MU Info - 12/4/2019

This Christmas, give some rounds of golf to the golfer in your life. Gustin Golf Course, owned and operated by the University of Missouri, is offering a Christmas golf special for students and faculty/staff of MU. Two rounds of golf with cart, normally $88, may be purchased for $50 now through 12/24/2019. These rounds of golf are good the entire calendar year of 2020. The buyer of the rounds must present an MU student or faculty/staff identification card. Each person may buy up to two of these special packages. While you are here check out our great selection of Mizzou apparel and golf items. Visit us at or on Facebook!!!

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   Commencement’s almost here, and achievement's on all of our minds. Do you want more? Go the distance with Mizzou Online.
We're all in preparation for what's right around the corner. Graduating students’ important day is almost here. In no time, they'll be on to bigger and better things all because of their hard work and their valuable degree. But what about you? Consider this: Mizzou Online makes it easy for you to take the next step in your educational journey. With 125+ online degrees and certificates, you can take us wherever you go! And don’t forget — as an employee, you qualify for 75% off tuition. Learn more today at

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   ATTN: Graduating students! Commencement’s right around the corner. Want more? Go the distance with Mizzou Online.
You’ve got a lot on your mind. Your graduation day is almost here. In no time, you’ll be on to bigger and better things all because of your hard work and your valuable degree. But consider this: Mizzou Online makes it easy for you to take the next step toward even more. With 100+ online graduate degrees and certificates, you can take us wherever you go! Learn more today at

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   Winter Extravaganza
Get ready for winter break and DIY gifts for your friends and family. Skate on our indoor ice rink and warm up with a grilled cheese, tomato soup, hot cocoa, and freshly roasted s’mores. We will see you on Thursday, December 5 in the Student Center from 7 – 10 p.m. To stay up to date with our upcoming events follow us on social media @StuffToDoAtMU.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
   Summer Welcome 2020 Recruitment
Are you looking for a summer job and a way to grow your professional network? Do you want to experience Mizzou through a new lens and grow in your personal strengths, while helping to welcome the Class of 2024? Being a Summer Welcome Leader can provide all of that and more! To apply, you MUST attend one of the following info sessions in Middlebush Room 12: Monday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. or Thursday, Dec. 5 at 5p.m. Join the Facebook group “I Want to be a 2020 Summer Welcome Leader” for updates and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @SummerWelcomeMU. Contact us at

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   Want to improve your well-being? Reduce anxiety? Improve your eating habits and become less critical of your body?
Take our online survey! Body U is a FREE online interactive program that promotes health and well-being on the Mizzou campus. The survey takes about 5 minutes and is smart phone compatible. Our programs are tailored to your unique needs. After taking the anonymous screening, you will get personal feedback and, if eligible, gain access to one of our programs, which cover concepts of general fitness, healthy eating habits, coping skills, anxiety- and depression-reduction techniques, and how to more positively evaluate your self-image. Get started today!

Announcement sponsored by MU Student Health Center
   Holiday Programmable Robotics Camp - Kids Keep the Robot!
Parents receive a programmable mbot robot to wrap and put under the tree. Then kids bring their mbot to a fun camp where they assemble the robot and learn how to program it using the easy-to-learn Scratch language. When: Camp is Mon., Dec. 30th, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Recommended age range: 3rd - 8th grade. No previous experience needed! Cost: $149. The mBot toy alone is a $67 value, check it out here: Lunch, snacks and batteries are also provided. This camp sells out every year, don’t miss out, sign up today!

Announcement sponsored by College of Engineering
   Divorced in Later Life? Adults Needed for Interview Study
Researchers at the University of Missouri Love after 60 Lab want to interview males or females who divorced at the age of 60 or older. Interviews are confidential, will last approximately 90 minutes, and will be conducted at a time and location most convenient to you. All participants will receive $50 compensation for completing an interview. If you are interested in participating, please email our research team at or call 573.882.4399. We appreciate you sharing your experiences with us to help us better understand post-divorce life for late life divorcees.

