MU Info - 8/15/2018

   Apply (or nominate a student) for the Emerging Leaders Retreat!
A two-and-a-half day, off-campus community leadership education experience for first-year students! The Office of Student Engagment will lead student through personal development exercises, teambuilding games and a community impact project all while immersed in a camp-like atmostphere with 30 other like-minded students. Apply HERE or nominate a student HERE. Email with questions.

Announcement sponsored by Office of Student Engagement
   American Sign Language: 8-wk Community Classes starting Aug. 21 or Aug. 23. Great professional development opportunity!
Two options for Beginning ASL community classes offered Tuesdays or Thursdays from 5:45-7 p.m. for 8 weeks starting August 21 or August 23. For those with previous ASL experience, there will be an Intermediate/Advanced class on Thursdays from 7:15-8:30 p.m. The Beginning ASL class will introduce the fundamentals of sign language. The Intermediate/Advanced classes will continue these skills. Contact Dr. Logan at if you are interested in registering or if you would like more information. Anyone is welcome to join the class! Cost of the 8-week class is $100. Payment options are available as needed. This class is so much fun and completely stress-free! Join with a friend!!
Announcement sponsored by Dept of Communication Science and Disorders
   Volunteers Needed for the Missouri Crisis Line/Text Line
The Missouri Crisis Line/Text Line is a 24-hour telephone/texting crisis hotline. We offer a great one-on-one experience with flexible scheduling. We ask that you VOLUNTEER one 3-hour shift a week and one overnight (11 p.m.-7 a.m.) a month. Our next new volunteer training will be September 10 and 12 (5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.), September 15 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) and September 17 and 19 (5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.). This is a 40 hour training consisting of in class training and self study. All days are required, but you can miss a day due to scheduling issues. If you are interested: please email Teresa at or call 573-445-5005 (ask for Teresa).

Announcement sponsored by Department of ESCP
   Make Your Time Matter – Change a Child’s Life! Jumpstart is Recruiting for 2018-2019!
Jumpstart is an early childhood program matching students with low-income, at-risk 3-5 year old children. Students serve as Jumpstart Tutors building children's language and literacy skills to help prepare them for kindergarten. Jumpstart is offered as a work-study job paying $10/hour, OR course credit towards graduation. Jumpstart Tutors are also AmeriCorps members, which provides a $1250 award at the end of the year simply for completing your service! To learn more and apply, please email Positions are filling fast, secure your spot now!

Announcement sponsored by MU Career Center
   Interdisciplinary Family Research Group Seeking Members
Faculty, post-docs, grad students, and research/extension staff interested in contemporary family relationships across the life span are invited to join an interdisciplinary research group forming this fall. Our goal is to hold monthly seminar meetings highlighting the broad work relating to families being conducted on campus/in Columbia, while also developing a research participant database (currently has IRB contingent approval). All disciplines are welcome!  If you are interested in being a part of this effort, please complete this very brief (3 minutes) survey: Or for more information, contact Dr. Nicole Campione-Barr,

Announcement sponsored by Psychological Sciences
   Trulaske Study Abroad in Berlin and Barcelona Over Winter Break 2019
The Trulaske College of Business is offering an undergraduate intersession course over Winter break in International Business. Students will visit five companies in Berlin, Germany and five in Barcelona, Spain. This is a 3-credit MU course taught in English. Course dates are 27 December 2018 -12 January 2019. No previous business coursework requiredApplication deadline October 9. Open to ALL majors. If interested, please contact Student Managers: Maddie Breedlove ( or Tyler Norman ( For other program details, visit or contact us at

Announcement sponsored by Trulaske International Programs
   Trulaske Study Abroad in South America Over Winter Break 2019
The Trulaske College of Business is offering an undergraduate intersession course over Winter break in International Business. Students will visit companies in Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina. This is a 3-credit MU course taught in English. Course dates are 27 December 2018 -12 January 2019. No previous business coursework required. Application deadline October 9.  Open to ALL majors. If interested, please contact Student Managers: Crystal Wiggins ( or Yuriel Merriweather (  For other program details, visit or contact us at

Announcement sponsored by Trulaske International Programs
   Trulaske Study Abroad in New Zealand & Australia over Winter Break 2019
Celebrate New Year's Eve, 2018 in New Zealand and earn 3 credit course, including company visits; combined with (optional) outdoor adventures in Queenstown and other areas. Finish with 5 days in Sydney. Course dates are 27 December 2018 -12 January 2019. No previous business coursework required. Registration deadline - Oct 9. Open to ALL majors. For more information, contact Student Managers: Gavin O’Brien (, Lovell Cox ( or Sarah Stannard ( For other program details, visit or contact us at

Announcement sponsored by Trulaske International Programs
MU-College of Education Adventure Club Before & After School Program is currently accepting applications for Site Assistants for the Fall 2018 semester. Adventure Club is located in 21 elementary schools in Columbia. If you like working with kids, come join our team.  Available shifts 6:40-7:25 a.m. morning shift & 2:25-6:00 p.m. afternoon shift, M-F for one set of schools and 6:40-8:05am morning shift and 3:00-6:00 p.m. at another set of schools. Staff can work from 2-10 shifts\week and consistent schedule for the semester. Starting pay $9.00. Applications available at 109 Hill Hall, 101 Park De Ville, Suite D or at Call us at 884-2582 with questions.

Announcement sponsored by College of Education
   10 Hours to Strong, Healthy Relationships!
ShowMe Healthy Relationships has FREE classes for couples and singles! Strengthen your committed relationship or learn to choose a great partner when ready. 5-week classes start in Aug! Couples: 7 Principles for a Healthy Relationship helps couples build friendship, manage conflict, and work as a team. New class: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 8/28-9/25. Singles: PICK a Partner helps you be mindful in choosing a partner when ready. Learn to look at your personal goals, past relationship patterns, and what to look for when exploring a new relationship. New class: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 8/28-9/25. Contact Emily Logan or Diana Jackson.

