MU Info - 3/14/2018

Wrench Auditiorium, Memorial Union South. March 9 and 10: showings at 7:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. Aspiring muscian Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

Announcement sponsored by MSA/GPC
   Travel-friendly courses for summer
Going places? Stay on track even when you’re off campus. Enroll in an online summer course and get ahead on your requirements. Choose from more than 250 online courses that fit around your summertime schedule. Take Mizzou with you this summer. Find your online course at

Announcement sponsored by Mizzou Online
   Student Advisors - Do your students know about IT Training?
Many jobs require knowledge of the programs we teach. Our classes are free for graduate students and undergrads from any field of study. Let students know about IT Training via, or contact us at if you’d like more information.

Announcement sponsored by Division of IT
   Distinguished Lecture Series in Psychological Sciences
The Department of Psychological Sciences in conjunction with the College of Arts & Science is pleased to announce the fourth of five invited talks in our 2017-18 Distinguished Lecture Series. Kaveri Subrahmanyam, Professor of Psychology, California State University Los Angeles, will present "Growing up Digital - Is Living, Learning, and Communicating with Technology Transforming Youth Development?" on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 3:30pm in Jesse Wrench Auditorium (S107), Memorial Union. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit

Announcement sponsored by Department of Psychological Sciences
   FREE Film Screening and Food: TOMORROW!
To celebrate Women’s History month, we will be screening the film DOLORES at 7 p.m. Thursday March 15, in Leadership Auditorium. There will be free food and a panel discussion afterwards. This film highlights Dolores Huerta’s incredible life story and the many roles she has played as farm worker and environmental justice activist, mother, feminist, and more. Sponsors for this event include the MU Sustainability Office, Women’s Center, Multicultural Center, MU College of Education- The Bridge, and the Division of Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity. For more information, check out our Facebook page!

Announcement sponsored by MU Sustainability Office, MCC, WC, The Bridge, and IDE
   Parent Leadership Council Grant Applications - Now Open!
Applications for the 2018 Parent Leadership Council Grant are now being accepted. This fund supports student organizations and university activities that enrich and expand programs that benefit Mizzou students. Successful applications will demonstrate that their program or service contributes to student success and enhances the Mizzou student experience. More information and the application form can be found at Applications are due electronically by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 2nd.

Announcement sponsored by Parent Relations
   FREE Seasonal Clothing Swap! March 20 and 21
Need to clean out your closet to freshen up your wardrobe for the spring season? Bring your gently used items to swap with fellow Tigers! We will be in the MU Student Center, room 2206 B and C, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on March 20 and March 21. Stop by this two-day event to learn more about the environmental benefits of used clothing and how the clothing industry relates to sweat shops, workers rights, and environmental consequences of consumption. The number of items you bring is the number of items you can swap. All sizes. All styles. Remember a reusable bag for your clothes! For more information, visit our Facebook page!

Announcement sponsored by MU Sustainability Office
   Make Your Time Matter - Join Jumpstart and Change the Life of a Child!
Now recruiting for all 2018-2019 positions! Jumpstart is an early childhood program matching students with at-risk 3-5-year-old children. Students serve as tutors building children's language and literacy skills to help prepare them for kindergarten. Jumpstart is offered as a work-study job paying $9/hour, OR course credit towards graduation. Jumpstart tutors are also AmeriCorps members, which provides a $1,250 award at the end of the year simply for completing your service! Positions are 10 hours per week; availability Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-7 p.m. is required. Spots will fill quickly, so don’t delay! To learn more and apply, email

Announcement sponsored by MU Career Center
   Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age: Public Lecture with PBS' Alexander Heffner
On March 20, the Kinder Institute will bring Alexander Heffner, host of PBS’ The Open Mind, to campus for a public lecture that examines the divisiveness that plagues contemporary discourse and governance in hopes of answering the kinds of questions that might correct this vicious cycle. A panel discussion on speech on campus moderated by MU Chair of Black Studies Stephanie Shonekan will immediately follow the lecture, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Fred W. Smith Forum at Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI 200).

Announcement sponsored by Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
   FREE fun, food and resources at the 11th Annual Women's Health & Wellness Fair!
The Chancellor’s Status of Women Committee invites all students, faculty, and staff to join us at the 11th Annual Women’s Health & Wellness Fair from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union on Wednesday, March 21st. Come enjoy FREE fun, snacks, prizes, and information for your well-being (or to share with the women in your life)! This event celebrates women’s health and wellness by bringing more than 35 vendors to campus for a “one stop shop” resource fair. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn, grow, and get some free swag!  For more information, contact Heather Hoffman at

Announcement sponsored by The Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity & the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women
   Study in Alicante, Spain during Trulaske 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 (, Deanna Meyer (, or the office at

Announcement sponsored by TCoB International Programs
   Study in Prague during Trulaske 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 will allow 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 (, Paige Broghammer (, or the office at

Announcement sponsored by TCoB International Programs
   Save $4,500 or More on Housing
The MizzouMade Employment Program can pay part or all of your Residential Life contract next year. Just work part-time with Campus Dining Services, Residential Life or The Mizzou Store. Learn more about the open positions and how you can apply at

Announcement sponsored by Division of Student Affairs
   Tobacco Free Program Offered at NO CHARGE - Enroll now!
Ellis Fischel Cancer Center will be offering a group, tobacco free program beginning Thursday, March 22 at 5:30 p.m. The program is free to attend and open to the public, as well as to students, faculty and staff of the University. Classes are offered in 10-week intervals with participants meeting 5 times (once every two weeks). Program facilitators will work with participants to complete an evidence-based tobacco cessation curriculum and will provide nicotine replacement therapy (patches, lozenges, or gum) at no charge. The program can be counted toward the tobacco free discount on University insurance premiums. To register contact Angela Winterbower at 573-884-2049 or

Announcement sponsored by Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
   The Drowning Girls, presented by MU Theatre at Studio 4
The Drowning Girls by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson and Daniela Vlaskalic, directed by Sarah Senff. Three women rise from watery graves to prosecute their murderer in this morbidly funny play. Based on the true story of one of England’s most notorious serial murderers, the audience becomes judge and jury in the trial. Shocking and delightful, it will take your breath away. Studio 4 in McKee Gymnasium, 672 Hitt St. March 14-17  at 7:30 p.m. and March 18 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets $15 BOX OFFICE: MU Theatre box office in the Rhynsburger Theatre lobby from 2-5 p.m., Mon. through Fri and one hour before show times. Or call 573-882-PLAY (7529).

Announcement sponsored by Theatre
   FREE Event: Meditation for the 21st Century
Meditation works! Join the student organization, Breathe, for a talk with psychologist Jeff Tarrant as he applies brain-based principles to the practice of meditation. Research shows it alters the brain’s structure and function. However, all practices are not the same. With this understanding, individuals are guided toward meditation styles that match their needs. Dr. Tarrant will show how these different meditation practices can help with ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD and more. Thursday, March 15, in Memorial Union Stotler Lounge from 6:30-8 p.m. Book signing 8-8:30 p.m. Learn more about this and other Breathe events.

Announcement sponsored by Organization Resource Group, Student Health Center, Dept. of Educational, School & Counseling Psych.
   Missouri Science and Technology Policy Fellowship (MOST)
This new fellowship will allow STEM doctoral candidates and recent graduate students to serve as resources to Missouri legislators to inform them on the benefits and consequences of pending statutes and regulations. Through this work, fellows aim to advance Missouri’s standing as a leading state in research and development, agricultural and environmental management, and health care. Support MOST by giving donations of any amount through Mizzou Giving Day. Every little bit counts! Give now at by selecting the Missouri Science and Technology Policy Fellowship. Contact with questions.

Announcement sponsored by Graduate Professional Council
   NERD 2018 Carbohydrate and Health: Finding the Sweet Spot
Join the Department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology for the 52nd Annual Nutrition & Exercise Research Day (NERD) on Thursday, March 22, 2018. The theme this year is "Carbohydrate and Health: Finding the Sweet Spot" and will feature two distinguished lecturers. Dr. Louise Burke, Sports Dietitian, Head of Sports Nutrition, Australian Institute of Sport will present "Carbohydrate: Friend or foe for high performance endurance sport?" at 11:00 a.m. in Monsanto Auditorium. Dr. M. Yanina Pepino, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign will present "Non caloric sweeteners and their not-so-sweet metabolic effects" at 4:00 p.m. in Acuff Auditorium.

