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.

Student Leadership Positions Available
Date/Time: March 2-8, 2013
Location: MSC 336/Online
Audience: Open
Description: Do you love UMSL? Are you looking for a way to help future Tritons get connected to campus, provide your UMSL knowledge, and get paid? The Office of New Student Programs, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Fine Arts and Communication are looking to fill multiple leadership positions during the summer and next fall. The positions include: Orientation Leader, FYE Student Mentor, Family Weekend Chair, and Weeks of Welcome (WOW) crew members. The student leader positions are outlined in an application packet that describes the specific responsibilities, qualifications and compensation for each of the positions. Application packets are available in the Office of Student Life and online at Completed applications are due by 5 p.m. Monday, March 11, and can be turned in to the Office of Student Life, 366 MSC.
For Info: Megan Green at 314-501-5291

CFP Exam Preparation
Date/Time: March 2, 2013 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: This course is a prerequisite of success for those who want to differentiate themselves in the financial services industry, such as accountants; CPAs; security industry regulators; financial consultants; HR professionals; insurance experts; financial planners; bankers; trust officers; investment specialists; tax professionals and strategists; insurance industry advisers; retirement planners; benefit authorities; attorneys; and other individuals who deal in trusts, estates and other fiduciary matters. Fee: $5,395.
For Info: Vicky Hawkins at 314-516-6775

Tema Choir Presented by International Studies and Programs
Date/Time: March 2, 2013 8:00 PM
Location: Lee Theater, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Audience: Open
Description: Africa’s vibrant choral music tradition takes center stage again with one of Ghana’s most dominant youth choral programs, the energetic and absolutely adorable Tema Choir of Ghana. On this much-anticipated US tour, the choir will be promoting a wide-ranging repertoire that celebrates Ghana’s pre-eminent composers, including “venerable musical fathers” Ephraim Amu and J.H. Kwabena Nketia, as well as a cadre of modern composers such as Newlove Annan, George Essilfie and others from around Africa. This is an E3! performance. Discounted SNAP student, faculty and staff tickets are available, but quantities are limited.
For Info: Ticket Office at 314-516-4949

Respect Your Reader with Professional Content and Copy Editing
Date/Time: March 2, 2013 9:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Location: 403 JC Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: Rarely, if ever, do writers get it right the first time through and sometimes too much polish makes the writing dull. Participate in editing activities, learn the difference between style and stupidity, and make sure to bring your sense of humor to this Write Stuff workshop. Fee: $65.
For Info: Mary Gough at 314-516-5974

Weekend Tour – Labor and Industry in the Collection
Date/Time: March 3, 2013 2:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: St. Louis Mercantile library
Audience: Open
Description: Join us at the St. Louis Mercantile Library at UMSL for a free, docent-led tour focused on a specific aspect of St. Louis or Missouri history. Our weekend tours provide a wonderful opportunity for lively discussions about topics ranging from the founding of St. Louis to the Mercantile’s art collections, plus much more! No reservations are required. Please call 314-516-7248 for more information.
For Info: Valenda Curtis at 314-516-7248

The Poetry of Social Protest
Date/Time: March 4, 2013 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
Location: 402 J.C. Penney Conference Center
Audience: Open
Description: The faculty of Languages and Cultures in the UMSL Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Languages will share international perspectives on the poetics of social protest in Chinese, French, German, ancient and modern Greek, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese and Spanish, along with translations in English. This annual event is in recognition of National Foreign Language Week.
For Info: Karen Lucas at 314-516-5698

National Foreign Language Week Kick-off Celebration
Date/Time: March 4, 2013 1:30 PM to 2:25 PM
Location: 527 Clark Hall
Audience: Open
Description: Please join the Languages and Cultures Program in the Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Languages in celebrating National Foreign Language Week. The kick-off celebration marks the first of many events throughout the week: films, food tastings, conversation tables and more. Click on the link below to see the full listing of events:
For Info: Sandy Trapani at 314-516-6247

Interviewing Skills Workshop
Date/Time: March 4, 2013 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: 278 MSC, Career Services Conference Room
Audience: Student
Description: Do you want to know more about interviewing and how to improve your skills? Join us to learn techniques and tips for successful interviews. Please register at
For Info: Rachel Boehlow at 314-516-5111

Getting the Most from Note-taking
Date/Time: March 4, 2013 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Location: 225 MSC (Center for Student Success Conference Room)
Audience: Open
Description: Learn how to format and organize your notes to benefit your studying and a technique for determining what to record in your notes.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-7994

