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4/7/2021

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Jumpstart is Hiring for Fall 2021-Change a Child's Life!
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 $1300 award at the end of the year simply for completing your service! You must have availability on both Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. To learn more and apply, please email jamesbet@missouri.edu. Secure your spot now! All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.

Announcement sponsored by MU Career Center
Healthy men and women needed for a research study on vascular disease risk
The Department of Medicine and the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology are seeking individuals between 18-45 years of age who do not use tobacco to participate in a research study that investigates the effect of physical inactivity and increase soda consumption on vascular health. Monetary compensation is available.  Study will last 2 weeks. If you are interested in participating, please contact Dr. Camila Manrique by email at manriquec@health.missouri.edu. Note: Due to COVID-19, a number of precautions are in place to protect the health and safety for all individuals involved in research at MU. All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Medicine
Young adults needed for 8-wk study examining effects of functional foods on health
Are you a young adult (18-25 years, BMI: 25-45 kg/m2) of Black or non-Hispanic White ethnicity/race with no food allergies? If so, you might be eligible to participate in a study examining the effects of functional foods on health outcomes. This study involves a 1-hr screening visit, three 3-hr and two 1-hr research visits, and eight 1-hr dietary counseling/data collection visits (online possible). Total compensation for study is $200. For more information, contact Rebecca at MuNepDhillonLab@missouri.eduDue to COVID-19, a number of precautions are in place to protect the health and safety of all individuals involved in research at MU. COVID-19 screening will occur prior to in-person contact. All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
Crisis Line Volunteers Needed!
The Missouri Crisis Line is a 24-hour telephone, text line and online (chat) hotline. We offer a great one on one experience with flexible scheduling. Our next volunteer training will start April 12th (5:30 - 9:30 p.m.) with a combination of synchronous learning (via Zoom) and asynchronous content. Training concludes on April 21st. This is a 40 hour training with a combination of zoom instruction and self-study. All days are required, but you can miss a day due to scheduling issues. For a full training schedule, more details and to sign up, please visit our volunteer registration website here. Questions can be directed to loganste@health.missouri.edu.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Educational, School & Counseling Psychology
Project Mgmt Training in April and May, earn grad credit
The eMINTS National Center at the College of Education is offering "Project Management in an Agile World" virtual training April 9 - May 21, 2021 - Fridays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost is $99 for course only. For one hour of graduate credit, add another $50. Instructors are Andrew Stewart, Project Management Professional at Bayer, and Michelle Kendrick from the eMINTS National Center. For more information and course registration, please visit https://tinyurl.com/2gpwb9p3 or contact Tad Brinkerhoff, director of eMINTS National Center at brinkerhoffc@missouri.edu. Sign up today and move your team and your career forward.

Announcement sponsored by eMINTS National Center at the College of Education
Adult subjects, ages 30-70 needed for a research study on vascular disease risk
The Department of Medicine – Division of Endocrinology is seeking individuals between 30-70 years of age who do not use tobacco to participate in a research study. New treatments will be investigating the impact of blood pressure medication on vascular function. Monetary compensation is available. Study will last 6 months. If you are interested in participating, please contact Dr. Camila Manrique by email at MUENDOManriqueLab@health.missouri.eduNote: Due to COVID-19, a number of precautions are in place to protect the health and safety for all individuals involved in research at MU. All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Medicine
Research Participants Wanted
We are recruiting participants for a research study investigating cannabis and alcohol use. You may be eligible if you are 18-45 years old and regularly use cannabis and alcohol at the same time (2+ times per week). Participation involves two brief web-based meetings, and you will be asked to complete smartphone app surveys for 14 days. You will be compensated $90 for your participation. Please contact Dr. Trull and project staff at muastrulllab@missouri.edu for more information. All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.

Announcement sponsored by Psychological Sciences
Parent & Teen Participants Wanted – Online Study – MizZzou Sleep Research Lab
If you are a parent of a teen aged 13-18 years, you and your teen may be eligible for a new online research study at MizZzou Sleep Research Lab (University of Missouri-Columbia). All participants will receive compensation for participation in this study. This study requires no in-person contact. To learn more or find out if you and your teen qualify for the online study, contact the lab at nairn@health.missouri.edu or 573-882-7662. All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Psychiatry
Earn an IT minor, certificate simultaneously
Earn a minor in Information Technology and pick up a certificate along the way! Take 15 credit hours for the IT minor at the same time you complete 12 hours for the certificate of your choice. Choose from cybersecurity, media technology and design, or web and mobile app development. The IT minor will equip you with traditional IT skills while also allowing you to explore innovative integrations of media and interactive design. Cater your studies to your interests as you prepare for the careers of tomorrow. Learn more: https://engineering.missouri.edu/academics/it/it-degrees. All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.

