Full circle: Class ring comes home

In the fall of 1986, Joe Anselmo was performing a routine maintenance sweep of the sewers in the North St. Louis County city of Normandy, Mo., for the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District. Anselmo was inspecting and cleaning a sanitary manhole near Bermuda Road, removing debris from a basket that collects waste, when he found a ring.

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Blowing in the wind

Mike Haas, AE’87, envisions a future where nearly 30 percent of the nation’s electricity could come from wind and solar power. And he should know.

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Kent Lynn: international service learning

A good salesman knows that the keys to a successful sale are trust and responsiveness. Kent Lynn, CE’85, is one of those salesmen.

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James E. Bertelsmeyer: creating connections

When Missouri S&T classes started this fall, the Miner Alumni Association gained eight new office workers. They file, write thank-you notes to alumni donors, make copies and run errands. At Homecoming, they were busy working – setting up and taking down tables, welcoming alumni and their guests back to campus and performing countless other tasks.

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Where’s Dave?

Dave McCann, ME’79, works out of Atlanta, but he’s never seen his office. Or met his boss. For that matter, he never met any of his three previous supervisors, either.

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Alper Tonga: Ensuring smooth sailing

During a near-shore practice in rough seas, a United Kingdom Ministry of Defense naval frigate struck a rock and the hull was breached. The ship took on water and began to list heavily to one side. But because it was equipped with a special tank monitor, the ship’s crew was able to balance its ballast tanks long enough to beach the ship and keep it from sinking in deep seas.

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Young Liu: Learning from Leu

In 1988, Young Liu came to the United States with $89 in his pocket and met the man who would change the course of his life: Ming Leu.

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The shoe must go on

Darla Ellis begins her workday like many of us do – standing in front of an open closet, pondering what to wear. She takes the time to find the pair of shoes that will coordinate perfectly with her outfit. But her decision never involves pumps or flats. No, for Ellis the perfect shoes are Nikes, every time.

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Citizen soldier: A call to disarm bombs

Courtney Buck, Econ’03, was just finishing his senior year at Missouri S&T when the United States invaded Iraq. After graduation, he started work at Missouri S&T public radio station KMST as marketing manager, but the thought of American soldiers fighting overseas weighed heavily on his mind.

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Why they fight: A historian’s view

An issue focused on Missouri S&T’s connection to the military wouldn’t be complete without a word from military historian John C. McManus, associate professor of history and political science. Missouri S&T Magazine staff sat down with McManus to ask a few questions.

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