Events at UMSL

Note: UMSL Events contains information about events that will occur in the seven days following publication (Friday-Thursday). 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.

Instructional Support Services Orientation
Date/Time: August 9, 2013 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: SSB 103
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: This open-door session is for those wishing to know more about how to get the most out of the Technology Enhanced Classroom Experience. Walk in SSB 103 any time between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. to ask questions, get some hands-on experience, or just learn a little more about our services.
For Info: Christopher Boyce/ISS Staff at

Orientation for New Part-time Faculty
Date/Time: August 10, 2013 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 449 Social Science and Business Building (SSB)
Audience: Faculty/Staff
Description: Orientation for new part-time faculty is designed to introduce: (1) campus services which support faculty and students; (2) campus supports for teaching and learning including integrating technology into courses; (3) policies and procedures that support student learning and success.
For Info: Peggy Cohen at 314-516-4508

Summer Commencement — Ceremony I
Date/Time: August 10, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: Mark Twain building
Audience: Open
Description: This ceremony will graduate students from the College of Arts and Sciences (including BGS and BIS), College of Education, College of Fine Arts and Communication, School of Social Work and Master of Public Policy Administration Program.
For Info: Cindy Vantine at 314-516-5442

Summer Commencement — Ceremony II
Date/Time: August 10, 2013 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: Mark Twain building
Audience: Open
Description: This ceremony will graduate students from the College of Business Administration, College of Nursing, UMSL/WU Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program and the Missouri University S&T Engineering Education Center.
For Info: Cindy Vantine at 314-516-5442

Fall Tai Chi Class Registration is Open
Date/Time: August 12, 2013
Location: 203 Mark Twain Building
Audience: Open
Description: Registration for the Fall Tai Chi class is now open. A modified Yang/Fu-style 24 Form Tai Chi and 18 Motion Qigong will be taught. This class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27 through Oct. 24. There is a one-time fee for the nine-week session: $15 for UMSL students; $35 for UMSL alumni, faculty and staff; $45 for all others. Advance registration is recommended. Class size is limited to 20.
For Info: Linda Gatson at 314-516-5091

Graduate Student Conference 2013 — Day One
Date/Time: August 12, 2013 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Social Science and Business Building (SSB)
Audience: Student
Description: This professional development and orientation conference offers 3 tracks of sessions and a wide variety of resources for those who are beginning graduate school at UMSL, for those at the end of the dissertation, and for those who fall anywhere in between. Register now to save your seat!
For Info: Peggy Cohen at 314-516-4508

International Student Orientation
Date/Time: August 12, 2013 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: MSC Century Rooms
Audience: Student
Description: International Student Orientation is designed to help admitted students from around the world make a smooth transition to UMSL. Participation is required for all new F-1 and J-1 students. If you see new students around campus, please serve as a great resource and welcome them to UMSL! Learn more at umsl.edu/services/intelstu/admittedstudents/orientation.html.
For Info: Christina Pope at 314-516-6780

Graduate Student Conference 2013 — Day Two
Date/Time: August 13, 2013 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Social Science and Business Building (SSB)
Audience: Student
Description: This professional development and orientation conference offers 3 tracks of sessions and a wide variety of resources for those who are beginning graduate school at UMSL, for those at the end of the dissertation, and for those who fall anywhere in between. Register now to save your seat!
For Info: Peggy Cohen at 314-516-4508

International Student Orientation
Date/Time: August 13, 2013 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: MSC Century Rooms
Audience: Student
Description: International Student Orientation is designed to help admitted students from around the world make a smooth transition to UMSL. Participation is required for all new F-1 and J-1 students. If you see new students around campus, please serve as a great resource and welcome them to UMSL! Learn more at umsl.edu/services/intelstu/admittedstudents/orientation.html.
For Info: Christina Pope at 314-516-6780

Budget Management Reports — Hyperion and Cognos
Date/Time: August 13, 2013 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: 65 JCP
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: An overview will be provided as a refresher in using both Hyperion and Cognos for budget management reporting. In addition, we will demonstrate new reports and functionality that will allow you to create a report as a favorite and have it automatically run and emailed to you at a set time.
For Info: E. Kranitz, J. Wilkinson at

Weight Watchers at Work
Date/Time: August 13, 2013 11:30 AM to 12:30 AM
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. To initiate the process, follow these instructions: Go to wellness.weightwatchers.com. Enter Company ID: 46814; enter Company Passcode: WW46814; register as a new member. General information: Meeting times are 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays in 225 MSC. $39.95/month includes free access to E-Tools, an online resource to help with your success. For questions or interest in the program, contact Teresa Balestreri at ext. 5002 or tkb@umsl.edu.
For Info: Teresa Balestreri at 314-516-5002

Budget Management Reports — Hyperion and Cognos
Date/Time: August 13, 2013 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: 65 JCP
Audience: UMSL Only
Description: An overview will be provided as a refresher in using both Hyperion and Cognos for budget management reporting. In addition, we will demonstrate new reports and functionality that will allow you to create a report as a favorite and have it automatically run and emailed to you at a set time.
For Info: E. Kranitz, J. Wilkinson at

