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Survey Week 2024: Speak Up Today!
Your voice can have a real impact on programs and services at Mizzou during Survey Week (Feb. 19-23). A survey invitation was sent to your MU student email Feb. 19, where you were asked to complete one of three surveys focused on sense of belonging, mental health concerns and more. You could also win Tiger Cash or an Amazon gift card by participating! Learn more today.

Announcement sponsored by Student Affairs
Seeking parents and 4–5-year-old children for research study on children’s play
Help us understand how children’s play supports their development! The Interdisciplinary Play & Prevention Lab at the University of Missouri is looking for families to participate in our research study about play in early childhood. Participation will include a 1-hour visit to the University of Missouri where parents and children will play and answer questions. $50 compensation will be provided. To qualify, your child must be 4-5 years of age. Covid-19 precautions will be taken during your visit. If you are interested, sign up at this link and we will contact you to schedule an appointment: For more information, contact Dr. Rachel Thibodeau-Nielsen at

Announcement sponsored by Human Development and Family Science
On Sun., Feb. 25, 7 p.m., Pulitzer Prize Finalist in music MARIA SCHNEIDER, one of today’s most accomplished composers & arrangers, will direct her star-studded N.Y.-based 18-piece orchestra. On Thurs., April 11, equally potent talent, PIANIST, ARTURO O’FARRILL, leads his quintet, “hosting” this season’s DR. CARLOS & LAURA PEREZ-MESA MEMORIAL CONCERT, which is produced in association with MU Arts & Science, April 10-12, AFRO-CUBAN LEGACIES CONFERENCE. People purchasing the Jazz Series “4+ Ticket Sampler” to either or both performances save $5/ticket. Student discounts are also available. Tickets:

Announcement sponsored by School of Music
Graduating Soon? Serve with the Missouri College Advising Corps!
Are you or someone you know seeking an opportunity to make a positive impact after graduation? Join the Missouri College Advising Corps (MCAC)! MCAC recruits, trains and places recent college graduates with a degree in any academic discipline as full-time, near-peer college advisers in partner high schools in the Kansas City, St. Louis and Southern Missouri regions. MCAC college advisers help students and their families aspire to a postsecondary education; identify a "best fit" postsecondary option and navigate college admissions, financial aid and planning processes. Join our 2024-2025 cohort and make a difference in the lives of students across the state. Learn more and apply at

Announcement sponsored by Office of Academic Access and Leadership Development
Young adults needed for an 8-week intervention examining effects of functional foods on health
Are you a young adult (18-35 years) of Black or non-Hispanic White ethnicity/race and with a weight status classified as overweight or obese? 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, two 3.5-hr and three 1-hr research visits and six to eight 1-hr dietary counseling/data collection visits (online possible). Total study duration is 10 weeks. Total compensation for study is $200. Study foods (fruits, vegetables, nuts) provided. For more information, contact Onyedika at

Announcement sponsored by Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
Adult subjects, ages 30-70 needed for a research study
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 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 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.

Announcement sponsored by Medicine
Looking for youth 11 to 17 years of age and their caregivers to participate in research
Psychologists in the University of Missouri Department of Health Psychology are conducting a research study to examine executive functioning, health behaviors and psychological functioning in children and their caregivers. The project is available to children 11 to 17 years of age and their parent or caregiver. The study consists of one in-person session on the MU campus. Youth and caregivers will complete assessments and questionnaires and height and weight will be measured. Families will be compensated and provided a summary of their results. Families interested in participating or who have questions should call the Mizzou Health Psychology Research Lab at 573-882-6832 or email Dr. Crystal Lim (PI) at

Announcement sponsored by Health Psychology
Social Drinkers Needed for App-Based Psychology Research Project
The Alcohol Cognitions Lab at the University of Missouri-Columbia is recruiting Latino and Black participants for a research study investigating alcohol use, culture and gender. Participation in this study involves two parts: 1) an online baseline session; and 2) two weeks of responding to prompts on a smart phone. Participants must be 21-29 years old and will be compensated up to a total of $100 for study completion. Please visit for more information. Principal Investigator: Olivia Warner.

Announcement sponsored by Psychological Sciences
Support academic growth at Show Me Research Week - Sign up to judge today
Show Me Research Week, Monday, April 8 - Friday, April 12, 2024, celebrates student scholarship in all disciplines across MU’s campus. Meant to showcase and inspire research and academic scholarship, the week’s events, presentations and speakers provide something useful regardless of your discipline. Help foster our learning environment by judging during SMRW’s symposium. We seek faculty to encourage your students to apply and provide feedback on oral and poster presentations for undergrads, graduate students and postdocs. Learn more about how to volunteer and make a difference by signing up now.

Announcement sponsored by Division of Research, Innovation and Impact
Register to share your scholarship at Show Me Research Week Symposium
Share your science and scholarship with the Mizzou community during Show Me Research Week April 8-12. We welcome undergraduate, graduate and professional students to submit poster and oral presentations for the 2024 symposium. This event celebrates and showcases research and creative accomplishments to the university and outside community, giving participants a chance to practice and compete while sharing their work. Poster and oral presentations occur on April 9, 10 and 11. Submissions close at noon on Wednesday, March 13, 2024. Find tips on how to best highlight your scholarship, a current event schedule and details on how to apply at Show Me Research Week 2024.

Announcement sponsored by Division of Research, Innovation and Impact
Healthy volunteers needed for cardiovascular study!
The Nutrition & Exercise Physiology Department is recruiting healthy, non-nicotine users, aged 18-45 for a research study examining the effect of low oxygen (like sleep apnea) in adults with and without obesity. This study has one 30-minute screen visit via Zoom and one 5-hour in-person research visit at Gwynn Hall. Participants are compensated for up to $100 after completion and provided blood cholesterol, blood sugar and body composition results. Please contact the Limberg Lab at or visit!

Announcement sponsored by Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
Is your child on track?
The Boone County Early Childhood Coalition (BCECC) can help you find out with free screening to assess the general development and social-emotional health of your children ages 2 months to 5 years who live in Boone County. The screening takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. BCECC staff will discuss results with you and share resources to support your family. Use the link to register and complete an age-appropriate survey for your child today.

Announcement sponsored by Psychiatry
Get your Taxes Done for FREE!
Free Tax Service! Why stress over taxes when we have IRS-certified volunteers ready to do your State & Federal taxes for you? We will also e-file and direct deposit your refund! If you live in Columbia, here are some options: Students Only - Office for Financial Success Tax Preparation For questions, email For Everyone - Please use [this link] to review virtual and in-person services with locations, hours and appointment information for the Columbia area and a list of what to bring to your tax appointment. Know someone who doesn't live in the Columbia area and wants a guaranteed free online service? Send them this:

Announcement sponsored by HHS Extension
Apply to Be a Part of the 2024-25 Kinder Institute Society of Fellows
Open to undergrads of any and all majors at Mizzou, the Kinder Institute’s Society of Fellows provides students with an opportunity to spend a full year exploring questions and texts that are central to understanding the complicated history of democracy in the U.S. and around the globe. The program kicks off with a three-day conference in August, and events exclusively organized for Fellows continue throughout the fall and spring semesters. The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 31, and an optional info session will run on Friday, March 8, at 12 p.m. in Jesse Hall 410. Applications materials can be found here, and contact Society of Fellows Program Coordinator Dr. Thomas Kane,, with any questions.

Announcement sponsored by Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
E-Week Shamrock Race in Collaboration with A&S Stuco Runner Sign-Up
MU E-week and A&S Stuco are teaming up for this year's Shamrock race! Join us on Sunday, March 10, at 9 a.m., in front of Lafferre by the columns. Secure your guarenteed T-shirt by signing up before February 20. Additional T-shirts will be availble for purchase on race day. Complete your registration by venmoing $20 to A&S Stuco or E-week. All proceeds will benefit Rainbow House in Columbia. Register for the race as a runner here: Sign up to be a volunteer to help co-ordinate the race here: For any questions, reach out to

Announcement sponsored by A&S Student Council
Registration is open for ELLIS FISCHEL CANCER CENTER REASEARCH DAY. Cancer Research Day is FREE and OPEN to the public, but registration is required for meals. Posters can be representative of anything cancer related and any work being done throughout Missouri. Post docs, fellows, graduates, residents and undergraduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts through April 1 by emailing To see more information about the schedule and our guest speakers please visit

Announcement sponsored by Ellis Fischel Cancer Center Research Administration
Financial Planning Academy, July 7-12 overnight camp, $150 per camper
The Financial Planning Academy, hosted at Mizzou, will teach your high schooler valuable skills related to financial planning, including topics such as investment strategies, education planning and tax planning. For just $150, your child will attend a weeklong camp, Sunday to Friday, learning about financial planning, working as a team with other high schoolers and participating in a range of fun activities. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity July 7-12 to invest in your child's future. Sign up for the Financial Planning Academy today and give your child a head start on their financial planning journey. For more info, visit the website: Apply here:

Announcement sponsored by Personal Financial Planning Program
Cat Bite Study
Help us determine if antibiotics are appropriate and the appropriate duration for people with cat bites to the hands and/or forearms with no active infection. We are actively enrolling participants to take part in a study related to cat bite treatment. Who can participate? People age 18+ who are not pregnant and have a cat bite within the last 24 hours to the hand or forearm. Cost of treatment will be covered as well as compensation for participation. Contact Division of Plastic Surgery-Dr. Kevin Klifto at 573-884-8176.

