well.
For Info: Ashlee Roberts at 314-516-4833

UMSL Month of Giving 2011!
Date/Time: October 11, 2011 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: MSC Nosh
Audience: Open
Description: October is UMSL Month of Giving! Join us in the Nosh at lunch time to learn more about the UMSL annual charitable giving campaign for United Way and Community Health Charities taking place this month, as well as fundraising efforts by student organizations. Our campus charitable giving goal this year is $75,000. Your participation will make a difference for people in our community! For more information please visit http://www.umsl.edu/monthofgiving/umsl-month-of-giving-2011.html or contact Patricia Zahn at zahnp@umsl.edu.
For Info: Patricia Zahn at 314-516-5267

How to Control Cash Flow
Date/Time: October 11, 2011 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Second in the Financial Management Series – Get a handle on the financial side of your small business operation. Learn how to turn financial statements into useful management tools and take a close look at where cash comes from in a small business, where it’s used in day-to-day operations and how to identify and correct cash flow problems. At the end of the session, you’ll be able to identify key information on cash flow statements and be able to follow the path of cash as it travels through your company. Cost: $99
For Info: Erica Candela at 314-516-5908

Faculty Senate Meeting
Date/Time: October 11, 2011 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 126 JC Penney
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

Effective Communication is the Key!
Date/Time: October 11, 2011 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Location: Center for Student Success – Millennium Student Center 225
Audience: Student
Description: Are you sabotaging relationships with your professors? Do you fully participate in the classroom? Effective communication skills and participation are both critical in college. Understanding faculty expectations is a key to your success and intentional participation will yield great rewards. Learn how to facilitate effective communication with your professors in a variety of situations and learn about the benefits of classroom participation.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-5300

Mass and Soup
Date/Time: October 11, 2011 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: Catholic Newman Center
Audience: Open
Description: Every Tuesday we have 5:30pm Mass here at the Newman Center in our Living Room. All are welcome, we are a friendly group and would love to see you. The 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 after Mass.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at (314) 385-3455

UMSL Alumni Chili Dinner
Date/Time: October 11, 2011 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Oak Residence Hall
Audience: Open
Description: Come on over to Oak Hall for some Homemade Chili served by UMSL Alumni Association. Meet local alumni and current students and share stories about your experience at UMSL.
For Info: Celeste Marx at 314-516-5833

Homecoming Lip Sync Competition
Date/Time: October 11, 2011 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: MSC Pilot House
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Think you’ve got what it takes to win the Lip Sync competition? Then grab your closest friends or your student organization and start practicing! Entry forms for the Lip Sync competition are included in the Homecoming Spirit Packet. All entry forms and music selections are due Friday, September 30 by 5 p.m. in the Office of Student Life.
For Info: Jared Thimes at 314-516-5531

Breast Cancer Awareness
Date/Time: October 12, 2011 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: MSC in Nosh by escalator
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Breast Cancer Awareness is Oct. 12 and 13. Giveaways, information and more.
For Info: Kathy Castulik at 314-516-4657

Mindfulness Meditation
Date/Time: October 12, 2011 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, 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

Interviewing Skills
Date/Time: October 12, 2011 2:00 PM
Location: 225 Millennium Student Center
Audience: Student
Description: Want to know more about interviewing and how to improve your skills? Join us to learn interviewing techniques and what employers say makes for a successful interview. To register for this event, please visit: http://www.umsl.edu/depts/career/students/workshops.html
For Info: Career Services at 314-516-5111

Executive Fellows Mentoring Project ─ Robert Muldoon
Date/Time: October 12, 2011 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
Location: 427 SSB
Audience: Open
Description: The purpose of this mentoring project is to help students meet their career goals after graduation. Executive fellows (Business and Organizational leaders) facilitate three sessions per program with small groups of three to five students. Any major and classification accepted, must attend all three sessions.
For Info: Dr. Malaika Horne at 314-516-4749

Black Leadership Organizing Council General Assembly Meeting
Date/Time:
October 12, 2011 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: MSC 314
Audience: Open
Description: Guest speaker: Leonard Johnson Topic: Using leadership to serve others
For Info: Aleshia Patterson at 314-516-5286

Getting the Most from Note-Taking
Date/Time: October 12, 2011 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM

Location: Center for Student Success – Millennium Student Center 225
Audience: Student
Description: Learn how to format and organize your notes to be the most beneficial for you.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 516-5300

P&Z Planning and Place-making
Date/Time: October 12, 2011 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: J. C. Penny Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: This session will illustrate the impact of planning and zoning decisions made at the municipal and county levels on developing and maintaining healthy communities. It will demonstrate the importance of creating a sense of place and will explore emerging planning trends including consideration of community gardens, food deserts, walkable complete streets and municipal sustainability plans. Cost: $70
For Info: Stephen Smith at 314-516-5948

Big Man on Campus (BMOC)
Date/Time: October 12, 2011 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: MSC Century Rooms A & B
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Panhellenic Council sponsors their annual Big Man on Campus male talent pageant as part of Homecoming 2011! Cheer on your student organization’s contestant as he participates in four pageant categories including active/sportswear, talent, formal attire and Q&A.
For Info: Brandon Nelson at 314-516-4031

University Wind Ensemble
Date/Time: October 12, 2011 7:30 PM
Location: Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: The University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Gary Brandes, Director of Bands, takes the stage at the Touhill for its first performance of the season.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Homecoming Shopping Cart Parade
Date/Time: October 13, 2011 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: MSC Patio
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: All student organizations and campus departments have the opportunity to participate in this quirky take on a campus tradition. Organizations and departments are encouraged to decorate a shopping cart to match the Homecoming theme “Where Our Journey Began.”
For Info: Krista Hedrick at 314-516-5291

Marketing Communications: Building Stronger Relationships
Date/Time: October 13, 2011 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: J. C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Improve your marketing communications with new and existing customers. In this course, you will learn the importance of customer relationship marketing and how to create an effective communications program that fits within your budget using tools such as advertising, direct marketing, Internet marketing, sales promotion, public relations, publicity, and personal selling. Plus, you will learn five ways to distinguish your business from the competition and five inexpensive ways to promote it. After completing this class, you can register to have marketing students in the College of Business Administration develop an integrated marketing communications plan for your company. Cost: $95.
For Info: Erica Candela at 314-516-5908

Test Taking Strategies
Date/Time: October 13, 2011 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Location: Center for Student Success – Millennium Student Center 225
Audience: Student
Description: Get ready for FINALS! Learn tips about taking certain formats of tests (multiple choice, essay, true/false, etc.). Get information to make your test preparation more productive and how to better manage test-taking jitters.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-5300

Travel and Expenses ─ Reimbursement & Approval
Date/Time: October 13, 2011 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 65 University Center
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This session will cover entering travel and expense information, attaching receipts electronically, and approving expense reports.
For Info: Mary Brown at

An Introduction to LinkedIn
Date/Time: October 13, 2011 2:00 PM
Location: 278 Millennium Student Center
Audience: Student
Description: What is it, how does it work, and do I need it? Have you heard of LinkedIn, but aren’t sure what it is, why it exists, and how you can use it? Join us for a discussion of the basics of this professional social networking tool. To register for this event please visit: http://www.umsl.edu/depts/career/students/workshops.html
For Info: Career Services at 314-516-5111

Executive Fellows Mentoring Project ─ Tom Teasdale
Date/Time: October 13, 2011 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
Location: 427 SSB
Audience: Open
Description: The purpose of this mentoring project is to help students meet their career goals after graduation. Executive fellows (Business and Organizational leaders) facilitate three sessions per program with small groups of three to five students. Any major and classification accepted, must attend all three sessions.
For Info: Dr. Malaika Horne at 314-516-4749

Homecoming Step Show
Date/Time: October 13, 2011 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Join us for the Associated Black Collegians 6th Annual Homecoming Step Show! Come be a part of one of the largest events UMSL has to offer! Tickets are $7 for UMSL students and $10 for non-UMSL students prior to the day of event. All tickets are $10 day of show.
For Info: Ashlee Roberts at 314-516-4833

Tai Chi Qigong Practice @ NOON
Date/Time: October 14, 2011 12:00 AM to 12:30 AM
Location: Cypress Room (JC Penney Conference Center)
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: This Qigong session is a blending of meditation, breathing, and slow fluid movements incorporated into a 30-minute set with an emphasis on the breathing. The practice is FREE and open to all UMSL faculty, staff, and students. It is suitable for people of all sizes, ages, and fitness levels. No previous experience or special clothing is needed.
For Info: Linda Gatson at 314-516-5091

Brunch & Learn about Academic Service-Learning: The Basics
Date/Time: October 14, 2011 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Location: 126 J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Faculty/Staff
Description: Everything you want to know about academic service-learning at UMSL! Join the Service-Learning Leadership Team for Brunch and Learn, a 90-minute mini-conference designed to help faculty members plan, implement, and assess the effectiveness of community-engaged learning.
For Info: Peggy Cohen at 314-516-4508

IC Short Course ─ Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
Date/Time: October 14, 2011 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 Word. Learn how to use this application for typing papers and more that may be required for classes, your job or for fun. Topics include: how to save from older versions, what a RIBBON is and how it is used, inserting images, how to change font size and type, inserting tables for formatting purposes, inserting Headers and Footers, page numbers, etc.
For Info: Dale/Instructional Computing Staff at

IC Short Course ─ 2010 PowerPoint Basics
Date/Time: October 14, 2011 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 Microsoft 2010 PowerPoint. Learn how to use this application for giving presentations or develop slide shows that may be required for classes, your job or for fun. Topics include: inserting images, what a RIBBON is and how are they used, how to use clip art, how to design a presentation, custom animation, special effects, ideas for better presentation skills, how to print your slides, etc.
For Info: Dale/Instructional Computing Staff at

College of Business Administration Research Seminar Series
Date/Time: October 14, 2011 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: 401 SSB
Audience: Open
Description: Andrea Xu, doctoral candidate in finance, Washington University in St. Louis. Topic: TBA.
For Info: Dr. Dinesh Mirchandani at 314-516-7354

From Survival to Self-Actualization
Date/Time: October 14, 2011 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: MSC SGA Chambers
Audience: Student
Description: “From Survival to Self-Actualization: Transitioning into your Career Dreams.” Friday, Oct. 14, 11:30-1:00 p.m. MSC SGA Chambers. Strategies will be presented to help students move out of survival mode to experiencing the realization of career goals fulfilled.
For Info: Office of Multicultural Relations at 314-516-6807

Homecoming ─ Greeks vs. Romans Kickball Game
Date/Time: October 14, 2011 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain Recreational Fields
Audience: Student
Description: UMSL Greeks (all social Greek-lettered UMSL organizations) take on the UMSL Romans (students not affiliated with a social Greek-letter organization). Whether you are Greek or Roman you are sure to have fun and a great time. Who will take the title of champion? You have to attend to find out.
For Info: Krista Hedrick at 314-516-5291

Fundamentals of the Faculty Accomplishment System (FAS)
Date/Time: October 14, 2011 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: CTL Conference Room -589 Lucas
Audience: Faculty
Description: Get to know the FAS and begin working on your annual review by uploading and entering files into the University of Missouri FAS software. Bring a laptop and flash drive with pertinent files such as current C.V., scholarly presentations and publications, lists of committees, community activities. (If needed, reserve a laptop now from the Technology Support Center in 211 Lucas, 314.516.6034
For Info: Margaret W. Cohen at 314-516-4508

Homecoming Tailgate
Date/Time: October 14, 2011 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain Patio
Audience: Open
Description: Gear up for the Homecoming Soccer Games with Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) at the annual Homecoming Tailgate. Student organizations are encouraged to sponsor a booth at the tailgate. Bring your red and gold decorations, your special tailgate treats, and your Triton pride, and your organization could win a programming co-sponsorship from the Office of Student Life! Co-sponsorship funding will be provided to the top three booths.
For Info: Jennifer Hunter at 314-516-5833

The House of the Spirits
Date/Time: October 14, 2011 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Lee Theater-Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: The House of the Spirits paints a family portrait over four generations of political, social and familial upheaval. This epic play, inspired by Isabel Allende’s prizewinning story, evokes the pride, passion and triumph of characters living in turbulent times. Set in a fictional Latin American country, the novel spans more than 50 years, dealing with themes of oppression, tyranny, gender and class issues, but also romance, love, healing and forgiveness. This event is part of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at UMSL. The show runs through October 22. Tickets are $5 for students/youth and $10 for general admission.
For Info: Tlaloc Rivas at 314-516-4850

Martha Graham Dance Company
Date/Time: October 14, 2011 8:00 PM
Location: Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: Back in St. Louis for the first time in 20 years! The company’s repertory spans the eight decades of Martha Graham’s revolutionary career that made her one of the seminal artists of the 20th century and forever transformed the way dancers move. The program will showcase the depth and beauty of her earth-centered, emotionally acute choreography–including the beloved classic set to Aaron Copland’s transcendent music, Appalachian Spring. Graham’s underlying power to inspire is spot-lit by the new Lamentation Variations, reflections by today’s choreographers on her iconic Lamentation solo. This is a “Snap Up your Seats” performance with $10 tickets for UMSL Students with ID.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

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Eye on UMSL: Building blocks

Members of the Spring 2024 graduating class of the University of Missouri–St. Louis play Jenga during the annual New Grad Bash on Thursday.