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Alumnus Adrian O. Walker sees the world through his own lens

Adrian O. Walker shows his work at The Greens in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Craig Hackey) By David Morrison When Adrian O. Walker first enrolled in the University of Missouri–St. Louis, he was a photography major. That didn’t last long, though. “When I got to the class, I saw that everybody had a camera. I

Eye on UMSL: Lift off

Emerson Community Scholarship Program recipients (from left) Fredrick Muikia, Jorden Hendree, Donyell Nelson, Emma Norman, Maleah Lucas, Alayna Epps, Davona Rankins, Awa Konte and Christian Girma express their individual personalities through their unique jumps in the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center Emerson Grand Promenade. Five years ago, Emerson donated $1.5 million in UMSL scholarships

Eye on UMSL: Shark week

Department of Biology students (from left) Heather Smith, Melissa O’Brien, Trahas Habtemariam, Caitlyn Fields and Karissa Hunter-Wolf dissect a dogfish shark in Assistant Teaching Professor Meghann Humphries’ “Vertebrate Anatomy” lab at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Over the course of the semester, the students dissect and compare the anatomy of a salamander and a fetal pig with

Exhibition and MADCO production bring the fall of the Berlin wall to life for UMSL, community

Approximately 800 area-high school students attended the “Long Live Freedom” exhibition and “Wallstories” MADCO production in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall  in the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. (Photos by August Jennewein) Wentzville Holt High School student Alicia noticed a familiar

Eye on UMSL: In stride

Communications major Sarah Kelly, Assistant Teaching Professor of English Matt Kimbrell, Success Coach David McGraw and Educational Studies major Angela Winschel took advantage of the crisp but clear weather in late October for a jaunt across the grounds at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. The four are part of an unofficial running club comprised of

Water Service Interruption – The Arbors of Rockwood

Due to water main repairs necessary as a result of a contractor damaging a water main, there will be a disruption in water service in The Arbors of Rockwood on Friday, 11/1 until approximately 5:00 P.M. Original Source

Women support women with launch of new faculty network

Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences Bettina Casad shares her tables’ ideas at the inaugural meeting of the Women’s Faculty Network on Wednesday. (Photos by Mona Sabau) With almost every possible seat filled last Wednesday in Room 202 of the J.C. Penney Conference Center, the room buzzed as the gathered female faculty members stood up one

Five reasons to come to UMSL Day on Nov. 9

Anywhere from 700-900 prospective undergraduate students attend UMSL Day every fall to learn what the university has to offer. (Photos by August Jennewein) What comes to mind when you picture your undergraduate experience? Maybe you’re imagining walking across the quad with friends, studying into the night at the university library, competing on the field or

Living legend Benny Golson grants UMSL jazz students a look behind the curtain

UMSL Jazz Combo members (from left) Ethan Saake, Trae Riley, Mike Owens, Nick Brothers, Dietrich Plyler and Nick Ayala as well as jazz pianist Sharp Radway (far right) listen to tales from behind the music of jazz legend Benny Golson. (Photos by August Jennewein) The pressure couldn’t have been higher for the University of Missouri–St.

UMSL students are prepared to impress at Fall Internship and Job Fair

Junior information systems student Jesus Najera walks the floor at the UMSL Fall Internship and Job Fair on Friday at the Mark Twain Athletic Center. (Photos by Burk Krohe) As the annual Fall Internship and Job Fair at the University of Missouri–St. Louis approached, Jesus Najera was a man with a plan. “This past week,

Two UMSL faculty patents illuminate the unseen

The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted (from left) Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Janet Wilking and Associate Professor of Physics Phillip Fraundorf patents in 2019 for work that spans efforts of at least 10 years. (Photos by August Jennewein) Phillip Fraundorf enjoys imitating birds to get a conversational back and forth going. Curious

Eight snapshots: First week of school social media roundup

Summer at the University of Missouri–St. Louis is nice. Really, it’s fine, and we at UMSL Daily can attest to that. It’s just a bit quiet. OK! We admit that the campus sometimes feels too still, too peaceful, too hushed without all our students. Nothing could have been a better antidote to that muffled calm

Get ahead with this advice from UMSL seniors

From left: Sinhareeb Aloleiwi, Awa Konte, Jacob Krutzsch and Tahj Gayfield dropped their knowledge on the latest class of incoming students. (Photos courtesy of the Office of Executive Events) Hi, Tritons new and returning! Welcome (back?) to UMSL! We (the UMSL Daily staff) are thrilled to have you on campus for the fall semester. We

