MU Info - 7/17/2019

   MU Theatre presents Ragtime the Musical. Family-friendly fun for ages nine and up!
Ragtime the Musical, by Terrence McNally. Music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Directed by Joy Powell. Set in the ever-changing landscape of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together as the protagonists confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America. 6pm: July 13, 7pm: July 11 – 12 and July 18-20 2pm: July 14, 17, 21. Tickets are $16, Youth under 17, $10. Purchase online or at the box office from 2-5 pm, M-F. Or call 573-882-PLAY (7529). Online at

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   Residential Life needs YOU to help move-in new Tigers!
Fall 2019 is quickly approaching and we need more volunteers to help welcome new Tigers as they move into their residence halls Saturday, August 10 and Wednesday, August 14. The Department of Residential Life depends on hundreds of Mizzou faculty, staff, and students to help make move-in an amazing experience for incoming students and their families. Volunteers are needed for the following shifts both Saturday and Wednesday: 8-12pm, 11am-3pm and 2-6pm. If you, your department, or student organization would like to help, please sign up here by July 19: Questions or concerns? E-mail

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   Study Abroad in South Africa — Winter Intersession 2020 — open to all majors
Visit South Africa this winter break through our ENGR 3000: EDGEs study abroad course. Students will increase their cultural competency through lessons in diversity, inclusion and equity, as it relates to being a global engineering leader. In addition, students will experience a full-day safari in Kruger National Park, visit a rural Zulu village and meet the residents, and explore the sites of Johannesburg and Cape Town while learning the history of Apartheid and how the country has developed into a multicultural democracy. Earn three hours of upper-level humanities or social science credits. Honors credit available. Deadline for registration is Thursday, Oct. 3. For more information or to apply, contact

Announcement sponsored by Engineering Study Abroad
   Join us to Learn about HMI Degree Programs and How They Prepare You for Leadership in Your Health Care Career
Increasingly a Master’s Degree is becoming essential for leadership and management roles in health care. MU’s Department of Health Management and Informatics offers one of the top accredited Master's in Health Administration and M.S. in Health Informatics degrees in the U.S.  HMI would like to invite you to join us for a free boxed lunch and to learn more about our programs on Wednesday, July 24th  from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the CS&E Bldg Rm CE706.  Two program types are available to accommodate both traditional and adult working professional students.  To learn more about the program before you visit us go to: Please RSVP to Veronica at

Announcement sponsored by Health Management and Informatics, School of Medicine
   Type 2 diabetic men and women are needed for a research study on vascular disease risk.
The Department of Medicine-Division of Endocrinology is seeking diabetics between 55-75 years of age who do not use tobacco to participate in a research study. New treatments will be investigated to reduce the level of uric acid in the blood. These treatments could include a diet or use of a drug commonly used to reduce uric acid. Monetary compensation is available. The study will last 6 months. If you are interested in participating, please contact Camila Manrique by email at

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   Lean and Obese Men: Do you know the best time of day to exercise?
This study is interested in determining if exercise at different times of day will impact your blood glucose levels during the night. We are also trying to determine if exercising at different times of day has a different effect between non-obese and obese individuals. Must be: male between ages 25-65; non-smoking; not a type 2 diabetic; not using CPAP; not exersing (vigorously) more than 3 days per week. If interested, please contact Rebecca Shafer, MS at 573-882-4517 or

Announcement sponsored by Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
   MU Health Care to host conference for family caregivers
MU Health Care is hosting its annual Family Caregiver Conference on August 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stoney Creek Conference Center. The conference is designed for families and friends who are caring for aging loved ones. This year's topics include: caring for the caregiver, advocating for your loved one, driving safety, palliative and hospice care, and workshops on dementia and physical impairment. This is a free event. For more information or to register, visit

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   Adults needed to participate in study on Personality and Attitudes
The Personality Dynamics Lab is seeking people to participate in research on pattern recognition, perception, and well-being. This is an online study involving the completion of simple questionnaires.  It will take approximately 5 minutes or less to complete and you will be entered into a lottery with two chances to win $100 for participating.  If you are interested in participating, please click this link:

Announcement sponsored by Psychological Sciences
MU Adventure Club is accepting applications for Site Assistants for Summer 2019\Fall 2019. We are located in 21 elem. schools in Columbia. If you like working with kids, come join us. Avail. shifts are 6:40-7:25 a.m. & 2:25-6:00 p.m. M-F for one set of schools and 6:40-8:05 a.m. and 3:00-6:00 p.m. at another. Staff can work 2-10 shifts\wk and schedules is consistent for the semester. Starting pay $9.00. To learn more, view our video at Applications avail. at 101 Park De Ville, Suite D or Wait to apply until you’ve enrolled for classes for  Summer and Fall Semester. Call us at 884-2582 with questions.

Announcement sponsored by College of Education
   Obese and overweight subjects 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 investigated 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 Camila Manrique by email at

Announcement sponsored by Medicine
   Have you complimented your partner today? #RelationshipGoals
Are you in a committed relationship? Do you want to feel closer to your partner and build your friendship? How about rekindling that spark and finding even more ways to handle life’s challenges together, in healthy ways? ShowMe Healthy Relationships has FREE classes for couples starting soon! 7 Principles for a Healthy Relationship helps couples build friendship, manage conflict, and work as a team. New class times: 5:30-7:30 pm Thurdays, 8/29-9/26. Want to get started or learn more? Contact Dawn or Diana today!

Announcement sponsored by Department of Human Development & Family Science and HES Extension
   Overweight Men: Do you know how regular sleep restriction can influence your health?
This study is interested in determining if reduced hours of sleep during the week impact insulin sensitivity and if regular exercise can metabolically protect against lost sleep. Must be: 21-40 years old; overweight or obese (BMI 25-40); and a regular sleeper (7-9 hours per night on Monday-Friday). If interested, please contact: Jay Porter, MS at

Announcement sponsored by Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
   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., heart rate) also will be measured. Lab sessions last up to 2 hours and can be scheduled at your convenience. Each adolescent will receive $20 for participating. Parents should contact Sarah Borowski ( to schedule a visit if their child is interested.

Announcement sponsored by Psychological Sciences