Collier to grads: Stand up for your principles

Pursuing a successful career while leading a balanced life can be a rewarding experience for new graduates if they stand up for their principles, Harvest Collier said during commencement ceremonies at Missouri S&T on Friday, Dec. 19, and Saturday, Dec. 20.

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Spring 2015 Career Fair

20150217CareerFair239The Spring 2015 Career Fair broke records at Missouri S&T with 230 employers in attendance. The total included 34 new employers. More than 2,250 alumni and students attended, and nearly 900 participants secured interviews.

Brown named All-America

20141115FootballvsLincoln643Will Brown, a senior in engineering management, is the first Miner football player in 21 years to be named to the American Football Coaches Association’s All America Team. Brown set the GLVC single-season record with seven interceptions and led the league with 11 pass breakups. Brown has drawn the interest of several NFL teams and is expected to participate in an upcoming pro day.

McManus named Curators’ Professor

John C. McManus, professor of history and political science at Missouri S&T, is the first faculty member in the humanities or social sciences at Missouri S&T to be named Curators’ Professor. His appointment took effect Jan. 1.

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Walk a mile in her shoes

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes on November 12, 2014.    Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&TJoe’s PEERS, a group of Missouri S&T students who promote healthy behaviors, invited men and women on campus to join the international movement “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” in November. Participants walked from the Puck to the library and back in high-heeled shoes to raise awareness of sexual assault.

KMST names new GM

John Francis, program manager for public radio station KMST since 2002, was named general manager of the station in January. He replaced Wayne Bledsoe, who retired last fall.

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Big news in nanowires

Two Missouri S&T chemistry researchers are growing nanowires using electrodeposition. Their work could improve batteries and fuel cells, among other applications.

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Social networks can strengthen knowledge-sharing

Some people think social networks waste time. But three engineering management and systems engineering researchers at Missouri S&T think those networks could improve project management and help spread specialized knowledge in the health care sector and other large organizations.

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Building up the competition

For a college student, it doesn’t get more hands-on than being a part of a student design team at Missouri S&T. This year’s competitions kicked off in March and won’t wrap up until October. Whether it involves racecars, concrete canoes or traversing Mars-like terrain, design projects offer students a healthy dose of experiential learning. Learn all about the teams at

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St. Pat’s 2015

Saturday March 14, 2015.              Photos by Sam O'KeefeMiner alumni and friends celebrated the 107th Best Ever St. Pat’s in grand style at the Bauer Bar in the newly constructed Hasselmann Alumni House (right). After an official dedication ceremony — complete with a surprise performance by the Missouri S&T Marching Band — guests watched the parade with a prime view of Pine Street from the front porch. Following the parade, guests joined their fellow Miners for complimentary hot dogs, bratwursts and hamburgers.

The front porch of Hasselmann Alumni House wasn’t the only coveted spot to watch the parade. These St. Pat’s revelers (below) took in the parade from above — on the roof of Peacock Stained Glass in downtown Rolla.