MU Info - 2/19/2020

   Show Me Mizzou Day 2020 - Call for Volunteers
This spring, Mizzou will welcome all visitors to Show Me Mizzou Day. Sat. April 18, visitors will find everything from the MU Health Care helicopter to our own Miss Missouri Simone Esters demonstrating baton twirling. New this year, Show Me Mizzou Day will the same day as the College of Veterinary Medicine Open House. We need volunteers to make this event a success! Volunteers needed for the following: event set-up and tear-down, transportation, and assisting guests. All volunteers will receive a free event t-shirt. Volunteer link: Contact Matt Reiske at if you have any questions or need any additional information.

Announcement sponsored by Office of Extension and Engagement
   Judging for POY Has Begun!
Pictures of the Year invites you to watch the oldest & most prestigious photojournalism competition in the world! Held at the Missouri School of Journalism since 1944, POY brings in top editors & photographers from places like the New York Times, National Geographic, Los Angeles Times & NPR. Come meet the judges in Smith Forum, Room 200 Reynolds Journalism Institute. You can also follow our livestream via and Facebook. So, join the POY judges virtually or in person as they debate on who will take home the top awards! The event is free and open to all. Hours approx 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Dates: News: Feb. 10–14; Sports: Feb. 17–19; Reportage: Feb. 21–25; Team: Feb. 28–March 3.

Announcement sponsored by Reynolds Journalism Institute
   Black men needed for focus group as part of research study, ‘Relationship Goals’
Are you a heterosexual Black man over the age of 21? If so, you are invited to join a focus group conversation for a research study on media and Black men's perception of Black women for long-term romantic relationships. You will be asked to share your thoughts and opinions after watching a few media clips in order to explore how Black men interpret and make sense media portrayals of Black women and how those images shape perceptions of Black women as suitable long-term romantic partners. If you are interested in being a part of this study, please respond by contacting Daphne Valerius, doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication, at

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   Online courses will free your schedule!
Can’t work that course you need into your schedule? With Mizzou’s independent learning courses, you can enroll any day of the year, choose from 110 self-paced online courses and take up to six months — or as little as six weeks — to complete your studies! Resolve those scheduling conflicts by visiting Contact your adviser for any completion deadlines and to see if Mizzou Online can accommodate your needs.

Announcement sponsored by Mizzou Online
   ATTENTION 2020 Grads – Amazing Job Opportunity Awaits!
Missouri College Advising Corps seeks recent MU graduates (Bachelors obtained in 2019 or May 2020) 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. The College Adviser Position is posted on the MU HR Website with the Job ID: 32598. Apply by the priority deadline of March 1st. Contact MCAC with questions: or 573-882-2661.

Announcement sponsored by Missouri College Advising Corps
   February Colloquia at the Kinder Institute
The Kinder Institute’s Friday afternoon colloquium series continues with a trio of February talks: Kinder Institute Postdoc Erin Marie Holmes’ Feb. 14 talk on “Constructing Colonial Identities and Power in the British Atlantic World”; Kinder Institute Postdoc Zachary Dowdle’s Feb. 21 presentation, “‘Everyone…Denounces His Course’: Slavery and Politics at the University of Missouri, 1839-1865”; and University of Wisconsin Professor of American Politics Ryan Owens’ Feb. 28 interdisciplinary examination of “The Effects of Cognitive Aging on Federal Circuit Court Judges.” All talks are free and open to the public and will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Jesse Hall 410.

Announcement sponsored by Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
   Global Service, Summer 2020: Vulnerable Populations in Galway Ireland SRV_LRN 3028
Make a difference this summer in Galway, Ireland! This is a 6-week internship program where students will have the choice of working in a variety of community-based programs including: Working with adults with physical and /or mental disabilities, Working with the Elderly, and support for the homeless. All programs emphasize social justice and human rights issues. As well as providing valuable service to the community you will explore Ireland through our organized tours and experience the welcoming, lively and historic city of Galway! This is a 6-credit hour course open to all MU Students. Final application deadline February 24th For more information visit our website or email Start your application here.

Announcement sponsored by The Office of Service-Learning
   Be a Part of the Kinder Institute’s 2020-21 Society of Fellows
A yearlong academic fellowship program sponsored by the Kinder Institute, the Society of Fellows provides MU undergrads of all majors with an opportunity to engage in communal inquiry into the complex history of constitutional democracy in the U.S. and around the globe. The program kicks off with a three-day residential summer seminar in August at the Tiger Hotel and continues throughout the school year with a series of lunch and dinner discussions with MU faculty and invited guests of the Kinder Institute. The deadline to apply for the program is March 20, 2020, and application materials can be found here. An optional information session will be held on February 27, from 5-6 p.m. in Jesse Hall 410.

