Events at UMSL

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.

Introduction to Arabic Language
Date/Time: February 2, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Location: Skype
Audience: Open
Description: This course is delivered via SKYPE and will focus on the introduction to Arabic and the Arab world by: learning the Arabic alphabet; learning to connect letters and form words; greetings and basic conversation; Islamic phrases in Arabic and prepositions; where is it; at the market, learning about Arabic food; numbers from 1 to 10; and verbs. Fee: $109.
For Info: Jennifer Clemente at 314-516-5994

Super Bowl XLVII Party
Date/Time: February 3, 2013 4:00 PM
Location: Oak Hall Game Room
Audience: Open
Description: It is that time of year for all football fans to come together and watch one of the greatest games on Earth. It is time for Super Bowl XLVII! Come on out to watch the game and commercials people will be talking about the next day! Are you ready for some football? Don’t forget! Every UPB event you go to is another chance to win a new iPad™! All you have to do is fill out a survey after the event and you’re entered to win!
For Info: Katie Green or other UPB member at 314-516-5531

Sunday Mass
Date/Time: February 3, 2013 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. We celebrate Mass every Sunday at 8:30 p.m. 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. Anyone who wants to lector, sing or serve as Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, email Kristin Williams, the Liturgy Chair, at
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Is a Graduate Business Degree in your future?
Date/Time: February 4, 2013 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: 401 SSB
Audience: Open
Description: Stop by for information on Graduate Business Programs (MBA, MSIS, MAcc, Graduate Certificates), talk to an adviser and meet other MBA students. Enjoy Q&A and snacks!
For Info: Francesca Ferrari at 314-516-5885

‘Laced’: A Gallery 210 Artist’s Talk
Date/Time: February 4, 2013 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
Location: Gallery 210 Auditorium, Telecommunity Center
Audience: Open
Description: Peregrine Honig, a Kansas City artist, discusses her delicate and disturbing work about complicated subjects, which appear in the Gallery 210 exhibition, “Laced.” She documents the visual manifestation of disease, early sexual awakenings, and the social anxieties of realized and fictional characters. By illustrating stifled habits, residual adolescent vulnerability and issues of beauty and popularity, Honig’s imagery documents trends in fear, private and public, commercial and independent. Her work chronicles the beauty of awkward moments.
For Info: Karen Lucas at 314-516-5698

Time Management Workshop
Date/Time: February 4, 2013 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Location: 225 MSC (Center for Student Success Conference Room)
Audience: Open
Description: Learn how to improve your grades and your quality of life, and how to divide time between work and recreation.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-7994

Soledad O’Brien
Date/Time: February 4, 2013 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Century Room, Millennium Student Center
Audience: Open
Description: Soledad O’Brien, anchor for the CNN morning show, “Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien,” and a special correspondent for cable TV network CNN/U.S., will discuss her diverse experiences as a journalist, as well as her passion for giving back to the community during this one-night-only speaking engagement. O’Brien is author of the critically acclaimed book, “The Next Big Story: My Journey through the Land of Possibilities,” which chronicles her biggest reporting moments and the impact her upbringing and background had on those experiences. In 2010, the National Association of Black Journalists named O’Brien “Journalist of the Year.” Also that year, she narrated the CNN documentary, “Latino in America,” which received the RTDNA/UNITY Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association. Tickets are free for UMSL students with valid IDs and are available in the Office of Student Life, 366 Millennium Student Center. Limit: two tickets per UMSL student. General admission is $7. Tickets may be purchased online at
For Info: Office of Student Life at 314-516-5291

Open House – Weight Watchers at Work
Date/Time: February 5, 2013 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: 225 MSC, Conference Room
Audience: Open
Description: Come by the Open House today to learn more about Weight Watchers at Work at UMSL! Door prizes and drawing for a Wellness Basket! A group of faculty and staff meet with a Weight Watchers facilitator on a weekly basis. Can’t make the Open House but want to join? To initiate the process, follow the instructions below: Go to Enter Company ID: 46814. Enter Company Passcode: WW46814. Register as a new member. General information: Meetings are 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays in 225 MSC. Cost is $39.95 per month and includes free access to E-Tools, an online resource to help with your success. Contact Teresa Balestreri at 314-516-5002 or for more information.
For Info: Teresa Balestreri at 314-516-5002

