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.

Beginning Teachers Assistance Program
Date/Time: October 22, 2011 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: First through fourth year K–12 teachers are invited to participate in BTAP for the academic year. Participants can be graduates of any college of education. Attendance at the conference satisfies the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Beginning Teachers Assistance Program requirement for participation in a university/college-sponsored mentoring program. The program is required for advancement in state certification. Certificates of attendance will be provided at the conclusion of the day. Cost: $49.
For Info: Mattie Lewis at 314-516-5655

MLK Day of Service 2012 Site Leaders Wanted!
Date/Time: October 22-28, 2011 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Office of Student Life, 366 MSC
Audience: Open
Description: MLK Day of Service connects UMSL students, community partners and service organizations for a day of service activities. Through participation, site leaders have the opportunity to build a working relationship with students, staff and faculty members while promoting the positive message of social justice and community engagement that MLK Day of Service has come to represent. How do I become a site leader? Applications are available in the Office of Student Life, 366 MSC Responsibilities include working with a fellow site leader to organize the service site with the non-profit and leading a team of 10-20 volunteers. Applications are due today, October 28th at 5:00 PM. For more information, contact Robert Elam at rje2m2@mail.umsl.edu, Bailey Bollinger at bkb454@mail.umsl.edu, or stop by the Office of Student Life.
For Info: Kelcy Siddall at 314-516-5294

Free Practice Tests − GRE, LSAT, MCAT or GMAT
Date/Time: October 22, 2011 10:00 AM
Location: Clark Hall & Express Scripts Hall
Audience: Student
Description: Career Services and Kaplan Test Prep are excited to bring you our semi-annual Free Practice Test event on Saturday, October 22nd. Registration will begin at 10am in the lobby of Clark Hall for the GRE, LSAT and MCAT and in the lobby by Room 003 Express Scripts Hall for the GMAT. All students will have the opportunity to take a free LSAT, MCAT, GRE or GMAT exam to see how they would actually score on test day! Each student will receive an individualized score report that breaks down each section of their exam by question type and highlights each individual’s strengths and weaknesses. Students will receive their scores back that day. Students can register at bit.ly/UMSLPRACTICE2 or by calling 1-800-KAP-TEST. Students MUST register in advance. Space is limited.
For Info: Career Services at 314-516-5111

The Wizard of Oz presented by Variety Children’s Theatre
Date/Time: October 22, 2011 1:30 PM & 7 PM
Location: Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: Tornadoes aside, Variety Children’s Theatre will put a new twist on THE WIZARD OF OZ this fall, welcoming children of all abilities into the cast and to assist the production staff for its third annual Broadway musical production. Once again under the direction of Tony Award nominee Lara Teeter, Variety’s production of THE WIZARD OF OZ will feature Variety children with physical and mental disabilities in the children’s ensemble, right along with St. Louis’ most talented child and adult performers.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Volleyball vs. Drury
Date/Time: October 22, 2011 3:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain Building
Audience: Open
Description: Free for students, faculty and staff with UMSL ID. General admission is $7. Children six and under are admitted free.
For Info: Mary Ann Mitchell at 314-516-5660

The Wizard of Oz presented by Variety Children’s Theatre
Date/Time: October 23, 2011 1:30 PM
Location: Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: Tornadoes aside, Variety Children’s Theatre will put a new twist on THE WIZARD OF OZ this fall, welcoming children of all abilities into the cast and to assist the production staff for its third annual Broadway musical production. Once again under the direction of Tony Award nominee Lara Teeter, Variety’s production of THE WIZARD OF OZ will feature Variety children with physical and mental disabilities in the children’s ensemble, right along with St. Louis’ most talented child and adult performers.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Mass on Campus
Date/Time: October 23, 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!
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Emerging Leaders Applications Available
Date/Time: October 24-28, 2011 8:00 AM to 5:00 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 UMSL 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

The Trombones of the Saint Louis Symphony: Life in the Back
Date/Time: October 24, 2011 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
Location: 222 J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: The Trombone Section of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is also a chamber music ensemble! Listen to the Trombones play famous excerpts from the orchestral repertoire, and hear about what they do when they rehearse and perform away from the stage of Powell Hall. The members also describe their musical upbringings and describe their lives as orchestra musicians.
For Info: Karen Lucas at 314-516-5699

Jump-Starting Your Paper
Date/Time: October 24, 2011 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: SSB 222
Audience: Open
Description: No need to waste time staring at a blank page. Learn some ways to come up with ideas for your topic and start writing.
For Info: Nancy Mayer at 314-516-5182

