Students helping students: A campaign for the Student Emergency Fund

Eight student groups at Missouri S&T have teamed up to raise money to help their fellow students in need. The fundraising effort, initiated by Missouri S&T Student Council, is an eight-week campaign to support the university’s Student Emergency Fund, which provides financial support for students who face unexpected emergencies. The fund is supported solely through private donations. If you would like to help S&T students reach their campaign goal, contact University Advancement at 800-392-4112 or visit give.mst.edu to make a gift online (select “other” and designate “student emergency fund” on the form).

Going paperless with electronic gift receipts

Missouri S&T and the Miner Alumni Association began using electronic gift receipts on July 1. Now donors have the advantage of immediate, paperless receipts acknowledging their giving. The change affects donors with email addresses in the university database. If you prefer to continue receiving paper receipts, just “opt out” of e-receipts by contacting Patti Chism at chismp@mst.edu or 573-341-4777.

Miner memories to fill 150th anniversary book

Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science

In anticipation of Missouri S&T’s 150th anniversary celebration in 2020, Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science, has collected memories from hundreds of alumni for a sesquicentennial history book. One of the most popular topics: Rolla restaurants. In a story published in the spring 2018 issue of Missouri S&T Magazine, alumni reminisce about their favorite restaurants. The title of the story. “Alex’s Pizza, of course,”  makes it clear that Miners love their pizza. Continue reading

EWB challenge moves toward $1 million goal

In 2016, the Houston-based Montana Cahill Foundation, led by OGS members Peggy Cahill Montana, ChE’76, and Duane Montana, CE’75, awarded the largest gift in the history of Engineers Without Borders at Missouri S&T: a $500,000 challenge grant. To date, $350,000 has been raised in response to the challenge, much of it from OGS members, including a $250,000 gift from David, ME’93, and Ann Heikkinen, a $50,000 challenge from Rick Stephenson, S&T professor emeritus of civil engineering and longtime advisor to the chapter, and a $25,000 gift from Bipin, ChE’62, MS ChE’63, and Linda Doshi. EWB is only $150,000 away from reaching its goal of raising $1 million. For information on matching funds available, contact Tory Verkamp at verkampv@mst.edu or 573-341-6090.

Your invitation to comment on accreditation

Missouri S&T is seeking comments about the university in preparation for our periodic evaluation by our regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). S&T will host a visit by an HLC team Oct. 8-9, 2018. Alumni, donors and members of the public are invited to submit comments regarding the university. Read more about how to submit your feedback.