With two months to go before UMR becomes Missouri University of Science and
Technology (Missouri S&T), the university is launching a web-based video
campaign to introduce the new name – and the university community – to the
The university’s “hello" website
launched today (Thursday, Nov. 1), and it features video clips of UMR students,
alumni, faculty and staff introducing themselves on camera. The subjects say “I
am Missouri S&T" on camera – or, for videos of groups, “We are Missouri
S&T." Creators of the site hope more students, alumni, faculty and
staff will submit their own content to the site.
The site’s web address is hello.mst.edu.
Initially, the site will also be accessible from the university’s main
Students, alumni, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit their homemade
videos to the site. The videos may be as simple or as elaborate as individuals
wish to make them. The main requirement is that the videos include the phrase
“I am Missouri S&T." Videos from student groups, departments and other
groups are also welcome.
The site also provides background information about the name change, which
was unanimously approved by the University of Missouri Board of Curators last
April. In October 2006, UMR Chancellor John F. Carney III first suggested the
university community explore the idea of a name change to better define its
standing as a technological research university.
“The University of Missouri-Rolla is unique among the four University of
Missouri campuses because of our focus as a technological research
university," Carney said at the time. “We believe a more distinctive name
would afford UMR several advantages in recruiting students on a national
The “hello" website is managed by UMR’s communications office.
Missouri S&T is an equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex in our education programs or activities, pursuant to Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106. For more information, see S&T's Nondiscrimination Policy or Equity and Title IX.