Mock Speed Interviewing
Date/Time: October 24, 2011 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Century Room C
Audience: Open
Description: Have you ever been rejected after an interview and you have no idea why? Come to Mock Speed Interviewing where companies will interview and critique your interviewing style. Learn how to be a better interviewee and also network.
For Info: Dominique Thimes at 314-516-5531

The Major Challenge: Choosing a Major that Fits Who You Are
Date/Time: October 24, 2011 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Location: Center for Student Success – Millennium Student Center 225
Audience: Student
Description: Have you ever questioned your major choice or wondered if you will find a major that’s right for you? In this workshop, we will debunk common myths such as “There is only one right major for me,” or “A major is the same as a career.” You will learn how to identify majors and career paths that are a good fit for your personality, interests, strengths, and values. Students may follow-up with individual assistance.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-5300

Weekly Meeting
Date/Time: October 24, 2011 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: MSC 314
Audience: Open
Description: This meeting is open to all people who are interested in the organization and would love to sing and praise with others and to expand their companionship and ideas with others in the UMSL community and abroad.
For Info: Dasma Hopkins at 314-516-4432

Travel and Expenses − Reimbursement & Approval
Date/Time: October 25, 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

Piano Master Class Recital with Natalya Antonova
Date/Time: October 25, 2011 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: Pianist Natalya Antonova is welcomed by Alla Voskoboynikova, coordinator of Piano Studies, to present a recital and master class instruction.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Lunch & Learn: Recessions and the College Student
Date/Time: October 25, 2011 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Century Room A
Audience: Open
Description: What’s a recession? What’s a depression? What’s the difference? Come find out everything you need to know about how the economy is going to affect your future. And there is free lunch!
For Info: Marissa Steimel at 314-516-5531

How’s Your Financial Fitness?
Date/Time: October 25, 2011 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Location: Center for Student Success – Millennium Student Center 225
Audience: Student
Description: Are you concerned about having enough money to cover everything? Do you know the impact of student loan payments on your credit scores? Learn how to create a personal budget to help manage your college expenses and prepare for your financial future beyond college.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-5300

Mass and Soup
Date/Time: October 25, 2011 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: Catholic Newman Center
Audience: Open
Description: Every Tuesday we have 5:30 p.m. 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

Murder Mystery Dinner
Date/Time: October 25, 2011 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Location: Century Room A & B
Audience: Open
Description: Come enjoy a meal while trying to solve a murder. Be the detective in this whodunit dinner.
For Info: Erin Potts at 314-516-5531

Information Systems Programming Club
Date/Time: October 25, 2011 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: ESH 106
Audience: Open
Description: Mr. Paul Lach, Former Head of Finance, Accounting and IT for Eagle Snacks Topic: Working as a Programmer in various-sized companies
For Info: Dr. Dinesh Mirchandani at 314-516-7354

Commuter Breaks
Date/Time: October 26, 2011 9:00 AM
Location: South Campus
Audience: Open
Description: Didn’t have time for Breakfast? Come get fueled up with UPB! Come find UPB on South Campus for a quick bite to eat on your way to class.
For Info: Dominique Thimes at 314-516-5531

Mindfulness Meditation
Date/Time: October 26, 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

Travel and Expenses − Reimbursement & Approval
Date/Time: October 26, 2011 1:30 PM to 3:30 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 26, 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

BLOC General Assembly Meeting
Date/Time: October 26, 2011 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: MSC 314
Audience: Open
Description: GUEST SPEAKER: Aleshia Patterson DESCRIPTION: The Art of Networking
For Info: Aleshia Patterson at 314-516-5286

Greek Scream: Screening of Scream 4
Date/Time: October 26, 2011 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: SGA Chambers
Audience: Open
Description: “What’s your favorite scary movie?” Join UMSL Greek Life for a special screening of Scream 4. Popcorn, candy and soda are included for FREE!!!
For Info: Kelly Forsythe at 314-516-5192

Legal Aspects of Planning & Zoning
Date/Time: October 26, 2011 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Learn about legal aspects of planning and zoning. Gain insight on adoption and use of planning and zoning tools, the scope of and limitations on regulatory authority, and the procedures involved in zoning reviews, appeals and public hearings. Cost: $70
For Info: Stephen Smith at 314-516-5948

What is a City? Conference
Date/Time: October 27, 2011 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: This year’s theme is “Science in the City.” Like many cities, St. Louis has exceptional assets involved in scientific research and education, such as the Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Science Center, and several universities. And of course cities and universities across the country are engaged in the pursuit of scientific research and trying to improve their residents’ science education and literacy. One of the inspirations for our choice of this theme for the 2011 conference was a special issue on cities and scientists of the journal Nature in Oct. 2010. This focused on the interaction of natural environments and urban societies as “regions of innovation” where science is prospering.
For Info: Raina Traore-Gress at 314-516-5974

Travel and Expenses − Reimbursement & Approval
Date/Time: October 27, 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

Octsoberfest
Date/Time: October 27, 2011 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: MSC Nosh
Audience: Open
Description: Free Root beer and Pretzels. Stop by the Octsoberfest booth, pick up free snacks and sign the pledge to not drink and drive this Halloween.
For Info: Haley Cole at 314-516-5531

UMSL Month of Giving 2011 Celebration!
Date/Time: October 27, 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 today at lunch time to celebrate charitable giving at UMSL and participate in the annual campaign for United Way and Community Health Charities. With employee giving and student philanthropy, 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

Waddell & Reed Information Session
Date/Time: October 27, 2011 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 278 MSC conference room
Audience: Student
Description: Ever thought about becoming a financial advisor, but have questions about this industry? Come and listen to representatives from Waddell & Reed discuss this industry. Becoming a Waddell & Reed financial advisor brings an opportunity to pursue and achieve your goals in a way that other companies simply can’t match. Pre-registration is encouraged, walk-ins are welcome.
For Info: Career Services at 314-516-5111

Paul Muldoon’s ‘Incantata’ and its Sources
Date/Time: October 27, 2011 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM
Location: 331 Social Sciences & Business Building
Audience: Open
Description: Professor Guinn Batten will discuss Paul Muldoon’s earlier (and later) poems about Mary Farl Powers and her work; his use elsewhere of the forms of elegy, notably in relation to his unconventional ways of approaching the seemingly outworn genre, ‘the love poem;’ and his strong place in the traditions of British Romanticism and Irish literature as they have defined the love poem as also a political poem, notably in poetry’s place in cultural nationalism. The lecture will be followed by a discussion with Professor Barbara Harbach (UMSL) and Chris King (Poetry Scores). Professor Harbach has written a musical score based on Muldoon’s poems that will premier in the Touhill Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Oct. 30.
For Info: Bob Ell at 314-516-7299

Anthropology, Sociology & Languages Fall Open House
Date/Time: October 27, 2011 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 5th Floor of Clark Hall
Audience: Open
Description: All alumni and current majors in anthropology, sociology and languages are invited to attend.
For Info: Laura Hayes at 314-516-6020

The Great Lecture Series
Date/Time: October 27, 2011 5:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Location: Millennium Student Center
Audience: Open
Description: Speaker: Ronald Kruszewski, chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer, Stifel Financial Corp. The purpose of the Distinguished Speaker Series is to feature a leader of notable achievement to talk about topics pertinent to business. The series continues to reach out to students, faculty, staff, alumni and the larger community to convey invaluable information about business leadership.
For Info: Dr. Malaika Horne at 314-516-4749

UMSL Hockey Poker Tournament
Date/Time: October 27, 2011 7:00 PM
Location: The Babylon St. Peters
Audience: Open
Description: UMSL Hockey Poker Tournament Fundraiser Where: The Babylon St. Peters, 4744 Mid Rivers Mall Drive. When: Oct. 27. Price: $25 Buy-in. When: 7 p.m.
For Info: Andy Meade at 314-422-5426

Lazer Tag, Demolition Ball & Pizza
Date/Time: October 27, 2011 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Adrenaline Zone in St. Charles
Audience: Student
Description: Tonight is Campus Rec’s LAZER TAG & DEMOLITION BALL Party at the Adrenaline Zone in St. Charles. This off-campus adventure is FREE to students and includes games, pizza, soda and transportation. Participants must register in advance. Call the Rec Office, 203MT, 516-5326, to see if spots are still available.
For Info: Campus Recreation Office, 203 Mark Twain at 314-516-5326

Floor Hockey & Indoor Soccer Leagues − Entry Deadline Today!
Date/Time: October 28, 2011 to 5:00 PM
Location: Campus Recreation, 203 Mark Twain
Audience: Open
Description: TODAY is the sign-up deadline for the following Campus Rec Leagues: FLOOR HOCKEY (Tuesday nights) & COED INDOOR SOCCER (Wednesday nights). Both leagues begin next week. Team and individual entries accepted. Advance online registration is required by today. Sign up following the instructions found at umsl.edu/services/recsport/.
For Info: Campus Recreation Office, 203 Mark Twain at 314-516-5326

