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.

Emerging Leader Program Mentor Applications Available
Date/Time: November 12-18, 2011
Location: Office of Student Life, 366 MSC
Audience: Open
Description: Emerging Leaders is a unique opportunity for UMSL students to get on the fast track to student leadership and campus and community involvement. Students participating in the Emerging Leaders Program will receive an insider’s perspective on Student Life at UMSL. Throughout the program, students will have an opportunity to develop their leadership abilities through workshops, activities and reflection in order to prepare them for future leadership experience at UMSL and beyond. Each mentor will be paired up with two participants with the same major. Mentors are trained by the Office of Student Life to develop leadership potential on a peer level. They operate as a campus and community resource for their mentees as well as being an observable example of the qualities, character and actions of a student leader. Applications are available in the Office of Student Life (366 MSC) and are due by 5 p.m. on Nov. 18. Contact Nick Messing at messingn@umsl.edu with any questions.
For Info: Nick Messing at 314-516-5217

Pipeline to Public Office
Date/Time: November 12, 2011 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Pipeline to Public Office is a nonpartisan program designed to teach participants the personal skills and organization strategies that are key elements in successful campaigns for elected office. Cost: Postmarked by Nov. 4 $75 After Nov. 4 $100
For Info: Raina Traore-Gress at 314-516-5974

Paintball Adventure
Date/Time: November 12, 2011 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Gateway Paintball Park
Audience: Student
Description: Today is Campus Recreation’s PAINTBALL ADVENTURE at Gateway Paintball Park. Fun and excitement for everyone! The cost is only $10/UMSL student and includes a full day of paintball games and gear. *Participants must register and pay in advance. Registration is limited so 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

Sum of Motion Dance Concert
Date/Time: November 12, 2011 8:00 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: The Department of Theatre, Dance, & Media Studies presents the Fall Dance Concert. The Sum of Motion featuring choreography from UMSL Faculty and students and guest Modern American Dance Company. The Concert includes a variety of dances from Ballet to Modern. Come join the University of Missouri – St. Louis Department of Theatre and Dance for three evenings of dance and music. Tickets are $5.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

CNC Thanksgiving Potluck
Date/Time: November 13, 2011 5:30 PM
Location: Catholic Newman Center
Audience: Open
Description: Sign up to bring a dish and join us for a Thanksgiving Feast. Newman provides the turkey.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

‘India Night’
Date/Time: November 13, 2011 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: J.C. Penny Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: An evening of cultural performances, dance, music and authentic food. Come and experience Indian culture and heritage. Ticket Price: $10 in advance $12 at the door.
For Info: Nitesh Jain at 314-445-8344

Mass on Campus
Date/Time: November 13, 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

Spring Tai Chi Class Registration Begins Today
Date/Time: November 14, 2011
Location: 221 Mark Twain Building
Audience: Open
Description: Registration for the Spring Tai Chi class begins today. A modified Yang-style 24 Form Tai Chi and 18 Motion Tai Chi Qigong will be taught. This class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30PM to 6:30PM beginning January 24 through March 15. There is a one-time fee for the eight-week session: ($10 for UMSL students) ($30 for UMSL alumni, faculty, & staff) ($40 for all others). CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 20.
For Info: Linda Gatson at 314-516-5091

Sentence Structure and Transitions
Date/Time: November 14, 2011 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: SSB 222
Audience: Open
Description: Grammar workshop on enhancing the flow and logic of a paper. Longer sentences pose challenges. Learn how to use transition words.
For Info: Nancy Mayer at 314-516-5182

The Major Challenge: Choosing a Major that Fits Who You Are
Date/Time: November 14, 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

PRIZM Meeting
Date/Time: November 14, 2011 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: 3rd floor of MSC Meeting Room
Audience: Open
Description: Meeting for anyone interested in or a member of PRIZM- Queer Straight Student Alliance at UMSL.
For Info: Adie Bennett at 314-516-5013

International Students Studying in America: Let’s Talk
Date/Time: November 14, 2011 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Location: Center for Student Success – Millennium Student Center 225
Audience: Student
Description: In this workshop, you will meet other international students, discuss issues relating to adjusting to college and living in the U.S., discuss customs and language and learn how to manage stress of living abroad and learn how to succeed in American classrooms.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-5300

Information Systems Mentor/Protégé Event
Date/Time: November 14, 2011 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: 204 ESH
Audience: Open
Description: The topic will be “Building Apps for Business Advantage”
For Info: Dr. Joseph Rottman at 314-516-6286

UMSL Gospel Choir’s Evening of Thanksgiving Concert
Date/Time: November 14, 2011 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: MSC – Pilot House, 1st Floor
Audience: Open
Description: You are invited to our 2nd Annual “Evening of Thanksgiving” concert! Come and be uplifted through spiritual song and praises with the UMSL Gospel Choir and special guest speaker Pastor McCaa from the New Life Fellowship Church. Cost: $3 with a canned good donation, $5 without a canned good donation.
For Info: Dasma Hopkins at 314-516-4432

Intramural Basketball Contests
Date/Time: November 15, 2011 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain Rec Center (GYM)
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Campus Recreation is sponsoring two basketball skill competitions this week, a HOT SHOT TOURNEY and a FREE THROW CONTEST. Competition will take place daily in the Mark Twain Gym, 11:00am-1:00pm (Nov. 15-18). These fun basketball contests are free and open to students and fac/staff. T-shirts awarded to top shooters. Drop by any of the 4 days and give it your best shot!! No advance registration is necessary.
For Info: Campus Recreation Office, 203 Mark Twain at 314-516-5326

Word Forms and Articles
Date/Time: November 15, 2011 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: SSB 222
Audience: Open
Description: Grammar workshop on word forms. Learn to avoid sending a noun to do a verb’s job. Also: when to use “a,” when to use “the,” and when to use neither.
For Info: Denise Mussman at 314-516-5186

Lunch and Learn: The Ethics of Love and Sex
Date/Time: November 15, 2011 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Century Room C
Audience: Open
Description: Come to a Q&A session with John Brunero, Brit Brogaard, and Eric Wiland to figure what is naughty and nice in life. Also come enjoy free lunch.
For Info: Erin Potts at 314-516-5531

Travel and Expenses – Reimbursement & Approval
Date/Time: November 15, 2011 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: 65 JCP (formerly U. Center)
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This session will cover entering travel and expense information, attaching receipts electronically, and approving expense reports. – This session is for the College of Education.
For Info: Mary Brown at

Women’s Networking Series
Date/Time: November 15, 2011 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Millennium Student Center
Audience: Open
Description: This program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of women students about networking. It is open to all students of any major. It includes a panelist of women professionals discussing practical ways to network effectively. Other women professionals and women students are also invited to discuss real-world experiences and engage in networking exercises, followed by a power networking session. Students are encouraged to dress in business attire and bring business cards.
For Info: Dr. Malaika Horne at 314-516-4749

Test Taking Strategies
Date/Time: November 15, 2011 5:00 PM to 5:45 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

Mass and Soup
Date/Time: November 15, 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

University Percussion, Afro-Cuban Ensembles
Date/Time: November 15, 2011 7:30 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: The University Percussion and Afro-Cuban Ensembles, under the direction of Matt Henry, assistant professor of percussion, perform their annual fall semester concert in the Lee Theater. Look forward to an exciting evening of twentieth century compositions written expressly for percussion instruments, as well as transcriptions of more well known works
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Faculty & Staff Flu Shots & Health Screenings
Date/Time: November 16, 2011 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: JC Penney Building, Room 72
Audience: Faculty/Staff
Description: The University of Missouri Total Rewards invites you to join Healthy for Life, an incentive-based wellness program designed to help you actively manage your health. By completing a personal health assessment and health screening, primary subscribers to the UM Health Care plan will receive $100 in a tax-favored account to use for medical expenses in 2012 Benefit Plan year. Go to wellness.umsystem.edu for details. FREE flu shots will be provided for those 12 years and older enrolled in a UM Health Care plan–bring your health insurance card & a completed Flu Vaccine form. Those not enrolled in a UM Health Care plan can receive a shot for $15 cash or check.
For Info: Healthy for Life: TE Atkins UM Wellness at 573-884-1312

Intramural Basketball Contests
Date/Time: November 16, 2011 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain Rec Center (GYM)
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Campus Recreation is sponsoring two basketball skill competitions this week, a HOT SHOT TOURNEY and a FREE THROW CONTEST. Competition will take place daily in the MT Gym, 11:00am-1:00pm. T-shirts awarded to top shooters. Drop by today and give it your best shot!! No advance registration is necessary.
For Info: Campus Recreation Office, 203 Mark Twain at 314-516-5326

Mindfulness Meditation
Date/Time: November 16, 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

SisterScholars-In-Training
Date/Time: November 16, 2011 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: MSC Room 313
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: As part of the Access to Success (A2S) Initiative, the purpose of this group is to provide a space for African American female students to enhance their intellectual and personal identities as they work toward degree attainment.
For Info: Dr. Angela Coker at 314-516-6088

UMSL Veterans Fall Welcome/ Meet and Greet Luncheon
Date/Time: November 16, 2011 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Millennium Student Center. Room 315 (3rd Floor of the MSC)
Audience: Open
Description: Did you have a great Veterans Day? We hope so! This informal luncheon is a great time to meet with other Veterans on campus. All Veterans, their families, those receiving GI Bill benefits at UMSL, UMSL Faculty and Students are invited to attend. Please join us as we celebrate our shared sacrifices. This event is sponsored by the UMSL Veteran Students Organization and the Office of Student Life.
For Info: Joseph Gomez (VSO President) at 314-516-4036

