In print

Gerald Cohen, professor of foreign languages and an expert in etymology, published Origin of the Term ‘Jazz.

Jonathan Finch, a lecturer in philosophy, published A Crisis of Belief, Ethics and Faith.

John C. McManus, Curators’ Professor of history and political science, published Hell Before Their Very Eyes: American Soldiers Liberate Concentration Camps in Germany, April 1945.

David Wright, associate professor of English and technical communication, edited a book titled Communication Practices in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Research for Food and Water Safety. The book includes a chapter by Wright titled “Cowboys and Computers: Communicating National Animal Identification in the Beef Industry.”

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A new department for teaching

This past fall, the popularity of Missouri S&T’s STEM-focused teacher education program led to the establishment of an official academic department, called teacher education and certification.

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Claire Brewer: tuned in to healthcare

Claire Brewer, BSci’17, knew she wanted to become a doctor when she entered Missouri S&T.

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The power of influence

This past December, in addition to the traditional alumni commencement speaker, four graduating seniors addressed their fellow graduates.

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Assignment: Design a new animal shelter

Students in the architectural engineering design course spent the fall semester creating 15 potential designs for a new animal shelter in Rolla and presented six of them to the Rolla City Council in December. Two of the finalists are pictured above.

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“Alex’s Pizza, of course!”

We asked about your favorite place to eat, and boy did you respond. It was such an overwhelming response that Larry Gragg, author of Missouri S&T’s sesquicentennial history book, was inspired to write about it.

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