MU Info - 10/16/2019

   Novak Leadership Speaker Series 2019 Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the 2nd annual Novak Leadership Speaker Series. Stephen M.R. Covey, author of The Speed of Trust, will deliver a keynote address on Wednesday, October 23 at 5:30 p.m. in MU’s Jesse Auditorium. The lecture, Leading With Trust, will explain how trust is crucial to the success of any leader and organization. Following the talk, David Novak and Mr. Covey will have a conversation about leadership. This event is co-sponsored by the Novak Leadership Institute, MU Office of Extension and Engagement, and the MU School of Accountancy at the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business. For a free ticket, please visit

Announcement sponsored by Novak Leadership Institute
   October Talks at the Kinder Institute
The Kinder Institute will host the following talks in Jesse 410 during October: “The Development of American Electoral Democracy, 1789-1824,” with MU’s Jay Dow (10/11, 3:30 p.m.); “Is Capitalism Sustainable?” with Duke Professor of Economics Michael Munger (10/15, 5 p.m.); “Bad Bicentennial: Reflections on the Panic of 1819,” with Providence College historian Sharon Ann Murphy (10/18, 3:30 p.m.); and “Rethinking the History of American Government: Institutions, Power, and People,” with American University’s Gautham Rao (10/23, 5 p.m.). All talks are free and open to the public.

Announcement sponsored by Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
   American Sign Language: 8-wk Community Classes starting October 15 or 17. Great professional development opportunity!
Two options for Beginning ASL community classes offered Tuesdays or Thursdays from 5:45-7 p.m. for 8 weeks starting October 15 or 17. For those with previous ASL experience, there will be an Intermediate/Advanced class on Thursdays from 7:15-8:30 p.m. The Beginning ASL class will introduce the fundamentals of sign language. The Intermediate/Advanced classes will continue these skills. Contact Dr. Logan at for more information.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
   Job Opportunity at Child Health Research Institute: Research Coordinator
Do you want to join a dynamic team committed to make a difference in Child Health Research? The Child Health Research Institute is seeking a Research Coordinator. This is a full-time position, in which main responsibilities include the identification and recruitment of patients into a clinical research protocol, the organization and maintenance of recruitment and patient files, and regulatory documents. Applicants should have 2 years or more of coordinator experience in academic settings. For more information and to apply online visit Job Opening ID: 30893. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Leila Kheirandish-Gozal (

Announcement sponsored by Child Health
   Obese and overweight subjects needed for a research study on vascular disease risk.
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 investigate the impact of a blood pressure medication on vascular function. Monetary compensation is available. The study will last 6 months. If you are interested in participating, please contact Camila Manrique by email at

Announcement sponsored by Medicine
   Office of Research New Service Billing Portal Brown Bags
The Office of Research and Division of IT are excited to showcase our new Service Billing Portal. The portal allows you to view your billing information for our services and manage your billing MoCodes all in one online location. Find out more and see a demo at one of our introductory sessions on Oct. 22 from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. or Oct 24 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Both sessions are located at the Memorial Union Rm S203.

Announcement sponsored by Office of Research
   Lecture- The Gravity of Hierarchies in Mathematics Education
Oct 18, 3:00PM at Leadership Auditorium. Math educators have been talking about “equity” for decades, but our field continues to reproduce hierarchies. These hierarchies position some students as “advanced” or “gifted” and others as “low” or “struggling,” with grave consequences for children who are already marginalized. How and why does this happen—and what can it look like for teachers to disrupt this? In this talk, Dr. Nicole Louie will describe some of the ways teachers commonly find themselves drawn in by the gravitational force that hierarchical ways of thinking exert and discuss ways of resisting this force.