Staff Association – Staff Council Monthly Meeting
Date/Time: November 16, 2011 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: JCP 222
Audience: Open
Description: Meetings open to all UMSL staff members.
For Info: Sandra Crawshaw at 314-516-7298

‘Biblical and Constitutional Arguments for Free Press’
Date/Time: November 16, 2011 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: McDonnell Conference Room (331 SSB)
Audience: Open
Description: Marvin Olasky is editor-in-chief of WORLD Magazine and dean of the World Journalism Institute. He was provost of King’s College in New York City from 2007 to 2011, and a professor in the University of Texas at Austin journalism department. He is also a senior fellow of the Acton Institute and a prolific author on the topics of conservative and social policy, American culture and Christian journalism. Olasky graduated from Yale University in 1971 with a B.A. in American Studies and he earned his Ph.D. in American Culture at the University of Michigan in 1976. On August 22, 2011, Patrick Henry College announced Olasky’s appointment to its newly created Distinguished Chair in Journalism and Public Policy beginning in the fall semester of 2011.
For Info: Debra Garcia at 314-516-5353

How’s Your Financial Fitness?
Date/Time: November 16, 2011 4:00 PM to 4:45 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

P & Z: Ethics and Effective Public Hearings
Date/Time: November 16, 2011 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 202 J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Address ethical considerations in the duties of commissioners, elected officials and staff including conflicts of interest and responsibility to the community and petitioners. Learn about the appropriate role and conduct of commissioners, staff and attorneys in maintaining objectivity and decorum in public hearings and meetings. Discuss fact-finding and conflict resolution. A panel discussion will be included in this session. Fee: $70.
For Info: Jennifer Clemente at 314-516-5994

Comedic College Date Coaching
Date/Time: November 16, 2011 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Pilot House
Audience: Open
Description: College dating coaches Dave and Ethan think our college dating scene is weak and in turn want to help out. Come join UPB in watching this hilarious duo as they share their own funny double dating experiences and complement this by pulling students on stage to show them how it’s done. This event is free for people of all ages, so come and hangout. You never know what you could learn.
For Info: Scott Morrissey at 314-516-5531

Information Systems Programming Club
Date/Time: November 16, 2011 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: ESH 107
Audience: Open
Description: Speaker: Elonka Dunin, executive producer and general manager of Online Community, Simutronics Corporation. Topic: Kryptos: The Unsolved Enigma at the center of CIA Headquarters.
For Info: Dr. Dinesh Mirchandani at 314-516-7354

Faculty & Staff Flu Shots & Health Screenings
Date/Time: November 17, 2011 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Millennium Student Center
Audience: Faculty/Staff
Description: The University of Missouri Total Rewards invites you to join Healthy for Life, an incentive-based wellness program designed to help you actively manage your health. By completing a personal health assessment and health screening, primary subscribers to the UM Health Care plan will receive $100 in a tax-favored account to use for medical expenses in 2012 Benefit Plan year. Go to wellness.umsystem.edu for details. FREE flu shots will be provided for those 12 years and older enrolled in a UM Health Care plan–bring your health insurance card & a completed Flu Vaccine form. Those not enrolled in a UM Health Care plan can receive a shot for $15 cash or check.
For Info: Healthy for Life: TE Atkins UM Wellness at 573-884-1312

Intramural Basketball Contests
Date/Time: November 17, 2011 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain Rec Center (GYM)
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Campus Recreation is sponsoring two basketball skill competitions this week, a HOT SHOT TOURNEY and a FREE THROW CONTEST. Competition is taking place daily in the MT Gym, 11:00am-1:00pm. T-shirts awarded to top shooters. Drop by today and give it your best shot!! No advance registration is necessary.
For Info: Campus Recreation Office, 203 Mark Twain at 314-516-5326

Newman goes to the Zoo!
Date/Time: November 17, 2011 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: St. Louis Zoo
Audience: Open
Description: Join Newman as we take a trip to the zoo and do some awesome photo scavenger hunting! Bring a camera and a jacket!
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Pricing Products and Services
Date/Time: November 17, 2011 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: J. C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Learn how to price products and services profitably by calculating your own overhead percentage. This percentage takes into consideration all the costs of doing business and provides a means for factoring them into your selling price. You will learn how to analyze and monitor costs; measure their collective impact on the price of your products and services; and use the pricing template to make your calculations on an Excel spreadsheet. Cost: $95
For Info: Erica Candela at 314-516-5908

