Beyond Campus: Bringing MU to St. Lou in 2018

Beyond Campus STL 2018 flyer

Our popular series of Beyond Campus events is back for another year, and we hope you can join us for these free events!

Committed to engaging with the communities it serves, MU's College of Arts and Science offers Beyond Campus, a series that showcases the range and relevance of the college's research and programs, which serve as the foundation for all undergraduates at MU, whether they major in an A&S discipline or not. The events in this series are intended for the general public, including alumni, business and community leaders, and prospective students. All are welcome. 

To register for any of these events, or if you have questions, please contact Amanda Cook at or 573-884-4482.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Presentation 6:30 p.m., reception to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Langenberg Theater, 975 North Warson Road

Stephanie Shonekan, Associate Professor of Music, Chair of the Department of Black Studies
“Mizzou Students, Mizzou Values, Mizzou Music,” a presentation by Talking Drum

Do you love American popular music?

Interested in hearing about the experiences of current Mizzou students?

Ever wonder how Mizzou students talk about diversity and inclusion?

If so, come see Talking Drum perform! Using American popular music and focusing on our core values of Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, and Excellence, our very talented students will lead us in a reflective conversation about what citizenship means on campus and beyond.

Don’t miss this extraordinary performance!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Presentation 6:30 p.m., reception to follow at 7:30 p.m.

McDonnell Center at River Camp, Saint Louis Zoo, One Government Drive

Associate Professor Lori Eggert, Biological Sciences
“From Dung to Demography: Using Noninvasive Methods to Study Elephants Inside and Outside Protected Areas”

Although protected areas remain the cornerstone of conservation efforts, there is increasing recognition that protected areas are often not large enough to protect all species or to sustain populations. Conservation of species outside parks requires understanding and addressing anthropogenic threats and issues not found inside parks. Eggert’s study of elephants outside traditional protected areas in southern Kenya illustrates the challenges and benefits of conserving highly social species that have large home ranges in an increasingly human-dominated environment.

Click to register online for the April 24 event

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Presentation 6:30 p.m., reception to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Cortex, Havana Room (see below*)

Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences Kenneth J. Sher
“Personality and Alcoholism: What’s the Connection?”

While the notion of an “alcoholic personality” is widely held by the lay public, critical examination of the concept fails to show there is any single personality profile that characterizes the majority of those who suffer from alcoholism. However, personality plays a critical role in the development of alcohol problems and addiction, indeed, multiple critical roles. In his talk, Sher will provide an overview of the myriad ways personality traits contribute to risk for alcoholism and how, by attending to personality, we can devise more effective approaches to prevention and treatment.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Presentation 6:30 p.m., reception to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Cortex, Havana Room (see below*)

Professor Matthew Gordon, English
“Do St. Louisans Talk Like Other Missourians?”

There are many attributes that set St. Louis apart from the rest of the state. Certainly, the list includes an interest in hockey and an appetite for provel cheese, but the way that St. Louisans speak also stands out. Dialectologists have described St. Louis as the heart of a speech island where we hear a range of language features that differ from those heard in the broader region. Some of these usages are familiar as linguistic stereotypes, such as pronouncing 40 as “farty,” but others are much more subtle. Since joining the MU faculty in 2000, Matthew Gordon has been documenting how Missourians speak. This research helps us appreciate how St. Louis fits in linguistically with the rest of Missouri. We will explore these dialect patterns and consider the historical and cultural forces that shape the ways we talk today.

*Location information for events at Cortex: 

Havana Room, 4240 Duncan Ave., Ste. 200, Cortex Innovation Community.
Click here for directions to Cortex. Once inside @4240, to get to Havana, take the elevator to the second floor, then go left and the room will be on your left.


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