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11/30/2022

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RA Applications Now Open – Apply Today!
Tigers, this is a great opportunity to get more involved at Mizzou, gain practical experience and free housing and dining. You'll work closely with leadership, plan activities and support students by creating a safe, welcoming community. Applications close on Dec. 8, so be sure to sign your housing contract and apply today. Don't wait - lead the way!

Announcement sponsored by Department of Residential Life
Is Your Child on Track?
The Boone County Early Childhood Coalition (BCECC) can help you find out with free screening to assess the general development and social-emotional health of your children ages 2 months to 5 years who live in Boone County. The screening takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. BCECC staff will discuss results with you and share resources to support your family. Use the link to register and complete an age-appropriate survey for your child today. https://screeninghub.bcecc.org/home/registerfamily

Announcement sponsored by Psychiatry
Research Participants Needed: Over the Age of 65 & Living in Rural Missouri
The Department of Occupational Therapy is recruiting individuals over the age of 65 who live in Rural Missouri, have difficulty with daily living tasks and have internet access. We are seeking to evaluate new ways to help older adults in the community who may have difficulty completing everyday activities, like managing their home, cooking, dressing, etc. with the use of unobtrusive Smart In-Home Sensor Technology. Participant will receive 10-20 telehealth visits over the course of a year (at no cost) and $250 spread over several visits. To find out more about the study, please contact the research team at 573-882-7324 or email us at agingtech@missouri.edu.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Occupational Therapy
Female Participants Wanted - Sleep & Pain Treatment - MizZzou Sleep Research Lab
Are you a female with frequent aches and pains and difficulty sleeping? You may be eligible to participate in a research study that is testing a drug-free SLEEP and PAIN treatment at the MizZzou Sleep Research Lab. Participants will receive compensation for participation in the study. Please contact the lab today at spin@missouri.edu (573-882-5113) or fill out this screening questionnaire to find out if you qualify! *Due to COVID-19, a number of precautions are in place to protect the health and safety of all individuals involved in research at MU.

Announcement sponsored by Psychiatry
Crisis Line Volunteers Needed!
The Missouri Crisis Line is a 24-hour telephone, text line and online (chat) hotline. We offer a great one on one experience with flexible scheduling. Our next volunteer training will start Monday, November 28th with a combination of synchronous learning (via Zoom) and asynchronous content. Training concludes on Thursday, December 8th. This is a 40 hour training and completion of all training material is required. For a full training schedule, more details and to sign up, please visit our volunteer registration website. Questions can be directed to loganste@health.missouri.edu.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Educational, School & Counseling Psychology
A #MizzouMade celebration for graduating students with disabilities
Celebrate alongside family, friends, staff and faculty as we honor the accomplishments of graduating students with disabilities. Join us for the Disability Center Graduation Reception 6-9 p.m., Dec. 8 in S304 Memorial Union. All fall 2022 graduates who identify as having a disability, their families and the campus community are invited to attend. RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. Visit MU Engage by Dec. 6 to learn more and RSVP.

Announcement sponsored by Disability Center
Show Me Research Week Judges - Sign up now!
Show Me Research Week (Monday, April 17th - Friday, April 21st, 2023) is a campus wide event that celebrates and recognizes student scholarship in all disciplines. A week full of events, presentations, and keynote speakers – not just for students, but also faculty, staff and the community. As part of the forum, postdoctoral fellows and undergraduate/graduate students may elect to have their presentations judged and considered for awards. We are seeking faculty who will volunteer to assist us with the judging. To learn more about the programming (link above), or about being a judge please visit the website.

Announcement sponsored by Show Me Research Week
Certificate in Fitness Programming and Management
The Certificate in Fitness Programming and Management (FPM) gives you a foundational knowledge in fitness, exercise and healthy behaviors. You will learn how to assess fitness levels, develop an activity plan and gain the skill set to perform and instruct proper exercise technique in the FPM Certificates core course. From there you can tailor the certificate to completement your major or career goals. You can build your certificate with courses that focus on Business and Marketing, Health and Rehabilitation, or Movement and Sports Performances. For more information about the FPM certification contact Dr. Steve Ball (ballsd@missouri.edu) or Dr. Rebekah Carpenter (carpenterrs@health.missouri.edu) or your advisor.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Physical Therapy
CALL FOR PROGRAMS: INVOLVEMENT WEEK - JAN. 17-20, 2023
Involvement Week (Jan. 17-20, 2023) is a series of programming for all MU students the first week of the spring semester. Events aim to help students explore involvement opportunities at Mizzou. Click here to register to host an Involvement Week event and/or table at the Campus Resource Fair. Deadline for all program submissions is Dec. 9, 2022.

