Travis Gittemeier: the man inside the mascot

He isn’t the most talkative person you’ll ever meet. But when you spend many of your college days and nights suited up as a mute mascot, chattiness isn’t required.

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S&T celebrates fitness center expansion

Just in time to work off pre-finals stress, Missouri S&T’s newly renovated fitness center opened in May. The $4 million expansion more than doubled the facility’s footprint — from 6,400 square feet to 16,600 square feet — which allowed the number of fitness machines to also more than double.

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History grad returns to S&T to coach basketball

Bill Walker, Hist’87, former head men’s basketball coach at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS), joined the S&T athletics program as head men’s basketball coach on April 1. He is the 15th head coach in the history of the Miner program. He succeeds Jim Glash, who retired after 10 seasons as head coach.

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Missouri S&T By the Numbers

S&T Mars Rover Design Team’s finish in the 2019 University Rover Challenge in Hanksville, Utah, with its rover Valkyrie. This is the team’s third consecutive top-five finish.

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Fenwick steps down, Drury to lead Miner football

Tyler Fenwick, who led Missouri S&T’s football program to its first post-season victory in 68 seasons during the 2018 campaign, stepped down in January to accept the head coaching post at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He led the Miner program for the past six seasons and had a record of 37-29. [Read more…]

Post-season praise

In its first post-season bowl game in 68 years, the Miner football team defeated Minnesota State University-Moorhead 51-16 on a rainy Dec. 1 afternoon in Excelsior Springs, Mo. Quarterback Tyler Swart, a petroleum engineering student from Dickinson, Texas, and defensive end Tershawn Wharton, an engineering management student from University City, Mo., were named game MVPs. [Read more…]

Deshawn Jones: On top of his game

With intelligence, discipline and athletic prowess, Deshawn Jones, a junior in biological sciences and running back for Missouri S&T’s football team, has amassed a coveted collection of athletic titles and records at S&T. But he has been raking in awards since grammar school.

Jones grew up in inner-city Chicago, the middle child of three. He began to cultivate his work ethic as a kindergartner. Today, despite his demanding schedule, he willingly gives one afternoon a week during the school year to help children at a Rolla elementary school develop skills in studying, decision-making, teamwork and leadership. [Read more…]

An eye for business

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. [Read more…]

A Wish come true

Fifteen-year-old Zackrie’s dream to visit Atlantis Paradise Island, a resort in the Bahamas, came true when the S&T athletics department and Chi Omega fraternity helped Make-A-Wish Missouri grant his wish. Zackrie has a condition that led to kidney failure and a recent kidney transplant. Make-A-Wish Foundation is the official charity of NCAA Division II and its national Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and is Chi Omega’s national philanthropy of choice. He is seen here giving a fist-bump to Rolla Mayor Lou Magdits during the Make-A-Wish reveal on campus in March.

A new look for Miner athletics

This fall, Miner athletics fans will begin to see a refreshed visual identity as S&T’s 17 varsity teams transition to an updated set of design elements. They include an updated athletic logo, typography and spirit marks like those pictured above, displayed by student-athletes at a campus reveal. [Read more…]