Campus snapshot: Next steps

Last Wednesday, College of Nursing students processed into the Millennium Student Center Century Rooms at the University of Missouri–St. Louis for the graduation awards and pinning ceremony. The program recognized the accomplishments of August PhD, DNP and BSN graduates as well as those earning post-graduate certificates and symbolically welcomed them into the nursing profession. The evening

UMSL’s Darwin Aquino talks composition and conducting on ‘St. Louis on the Air’

On Tuesday, St. Louis Public Radio’s “St. Louis on the Air” featured Darwin Aquino, UMSL assistant teaching professor of music and director of orchestral studies. (Photo by August Jennewein) Love started Darwin Aquino’s life in St. Louis. In 2017, while conducting a production of the opera “Carmen,” he met his now-wife, and the two relocated

Joint engineering students fight flooding in St. Louis region

Kelly Sextro is one of several UMSL engineering students who have been helping fight near-historic flooding this summer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. As a geotechnical student intern, she’s been busy helping maintain levees due to the high water levels. (Photo by August Jennewein) There’s a space about the size of a quarter

Emerald Forest Water Service – Saturday, April 6th

Water service to the Emerald Forest Subdivision will be shut off at approximately 8:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 6th to allow for new connections at the Eureka High School. The water service will be restored later that afternoon. Original Source

Scenes from the NextGen Precision Health Institute groundbreaking

Missouri Institute of Mental Health Director Robert Paul speaks at the groundbreaking of the NextGen Precision Health Institute in Columbia, Missouri. (Photos courtesy of the University of Missouri System) Last Friday, University of Missouri–St. Louis Chancellor Tom George and Missouri Institute of Mental Health Director Robert Paul joined leaders from the University of Missouri System

Enhancing lives locally: a map of UMSL community partnerships

In the spirit of collaboration, the people of the University of Missouri–St. Louis forge community partnerships that reach throughout St. Louis and Missouri to uplift, delight, improve and aid. This map represents a small sample of these efforts by the College of Business Administration, the College of Education, the College of Nursing, the Department of

UMSL students, alumni connect and learn during week of optometry meetings

From left, Jessica Broodryk, Lauren Ward, Rebecca Weinberger and Madison Moss greet the horses at the AOA and AOSA Block Part on Wednesday. (Photos by Jessica Rogen) The bounce houses were visible from afar. Then, the carnival rides became perceptible followed by a miniature arch, tents, food trucks, bubbles and banners. The horses came into

Your Rights, One Voice: Bella’s Story

Bella Paladino is a typical eight-year-old from Maryland who loves to learn and play. Bella, a person who lives with type 1 diabetes, wears an insulin pump, which helps lessen the burden of diabetes and allows her to continue to learn and play with her friends. One day in May of 2018, however, the burden

Ask an Expert: Why your phone won’t become self-aware and other fears about AI

UMSL faculty members (from left) Badri Adhikari, Gualtiero Piccinini and Cezary Janikow talk robots, the singularity, artificial minds and more AI topics in the latest Ask an Expert Q&A. (Photos by August Jennewein) The people of Chandler, Arizona, slashed tires, threw rocks and braked abruptly. All in an effort to deter testing by Waymo, a

Excellence in Nursing Awards honorees showcase strength of UMSL graduates

College of Nursing alumni Mary Epperson (left) and Pamela Piel were recipients of 2019 St. Louis Magazine Excellence in Nursing Awards. (Photos by August Jennewein) Mary Epperson will tell you that she got where she is today by being a klutz. She split her chin open two Good Fridays in a row. She bumped heads

Press Release: Opioid Overdose Deaths Rise to Over 1000 for St. Louis Region

For Immediate Release Date 5/29/19 Contact: Brandon Costerison 314-962-3456 ext 367 (office)  Opioid Overdose Deaths Rise to Over 1000 for St. Louis Region (St. Louis)- This morning National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse- St. Louis Area (NCADA) announced that in 2018 the opioid crisis took over 1,000 lives in the St. Louis region, which

Family history inspires student leader to help others

College of Nursing student Madison Koogler was named Student Leader of the Year at the Pierre Laclede Honors College Student Leadership Awards banquet April 22. (Photo by August Jennewein) That’s kind of cool, Madison Koogler thought, noticing her name listed as a nominee for Student Leader of the Year at the Pierre Laclede Honors College