MU Info - 1/16/2019

   American Sign Language: 8-wk Community Classes starting Jan. 22 or Jan. 24. 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 22 or January 24. 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 if you are interested in registering or if you would like more information. Anyone is welcome to join the class! Cost of the 8-week class is $100. Payment options are available as needed. This class is so much fun and completely stress-free! Join with a friend!!

Announcement sponsored by Dept of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
   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 or email Tina Roberts at

Announcement sponsored by Department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology
   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, find us on Facebook, or email Jennifer Bean at

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   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 unique opportunity, see our website or email Chris Hardin at

Announcement sponsored by Department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology
   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

Announcement sponsored by Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
   ATTENTION 2019 Grads – Amazing Job Opportunity Awaits!
Missouri College Advising Corps seeks recent MU graduates (Bachelors obtained in 2018 or May 2019) to apply to be full-time near-peer college advisers. As a MCAC adviser, you will be trained and placed in a Missouri high school to assist first-generation-college, low-income and underrepresented students with navigating the complex college planning, financing, and transition process. Applications open January 1st with a priority deadline of March 1. The College Adviser Position is posted on the MU HR Website. To learn more about MCAC, subscribe to our MCAC recruitment list! Contact MCAC with questions: or 573-882-2661.

Announcement sponsored by Missouri College Advising Corps
Join the Office of Student Engagement and Involvement Ambassadors for Involvement Week! We will be celebrating campus involvement Jan 21-25. Throughout the week there will be opportunities to get involved, eat free food, and win Mizzou swag. Kick off will be Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 8 a.m. in the MU Student Center. For event dates, times, and details, please visit Check us out on Instagram (@MizzouLife) and Twitter (@MizGetInvolved). #MizzouMade

Announcement sponsored by Office of Student Engagement & Involvement Ambassadors
   Type 2 Diabetic and Sedentary? Participants are needed for Cardiovascular Research Study.
Are you diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, overweight, and aged 35-65? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a Cardiovascular Research Study examining whether walking may improve vascular function and insulin sensitivity. You may be placed into either a walking group or a control group. Subjects placed in the walking group will participate in supervised and unsupervised sessions of walking several days per week for 8 weeks. Experimental visits determining insulin sensitivity and vascular function will take place before and after the intervention. Monetary compensation for completion of the study will be provided. For more information, contact: Lauren Walsh at

Announcement sponsored by Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
   Enhance the Mizzou Experience
Do you have an equipment or facility improvement need that will benefit future students?  The Student Fee Capital Improvement Committee (SFCIC) is currently accepting applications for funding from the capital improvement portion of the student activity fee.  Funding is awarded based on the expected benefit to students. For more information please visit our website at: Proposals are due Friday, February 15, 2019.

Announcement sponsored by Student Fee Capital Improvement Committee
MU-College of Education Adventure Club Before & After School Program is accepting applications for Site Assistants for the Spring 2019 Semester. Adventure Club is located in 21 elementary schools in Columbia.  Avail. shifts are 6:40-7:25 for AM shift & 2:25-6:00 for PM shift, M-F or 6:40-8:05 for AM shift and 3:00-6:00 for PM shift. Staff can work 2-10 shifts\week and schedules stay consistent each semester.  Starting pay $9.00/hr. Learn more, view our video Apply at 101 Park De Ville or 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
   Healthy Participants Age 18-35 Yrs Needed for Phenylketonuria (PKU) Research
We are seeking healthy individuals, age 18 to 35 years with no history of neurologic problems, to serve in a comparison group for a study examining neuropsychological function and brain structures of individuals with PKU. Participants will complete several tests of cognitive skills. They will also receive an MRI of their brain (no injections or radiation). Participants will receive monetary compensation for their time. Flexible scheduling. For more information or to schedule, please contact Emily at or 573-884-8109.

Announcement sponsored by Psychological Sciences
   Volunteers Needed for the Missouri Crisis Line/Text Line
The Missouri Crisis Line/Text Line is a 24-hour telephone and texting crisis hotline.  We offer a great one-on-one experience with flexible scheduling.  We ask that you VOLUNTEER one 3-hour shift a week and do one overnight (11pm-7am) a month. Our next new volunteer training will be Feb.4 and 6th (5:30pm-9:30pm), Feb. 9 (9-1pm), and Feb. 11 and 13 (5:30pm-9:30pm).  This is a 40-hour training.  All days are required, but you can miss a day due to scheduling issues. If you are interested: please email Teresa at or call 573-445-5005 ask for Wendy or Teresa.

