MU Info - 3/20/2019

   DON'T LOSE THAT CARD!!! The MU ID Office will be closed during SPRING BREAK.
Please KEEP YOUR CARD SECURE March 25-29.  Without a card, you’ll need to show a valid photo ID (Driver License, Passport, etc.) at MizzouRec and Libraries, your timesheet may need to be entered manually, and you’ll need to work with Residential Life and Campus Dining for hall access and dining accounts.  For more information, email us at MU DOIT ID CARD REQUESTS or call Tech Support at 882-5000

Announcement sponsored by Division of IT
   Lowest Prices for One Day Only!
We are offering Apple® products at the lowest prices of the year on April 17th! Make sure to come in and save up to $400 on brand new Apple® products! You can lock in these low prices by pre-ordering today at

Announcement sponsored by The Mizzou Store
   First-Year and Senior Students Take the NSSE by March 22
Mizzou is seeking your input! The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is a national survey about student participation in their learning experiences and engagement in and out of the classroom. Survey results will help us better understand how students spend their time and what aspects of the undergraduate experience could be improved. Eligible students should have received an email from NSSE and a message in Canvas. Complete the survey by March 22 to be entered in a drawing to win: an Apple Watch Series 3, a $1,000 gift card for an Apple Product, an MU parking pass, or a $100 Mizzou Store gift card. Please take the opportunity to share your thoughts!

Announcement sponsored by Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies
   Spend a Year at University of Oxford
The Kinder Institute is currently accepting applications for its competitive 2019-2020 Oxford Fellowship program, which provides rising MU juniors and seniors with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend a semester or academic year as a fully integrated, second-year student of history at Oxford’s Corpus Christi College, founded in 1517. A more detailed program description and application instructions can be accessed using this link, and questions about the program can be directed to Kinder Institute Communications Associate Thomas Kane,, or Kinder Institute Chair and Prof. of History Jay Sexton, The deadline to apply is April 5, 2019. 

Announcement sponsored by Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
   Cafe at Eckles is now open!
Cafe at Eckles - Tuesdays & Thursdays until May 2, 2019, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., in 154 Stringer Wing. Chef Michael Keene and the Hospitality Management Food & Beverage students announce that the Cafe at Eckles is now open from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We offer Philly Cheese Steak, Buffalo Chicken Wraps, Pulled Pork Sandwichs and other lunch items.  Please check out the menu on our Facebook page: Our prices range from $5.25-$6.75!  For to-go orders, call us at 573/884-3899 and have your order ready to pick up between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Announcement sponsored by Hospitality Management
   Spring Equinox
Come to The Shack (MU Student Center) on Thursday, March 21 from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and help us kick off the 1st day of Spring by decorating a pot and potting your own plant! Visit and follow @stufftodoatmu on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more information.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
   Make Your Time Matter – Change a Child’s Life! Jumpstart is Recruiting for 2019-2020!
Jumpstart is an early childhood program matching students with low-income, at-risk 3-5 year old children. Students serve as Jumpstart Tutors building children's language and literacy skills to help prepare them for kindergarten. Jumpstart is offered as a work-study job paying $10/hour, OR course credit towards graduation. Jumpstart Tutors are also AmeriCorps members, which provides a $1280 award at the end of the year simply for completing your service! To learn more and apply, please email Positions are filling fast, secure your spot now!

Announcement sponsored by MU Career Center
   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
   Find your Passion and Build Your Resume While Earning Course Credit: Summer and Fall Non-Profit Internships 2019
Each semester, the Office of Service-Learning places students from all majors with non-profit internships in the community through the CLIP Non-Profit Internship Program. We work with students to find internship opportunities that match skills, goals, and interests for an experience that will help launch professional careers and propel personal growth.  Interns develop skills around leadership, management, professionalism, community engagement, and nonprofit work.  This is an online course in the summer, so we can help you earn credit wherever you choose to serve. Interested? Fill out this Interest Form.

Announcement sponsored by Office of Service-Learning
   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
   Nutrition and Exercise Research Day (NERD) 2019: A Future With Precision Medicine Includes Nutrition and Exercise
Join the Department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology for the 53rd Annual Nutrition & Exercise Research Day (NERD) on Thursday, March 21, 2019.  The theme this year is "Precision Medicine" and will feature two distinguished lecturers.  Dr. Christopher Gardner, Rehnborg Farquhar Professor of Medicine, Stanford University will present "Precision weight loss diets: Are we there yet?" at 11:00 AM in Monsanto Auditorium.  Dr. Claude Bouchard, Professor and Director of the Human Genomics Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University will present "Precision exercise medicine: A tortuous path can be expected" at 4:00 PM in Monsanto Auditorium.

Announcement sponsored by Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
   Are you a stepbrother?
If you answered yes and are between the ages of 18-25, a team of researchers led by Dr. Larry Ganong is interested in speaking with you about your relationship with your stepsiblings (even if you think of them as brothers and sisters, or if you don’t think of them as family at all). You will receive a $10 gift card to the Mizzou Store for participating. If interested, please contact a member of the research team via email at Be sure to include your name and indicate your interest in the “Stepsibling Study” in the email.

