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9/15/2021

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@StuffToDo invites you to Tiger Fun Fest
Kickoff Family Weekend right at Tiger Fun Fest! There will be all kinds of carnival snacks including corndogs, popcorn, and much more! Also, test your knowledge of Mizzou during Trivia at Kuhlman Court on Friday, Septmeber 17 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.! Follow us on social media @StuffToDoAtMU.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programing Board
@StuffToDo invites you to Personal Safety Fair
Staying safe on campus-- it’s what your mom would want you to do! Representatives from around campus and Columbia will be distributing free safety and wellness goodies this Tuesday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Kuhlman Court. If you visit enough tables, you can trade in your event card for some free pizza!

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
@StuffToDo invites you to Fire Factor
Stake out a spot in Speaker’s Circle from 11:50 a.m. to 2 p.m. where Columbia Firemen set-up and burn down a model Res Life room, showing you how quickly disaster can strike and how you can keep yourself safe. Stay a while longer to chat with safety organizations on campus as you score free safety and wellness goodies. 

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
@StuffToDo invites you to Citizens Response to Active Threat Training
The Citizens Response to Active Threat Training is a course that takes a comprehensive approach to dealing with active shooter/violent intruder incidents that could occur in the workplace, school or public settings. Participants will learn how to react and respond to violent intruders by taking an active role in their own survival. Join us in Leadership Aud. on Wednesday, Sept. 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board
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 $11.15/hour, OR course credit towards graduation. Jumpstart tutors are also AmeriCorps members, which provides a $1340 award at the end of the year simply for completing your service! To learn more and apply, please email jamesbet@missouri.edu. Secure your spot now!

Announcement sponsored by MU Career Center
COVID Antibodies-in-Pregnancy and Breastfeeding study
Very little is known about whether the COVID-19 vaccines are more effective during pregnancy or after delivery. If you know anyone who is pregnant or recently delivered, and who would be willing to be part of our research study, please encourage them to sign up, at: https://muhealth.org/vaccine-in-breastfeeding. Our team is investigating the immune response to the COVID-19 vaccine in pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and their infants. Monetary compensation is available. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions. Our research study e-mail is covidpreg@missouri.edu.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health
Mizzou Homecoming Blood Drive - Register Today!
The annual Homecoming Blood Drive is September 27 - September 30 at the Hearnes Center. Stop by any time from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. to save 3 lives! This is the largest student-run blood drive in the nation. Help the Mizzou community donate more than 2,200 units of blood to local hospitals! Appointments are not necessary, but they can be made at www.redcrossblood.org.

Announcement sponsored by Mizzou Homecoming Steering Committee
Participants Needed for Post Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury Spasticity Clinical Trial
The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is seeking adults between 18 and 85 years of age suffering from moderate muscle spasticity (tightness) in the lower limb (leg/foot) following stroke or traumatic brain injury.  An investigational drug will be given by injection to determine if it may help relieve this muscle tightness.  Participants will attend up to 20 visits over 92 weeks in the PM&R clinic. Reimbursement is available to assist with travel expenses. For more information, contact Anne Bonnett, RN at bonnetta@health.missouri.edu or 573-884-6119.

Announcement sponsored by Joseph Burris Site 0010283 (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department)
MU Theatre presents Climate Change Theatre Action 2021
Life and Literature Performance Series: Climate Change Theatre Action Directors, Heather Carver, Kasey Lynch
Cutting-edge original and adapted works are featured every fall in the Life and Literature Performance Series. This year we are presenting plays from the international Climate Change Theatre Action Project: www.climatechangetheatreaction.com/about/. Come join us as we listen to new voices speaking to and about the ancient planet we inhabit through short plays and readings. Tickets $12 at theatre.missouri.edu, Studio 4, 7:30 p.m.: Sept. 22-25, 2:00 p.m.: Sept 26

Announcement sponsored by theatre
Participate in a Psychology Research Project
The Alcohol Cognitions Lab at the University of Missouri-Columbia is recruiting participants for a research study investigating alcohol use and decision making. Participation in this study involves two parts: 1) six weeks of responding to prompts on a smart phone and 2) four interviews about alcohol use and related behaviors. Participants must be 21-35 years old and will be compensated up to a total of $500 for study completion. Please email Jake Sauer (jdsp8m@umsystem.edu) for more information.

