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Fine Linen Theatre grows into Rolla fixture — with plenty of help from Missouri S&T community members

Posted by on October 16, 2018

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Sixteen years ago, Dr. Keith Nisbett and his wife, Kim, didn’t set out to create an entrenched artistic home for amateur actors across south-central Missouri. As homeschool parents, they simply wanted to provide eldest daughter Amy, then a teenager, with the opportunity to perform on stage.That first show — From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, an adaptation of a popular children’s book — quickly became a full-fledged production. And as the nonprofit theater has laid down roots in Rolla, it’s evolved from a Nisbett family affair into a full-fledged community theater, with a healthy dose of participation by Missouri S&T students, staff, other faculty members and the community.

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’60s S&T rock band reunites for golden performance

Posted by on October 8, 2018

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When students on the Missouri S&T campus in the 1960s weren’t listening to class lectures or lab recitations, their thoughts turned to music, and part of their soundtrack came from a student band called the Jaguars.

Formed in 1964, the Jaguars were a group of students from S&T, Rolla High School and Dixon High School. After winning the “Campus Talent 1966” competition the group went on to provide party music for a decade’s worth of Miners.

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S&T’s Haunted Mine event begins Friday, Oct. 19

Posted by on October 4, 2018

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Mining engineering students at Missouri S&T will once again “haunt” the Experimental Mine in Rolla this Halloween and invite the public to visit.

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Missouri S&T researcher to test low-cost method of strengthening concrete with nanoparticles

Posted by on September 25, 2018

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It’s long been proven that adding nanoparticles to concrete improves the materials’ strength and durability, but the cost of such processes has outweighed the benefits. A Missouri S&T researcher is working on a safer, simpler and potentially more affordable method of combining nanoparticles with concrete.

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Missouri S&T to host ninth annual Celebration of Nations Sept. 29

Posted by on September 18, 2018

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The public is invited to attend Missouri S&T’s Celebration of Nations on Saturday, Sept. 29. This is the ninth annual celebration, which showcases and recognizes the cultural diversity in the Rolla area.

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Missouri S&T dedicates Rolla mural for public display

Posted by on September 12, 2018

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Missouri S&T will officially dedicate the “Rolla Mural,” a work of art that depicts more than 100 years of local history, during a public ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, followed by a reception on the second floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library at 400 W. 14th St. on the Missouri S&T campus in Rolla. The event is open to the public.

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For S&T Hispanic students, community is key

Posted by on September 11, 2018

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Even with a record number of Hispanic-Americans now attending Missouri S&T, some continue to feel isolated and lean on each other to gain a greater sense of community.

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An eye for business

Posted by on September 4, 2018

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Junior Tim Schreffl, a midfielder for the Miner men’s soccer team, grew up with a passion for sports in a tight-knit family in Germany. After seven months in Milwaukee as a high school foreign exchange student, he knew his dream was to live in the United States.

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Chemistry undergraduate completes summer fellowship with gratitude and a published, peer-reviewed paper

Posted by on August 29, 2018

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Rachel Nixon, a junior in chemistry at Missouri S&T and recipient of the new Carey and Christine Bottom Endowed Scholarship in Undergraduate Chemistry Research, is thankful for the 10-week program she completed this summer. Working in Dr. Risheng Wang’s bionanotechnology lab eight hours a day, Nixon finished her peer-reviewed, published paper for a DNA-origami project already underway, then began a new project.

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Starting College 101: Advice for new students

Posted by on August 14, 2018

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Welcome to Missouri S&T! It is exciting to be a Miner, but we know that starting college can be overwhelming at times. So we turned to the experts for tips. We asked a dozen S&T students — ranging from sophomores to seniors — for their best advice on thriving during the first month of college, relieving stress and living on campus. Here’s what they had to say:

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