MU Info - 5/22/2019

   Last chance to fit credits into your summer!
Make your summer productive and fun with an online course from Mizzou. Whether your schedule involves mostly work or play, a flexible online course will help you get a jump on the fall semester. Choose from more than 400 options in popular subjects and give yourself the advantage. Take Mizzou with you this summer. Find your course at

Announcement sponsored by Mizzou Online
   Get more from Mizzou
You chose to work at Mizzou and share your time and talents in higher education. Now it's time to let the University work for you while you continue YOUR education. Take advantage of your MU staff educational assistance benefit and get 75% off tuition. MU offers 125 online degrees and certificates — 125 reasons to earn your #OnlineStripes. Learn more at

Announcement sponsored by Mizzou Online
   Volunteers Needed for Missouri Crisis Line/Text Line
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
   Type 2 diabetic men and women are needed for a research study on vascular disease risk.
The Department of Medicine-Division of Endocrinology is seeking diabetics between 55-75 years of age who do not use tobacco to participate in a research study. New treatments will be investigated to reduce the level of uric acid in the blood. These treatments could include a diet or use of a drug commonly used to reduce uric acid. Monetary compensation is available. The study will last 6 months. If you are interested in participating, please contact Camila Manrique by email at

Announcement sponsored by Medicine
   Save $1 on breakfast
Sign up today for Gold Cash, the dining plan for MU faculty and staff, and you could save $1 on breakfast every day at Rollins. Just set up a monthly payroll deduction of at least $25. Use your Mizzou ID as a pre-paid card at CDS locations, including Starbucks on campus. Sign up at today!

Announcement sponsored by Campus Dining Services
   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 basic 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
   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. We are hiring until all positions are filled! Training starts on July 1st for recent graduates who want to join an amazing team. Applicants can apply at with the job ID 28807. To learn more about MCAC, contact us: or 573-882-2661.

Announcement sponsored by Missouri College Advising Corps
   American Sign Language: 8-wk Community Classes starting June 4 or 6. Great summer professional development opportunity!
Two options for Beginning ASL community classes offered Tuesdays or Thursdays from 5:45-7 p.m. for 8 weeks starting June 4 or 6. 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
   Participate in Clinical Ethics Research Project
The Center for Health Ethics at the University of Missouri-Columbia is recruiting participants for a research study investigating the ethical responses of clinicians. Participation in this study involves taking a survey on perceived ability to respond ethically in clinical practice. Participants can be clinicians of all health professions, whose professional curriculum included clinical/medical ethics. Please call (573) 882-2738 for more information.

Announcement sponsored by Center for Health Ethics
   Study Abroad in South Africa — Winter Intersession 2020 — open to all majors
Visit South Africa this winter break through our ENGR 3000: EDGEs study abroad course. Students will increase their cultural competency through lessons in diversity, inclusion and equity, as it relates to being a global engineering leader. In addition, students will experience a full-day safari in Kruger National Park, visit a rural Zulu village and meet the locals, and explore the sites of Johannesburg and Cape Town while learning the history of Apartheid and how the country has developed into a multicultural democracy. Earn three hours of upper-level humanities or social science. Honors credit available. Deadline for registration is Thursday, Oct. 3. For more information or to apply, contact

Announcement sponsored by College of Engineering Study Abroad
MU Adventure Club is accepting applications for Site Assistants for Summer 2019\Fall 2019.  We are located in 21 elem. schools in Columbia. If you like working with kids, come join us.  Avail. shifts are 6:40-7:25am & 2:25-6:00pm, M-F for one set of schools and 6:40-8:05am and 3:00-6:00 pm at another. Staff can work 2-10 shifts\wk and schedules is consistent for the semester.  Starting pay $9.00. To learn more, view our video at  Applications avail. at 101 Park De Ville, Suite D or  Wait to apply until you’ve enrolled for classes for  Summer and Fall Semester.  Call us at 884-2582 with questions.

