UMSL Events for Dec. 17, 2011-Jan. 6, 2012

This is the final edition of UMSL Events for 2011. UMSL Events will return Jan. 6, 2012.

Happy Holidays!

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.

Registration for Martin Luther King Day of Service
Date/Time: Dec. 17, 2011-Jan. 6, 2012
Location: Millennium Student Center
Audience: Open
Description: Martin Luther King Day of Service − Definition: a. When campus and community come together and give back b. The most fun you will ever have volunteering c. An awesome and meaningful experience d. One day dedicated to living the ideals of Dr. King through service. Martin Luther King Day of Service is an event that represents social justice and community engagement to the UMSL Campus. Known as a day on, not a day off, volunteers learn that small changes can have a huge impact within their own neighborhood. Volunteers will serve at several sites throughout the St. Louis area. Breakfast and lunch are provided and we carpool to the sites. Youth volunteers must be at least 13 years of age. To learn more or register, visit
For Info: Ashlee Roberts at 314-516-5291

Mindfulness Meditation
Date/Time: January 4, 2012 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

Student Tickets on Sale for Mayor Cory Booker
Date/Time: January 5, 2012 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Millennium Student Center
Audience: Open
Description: As part of Student Life’s Speaker Series, Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, New Jersey, will speak for Civic Engagement Day. Mayor Booker began his career as a city councilman, earning a reputation for innovative and bold ideas, from increasing security in public housing to building new playgrounds. In July 2006 he won his first term as mayor and is now in his second. You can learn more about Mayor Booker at either of these websites: or Tickets are $5 w/student ID. A maximum of four tickets may be purchased. The Touhill’s hours of operation are: Monday and Thursday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
For Info: Jessica Long-Pease at 314-516-5291

The Art of Aging
Date/Time: January 6, 2012 7:30 AM to 3:15 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: The Art of Aging − The 2012 St. Louis Times Geriatrics Symposium. Participants will learn from noted experts on the art of aging in the morning, and participate in some exciting hands-on sessions in the afternoon. Topics to be covered include: 1. Demographics of Well-being; 2. Economics of Aging; 3. Trends in Long-Term Care; 4. Health and Activity in Aging. As in the past, adults from all walks of life and professionals from the social services, health care and long-term care industries are invited. Meals and a general certificate of attendance are included. Cost: Early registration online (by Dec. 26): $50; Senior citizens (65 and up): $25; Late/walk-in (after Dec. 26): $60. For Info: Raina Traore-Gress at 314-516-5974


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