Announcement sponsored by Organization Resource Group (ORG)
   Free Film: Yesterday
A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline when they never existed. Yesterday is showing on Wednesday, October 16 at 8 p.m. in Wrench Auditorium (Memorial Union). To stay up to date with our upcoming events follow us on social media @StuffToDoAtMU.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
   Grocery Bingo
Feeling lucky? Test your chances at a grocery bag bingo to compete for snacks and other food items. This is happening on Thursday, October 17 from 4-6 p.m. in The Shack. To stay up to date with our upcoming events follow us on social media @StuffToDoAtMU.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
   Free Film: The Lion King (2019 Live Action)
After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery. Come enjoy this beloved, classic animated movie in live action form on Friday & Saturday, October 18 & 19 at 8 p.m. in Wrench Auditorium (Memorial Union). To stay up to date with our upcoming events follow us on social media @StuffToDoAtMU.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
   8th Annual Stache Dash 5K
Grab your stache and dash on over to CAPB’s annual Stache Dash 5K to raise awareness for prostate cancer. Light snacks and refreshments will follow the race. The race is on Saturday, October 19, with check in beginning at 7:30 a.m. in front of Memorial Union. Early sign-ups will get a cute t-shirt! Sign-up link. We are also able to collect donations to help prostate cancer research. Donations can be check or cash and will be donated to the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center! To stay up to date with our upcoming events follow us on social media @StuffToDoAtMU.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
   MU Sustainability Provides Free Bike Repairs for MU Students
MU Sustainability’s Bike Resource Center strives to make bicycles a safe and affordable option for commuting, to reduce environmental impact through the use of non-motorized transportation and to encourage personal health through exercise. With that said, our Bike Resource Center helps repair MU student bikes throughout the year, free of charge, to keep them going strong. Check out MU Sustainability's website to find a listing of Bike Resource Center times and on-campus locations, and be sure to swing by Campus Lodge on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. for our off-campus student bike repair event.

Announcement sponsored by MU Sustainability
   Spend Spring Break 2020 Studying at Oxford
Are you interested in the global history of empire? Does walking cobblestone streets in the U.K. spark your fancy? If so, the MU International Center is currently accepting applications for Kinder Institute and MU History Prof. Jay Sexton’s spring break trip to University of Oxford, through which students attend daily seminars with Oxford faculty, go on historical excursions on and around the campus, and immerse themselves in the scholarly traditions of one of the globe’s oldest institutions of higher learning. The trip is embedded in a Spring 2020 course taught on-campus, HIST 4075, and some need-based scholarships for travel are available through the Kinder Institute.

Announcement sponsored by Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
   MU Theatre's Life and Literature Performance Series presents Climate Change Theatre Action, part of a national project
Life and Literature Performance Series featuring Climate Change Theatre Action - Artistic Director, Heather Carver; Assistant Director, Andrew Black. Cutting-edge original and adapted works by our own MU student and faculty authors presenting short solo performances, poetry, ethnographic adaptations and plays from the Climate Change Theatre Action project. Come join us as we experience new voices speaking about our ancient planet. 7:30 p.m. Oct 16 - 19 and 2:00 p.m. Oct 20 in Studio 4, 672 Hitt St. Tickets are $7 at MU Theatre box office in the Rhynsburger Theatre lobby from 2-5 p.m., Mon. – Fri. and one hour before show times, or by calling 573-882-PLAY (7529) and online at

Announcement sponsored by Theatre
   Quit Tobacco Now (cigarettes, chew, and e-cigs)
In collaboration with Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and the MU Wellness Resource Center: 10-week group program offered FREE of charge every other Thursday at 5:30 pm., from October 24 - December 19. Free nicotine replacement therapy, access to counselors and other resources, assistance in developing a personalized quit plan and peer support will be available. Face-to-face meetings will take place in the second-floor conference room at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. To register email or call (573) 882-4289.

Announcement sponsored by Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
   All Things Missouri: Broadband
Access to broadband is a critical factor in economic growth, educational opportunity and access to healthcare — for all of Missouri and beyond. You're invited to attend a session on Oct. 24 from 8:30-11:45 a.m. that will feature keynote speakers and panel and tabletop discussions. Attendees will strategize with legislators and industry partners on how to make high-speed broadband internet available throughout the state. Special guests include: Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe, Missouri Department of Agriculture Director, Chris Chinn and more. Holiday Inn Expo Center, 2200 I-70 Dr. SW, Columbia. Register today!

