MU Info - 1/15/2020

   American Sign Language: 8-wk Community Classes starting January 21 or 23. 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 January 21 or 23. 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 loganste@health.missouri.edu for more information.

Announcement sponsored by Dept of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
   CURRENTLY CONDUCTING INTERVIEWS AND HIRING FOR SPRING 2020 AT ADVENTURE CLUB
MU College of Education Adventure Club Before & After School Program is accepting applications for Site Assistants for the Spring 2020 Semester. Adventure Club is located in 21 elementary schools in Columbia. If you like kids, join us. Shifts available 6:40-7:25 a.m. & 2:25-6:00 p.m. M-F for T1 schools and 6:40-8:05 a.m. and 3:00-6:00 p.m. for T2. Staff can work 2-10 shifts per week, schedules stay consistent per semester. Starting pay $9.00. Learn more, view our video https://youtu.be/LmREYUevljY. Applications available at 101 Park De Ville or https://education.missouri.edu/adventureclub/employment/. Please wait to apply until you’ve enrolled for classes for the Spring Semester. Call 884-2582 with questions.

Announcement sponsored by College of Education
   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 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.edu

Announcement sponsored by Medicine
   Volunteers Needed for the Missouri Crisis Line/Text Line
The Missouri Crisis Line/Text Line is a 24-hour telephone/text crisis line. We are in URGENT need of volunteers to answer the calls and texts we receive.  We offer a great one on one experience with flexible hours.   Volunteers are required to work one 3-hour shift a week and one overnight (11pm-7am) a month.  Our next new volunteer training will be February 10th, 12th, 15th, 17th and 19th. All days are required, but you can miss one day due to scheduling issues. This is a 49 hour training with a combination of in class instruction, self-study and shadowing.  If interested email Teresa: loganste@health.missouri.edu

Announcement sponsored by Dept. of ESCP
   QUIT TOBACCO NOW - BE SMOKE, VAPE, CHEW FREE BY SPRING BREAK!
10-WEEK GROUP PROGRAM. OFFERED FREE OF CHARGE. EVERY OTHER THURSDAY AT 5:30 P.M.- 6:30 P.M. JANUARY 9 - MARCH 6. 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 quitnow@health.missouri.edu or call (573) 882-4289.

Announcement sponsored by In collaboration with Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and the MU Wellness Resource Center.
   New Year's Resolution: Strong, Healthy Relationships in 2020!
ShowMe Healthy Relationships has FREE classes for couples and singles! Strengthen your committed relationship or learn to choose a great partner when ready. 5-week classes start soon! Couples: 7 Principles for a Healthy Relationship helps couples build friendship, manage conflict and work as a team. New class: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, 1/27-2/24. Singles: PICK a Partner helps you be mindful in choosing a partner when ready. Learn to look at your personal goals, past relationship patterns and what to look for when exploring a new relationship. New class: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, 1/27-2/24. Contact Dawn Spry to get started!

Announcement sponsored by Dept. of Human Development & Family Science and HES Extension
   CURRENTLY CONDUCTING INTERVIEWS AND HIRING FOR SPRING 2020 AT ADVENTURE CLUB
MU-College of Education Adventure Club Before & After School Program is accepting applications for Site Assistants for the Spring 2020 Semester. Adventure Club is located in 21 elementary schools in Columbia. If you like kids, join us. Avail. shifts 6:40-7:25 a.m. & 2:25-6:00 p.m. M-F for T1 schools and 6:40-8:05 a.m. and 3:00-6:00 p.m. for T2  Staff can work 2-10 shifts\wk, schedules stay consistent per semester. Starting pay $9.00. Learn more, view our video https://youtu.be/LmREYUevljY.  Applications available at 101 Park De Ville or http://education.missouri.edu/adventureclub/employment/.  Please wait to apply until you’ve enrolled for classes for the Spring Semester.  Questions, 884-2582.

