Arts and Science Week 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020 (All day) to Friday, February 21, 2020 (All day)

gold graphic with Happy Arts and Science Week February 17-21 2020 and a tiger on the right side


Tiger Pantry Drive
Participating departments compete to collect the most donation items for MU's Tiger Pantry. All non-perishables are accepted, but most needed are hygiene products, dry pasta, rice, pasta sauce, mac and cheese, canned tuna, canned chicken, boxed meals, and canned beans.

The drive will run from Monday morning to Friday morning at 9 a.m. One item equals $1, and Dean Okker will treat the "heaviest" department to coffee and donuts. Participating groups and collections locations: 

Air Force ROTC

Crowder Hall

Biological Sciences

105 Tucker Hall


114A Tate

German & Russian Studies

448 Strickland Hall

A&S (general)

Lowry Hall Lobby


Math Sciences Bldg.


438 Strickland Hall

Psychology (GASP)

3 McAlester Hall

Romance Languages & Literatures

143 A&S Building


Fine Arts Bldg, Rhynsburger Theatre lobby by box office

Women's & Gender Studies

325 Strickland Hall

Truman's Closet Clothing Drive
Lowry Hall Lobby, Drop-off 105 Lowry
Truman’s Closet is Mizzou’s free source for students, faculty, and staff to borrow clothing for those important interviews, presentations, and meetings.
Have professional clothing you don’t need? Clothing and shoe donations are accepted.

Monday, Feb. 17, 2020

Networking Know-How Dinner
Reynolds Alumni Center Dining Room, 5:30 p.m.
Students can attend this guided dinner to build their professional conversation, dining, and confidence skills. There is a maximum of 50 registrants, so sign up soon via Handshake

Screening of Only the Educated Are Free: The Journey of Michael A. Middleton
6:30 p.m., Cornell Hall, Bush Auditorium
All are welcome to a free, public viewing of a documentary made by MU’s Academic Support Center that celebrates the life of civil rights attorney, former UM System president and A&S alumnus Michael A. Middleton. Directed by Juanamaría Cordones-Cook, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Spanish.
The film is around 90 minutes long. Dean Patricia Okker will provide welcome remarks.

MU employees can log this activity for 10 wellness points at in the Cerner Wellness Portal. ‘Self-Reported Diversity Activity’ once logged in.

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020

Mizzou Abroad Open House
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m., N52 Memorial Union
Stop by the International Center to learn about the wide array of study abroad options available to MU students across all academic disciplines. Study abroad advisors will be available to answer questions. Light snacks will be provided. R.S.V.P. for the event here.

College Update and A&S Awards with Dean Pat Okker
Jesse Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union South, 3–4 p.m.
Faculty and staff are invited to learn all of the wonderful things A&S has been up to and to meet the recipients of the inaugural A&S Faculty and Staff Awards.  

Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield Music Center Open House
1101 University Avenue, Lobby, 4–6 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to explore the newest A&S building constructed since 1972 (the Chemistry Building was last). The new building is home to classrooms, studios, offices, a recording studio, and performance spots­—both indoor and outdoor! We encourage everyone to visit this epicenter of musical activity and learn about all of its unique features.

Internship Student Panel
2-43 Agriculture Bldg., 4–5 p.m.
Learn from other students who have completed one or more internships. Ask questions about how they found their internship, what the selection/interview process was like, seek advice for landing your dream internship, and leave with a roadmap to successfully find the right internship for you!

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020

Free Professional Headshots
317 Lowry Hall, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to receive a free, professional headshot to be used for LinkedIn, websites, and more. The picture file will be e-mailed after the event.

Spill the Tea: Asia–A Study Abroad Discussion
N52 Memorial Union, The International Center, 12–1 p.m.
Interested in studying abroad in Asia? Students from all majors are invited to listen to study abroad alumni "spill the tea" on their study abroad experiences in the region. Tea and cookies are provided. For questions, email

Office Hour with the Dean
317 Lowry Hall, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Have a question, concern, or topic to discuss with Dean Okker? Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to stop by and chat with the dean.

LinkedIn: How to Connect with Your Students
101 Tate Hall, 4:00–5:00 p.m.
A&S faculty and staff are invited to learn the benefits of having a LinkedIn profile. Bring a device if you’d like to create or enhance your own LinkedIn profile. Handouts will be available for those who cannot attend. Whether you want to use LinkedIn to connect with colleagues, connect with current and former students, learn where graduates in your department work and play, or to follow professional organizations, stay on top of industry trends, and recommend students for positions, there are numerous advantages to being on LinkedIn!  To attend, email Julia Parcell ( by Feb. 17. 

"Nose Grease, Wax, and Holy Water in Medieval Manuscripts"
by Kathryn Rudy, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Scholar-in-Residence
101 Swallow Hall, reception at 4:00 p.m., presentation at 4:30 p.m. 
Rudy, a professor of art history at the University of St. Andrews, is one of the leading experts in the study of medieval manuscripts, woodcuts, and other objects. She is widely respected for her pioneering use of a densitomiter to study "dirty" books, and she is the author of numerous books and articles. She is also a fiber artist and recently was awarded funding to travel the world studying traditional dying and weaving techniques. She is a leading expert in using technology to investigate how medieval people used their manuscripts, developing new techniques for pollen analysis, three-dimensional photography, parchment thickness analysis, and DNA analysis of stains with funding from the Leverhulme Trust. 

Lloyd B. Thomas Lecture Series featuring Dr. Michael Hosokawa
Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union North, 6–7 p.m.
Looking Like the Enemy
Join us to hear Dr. Hosokawa, of the MU School of Medicine, share his experience in a Japanese–American Internment camp during World War II. Q&A to follow. All are welcome to attend this free event.
MU employees can log this activity for 10 wellness points at in the Cerner Wellness Portal. ‘Self-Reported Diversity Activity’ once logged in.

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020

2020 Black "Migrations" Symposium
Ellis Library, Room 114A, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
This one-day symposium, presented by the Department of Black Studies and the Department of Statistics, will examine black migrations to include relocations within and beyond the US. 
Migration has played a central role in the histories of Africans and their descendants. For some, migration was entirely voluntary, while others were forced to move due to violence, political destabilization, ecological degradation, or other upheavals. Black migrations have also resulted in more diverse and stratified interracial populations that have reshaped the societies of the receiving areas. In more recent periods, scholars have begun exploring the impact out-migration and return migration have had on the development and stability of various majority black societies. In addition, scholars, students, and community organizers have been examining the relationship of migration to voting and democracy. 

Visit the symposium web page for complete details.

Conquering the Career Fair
2-43 Agriculture Bldg., 4–5 p.m.
Students, attend this workshop to learn strategies for making the most of your time at the Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, March 4! Learn not only the logistics of the fair, but how to approach employers and make a great first impression!

Adobe Creative Jam 
The Shack in the MU Student Center, 3–10 p.m.
Grab a friend and compete in a user-experience design challenge! This beginner-friendly one-day tournament from Adobe teaches participants to use Adobe XD to design experiences quickly, and then you’ll present them to industry experts for insightful feedback. Have fun! Free food and swag are provided.

What is a Creative Jam? Check out this PDF          Register at

Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

39th Annual Arts and Science Banquet and Reception with Student Poster Presentations 
Reynolds Alumni Center
Reception and student posters 6:00 p.m.
Dinner 7:00 p.m.
The banquet costs $50/person. Visit our registration page for complete details and to submit your registration.