Announcement sponsored by Office of Extension and Engagement
   Fibromyalgia Study: Pain in the Brain
The Department of Physical Therapy is conducting a study investigating the effect of a memory on how the brain functions and processes a thermal sensation. We are currently recruiting individuals with fibromyalgia or chronic wide spread pain who are age 21 and older. Participation in our study would involve 3 or 4 visits, each lasting approximately 1.5-2 hours. During that time, you would be asked to complete a few questionnaires, participate in an MRI scan of the brain, and undergo the experience of a thermal stimuli. Compensation will be provided at $50 per session. Contact Kelsey Straub at or message our Facebook page. Facebook page can be found at

Announcement sponsored by Physical Therapy
The University of Missouri Psychological Sciences Department is looking for participants for a research study on risky decision making and substance use. If you are between the ages of 18 and 29 years old, you may be eligible to participate in a study with the University of Missouri Psychology Department. Participants must be available for appointments that last approximately 3 hours.  A screening interview is required to determine eligibility for the study. Eligible individuals will be paid $12/hour for participating. If you are interested in participating in the study, please contact us at

Announcement sponsored by Psychological Sciences
   Zou Crew Orientation
Pick up your official season t-shirt and learn important details about the upcoming season. Learn various cheers and Zou Crew traditions! The orientation is happening on Monday, October 21 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in Mizzou Arena. To stay up to date with our upcoming events follow us on social media @StuffToDoAtMU.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
   Free Film: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller, Toni Morrison, examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. She leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition. It is showing on Wednesday, October 23 at 8 p.m. in Wrench Auditorium (Memorial Union). To stay up to date with our upcoming events follow us on social media @StuffToDoAtMU.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
Can something be cute and spooky at the same time? Only at our annual pet costume contest! Treats will be provided for you and your furiends, and prizes will be awarded for the best doggone costumes. Happening on Thursday, October 24 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in Kuhlman Court. Free entry for everyone! To stay up to date with our upcoming events follow us on social media @StuffToDoAtMU.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
   Campus MovieFest Screening
The Campus MovieFest Premiere is happening on Thursday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. Your fellow classmates have been working on a variety of short films and now it’s time to watch them and pick the winners. Walk the red carpet, win fun prizes and watch top films made by Mizzou students. Doors open at 7 p.m. and there is no entrance fee! To stay up to date with our upcoming events follow us on social media @StuffToDoAtMU.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
Time for the biggest Halloween celebration on campus! Get your spook on and enjoy classics like pumpkin carving, a haunted house and costume contests. Have your future told by tarot card readers and face painted while enjoying pizza and tons of candy. Happening on Friday, October 25 from 7 – 11 p.m. in the MU Student Center. To stay up to date with our upcoming events follow us on social media @StuffToDoAtMU.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
   Free Film: Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw
Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity. There will be a double feature on Friday & Saturday, October 25 & 26 at 8 p.m. in Wrench Auditorium (Memorial Union). To stay up to date with our upcoming events follow us on social media @StuffToDoAtMU.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
   Participants Needed for Post Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury Spasticity Clinical Trial
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is seeking adults 18-70 years of age suffering from moderate to severe muscle spasticity (tightness) in the arm following stroke or traumatic brain injury.  An investigational drug will be given by injection to determine if it may help relieve this muscle tightness.  Participants will attend up to 13 visits over 39 weeks in the PM&R clinic. Reimbursement is available to assist with travel expenses. For more information, contact Anne Bonnett, RN at or 573-884-6119.

Announcement sponsored by Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
   Recruiting 8th-10th grade students for a study on friendships
The MU Peer Relations Lab of the Department of Psychological Sciences is inviting adolescents in 8th, 9th and 10th grade to participate in a research study on friendships. To participate, adolescents will come to our lab with a same-gender close friend within one year of their age. The friends will complete surveys and engage in several tasks together. Their physiological responses (e.g., heart rate) also will be measured. Lab sessions last up to 2 hours and can be scheduled at your convenience. Each adolescent will receive $20 for participating. Parents should contact Sarah Borowski ( to schedule a visit if their child is interested.

Announcement sponsored by Psychological Sciences
   Celebrate National Day on Writing
Join us for a fun day to celebrate writing at Mizzou. Thursday, October 17th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Lowry Mall (Look for our tent).  We will have FREE food and activities including: writing marathons, pizza for a poem, language origins game, participate in a Mizzou collaborative story. You will also have a chance to win 1 of 4 MU Bookstore Gift Cards! Join us online too! See for more information. The National Day on Writing was established to celebrate writing and literacy. Follow the national conversation on the #whyIwrite hashtag on social media. Co-sponsored by MU Department of English Composition Program, MU Learning Center and MU Campus Writing Program.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Writing Program
   Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grant - Fall 2019
The Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA) supports the development of tenure and tenure-track faculty through its Dr. Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grants program. REMINDER that the grant application deadline for the fall 2019 semester is Friday, October 25, 2019. Please share this with any junior faculty you believe may be interested. Applications can be found on the MAA website. If there are any questions, please contact James Saltat at MAA.

Announcement sponsored by The Mizzou Alumni Association
   LGBTQ History Month Trivia
Join us in the celebration of LGBTQ History Month as we test your knowledge with trivia! There will be cookies and cupcakes for everyone and fun prizes for the winners! Early sign-ups are preferred: To stay up to date with our future events, follow us on social media @StuffToDoAtMU.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
   Memory for Pictures: Participation Opportunity for Children Ages 5, 6, 7 and 10:
Interested children, accompanied by parents, are invited to participate in a Working Memory Study in which children are asked to remember, recall, point and name pictures presented via a computer monitor. The study takes about 30 - 45 minutes to complete.  Children are compensated $15 cash along with a book selection. If interested, parents may refer to this link,, for study details, eligibility requirements, and scheduling options. Many thanks in advance for your participation. Nelson Cowan, Working Memory Lab, MU Department of Psychological Sciences

Announcement sponsored by Department of Psychological Sciences
   Service Abroad Programs Summer 2020 - SRV_LRN 3028
Are you interested in Service and like to travel? A Global service trip could be for YOU! Our experienced faculty will be leading a variety of trips across the Globe this summer. You can work with children with disabilities, vulnerable adult populations, in public health or on important conservation programs. There is something for everyone! Check out our webpage to find the program that speaks to you! Our International coordinator will be available in the student center for you to learn more, dates and times posted HERE. For more information please email us!

Announcement sponsored by The Office of Service-Learning
   Celebrate Media Literacy Week at Mizzou with Film Screenings
Join the Media and Diversity Center on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 6-9 p.m. for screenings of films that will allow you to think critically about social media and media representations of race. We will host screenings of “The Great Hack” about social media's impact on the 2016 presidential election and “BlacKkKlansman” a film about exposing the Ku Klux Klan. Media & Diversity Center associates will be in attendance to moderate follow-up conversation for the purposes of bringing awareness to media literacy week and media literacy skills. Light refreshments will be served. To join us please RSVP by Monday, Oct. 21 by visiting

Announcement sponsored by Department of Communication
   Male Participants wanted for Research Study - MizZzou Sleep Research Lab
If you are a man aged 18 years of age or older and have frequent aches and pains and you also experience difficulty sleeping, you may be eligible to participate in a new study at the University of Missouri Columbia. Participants may receive a complimentary, drug-free intervention and will receive up to $150 for completing the study. Please call the MizZzou Sleep Research Lab today at 573-882-8881 to find out if you qualify.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Psychiatry
   Get your free flu shot TODAY
Nobody likes the flu. Avoid the misery and the toll the flu can take on your academic performance, not to mention your social life. Get a quick flu shot TODAY 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in S265 Sinclair School of Nursing, or at next week’s clinic: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 in 1209B MU Student Center. Flu shots are covered by your student health fee, bring your MU student ID. No insurance is necessary and you pay nothing out of pocket.

Announcement sponsored by Student Health & Well-Being
   Islam Awareness Month Guest Speaker: AbdelRahman Murphy
Come join the Muslim Student Organization for a lecture on understanding Islam in the West with guest speaker AbdelRahman Murphy on October 23rd, at 6 p.m. in Memorial Union N201ABC! AbdelRahman Murphy holds degrees in education and religious studies and has been pursing traditional Islamic studies over the last decade. He serves as an instructor at the Qalam Institute in Dallas, TX where he serves the community. AbdelRahman Murphy is the keynote speaker for the Muslim Student Organization's annual Islam Awareness Month, which is open to all students, faculty and staff. Light refreshments will be provided!! Follow us on social media or visit our website for our upcoming events! Hope to see everyone there!

Announcement sponsored by Organization Resource Group (ORG)