Announcement sponsored by Information Technology Program
Live Music
Live music is still on! Join us on Thursday, April 15 on Kuhlman Court at 6 p.m. to listen to Melancholia, a local indie pop band! Enjoy the evening with some nice weather and great tunes! To stay informed about any updates regarding our events, follow us on social media @StuffToDoAtMU. All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
Join the Gentle Doctor Benefit with a virtual Pajama & Pets Party, April 10
At the College of Veterinary Medicine, we are taking our favorite event and making it a virtual party at home where you can “hoof it up at a paw-ty with your pets” on April 10. We have two exciting raffles: a garnet & diamond necklace from KT Diamond Jewelers and 20 scratchers tickets! Items you can bid on include several trips, pet-themed and hand-crafted items, home décor and more. Raffle tickets are on sale now; silent auction opens April 7, 10 a.m.; and the virtual program airs via Zoom on April 10, starting with a Pet Parade at 6:45 p.m! Proceeds from the event help fund veterinary student scholarships. Text GDB2021 to 243725 or go to bidpal.net/gdb2021 to register for free.

Announcement sponsored by College of Veterinary Medicine Advancement
April Colloquia at the Kinder Institute
Post-Spring Break programming at the Kinder Institute starts on Friday, April 9, with UVA Prof. of Politics Kevin Duong’s talk on anticolonial and neoliberal views of universal suffrage, followed on April 16 with McGill University Tomlinson Prof. of Political Theory Jacob T. Levy’s colloquium on “Rethinking the Separation of Powers.” Both events will take place at 3:30pm via Zoom, and more details about each can be found here. Contact Thomas Kane, KaneTC@missouri.edu, to get on the list of people who receive Zoom links for all KICD events.

Announcement sponsored by Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
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 MUENDOManriqueLab@health.missouri.edu. All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.

Announcement sponsored by Medicine
PEOPLE WITH PTSD NEEDED FOR RESEARCH STUDY
The MU Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory is seeking people aged 18-40 with a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to participate in a research study. Participants will complete 2 sessions on the MU campus that will last about 1 hour each where they will be asked to complete tasks assessing their ability to solve problems. Participants must have no history of head injury (e.g., TBI, concussion), no current psychological diagnosis aside from PTSD (e.g., major depressive disorder), and be able to withhold caffeine, alcohol and exercise for 12-hours prior to the study visits.  Monetary compensation is provided for participation.  If you are interested, please contact Amy Costa at ancccb@mail.missouri.edu. All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Radiology
Looking to the Future: Envisioning Sustainability and Transparency in Today's Fashion Supply Chain
The University of Missouri’s Textile and Apparel Management program presents a virtual forum that aims to be a platform for students to engage with industry experts and educators on questions, issues and challenges regarding sustainability and transparency in the fashion industry. The COVID-19 pandemic will reshape values around sustainability and wake up fashion consumers and companies to focus on sustainability-related issues. For retailers and consumers, increasing communication regarding supply chain transparency will help consumers understand companies’ efforts towards sustainability. The event will take place April 12th, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (U.S. Central Time) Zoom Meeting ID: 983-531-8901

Announcement sponsored by Textile and Apparel Management Department
MALE PARTICIPANTS WANTED - Sleep & Pain Treatment - MizZzou Sleep Research Lab
Are you a male with frequent aches and pains & difficulty sleeping? You may be eligible to participate in a research study that is testing a drug-free Sleep and Pain treatment at the MizZzou Sleep Research Lab. Participants will receive compensation for participation in the study. Please contact the lab today at 573-882-8881 or spin@missouri.edu to find out if you qualify! *Due to COVID-19, a number of precautions are in place to protect the health and safety for all individuals involved in research at MU. All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Psychiatry
Mothers and Adolescents (12-to-16 years) Needed for a Study on Family Storytelling and Well-Being
We are recruiting adolescents (12-to-16-years) and mothers to participate in a research project looking at family storytelling. Families must speak and read English fluently to participate. Families will be asked to virtually meet with a research assistant via video teleconference program, then complete follow-up questionnaires at a second time point four months later. Each session is expected to last 1 hour. For each completed study session, families will be compensated a $25 Amazon gift card. If interested, please visit https://pydlab.org/participants-needed/ to learn more about the project and complete some screener questions. The primary investigator of this study is Mikayla Ell (maell@mail.missouri.edu).

