2008 Fall Career Fair

On Sept. 23 the largest career fair in university history was hosted by the Career Opportunities Center. More than 301 employers and one international location were on campus with approximately 200 alumni returning to campus to recruit graduates of their alma mater.

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Diaper duty

When you think of college students, diapers don’t usually come to mind. But 18 project management students changed that this semester when they organized a diaper drive for a local charity.

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What’s all the flap about flappers?

American writers in the 1920s used the flapper as a sign of the times, says Kate Drowne, associate professor of English and technical communication.

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Good old boys and Southern gentlemen

In his new book, White Masculinity in the Recent South, Trent Watts examines the way southern men have been represented in pop culture since World War II, from southern Protestant churches to the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd. The idea grew from Watts’ interest in the 20th century South.

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Chemist honored

Yinfa Ma, Curators’ Teaching Professor of chemistry, received the 2008 J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education from the American Chemical Society’s division of analytical chemistry.

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Briefly

Hirtz to lead design center
Paul Hirtz, EMgt’95, MS EMgt’97, PhD EMgt’02, assistant director of the Student Design and Experiential Learning Center, was named interim director of the center. He took over the new role on Nov. 26.

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STEP into the sun

Exterior_fmt.jpegMissouri S&T was awarded $10,000 in research grants from the Environmental Protection Agency for research into solar energy and residential energy use.

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Welding in micro-gravity

Led by senior Michelle Rader, a team of S&T aerospace engineering students is trying to improve the speed of construction in space.

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Commencement speaker: Science and technology solve problems

Don’t let barriers get in the way of future success, Joan Woodard, Math’73, told a group of nearly 600 graduating seniors during December 2008 commencement.

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Faculty honored with Curators’ titles

David Van Aken, professor of metallurgical engineering, was named Curators’ Teaching Professor of materials science and engineering during commencement Dec. 20. He joined the Missouri S&T faculty in 1993.

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