Announcement sponsored by Division of Student Affairs - Office for Student Engagement
Research Participants Needed – Sleep, Pain, and Pain Medication Use Study
Do you struggle with pain and sleep? Do you manage your pain with medication? Would you like to manage your pain with something different? The MizZzou Sleep Research Lab is conducting a study that may help! Participants may receive a complimentary 4-week online drug-free sleep intervention and will receive assistance decreasing their pain medication use and monetary compensation for completing the study. If you are 18 years or older, have difficulty sleeping and have chronic pain managed with medication, please text HELPS to 21000, complete this screener, or contact the Mizzou Sleep Research Lab at 573-882-8881, or nitecapphelps@missouri.edu.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Psychiatry
Would you know how to save a life if you're deep in the wilderness? We have a course for that.
The Wilderness First Responder course was created to provide outdoor leaders, guides, rangers and travelers with the knowledge needed to deal with crises in remote settings. Additionally, extended care protocols are included with emphasis placed on prevention and decision making needed in these types of situations. Register today! Enrollment deadline is Dec. 20. Cost is $650/person. ORG funding is available for recognized MU student organization.

Announcement sponsored by MizzouRec
Free Healthy Relationship Education Classes! Incentives Available
New semester, new relationships! Join us to learn evidence-based strategies and tips in creating meaningful, healthy relationships. Participants must be single or not in a committed relationship. Various class start dates available: Monday, January 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 25, 6:00-8:00 p.m., or Thursday, January 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Choose whichever fits your schedule best! Strengthen your communication skills, discover qualities of a good partner, and enrich your own personal well-being. Earn gift cards for class and survey completion! For more information or to sign up, contact us at 573-882-4325 or email cblz7b@umsystem.edu.

Announcement sponsored by ShowMe Healthy Relationships
Young Adults Needed for 8-week Study Examining Effects of Functional Foods on Health
Are you a young adult (18-35 years) of Black or non-Hispanic White ethnicity/race and with a weight status classified as overweight or obese? If so, you might be eligible to participate in a study examining the effects of functional foods on health outcomes. This study involves a 1-hour screening visit, three 3-hour and two 1-hour research visits and eight 1-hour dietary counseling/data collection visits (online possible). Total compensation for study is $200. Study foods (fruits, vegetables, nuts) provided. For more information, contact Rebecca at MuNepDhillonLab@missouri.edu.

Announcement sponsored by Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
Fundamentals of Abstracting Workshop – Winter 2022
MCR is hosting an on-line Fundamentals of Abstracting course December 1, 2022 - January 15, 2023. This class is geared toward new abstractors not familiar with the cancer abstracting process. Students view fifteen pre-recorded Voice Thread presentations of the Missouri Cancer Registry Abstract Code Manual at their own pace. When completed students can work through five practice cases using the Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Abstract Code Manual. The cost of the course is $50 and will be available on the University of Missouri Canvas platform. You can register for this course by using the following Sign-up Genius link. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4BA9A823A6FB6-fundam
Announcement sponsored by MCR HMI
Want to improve body-image? Want to learn coping skills to reduce anxiety and improve your mood? Try Body U
Introducing Body U, a FREE online interactive program that promotes body acceptance and mental wellness available to everyone at Mizzou! Complete a brief anonymous survey to receive personal feedback that’s tailored to your unique needs and gain access to one of our free online evidence-based programs. Our programs cover concepts such as general fitness, healthy eating habits, coping skills, anxiety- and depression-reduction techniques and how to build a more positive body image. The programs can be completed at your own pace online at no cost. Get started today at Bodyu.org!

Announcement sponsored by Student Health & Well-Being
Spring Semester 2023 Employment with Adventure Club
MU-College of Education & Human Development’s Adventure Club Before & After School Program is accepting applications for Site Assistants for the Spring 2023 Semester. Adventure Club is a before & after school program located in elementary schools in Columbia. Site Assistants can work 2-5 of the available afternoon shifts Monday- Friday, 2:25-5:45 p.m. and 3:00-5:45 p.m. Shifts stay the same for the semester. Starting pay is $13.15. To learn more, view our video at https://youtu.be/LmREYUevljY.  Applications available at https://education.missouri.edu/adventureclub/employment/. Call us at 884-2582.

Announcement sponsored by College of Education and Human Development
Give the Gift of Programmable Robotics!
Give a gift that will keep on giving. Sign a child up for the Holiday Programmable Robotics Camp! Receive a programmable “mBot Neo” robot to wrap and put under the tree. Children will then bring the robot to the camp to assemble and program it using an easy-to-learn computer language. Select from two sessions on Dec. 27 & 28: Morning session from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Afternoon session from 1 – 4 p.m. Recommended for children grades 3-8. No previous experience needed. The cost is $174, which includes the price of the robot ($129 value). Hosted by Mizzou Engineering and the Army Ants FIRST® Robotics team. Seats are limited so sign up today! Questions?: marketplace@umsystem.edu

Announcement sponsored by College of Engineering and Army Ants FIRST Robotics Team