Announcement sponsored by Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
   Download the MizzouOne App today!
Download the MizzouOne app to simplify your college experience.  MizzouOne’s simple but powerful search capabilities help you quickly find and access the Mizzou services you need to accomplish important tasks, such as finding classes, checking grades, and paying bills. MizzouOne puts all the information tools you need in one place-that can be used anywhere, any time and on any device.

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   MizzouOne Makes Required Trainings Easy!
If you are planning your Summer or Fall schedule and have required trainings to complete, then check out MizzouOne!  The MizzouOne trainings task center has all your required training information in one location that can be accessed anywhere, any time and on any device.

Announcement sponsored by MizzouOne
   Did you divorce at the age of 55 or older? We want to hear your story!
Mizzou researchers want to collect stories about late life divorce and post-divorce life from individuals who legally divorced at the age of 55 or older. Interviews are confidential and will be conducted at a time and location most convenient to you. All participants will receive $50 cash or check for completing an interview. If you are willing to share your experiences with us, please email our research team at or call 573.882.4399.

Announcement sponsored by Human Development and Family Science
   Lloyd B. Thomas Lecture Series Featuring Dr. Michael Hosokawa
Join the College of Arts and Science for a presentation from Dr. Hosokawa on Wednesday, Feb. 19 in Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union North, 6–7 p.m. Hosokawa, a professor of family and community medicine with the MU School of Medicine, will share his experience in a Japanese-american internment camp during World War II. All are welcome to attend this free Arts and Science Week event. Q&A will follow. This activity counts for 10 wellness points in the Cerner Wellness Portal under “Self-Reported Diversity Activity” for MU employees.

Announcement sponsored by College of Arts and Science
   Speaker: Keith Boykin
Keith Boykin is a CNN political commentator, New York Times best-selling author, and a former White House aide. He is a Lamda Literary Award-winning author of four books and was a co-host of the BET Network talk show "My Two Cents." Join us in Stotler Lounge at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25, to hear his thoughts on diversity. Free with MU ID while seats last. To stay up to date with our upcoming events, follow us on social media @StuffToDoAtMU.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
   Apply today for the MS in Data Science & Analytics!
The Master's degree in Data Science & Analytics from MU will provide you with the knowledge, tools, and experiences to turn big data into smart data. If you want to help companies in any industry solve their complex data problems, this is the degree for you. You can choose to complete the program online or on-campus. Application deadline is April 19, 2020 for Fall 2020 semester. Apply at For more information, visit or email

Announcement sponsored by MU Institute for Data Science & Informatics
   Min Kwon Concert and Master Class with Question/Answer Session
Dr. Min Kwon, concert pianist and professor and coordinator of piano studies at the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, will present a master class (public lesson with performances by MU School of Music students) with a question/answer session on February 28, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., and a full-length piano recital on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Both events will be held in Whitmore Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building and are free and open to the public. Co-presented by the MU School of Music and brought to you in part by Organization Resource Group (ORG).

Announcement sponsored by Organization Resource Group (ORG)
   2020 Mid-MO Expo - Small Farm to Backyard Garden will be held on Saturday, February 29 at Battle High
The 2020 Mid-MO Expo - Small Farm to Backyard Garden will be held on Saturday, February 29 at Battle High School (east side of Columbia). This is an educational event where you can learn about and enjoy topics such as grape production, growing tomatoes, dealing with nuisance wildlife, composting, pollinators, agrotourism, drones. There will be vendors, demos, and more! The event runs 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Preregistration is $12 with lunch or $6 without lunch. For more information, registration and a detailed program with speakers, go to

Announcement sponsored by Boone County - University of Missouri Extension
   Fall 2020 D.C. Internships: Apply Now!
Would you like to represent MU in Washington, D.C. this coming fall semester? The Congressional Scholars Program is looking for students interested in leadership and public service from all academic majors and backgrounds. Interning in Washington, D.C. is truly a life-changing experience. You will interact with our nation's leaders while shaping your future professional profile. Students accepted will be placed with a member of our Missouri delegation and will remain full-time students at Mizzou. Students must have sophomore standing and 2.8 GPA to apply. Scholarships are available! Interested? Email us. Apps due, March 13th!

Announcement sponsored by Office of Service-Learning
   Find your Passion and Build your Resume while Earning Course Credit: Summer and Fall Non-Profit Internships 2020!
Each semester, the MU Office of Service-Learning places students from all majors in our surrounding community through the CLIP Non-Profit Internship Program. We work with students to find internship opportunities that match their skills, goals, and interests. 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? Submit an Interest Form today!

Announcement sponsored by MU Office of Service-Learning
   Apply today to serve as an intern with the State of Missouri this coming Summer or Fall!
Do you want to help improve the lives of Missourians while expanding your resume? Want to learn about agriculture, fiscal policy, health services, social services, or education in the state of Missouri? If so, the Civic Leaders Internship Program may be perfect for you! Commitment ranges from 8-32 hrs/wk. Interns are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants must have sophomore standing and a 2.8 GPA to apply. Interested? Email us or fill out an Interest Form today!

Announcement sponsored by MU Office of Service-Learning
   Recruiting 8th-10th grade students for a study on friendships
The MU Peer Relations Lab of the Department of Psychological Sciences is inviting adolescents in 8th, 9th, and 10th grade to participate in a research study on friendships. To participate, adolescents will come to our lab with a same-gender close friend within one year of their age. The friends will complete surveys and engage in several tasks together. Their physiological responses (e.g., heartrate) also will be measured. Lab sessions will last approximately 2 hours and can be scheduled at your convenience. Each adolescent will receive $20 for participating. Parents should contact Sarah Borowski ( to schedule a visit if their child is interested.

Announcement sponsored by Psychological Sciences
   Teach English in South Korea - Join the TaLK program!
Applications are NOW OPEN for TaLK (Teach and Learn in S. Korea) Fall 2020. This is a paid and supported internship teaching English in schools in South Korea, with plenty of opportunities to explore the country and visit the home of the 2018 Winter Games! Don't worry, you can remain a full-time student at Mizzou during your six-month trip, or go as a new graduate. This is the most affordable way to serve and travel abroad. Interested? Questions? please visit our website or email. Apps due March 10th.

Announcement sponsored by Office of Service Learning
   Seeking Shared Governance Award Nominations
“Shared Governance” is the principle that faculty and campus administrators share responsibility for guiding our university and ensuring its success. To recognize the extraordinary work of colleagues’ commitment to this principle, Faculty Council is now accepting nominations for this year’s Shared Governance Award. Both individuals and campus groups are honored. Visit for more information. Deadline for submission is March 6th.

Announcement sponsored by MU Faculty Council on University Policy
Students will choose between serving at a local school, or a health clinic in underserved communities. One day a week all students will travel out to remote villages to work on a “healthy homes project” building clean burning stoves. You will live in the vibrant and historical central district of Cusco and will participate in weekend excursions including Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. This is a 6 credit hour service-learning course open to all MU Students. Learn more by visiting the Service Learning website, email, or Apply Now.

Announcement sponsored by The Office of Service-Learning
   Serve abroad in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam this Summer.
Service-Learning offers a unique opportunity to work with at risk populations in a global setting. In Ho-Chi-Minh City students will have the opportunity to work with children with disabilities and/or chronic health issues such as HIV. During this program you will immerse yourself in the local Vietnamese culture while engaging in impactful service programs. Weekend excursions include trips to Cu Chi and Da Nang. This is a 6-credit hour course open to all MU Students. Applications accepted on a rolling basis with a final application deadline February 24th. Visit our website or email. Click HERE to start your application.

Announcement sponsored by The Office of Service-Learning
   Sign up for the Student Organization Summit!!!
The Student Organization Summit will be an opportunity for leaders of Recognized Student Organizations to learn student organization best practices, participate in engaging workshops (topics include financial literacy, transferable skills, social branding), and network with other RSO leaders. Please visit the Engage Events page to check out the schedule of events and sign up for the summit. Please email the Organization Resource Group (ORG) at

Announcement sponsored by Organization Resource Group (ORG)
   Cultural Exploration and Service in Ghana – Summer 2020
A Global Service trip allows you to provide impactful service and gain an understanding of the culture and lives of a country’s citizens in ways that tourism and travel cannot. In Ghana you will spend two weeks at The Dagbe Cultural Institute and Arts Center where you will learn traditional Ghanaian drumming, dance and crafts, whilst teaching at the local school. This is a wonderful way for you to impact the lives of children in this community and experience Ghanaian culture. Over the long weekend you will visit the historical Cape Coast Region. Students enroll in 3 credits, open to all MU Students. Learn more or Email. APPLY Here.

Announcement sponsored by The Office of Service-Learning
   Distinguished Leaders in Higher Education Lecture Series - TOMORROW
Join us for the Distinguished Leaders in Higher Education Lecture Series featuring Rebecca Blank, PhD, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This series is intended to broaden the discussion about critical issues facing higher education. The lecture is tomorrow Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6 P.M. in Stotler Lounge, Memorial UnionRSVP HERE. Complimentary parking available in Hitt Street Parking Garage after 5:30 PM on level 4. Please direct questions to University Events: or 573-882-1989.

Announcement sponsored by University Events
   Statewide Open Educational Resources Summit, March 4
The Statewide Open Educational Resources Summit will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wed, March 4 at the Missouri State Historical Society. The theme of the summit is “Open Educational Resources (OER) Impacts: Faculty’s Role in Student Success.” The keynote address will be given by Mark McBride, library senior strategist with the Office of Library and Information Services, SUNY. There is no cost to attend the summit, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Register for the Summit online. For more information, contact Jeannette Pierce ( Event is sponsored by the University of Missouri System, MOBIUS, and the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development.

Announcement sponsored by University Libraries
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 ($10-12 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 hour 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
   Celebrate Black History Month @ Your Library
Enjoy these outstanding February events (including refreshments) in room 114A Ellis Library. On February 19 at 4 p.m., Dr. Joan Stack examines how cartoonists addressed the question of the black vote. On February 26 at 7 p.m., Dr. Rodney Coates outlines techniques for combatting institutional racism. On February 27 at 1 p.m., a panel of eminent scholars takes on one of the most championed and controversial topics of the day--reparations. At 6 p.m. on February 29, join us in Columbia Public Library’s Friends Room for Trivia Night, a fun assessment of your black history knowledge. View MU Black History Month 2020 for more information.

Announcement sponsored by University Libraries
   Africa Fest 2020: The New Africa Magic @ Missouri Theater
Africa Fest 2020 presents African cultural awareness to the campus and the local community through arts. Join us for music, dance and drum with the Harambee Dance Company from New York City and other talents of local performing artists from the Missouri community. Main Event: 7- 8:30 p.m. Saturday, February 22 @ Missouri Theatre. Africa Market: 5 - 8 p.m Friday, February. 21 @ Broadway Community United Methodist Church.

Announcement sponsored by African Graduate and Professional Student Association, Graduate Professional Council, and IDE
   Diabetic men and women needed for a research study on vascular disease risk
The Department of Medicine – Division of Endocrinology is seeking individuals between 40-75 years of age who do not use tobacco to participate in a research study. New treatments that reduce the level of uric acid in blood will be investigated. These treatments could include a diet or use of a drug commonly used to reduce uric acid. Monetary compensation is available. Study will last 6 months. If you are interested in participating, please contact Camila Manrique by email at

Announcement sponsored by Department of Medicine
   Islam: A Call for Peace and Justice
Join the Muslim Students Organization on Friday, February 28th & Saturday, February 29th at Memorial Union for our 10th Annual Conference! Come to see nationally recognized Muslim speakers including Wisam Sharieff, Amina Darwish, Hamza Imtiaz, Abdul Wahab Waheed, and Yasmin Elhady discuss Islam, social justice in Islam, and the role it plays in today’s society. We will wrap up the event Saturday night with a comedy show! Our conference is free and open to the public and we'd love for you to join us! Lunch and dinner will be provided for free as well. To register and for more information click here. Looking forward to seeing you there! Questions? Email

Announcement sponsored by Organization Resource Group (ORG)
   Apple Education - Teaching and Learning with iPad OS
Please join us March 6 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Memorial Union S203, the Arvarh E. Strickland Room, for a learning opportunity to explore what’s new and old with teaching and learning with iPad. Learn about fundamental features and tools built into iPad that assist with the teaching and learning process. Discover brand features and workflows of iPad OS that allow you to go even further with productivity and enable new mobile workflows. We’ll explore apps for productivity, creativity and augmented reality. For more information, visit: Light refreshments will be provided.

Announcement sponsored by Course Design & Technology
   Register now for the 20th annual Women*s Leadership Conference!
Registration is NOW OPEN for the 20th annual Women*s Leadership Conference being held on March 14th, 2020! The Women*s Leadership Conference is an annual event held to coincide with Women's History Month and is designed to bring female leaders from Mid-Missouri together to discuss the past, present and future of women's leaership on a global level. To celebrate our 20th anniversary we will be having a very special guest joining us as our keynote speaker. Registration is $20 and can be completed in the Women's Center, located in the lower level of the Student Center. Anyone is welcome to attend! Email questions about registratin to Jess Daly at Come create Momentum with us! 

Announcement sponsored by The Women's Center and the Office of Student Engagement
   ParentLink, College of Education, is hiring!
We are hiring full-time and part-time positions located in Columbia and the Bootheel region of Missouri. Positions include Navigator, Family Support Specialist, Resource Assistant and Public Relations Assistant. For more information, see
Announcement sponsored by ParentLink, College of Education