Announcement sponsored by Psychological Sciences
September 17 Constitution Day Double-Header
The Kinder Institute’s James E. Fleming & Linda C. McClain Constitution Day Lecture will be a twin bill this year. At 1 p.m. via Zoom, Princeton University Shelby M.C. Davis 1958 Professor of History Linda Colley will explore “Written Constitutions and the Printing Press,” followed at 3:30 p.m. in RJI 200 by Claremont McKenna Wohlford Professor of American Political Institutions George Thomas’ talk on “The (Un)written Constitution.” Details about attending can be found in the events posts, and any updates will be posted on Twitter, @MUDemocracy.

Announcement sponsored by Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
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.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Medicine
Female Participants Wanted - Sleep & Pain Treatment - MizZzou Sleep Research Lab
Are you a female with frequent aches and pains and 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 spin@missouri.edu (573-882-5113) or fill out this screening questionnaire to find out if you qualify! *Due to COVID-19, a number of precautions are in place to protect the health and safety of all individuals involved in research at MU.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Psychiatry
Telephone Interviewers Needed for Study of Missourians’ Health
The Health and Behavioral Risk Research Center (HBRRC) is accepting applications for part-time employment as a telephone interviewer. Successful applicants will receive training to conduct health-related surveys via computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI). HBRRC is conveniently located on campus at 1095 Virginia Ave, Suite 128 (first floor of Parking Structure (PS) 7, between the Missouri Orthopedic Institute and University Hospital and across from the Harry S Truman VA Hospital). Day, evening and weekend shifts are available. Look for our ad on Handshake, or Indeed (University of Missouri Telephone Interviewer); contact Jennifer (richmondje@health.missouri.edu; 573-884-1561) if you have questions.

Announcement sponsored by Health and Behavioral Risk Research Center, Dept. of Health Management & Informatics
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 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.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Medicine
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 $11.15/hour, OR course credit towards graduation. Jumpstart tutors are also AmeriCorps members, which provides a $1340 award at the end of the year simply for completing your service! To learn more, watch this Jumpstart video. To apply, please email jamesbet@missouri.edu.

Announcement sponsored by MU Career Center
MU CHILD DEVELOPMENT LAB HIRING
MU-College of Education & Human Development's Child Development Lab is hiring for the Fall 2021 Semester. Apply online at https://hrs.missouri.edu under Staff positions. Seeking a Lead Teacher (Job ID 35727), and Assistant teachers (Job ID's 36461 & 36614). These positions are full-time and benefit eligible. The CDL, is a teacher training laboratory school providing care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old, operating Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 12 months a year. We are also seeking part-time employees and work study students to cover various shifts throughout the day. If interested in a part-time position, please email the Director at MathewsM@missouri.edu.

Announcement sponsored by College of Education and Human Development
Overweight and obese volunteers needed for cardiovascular study!
The Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Department is recruiting overweight and obese men and women who are otherwise healthy, non-nicotine users between the ages of 18-45 for a research study examining the effect of low oxygen (similar to sleep apnea) on individuals. This study has one 30-minute screen visit via Zoom and one 4-hour research visit in MU-PAW (Gwynn Hall). Participants will be compensated for their time, effort and be provided with blood test and body composition results. 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, at limberglab@missouri.edu or visit www.mustudies.com to find out if you qualify!

