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Lady Miners bounce back

The Lady Miners got their 10th victory in Great Lakes Valley Conference play Saturday, bouncing back from a tough loss Thursday to Drury to beat Rockhurst 69-55 before a good crowd at the Bullman Multi-Purpose Building. More at sports central.

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Emergency alert system works, prize winner announced

On Jan. 30, Missouri S&T successfully tested its new emergency alert system by sending test voice, text or email messages to the entire campus community. The results are as follows:

• The message reached a total of 7,549 people in the form of an email, voice or text message.
• Prerecorded voice messages sent to cell phones had a success rate of 68 percent.
• Text messages sent to cell phone had a success rate of 78 percent.

These percentages were affected by factors outside of university control, such as hang-ups, users who did not have voicemail set up, busy phone lines and incorrectly entered contact information. The security team is now analyzing the database to determine how to improve the system and delivery rates, but overall the test was considered a success.

To encourage registration for the new system prior to the test, the university offered a $75 Missouri S&T gift card drawing. Daniel Wilson, a Missouri S&T student, was randomly selected from everyone who had registered with a cell phone or text messaging number. Congratulations, Daniel.

Currently, 41.9 percent of the campus community has signed up to receive emergency notifications via text or voice message. Students, faculty and staff who do not sign up will be notified of campus emergencies via email to their university email account.

Students, faculty and staff can still register to receive voicemail or text messages about campus emergencies by visiting http://it.mst.edu/generalinfo/emergencyalert.html.

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Staff Excellence Awards nomination forms available

Do you know a Missouri S&T staff member who goes above and beyond? This is your chance to recognize these people.

Nomination forms for 2008 Staff Excellence Awards at Missouri S&T are now available. Nine outstanding Missouri S&T staff members will receive Staff Excellence Awards this year. The awards are intended to show appreciation for and recognition of staff contributions to the university. The awards will be given to staff members who have made significant contributions to the university through a combination of job performance, relationship with their associates, and dedication to Missouri S&T.

Students, faculty and staff can nominate an outstanding staff member. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 21. Nominations are welcomed and encouraged from everyone.

Download nomination form
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Missouri S&T Miners to offer swim lessons to area kids

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Miner swimming team will offer swimming lessons to area children this spring.

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Two Missouri S&T grads among victims of Kirkwood, Mo., shooting

Two of the victims of the Feb. 7, 2008, shooting at a Kirkwood Mo., city council meeting were graduates of Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Learn time management and self-motivation

Your time is important . . . and limited. To raise your level of success, you must become more knowledgeable and efficient in your time management. Time management, in essence, is self management. This interactive session encourages personal change and provides useful strategies to achieve goals. The seminar, presented by Patti Fleck, will begin a noon on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Carver/Turner Room of the Havener Center.

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Missouri Concrete Conference to be held April 29-30 at Missouri S&T

The annual Missouri Concrete Conference will be held Tuesday, April 29, and Wednesday, April 30, in the Havener Center at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Sports update

Drury left town with two victories Thursday night. Read about the games at your online home for Missouri S&T sports.

Also, read up on Missouri S&T's new football recruits.

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Coaches to raise awareness about cancer

Come on out to the Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building on Saturday, Feb. 16, not only to cheer on Missouri S&T's Lady Miners and Miners basketball teams as they battle against SIU Edwardsville, but to support the coaches of both teams as they raise awareness in the fight against cancer. Relay For Life of Phelps County volunteers will be sharing information about services offered by the American Cancer Society, providing news about the Aug. 2 event and how to get involved, and signing up survivors. Games begin at 1 and 3 p.m.

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Miner Basketball VS. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville

Miner Basketball VS. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville
Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Bldg.
Rolla, MO
Saturday, February 16, 2008
3:00 PM

Event Type: Athletic Contests
Sport: Basketball
Team: Men's

sports.mst.edu

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Lady Miners Basketball VS. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville

Lady Miners Basketball VS. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville
Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Bldg.
Rolla, MO
Saturday, February 16, 2008
1:00 PM

Event Type: Athletic Contests
Sport: Basketball
Team: Women's

sports.mst.edu

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SUB presents "Sicko"

SUB presents "Sicko"
CE 125
Friday, February 15, 2008
9:00 PM - 11:15 PM

Event Type: Arts & Entertainment
Description: SUB presents a documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories. "This might hurt a little." Free snacks will be provided.
Sponsored by: SUB
Directed By: Kam Kit Yiu
Age Range: All Ages
Cost: Free
MPAA Rating: PG-13

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Miner Day

Miner Day
Havener Center
Friday, February 15, 2008
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Event Type: Admissions
Admission Event: Miner Days
Contact: admissions@mst.edu
Description: Get a brief overview of Missouri S&T with a few other families. At Miner Day you'll have an opportunity to visit two academic departments, tour campus and ask admission and scholarship questions.

admissions.mst.edu…

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Visitors' Night at the Missouri S&T Observatory

Visitors' Night at the Missouri S&T Observatory
North of McNutt Hall near St. Patrick's Lane and Bishop Avenue
Friday, February 15, 2008
7:00 PM

Event Type: General
Description: View the moon and Mars through the observatory's 16" telescope. Viewing is subject to the weather.
Sponsored by: Missouri S&T physics department

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MAPP Testing for Sophomores

MAPP Testing for Sophomores
Meramec/Gasconade Room
Thursday, February 14, 2008
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Event Type: Deadlines
Contact: Nancy Winterburg
Description: MAPP Assessment Test for students of sophomore Standing

ira.mst.edu…

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Lady Miners Basketball VS. Quincy

Lady Miners Basketball VS. Quincy
Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Bldg.
Rolla, MO
Thursday, February 14, 2008
5:30 PM

Event Type: Athletic Contests
Sport: Basketball
Team: Women's

sports.mst.edu

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Miner Basketball VS. Quincy

Miner Basketball VS. Quincy
Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Bldg.
Rolla, MO
Thursday, February 14, 2008
7:30 PM

Event Type: Athletic Contests
Sport: Basketball
Team: Men's

sports.mst.edu

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MAPP Testing for Sophomores

MAPP Testing for Sophomores
Meramec Gasconade Room
Thursday, February 14, 2008
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Event Type: Deadlines
Contact: Nancy Winterburg
Description: MAPP Assessment Testing for students of sophomore standing

ira.mst.edu…

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Computer Science Colloquium: (Automated Gene Family Identification Using Evolutionary Rationales... by Cyriac Kandoth)

Computer Science Colloquium: (Automated Gene Family Identification Using Evolutionary Rationales... by Cyriac Kandoth)
209 Computer Science
Thursday, February 14, 2008
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Event Type: Lectures & Seminars
Sponsored by: Department of Computer Science
Contact: Dawn Davis, Department of Computer Science, 4491 or dawnd@mst.edu
Description: Current gene identification (GI) techniques often rely on biological or chemical properties of specific genes, specific species, specific ecotypes, etc.

cs.mst.edu…

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Staff Council

Staff Council
Havener Center
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Event Type: Meetings
Sponsored by: Staff Council
Contact: Chris Dew, Staff Council president
Description: Monthly meeting of the Staff Council

staffcouncil.mst.edu

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"Covering the Legacy of War, Child Soldiers and Today's Civil Rights Issues" with Author and Civil Rights Activist Jimmie Briggs

"Covering the Legacy of War, Child Soldiers and Today's Civil Rights Issues" with Author and Civil Rights Activist Jimmie Briggs
Havener Center--St. Pat's A
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Event Type: Lectures & Seminars
Sponsored by: SUB and Enrollment Management
Contact: Angela Perkins
Description: Briggs shares his experiences of documenting the impact of war on youth and women. An award winning writer and advisor to movie "Blood Diamond", he is completing a book on rape as a weapon of war.

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MAPP Testing for Sophomores

MAPP Testing for Sophomores
Meramec/Gasconade Room
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Event Type: Deadlines
Contact: Nancy Winterburg
Description: MAPP Assessment Test for students of sophomore Standing

ira.mst.edu…

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Clicker Faculty Learning Community

Clicker Faculty Learning Community
Ozark Room Havener
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Event Type: Training & Professional Development
Sponsored by: CERTI
Contact: Angie Hammons
Cost: No cost
Description: Clicker Faculty Learning Community - provided for faculty to interact and discuss clicker use.

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On Track Seminar - Time Management

On Track Seminar - Time Management
Carver/Turner Room, Havener Center
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Event Type: Lectures & Seminars
Sponsored by: Undergraduate Advising Office
Contact: Beth Welter bethw@mst.edu
Description: This workshop is designed to help students learn how to manage their time more effectively.

itweb.mst.edu

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On Track Seminar - Conducting Long Distance Job Search

On Track Seminar - Conducting Long Distance Job Search
305 Norwood
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Event Type: Lectures & Seminars
Sponsored by: Undergraduate Advising Office
Contact: Beth Welter bethw@mst.edu
Description: This workshop will assist you in creating a job search plan and provide tips and strategies to increase your marketability and help locate employment while still attending school at Missouri S&T.

itweb.mst.edu

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Conducting a Long Distance Job Search Workshop

Conducting a Long Distance Job Search Workshop
305 Norwood Hall
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
5:00 PM

Event Type: General
Sponsored by: Career Opportunities Center

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MAPP Testing for Sophomores

MAPP Testing for Sophomores
Meramec Gasconade Room
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Event Type: Deadlines
Contact: Nancy Winterburg
Description: MAPP Assessment Testing for students of sophomore standing

ira.mst.edu…

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