Author: Patrick Collins

Modern mining: How an ancient profession is playing a critical role in contemporary life, on earth and beyond

Posted by on January 31, 2022

If you think of mining as an antiquated, old-tech industry, Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei suggests you consider your smartphone. “There are 46 elements in your iPhone, and every one of them comes from the earth,” says Awuah-Offei, Union Pacific/Rocky Mountain Energy Professor in mining engineering and interim director of mining and explosives engineering at Missouri S&T.

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More than 280 employers expected at Missouri S&T’s spring career fair

Posted by on January 26, 2022

Incorporating feedback from the past several semesters, Missouri S&T’s career opportunities and employer relations (COER) team will host the university’s spring 2022 career hybrid fair virtually 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, and in-person 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the Gale Bullman Building, located at 10th Street and Bishop Avenue in Rolla.

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Two Campus Performing Arts Series performances scheduled for February canceled

Posted by on January 18, 2022

Two February performances that were part of Missouri S&T’s Campus Performing Arts Series have been canceled. The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, scheduled to perform Feb. 11 and Feb. 23 respectively, have canceled due to concerns among the performance groups regarding the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. The Leach Theatre is contacting everyone who has purchased a ticket to arrange refunds. Anyone with questions may contact the Leach Theatre Box Office at 573-341-4219.

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Missouri S&T names Richard Billo founding director of Kummer Institute Center for Advanced Manufacturing

Posted by on January 6, 2022

Dr. Richard Billo, who previously served as associate vice president for research and professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed founding director of the Kummer Institute Center for Advanced Manufacturing and professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. He began his duties Jan. 4.

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POSTPONED: Missouri S&T’s Campus Performing Arts Series presents nationally touring production of ‘Hamlet’s Big Adventure’

Posted by on January 5, 2022

POSTPONED: The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s performance of “Hamlet’s Big Adventure” on Sunday, Jan. 23, is being postponed along with all of the production’s January tour dates due to the recent surge in COVID cases. A new date has not yet been announced. To request a refund, ticket holders can contact the Leach Theatre at 573-341-4219 or or visit the box office at 103 Castleman Hall 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Selma veteran Bettie Mae Fikes to speak at Missouri S&T’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

Posted by on December 21, 2021

Bettie Mae Fikes, whose penchant for setting civil rights marches to song earned her the moniker “the voice of Selma,” will speak as part of Missouri S&T’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. Her talk will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Leach Theatre in Castleman Hall, located on the S&T campus at […]

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Mix and match style and discarded items at Missouri S&T’s ‘trashion’ show March 1

Posted by on December 9, 2021

The Center for Arts and Innovation will award $1,000 in prizes to teams of students that participate in Missouri University of Science and Technology’s upcoming “trashion” show at noon Tuesday, March 1, in the atrium of the Havener Center. An interdisciplinary jury will award prizes for garments made of at least 90% reused and recycled materials. Prizes will be awarded based on the design’s innovation, sustainability and construction and the garment’s overall visual impact.

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Final Missouri S&T lecture in Missouri Bicentennial focuses on state’s most famous military leaders

Posted by on December 3, 2021

Missouri’s most famous military leaders – three generals who played prominent roles in the 20th century’s two world wars – are the subjects of the final talk of a Missouri Bicentennial Alliance Lecture Series presented by Missouri University of Science and Technology at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8.

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CANCELED: Missouri S&T choirs, wind symphony, jazz ensembles to perform holiday concert Dec. 12

Posted by on December 1, 2021

CANCELED: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the holiday concert has been canceled. If you already purchased tickets for the event please email the Leach Theatre Box Office at or call 573-341-4219.

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Missouri S&T cadet named Air Force ROTC All-American 2021

Posted by on November 18, 2021

Ean Buffington, an aerospace engineering major from Jackson, Missouri, has been named the Navy Federal Credit Union Air Force ROTC All-American for 2021. Buffington, a cadet in S&T’s Air Force ROTC program, was chosen from more than 300 others who were nominated by ROTC programs across the country. He receives $6,500 scholarship, and his S&T detachment receives $5,000.

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