Announcement sponsored by Division of Plastic Surgery
E-Commerce and Retail Meet-Up!
Do you have an online business? Sell products or services? Join our meet up to share tips, ideas and stories with fellow entrepreneurs. We meet on the first Monday of each month @5 p.m. in Cornell Hall Room 16. Our March 6 meeting will feature guest speaker Kristen Graham Brown, Owner and COO of Hoot Design Company. Brown has been featured in publications like Forbes, USA Today and OK Magazine! For questions, please contact us at:

Announcement sponsored by The Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The MUHC Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and the Missouri Partnership to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening (MPICCS) has partnered with the American Cancer Society to host a “Strollin Through the Colon” event in the MU Hospital lobby on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. Living a healthy lifestyle through exercise, eating well and obtaining the recommended screenings can reduce one’s colorectal cancer risk. Please join us to learn more about colorectal cancer prevention!

Announcement sponsored by MUHC Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
Applications for ASUM Treasurer are open
ASUM advocates and represents fellow University of Missouri system students with Missouri lawmakers and Mizzou administrators. In addition, our chapter is dedicated to encouraging civic engagement on campus, hosting a variety of events to register students to vote and learn more about the election process. The treasurer works with the ASUM executive team to manage chapter finances, analyze the chapter and ASUM system budgets as well as process reimbursement requests for the ASUM's legislative interns. Applications are due Feb. 25, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Here's the link to apply: Please reach out to President Molly Miller at with any questions.

Announcement sponsored by Associated Students of the University of Missouri
Apply now for A&S Student Council Scholarship
The A&S Student Council is seeking two students who embody the skills and interests reflective of the College of Arts and Science. We invite applications from all COAS majors. Two $1,000 scholarships will be granted for an outstanding academic portfolio and an outstanding creative portfolio. The deadline to apply is March 1. Here’s the link to apply: The funds will be disbursed for the Fall 2024 semester. If you have any questions, please email

Announcement sponsored by A&S Student Council
“It’s Just Pot. What’s the Problem?” with Dr. Roneet Lev
As an emergency physician, Dr. Lev treats patients with some form of cannabis poisoning every shift. At the beginning of her career, she had never heard of such a thing. Now it’s a daily diagnosis. The deans of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences are thrilled to bring Dr. Lev to Mizzou as the inaugural keynote speaker for the Three Deans’ Lecture Series noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 13. Dr. Lev will share cases from the front lines and the science that people should know in order to make informed decisions. Space is limited. Register by March 5 to receive a complimentary boxed lunch.

Announcement sponsored by the Deans of the College of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing
STEM Cubs Volunteer Applications Open
STEM Cubs will be hosting its Spring 2024 camp Saturday, March 16, where kids K-8 engage in STEM lessons and activities. Apply now to become a volunteer! No STEM experience required. Morning, afternoon and full day sessions available. In-person training session, to be held March 13, at 5 p.m. in Townsend Hall, required to volunteer. Spaces are filling up fast! To apply, visit our website at

Announcement sponsored by IDE Academic Access and Leadership Development, Education and Human Development, Engineering
STEM Cubs Spring 2024 Participant Applications Open
STEM Cubs will be hosting FREE camps on Saturday, March 16 on Mizzou's campus for kids K-8. Students will learn about scientific concepts, building interest in STEM fields, engage with hands-on experiments and connect with other aspiring scientists. K-5th grade and Middle Connections (6th-8th) programs offer morning and afternoon sessions for 3 hours of fun and engaging learning experiences. Sign-up your young scientists now, and spread the word! Acceptances will be sent out starting March 4. To sign up and choose a session, visit our website at:

Announcement sponsored by IDE Academic Access and Leadership Development, Education and Human Development, Engineering
Power BI & SQL for Data Science Short Course Available!
On March 16, 2024 (Saturday) the Department of Statistics, University of Missouri-Columbia is organizing an online self paced short course on Power BI & SQL for Data Science. The course will provide a gentle introduction of Power BI for basic statistical modeling, calculations and interactive dashboard creating. The course is designed for graduate, undergraduate, faculties, staff and other interested professionals. The course fee is very nominal. Full detail information can be found in the website.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Statistics