UMR to host its first "Rolla Night" in Springfield

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On October 18, 2006

Dr. Wayne Huebner, vice provost of research at the University of Missouri-Rolla, will speak to will speak to prospective freshmen, transfer and graduate UMR students and their families on Monday, Oct. 30, at UMR’s “Rolla Night” at the Clarion Hotel, 3333 S. Glenstone in Springfield.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a social hour and formal presentation followed by an information fair. All prospective college students and their parents, teachers and counselors are invited to attend.

Huebner will speak about various educational opportunities at UMR. A professor of ceramic engineering at UMR, Huebner was director of the UMR Graduate Center for Materials Research prior to being named vice provost of research.

A student panel will also discuss the campus, its educational programs and student activities. An informal reception will follow the program. Faculty, staff and students from many of UMR’s academic and research departments will be available to answer questions and visit with attendees during this time.

“UMR is excited to host this first-time event in Springfield and looks forward to helping families across southwest Missouri with their college search,” says Lynn Stichnote, director of admissions at UMR. “As Missouri’s premier technological research university, UMR is internationally recognized as a leader in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, business, computing and the liberal arts. Admissions is appreciative of the time and effort UMR Faculty and staff are contributing to make this event a success.”

For more information or to make a reservation for “Rolla Night,” go online to or call 573-341-6731.

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