Announcement sponsored by College of Education
   $$$ Financial Planning Academy Summer Camp At MU $$$
The Financial Planning Academy, developed by Texas Tech University and by Charles Schwab Foundation, is a unique summer program that offers rising high school students education and training in the core areas of personal financial management. The week will include working on a financial planning case study, developing a financial plan, and participating in other competitions for scholarships and prizes. The Financial Planning Academy will take place July 21-26 on the MU campus. The cost is $150 per camper and includes lodging (5 nights) in the residence halls, meals, and fun activities. Participants must be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year in high school in Fall 2019. Register today!
Announcement sponsored by Department of Personal Financial Planning
   Mandarin Immersion Program for Children 2-5 Years Old
Do you know any children 2-5 years old interested in learning Mandarin? The MU Confucius Institute has partnered with The Language Tree to help teach their new Mandarin Immersion Program. Full or half day sessions are available for the 2019-20 year. No previous Mandarin exposure is required. For more information contact 573-424-2517 or or go to

Announcement sponsored by MU Confucius Institute
   Mizzou Urgent Care is Moving
MU Health Care’s Mizzou Urgent Care, currently located at South Providence Medical Park, is moving to a bigger, brand-new location on June 1. Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Urgent Care services will also move to the new location on June 1 and the Pediatric Urgent Care clinic located at Children’s Hospital will close on May 31. The new Mizzou Urgent Care clinic is located at 3916 S Providence Road and offers the same imaging, lab tests and care for urgent, but not life-threatening conditions. To see all MU Health Care convenient care options visit

Announcement sponsored by MU Health Care
Advance your career with the 15 credit online graduate certificate in interactive media. The graduate certificate will equip you with the skills needed in the rapidly changing field of journalism and strategic communication. The program is designed for the working professional and can be completed in one year. Application deadline for fall 2019 is July 15. Click here to learn more.

Announcement sponsored by Missouri School of Journalism
   Participants are needed for a cardiovascular research study
Are you regularly physically active and aged 35-65?  If so, you may be eligible to participate in a cardiovascular research study examining vascular function and insulin sensitivity.  You will be asked to participate in one experimental visit, scheduled at your convenience, in order to examine your insulin sensitivity and vascular function.  Monetary compensation for completion of the visit will be provided.  For more information, contact: Lauren Walsh at

Announcement sponsored by Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
Severe weather season is here and the KOMU 8 First Alert Weather Team is working hard to keep you prepared. Follow Kenton Gewecke, Tim Schmidt and Matt Beckwith on Facebook and Twitter for daily forecasts and storm notifications so you’re never caught off guard. And download the FREE KOMU 8 Weather & Traffic app for live, local radar and push-notifications to keep you ahead of the storm.

Announcement sponsored by KOMU 8, proud to be owned and operated by the University of Missouri since 1953
   FY20 Focus on Africa Research Presentations
MU African Interdisciplinary Studies Hub is looking for professors and graduate students who are working on research in or about Africa to present their work. The Focus on Africa program welcomes twelve scholars throughout the academic year, over the lunch hour in Memorial Union S110, to share their work with our Mizzou learning community. Each presentation is 20 minutes and is held on the first Wednesday of each month from 12pm-1pm. All students, staff, faculty and community members are welcome to attend. If you are interested and available 9/4, 10/2 and 11/6, please email Jenifer Pilz at Sign up now!

Announcement sponsored by The Office of Research, CAFNR International Programs, and Bond Life Science Center
The Memory and Cognitive Aging Laboratory of the Department of Psychological Sciences is looking for healthy adults, aged 18-25, to participate in our studies and earn cash ($10-15 per study). Current students from MU are welcome! If you or someone you know would like to participate, contact us today! Our research focuses on the understanding of age-related changes in learning and memory, and most studies only take 1-2 hours to complete. To participate or to learn more, please call us at (573) 882-8123, or e-mail

Announcement sponsored by Department of Psychological Sciences
   How do you PICK a Partner?
Are you looking for love in all the wrong places? Are you in an, “It’s complicated” situation? It’s easy to know what you don’t want from a partner, how do you decide what you DO want? ShowMe Healthy Relationships has FREE classes starting soon! PICK a Partner is a class to help identify your goals for a future relationship and look at key areas to explore when in a new relationship. New class times: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, 6/10-7/8. Want to learn more? Contact Miriam Cullimore today!

Announcement sponsored by Department of Human Development & Family Science and HES Extension