Audra Merfeld-Langston is Missouri S&T’s 2017 Woman of the Year

Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader presents Dr. Audra Merfeld-Langston with the 2017 Missouri S&T Woman of the Year Award.

Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader presents Dr. Audra Merfeld-Langston with the 2017 Missouri S&T Woman of the Year Award. Photo by Sam O’Keefe

Dr. Audra Merfeld-Langston, associate professor of French and chair of arts, languages and philosophy at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named the 2017 Woman of the Year at Missouri S&T. She was honored during a campus ceremony on Wednesday, April 19.

The Woman of the Year award is given annually to a female full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member in recognition of efforts to improve the campus environment for women and minorities. As part of the award, Merfeld-Langston received a $2,000 stipend funded by Missouri S&T graduate Cynthia Tang, founder and former chair of Insight Industries Inc. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T bands to hold spring concert

The wind symphony, symphonic band and the winter drumline perform at Leach Theatre. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

The Missouri University of Science and Technology concert bands will present their spring concert in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall this month.

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Chemistry professor to conduct collaborative research in Japan

Dr. Jay Switzer

Dr. Jay Switzer

A Missouri S&T chemistry professor will spend May in Japan, where he will conduct collaborative research and present a series of lectures as a Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). [Read more…]

S&T Hispanic Film Series concludes this month

The Hispanic Film Series offered by the Missouri University of Science and Technology arts, languages, and philosophy department will conclude this April with a viewing of the drama “Ixcanul, Volcano.”

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Attend a poetry reading by Charlotte Matthews

Matthews promoting a previous poetry reading.

Poet Charlotte Matthews will offer a free reading of selections from her new book Whistle What Can’t Be Said this April on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus.

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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…]

Biology professor honored as St. Louis science educator of the year

Dr. Dave Westenberg (right) speaks during the first Research on Tap social hour at Public House Brewing Company in Rolla. Greg Katski/Missouri S&T

Dr. Dave Westenberg (right) speaks during the first Research on Tap social hour at Public House Brewing Company in Rolla. Greg Katski/Missouri S&T

Dr. Dave Westenberg’s passion for educating school-aged children was recognized with the Academy of Science of St. Louis’ Science Educator Award during the 23rd Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards on April 6. [Read more…]

Military expert addresses 100th anniversary of U.S. entrance into World War I

Soldiers wait in a trench during World War I. Public Domain

Soldiers wait in a trench during World War I. Public Domain

It was the “War to End All Wars,” and America’s entrance into the conflict on April 6, 1917, dramatically shifted World War I in favor of the Allies.

“The U.S. had a major impact on the outcome of World War I,” says military historian Dr. John C. McManus, the author of 12 books on war and military history. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T choirs to hold spring concert this month

The Missouri University of Science and Technology Chamber Choir, University Choir, and Men’s Choir will present their spring concert titled “Music: American Style” in April.

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