Transfer Tuesday Orientation — Final Session
Date/Time: August 13, 2013 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Millennium Student Center
Audience: Open
Description: The Office of New Student Programs welcomes all admitted new transfer students and their families to the Triton Community! Transfer Tuesday Orientation is designed to help admitted UMSL students, parents and families make a smooth transition to UMSL. Registration is required prior to the date, please visit our website. Consider Orientation to be your first day at UMSL and the foundation of your educational journey! You will meet new and returning students, learn more about academic support services and campus life, and begin the process of transitioning into a collegiate atmosphere. If you are on campus and you see new students and families, please serve as a great resource and welcome them to campus! Questions? Please contact the Office of New Student Programs at 314-516-5291 or email us at orientation@umsl.edu. Additional information can also be found online at umsl.edu/orientation.
For Info: Megan Green at 314-516-5291

New Full-time Faculty Orientation Day One
Date/Time: August 14, 2013 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Millennium Student Center – Century Room C
Audience: Faculty/Staff
Description: New Faculty Orientation introduces: (1) campus services which support faculty and students; (2) campus supports for teaching and learning including integrating technology into courses; (3) service-learning and civic engagement opportunities; (4) supports for research, scholarship and funding. This is a two-day program.
For Info: Peggy Cohen at 314-516-4508

International Student Orientation
Date/Time: August 14, 2013 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: MSC Century Rooms
Audience: Student
Description: International Student Orientation is designed to help admitted students from around the world make a smooth transition to UMSL. Participation is required for all new F-1 and J-1 students. If you see new students around campus, please serve as a great resource and welcome them to UMSL! Learn more at umsl.edu/services/intelstu/admittedstudents/orientation.html.
For Info: Christina Pope at 314-516-6780

Using Cognos Student Reports
Date/Time: August 14, 2013 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Location: 65 JCP
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: umsl.edu/~ir/files/pdfs/VerifyCognosAccess.pdf.
For Info: Larry Westermeyer; Carol Sholy at

Weeks of Welcome Kickoff Event
Date/Time: August 14, 2013 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Mark Twain Rec Center
Audience: Student
Description: Welcome New Tritons to campus! Join us for a fun night of meeting your new peers with games, dancing, prizes and much more as we officially kick off Weeks of Welcome! Shuttles will begin to pick up students from around campus at 6:30 p.m. to shuttle to Mark Twain Recreation Center. To learn more about the Weeks of Welcome events, please visit umsl.edu/wow.
For Info: Megan Green at 314-516-5291

New Student Orientation — Final Session
Date/Time: August 15, 2013 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Millennium Student Center
Audience: Open
Description: The Office of New Student Programs welcomes all admitted new undergraduate students and their families to the Triton Community! NSO is designed to help admitted UMSL first-year undergraduate students, parents and families make a smooth transition to UMSL. Participation in NSO is required for all new first-year students. Registration is required prior to the NSO date, please visit our website. Consider NSO to be your first day at UMSL and the foundation of your educational journey! You will meet new and returning students, learn more about academic support services and campus life, and begin the process of transitioning into a collegiate atmosphere. If you are on campus and you see new students and families, please serve as a great resource and welcome them to campus! Questions? Please contact the Office of New Student Programs at 314-516-5291 or email us at orientation@umsl.edu. Additional information can also be found online at umsl.edu/orientation.
For Info: Megan Green at 314-516-5291

New Faculty (full-time) Orientation — Day Two
Date/Time: August 15, 2013 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Location: AM program convenes in 202 JCP Conference Center
Audience: Faculty/Staff
Description: New Faculty Orientation introduces: (1) campus services which support faculty and students; (2) campus supports for teaching and learning, including integrating technology into courses; (3) service-learning and civic engagement opportunities; (4) supports for research, scholarship and funding. This is a two-day program.
For Info: Peggy Cohen at 314-516-4508

Weeks of Welcome Adventures
Date/Time: August 15, 2013 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Various Locations around STL
Audience: Student
Description: Welcome New Tritons! Jump on the Metro with your WOW guide and explore your new city and home in a fun way! Sign up for a WOW Adventure online to reserve a spot! Six opportunities ranging from free to $20 in price and include the following adventures: Cardinals game, Zoo, City Museum, trip to the Gateway Arch, History Museum and Delmar Loop. To learn more about the Weeks of Welcome events, please visit umsl.edu/wow.
For Info: Megan Green at 314-516-5291

Weeks of Welcome Movie Night — ‘The Great Gatsby’
Date/Time: August 15, 2013 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Provincial House Chapel
Audience: Student
Description: Welcome New Tritons! Join the Student Government Association for a night of relaxation and mingling with our student senators and SGA Execs during a night at the movies. To learn more about the Weeks of Welcome events, please visit umsl.edu/wow.
For Info: Megan Green at 314-516-5291

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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.