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OGS Weekend
June 12-13, 2015
Kansas City, Mo.
Experience the legend, lore and luxury of Kansas City as OGS Weekend convenes in the City of Fountains. This will be our first OGS weekend held in June – and our first gathering in Kansas City for many years – so join your fellow members for a mini-vacation at the landmark Intercontinental Hotel overlooking the Spanish architecture of the world-famous Country Club Plaza.

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Philanthropy Month Special Events
April 13-20, 2015
April 18-23, 2016
Rolla, Mo.

Every April, Missouri S&T celebrates Philanthropy Month with a series of campus activities, many of which take place during one concentrated week of special events, including Miner Alumni Association, Board of Trustees and academy meetings, the Woman of the Year Award ceremony and the Battle of the Brains scholarship banquet and trivia night. Mark your calendar for the weeks listed above.

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Mark your calendar and make plans to attend these events scheduled for 2014-2015. Details will be available soon, so watch for more information.

April 23-26, 2014

Philanthropy Week

Missouri S&T’s annual Leadership Week will showcase philanthropy this year as we celebrate the many ways in which our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community and industry partners make a difference through gifts of service and financial contributions. Philanthropy Week is now part of Philanthropy Month at Missouri S&T, a campus-wide celebration of the giving spirit. The week’s activities will include our annual Woman of the Year Awards Luncheon and Battle of the Brains Scholarship Trivia Night.

April 23, 2014

Woman of the Year Awards Luncheon

Join us for the 16th annual Woman of the Year Awards Luncheon honoring female faculty members for their commitment to enriching campus life for every member of the university community.

April 25, 2014

Battle of the Brains Scholarship Trivia Night

Don’t miss the feasting and fun when Missouri S&T scholarship students and donors come together for the second annual Battle of the Brains Scholarship Trivia Night. Flex your mental muscles as you compete on student-donor teams for the title of Biggest Brainiac.

May 20-21, 2014

Golden Alumni Reunion (Class of 1964)

Members of the Class of 1964 are invited to celebrate a milestone:  the 50th anniversary of your graduation. Reconnect with friends, rekindle memories – and honor the many contributions that distinguish your 50-year legacy as Miners.

Oct. 17-18, 2014

Homecoming

From the annual Legends Luncheon honoring distinguished alumni to tailgating and football, Homecoming is a Rolla tradition. Join the Miner Alumni Association in celebrating the 56,000 alumni worldwide who define the spirit of Miner Nation.

Oct. 17, 2014

Bertelsmeyer Hall Dedication

Join the university community and members of the Order of the Golden Shillelagh as we celebrate the dedication of a campus landmark, James E. Bertelsmeyer Hall, our new home for chemical and biochemical engineering.

June 12-13, 2015

OGS Weekend

Members of the Order of the Golden Shillelagh have strengthened our university for nearly four decades, and the tradition continues. Join your fellow OGS members in Kansas City for a weekend of sharing and service as we explore the city’s diverse delights, honor new and advancing members, and celebrate Miner pride.

Remembering MinerFest

OGS members returned to campus in April for a jam-packed jubilee celebrating the tastes, treasures and traditions of Rolla. While stormy weather moved most activities indoors, nothing dampened the spirit of Miner pride.

Minerfest kicked off with the Woman of the Year Awards luncheon recognizing the contributions of Missouri S&T’s female faculty members. A milestone day in university history followed, with the donor luncheon and groundbreaking ceremony for James E. Bertelsmeyer Hall, our new home for chemical and biochemical engineering. On Friday night, scholarship students and donors brought their appetites and acumen to Gale Bullman for a picnic-style feast and trivia showdown.

The four-day celebration culminated with the annual OGS Dinner and Induction Ceremony, honoring new and advancing members of the university’s most influential giving circle. Before and after dinner, OGS members strolled memory lane in the Havener Center Atrium, where a carnival complete with a snow cone machine, popcorn cart and Big Six Wheel created midway magic, Miner-style. View and download photos from this year’s OGS dinner and other MinerFest activities below.

Spotlighting Scholarships and Brainiacs

Student-donor teams worked together at the Battle of the Brains trivia competition to earn the title of Biggest Brainiac.

Student-donor teams worked together at the Battle of the Brains trivia competition to earn the title of Biggest Brainiac. Pictured above (left to right) are S&T student Grace Holsten, donors Cathy and Rich Eimer, and S&T student Daniel Schrader.