Town Hall: Growth Plan, Community Partnerships for Retention
Date/Time: February 5, 2013 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 126 Social Sciences & Business Building
Audience: Faculty/Staff
Description: UMSL Chancellor Tom George and Provost Glen Hahn Cope invite faculty and staff to participate in one or more campus town hall meetings about the priorities in the university’s strategic plan. Our strategic planning process is designed to guide the campus in making decisions about the future of UMSL. The three town hall meetings are an opportunity for the campus to speak directly to the chancellor and provost about setting priorities for the university. Contact Pat Dolan at for more information.
For Info: Patricia Dolan at 314-516-5303

Effective Studying Workshop
Date/Time: February 5, 2013 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Location: 225 MSC (Center for Student Success Conference Room)
Audience: Open
Description: Find out about effective techniques for note-taking, goal setting for studying, concentration, reading a textbook and basic test preparation.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-7994

Mass and Soup
Date/Time: February 5, 2013 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: Catholic Newman Center
Audience: Open
Description: Every Tuesday we gather at the Newman Center in our Living Room. All are welcome; we are a friendly group and would love to see you. Also, we have a simple but delicious meal of homemade soup and bread afterwards.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Essentials of Using the MyGateway Grade Center
Date/Time: February 6, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Location: Suite 100 Marillac Hall – Jack Taylor Lab
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: Effective use of the MyGateway Grade Center is an important way to communicate critical information to your students concerning their academic progress. Please join the Faculty Resource Center for a tour of this tool. Items for discussion include: Creating grade columns, entering grades, modifying grades, working with weighted grades, saving a copy of your Grade Center and downloading and uploading grades. If you have questions about the workshop, please contact the FRC at 314-516-6704 or
For Info: Tom Roedel, Jennifer Simms and Paul Wilmarth at

Ferguson Lunch Trolley
Date/Time: February 6, 2013 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Three Pickup Locations on Campus
Audience: Open
Description: The Ferguson Lunch Trolley provides free round-trip shuttle service to Ferguson Citywalk restaurants for lunch on Wednesdays. The trolley will make four continuous loops between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sandwich board signs will be placed at trolley pickup sites. Campus pickup locations: Woods Hall (west side), MSC (east side), and Marillac Hall (main entrance). Ferguson restaurants: Celebrity Southern Soul Food; Corner Coffee House; El Palenque; Faraci Pizza; Ferguson Brewing Co.; Imo’s Pizza; KFC; Little Caesar’s Pizza; Marley’s Bar & Grill; Mimi’s Subway Bar & Grill; New Chinese Gourmet; Popeye’s Chicken; Queen’s Chinese Restaurant; Quizno’s; Subway; Vincenzo’s Italian Ristorante.
For Info: Mary Haux at 314-332-5546

Study Abroad Open House
Date/Time: February 6, 2013 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: 331 SSB
Audience: Open
Description: Come find out about study abroad from past participants, faculty and staff. Refreshments provided.
For Info: Nate Daugherty at 314-516-6497

Mindfulness Meditation
Date/Time: February 6, 2013 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

Leadership Opportunities at UMSL: Why You Should Get Involved
Date/Time: February 6, 2013 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: 314 MSC
Audience: Open
Description: You will learn about leadership opportunities at UMSL and why you should get involved on campus.
For Info: Rochelle DeClue at 314-516-5532

UMSL in Glass: Bonfire and Sculpture Unveiling
Date/Time: February 6, 2013 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Millennium Student Center Nosh & Patio
Audience: Open
Description: Join the Student Government Association and the 50th Jubilee Planning Committee as we help kick off a year of celebration for UMSL’s 50th Jubilee. Sign up for great door prizes, and enjoy free snacks, drinks and music before the unveiling of the UMSL in Glass sculpture.
For Info: Student Government Association at 314-516-5105

Breakfast and Business
Date/Time: February 7, 2013 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Location: SGA Chambers, MSC
Audience: Open
Description: Breakfast and Business is sponsored by the College of Business Administration. The discussion topic for the event is “What Recovery? Outlook for the Economy and Markets.”
For Info: Jane Ferrell at 314-516-5883

Using Cognos Student Reports
Date/Time: February 7, 2013 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Location: 65 J.C. Penney Building
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This session is intended for individuals interested in using the student reports available via Cognos. These reports contain data at the student or course level and are operationally oriented, rather than high-level summaries. The goal of this session is to familiarize UMSL faculty and staff with the Cognos environment and available student-oriented reports. Topics in this hands-on session include: set-up activities; signing on; setting the default folder; effectively navigating in the application; an overview of the reports; how to run reports; and where to find documentation. There will be ample time for questions. Verify your access to Cognos by following the directions at:
For Info: Larry Westermeyer at

