Missouri S&T orchestras to perform spring concert

The Missouri University of Science and Technology Symphony Orchestra will hold its spring concert in Leach Theatre on the Missouri S&T campus this month.

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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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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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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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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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Fourth Hispanic Film Series film to be shown this month

The Hispanic Film Series offered by the Missouri University of Science and Technology arts, languages, and philosophy department will continue this April with a viewing of the comedy-drama “The Second Mother.”

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Local artist’s work to be showcased at Leach Theatre

Throughout the spring semester, visitors to Leach Theatre can view a retrospective exhibit by artist Ellen Pearce. Pearce, a Rolla resident who has traveled through much of the U.S. and Europe, primarily uses acrylic paint to create landscapes in hopes of bringing viewers a fresh take on common and uncommon themes.

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Hispanic Film Series starts Jan. 27 at Missouri S&T

The Spanish program in the arts, languages, and philosophy department at Missouri University of Science and Technology will present its third Hispanic Film Series during the spring semester at Missouri S&T. This event is open to the public and free of charge. The series consists of five films presented at 7 p.m. Fridays. All films are in Spanish or Portuguese with English subtitles.

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Merfeld-Langston named chair of arts, languages, and philosophy at S&T

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Dr. Audra Merfeld-Langston. Photo by Marie-Hélène Le Ny

Dr. Audra Merfeld-Langston, associate professor of French at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named chair of the department of arts, languages, and philosophy. She served as interim chair of the department from Jan. 1-Oct. 31.

“In the nearly one year that she has spent as interim department chair, Dr. Merfeld-Langston has advocated tirelessly for her faculty, and has worked hard to connect them with meaningful opportunities for professional development,” says Dr. Stephen Roberts, vice provost and dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business at Missouri S&T. [Read more…]