Announcement sponsored by Psychological Sciences
Participants are needed for an Eye-Tracker study about favorable hospital environments
The department of Architectural Studies is seeking individuals to participate in a research study. This research will investigate the most favorable hospital spaces for patients. The participants will indicate their preference while wearing eye-trackers to track your eyes on a computer monitor and face mask to protect COVID-19. Monetary compensation ($10) is available if you complete 30 minute experiment. The study requires completion of one visit to Architectural Studies. If you are interested in participating please contact Suyeon Bae, PhD by email at suyeonbae@missouri.edu. Note: Due to COVID-19, the participants will be asked about their health conditions and requried to wear masks regarding COVID-19 symptoms. All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.

Announcement sponsored by College of Human Environmental Sciences
Nominate an undergraduate student for the Unsung Hero Award!
Do you know an undergraduate student who goes above and beyond in their position at Mizzou? Do they represent dedication, creativity and integrity? We want to give them the recognition they deserve. Nominate someone you know at the link below for them to receive the Unsung Hero Award! Applications are open now and due April 9.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
Celebrate Undergraduate Research Week at Mizzou – April 19th-24th
Celebrate Undergraduate Research Week at Mizzou (April 19-24)! Featured events and exhibitions include the Spring Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievements Forum (opening online April 21), a new Humanities Symposium, display of winning Visual Art & Design Showcase projects and films, panel discussions, professional development workshops, and announcement of the 2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentors of the Year. Check out the website for a full list of programming. All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.

Announcement sponsored by Office of Undergraduate Research
Political Violence, Regional Conflicts and the Threat to Democracy: Reflections from Nigeria and Ethiopia
Join us for the second session of this webinar series exploring domestic extremism and the threat to democracy. At noon Thursday, April 8, this session, hosted by the University of the Western Cape, will explore the regional conflicts in Ethiopia and its destabilizing impact on the countries in the Horn of Africa. Boko Haram is involved in an armed conflict with the Nigerian government, including its tactic of the kidnapping of young girls for political leverage. This session will offer critical insights into the manner in which extremism and regional conflict affect children’s rights, human rights and democracy. See International Programs Events for more information.

Announcement sponsored by MU International Programs
Embroidery Activity Kit
Are you in a "stitch" and looking for something relaxing to do with your friends? Pick up CAPB's Embroidery Activity Kit from 11-3 p.m. on April 8 and 9 at Kuhlman Court! Each kit will also include coloring books you can complete outside while soaking up the sun! In addition, students can pick up a kit and complete it in-person from 6-8 p.m. on April 8 in The Shack for the first 30 attendees. All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
Pregnant or Young Mothers (18-35 years of age) Needed for Focus Group
Are you pregnant or do you have a young child? The University of Missouri is looking for WIC eligible young women to participate in an online research study on enrollment barriers for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). This study involves a 90-minute online focus group (via zoom) and compensation for participation is a $30 Walmart e-gift card. Sessions will be conducted on April 10, 17 and 24. For more information or to sign up, please contact Dr. Irma Arteaga at wic.project@missouri.edu or click here.

Announcement sponsored by Division of Applied Social Sciences
MU Theatre presents Jose Rivera's Marisol, a magical realism play about the apocalypse
Marisol, by José Rivera, an Obie Award-winning, Oscar-nominated playwright, directed by Xiomara Cornejo. In a world where apples are extinct, and people turn into mounds of salt, the angels plot an epic battle to save the human race. Marisol, a Puerto-Rican woman from the Bronx, embarks on a magical journey through the apocalypse to survive on her own. Live stream April 15th at 7:00 p.m. Recorded performance April 16 through Friday April 23. Tickets $10 at theatre.missouri.edu

Announcement sponsored by theatre
Children with ASD wanted for Research Study - MizZzou Sleep Research Lab
Do you have a child 6-12 years old with Autism Spectrum Disorder who has trouble sleeping? You and your child may be eligible to participant in a research study that is testing sleep treatments at the MizZzou Sleep Research Lab. Participants will receive compensation for participation in the study. Please contact the MizZzou Sleep Research Lab today at 573-882-3806 or recharge@missouri.edu to find out if you qualify! *Due to COVID-19, a number of precautions are in place to protect the health and safety for all individuals involved in research at MU and the Thompson Center. All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.