MLK Day of Service 2012 Site Leader Applications Due Today!
Date/Time: October 28, 2011 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Office of Student Life, 366 MSC
Audience: Open
Description: MLK Day of Service connects UMSL students, community partners and service organizations for a day of service activities. Through participation, site leaders have the opportunity to build a working relationship with students, staff and faculty members while promoting the positive message of social justice and community engagement that MLK Day of Service has come to represent. How do I become a site leader? Applications are available in the Office of Student Life, 366 MSC Responsibilities include working with a fellow site leader to organize the service site with the non-profit and leading a team of 10-20 volunteers. Applications are due today, October 28th at 5:00 PM. For more information, contact Robert Elam at rje2m2@mail.umsl.edu, Bailey Bollinger at bkb454@mail.umsl.edu, or stop by the Office of Student Life.
For Info: Kelcy Siddall at 314-516-5294

Procurement Services Monthly Surplus Property Tag Sale
Date/Time: October 28, 2011 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Between JC Penny & Old University Center Dock (Inside)
Audience: Open
Description: Procurement Services is hosting its monthly surplus tag sale on Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items to include are desks, chairs, CPUs and monitors, glassware, laptops, cabinets and additional items too numerous to mention. Method of payment is cash or check. Computer purchases are cash only please. All items are first come first serve. For questions, please contact Tangie Brooks at 314-516-5361.
For Info: Tangie Brooks at 314-516-5361

IC Short Course − Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics Session 1
Date/Time: October 28, 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 Excel. Learn how to use this 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.
For Info: Dale/Instructional Computing Staff at

Mid-Semester Stress Break
Date/Time: October 28, 2011 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Century Room B
Audience: Student
Description: Do you need a boost to get to the end of the semester? If so, come to MCR’S Mid-Semester Stress Break for de-stressing activities and light refreshments.
For Info: Office of Multicultural Relations at 314-516-6807

IC Short Course − Microsoft Excel 2010 Basics Session 2
Date/Time: October 28, 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 MS 2010 Excel. Learn how to use this 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: Inserting data to create a database, managing & manipulating a database, using drop down menus, and creating a home budget.
For Info: Dale/Instructional Computing Staff at

The Basics of Writing a Business Plan
Date/Time: October 28, 2011 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: This workshop will provide you with step-by-step instructions for writing each major section of your business plan, including the Business Description, Marketing Plan, Operations Plan and Financial Plan. You will learn how to access and use our Financial Projections Excel Spreadsheet to produce 3-year projections of your income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement. You will also receive guidance on overall style and appearance. Following this workshop, it is recommended that you register for “Financing Your Business” if you plan to seek financing from a lender. Cost: $59.
For Info: Erica Candela at 314-516-5908

Gospel Choir Rehearsal
Date/Time: October 28, 2011 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: MSC Pilot House 1st Floor
Audience: Open
Description: This meeting is open to all people who are interested in the organization and would love to sing and praise with others and to expand their companionship with others in the UMSL community and abroad.
For Info: Dasma Hopkins at 314-516-4432

Arianna String Quartet: ASQ Plus Two Gala Performance
Date/Time: October 28, 2011 7:00 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: When opportunity to perform with two members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra presented itself, the Arianna jumped at the chance. The musicians are violist Lawrence Neuman and cellist Brant Taylor, both have ties to the St. Louis area, and also have been in award-winning string quartets. Hence the new title ASQ: Plus Two and program for this concert date. BRAHMS: String Sextet No.1 in B-flat Major, Op. 18 BRAHMS: String Sextet No.2 in G Major, Op. 36 TCHAIKOVSKY: String Sextet in D minor, Op. 70 “Souvenir de Florence” All Tickets $33
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

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Eye on UMSL: Career milestones
Eye on UMSL: Career milestones

Employees marking 10 years of service at the University of Missouri-St. Louis gathered for a group photograph Friday at the inaugural Career Milestone Recognition Reception.

Eye on UMSL: Career milestones

Employees marking 10 years of service at the University of Missouri-St. Louis gathered for a group photograph Friday at the inaugural Career Milestone Recognition Reception.

Eye on UMSL: Career milestones

Employees marking 10 years of service at the University of Missouri-St. Louis gathered for a group photograph Friday at the inaugural Career Milestone Recognition Reception.