That Gronewald guy is pretty good

Each year, just prior to the NFL draft, serious people with notebooks and stopwatches gather at various venues for “Pro Days.” Ashton Gronewold was determined to impress these people with amazing vertical jumps, broad jumps and 40-yard dashes. Surely some of the scouts were paying attention…This Gronewold guy has skills…But, still, he’s just not big enough, right?

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A blast from the past

Countless Missouri S&T alumni say they are who they are today because of the lessons they learned through college sports. Many still feel a personal connection to their coaches, who shared as many life lessons as they did tactical ones. Missouri S&T Magazine asked a few of our alumni to share their thoughts on four campus legends. 

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Anheuser-Busch Foundation, students and alumni join forces to renovate recreation center

Plans to extensively renovate the Student Recreation Center at Missouri S&T have been bolstered by a $1 million gift from the Anheuser-Busch Foundation, a $250,000 gift from Roger Dorf, ME’65, and his wife, Sandy, and student fees.

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Sen. Barack Obama addresses Rolla audience

Sen. Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidate, conducted a town hall meeting at Missouri S&T on Wednesday, July 30. Obama spoke to a crowd of more than 1,500 people in the Student Recreation Center about energy, the economy and foreign affairs, then opened the floor to questions from the audience. As with any outside organization, the Obama campaign paid for the use of the facility. 

Student bewitches history scholars

What do religion, witchcraft and New York City have in common? Plenty,
if you ask Amanda Kamps, a junior in history at Missouri S&T.

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Bronzing St. Pat

The old statue of St. Patrick that used to be in the library is gone. It has been shipped to New York, where it will be used as a mold for the creation of a new, bronzed statue.

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Solar road warriors

Long summer trips often take a toll on road warriors. This is especially true when the road trip in question is a 2,400-mile journey through two countries over 10 days — while going an average speed of about 45 mph.

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Virtual team wins international competition

A team of Missouri S&T graduate students – separated geographically
but united via the Internet – matched wits and skills with seven larger
teams from the United States and Canada to win the 2nd International
HEC Montreal ERP Simulation Game in June.

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‘Speak out on technical issues,’ says commencement speaker

In his spring commencement address May 17 at Missouri S&T, William Wulf, former president of the National Academy of Engineering, told almost 600 graduating seniors that they have a responsibility to speak out on technical issues, perhaps even run for public office.

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Honorary professional degrees awarded

  • Samuel D. Conzone, MS CerE’96, PhD CerE’99
  • David A. Dillard, EMch’76, MS EMch’78
  • John W. Edwards, CE’72
  • Gary L. Foutch, ChE’76, MS ChE’77, PhD ChE’80
  • Thomas F. Hughes, EMgt’91
  • Alan S. Kornacki, GGph’74
  • Jeffrey L. Theerman, CE’80
  • Christopher A. Thomason, ME’85
  • Benjamin P. Winter, MetE’80
  • Michael E. Woessner, CE’76