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Seeking Women Beginning Work in Childcare for Research Study!
The Family & Child Development Lab (directed by Dr. Groh) is recruiting females (18 yrs+) planning to start work in a child care setting or as a babysitter/nanny for the first time to participate in a study on the impact of childrearing on the brain. Participation includes online questionnaires (1 hour) and lab visits at 3 time points over the course of a year. During 1- to 2-hour lab visits, participants' brain activity will be monitored in response to infant expressions. COVID-19 safety precautions are taken for lab visits. Participants receive $50 after completing each time point (3 total) and an additional $50 after completing all time points for a total of $200. To participate, email

Announcement sponsored by Department of Psychological Sciences
Female Participants Wanted - Sleep & Pain Treatment - MizZzou Sleep Research Lab
Are you a female with frequent aches and pains and difficulty sleeping? You may be eligible to participate in a research study that is testing a drug-free SLEEP and PAIN treatment at the MizZzou Sleep Research Lab. Participants will receive compensation for participation in the study. Please contact the lab today at (573-882-5113) or fill out this screening questionnaire to find out if you qualify! *Due to COVID-19, a number of precautions are in place to protect the health and safety of all individuals involved in research at MU.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Psychiatry
Adult subjects, ages 30-70 needed for a research study
The Department of Medicine – Division of Endocrinology is seeking individuals between 30-70 years of age who do not use tobacco to participate in a research study. New treatments will be investigating the impact of medication on vascular function. Monetary compensation is available. Study will last 6 months. If you are interested in participating, please contact Dr. Camila Manrique by email at MUENDOManriqueLab@health.missouri.eduNote: Due to COVID-19, a number of precautions are in place to protect the health and safety for all individuals involved in research at MU.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Medicine
August Move-In: Your Help is Needed!
Mizzou Move-In is one of the biggest campus events of the year. Incoming Tigers and their families rely on us to lend a hand and, year after year, this community delivers. If you know you'd like to be a part of this event - let us know by submitting an interest form! Volunteers are needed for Aug. 12, 16 & 17. 

Announcement sponsored by Residential Life
by Idris Goodwin / Directed by Brandon Riley - Inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk and designed and developed for children, Jacked! fuses storytelling and poetry with hip-hop and break-beat music to encourage a dialogue about substance abuse and the overwhelming effects the opioid epidemic is having in our communities. Show dates: June 14 -17 at 7 p.m., June 16 at 11 a.m., June 17 and 18 at 2 p.m. Pricing: Adults $15, Youth $12, age 3 and under FREE, Family Pack - $40 for 2 adults, 3 kids, Groups of 8 or more $10. Location: Studio 4 Theatre.

Announcement sponsored by MU Theatre
LARRY D. CLARK SUMMER REPERTORY THEATRE 2023 presents Little Shop of Horrors
by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken / Directed by Joy Powell / Music Direction by Brett Kristofferson -The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination! Show Dates: June 29th-July 1st and July 5 -July 8th at 7:30 p.m., Matinees on July 2ndand 9th at 2 p.m.. Pricing: Adults $22, Family Pack -$50 includes a family of four people, any combination, Groups of 8 or more $15. Location: Rhynsburger Theatre.

Announcement sponsored by MU Theatre
Is your child on track?
The Boone County Early Childhood Coalition (BCECC) can help you find out with free screening to assess the general development and social-emotional health of your children ages 2 months to 5 years who live in Boone County. The screening takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. BCECC staff will discuss results with you and share resources to support your family. Use the link to register and complete an age-appropriate survey for your child today.   

Announcement sponsored by Psychiatry
Young adults needed for an 8-week intervention examining effects of functional foods on health
Are you a young adult (18-35 years) of Black or non-Hispanic White ethnicity/race and with a weight status classified as overweight or obese? If so, you might be eligible to participate in a study examining the effects of functional foods on health outcomes. This study involves a 1-hr screening visit, two 3.5-hr and three 1-hr research visits and six to eight 1-hr dietary counseling/data collection visits (online possible). Total study duration is 10 weeks. Total compensation for study is $200. Study foods (fruits, vegetables, nuts) provided. For more information, contact Onyedika at

Announcement sponsored by Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
Breast Cancer Survivors Needed for Occupational Therapy Telehealth Study
Has cancer-related cognitive impairment impacted your daily life? The Department of Occupational Therapy is conducting a research study evaluating the effectiveness of an intervention delivered by telehealth on cognition, activity performance and quality of life in breast cancer survivors. Eligible participants are women between 40-80 years old who have a previous diagnosis of breast cancer and completed a full course of chemotherapy between 6 months and 3 years ago. Participants who complete the entire 12-week study will be compensated $150. No campus visit is required for this study. For more information, contact the research team at or 573-882-7023.

Announcement sponsored by Occupational Therapy
Seeking nominations for Lee Henson Access Mizzou Awards
Help celebrate Tigers who champion disability diversity on campus. The Lee Henson Access Mizzou Awards honor students, faculty, staff and groups who contribute to making disability inclusion a standard at Mizzou. Nominate now. Nominations will be reviewed in August and awarded in September.

