MU Info - 9/16/2020

   Celebrate Disability Culture with University Libraries
The University Libraries have partnered with the Disability Center to purchase movies that depict disabled people. These include "Deej," about a non-talking autistic man's transition to college life; "Notes on Blindness," about a theologian's sudden loss of sight; and "Unrest," about a woman's struggles with chronic fatigue syndrome. Part of Disability Culture Month.

Announcement sponsored by Disability Center
   Adult subjects, ages 30-70 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 be investigating the impact of blood pressure 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.


All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.
Announcement sponsored by Department of Medicine
   Educational Assistance and Tuition Reduction Program process updates; Fall 2020 requests due Oct. 1
Tuition assistance is available to eligible employees, their spouse/dependent(s) and retirees. Please be aware of recent process updates: due dates for requesting assistance (Fall, Oct. 1; Spring, Mar. 1; Summer, Jul. 1); requests must be submitted for each semester (up to one semester in advance); new online form completed electronically (no department signatures required). Visit the Tuition Assistance webpage for forms and info. Full policy provisions are described in HR Policy Manual HR-303- Educational Assistance and Tuition Reduction Program and the corresponding Q&As. Tuition assistance benefits may be taxable; see HR-303 for details. For questions, contact the HR Service Center at (573) 882-2146 or HRServiceCenter@umsystem.edu.

Announcement sponsored by Office of Human Resources, University of Missouri System
   Jumpstart is Hiring for Fall 2020- Change a Child's Life!
Jumpstart is an early childhood program matching students with 3-5 year old children with limited resources. Students serve as *Jumpstart tutors, building children's language, literacy and social emotional skills to help prepare them for kindergarten. Jumpstart is offered as a work-study job paying $11/hour, OR course credit towards graduation. Jumpstart tutors are also AmeriCorps members, which provides a $1300 award at the end of the year simply for completing your service! You must have availability on both Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. To learn more and apply, please email jamesbet@missouri.edu. Secure your spot now! *Tutoring will be remote during the fall semester.

Announcement sponsored by MU Career Center
   ASUM needs YOUR help in the next election!
The Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM) needs your help! The November Presidential/General Election is just around the corner, and students are an often unheard voting demographic. That needs to change! Sign up for ASUM's Election Engagement Team to help advocate for fellow students, help them register to vote and promote political advocacy across campus! Sign up using the following link: https://forms.gle/MipTnwRq69iysm189 Make sure you're registered! Visit vote.org for more.


All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.
Announcement sponsored by Associated Students of the University of Missouri
   : Awakenings Retreat – Registration Deadlines is approaching!
Looking for a way to spend some time reflecting on your faith life and meet people who are interested in doing the same?  Come on the annual Awakenings Retreat, sponsored by the Catholic Student Association. The retreat will be held October 2-4 at the Newman Center. The weekend will include talks, bonfires, small group discussions, music, and more!  Cost is $25 (scholarships available, if needed).  Sign up by Oct. 13th! Visit https://www.comonewman.org/campus-ministry/cmsignup/ for more information.  Sunday Mass Schedule:  Saturday at 5 p.m.; Sunday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 5 p.m., and 8 p.m. (Student Mass). Visit us online at www.facebook.com/comonewmancm or follow us on Twitter @CoMoNewmanCM.


All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.
Announcement sponsored by Catholic Student Association
   QUIT NOW CLASSES ONLINE -- New classes added each month!
All classes are free, online, and take place every other Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. To learn more about the program or to register, contact quitnow@health.missouri.edu or visit https://www.muhealth.org/our-stories/ellis-fischel-program-helps-smokers-kick-habit. Using tobacco in any form weakens the immune system, which makes it harder for your body to fight disease. If you continue to use, you also have a greater risk for respiratory infections like colds, flu & COVID-19. There is GOOD news: Soon after you stop tobacco products your body begins to heal. Our certified tobacco treatment specialists are here for you whether you need to quit or want to support someone who wants to quit.

Announcement sponsored by MUHC Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
   Welcome Back Offer from Kaldi’s in Cornell!
Mizzou students, faculty and staff – Kaldi’s in Cornell Hall welcomes you back to campus! To kick off the semester, stop by for a limited time offer: buy a drink and get a coupon for 50% off your next purchase. This offer ends September 24. Come see us on the second floor of Cornell from Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.!


All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.
Announcement sponsored by Trulaske College of Business
   Healthy men and women needed for a research study on vascular disease risk
The Department of Medicine and the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology are seeking individuals between 18-45 years of age who do not use tobacco to participate in a research study that investigates the effect of physical inactivity and increase soda consumption on vascular health. Monetary compensation is available. Study will last 2 weeks. If you are interested in participating, please contact Dr. Camila Manrique by email at manriquec@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.


All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.
Announcement sponsored by Department of Medicine
   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., heartrate) also will be measured. Lab sessions will last approximately 2 hours and can be scheduled at your convenience. Each adolescent will receive $20 for participating. Parents should contact Sarah Borowski (PeerRelationsLab@missouri.edu) to schedule a visit if their child is interested.


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Announcement sponsored by Psychological Sciences
   Healthy Women Needed for Cardiovascular Research Study!
Are you a non-smoking woman between the ages of 18 and 45 years old using oral hormonal birth control? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study investigating why young women are protected from high blood pressure associated with sleep apnea. This study includes one 30-minute Zoom meeting and two 4-hour research visits. Participants will be compensated for their time and effort. 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. Please contact Jennifer, Clinical Research Coordinator at 573-882-2544 or limberglab@missouri.edu, or visit www.mustudies.com for details!


All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.
Announcement sponsored by Department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology
   Personal Safety Fair
Staying safe on campus - it's what your mom would want you to do! Join us on Tuesday, September 22 and Wednesday, September 23, from 11a.m.- 4p.m. on Kuhlman Court to pick up your kit full of wellness goodies and information! Get your commemorative 2020 T-shirt and kits while supplies last. No reservation required. Free with MU ID. To stay up to date with our upcoming events, follow us on social media @StuffToDoAtMU.


All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.
Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programing Board
   Virtual Event: What Does It Take to Create a Bingeworthy Company?
Entrepreneur Marc Randolph, co-founder and first CEO of Netflix, will discuss innovation and the early days of Netflix, a service that has fundamentally altered how the world experiences media at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29. Please visit umurl.us/InnovatorTalk2020 to view this free virtual event. Submit questions for Randolph and register for a chance to win a copy of his bestseller That Will NEVER Work. Event hosted by the University of Missouri System.
Announcement sponsored by Office of Research and Economic Development