Announcement sponsored by Department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITH MU ADVENTURE CLUB FALL 2021
MU-College of Education & Human Development’s Adventure Club Before & After School Program is currently accepting applications for Site Assistant for the Fall 2021 Semester.  Adventure Club is a before & after school program located in elementary schools in Columbia. Available shifts are 6:40 - 7:25 a.m. for the morning shift & 2:25 - 6:45 p.m. for the afternoon shift, M-F for one set of schools and 6:40 - 8:05 a.m. for the morning shift and 3:00 - 5:45 p.m. at another set of schools. Staff can work from 2-10 shifts per week. Starting pay is $11.15. To learn more, view our video at https://youtu.be/LmREYUevljY.  Applications are available at https://education.missouri.edu/

Announcement sponsored by College of Education & Human Development
Chestnut Roast Festival @ MU Horticulture & Agroforestry Research Center, New Franklin
The 15th Annual Missouri Chestnut Roast Festival is Sat., Oct. 2 at the MU Horticulture & Agroofrestry Research Center (HARC) in New Franklin from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy fresh roasted chestnuts sampling, live demonstrations, wagon rides, plant sales and local artisan vendors; presentations about Chestnut Trees, Pawpaw Production, Elderberry Uses and Mushroom Inoculation. South Howard Historical Society will conduct tours of the historic Hickman House. Rain or shine, always a family friendly event and open to the public. Service animals only; please leave pets at home. Visit these sites for schedule: harc.missouri.edu, centerforagroforestry.org or on Facebook @CenterForAgroforestry.

Announcement sponsored by Center for Agroforestry
FREE NOON MEDITATION FOR STUDENTS, STAFF, AND FACULTY
Take a Noon Meditation Break – the Pause that Refreshes. Take a break from stress & daily hassles and join other students staff & faculty for noon meditation (12:00-12:30). Regular meditation has been shown to decrease stress, anxiety, depression and improve a variety of health conditions. Experience various mindful meditation practices every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Sessions are held on Zoom: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/94733514997

Announcement sponsored by Student Health & Well-Being
Seeking Dementia Caregivers for Paid Zoom Interview Research
We are seeking caregivers to persons with dementia to participate in interview research. The purpose of the study is to learn more about how caregivers to persons with dementia use technology. Participants will complete a brief online survey and participate in a 50-minute interview over Zoom. Individuals who complete the study will receive a $20 Amazon gift card over email within 30 days of participation. To schedule participation, call 573-882-6940 or email mikulac@health.missouri.edu. Questions about the study can be directed to the lead investigator, Dr. Kiselica, at akiselica@health.missouri.edu.

Announcement sponsored by Health Psychology
Mizzou Alternative Breaks Weekend Trip applications are now open!
Are you interested in serving the greater Columbia community and getting to know other Mizzou students? Apply for a Mizzou Alternative Breaks Weekend trip! The weekend of October 22-24 groups of six students will serve with different orgranizations in the Columbia area. Past service sites include Habitat for Humanity, Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center and Columbia City of Refuge! Applications are open now through Sunday September 19. Apply here!

Announcement sponsored by Office of Student Engagement
Research Participants Needed for Study Investigating Alcohol Use
We are recruiting participants for a 12-month research study investigating alcohol use. Individuals between the ages of 21 and 29 who regularly drink alcohol (at least once a week) may be eligible. Participation is remote and, over the 12-month period, involves two Zoom meetings with lab staff, five web-based questionnaires and four 2-week periods of completing brief surveys on your smartphone. You will be compensated up to $690 for your participation. Please contact Dr. Trull and project staff at MUASTrullLab@missouri.edu for more information.

Announcement sponsored by Psychological Sciences
Free session: Residency 101 on Friday
There’s more to in-state residency than reduced tuition. Attend Residency 101 to ask questions and walk through the Missouri residency process with staff from the Registrar’s Office, Residential Life and MU Career Center. Join us during Family Weekend at 4 p.m., Sept. 17 in Allen Auditorium. This event is free and open to all MU students and their families.

Announcement sponsored by MU Residential Life