MU Info - 10/17/2018

   Inaugural Novak Leadership Speaker Series featuring David Novak, BJ'74 retired CEO of YUM! Brands
Mark your calendar for Wednesday, October 24th to join us as we kick off the Novak Leadership Speaker Series. The inaugural event will feature renowned leadership expert David Novak, co-founder, retired chairman & CEO of Yum! Brands (Taco Bell, Pizza Hut & KFC). Novak will speak in Jesse Auditorium from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. and will take questions. The event is free and open to the public but we ask that you register for your free ticket here: The Novak Leadership Speaker Series invites global leaders from a variety of fields to campus to share innovative ideas, best practices and research to help build better leaders.

Announcement sponsored by Novak Leadership Institute and MU Office of Engagement and Extension
   Are you regularly physically active and aged 35-65? Participants are needed for a Cardiovascular Research Study.
If so, you may be eligible to participate in a cardiovascular research study examining vascular function and insulin sensitivity. You will be asked to participate in one experimental visit, scheduled at your convenience. Monetary compensation for the completion of the visit will be provided. For more information, contact Lauren Walsh at

Announcement sponsored by Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
   The Promise and Perils of Populism: A Public Conversation
In partnership with AEI, the Kinder Institute will bring Ethics and Public Policy Center analyst Henry Olsen and Georgetown University historian and Dissent editor Michael Kazin to campus for an inter-ideological public conversation on the shortcomings, successes, and changing ambitions of populist politics and politicians, from William Jennings Bryan and Ronald Reagan to the present. The conversation, which MU Professor and Chair of History Catherine Rymph will moderate, will take place on October 25 at 5:30pm in the Palmer Room at Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI 100).

Announcement sponsored by Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
   Spend a Summer in D.C. with the 2019 Kinder Scholars Program
A unique D.C. experience, the Kinder Scholars Program enables MU undergrads to spend a summer not only working in the capital but also studying the rich connections between the history, theory, and practice of constitutional democracy in the three-credit hour “Beltway History & Politics” seminar. The Kinder Institute provides all participants with housing for the summer and a living stipend, and the program features weekly field trips to sites in and around D.C. where the nation’s history unfolded. The deadline to apply for the 2019 Kinder Scholars Program is October 26, 2018. Application materials can be found here, and an info session will be held on October 10 from 5-6pm in Jesse Hall 410.

Announcement sponsored by Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
   Families Welcome at Ellis Library Open House After the Homecoming Parade
Visit Ellis Library immediately after the Homecoming Parade on Saturday, October 20 for refreshments and family activities. The first 100 kids will receive a free mini pumpkin. This event is free and open to the public.

Announcement sponsored by University Libraries
In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing. Come to Wrench Auditorium TONIGHT at 8 p.m. to see this free film!

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
   WEEKEND FILM: Deadpool 2
Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable. Come to Wrench Auditorium Friday, October 19 or Saturday, October 20 to see Deadpool 2! Two showtimes: 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $1 with MU Student ID, $2 for public.
Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
   Study Abroad at Oxford During Spring Break 2019
As part of Kinder Institute Chair and MU History Prof. Jay Sexton’s Spring 2019 “Topics in Global and Transnational History” seminar (HIST 4004), students will spend a week abroad at University of Oxford’s Corpus Christi College, immersed in the scholastic life and rich traditions of the U.K.’s oldest university. More information about the class and program can be found here, and you can apply for the program here, on the MU International Center website. The application deadline is November 1, and questions can be directed to Prof. Sexton at,

Announcement sponsored by Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
   Budgeting While Studying Abroad
Join us Wednesday, October 24th at 3:30 pm in the MU Student Center 2206 C for a Financial Literacy Workshop: Budgeting While Studying Abroad presented by US Bank.

Announcement sponsored by Missouri Student Unions
   Study in Bergamo, Italy during Trulaske Summer Study Abroad 2019
The Trulaske College of Business is offering an undergraduate study abroad program in Bergamo, Italy from May 19 to June 16, 2018 which will allow you to acquire valuable cross-cultural competencies. Opportunity to apply for an internship to follow in Prague. Select classes from an MU professor and an Italian professor in international business, marketing, and/or finance; discuss business strategies with company managers and experience Italian culture in class assignments with Bergamo student classmates. All majors welcome. For more information contact Emily Huppert (, Sarah Stannard (, Bryce Holsman (, or the study abroad office at