Announcement sponsored by Nutrition & Exercise Physiology
Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union South. March 14 at 8:00 p.m. When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their. 

Announcement sponsored by MSA/GPC
   Tiger Town Kick Around - Live Jazz Music, Swing Dancing, and Free Lessons!
Get Jazzed! March 16-18. FREE dance lessons and vintage soirée at Mizzou's only Lindy Hop workshop. Offering professional lessons from beginner and intermediate and two nights of dancing with live music. All skill levels welcome. No partner required. MU students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. Visit our Facebook event page Tiger Town Kick Around 2018 for schedule of events. Registration closes March 15Sponsored by: Organization Resource Group, Residence Hall Association, Graduate Professional Council, and Mizzou Swing Society
Announcement sponsored by the Organization Resource Group (ORG)
   Mizzou After Dark: Crafts After Dark
Unwind and get creative with Mizzou After Dark, create a one of a kind piece of art. Space is limited. Stop by The Shack in the MU Student Center from 6-8pm. Free for MU Students with your student ID. Children under 17 are not allowed. Please visit for more information.

Announcement sponsored by Mizzou After Dark
   Apply Now to the Inaugural Oxford Fellows Program
Applications are now open for the Kinder Institute’s inaugural Oxford Fellows program, a new and entirely unique study abroad initiative that provides Mizzou undergraduates with a chance to spend up to a year as a fully embedded, second-year student of history at Oxford University’s Corpus Christi College. Rising juniors and seniors of any major at MU are eligible to participate in the program, and while students are encouraged to apply for the entire 2018-19 school year, the Kinder Institute is also happily accepting applications for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 only. Application materials can be found here, and the deadline is Friday, April 6, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Announcement sponsored by Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
   “Was Hitler a Darwinian?” Monday, March 19, 4 p.m., Mumford Hall 133
“Was Hitler a Darwinian?” by Robert Richards, Fishbein Distinguished Professor of History of Science and Medicine at The University of Chicago, will investigate the claims that Hitler’s ideas about race and racial struggle derived from the theories of Charles Darwin, either directly or through intermediate sources. These claims are used to discredit evolutionary theory and morally indict Darwin and his disciples, especially Ernst Haeckel. In this talk, Richards will investigate whether the claims are empirically true and whether moral logic can sustain the impugning of Darwin’s character or that of his German disciple Haeckel. Free and open to the public.

Announcement sponsored by Chancellor's Distinguished Visitors Program & the Department of History
   Spring Safety Fair
Join us on Thursday, March 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first floor of the MU Student Center to learn about personal safety as you prepare for spring break, and get free Buck's ice cream!

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities
   The 5th Annual Rewriting Realities Competition: Reflections on Identity
For the fifth annual Rewriting Realities Competition, the Mizzou Multicultural Certificate Office wants you to reflect on your identity! We want to know, what makes you, you?  How have other cultures changed you? What are the different elements of yourself? How has privilege (yours or others’) shaped your life? There are no stylistic constraints in any category. Prizes of $300, $200, and $100 will be rewarded to the first, second, and third place winners in EACH category of Creative Literature, Visual Art, and Digital Storytelling.  Entries are due online by March 18th at Email any questions to or call 573-882-1117.

Announcement sponsored by The Multicultural Certificate Office
   FREE Bike Repair!
The Bike Resource Center wants you to cycle safely! Stop by Speaker's Circle Noon-2 p.m. Monday through Friday, weather permitting, for FREE bike repair! Our mechanics can tighten your brakes, patch a flat tire, and make sure your bike is ready for the spring season. We also want to educate you on bike safety tips, such as stopping at traffic lights and signs, signaling where you are going, and cycling in the same direction as traffic. We'd also encourage you to invest in a helmet to protect all of that knowledge tuition is paying for. For more information on bike safety, how to register your bike, or to reach out with questions, visit our website! Same Road. Same Rules. Same Rights. Bike Smart!

