UMSL taking part in UM System Extension and Engagement Week

UM System Extension and Engagement Week

The University of Missouri System and MU Extension are kicking off Extension and Engagement Week on Monday.

The celebration will showcase the impact extension programming and university engagement have on addressing Missouri’s grand challenges in economic opportunity, educational excellence and access and health and well-being.

It will feature events at all four UM System Universities, exploring big questions about the role of the engaged university in the state, society and beyond.

Below is a list of UMSL activities planned for the week.


HIRING IN 2020 (and Beyond):  If there isn’t a worker’s shortage, why am I having trouble hiring and retaining employees?
Monday, October 26, 10–11:30 a.m.
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UMSL Local Business: Focus on Facilities event
Tuesday, October 27, 3:30-5 p.m.


UM Engagement Keynote Address: Jones Loflin, author of “Always Growing” offers insights for personal and professional growth and building resiliency in today’s environment
Wednesday, October 28, 10:55 a.m.-noon
More information and registration


Starting and Governing a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Organization – a Primer presented by the UMSL Nonprofit Leadership & Management Program
Wednesday, October 28, 2-4 p.m.
Registration fee: $49 – Information –


UM Engagement Speaker and Panel Discussion: Economic development expert Ted Abernathy, Managing Partner of Economic Leadership, talks about new ways to encourage the continued growth of Missouri’s workforce, and then is joined by Missouri leaders for discussion
Thursday, October 29, 8:30-10:20 a.m.
More information and registration


Innovation or Mimicry? Early Japanese Government and Its Relationship to China
Thursday, October 29, 4-5:30 p.m.
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Trunk-or-Treat at UMSL
Saturday, October 31, noon-2 p.m., MSC Parking Lot
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Pre-registration required:


For further details about these and other activities taking place during Engagement Week throughout the state, visit


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