MU Info - 4/17/2019

   2019 Reynolds Journalism Institute Technology Showcase - reception and raffle!
RJI will be hosting its annual technology showcase on April 23 from 9am-12pm at RJI in 200 Smith Forum (401 S. 9th Street, Columbia). Journalism, business and engineering students from the RJI technology competition will present technology products that benefit the journalism and communication industries. The event starts with our keynote speaker, Wendy Lee, Los Angeles Times Technology Reporter, followed by presentations, a small reception, and finally a raffle for a free Lenovo Chromebook C330. The event is free to attend and open to the public. Registration is not required, but you can RSVP via Facebook.

Announcement sponsored by The Reynolds Journalism Institute
   Students Make Your Voice Heard through the AAU Campus Climate Survey, Apr 3 - May 3
MU encourages ALL students to complete the confidential AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct. The survey results will help us determine the prevalence of sexual assault and misconduct on campus, gauge student views regarding the campus climate on these issues, and assess student knowledge of available resources.  A randomly selected sample of 6,000 students will receive a $5 Amazon gift card upon completion of the survey, while others will be automatically entered into a sweepstakes to win one of three $500 VISA gift cards when accessing the survey website.  Look for emails from “2019 Campus Climate Survey” from April 3 - May 3 for your opportunity to contribute to a safer Mizzou.

Announcement sponsored by Office for Civil Rights & Title IX
   Going places this summer?
Did you know you can earn credit hours this summer even if you already have work or travel plans? Mizzou has more than 400 online courses, including popular subjects such as agricultural economics, communication and personal finance. If flexibility is what you need, take Mizzou with you. Classes are filling up fast. Find your course today at

Announcement sponsored by Mizzou Online
   125 reasons to earn your degree online
We know that you’ve already made Mizzou your professional home. Have you considered making the university your academic home, as well? MU offers 125 online degrees and certificates — 125 reasons to earn your #OnlineStripes. Find YOUR reason at

Announcement sponsored by Mizzou Online
   April & May Kinder Institute Colloquia
A trio of colloquia will round out Spring 2019 programming at the Kinder Institute: Northwestern Professor of History Daniel Immerwahr’s April 26 talk on “How to Hide an Empire”; KICD Postdoc Rodolfo Hernandez’s May 3 talk on “The Time the Devil Beat Daniel Webster”; and Kinder Institute and MU Law Associate Professor Carli Conklin’s May 9 book talk on “Exploring the Pursuit of Happiness.” All talks will begin at 3:30pm and will be held in Jesse Hall 410.

Announcement sponsored by Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
Join us in The Shack (MU Student Center) on Thursday, April 18 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. for another Mocktails and Masterpieces! Come create a masterpiece while enjoying a signature mocktail. We’ll provide the canvases, paint and drinks, and you bring the creativity! Visit and follow @stufftodoatmu on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more information!

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
   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 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 The Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
   Jammy Jam
There is nothing more comfortable than being able to party in your jammies. Enjoy a pajama themed party that comes with pizza, games, inflatable obstacle, and more! We'll be having this event in the student center, from 7-10 pm on April mark your calendars!

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
   2019 Big Data Analytics Summer Experience
The Big Data Analytics Summer Program will be held from July 7 through July 28, 2019. Big Data is transforming science, engineering, medicine, healthcare, finance, business, and societies. This program will introduce key Big Data processing and analytics technologies and teach practical skills and practices. This program is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals. Registration deadline is June 15, 2019. Details and application instructions.

Announcement sponsored by Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Adventure Club's Before & After School Program is accepting applications for Site Assistants for  Summer 19 and Fall 19.  Like working with kids, join our team.  Avail. shifts  6:40-7:25am & 2:25-6:00pm, M-F at one set of schools and 6:40-8:05am and 3:00-6:00 pm at  another. Staff can work 2-10 shifts\week and schedules stay consistent for the semester.  Starting pay $9.00. Learn more, click  Applications avail. at 101 Park De Ville or  Please wait to apply until after you’ve enrolled for classes for the Summer and Fall Semester.  Call 884-2582 with questions.