Armed with mental ammunition and fortified with fried chicken, scholarship students and donors teamed up for Missouri S&T’s first Battle of the Brains on April 19. With a new spin on the university’s traditional scholarship banquet, the epic endurance event kicked off with a picnic-style feast featuring fried chicken, catfish, local craft beers and wine – and Rolla’s own Slice of Pie.

In her opening remarks, Chancellor Schrader underscored the transformational power of scholarships and thanked the many donors whose generosity continues to change lives.

“Nationwide, economic hardship is making a college education increasingly unaffordable for many families,” she said. “This is also true on our home front. Missouri S&T awarded $34.5 million in student financial assistance for the current academic year. Thanks to our generous donors, many of whom are here tonight, this included 8,710 scholarships. We are deeply grateful to our donors. And we are immensely proud of our scholars. You are partners in building a stronger future.”

Students and donors also became teammates battling for the title of Biggest Brainiacs. From math formulas to S&T history to popular culture trivia, teams tackled 50 tough questions in five categories. With resource materials and electronic devices strictly prohibited, S&T’s scholarship superheroes demonstrated mental muscle and encyclopedic erudition. As Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Advancement Services Darlene Ramsay, MetE’84, put it: “If there’s one thing Miners are used to, it’s challenging exams.”

Special thanks to Wayne Huebner, chair of Materials Science and Engineering, for serving as game emcee. Congratulations to the winning team: Darlene Ramsay, MetE’84, Chris Ramsay, MetE’83, MS MetE’85, Bob Pahl, ChE’68, MS ChE’70, PhD ChE’74, and Ginny Pahl. And congratulations to the students on the second-place team, each of whom received a $250 book scholarship: Eli Steinbeck, Margaret Eimer, Oliver Thompson, Pater Daniels, Cody Longsworth and Joshua Smith. Well done, Brainiacs! Photos from Battle of the Brains and other MinerFest activities can be viewed and downloaded here.

Are you wondering how our Biggest Braniacs earned their titles?  Here’s a short sample of the questions from our first-ever Battle of the Brains:

Round 1:  Where am I?

Where am I?
Round 1 Answers:

1.  Toomey Hall
2.  Observatory
3.  McNutt Commons

Round 2: A Wee Bit Green

1.  On the Rolla Campus, how many times has St. Pat’s been the BEST EVER?
2.  When was the last year Alice made an official appearance at St. Pat’s?
3.  There are eight elements that are required to be included in the St. Pat’s sweatshirt design. Name five.

Round 2 Answers:

1.  105 (we also accept 103 – there were no celebrations in 1944 or 1945)
2.  1996
3.  St. Pat’s, 10Xth Annual, Best Ever, the year, Missouri University of Science and Technology, three shamrocks, two snakes and Rolla, Missouri.

Round 3:  Geek Squad

1.  On the Big Bang Theory TV Show, what is Sheldon’s catchphrase after he makes a snarky comment?2.  What does WOPR stand for in teh 1983 movie War Games?
3.  What is the  name of the fraternity the nerds join in the Revenge of the Nerds?

Round 3 Answers:

1.  Bazinga!
2.  War Operation Plan Response
3.  Lambda Lambda Lambda

Round 4:  All About the Benjamins

1.  Whose face is on the $10 bill?
2.  What was the first company to offer a charge card that could be used at multiple locations?
3.  How many denominations of U.S. currency are in circulation today?

Round 4 Answers:

1.  Alexander Hamilton
2.  Diner’s club, 1950
3.  $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100

 

Celebrating the Spirit of Giving

From the 27 founders who established the Order of the Golden Shillelagh nearly 40 years ago to the 1,640 donors who carry the vision forward today, Missouri S&T’s most influential group of contributors continues to grow. On the final night of Minerfest, OGS members gathered to celebrate the spirit of giving – and welcome 34 new members.

“We come together tonight to celebrate friendship, extended family, and the profound impact that the members of the Order of the Golden Shillelagh have on our university,” said Chancellor Schrader. “What a privilege it is to shine the spotlight on the giving legacy that defines this group. Your generosity is an affirmation of our shared purpose: changing lives through education.”

After dinner, the chancellor formally welcomed each new member to OGS. Then the role reversed as OGS Executive Committee Chairman Hugh Cole, EMgt’72, had the honor of inducting Chancellor Schrader and her husband, Jeff. “Their commitment to Missouri S&T reaches beyond their role as high-profile ambassadors,” he said in welcoming them to OGS.

The evening also spotlighted 39 OGS members advancing to a new level of giving. With gifts and pledges of more than $3.9 million this year, the members of OGS continue to be Missouri S&T’s greatest partners in progress. To view and download photos from this year’s OGS Dinner and other MinerFest activities, click here.

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