Department of Arts, Languages & Philosophy

STEM Monologues depicts hurdles for women in science, tech, engineering and math — in their own words

Posted by on November 7, 2017

The challenges faced by women in the male-dominated fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics are well-documented, and pervasive. While more than 56 percent of college students on U.S. campuses are female, the percentages of women earning degrees in the fields collectively known as STEM hover at less than half that rate. In the workplace, women represent nearly half of the U.S. workforce but account for just 28.4 percent of American scientists and engineers, according to the National Science Foundation.

Beyond those statistics, though, are countless personal stories: withering accounts of casual discrimination; demeaning remarks that continue to sting years later; diminished expectations by classmates, professors, coworkers and supervisors; and in the most severe cases, sexual harassment and sexual assault. Those personal stories are at the heart of “The STEM Monologues,” a new play being performed by the Miner League Theatre Players at Missouri University of Science and Technology over the next two weeks.

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Missouri S&T Jazz Bands to perform at Leach Theatre in November

Posted by on October 26, 2017

Two Missouri University of Science and Technology jazz bands will hold their fall jazz concert on Friday, Nov. 3. Preceding the concert, the Missouri S&T jazz combo will perform at 6:30 p.m.

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Missouri S&T to present fall art display in library

Posted by on October 18, 2017

The area community is invited to attend an artist reception to view a collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures by selected Missouri University of Science and Technology students and vote for a favorite piece of artwork.

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Miner League Theatre Players to perform haunted tale

Posted by on October 3, 2017

The Miner League Theatre Players at Missouri University of Science and technology will perform “The Turn of the Screw” by Henry James in October.

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Leach Theatre art show opens Sept. 12

Posted by on September 7, 2017

Throughout the fall semester, visitors to Leach Theatre can view an exhibit by local artists Orval Reeves and Louis Smart. Reeves’ works for the theater include a variety of paintings; Smart’s works are bronze sculptures and statues.

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Free Fall Film Festival begins Aug. 29

Posted by on August 10, 2017

The local community is invited to view new and classic films at no cost during Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 2017 Free Fall Film Festival. The first film in the series will be “Hidden Figures,” an American biographical drama that follows African American female mathematicians who worked at NASA during the Cold War’s space race.

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Final Rolla Town Band performance July 20

Posted by on July 14, 2017

Hear the highlights of the Rolla Town Band’s 2017 season at its final concert of the year this July.

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Rolla Town Band to perform July 13

Posted by on July 7, 2017

Band tunes will float through the downtown area this July when the Rolla Town Band performs its third concert of the season.

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Rolla Town Band concert is July 6

Posted by on June 30, 2017

Hear classical tunes, pops music and military marches this July when the Rolla Town Band performs its second concert of the season.

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Rolla Town Band to perform June 29

Posted by on June 21, 2017

Music fans in the Rolla area will have a chance to relax on Castleman Hall’s lawn and hear the first concert of the season by the Rolla Town Band, featuring a variety of pieces from different genres, including a selection of military-themed marches.

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