MU Info - 12/13/2017

   Learn what to do and who can help when your student is in emotional distress
MU Counseling Center appreciates how much you care about students! We often hear, "I want to help, but I'm not sure what to do or say." If you would like to learn skills to effectively respond to students (or colleagues) experiencing emotional distress or crisis, register today for RESPOND. The 8-hour course will teach you how to recognize possible emotional distress or crisis situations, to offer support, and to help others access appropriate campus resources. You will leave the training feeling more empowered to offer support and more knowledgeable about campus mental health resources. Register at http://respond.missouri.edu. Contact Christy Hutton at huttoncc@missouri.edu with any questions.

Announcement sponsored by MU Counseling Center
   Celebrate MU’s online graduates!
Nearly 200 Mizzou graduates are earning their #OnlineStripes this week by completing distance degree programs. Visit Mizzou's online commencement ceremony to personally congratulate the graduates in the guest book. You'll also hear from College of Education Dean Kathryn Chval, who shares her story of being a working mother during her advanced studies. December's distance graduates range in age from 21 to 64 and hail from as far away as Sweden. Join us in celebrating Mizzou's online graduates!

Announcement sponsored by Mizzou Online
   Study in Bergamo, Italy during TCoB Summer Study Abroad 2018
The Trulaske College of Business is offering an undergraduate study abroad program in Bergamo, Italy from May 12 to June 10, 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 (ekhx86@mail.missouri.edu), Michael Rowan (mjrp63@mail.missouri.edu), Ashley Holland (aehr56@mail.missouri.edu), or the office at TCoBStudyAbroad@missouri.edu.

Announcement sponsored by TCoB International Programs
   Study in Alicante, Spain during TCoB Summer Study Abroad 2018
The Trulaske College of Business is offering an undergraduate study abroad program in Alicante, Spain from June 28 to July 28, 2018, which will allow you to acquire valuable cross-cultural competencies. Study with European students and learn about international business and finance. Attend several company visits to view differing European business strategies. (All conducted in English). ALL MAJORS welcome. For more information contact Tim Colona (tgckd6@mail.missouri.edu), Deanna Meyer (dmmbq9@mail.missouri.edu) or the office at TCoBStudyAbroad@missouri.edu.

Announcement sponsored by TCoB International Programs
   CURRENTLY INTERVIEWING AND HIRING FOR SPRING 2018 AT ADVENTURE CLUB
MU College of Education Adventure Club Before & After School Program is currently accepting applications for Site Assistants for the Spring 2018 Semester. Adventure Club is a before & after school program located in 21 elementary schools in Columbia. Available shifts are 6:40-7:25 a.m. for the morning shift & 2:25-6:00 p.m. for the afternoon shift, M-F for one set of schools and 6:40-8:05 a.m. for the morning shift and 3:00-6:00 p.m. at another set of schools. Staff can work from 2-10 shifts per week. Starting pay is $8.00. Applications are available at 109 Hill Hall, 101 Park De Ville, Suite D or at http://education.missouri.edu/orgs/adventure/employment/index.php. Call us at 884-2582 with questions.

Announcement sponsored by College of Education
   Study in Prague during TCoB Summer Study Abroad 2018
The Trulaske College of Business is offering a study abroad program in Prague, the Czech Republic, for undergrad students from May 12 to June 11, 2018, which allows you to acquire valuable cross-cultural competencies. Opportunity to apply for an internship to follow in Prague. Students will earn six credit hours in international business while enjoying four program-sponsored cultural/business trips. All classes in English. No previous business coursework required. Opportunity for weekend travel on your ownAll Majors welcome. If interested, please contact Crystal Wiggins (cmwwcb@mail.missouri.edu), Paige Broghammer (pnb44f@mail.missouri.edu) or the office at TCoBStudyAbroad@missouri.edu.

Announcement sponsored by TCoB International Programs
   DEADLINE EXTENDED - Social Justice Symposium Presentation Proposals
The Social Justice Symposium is a one-day conference designed to create conversation around three core aspects of social justice: awareness, advocacy, and activism. This year's Symposium will take place Saturday, February 24, 2018. Interested in presenting at the 2018 Symposium? We're currently accepting program proposal submissions. Anyone can submit a proposal! For more information and to see the proposal form, visit https://leadership.missouri.edu/programs/social-justice-symposium/.
Announcement sponsored by Office of Student Engagement
   Children Needed for Word Learning Study
Researchers in the Department of Communication Science & Disorders are currently recruiting children, ages 3-5, to participate in a study on language, cognition and reading. We are looking for typically developing children who speak English as their first language. Children and their parents attend two sessions, about 60 to 90 minutes each. Sessions are scheduled at the University of Missouri, at parents’ convenience. Contact Bryan Brown by email (brownbt@health.missouri.edu) or phone (573-882-2969) for more information.  Parents will be compensated for their time.

Announcement sponsored by Dept. of Communication Science & Disorders
   Participants needed for Restless Leg Syndrome Clinical Trial
We are seeking individuals suffering from RLS that experience an irresistible urge to move their legs or other parts of their body. This study will focus on a medication aimed at relieving worsening symptoms associated with RLS and improving quality of life for patients. Qualified participants should be 18-85 years of age, currently taking a restless leg medication and able to come in for visits. For more information contact Liyan Yin at YinLiYa@health.missouri.edu or 573-884-0164.

Announcement sponsored by Neurology
   Join the Deaton Scholar Program for Spring 2018
Are you interested in experiential development work, tackling food security, extreme poverty, or the related issues of health, malnutrition and environmental sustainability? Apply to be a 2018 Deaton Scholar and be a part of a new peer-to-peer two-way mentorship program starting January 2018. The Deaton Scholars program is open to undergraduate, graduate, professional and international students across all disciplines. Apply here. Due date is January 8, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

Announcement sponsored by MU Deaton Institute
   STAR WARS: The Last Jedi
Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn, and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past. Dec 15th @ 6:30pm. Regal Columbia 14 Cinemas. Tickets are $5 with an MU ID. You can get them in the MSA/GPC box office.

Announcement sponsored by MSA/GPC/DSA
   Serve around the World for Summer 2018 - Vietnam, Ghana, Peru, Thailand, & Ireland
Serve in Vietnam, Ghana, Peru, Thailand and Ireland. Gain experience in multiple service sites and earn 6 credit hours. If you are interested in one of the trips sign up to meet with Dr. Foley or Dr. Alonzo. Sign up by going to MUConnect on Blackboard/Canvas, Open My Success Network, find Service-Learning, scroll and click Global Service or Dr. Foley’s name. Questions - MU VPUGS Global Service and/or visit our website: https://servicelearning.missouri.edu/programs/global/. To secure your spot, apply by the early acceptance deadline of December 15. All Apps due by Feb. 28.

Announcement sponsored by Office of Service-Learning
   9th Annual UMCA Agroforestry Symposium: "Soil Health in Diverse Cropping Systems" on Thursday, January 25, 2018
Please join us on Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Bond Life Sciences Center on the MU Campus when the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry (UMCA) will host the 9th Annual UMCA Agroforestry Symposium. The theme for this year's event is "Soil Health in Diverse Cropping Systems" and the keynote speaker is Dr. Wayne Honeycutt of the Soil Health Institute. The UMCA Agroforestry Symposium is free and open to the public, advance registration is requested at goo.gl/iywnii. See full schedule and additional information at http://centerforagroforestry.org/events/symposia.php

Announcement sponsored by University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry