Archives for April 11, 2017

A funny thing to happen on the Leach Theatre stage

Castleman Hall, which houses Leach Theatre.

The Miner League Theatre Players at Missouri University of Science and Technology will perform a production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” April 20-23 in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall.

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How World of Warcraft can get you a job

Elizabeth Short, a graduate student in industrial-organizational psychology, poses in front of her World of Warcraft character. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Elizabeth Short, a graduate student in industrial-organizational psychology, poses in front of her World of Warcraft character. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

“Stop playing that stupid video game and get a job.”

It’s a sentiment expressed by generations of parents since Pong began invading unsuspecting households in 1975. But what if that “stupid game” could help you get a job, and what if that same game could make you a valuable team member once you had the job?

A new study by researchers at Missouri S&T found that World of Warcraft (WoW) gamers who were successful working as a team in “raids” had qualities that psychological studies have shown to translate to success on virtual workplace teams. [Read more…]

Celebrate Earth Day with a 5K color run

The Solar House Design Team at Missouri University of Science and Technology will host a 5K color run and walk this April to celebrate Earth Day.

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