Announcement sponsored by Dept. of ESCP
   Considering Graduate School?
If you're a sophomore, junior or a non-graduating senior considering graduate education, the McNair Scholars Program can help prepare you. We provide paid undergraduate-research internship with faculty members; conduct workshops and seminars on gaining admission and succeeding in graduate school and offer GRE preparation and funded travel opportunities. For more information and application procedures, we invite eligible students to attend an informational meeting on January 29th at 4:00 pm, in Leadership Auditorium (2501 Student Center), or set up an appointment to meet with a McNair staff member 882-1962 or

Announcement sponsored by McNair Scholars Program - Inclusion, Diversity & Equity
   Graduate Certificate in Life Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship
School of Medicine offers an interdisciplinary Life Sciences Innovation and Entrepreneurship graduate certificate program along with College of Engineering & Trulaske College of Business.  This program will provide participants with core skills essential for entrepreneurial endeavors in the area of  life science. Courses offered in spring, 2019: Discoveries Leading to Life Sciences Innovation & Commercialization of Life Science Innovations (Classroom). Courses offered online:  Design and Development in Biomedical Innovations & Regulatory Issues in Clinical Research & Trials. Please contact Dr. Anandhi Upendran, for information.

Announcement sponsored by MU Institute for Clinical and Translational Science
   Join Us for the 10th Annual UMCA Agroforestry Symposium, Focused on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry (UMCA) will present its 10th annual symposium, “Innovation to Entrepreneurship: Fostering a Culture of Research Translation,” Jan. 30-31 on campus, with presentations and round-table discussions. Keynote speakers are Dr. Kelly Sexton, associate vice president for research-technology transfer and innovation partnerships, University of Michigan, and Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou, associate professor, North Carolina State University. The symposium is free and open to the public, although advance registration is requested. A livestream will also be available. Register for the symposium or the livestream online. See the Mizzou calendar for more details.

Announcement sponsored by University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry (UMCA)
   MU community orchestra seeking musicians
Do you play a string, wind or percussion instrument? Are you interested in playing with a low key orchestra ensemble 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 online.
Announcement sponsored by School of Music
   Music Lessons for the New Year at the MU School of Music
Did you know the MU School of Music offers non-credit vocal and instrumental music instruction for students of all ages through our Community Music Program? Private lessons or group classes available. Find out more information about private lessons and information about group piano classes for adults. Make 2019 your most musical year yet!

Announcement sponsored by School of Music
   Implementing Academic and Classroom Accommodations
Academic and classroom accommodations exist to clear obstacles and allow students with disabilities to access information and otherwise succeed in your courses. The Disability Center can help you facilitate exam access, note-taking assistance, alternative formats and communication access, such as interpreters or captioning. Discover how at

Announcement sponsored by the Disability Center
   Celebrate the 2019 Chinese New Year at the University Club!
Join us as we celebrate the Chinese New Year in collaboration with the Confucius Institute.  The evening will feature dinner and performances by the Confucius Institute including Tai Chi, musical performances, and dance held in the Great Room of the Reynolds Alumni Center on Wednesday, February 6th at 6:00 p.m.  For reservations, call (573) 882-2586.  Space is limited so call soon to reserve your seat!

Announcement sponsored by University Club of MU
   Call for Nominations: 2019 Alumnae Anniversary Award
The Women's and Gender Studies Department is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Alumnae Anniversary Award. This award was created in 1970 to support faculty women on the Columbia campus who are notable for their teaching excellence and/or other contributions to the education of women. The nominations deadline is February 6th. Nomination packets should include the name and contact information of the nominee and all nominators along with at least two (but no more than four) letters of support that describe why the faculty member is deserving of the award. At least one nominator must be a current MU student or recent alum. Packets should be submitted via email to Tiffany Horton. Please visit for more information.

Announcement sponsored by Women's & Gender Studies
   Job Opening: ParentLink Family Support Specialist (Part-time)
Qualifications: Master’s degree in counseling, child development and family studies, social work, education, health administration, or related field. Duties: Analyze family requests, provide support and referrals; Complete data intake/entries; Stay apprised of research; Work with professionals across Missouri; Conduct follow-ups; Identify gaps and barriers in services; ParentLink offers parenting information and support to all Missourians using a variety of methods. The position will be 20 hours per week, primarily evening until 10 p.m. and weekend afternoon hours with possibly some day hours. Please contact Misty Phillips for questions or to submit your application at

Announcement sponsored by ParentLink