Miner pride — and memorabilia — filled the Missouri State Capitol rotunda on Feb. 25 when state and university officials, alumni and friends celebrated S&T Day at the Capitol on the 150th anniversary of the legislation that created the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. Speakers included University of Missouri System President Mun Choi, S&T Chancellor Mo Dehghani, State Auditor Nicole Galloway, Econ’04, Math’04, and S&T Student Council President Kaeden Kessinger, among others. Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history, served as master of ceremonies. A campus kickoff for the 150th celebration is planned for Homecoming Weekend Oct. 16-18. Visit 150.mst.edu for more information.
Every semester, the students who hold endowed scholarships at Missouri S&T do something “old fashioned” in the Instagram Age — they pick up pen and paper and write thank you notes to their donors. This fall, more than 1,100 students participated in a letter-writing marathon at Hasselmann Alumni House during the first week of classes. “The act of writing a thank you note — and the reciprocal act of receiving it — creates a one-to-one connection,” says Joan Nesbitt, vice chancellor for University Advancement “The feedback we receive from donors is exceptionally positive. But what is equally gratifying is the fact that so many students say they appreciate the opportunity to communicate with their donors.”
Mark your calendar for the Miner Alumni Association’s 109th Best Ever St. Pat’s Celebration on Saturday, March 18, at Hasselmann Alumni House, 1100 N. Pine St. The festivities begin with a complimentary breakfast from 9-10:30 a.m. Then view the parade at 11 a.m. from the best corner in town. We’ll continue the celebration with lunch from noon-2 p.m. Cost is $20 for an adult and $10 for a child age 6-12 (children under 6 are free). Reservations are required and space is limited. Read more
In this issue of the Shillelagh, we spotlight a tradition that continues to bring Missouri S&T students and their scholarship donors together the “old-school” way: with pen, paper and a postmark. Continue reading
The spirit of giving stepped into the spotlight throughout April. Here are highlights from Missouri S&T’s Philanthropy Month celebration.