Announcement sponsored by College of Education
   Missouri Crisis Line/Text Line Volunteers Needed for Summer
The Missouri Crisis Line /text line is a 24-hour telephone/text 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 June 3rd and 5th (5:30-9:30pm), June 8 (9am-1pm), June 10th and 12th (5:30pm-9:30pm).  This is a 40 hour training with a combination of in-class instruction and self-study. 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 Teresa or Wendy).

Announcement sponsored by Dept. of ESCP
   The Dining Choice for MU Faculty & Staff
Expand your taste buds with 28 convenient Campus Dining Services locations and save up to 20% by becoming a Gold Cash member! Including Sabai, Baja Grill, Mizzou Markets, Starbucks, various retail locations and all-you-care-to-eat dining. Faculty and Staff can access these convenient, on campus dining establishments by signing up for Gold Cash with a $25 minimum/month payroll deduct. Find more information about how you can maximize your money at your favorite campus dining location.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Dining Services
   Join Allies for Access April 18
The MU Disability Center will host the annual Allies for Access photo at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the archway of Memorial Union. Come show your support for disability access and inclusion at Mizzou and elsewhere.

Announcement sponsored by the Disability Center
   Come see WORLD CLASS COMEDY to Support the Thompson Center!
Nationally renowned comedians Kathleen Madigan and Lewis Black return to the Missouri Theatre in Columbia on May 6, 2019 to spread hilarity for charity at the Art for Autism Comedy Fundraiser! Proceeds from this event directly support the amazing programs and families at the MU Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Tickets start at just $40! They are going fast so don't miss your chance to see the HILARIOUS show and support children and families with autism. Tickets are available at the Missouri Theatre box office and online here: to see you there!

Announcement sponsored by Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders
   Fall 2019 D.C. Internships: Apply Now!
Would you like to represent MU in Washington, D.C. this coming fall 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 and will remain full-time students at Mizzou. Students must have sophomore standing and 2.8 GPA to apply. Scholarships are available! Interested? Email us.

Announcement sponsored by Office of Service-Learning
   International Trivia Night
Test your international trivia skills and enjoy free food and drinks such as chicken wings and sushi. The event will be on April 18 from 6-8 p.m. Form a team of 3 to 5 people and sign-up to participate. You can also sign up as a free agent and we will assign you teammates. Please sign up at:

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
   Dr. Lei Zhao - Guest Speaker for MUII Data-Driven Discovery Initiatives Colloquium Series
The MU Informatics Institute’s Data-Driven Research Initiatives and the School of Natural Resources invite you to join Dr. Lei Zhao, Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), on Thursday, April 18 from 3:30-5:00pm in Leadership Auditorium, 2501 Student Center as he presents “Climate-driven urban heat and its adaptation at a large scale.” Light refreshments will be served. For more info, please visit the MUII website.

Announcement sponsored by MU Informatics Institute and School of Natural Resources
   Rally Mizzou Scholarship Application is now OPEN!! Apply Today!
Rally Mizzou scholarship applications are open now through April 19th at 5pm! Apply here: If you owe $2,000 or less and are unable enroll in classes or graduate because of a balance, apply! Any undergraduate will be considered, but preference will go to undergraduate students who will have 90+ credit hours by the end of the semester.  The award will be applied directly to your student account. Questions? Contact Carmen Taylor (

Announcement sponsored by Donor Relations Office -- University Advancement
   3rd Annual Mid-MO Expo - Small Farm to Backyard Garden - Saturday, April 27
The 3rd Annual Mid-MO Expo - Small Farm to Backyard Garden will be held on Saturday, April 27 at Battle High School (east side of Columbia). This is an educational event where you can learn about and enjoy topics such as hops production, growing tomatoes, backyard chickens, composting, organic lawn care, marketing, and drones. There will be food, vendors, demos, and more! The event runs 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Preregistration is $7 online, or pay $10 at the door. For more information, registration and a detailed program with speakers, go to

