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UMSL Night at the Symphony
Date/Time: June 9, 2012 7:30 PM
Location: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, 718 N. Grand Blvd
Audience: Open
Description: Featuring the Sounds of New Orleans: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong. Tickets: $45 each includes entrance to VIP reception.
For Info: Alumni and Community Relations Office at 314-516-5833

Jazz Camp
Date/Time: June 10, 2012 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Students 13 or older with a minimum of one year of study on their instruments and adult musicians are encouraged to apply to attend UMSL’s Jazz Combo/Improv Camp and spend a week studying with some of the finest and most talented jazz musicians in the country. Registration fee of $299 includes instruction, master classes and concerts. Housing and meals: $196.50 (includes housing, breakfast and dinner for the week).
For Info: Jennifer Clemente at 314-516-5994

Intro to Digital Photography
Date/Time: June 11, 2012 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: 216 Fine Arts Building
Audience: Open
Description: So, you have a great new digital camera? It has all the bells and whistles, but the only thing you’ve figured out so far is how to point and shoot? Or, you’re just dying to buy a new camera, and you have no idea which is best for you? This workshop will teach you all you need to know to get the most out of a digital camera and make you feel like a professional in short order. Fee: $125.
For Info: Mary Gough at 314-516-5974

Web Design
Date/Time: June 11, 2012 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: 220 Fine Arts Building
Audience: Open
Description: This is a beginning class for students who are already comfortable using Photoshop and Illustrator Techniques but new to Dreamweaver and designing for the Web. You will learn how to build and style pages for the Web using Dreamweaver software to build both html and simple CSS sites. You will also be introduced to how to create motion for the Web using and importing flash animations into your pages. The class will concentrate on applying the principles of effective graphic design and typography to the building of websites. Fee: $199.
For Info: Mary Gough at 314-516-5974

Write Stuff: Beginning Poetry
Date/Time: June 11, 2012 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: 205 Lucas Hall
Audience: Open
Description: In an environment of honesty and encouragement, students of all levels will stretch their poetic muscle by trying out a variety of materials, moods and structures. We will explore not only the process of writing poetry, but also what it means to create poetry that can celebrate as well as mourn, be silly as well as serious. Course complemented by readings of exciting works by contemporary poets. This course counts toward the Certificate in Writing. Fee: $199.
For Info: Mary Gough at 314-516-5974

What’s New Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 8
Date/Time: June 11, 2012 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM
Location: 100 Marillac Hall (Jack Taylor Lab)
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: Join the Faculty Resource Center for a tour of Blackboard Learn, Version 9.1, Service Pack 8. Users already familiar with Blackboard 9.1 will be pleased with the additional functionality Blackboard 9.1, Service Pack 8 offers. New features affect Blackboard’s user interface, workflow functionality and improved grading and assessment features. This basic overview will showcase the latest features, functionality and enhancements. Topics to be covered include: Overview and navigation of the new interface, new themes and course structures, assessment and Grade Center enhancements. Bring your questions and a colleague!
For Info: Tom Roedel, Jennifer Simms and Paul Wilmarth at

Mindfulness Meditation
Date/Time: June 13, 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

Teaching Financial Crises
Date/Time: June 15, 2012 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: 4 locations – St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia & Rolla
Audience: Open
Description: Coming to a city near you, Teaching Financial Crises is a new workshop for high school teachers. Teaching Financial Crises is perfect for economics, social studies, history, civics, business, finance, and family and consumer science classrooms. Discover a great resource to help satisfy the Common Core Standards. Learn about recent and past financial crises and how to effectively use these events in the classroom to engage your students. The workshop will feature presentations by experts from the University of Missouri and the Federal Reserve and practical lesson demonstrations from the Teaching Financial Crises curriculum resource.
For Info: Mary Gough at 314-516-5974

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Jack Crosby

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