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Annual Optometry Academe
Date/Time: August 18, 2012 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: J. C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: The American Board of Optometry was established to confirm the continued competence of the already licensed optometrists beyond the entry level. As a service to optometrists who intend to take the ABO computerized test, the UMSL College of Optometry faculty will present a review of the OD curriculum in preparation for the ABO test. The ABO test is administered and graded online by the American Board of Optometry in January and June of each year. Fee: $285.
For Info: Jennifer Clemente at 314-516-5994

Ferguson Citywalk Trolley
Date/Time: August 18, 2012 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Provincial House and Mansion Hills
Audience: Open
Description: New to campus and looking for lunch? Returning and want to visit one of your favorite local restaurants? We’ve got you covered. The Ferguson Citywalk Trolley will pick up passengers at Provincial House and Mansion Hills on the UMSL campus and provide round-trip shuttle to Ferguson Citywalk restaurants for lunch. The trip is about 10 minutes each way and will make four continuous loops between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The trolley will drop off and pick up at Ferguson restaurants.
For Info: Office of Student Life at 314-516-5291

Welcome Picnic
Date/Time: August 19, 2012 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Millennium Student Center
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: You’re invited to join the Office of Student Life and the UMSL family for food, music, fun and games at the annual Welcome Picnic.
For Info: Office of Student Life at 314-516-5291

Ice Cream Social
Date/Time: August 20, 2012 12:00 PM
Location: Quarters in the Nosh
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Come out and enjoy an ice cream sundae to start off the year on the right foot! Come get some while supplies last.
For Info: R.V. Jenkins or other UPB member at 314-516-5531

Community Chorus
Date/Time: August 20, 2012 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 205 Music Building
Audience: Open
Description: Membership is open to all who enjoy singing in a large choral group. Choral music of all kinds will be rehearsed and performed. Former high school chorus members or current church choir members will find the chorus a satisfying continuation of that experience. Fee: $25.
For Info: Jennifer Clemente at 314-516-5994

Event Photography
Date/Time: August 20, 2012 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: 226 Fine Arts Building
Audience: Open
Description: Event Photography is an intermediate- to advanced-level photography class, focusing on the digital capture of images, the business of photography and client relations. We will discuss a variety of event photography types, including weddings, corporate and non-profit events, photo booths, concerts, etc. Special emphasis will be placed on photographing for the client. We will learn how to make fabulous WOW shots of the bride and groom as well as how to photograph a 30-person family portrait in a dimly lit church. We will focus on the appropriate lens and lighting choices in each situation in order to make your clients look their best. General pricing, selling techniques, cost of goods and cost of business will be discussed so that you will understand how to price yourself to make a living as a photographer. Fee: $399.
For Info: Mary Gough at 314-516-5974

Commuter Break
Date/Time: August 21, 2012 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Location: North Metro Station
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: A fast break for commuters to get some food before a long day of classes.
For Info: Charlie McDonald or other UPB member at 314-516-5531

Global Development & Sustainability
Date/Time: August 21, 2012 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: MU Extension Center, 121 S. Meramec, Suite 501, Clayton, Mo.
Audience: Open
Description: Students in this course will study how human behavior influences and impacts culture, patterns of consumption, development and sustainability. The process of systems thinking is introduced, along with how to apply it to organizational decisions, including the class team Community Re-envisioning project. Fee: $225.
For Info: Jennifer Clemente at 314-516-5974

Drive in Movie: ‘The Avengers’
Date/Time: August 21, 2012 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Parking Lot D
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Did you miss your chance to see “The Avengers” this summer? Here is your chance to see this amazing summer blockbuster for free! Bring your friends and family for one of the summer’s best movies! There will be two more screenings in the SGA Chambers Aug. 22 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. You would not want to miss this! Avengers Assemble!
For Info: Katie Green or other UPB member at 314-516-5531

Expo: Student Organization & Involvement Fair
Date/Time: August 22, 2012 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: Quad
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Come check out the various organizations and departments on campus! Learn how to get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to make contact with organizations of your choice.
For Info: Marissa Steimel or other UPB member at 314-516-5531

‘Workbook’ Interactive Art Show
Date/Time: August 22, 2012 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Gallery Visio
Audience: Open
Description: Aug. 22-Sept. 19, 2012. “Workbook.” Gallery Visio is excited to present its first-ever viewer-interactive live art show. Workbook activity pages will be recreated on the walls of the gallery for show attendees to contribute to and enjoy. Opening reception will be held noon-3 p.m. Aug. 22.
For Info: Stephanie Sivils at 314-516-7922

Mindfulness Meditation
Date/Time: August 22, 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, depression, 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

Write Stuff: Life Writing for Caregivers
Date/Time: August 22, 2012 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: MU Extension Center, 121 S. Meramec, Suite 501, Clayton, MO
Audience: Open
Description: Life Writing captures memories and transforms them into such compositions as memoirs, personal essays, biographies, autobiographies, literary journalism, mosaics or collages, lyric essays, or life reviews. Source materials for these written productions largely include journals/diaries, letters, interviews and reflections. While the underlying impulse that drives life writing is often a simple desire to tell a good story, the determination to make sense of a life, an event, a relationship, or a loss can also serve as a trigger for reflection or examination. Fee: $199.
For Info: Mary Gough at 314-516-5974

Introduction to Labor Studies
Date/Time: August 22, 2012 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: 200A SCCB
Audience: Open
Description: This course covers many topics important to the role of unions in the American political system and American society from a labor perspective. Topics include the role of workers in current and future times, unions’ institutional structure, collective bargaining strategies and obstacles for union organizing, recent union campaigns, labor’s political role, and the relationship between labor and the media.
For Info: Jennifer Clemente at 314-516-5994

Fall Volunteer Fair
Date/Time: August 23, 2012 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: The Quad-North Campus
Audience: Open
Description: Check out the Fall Volunteer Fair and see how you can get involved in the community and campus service projects. Many different local non-profit organizations will be present. This event is brought to you by the Office of Student Life and Employee Volunteer Program.
For Info: Carly Nivison at 314-516-5291

Arts & Sciences Complimentary Ice Cream Social
Date/Time: August 23, 2012 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: In the Quad (front of Clark & Lucas Halls)
Audience: Open
Description: The College of Arts & Sciences welcomes all students, faculty and staff in celebrating a new academic year. Cool off at our Ice Cream Social in the Quad on Thursday, Aug. 23. Enjoy complimentary ice cream under the big tent. Enjoy live music from the Department of Music.
For Info: Fern Mreen at 314-516-5403

Hip Hop Violinist Josh Vietti
Date/Time: August 23, 2012 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Lee Theater
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Hip hop and violin? That’s right! Come to the Lee Theater to see American Idol contestant Josh Vietti and enjoy a new sound that you won’t want to miss!
For Info: Scott Morrissey or other UPB member at 314-516-5531

Procurement Services’ Monthly Surplus Tag Sale
Date/Time: August 24, 2012 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: SCCB Garage (South Campus)
Audience: Open
Description: Procurement Services will be hosting its monthly surplus tag sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Aug. 24. Items available will include CPUs, monitors, printers, chairs, desks, file cabinets, carts, projector screens, tables, server carts and miscellaneous items too numerous to mention. Cash and checks accepted only.
For Info: Tangie Brooks at 314-516-5361

UPB’s Welcome Party
Date/Time: August 24, 2012 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Oak Hall Patio
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Come out to party with UPB! We will have free food, prizes, karaoke and blow-ups. The pool will also be open, so bring your suit and hang in the pool!
For Info: Erin Potts or other UPB member at 314-516-5531

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Jack Crosby

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