Targeted Resume Writing
Date/Time: November 17, 2011 2:00 PM
Location: 278 Millennium Student Center
Audience: Student
Description: Your resume is an important job-hunting tool; its purpose is market yourself to potential employers. Learn how to write a job specific resume. Bring your resume for a quick resume review after the workshop. To register for this event please visit: umsl.edu/depts/career/students/workshops.
For Info: Career Services at 314-516-5111

Communication, the University and You
Date/Time: November 17, 2011 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Location: Center for Student Success – Millennium Student Center 225
Audience: Student
Description: This is an interactive presentation that will require participants to evaluate their true understanding of effective communication and its many elements. This workshop will decode the art of communication by identifying participant’s communication style, and verbal vs. written communication
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-5300

SisterScholars-In-Training
Date/Time: November 17, 2011 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: MSC Room 313
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: As part of the Access to Success (A2S) Initiative, the purpose of this group is to provide a space for African American female students to enhance their intellectual and personal identities as they work toward degree attainment.
For Info: Dr. Angela Coker at 314-516-6088

UMSL Jazz Combos
Date/Time: November 17, 2011 7:30 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: Join us as the UMSL Jazz Combos take the stage at the Touhill. These versatile groups will take you from Miles Davis and John Coltrane to Weather Report in a night of unforgettable jazz.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

2011 International Business Conference
Date/Time: November 18, 2011 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Busch Student Center – Saint Louis University
Audience: Open
Description: Global Business Outlook Conference: Challenges and Opportunities Growing Globally. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. Exhibitor tables are available. Contact Karen at 314-977-3630 or email her at schneikl@slu.edu. Schedule: 7:30 a.m. ­– Registration and continental breakfast with networking and exhibitor displays. 8:30 a.m. to noon – Morning session. Noon-2 p.m. – Luncheon session registration. The conference sells out every year, so reserve early. Tickets are $105 per ticket ($800 for a table of 8). For more information, email biib@slu.edu or call 314-977-3898. Website for registration: slu.edu/x53220.xml.
For Info: Boeing International Institute at 314-977-3898

IC Short Course – Adobe Photoshop Basics Session 1
Date/Time: November 18, 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 Adobe Photoshop. Learn how to use this application for image editing and more that may be required for classes, your job or for your own website purposes. Topics include: opening an image, merging images, adding text to an image, copyright responsibilities, personalize your photographs, improving the colors of an image, etc.
For Info: Dale/ Instructional Computing Staff at

Intramural Basketball Contests
Date/Time: November 18, 2011 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain Rec Center (GYM)
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Campus Recreation has sponsored two basketball skill competitions this week, a HOT SHOT TOURNEY and a FREE THROW CONTEST. Today is the final day of competition. T-shirts awarded to top shooters. Drop by the gym and give it your best shot!! No advance registration is necessary.
For Info: Campus Recreation Office, 203 Mark Twain at 314-516-5326

IC Short Course – Adobe Photoshop Basics Session 2
Date/Time: November 18, 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 Adobe Photoshop. Learn how to use this application for image editing and more that may be required for classes, your job or for your own website purposes. Topics include: Liquefying an image: or modifying an image to have a different profile. Transforming an image on top of a background, blending of that image on to the background, tools to change the colors of an image to the colors of the background, and using various drawing tools such as the paintbrush and pencil to draw by hand onto different layers.
For Info: Dale/Instructional Computing Staff at

IC Short Course – Macintosh Basics and UNIX Commands
Date/Time: November 18, 2011 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: ESH 107
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This course is designed to teach you the basic beginning steps of a UNIX or a Macintosh OS. Learn how to use these OS’s that may be required for classes, your job or for fun. Basic terms, navigation tools, term definitions and helpful insights into both of these operating systems will be offered.
For Info: Dave Gellman/Staff at

Concerto Competition Final Round Concerts
Date/Time: November 18, 2011 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: The University of Missouri–St. Louis Department of Music hosts the Fourth Annual Concerto Competition at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. Open to the public, the final round is an exciting chance to hear the university’s top musicians compete for an opportunity to perform as soloist with one of the UMSL’s premier ensembles.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Joshua’s Boots Presented by Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Date/Time: November 18, 2011 7:00 PM
Location: Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, Touhill PAC
Audience: Open
Description: Joshua’s Boots, commissioned in 1998 by Opera Theatre of St. Louis and the Kansas City Opera, was created to give young audiences a positive first experience with opera. With the allure of a cowboy story, Joshua’s Boots illustrates a tale of unexpected heroism amid realities of the American “Wild West” that generally go untold. We invite children to join us dressed in their cowboy finery. They’ll have so much fun they won’t even notice that it’s good for them. UMSL student discounts are available for this performance.
For Info: Touhill Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

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Freshman swimmer Justice Beard won both the 500- and 1,000-yard freestyle races Friday in a dual meet with Washington University in St. Louis.