Announcement sponsored by the Disability Center
Older Adults Needed for a Study on Shortened Sleep
We are examining if shortened sleep results in poor signaling causing insulin resistance. Must be 65-80 years old, BMI >40 kg/m2 and a regular sleeper (7-9 hours). Financial compensation available. Time commitment: 3 visits over 2-3 weeks, which includes 2 study periods (1 with shortened sleep – 5 days/1 with normal sleep – 7 days). Location: 018 Gwynn Hall. If interested, please contact Alan Maloney,

Announcement sponsored by Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
Hiring Today for Fall Semester 2023
Don’t wait until you return in August! Interview and be hired now for the Fall 2023 Semester. MU Adventure Club is a before & after school program located in elementary schools in Columbia. Available shifts are 6:40-7:25 a.m. for the morning shift & 2:25-5:45 p.m. for the afternoon shift for one set of schools and 6:40-8:05 a.m. for the morning shift and 3:00-5:45 p.m. at another set of schools. Shifts are Monday-Friday and can work 2-10 shifts per week, with your schedule being consistent for the semester. Starting pay is $14.15. To learn more, view our video at  Applications available at

Announcement sponsored by College of Education and Human Development
Participate in App-Based Psychology Research Project
The Alcohol Cognitions Lab at the University of Missouri-Columbia is recruiting participants for a research study investigating alcohol use, culture and gender. Participation in this study involves two parts: 1) an online baseline session; and 2) two weeks of responding to prompts on a smart phone. Participants must be 21-29 years old and will be compensated up to a total of $100 for study completion. Please visit for more information. Principal Investigator: Olivia Warner (

Announcement sponsored by Department of Psychological Sciences
Hot Summer Pass at MizzouRec
The Hot Summer Pass is a special summer membership for Mizzou faculty, staff and retirees. This special program runs from Monday, May 29 – Monday, September 4, with MizzouRec being closed from July 30 – August 6. This membership is available for purchase at the Member & Guest Services Desk. The cost for limited opportunity is $125 plus tax and must be paid in full at time of purchase. The pass will be prorated based on the date purchased.

Announcement sponsored by MizzouRec
Queer Theories/Identities course will be offered Fall 2023
The Sociology Department is offering a course on Queer Theories & Identities in Fall 2023! In this course, we will discuss historical and contemporary theorists, a spectrum of sexual identities and how they come to be, applications of Queer Theory in modern research, LGBTQ social movements and the social construction of new, future sexualities. While a prerequisite is listed for this course, you may bypass it by emailing the instructor, Kathryn Rittenhour, at We look forward to seeing you in the Fall!

Announcement sponsored by Sociology
ParentLink, College of Education & Human Development, is hiring!
ParentLink is hiring for a part-time WarmLine Family Support Specialist . For more information on this position, see

Announcement sponsored by ParentLink, College of Education & Human Development
Seeking young adults age 21-25 who regularly drink alcohol
Do you only start to feel the effects of alcohol after having 5 or more drinks? Let us study you! We are running a research study looking at whether tolerance to alcohol is related to how and what the brain learns about cues for alcohol. The study involves 3 laboratory visits (each ~3 hr) within 1 week, and 4 short (<15 min) online surveys across the following year. You can earn up to $350 total. If you are interested, please see:

Announcement sponsored by Psychological Sciences
Constitutional Democracy Academy
Interested in discussing topics such as: the Constitutional Convention, Founding Mothers, slavery & the Constitution and the Supreme Court? Missouri high school students who are interested in U.S. history & politics are invited to apply to our week-long Constitutional Democracy Academy and explore these and similar topics with Kinder Institute instructors! CDA's July 24-28 session is still open! Apply by June 15 and send the following materials to Dr. Rudy Hernandez,, with the subject "Kinder Academy 2023”: a 500-word essay describing your interest in CDA and a copy of your current high school transcript. Please also have a teacher or adult mentor (other than a parent) send a letter of recommendation.

Announcement sponsored by Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
Mizzou Engineering Summer Camps - Registration Now Open!
Help the future Tiger in your life engineer their summer! Mizzou Engineering is offering innovative summer camps that promote hands-on learning and STEM education. Participants will build a robot, create an interactive VR experience, learn game development, play detective to detect cyber attacks, gain the fundamentals of neuroscience or use environmental engineering to promote sustainability. Space is limited, so reserve a spot today!

Announcement sponsored by College of Engineering
Participants Needed for a Fiber and Microbiome Study
The Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology seeks individuals, aged 20-55 years, who are overweight for a research study. Researchers are studying the effect of high fiber meals on appetite, heart and intestinal health. Participants must be in generally good health, willing to consume the study meals and not have metal within or outside their body that is MRI incompatible. Monetary compensation is available and you will be in the study for ~6wk. If you are interested in participating, please contact, Dr. Anguah’s (principal investigator) lab at 573-882-8647 or email at Due to COVID-19, precautions are in place to protect the health and safety for all individuals involved in research at MU.

Announcement sponsored by Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
Register for MizzouRec’s faculty and staff fitness bootcamp
Calling all faculty and staff — register for summer bootcamp at MizzouRec. The first session will be held every Tuesday and Thursday, June 6-29 from 7-7:45 a.m. Second session; every Tuesday and Thursday, July 6-Aug. 1 from 7-7:45 a.m. Each 4-week session is $59 for members and $89 for non-members. Or, commit to 8 weeks of bootcamp; $109 for members and $169 for non-members. Register on the MizzouRec website or in-person at MizzouRec.

Announcement sponsored by MizzouRec