Announcement sponsored by MU Sustainability Office
   Summer Online General Education courses in Architectural Studies
Earn General Education credits this summer with online courses in Architectural Studies. Consider Science Lab credits by conducting experiments in your own home with ArchSt2323 Sustainable Building Design Fundamentals (Gen Ed Physical Science with Lab). Or, learn about the design of the environment where you live, work and play in ArchSt2620 People, Places and Design  (Gen Ed Behavior Science). Or, study a building you think has historical value with ArchSt4430 Guiding Design with Historic Preservation (Gen Ed Humanities and Fine Arts). All courses offered 100% Online!

Announcement sponsored by Department of Architectural Studies
   FREE Relationships Classes for Couples & Singles!
ShowMe Healthy Relationships has FREE classes for couples and singles! Strengthen your committed relationship or learn to choose a great partner when ready. 5-week classes start in April! Couples: 7 Principles for a Healthy Relationship helps couples practice skills to build friendship, manage conflict, and work as a team. New class: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, 4/2-4/30. Singles: PICK a Partner helps you be mindful in choosing a partner when you're ready. Learn 5 key things to look for as you explore a new relationship, & how to pace relationships to avoid “blind love.” New class: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, 4/2-4/30. Contact Miriam Cullimore or Emily Logan.

Announcement sponsored by University of Missouri Extension
   CALL FOR ARTISTS - Art After Dark 2018
The Museum Advisory Council of Students' annual juried student art exhibition, Art After Dark, is back this year with a set date for April 5, 2018 from 7-9 p.m. at the Museum of Art and Archaeology at Mizzou North on Business Loop 70! Matt Ballou, Assistant Professor of Art here at Mizzou will be the juror this year. Open now is our CALL FOR ARTISTS. All members of the Columbia community, not just students, are welcome to submit any medium of their artworks. For more information on submitting artworks and deadlines, please visit our website:

Announcement sponsored by the Organization Resource Group (ORG)
DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR MIZZOU INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE SUMMER 2018 AMBASSADOR APPLICATIONS NOW REOPEN THROUGH MARCH 23, 2018. MIE hosts an educational summer program for local and international high school students in July on campus. We are recruiting university students to work as ambassadors, or camp counselors. Open to undergraduates in all majors. ? Earn $1,000 ? Grow your network internationally? Refine your leadership skills. LEARN MORE & APPLY HERE!

Announcement sponsored by Mizzou International Experience, Mizzou K-12
   You Have Questions Mizzou, We’ll Find Answers!
MUTV wants to know what issues on campus are affecting you. Submit news tips, questions about MU or things you want us to look into here:

Announcement sponsored by MUTV
   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 or 573-884-0164.

Announcement sponsored by Neurology
   Apply NOW to the Master of Social Work (MSW) Program - On-campus and Online options
ALL MAJORS WELCOME! The MSW program prepares graduates for leadership in professional social work practice within the concentrations of Clinical Practice or Policy, Planning and Administration. Our MSW signifies achievement of professional competence in Social Work. The graduate curriculum provides an educational experience that is rigorous, comprehensive and progressive, preparing graduates for a range of advanced career opportunities. Final application deadline to begin in Fall 2018 is April 15, 2018. Please go here: to apply. Contact Crystal Null at with any questions.
Announcement sponsored by MU School of Social Work
   Chancellor's Excellence Awards
The applications for the Chancellor's Excellence Awards are open! Be sure to nominate a deserving individual or organization who has exemplified Excellence through their leadership and involvement on campus and in the community. Nominations will close on March 24! Applications can be found at

Announcement sponsored by Missouri Students Association
   "The Art of Death" Project Seeks Participants for Research Study
The Art of Death project is seeking participants for a research study. Participants will complete surveys and submit 3 creative responses (either photography or writing) that may be inspired by topics related to mortality over a 5-day period. The project will be conducted online, with no in-person obligation. Participants will be entered into a raffle for one of six $50 gift cards upon completion of the project. If you are interested in participating, please go to or you may email Tyler Jimenez at to have the study link sent to you.

Announcement sponsored by Honors College / Office of Undergraduate Research