Announcement sponsored by Boone County - University of Missouri Extension
   11th Annual Distinguished Lecture on Religious and Public Life
From the Fetish to the Cyborg: Religion, Necropolitics, and the Digital Future of Humanity Join us on April 22nd at 7:30 pm, in Wrench Auditorium featuring Dr. Sylvester A. Johnson; Professor and Director, Center for the Humanities at Virginia Tech. This talk is free and open to the public with a brief reception to follow. Professor Johnson examines emerging technologies that combine humans with intelligent machines for applications ranging from medical therapy to military super soldiers. He interprets the relevance of these developments for scholars of religion and race. For more information, please contact

Announcement sponsored by Department of Religious Studies
   MU Theatre presents ALICE, a new take on Lewis Carroll's classic
A.L.I.C.E directed by Dr. Kevin Brown-Theatre meets virtual reality in this adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass.” The production explores Alice’s journey as an allegory of “going down the rabbit hole” of technology, all the while staying true to the original story as a metaphor for growing up and finding one’s true self in this unique presentation. 7:30 pm: Apr 18 – 20 and 25 – 27 • 2:00 pm: Apr 28 • Rhynsburger Theatre. Tickets $16, purchased online or Rhynsburger box office, 2-5 pm, M-F and online at

Announcement sponsored by Theatre
   MSHSAA State Music Festival On Campus April 25-27
MU will host the MSHSAA State Music Festival April 25-27, bringing 10,000 high school students to campus to be adjudicated for their musical performance. While festival activities are located near Lowry Mall (Memorial Union, FAB, Stewart, Tate, McKee), please anticipate an increase in traffic throughout campus and the downtown area. If you can represent the MU community at this event (and would like to hear musical performances throughout the day!), please volunteer at If your department would like to provide recruitment materials or is interested in setting up a table on Lowry Mall during the festival, please contact Brooke Danielsen at 882-3439 or

Announcement sponsored by School of Music
   How will we feed a global population in an age of climate change? Author Lisa Palmer speaks April 25
Earth will have more than 9.6 billion people by 2050. How will we feed them all? Drawing on her global reporting, journalist and author Lisa Palmer, author of "Hot, Hungry Planet," will explore the future of food security and sustainable food systems in a talk at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 25 in Fisher Auditorium, 88 Gannett Hall. FREE Shakespeare's Pizza will be available at 5:30 p.m. while supplies last. To help support local food security, we’ll collect donations for Tiger Pantry. We encourage attendees to donate 5 canned goods, $5, or an MU meal plan swipe. Sponsored by the Smith/Patterson Science Journalism Fellowship and Lecture Series, a joint initiative of the Pulitzer Center and the Missouri School of Journalism.

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   Interested in Financial Services? New Course Announcement
The Department of Personal Financial Planning is excited to announce FINPLN 4418/7001 Topics in Personal Financial Planning. Open to any Mizzou student, undergrad or graduate, from any academic discipline, this one credit hour course will prepare you to pass the FINRA Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam, the 1st in the series of licensing exams in the financial services industry. The course also provides business management and marketing principles for a financial advising career. The new course will be offered in Fall 2019 on Mondays, 10:00 – 10:50 AM. Dr. Jim Green, CFP®, AFC®, a recent 9-year financial advisor, professor of Personal Financial Planning will teach the course. Questions?

Announcement sponsored by Department of Personal Financial Planning
   Tips for Digital Accessibility
Use descriptive link text to provide users with the context about where clicking your link will take them. In most cases, you already have the link text you need in your content. Avoid using “click here” and “learn more” as link text. Find more tips at

Announcement sponsored by the MU Disability Center
   Mizzou Relay for Life, April 27, 3 to 9 p.m.
Mizzou Relay for Life is right around the corner!  Come tailgate with Mizzou Relay For Life to celebrating cancer survivors and raise money for the American Cancer Society on April 27th from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Marching Mizzou Practice field.  This is located in the Southeast Corner of the Hearnes Fieldhouse/Marching Mizzou parking lot.  Here's a link to find it on the map:

Announcement sponsored by University of Missouri Department of Theatre
   African American Experience in Missouri Lecture Series: April 30, 2019
Debra Foster Greene - April 30, 6 p.m.; 6:00 p.m. Light Reception; 6:30 p.m. Lecture; 7:30 p.m. Meet and Greet; Stotler Lounge. The African American Press has a long history of agency and activism. Dating its founding from 1827 with the publication of Freedom’s Journal in New York, the press has a legacy of protest and a history of the struggle for survival. Between 1875 and 1970, Missouri was home to more than 60 black-owned newspapers. Join Debra Foster Greene, professor emeritus of history from Lincoln University and a noted scholar of African American Business History, for a look into the lives and works of several African American newspaper publishers and editors in the Show-Me State.