Announcement sponsored by MU Psychiatry, Thompson Center
Regular meat-eaters needed for online study on consumer’s food purchases
The Division of Applied Social Sciences is looking for 18 years old or older regular meat-eaters (consume meat at least 4 ½ servings a week) to participate in an online supermarket study in April 15 and 16, 2021. The study lasts approximately 40 minutes and participants will receive $5 in cash and 2 food products as compensation. You will curbside pickup your payment the day after your study session at Memorial Union Visitor Parking Lot. If you are interested in participating, please sign up for the most convenient session: https://calendly.com/dassonlinestudy/food-purchases For more information, please contact No-Ya Yu at ny6b3@mail.missouri.edu. All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.

Announcement sponsored by Division of Applied Social Sciences
Film: Legally Blonde
"Whoever said orange is the new pink is seriously disturbed."- Elle Woods. To hear more accurate quotes like this from Elle, join us for this week's film! We will be showing Legally Blonde at Kuhlman Court at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 9. Don't forget your mask! To stay informed about any updates regarding our events, be sure to check our social media @StuffToDoAtMU.  All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
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 (PeerRelationsLab@missouri.edu) to schedule a visit if their child is interested. All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.

Announcement sponsored by Psychological Sciences
Master Pollinator Steward Course
Pollinators — such as bees, birds, butterflies, bats and insects — play a crucial role in the production of most fruits and vegetables. Learn how to protect our gardens, food supply, and agricultural economy with the Master Pollinator Steward program.  The class will be provided weekly over six weeks, May 19 to June 23, on Wednesday (primary course content, delivered via Zoom) and Fridays (outdoor, face-to-face activities), 10:00 a.m. to noon.  The Friday sessions will be held in the Columbia / mid-Missouri area.  Course fee is $100, includes resource manual.  For more details and registration, visit: https://extension.missouri.edu/events/mid-missouri-master-pollinator-steward

Announcement sponsored by MU Extension - Boone County
Within Reach: Zero Hunger is April 12-15! Register for Free Today!
The Deaton Institute is excited to announce the inaugural Within Reach conference, with the theme of Zero Hunger hosted April 12-15, 2021, on a computer screen near you. With renowned World Food Prize Laureates, international food security powerhouses like Catherine Bertini and Roger Thurow and many scientists, business executives and others, this conference will inspire, empower and challenge students to take action against hunger in a world plagued by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, virtual education and economic hardship. University of Missouri students, staff and faculty can register here at no cost using the code 2021MUWITHINREACH at checkout. Zero Hunger is Within Reach!

Announcement sponsored by Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development
Keep Your Keys for the Caregiver
You are invited to a Zoom Keep Your Keys for the Caregiver on April 21, 2021 at 11:00. The Injury Prevention Team received a grant from State Farm and MODOT to work with older drivers and their caregivers in an attempt to keep them safe on the roads. Family members play a key role in noticing changes in driving ability and can do certain things to help their loved one approach driving retirement. This role should be approached with care and compassion. Our presentation focuses on the steps from beginning the conversation through the implementation of a plan. Contact Beth Koster, Coordinator of Outreach to register for this presentation. kosterb@health.missouri.edu

Announcement sponsored by Trauma Outreach and Injury Prevention
Participants for research study "Attention to Faces"
We are looking for White non-Hispanic participants age 18+ for a research study investigating neural processes related to attention. In the research study, you will complete a computer-based task where you see a number of faces while your brain activity is recorded. The study will take about 120 minutes to complete and you will receive $25. To be compatible with EEG, your hair must be at least 1 inch long. EEG set up involves getting gel in your hair (it washes out easily with water and you will have the opportunity to wash out your hair once the experiment is done). The study will take place in 121 Psychology Building. Please email Sandie Keerstock at skeerstock@missouri.edu with subject: "Research study: Attention to Faces" All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.

Announcement sponsored by Psychological Sciences
Healthy volunteers needed for paid cardiovascular study!
The Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Department is recruiting healthy men and women who are non-nicotine users between the ages of 18-45 for a research study examining the effect of low oxygen (similar to sleep apnea) in normal weight and overweight individuals. This study has one 30-minute screen visit via Zoom and one 2-hour research visit in MU-PAW (Gwynn Hall). Participants will be compensated for their time and effort. Due to COVID-19, a number of precautions are in place to protect the health and safety for all individuals involved in research at MU. Please contact Jennifer, Research Coordinator, at limberglab@missouri.edu or visit www.mustudies.com to complete a short questionnaire to find out if you qualify! All in-person activities on the MU campus must follow Show Me Renewal Guidelines.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology