MU Info - 12/12/2018

   Congrats to more than 220 online graduates!
This weekend, Mizzou celebrates a new class of graduates. Among them are more than 220 earning their #OnlineStripes. Visit our commencement ceremony website to join us in honoring the online graduates and hear from College of Arts and Science Dean Patricia Okker. Members of our online class of 2018 range in age from 22 to 64. They hail from more than 28 U.S. states and as far away as India and South Korea. Congratulations to all who are graduating this weekend … you did it!

Announcement sponsored by Mizzou Online
   CURRENTLY CONDUCTING INTERVIEWS AND HIRING FOR SPRING 2019 AT ADVENTURE CLUB
MU-College of Education Adventure Club Before & After School Prgm is accepting applications for Site Assistants for Spring 2019 Semester. Adventure Club is in 21 elementary schools in Columbia. If you like kids, come join our team.  Avail. shifts are 6:40-7:25 a.m. & 2:25-6:00 p.m. M-F for one set of schools & 6:40-8:05 am & 3:00-6:00 pm at another set. Staff can work from 2-10 shifts\week and schedules stay consistent for the semester. Starting pay $9.00. Applications available at 109 Hill Hall, 101 Park De Ville, or at http://education.missouri.edu/orgs/adventure/employment/index.php. Please wait to apply until after you’ve enrolled for classes for the Spring Semester. Call us at 884-2582 with questions.

Announcement sponsored by College of Education
   Join Nutrition & Exercise Physiology for a Study Abroad in Italy
Study abroad in Florence Italy, July 14 – August 2, 2019.  This experience offers several options to learn & be immersed in Italian culture, food & the Mediterranean lifestyle through food preparation, tastings with artisan food producers & connoisseurs, & the opportunity for service learning in the Italian community.  If you are interested in this unique opportunity, see our website http://nep.missouri.edu/italy.html, find us on Facebook: Mizzou NEP Italy Study Abroad, or email Jennifer Bean at beanjd@missouri.edu

Announcement sponsored by Department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology
   Join Nutrition & Exercise Physiology for a Study Abroad in Japan
Study abroad in Japan, May 19–June 9, 2019. This experience contrasts food culture in Tokyo (urban) & Nagano (rural) prefectures & relates it to the longest lifespan in the world in Nagano, Japan. Students will learn Japanese food culture, cooking techniques, visit Japanese food producers/markets & meet students from local colleges. Students will overnight for 2 nights a rural region in a traditional Japanese home before returning to Tokyo. If you are interested in this opportunity, see our website http://nep.missouri.edu/studyabroad_japan_summer.html or email Chris Hardin at hardinc@missouri.edu

Announcement sponsored by Department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology
   Join Nutrition & Exercise Physiology for a Study Abroad in Germany
Study abroad in Germany, July 20 - August 2, 2019. Beginning and ending in Frankfurt, our program is situated at the European Academy at Otzenhausen in Saarland. Students will experience and explore German and EU cultures and food cultures including the policies, practices, and social structures surrounding food, migration, health, and environmental issues.  The program includes local excursions and a trip to Brussels, Belgium. If you are interested in this unique opportunity, see our website http://nep.missouri.edu/studyabroad_germany_summer.html or email Tina Roberts at robertsti@missouri.edu.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology
   Attend the Social Justice Symposium!
The Social Justice Symposium is a one-day conference designed to create conversation around three core aspects of social justice: awareness, advocacy, and activism. This event will take place January 26th, 2019 in the MU Student Center. The day’s schedule will include a keynote speaker, lunch, and multiple breakout sessions that could address topics like ethnicity, culture, multiculturalism, women’s advocacy, LGBTQ advocacy, gender, ability, serving our veteran student population, and sustainability. The symposium is FREE to Mizzou students that register for the conference. Due to venue capacity, registration will be capped at 120 attendees. Register here: https://orgsync.com/125737/forms/337739

Announcement sponsored by Office of Student Engagement and Department of Social Justice
   Submit a Proposal to the Social Justice Symposium!
The Social Justice Symposium is an annual event sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement & the Division of Inclusion Diversity and Equity designed to give the MU community a look into various social justice movements and show them how they can be a better ally through 3 core aspects; awareness, advocacy, and activism. Our over-arching theme this year is “Sense of Belonging”, the symposium will be held on Saturday, January 26, 9 am – 3 pm. Submit a proposal through our OrgSync page. Our goal is to select a diverse range of proposals so feel free to be creative. We are open to all mediums. Submit your proposal here: https://orgsync.com/125737/forms/337735

Announcement sponsored by Office of Student Engagement and Department of Social Justice
   Diabetic men and women needed for a research study on vascular disease risk
The Department of Medicine – Division of Endocrinology is seeking individuals between 55-75 years of age who do not use tobacco to participate in a research study. New treatments will be investigated that reduce the level of uric acid in blood. These treatments could include a diet, or use of a drug commonly used to reduce uric acid. Monetary compensation is available. Study will last 6 months. If you are interested in participating, please contact Camila Manrique by email at manriquec@health.missouri.edu or call 573-882-0999.

Announcement sponsored by Medicine
   Faculty and Staff save 10% every day at The Mizzou Store
Did you know that Faculty and Staff save 10% every day at The Mizzou Store? Whether you are looking for new clothing and accessories to wear to work, the latest in general books, or the perfect holiday gift for friends and family, The Mizzou Store has it. Some exclusions apply. The Mizzou Store is owned and operated by the University, so our profits are reinvested back into the campuses we serve, providing financial support for facilities and programs that benefit our students. Learn more and shop now at TheMizzouStore.com.

Announcement sponsored by The Mizzou Store
   Join Nutrition & Exercise Physiology for a Study Abroad in Germany
Study abroad in Germany, July 20 - August 2, 2019. Beginning and ending in Frankfurt, our program is situated at the European Academy at Otzenhausen in Saarland. Students will experience and explore German and EU cultures and food cultures including the policies, practices, and social structures surrounding food, migration, health, and environmental issues. The program includes local excursions and a trip to Brussels, Belgium. If you are interested in this unique opportunity, see our website http://nep.missouri.edu/studyabroad_germany_summer.html or email Tina Roberts at robertsti@missouri.edu.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology
   New Certificate in Informatics for Public Health Begins January 2019
The Graduate Certificate Informatics for Public Health (IPH) offers to further and meet the growing demand for professional education and development in the field of public health informatics. Public health informatics competencies are essential components in data collection and surveillance, meaningful use, public health reporting, health information exchange, prevention, preparedness, health promotion, and competence in evaluating and discovering solutions for current and future public health informatics challenges and opportunities. Please visit https://online.missouri.edu/IPHGradCertificate or contact Veronica Lemme with any questions lemmev@health.missouri.edu.

Announcement sponsored by Health Management and Informatics, School of Medicine
   New Mandarin Class for Children 2-6 Years Old
Do you know any children 2-6 years old interested in learning Mandarin? The MU Confucius Institute has partnered with The Language Tree to help teach their new Mandarin Class starting in January 2019. Full or half day sessions are available. For more information contact Elizabeth Christensen at 573-424-2517 or information@languagetreeimmersion.com or go to www.languagetreeimmersion.com and see the attachment for more details.

Announcement sponsored by MU Confucius Institute
   Are you Pre-Diabetic or Type 2 Diabetic? Do you wake up with elevated fasting glucose levels?
This study will examine your overnight and morning fasting glucose levels in response to exercise at various times of day. Financial compensation provided. Must be: 25-65 years old, overweight, non-smoking, not on insulin, and not using CPAP. If interested please contact: Rebecca Shafer, MS at 573-882-4517 or MUNEPKanaleyLab@missouri.edu.

Announcement sponsored by Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
   Start the New Year Tobacco Free!
Ellis Fischel Cancer Center will be offering a tobacco cessation program on Thursday evenings January 10 - March 7, 2019.  The program is free to attend and open to the public, as well as to students, faculty and staff of the university (ages 18 and older). Classes are offered in 10-week intervals with participants meeting 5 times (once every two weeks). Program facilitators will work with participants to complete an evidence-based tobacco cessation curriculum and will provide nicotine replacement therapy (patches, lozenges, or gum) at no charge. Enrollment is now open and those interested should contact Shelley Perrigo at 882-5755 or perrigos@health.missouri.edu to register. 

Announcement sponsored by Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
   Are you a faculty member, staff member, or an administrator? Participants are needed for an identity management study.
I am currently interviewing university administrators, faculty, and staff about their experiences negotiating identity during social movements and student led protests. I would love to hear your stories! The interview will be audiotaped but identifying information will be kept strictly confidential. For more information, contact Anna Valiavska at valiavskaa@missouri.edu.
Announcement sponsored by Department of Communication
   Chiropractic Care for Optimized Health
No matter your age, if you have back pain, neck pain, or pain in your limbs or joints, you may benefit from chiropractic care at MU Health Care’s Missouri Orthopaedic Institute. Shown to restore function and relieve pain from injuries and wear and tear, chiropractic care can treat a multitude of issues – from ankle pain to headaches. Call (573) 882-2663 (BONE) to schedule an appointment. Courtesy valet parking available.
Announcement sponsored by Missouri Orthopaedic Institute
   Save the Date for the 10th Annual UMCA Agroforestry Symposium
The University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry (UMCA) will present its 10th annual symposium Jan. 30-31, 2019. The theme is “Innovation to Entrepreneurship: Fostering a Culture of Research Translation,” and keynote speakers will be Dr. Kelly Sexton, associate vice president for research - technology transfer and innovation partnerships, University of Michigan, and Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou, associate professor at North Carolina State University. The event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is requested. More details available on the Mizzou calendar.

Announcement sponsored by University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry (UMCA)
   Have you complimented your partner today? #RelationshipGoals
Are you in a committed relationship? Do you want to feel closer to your partner and build your friendship? How about rekindling that spark and finding even more ways to handle life’s challenges together, in healthy ways? ShowMe Healthy Relationships has FREE classes for couples starting soon! 7 Principles for a Healthy Relationship helps couples build friendship, manage conflict, and work as a team. New class times: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 1/24-2/21. Want to get started or learn more? Contact Miriam Cullimore today!

Announcement sponsored by The Department of Human Development & Family Science and HES Extension