Announcement sponsored by Human Development and Family Science
   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
   MU Remembers - Friday, April 5, 2019
Please join Chancellor Alexander Cartwright & the campus community for a wreath-laying ceremony, Friday, April 5 at 2 PM north of the Columns on Francis Quadrangle, to remember the lives and dreams of Mizzou’s students, faculty & staff who have recently departed from us. Reception to follow at The Residence on Francis Quadrangle. Please contact University Events with questions: or 573-882-1989.

Announcement sponsored by University Events
   MU Africa Hub Presents Kris Holloway An African Book Series
MU Africa Hub is excited to continue their African Book Series. This Women's History Month, we are hosting Kris Holloway. Holloway served in the Peace Corps in Mali and wrote her book Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife about her experience. She will be on the Mizzou campus Thursday, March 21st in Memorial Union's Jesse Wrench Auditorium (room South 107). The event is free and open to everyone. Doors open 6:00 P.M. Event starts 6:30 P.M. Kris Holloway is the President of CISabroad, a leading organization for education abroad.  For more information email

Announcement sponsored by The Africa Hub, the International Center, the Office of Undergraduate Studies and CIP.
   Tableau Training
The Graduate Programs Office invites you to participate in the Evolytics Tableau training on April 05 and April 06. Tableau Training for beginners will introduce those new to Tableau of the fundamentals of the software, overview of Tableau charts, technical aspects, dashboarding, and data storytelling. Advanced Tableau training will cover data preparation and blending, advanced chart types and calculations, efficiency tips, and insight framework for dashboard development. For more information and to register, please visit Tableau Training.

Announcement sponsored by Graduate Programs Office
   African American Experience in Missouri Lecture: Gary R. Kremer

April 2, 6 p.m., Stotler Lounge, University of Missouri’s Memorial Student Union. Explore the history of Lincoln University from its founding by former Missouri slaves in 1866 through its emergence as a state-funded normal and vocational school to its establishment as the state’s only public institution of higher education for African Americans in 1921. Special attention will be given to Lincoln University’s “golden years,” from 1921 through the mid-1950s, when it was often referred to as the “Black Harvard of the Midwest.”

Announcement sponsored by The State Historical Society of Missouri
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
   Electronic Waste Drive - Sustain Mizzou
Want to get rid of that tangled mess of cords, chargers, and batteries shoved in the back of your desk drawer? So do we! Join us in responsibly disposing of your unwanted electronics in the MU Student Center from 10am-2pm on March 19, 20, and 21. Anything with a cord or battery can be recycled from hairdryers to gaming consoles to electric toothbrushes to batteries. We’ll take your junk and recycle it responsibly.

Announcement sponsored by Organization Resource Group (ORG)
   Men who have fathered a child in the last year needed for research study!
Fathers are needed for a study of human infertility. Volunteers will be asked to visit the fertility clinic, fill out a questionnaire and donate a semen sample.  The donated sperm will be analyzed for chemical and physical properties. Volunteers will be compensated. For more information, contact Erma Drobnis:

Announcement sponsored by Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health
   Livestream Your Next Event to the MU Community and Beyond!
MU Livestream (formerly Film Crew) renders livestream services to all MU departments and student organizations at an affordable rate!  We have the equipment to boost the view of your event online. MU Livestream can also do video coverage, video editing and promo videos for all your special events. Do you want a quality video on your departmental webpage?  If so, contact MU Livestream at now and let us help YOU or fill out an orgsync form (

Announcement sponsored by MU Livestream - Dean of Students
   Applications are still open for Global Service Programs Summer 2019!
Global Service is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in another culture, as you live among the locals and collaborate on community projects. Opportunities are still available on our teams working in Ireland, Ghana, Vietnam and Thailand. Choose the program the suits your skill sets or will advance your career options: working with at risk youth, people with disabilities, education or working with animals. Scholarships are available! These interdisciplinary teams are open to undergraduates in all departments and you will earn 3 to 6 credit hours depending on the program length. Dare to dream! Contact us for more information.

Announcement sponsored by Office of Service-Learning
   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
   Want to improve your #RelationshipGoals?
Do you want to feel closer to your partner and build your friendship? Could your relationship skills use a little spring cleaning? Looking for new ways to handle life's challenges? ShowMe Healthy Relationships has FREE classes for couples starting soon! 7 Principles for Healthy Relationships helps couples build friendship, manage conflict, and work as a team. New class times: 5:30-7:30pm, Tuesdays, 4/9-5/7. Want to get started or learn more? Contact Miriam Cullimore today!

Announcement sponsored by Department of Human Development & Family Science and HES Extension
   ParentLink is hiring a part-time resource assistant!
ParentLink (MU’s College of Education) is hiring a part-time, temporary Resource Assistant to work with staff in populating an electronic database of family serving resources. Preferred applicants will be detail oriented, able to work independently, have knowledge of services for children and families, and advanced knowledge of databases including Microsoft Excel. This position is working alongside our Resource Specialist to ensure resources are entered, up to date, and able to be accessed by our Family Support Specialist staff. Great opportunity to learn about resources for families across the state. Pay is $12-$14/hr, up to 20 hrs/week, starts immediately. Send resume and letter of interest to Christina at

Announcement sponsored by ParentLink, College of Education