Announcement sponsored by The State Historical Society of Missouri
   Embed Yourself Into Mizzou History on Tap Day
A 21 year-old tradition, Tap Day elevates a chosen few who have distinguished themselves through exemplary service and commitment to the University and its community. Secret Mizzou societies choose their new inductees and select the Mystical Seven that are then revealed on Tap Day. Come discover this year’s Mystical Seven on April 19, from 2–4 p.m. at Jesse Auditorium. We’ll see you there!

Announcement sponsored by Office of Student Engagement and Organization Resource Group
   An Evening with Chiddy Bang
After collaborating with Mac Miller and Big Sean, and landing a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for free styling for nine hours, a live show from Chiddy Bang is bound to be a good time. A Nigerian-American indie rapper, best known for the hit, "Opposite of Adults", Chiddy Bang’s lively stage presence and unique blend of hip-hop and alternative music will definitely boost your energy this spring. Join us on Saturday, April 27th at 8 p.m. in Jesse Auditorium to enjoy this concert. Tickets are $10 with an MU ID and $15 for the public. Visit and follow @stufftodoatmu on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more information.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
   Jammy Jam
Enjoy a night of comfort and fun at Jammy Jam. Hang out with your friends while you dig into pizza and ice cream. Have a "pillow fight" via our inflatable jousting and get crafty making your own pillow. See you in the student center on April 26th from 7 - 10 p.m.

Announcement sponsored by campus Activities Programming Board
   SALUTE to Service

We are welcoming the newest members and celebrating their academic achievements on April. 18 at 5 p.m. at the lower Bengal Lair (Memorial Union). The event is FREE and open to the public. Reception to be followed at the Heidelberg. Visit and @stufftodoatmu at Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more information. 

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
   Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievements Forum
Mizzou’s annual Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievements Forum showcases campus-wide student research and creative achievements to the MU community. Come celebrate MU undergraduates from all academic levels as they present their work on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Bond Life Sciences Center!  Schedule: 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Showcase of Film & Theatre, Monsanto Auditorium; 1:00 – 2:10 pm: Session A; 2:20 – 3:30 pm: Session B; 3:40 – 4:50 pm: Session C.  Presentation categories: Artistic Expression, Applied Design, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Engineering, Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Mathematics.

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   Apply to be part of the Deaton Scholars Program Community !!
The Deaton Scholars Program is now accepting applications for the Fall 2019 cohort. Scholars will devote the Fall semester to enhancing their knowledge on food insecurity, extreme poverty, and the domestic and global efforts to eliminate these pressing issues. Activities and programs for Deaton Scholars are tailored for each semester’s unique cohort group based on members’ particular talents and interests. To learn more about the program visit: Link to the application:

Announcement sponsored by The Brady and Anne Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development
   Do you know how regular sleep restriction can influence your health?
This study is interested in determining if reduced hours of sleep during the week impact insulin sensitivity and if regular exercise can metabolically protect against lost sleep. Must be: 21-40 years old; overweight or obese; and a regular sleeper (7-9 hours of sleep Monday-Friday). If interested please contact: Jay Porter, MS at

Announcement sponsored by Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
Night markets are open-air street markets popular around Asia dedicated to casual food and shopping. On Friday, April 19 from 7:00-9:00 PM, the Asian American Association and Missouri International Student Council are recreating this experience at Mizzou! Join us for delicious foods spanning many different cultures, as well as loads of fun traditional games. There will be samosas, dumplings, Vietnamese iced coffee, traditional Filipino dancing, a fire noodle challenge, and many more amazing foods and activities! This event is free and open to everyone in the community! Asian Night Market will be on the first floor of the Student Center. Check out the Facebook event (

Announcement sponsored by Organization Resource Group (ORG)