UMSL community makes connections at UMSL Night at the Ballpark
Nearly 900 University of Missouri–St. Louis students, faculty, staff members and alumni turned out at Busch Stadium Friday night for the annual UMSL Night at the Ballpark. The hometown St. Louis Cardinals had already been eliminated from postseason contention and found themselves on the wrong end of a 19-2 decision against the visiting Cincinnati Reds. But the events on the field couldn’t dampen the enjoyment of those in attendance.
Photographer Phil Shoulberg and social media manager Valerie Furlong were on hand to capture some of the scenes before and during the game.
The UMSL contingent gathered in Cunningham Corner to socialize before the game. They dined on hot dogs and soft drinks and had an opportunity to win raffle prizes courtesy of the UMSL Alumni Association. (Photo by Phil Shoulberg)
Staff members (from right) Kevin Smith, Mary Bosnick and Phil Donato from the Office of Alumni Engagement were on hand to greet attendees and check them in at Cunningham Corner before the game. (Photo by Phil Shoulberg)
Associate Vice Chancellor Jennifer Jezek-Taussig from the Office of Alumni Engagement talks to Alumni Association President Dave Reifschneider in Cunningham Corner before the game. Reifschneider threw out the ceremonial first pitch. (Photo by Phil Shoulberg)
Louie the Triton was a popular attraction throughout the evening, taking photos with UMSL students and alumni. (Photo by Phil Shoulberg)
Tom “The Hat Man” Lange, a retired UMSL mail carrier known for his headware creations at Busch Stadium, showed off the 60th anniversary UMSL hat given to those in attendance. (Photo by Phil Shoulberg)
Associate Director of Graduate Business Programs Yuan Chen (second from left in the back row), Louie the Triton and Professor Joe Rottman, the director of the International Business Institute and chair of the College of Business Administration’s Strategic Planning & Innovation Committee, joined a group of international students at the game.
UMSL attendees, including Provost Steven Berberich, College of Education Dean Ann Taylor and Vice Chancellor Chris Spilling, occupied seats in Left Field Loge sections 267, 268, 269 and 270. (Photo by Valerie Furlong)
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