Last Day to Pre-Register – Spring Internship & Job Fair
Date/Time: March 5, 2013
Location: Online
Audience: Student
Description: This is the last day to pre-register for the Spring Internship and Job Fair. Click on Job Fairs at
For Info: Career Services at 314-516-5111

Weight Watchers at Work
Date/Time: March 5, 2013 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: 225 MSC, Conference Room
Audience: Open
Description: Come join Weight Watchers at Work on-campus any Tuesday. 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

Midterm Stress Relief Fair
Date/Time: March 5, 2013 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 3rd Floor MSC Century Rooms
Audience: Open
Description: Need a midterm break? Come join the Office of Multicultural Relations’ Midterm Stress Fair and relax, have fun and release midterm stress with a free massage, makeover, zumba class, line dancing, games, food and more!
For Info: Office of Multicultural Relations at 314-516-6807

Winning the Procrastination Battle
Date/Time: March 5, 2013 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Location: 225 MSC (Center for Student Success Conference Room)
Audience: Open
Description: Explore the causes of procrastination and techniques for avoid putting things off to last possible moment.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-7994

Mass and Soup
Date/Time: March 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. Everyone is 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 available afterwards.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Documentary: ‘An Encounter with Simone Weil’
Date/Time: March 5, 2013 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: MSC Pilot House
Audience: Open
Description: “An Encounter with Simone Weil” tells the story of French philosopher, activist and mystic Simone Weil (1909-1943) — a woman Albert Camus described as “the only great spirit of our time.” On her quest to understand Simone Weil, filmmaker Julia Haslett confronts profound questions of moral responsibility both within her own family and the larger world. Collaborating organizations participating in an after-screening panel discussion include Gender Studies, Philosopher’s Forum, Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society), Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society) and the Political Science Academy.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Commuter Break: Juice and Muffins
Date/Time: March 6, 2013 9:00 AM
Location: North Campus Metro Station
Audience: Open
Description: Do you need a break from the craziness of commuting to campus? This is your chance to take a little break before classes. Stop by the North Campus Metro station to get a free snack on your way in to campus. This commuter break we will serve juice and muffins.
For Info: Katie Green or other UPB member at 314-516-5531

Mindfulness Meditation
Date/Time: March 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: James Linsin at 314-516-5711

The ‘Gay Cure’ Myth: Tales of a Research Failure
Date/Time: March 6, 2013 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: MSC Century Room B
Audience: Open
Description: What do you do when you realize your research is flawed? If you’re a leader in the field like Dr. Robert Spitzer, you apologize—and in so doing help challenge the myth of so-called “Reparative” therapy. This discussion will focus on the flaws in a leading psychiatrist’s research study and will explore the hazards of counseling that aims to cure where no disease exists. Presenters: James Linsin, counseling psychologist at UMSL, and Emily Strang, doctoral student in clinical psychology. See the New York Times article at: This is a News at Noon event. Free pizza for the first 25 students.
For Info: Cate Marquis at 314-576-2912

Effective Studying Workshop
Date/Time: March 6, 2013 2:30 PM to 3:15 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

Breakfast and Business
Date/Time: March 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 “Critical Skills and Skill Gaps in St. Louis.”
For Info: Jane Ferrell at 314-516-5883

Faculty & Staff Health Screenings – Walk-Ins Welcome
Date/Time: March 7, 2013 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: MSC, Century Rooms A, B, C
Audience: Faculty/Staff
Description: Healthy for Life invites you to the largest health screening event of the 2013 incentive year. No appointments are needed. Active benefit-subscribers, get your free screening and be one step closer to your $100 wellness incentive. Earn $100 in 3 Easy Steps: 1. Complete your personal health assessment—an online questionnaire that helps you understand your health risks and provides you with resources to improve your well-being. 2. Complete your health screening, which includes cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, height and weight. You can get a free on-campus screening or visit your health care provider (valid screenings are from 6/1/12 to 4/30/13). 3. Track 240 minutes of cardiovascular activity in any calendar month from 10/15/12 to 4/30/13. Ready to get started? 1. Create or return to your Cerner Health account by visiting: 2. Enter your email address and join the program. 3. If you need help, call Cerner at 877-621-8014.
For Info: Ryan Claus at 573-673-0694

How to Stop Smoking in 50 Days
Date/Time: March 7, 2013 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: 315 MSC
Audience: Open
Description: A brief program, presented by Robert Wolff, about the psychology of smoking; how to redirect our attention from the habit, and other resources that are available to help smokers finally overcome their addiction, once and for all. Food and drinks provided.
For Info: D’Andre Braddix at 314-516-5205