Announcement sponsored by College of Education
   Women of Mizzou Mentoring Program: Registration Open for 2020!
Registration is now open for our 2020 mentoring program! Online registration available HERE through January 27. Women of Mizzou structures our program through small groups of 4-5 women, comprised of staff, faculty, and students. A key tenant of our program is to connect Mizzou women, thus randomized circle assignments. The goal is for circles to meet (at least) monthly through the 2020 calendar year. Please save the date for our mentoring kickoff on January 30 at 4:00 p.m. Questions? Contact Dr. Laura Page at PageL@missouri.edu. If you would like to get involved with Women of Mizzou or have an idea for any of our programs and initiatives, reach out to our coordinating board. You can find us on Facebook by searching Women of Mizzou.

Announcement sponsored by Women of Mizzou
   Interested in a degree in Public Health?
As of the start of the Spring 2020 semester the bachelor's in public health program will move from a 2 year program with an application process to a program that students can declare as their major at ANY POINT during their career at MU without an application! Come join us in the study and practice of community health! Email us with questions at mubphprogram@health.missouri.edu. Students can declare public health as a major by following these steps: https://advising.missouri.edu/majors-minors/declaring-major/.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Public Health
   Mid-Missouri Community Orchestra Seeking Musicians
Do you play a string, wind, or percussion instrument? Are you interested in playing with a low key orchestra that meets on campus one evening a week for 75 minutes? The Mid-Missouri Community Orchestra, sponsored by the MU School of Music Community Music Program, welcomes new members for the spring semester. The orchestra plays intermediate level pieces and performs a concert at the end of each semester. Registration and more information is available at music.missouri.edu/cmp/mid-missouri-community-orchestra-mmco.

Announcement sponsored by The School of Music
   Graduate Certificate in Life Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship
School of Medicine offers a Life Sciences Innovation & Entrepreneurship graduate certificate program, with College of Engineering & Trulaske College of Business.  Cross-listed & cross-level listed courses will provide participants with core skills essential for entrepreneurial endeavors in the area of life sciences.  SPR '20 includes Scientific Discoveries leading to Biomedical Innovations (MPP 8000; Biol_8000; BME 4002). Online course offerings include Design & Development of Biomedical Innovations (Biol_EN 8100, MPP 8100, ENGR 8100) and Regulatory Affairs in Clinical Research &Trials (MPP 8004, Biol_EN 8004, BME 4004). Contact Dr. Anandhi Upendran, upendrana@health.missouri.edu for further details.

Announcement sponsored by MU Institute for Clinical and Translational Science
   Young Adult Drinkers Needed for MU Research Study
The MU Dept. of Psychological Sciences is seeking people ages 18-20 who drink alcohol at least occasionally for a paid research study. Participants complete questionnaires and behavioral tests in the lab and use a smartphone app to record some of their daily experiences. To learn more, visit https://psychology.missouri.edu/research/low-alcohol-sensitivity-study. Eligible participants who complete all study activities will earn between $325 and $475. Participation is in 3 phases, separated by 8 months, over the course of 17 months. Participation is voluntary and participants can withdraw at any time without penalty. Principal Investigators: Drs. Bruce Bartholow and Thomas Piasecki at mualcoholstudy@gmail.com.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Psychological Sciences
   SP20 Climate Change Course Open to All Majors
Do you have an interest in climate Chang and want a class that focuses on the current status and both the immediate and long term public health ramifications of climate change around the globe? P_HLTH 4001 Topics in Public Health: Climate Change and Human Health still has spots open! Course is cross-leveled with P_HLTH 7001 Topics in Public Health: Climate Change and Human Health. The course is offered 100% online with no need to go to campus. For more information email us at UBPHProgram@health.missouri.edu

Announcement sponsored by Department of Public Health
   SP20 Environmental Justice Course Still has Seats Available!
If you have an interest in Environmental Justice, P_HLTH 3560 Public Health and Environmental Justice still has seats open! This course is designed to give students an overview of the connection between environmental justice and public health work. Students will use current and past events as a foundation for learning about environmental health disparities faced by minorities and indigenous communities. Looking through the lens of public health, students will tackle difficult topics such as social justice, environmental racism, and climate change as it relates to minority and indigenous communities. For more information email MUBPHProgram@health.missouri.edu.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Public Health