‘The Rebellion of 1798 and the Making of Modern Ireland’
Date/Time: February 7, 2013 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM
Location: 331 Social Sciences & Business Building
Audience: Open
Description: “A Whole Countryside on the March: The Rebellion of 1798 and the Making of Modern Ireland,” with Daniel Gahan, professor of history at the University of Evansville (Ind.).
For Info: Bob Ell at 314-516-7299

Winning the Procrastination Battle
Date/Time: February 7, 2013 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Location: 225 MSC (Center for Student Success Conference Room)
Audience: Open
Description: Explore the causes of procrastination and techniques to avoid putting things off until the last possible moment.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-7994

Executive Fellows Mentoring Project – Dick Navarro
Date/Time: February 7, 2013 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
Location: 427 SSB
Audience: Open
Description: The purpose of this mentoring project is to help students meet their career goals after graduation. Executive fellows facilitate three sessions per program with small groups of three-to-five students. Contact Malaika Horne by email ( or phone to sign up.
For Info: Dr. Malaika Horne at 314-516-4749

Anthropology, Sociology and Languages Jubilee Culture Series
Date/Time: February 7, 2013 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: 202 J.C. Penney
Audience: Open
Description: Join us for the first of three lectures in the Anthropology, Sociology and Languages Jubilee Culture Series: “Language Contact in a Global World.” Faculty from the Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Languages will explore how the study of language contact helps us understand the way languages change as they move through time and geographic contexts. Featured speakers will be Lauren Schmidt, assistant professor of Spanish (“Effects of dialect contact on Spanish language use”), and Laura Miller, Ei’ichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Endowed Professor of Japanese Studies and professor of anthropology (“English loanwords and English coined in Japan”). This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
For Info: Beth Landers at 314-516-6546

Spoken Word Artist: Shanelle Gabriel
Date/Time: February 7, 2013 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Pilot House (By Subway)
Audience: Open
Description: Come be entertained by an amazing spoken word artist, as well as a great person. Shanelle Gabriel has been featured on HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam,” and spotlighted on the Rachael Ray Show. She is also an active member of her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. You don’t want to miss this! Don’t forget! Every UPB event you go to is another chance to win a new iPad™! Just fill out a survey after the event is over and you’re entered to win!
For Info: R.V. Jenkins or other UPB member at 314-516-5531

Service Day: Serving Meals
Date/Time: February 8, 2013 4:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Location: Meet at CNC, carpool to meal site
Audience: Student
Description: Through Peter and Paul Community Services, we are headed to 700 Allen Ave. to help serve meals to those who are in need. Join us!
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Hidden Valley Ski Adventure
Date/Time: February 8, 2013 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Location: Hidden Valley Ski Resort, Eureka, Mo.
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Campus Recreation’s Ski and Snowboard Adventure at Hidden Valley Ski Resort is tonight, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Advance registration is required and the sign-up deadline is Friday, Feb. 1, in the Campus Rec Office, 203 Mark Twain. Cost is $25 for students; $35 for faculty and staff. Fee includes lift tickets, ski or snowboard rental, and one-hour ski lesson.
For Info: Campus Recreation Office, 203 MT at 314-516-5326

Wines Around the World
Date/Time: February 8, 2013 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Catholic Newman Center
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: The Catholic Newman Center will host a fundraiser, “Wines around the World.” The cost is $35 and that allows you to taste wines from four different countries. In addition, we will have live music, hors d’oeuvres, gourmet wine basket raffle, beer and soda. Just call 314-385-3455 or email Kay at to make reservations. Space will be limited. For students, talk to Kay to help out and volunteer!
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Natural Bridge Birthday and Literary Journal Symposium
Date/Time: February 8, 2013 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: J.C. Penney auditorium and lobby
Audience: Open
Description: Panel discussion and party with snacks and cash bar.
For Info: Mary Troy at 314 516-6845

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Eye on UMSL: Building blocks
Eye on UMSL: Building blocks

Members of the Spring 2024 graduating class of the University of Missouri–St. Louis play Jenga during the annual New Grad Bash on Thursday.

Eye on UMSL: Building blocks

Members of the Spring 2024 graduating class of the University of Missouri–St. Louis play Jenga during the annual New Grad Bash on Thursday.

Eye on UMSL: Building blocks

Members of the Spring 2024 graduating class of the University of Missouri–St. Louis play Jenga during the annual New Grad Bash on Thursday.