Announcement sponsored by Human Development and Family Science
   Office of Research New Service Billing Portal Brown Bags
The Office of Research and Division of IT are excited to showcase our new Service Billing Portal. The portal allows you to view your billing information for our services and manage your billing MoCodes all in one online location. Find out more and see a demo at our introductory session on Dec. 11 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. The session location is Memorial Union Room N201A.

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   The Band Camino Concert
The Band Camino is coming to Mizzou on December 5 in Jesse Auditorium at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)! Take a much needed study break before finals week and celebrate Stop Day Eve with us and all your friends! Student tickets are $10, while public tickets are $15. They can be bought at the MU Student Center Box Office or at the Missouri Theatre! They can also be purchased on the phone by calling at (573) 882-3781. To stay up to date with our upcoming events follow us on social media @StuffToDoAtMU.

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   Want to Learn More About High Growth Business Processes?
MANGMT 8001 Section 3 Topics: Venture Financings, IPOs, and Direct Listings is a brand new fully online 3 CH course for Spring 2020 taught by an IPO lawyer (Mike Moesel, J.D.) from one of the most active and highly rated IPO law firms in Silicon Valley (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC in Palo Alto). Evening Zoom sessions will be held twice a week to allow you to log in from home.  Interested graduate students from all disciplines are welcome to enroll and there are no prerequisites for the course. Call the Management Department at 573-882-6556 for a permission number to enroll. Contact the instructor, Mike Moesel, directly at with questions about course content. Enroll quickly to assure yourself a spot!

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   Make Your Time Matter- Change a Child's Life! Jumpstart is Hiring for Spring 2020!
Jumpstart is an early childhood program matching students with 3-5 year old children with limited resources. Students serve as Jumpstart tutors, building children's language, literacy and social emotional skills to help prepare them for kindergarten. Jumpstart is offered as a work-study job paying $11/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! You must have availability on Tues./Thurs. from 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. To learn more and apply, please email Positions are filling fast, secure your spot now!

Announcement sponsored by MU Career Center
   Music Lessons for the New Year at the MU School of Music
The MU School of Music Community Music Program offers non-credit music instruction for students of all ages, on all instruments and voice. All lessons and classes are held on campus during the spring semester. Find information for individual lessons at: Or here for group piano classes for kids and adults:;

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   Community World Music Ensembles: Steel Pan and African Percussion - Register Today!
Join the Community World Music Ensembles this semester and learn how to play the Steel Pan and/or join the African Percussion ensemble. In the Steel Pan ensemble, we will play traditional calypsos and other musical styles while learning about the history of the pan and Trinidadian culture. The African Percussion ensemble welcomes anyone interested in studying music from Ghana, Guinea, and Zimbabwe in a comfortable group setting. Open to all ages! No prior percussion experience is necessary, but you must be able to read music for the steel pan ensemble. For more information visit:

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   2020 Faculty-Alumni Award Nominations NOW OPEN
Nominations for the 2020 Faculty-Alumni Awards, Distinguished Service Award and Distinguished Faculty Award are now open! These awards are the highest honor given to University of Missouri faculty and alumni by the Mizzou Alumni Association. You are invited to nominate candidates for next year. The nomination forms, criteria, instructions, etc. are on the Faculty-Alumni Awards website. Please submit your nominations by Monday, February 3rd, 2020. Please contact Carrie Lanham or James Saltat for any questions!

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   Apply now! $2,000 planning scholarship for study abroad
The new Council on International Initiatives Study Abroad Scholarship provides five $2,000 awards each year to MU freshmen or sophomores who are planning to study abroad. This planning scholarship can be used on any MU faculty-led study abroad program. Freshmen or sophomores who are first generation college students, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have demonstrated financial need are eligible to apply. Applications are due Jan. 1, 2020. Learn more and start your application.

Announcement sponsored by MU International Center
Winter weather is here. Join the Live Doppler 8 First Alert Weather team (Matt Beckwith, Tim Schmidt and Kenton Gewecke) for a half-hour special report on everything you need to know for the upcoming season. They'll use augmented reality to explain the science, give you tips on how to detect reliable information on social media, show you how to keep your family safe and much more. Watch the KOMU 8 STORM MODE WINTER WEATHER SPECIAL tomorrow at 6:30pm only on KOMU 8.

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