Announcement sponsored by MU Extension and the Department of Human Development & Family Science
   NEW Undergraduate Public Health Courses
Still looking for an elective for fall? The Bachelor of Health Science in Public Health (BPH) has new public health courses available! Courses include: Emergency Preparedness for Public Health, Chronic Disease & Public Health, Principles of Environmental Health for Public Health, Issues in Aging, and many more! Check out the new courses at

Announcement sponsored by BHS in Public Health
   Research Opportunity for Young Adult Drinkers
We seek current drinkers ages 18-20 to participate in a paid research study. Participants will complete questionnaires and behavioral tests in the laboratory and use a smartphone app to record their daily experiences. To learn more, please visit Eligible participants who complete all study activities will earn between $325 and $475. Participation will take place in 3 phases, separated by 7-8 months, over the course of 17 months. Participation is voluntary and participants can withdraw at any time without penalty. The Principal Investigators for this study are Drs. Bruce Bartholow and Thomas Piasecki, they can be reached at

Announcement sponsored by Department of Psychological Sciences
   Research Participants Needed
We are looking for men and women between the ages of 18 and 50 who are regular cannabis smokers, (3+) times per week, for a study looking at cannabis use in the community. Study participants will complete questionnaires and interviews as well as provide information on cannabis use during two visits to the research lab. You will be compensated $25.00 for your time and participation.  Please contact Dr. Trull or project staff at 882-1122 or

Announcement sponsored by Psychological Sciences
   Sign Up for Tiger's Lair and Zou Crew!
Join the official cheering sections for Mizzou Football and Basketball! Benefits of joining include sitting in the best seats in the house, a section T-shirt, special trips, events, and giveaways. You must have previously purchased your Student Season Ticket Combo or Football Only Ticket Package from Mizzou Athletics. Cost to join is $25 per section. Sign-ups begin Wednesday, August 15th at First Roar or online at 8:00 p.m. Visit or to sign up.

Announcement sponsored by Campus Activities, Mizzou Spirit, Brookside
   Master Gardener Class to Begin September 11
Become a Master Gardener by signing up for the 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday evening class starting September 11 through December 11, at the Boone County Extension Center, 1012 North Hwy UU, Columbia. The cost of the class is $150. Registration deadline is August 31. You are eligible for the class if you have some knowledge or experience in gardening, and if you want to learn and provide research-based horticulture information to the public. An application to signup can be downloaded at or contact Kent Shannon by email at  For more information, please call 573-445-9792.

Announcement sponsored by Boone County - University of Missouri Extension
   Overweight and Sedentary? Participants are needed for Cardiovascular Research Study.
Are you diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, overweight, and aged 35-65? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a Cardiovascular Research Study examining whether walking may improve vascular function and insulin sensitivity. You may be placed into either a walking group or a control group. Subjects placed in the walking group will participate in supervised and unsupervised sessions of walking several days per week for 8 weeks. Experimental visits determining insulin sensitivity and vascular function will take place before and after the intervention. Monetary compensation for completion of the study will be provided. For further information, contact Lauren Walsh

Announcement sponsored by Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
   Catholic Welcome Week Events & Mass!
The Catholic Student Association invites all to attend their Welcome Week events at the Newman Center!  Welcome BBQ (Sat, 12pm @ Francis Quad). Join us for our annual Welcome Mass on the Quad at 8pm on Traditions Plaza. Also join us during syllabus week for Root Beer Floats (Mon, 8pm @ Newman) and Fiesta Night (Wed, 7:30pm @ Newman).  Newman is located at the corner of Tiger Ave and Turner Ave, just west of the Alumni Center and Business School.  Weekend Mass schedule: Saturday at 5pm; Sunday at 9am, 11am, 5pm, and 8pm (Student Mass).  Students are welcome at all Masses, but the 8pm Mass is specifically for you!  Visit us online at or follow us on Twitter @CoMoNewmanCSA.

Announcement sponsored by Catholic Student Association
   Graduate Certificate in Life Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The School of Medicine offers a certificate program in Life Science Innovation & Entrepreneurship both in a traditional classroom setting and online.  A collaborative program among School of Medicine, College of Engineering & Trulaske College of Business, the program will prepare participants for a wide range of employment opportunities and provide core skills for entrepreneurial endeavors.  Courses offered online in fall, 2018 are Scientific Discoveries Leading to Life Sciences Innovation, and Commercialization of Life Science Innovations; the on-campus course will be Design & Development in Biomedical Innovation.  Please contact Dr. Anandhi Upendran, for more information.

Announcement sponsored by MU Institute for Clinical and Translational Science
   MU Community Orchestra Seeking Musicians
Do you play a string or wind instrument? Are you interested in playing with a low key orchestra ensemble that meets on campus one evening a week for 75 minutes? The Mid-Missouri Community Orchestra, sponsored by the MU School of Music Community Music Program, welcomes new members for the fall semester. The orchestra plays intermediate level pieces and performs a concert at the end of each semester at a retirement home. Registration and more information available at

Announcement sponsored by School of Music
   Music Lessons for All Ages at the MU School of Music

Did you know the MU School of Music offers non-credit vocal and instrumental music instruction for students of all ages through our Community Music Program? Private lessons or group classes available. Find out more information about private lessons at; or for group piano classes, visit for Experiencing Piano for Kids (ages 6-9) or for Experiencing Piano for Adults.

Announcement sponsored by School of Music