Announcement sponsored by Trulaske International Programs
   Almost Midnight Breakfast
In honor of Homecoming, Mizzou After Dark is back with the annual Almost Midnight Breakfast! Join us for a delicious traditional breakfast and coffee from 9-11 pm at Tiger Plaza (MU Student Center) on Thursday, October 18. Free for MU Students with your student ID. Visit for more information.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
Join us for the biggest Halloween party at Mizzou! With a haunted house, pumpkin carving, lots of Halloween treats, and an annual costume contest, you can't miss it! This event is from 7-11 pm in the MU Student Center on October 24. Free for MU Students with your student ID. Cost is $5 for the general public. Visit for more information.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
   You’re invited: MU to announce three Coulter Awards
You are invited to attend the seventh annual Coulter Program Awards at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at the Great Room of the Reynolds Alumni Center. Join University of Missouri officials as they announce recipients of three grants totaling $302,000. The Coulter Awards are designed to accelerate academic health care innovations by helping biomedical researchers turn their projects into real products and services that can improve patient care. The grants will be awarded to teams of College of Engineering and School of Medicine faculty and their collaborators. Learn more about the program at

Announcement sponsored by MU Coulter Translational Partnership Program
   An Evening with CBS News White House Correspondent Major Garrett
Please join us for "An Evening with Major Garrett," in the Rhynsburger Theatre in the Fine Arts Building on the MU Campus at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 18. Major Garrett is the Chief White House Correspondent for CBS News and the host of The Takeout Podcast.  He is a 1984 alumnus of both the University of Missouri Department of Political Science and the School of Journalism.  He has established an impressive reporting career at media outlets such as U.S. News and World Report, Fox News, CNN, The Washington Times, The National Journal, and CBS News.  Major Garrett will speak about his recent 2018 book entitled Mr. Trump's Wild Ride.  A book signing will follow the talk.

Announcement sponsored by MU Political Science, Pi Sigma Alpha, MU Theatre & the College of Arts & Science
   Dinner Series
The University of Missouri Hospitality Management Food and Beverage students, have created, planned and will carry out a four-course meal on October 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6 from 5:30-8:00 p.m.  Wine and beer options will be available with prices ranging from $27-$35/meal.  Dinners will be held in 154 Eckles Hall (1406 East Rollins), Columbia, MO. Make reservations at:  573/884-3899 OR

Announcement sponsored by Hospitality Management
   Cat Wellness Day at VHC - FREE physical exam and bloodwork
Every cat should have a wellness exam, hopefully on a yearly basis!  To promote cat health, the Veterinary Health Center (VHC) is hosting a Cat Wellness Day on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Bring your cat to the VHC and get a FREE physical examination and bloodwork (CBC, chemistry, T4) for your cat. New VHC clients are welcome! Receive recommendations for your cat's health care.  Participation is free!  Please contact the Feline Genetics and Comparative Medicine Laboratory to schedule your appointment and to ask questions.  Limited to the first 100 cat participants. Multiple cats are welcome. Please e-mail:

Announcement sponsored by Veterinary Medicine & Surgery
This election season, all eyes are on Missouri due to one of the most contentious races for a US Senate seat. On Thursday, October 18th at 7 p.m., watch the Senatorial Debate between Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley live from St. Louis on KOMU 8 and streaming online at Join us for live team coverage before and after the event only on KOMU 8 News at Five, Six and Ten.

Announcement sponsored by KOMU 8, proud to be owned and operated by the University of Missouri since 1953.
   ME EARL AND THE DYING GIRL at Ragtag Cinema featuring MU Researchers!--Oct. 22 @ 6pm
EXTRA CREDIT, a new partnership between Ragtag Cinema and The Connector, is a series featuring MU researchers discussing a monthly movie in relation to their research and creative activities. October’s film is ME EARL AND THE DYING GIRL, followed by a Q&A and discussion featuring MU faculty an researchers. In this film, “a teen who spends most of his time making parodies of movies finds his outlook on life forever changed after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with leukemia.” Join us Monday, October 22nd at 6:00pm at Ragtag Cinema. Tickets on sale at the Ragtag Cinema Box Office.

Announcement sponsored by The Connector
   Homecoming Tailgate!
Come join the Legion of Black Collegians, the Black Programming Committee, and the Gaines Oldham Black Culture Center for our annual Homecoming Tailgate on Saturday, October 20th from 1-4pm at the GOBCC! Free food, drinks and music will be provided!

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board, Legion of Black Collegians, Gaines Oldham Black Culture Center
Do you like puppies? Do you like costumes? Bring your pets in their best costume for a photo opportunity and a chance to win some prizes! Join us at Kuhlman Court on Friday, October 26 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
   Civil Dialogue Series - Session 3
Want to be able to discuss the hard issues with friends and family without harming your relationships? The Civil Dialogue Series will give you tips and techniques and an opportunity to practice. In Session 3 come learn how to structure and host a productive, interactive dialogue over difficult issues. Join us on Tuesday, October 30 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in Stotler III. Visit for more information. This event will count as a Citizenship@Mizzou “Citizenship-Approved Sessions".

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
   Campus Farmers' Market on Thursday, Oct. 18
Support local producers this fall and stop by the Campus Farmers' Market between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, located in Lowry Mall. Vendors will present mouthwatering baked goods, freshly grilled hamburgers, ready to eat stir-fry and much more! Remember to bring a reusable bag for all of your treats and we hope to see you there! For more information about this event, as well as other MU Sustainability Office events, visit

Announcement sponsored by MU Sustainability Office
   MID-AMERICA TRADE SUMMIT - November 14-15, 2018
Join top exporters, global trade leaders and trade assistance professionals from across mid-America as they gather to share best practices and lessons learned in global trade. The fast-paced, highly interactive format of this event provides attendees with direct access to high-level networking and shared learning opportunities that can be used to guide export expansion. Registration and event details.

Announcement sponsored by MU International Trade Center
   Graduate Certificates: College Teaching, Higher Education Administration, and Education Policy – Apply for Spring 2019!
Do you want to implement best practices in college-level teaching? Check out our online graduate certificate in College Teaching. Would you benefit from a better understanding of the higher education institutional context? If so, our graduate certificate in Higher Education Administration may be the right choice for you. Maybe you want expert knowledge and tools to understand how policies shape our work in education and to effect change? In that case, you may be a great fit for the graduate certificate in Education Policy.

Announcement sponsored by Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
   Volunteers needed for a sitting/fidgeting study
Researchers within the Dept. of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology are investigating whether lower leg fidgeting may prevent vascular dysfunction and poor blood glucose control that is induced by prolonged sitting. Interested individuals must be currently non-smoking, overweight, and 20-60 years old. Eligible participants will be compensated for their time. If interested in receiving more information about this study and to schedule an eligibility screening appointment please contact Ryan Pettit-Mee at

Announcement sponsored by Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
   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. Mondays, 10/29-11/26. Want to get started or learn more? Contact Miriam Cullimore today!

Announcement sponsored by Department of Human Development & Family Science and HES Extension
   What is your STI IQ? Do hormonal birth control methods like the “pill” protect against STIs?
Fact: Hormonal birth control can prevent an unintended pregnancy, but offers no protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The best ways to protect yourself are being abstinent, using barrier protection consistently and correctly each time you have sex and getting tested regularly to know your STI status. Help SHAPE spread the word - MIZ-GYT on Nov. 7 from 10-3 in 2206 Student Center for FREE confidential testing and sexual health safety products (while supplies last). Mizzou: Get Yourself Talking. Get Yourself Tested.

Announcement sponsored by MU Student Health Center and the MU Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity
   Spring/Summer 2019 D.C. Internships: Apply Now!
Would you like to represent MU in Washington, D.C. this coming spring or summer semester? The Congressional Scholars Program is looking for students interested in leadership and public service from all academic majors and backgrounds. Interning in Washington, D.C. is truly a life-changing experience. You will interact with our nation's leaders while shaping your future professional profile. Students accepted will be placed with a member of our Missouri delegation. Students must have sophomore standing and 2.8 GPA to apply. Scholarships are available. Interested? Email us.

Announcement sponsored by Office of Service-Learning
   Apply for a State Legislative Internship today through CLIP!
Do you want to help improve the lives of Missourians while expanding your resume? Want to learn about agriculture, fiscal policy, health services, social services, or education in the state of Missouri? If so, the Civic Leaders Internship Program may be perfect for you! Our students serve with the Governor, State Reps, State Senators, and the Attorney General's office. Commitment ranges from 8-32 hrs/wk. Interns are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants must have sophomore standing and a 2.8 GPA to apply. Interested? Email us or fill out an interest form today! Check out what our past interns have to say!

Announcement sponsored by Office of Service-Learning