Test-taking Strategies
Date/Time: March 7, 2013 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Location: 225 MSC (Center for Student Success Conference Room)
Audience: Open
Description: Learn tips for taking different types of tests and how to better manage test-taking jitters.
For Info: Antionette Sterling at 314-516-7994

Feminist Film Series
Date/Time: March 7, 2013 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: Gender Studies offices, Lucas 494
Audience: Open
Description: Description: Part II of the award-winning documentary, “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women World-Wide.” Free popcorn will be available; BYO soda.
For Info: Sally Ebest at 314-516-6383

Building Relationships with Professionals in Your Field
Date/Time: March 7, 2013 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: SGA Chambers – MSC 3rd floor
Audience: Open
Description: Learn how to connect with professionals who can provide you with a strong reference letter.
For Info: Office of Multicultural Relations at 314-516-6807

Fundamentals of the Faculty Accomplishment System
Date/Time: March 7, 2013 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: CTL Conference Room – 589 Lucas
Audience: Faculty
Description: Get to know the Faculty Accomplishment System and make progress on your annual review by entering your data into the University of Missouri FAS software. Bring a laptop and flash drive with pertinent files such as current CV, scholarly presentations and publications, lists of committees and community activities. If needed, reserve a laptop now from the Technology Support Center in 211 Lucas, 314-516-6034.
For Info: Peggy Cohen at 314-516-6034

Bible Study
Date/Time: March 7, 2013 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: Catholic Newman Center
Audience: Open
Description: Join us to reflect on and discuss the upcoming Sunday readings.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

‘Comedy Night with Chad Daniels’
Date/Time: March 7, 2013 7:00 PM
Location: Pilot House (By Subway)
Audience: Open
Description: Come out and laugh with University Program Board at “Comedy Night with Chad Daniels.” You will bust a gut and have some good times. 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 at the event.
For Info: Charlie McDonald or other UPB member at 314-516-5531

Date/Time: March 7, 2013 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Newman Center (on Natural Bridge across from Benton)
Audience: Open
Description: Got any musical gifts or outstanding talents? Think Newman Open Mic Night! Sign up to share your talents by emailing Rachelle. Don’t want to be in the spotlight, just come and enjoy. All are invited to share an evening of good music and great conversation. It will be a chill night featuring the talents of Newman peeps, a cozy fire, and awesome beverages. Please bring an appetizer to share.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

Indoor Soccer League Registration Deadline
Date/Time: March 8, 2013 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Location: On-Line League Registration
Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
Description: Campus Rec’s 6-on-6 Indoor Soccer Leagues (Men’s & Women’s) will begin March 13. Games will be played on Wednesday nights at the Mark Twain Gym. Teams and individuals are welcome. Advance online registration is required by today. Sign up following the instructions found at:
For Info: Campus Recreation Office, 203 MT at 314-516-5326

Service Day with Sun Ministries
Date/Time: March 8, 2013 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Meet at Newman House, carpool to Hyde Park Neighborhood
Audience: Open
Description: All are welcome! Sun Ministries seeks to unite people to serve the world. We are facilitating a missionary movement to the inner cities of America, called the Isaiah 61 Initiative. We train our missionaries to work with their hands, live their faith in the streets, and pastor their community. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided. We will hear about Sun Ministries and then walk to a service site to paint or clean up. This event is part of Social Responsibility Awareness Week and Social Justice Month.
For Info: Rachelle Simon at 314-385-3455

UMSL Spring Internship & Job Fair
Date/Time: March 8, 2013 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain
Audience: Open
Description: This is your opportunity to meet and discuss internship and employment opportunities with employer representatives in one location. Pre-registration is only available for current UMSL students and UMSL alumni. You must present your admission ticket at the door. Pre-registration deadline is Tuesday, March 5. Admission for UMSL students or alumni who do not pre-register is $5 at the door and $10 for all others. For more information, visit UMSL Career Services, 278 Millennium Student Center, 314-516-5111. Click on Job Fairs at to register and to see a list of employers attending.
For Info: Career Services at 314-516-5111

Secrets of Her Success: Panel discussion and networking
Date/Time: March 8, 2013 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Erlanger Auditorium, Washington University in St. Louis
Audience: Open
Description: A panel of four well-established female scientists from industry, academia, business and science policy will describe their experiences and answer questions from the audience. A reception will follow for conversations with the panelists and additional networking. Sponsored by the Association for Women in Science, St Louis Chapter (AWIS-STL), with DBBS/OPA at Washington University. AWIS-STL members and non-members are all welcome. For details and to RSVP, please visit: . For more information about AWIS-STL, visit us at:
For Info: Winnie Pong at 508-558-9710

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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.