MU Info - 5/23/2018

   Last chance to fit credits into your summer!
Make your summer productive and fun with an online course from Mizzou. Whether your schedule involves mostly work or play, a flexible online course will help you get a jump on the fall semester. Choose from more than 250 options in popular subjects and give yourself the advantage. Take Mizzou with you this summer. Find your course at

Announcement sponsored by Mizzou Online
   Parents needed for a safety communication study
Researchers at the School of Journalism are looking for parents who attend annual well-child visits or physicals for their children under 18 for a research study about safety communication. WHAT IS INVOLVED? You will watch a total of twelve 30-second videos and give feedback to the videos and we will assess your responses to the videos. This study requires you to visit a media laboratory, located on MU’s campus in the Missouri School of Journalism. The study will take less than an hour to complete and you will receive a $40 gift card for your time. INTERESTED IN TAKING PART IN THE STUDY? To see if you are eligible, please fill out this two-minute survey. HAVE QUESTIONS? Email to

Announcement sponsored by The School of Journalism
   The Cherng Global Leadership Academy (CGLA) Grades 9-12
The Cherng Global Leadership Academy (CGLA) invites applications for a ten-day, residential program of intensive leadership development and growth, July 15-24 2018. Hosted by the Honors College, the CGLA is open to students who will be entering grades 9-12 beginning in the fall. Participants will be led through a series of activities, programs, workshops, and projects that will enhance their leadership traits and skills, while connecting them with a broad leadership network. Cost to attend the CGLA is $400 and includes room, board, activities, and materials. Need-based scholarships are available for a limited number of participants. More information and application.

Announcement sponsored by MU Honors College
   Truman Youth Leadership Academy
The Truman Youth Leadership Academy is looking for campers to join them June 25-29, 2018 for a week of leadership training, civic engagement and community and public service! Join them for the 6th annual installment this summer on the MU campus. Campers will have the opportunity to learn and grow through a week of challenging and fun filled activities including trips to both Columbia City Hall and the Missouri State Capitol! Spots are limited - enroll now!

Announcement sponsored by MU Honors College
   ATTN Graduates: Positions Still Available with the Missouri College Advising Corps!
It's not too late! Apply today to join the Missouri College Advising Corps as a 2018-2019! MCAC advisers serve full-time in rural and urban schools across Missouri to foster a college-going culture, assist students with financial aid and admissions applications, and provide near-peer mentoring and support to students. MCAC advisers are AmeriCorps members and receive a living allowance, educational award, medical insurance, extensive training and support, and an experience that changes lives. All majors welcome!  Apply at: (Staff Position with Job ID 24689). For more info, see

Announcement sponsored by Missouri College Advising Corps
The days leading up to Fall classes will be known as Welcome Week, and each day will be filled with events. The theme for Saturday is "Student Orgs". On Aug. 18, Student Organizations will have the opportunity to host events for incoming freshmen, transfer & grad students. Click here for more information or to submit ideas.

Announcement sponsored by the Organization Resource Group (ORG) and the Office for Student Engagement
We have several exciting Summer tennis programs set for all ages and levels at Mizzou Tennis Complex. Please contact Steve at for information regarding getting started. Classes start June 4 and will continue all Summer long.  We hope to see you on court soon.

Announcement sponsored by Athletics
   FREE Relationships Classes for Couples and Singles!
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 June! Couples: 7 Principles for a Healthy Relationship helps couples practice skills to build friendship, manage conflict, and work as a team. New class: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 6/14-7/12. Singles: PICK a Partner helps you be mindful in choosing a partner when you're ready. Learn 5 key things to look for as you explore a new relationship, & how to pace relationships to avoid “blind love.” New class: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 6/14-7/12. Contact Emily Logan or Diana Jackson.

Announcement sponsored by Department of Human Development & Family Science and MU Extension
   Retirement Reception for Chef Daniel Pliska, Thursday, 5-31-18
Please join us in celebrating Chef Daniel Pliska's outstanding career with the University Club of MU and University Catering & Event Services! A reception in honor of Chef Pliska's career and retirement will be held in the Great Room of the Reynolds Alumni Center on Thursday, May 31 from 3-5 p.m.

Announcement sponsored by University Club of MU and University Catering & Event Services
   Learn Chinese this Summer at the MU Confucius Institute
The MU Confucius Institute is hosting two summer programs for Chinese learners: Mizzou Mandarin Summer Session will be held July 9-20 from 9-noon each weekday. Three levels will be offered: HSK 1 Prep, HSK 2 Prep or Conversational Chinese. Classes are open to the public and there is a $200 program fee. Tiger camp is an adventure in cultural exploration, leadership development and language acquisition for high school students. It meets July 9-20 from 9-4 each weekday. Students should have completed at least one year of Chinese before camp and there is a $200 program fee. For more information on either, go to

Announcement sponsored by MU Confucius Institute
   Children who Stutter and Children who Do Not Stutter Needed for Research Study
Stacy Wagovich, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, is currently recruiting children, ages 3-6, to participate in a study on cognition, language development, and stuttering. We are looking for both children who stutter and children who do not stutter, who are typically developing and speak English as their first language. Children and their parents attend two sessions, about 90 minutes in length.  Sessions are scheduled at the parents’ convenience and can be held either in Columbia or St. Louis. Contact Dr. Wagovich at 882-2969 or for more information. Parents will be compensated for their time.

Announcement sponsored by Communication Science & Disorders
   American Sign Language: 8-wk Community Classes starting June 5 and June 7. 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 June 5 and June 7. 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 fun and stress-free! Join with a friend!!

Announcement sponsored by Dept of Communication Science and Disorders
   Volunteer for the LARGEST State Games in the Nation!
The Show-Me STATE GAMES are THE LARGEST STATE GAMES IN THE NATION! Thousands of athletes from across Missouri along with their families and friends will descend upon Columbia for the 34th Annual Show-Me STATE GAMES! The GAMES take place June 8-10, July 20-22 and July 27-29. Volunteer shifts are approximately 5 hours long. We have great benefits for groups that want to volunteer together as well! For more information or to register online, visit: If you have any questions, please contact: Maggie Schuh at or call 573-884-2946.

Announcement sponsored by Show-Me State Games