Are you prepared to participate in the Mizzou Giving Day 2018 social media challenges?? Get ready to tweet…
Challenge 1: Hide-and-Seek
Five Truman the Tiger stuffed animals will be hiding throughout the Mizzou campus on Mizzou Giving Day. Find one and post a selfie using #MizzouGivingDay. You could win bonus money for your favorite Mizzou school, college or program.
Challenge 2: Draw the Logo
Let’s see what kind of artists we have in the Mizzou family. Draw the Mizzou logo, and tag it with #MizzouGivingDay to win bonus money for the school, college or program of your choice.
Challenge 3: Mizzou Abroad
From the Eiffel Tower to the Great Wall of China, Tigers represent. Tag your best selfie wearing Mizzou gear around the world with #MizzouGivingDay, and win bonus money to support a Mizzou school, college or program.
Challenge 4: Campus Close-Up
How well do you know some of Mizzou’s iconic landmarks? We’ll zoom in on a photo of something or someplace you’ve walked past every day on campus. Identify it, and bonus money is yours to donate to the Mizzou school, college or program that means the most to you.
Challenge 5: Show Your Stripes
Share a photo or video of you wearing your best black and gold. Use the #MizzouGivingDay tag, and win bonus money to support the Mizzou school, college or program of your choice.
NEVER FORGET that awesome moment last year when Mizzou undergraduate Taylor Tutin won $900 for Mizzou Libraries during a social media challenge!! THANK YOU, TAYLOR!
Did you know that Mizzou Libraries Special Collections reaches thousands of students across hundreds of classes and research projects each year? This Mizzou Giving Day, help us improve their learning experience with a new classroom space.
In Ellis Library, the Special Collections and Rare Books department houses rare and unique materials that span over four thousand years. It’s a great place to do research, explore exhibitions, or teach a class. Last year alone, Special Collections taught 2,200 students across 165 classes! With a dedicated classroom space, they could teach even more students. The Special Collections librarians have been teaching out of a research space, and are in desperate need of a dedicated classroom space.
#MizzouGivingDay is a 24-hour crowdfunding campaign to gather donations for Mizzou projects. Giving Day starts at noon on Wednesday, March 14 and runs until noon on Thursday, March 15.
Please consider giving to the MU Libraries Special Collections Classroom Project. Even gifts as small as $10 are greatly appreciated!
This Mizzou Giving Day, the University Libraries Student Advisory Council is working hard on an outreach campaign to support the Special Collections Classroom Project.
Every org participating in the contest needs to email their point totals to ULSAC advisor, Grace Atkins firstname.lastname@example.org by 10am on Thursday, March 15.
Points can be earned 4 ways
- Repost/Retweet from the @MizzouLibraries accounts – 1 POINT
- Tweet/Post original message about giving $10 to the Special Collections Classroom Project – 2 POINTS
- Send direct ask to someone to give $10 to Special Collections Classroom Project – 5 POINTS
- Participate in the Giving Day social media challenges – 10 POINTS
Outreach contest prizes include
- If every org participates, ULSAC will have a permanent meeting space in Special Collections.
- The org with the most points gets $400 donated in their name to the classroom project and a special thank you prize from Special Collections.
- And, if MU Libraries is the unit with either the most donations or the most participation, Special Collections will win thousands of dollars in extra bonus funding!
ULSAC is made up of the following joint session student orgs: Association of Black Graduate and Professional Students (ABGPS), FourFront, Graduate Professional Council (GPC), lnterfraternity Council (lFC), Latino Graduate and Professional Network (LGPN), Library Ambassadors (LA), Legion of Black Collegians (LBC), Missouri lnternational Student Council (MISC), Missouri Student Association (MSA), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), Panhellenic Association (PHA), and the Residence Hall Association (RHA).
In the spirit of service that was the cornerstone of the 1839 founding of the University of Missouri, the Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board presents the Mizzou ’39 Award to 39 outstanding seniors each year. Chosen for their academic achievement, leadership and service to Mizzou and the community, the honorees represent a variety of majors, activities and organizations from across campus. You can meet the whole class of Mizzou ’39 here.
The Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board also presents the Mizzou 18 Award, which honors 18 University of Missouri graduate and professional students in the last year of their degree eligibility. Chosen for their world-class research, collaboration with faculty and staff, and their demonstrated leadership with undergraduate students, the honorees represent a variety of majors, activities and organizations from across campus. You can meet the whole inaugural class of Mizzou 18 here.
We’d like to recognize four students who have gone above and beyond serving on advisory boards and contributing to improvement efforts for the University of Missouri Libraries during their time at Mizzou. Thank you so much to Rachel Bauer, Alexis Ditaway, Billy Donley, and Tori Schafer for your outstanding library advocacy. We know you’re going to go on to do great things, and we hope you’ll continue to be library users and supporters everywhere you go. MIZ! LIB!
Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. Join us!
What Open Education Week events are happening on campus?
See the full list here: Open Education Week Events at the University of Missouri
What is Open Education?
Open education encompasses resources, tools and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness worldwide.
Open Education combines the traditions of knowledge sharing and creation with 21st century technology to create a vast pool of openly shared educational resources, while harnessing today’s collaborative spirit to develop educational approaches that are more responsive to learner’s needs.
The idea of free and open sharing in education is not new. In fact, sharing is probably the most basic characteristic of education: education is sharing knowledge, insights and information with others, upon which new knowledge, skills, ideas and understanding can be built.
Open Education seeks to scale up educational opportunities by taking advantage of the power of the internet, allowing rapid and essentially free dissemination, and enabling people around the world to access knowledge, connect and collaborate.
Open is key; open allows not just access, but the freedom to modify and use materials, information and networks so education can be personalized to individual users or woven together in new ways for diverse audiences, large and small.
Need bluebooks for your finals? The Mizzou Store is giving away free bluebooks to students.
The vending machine by the North Entrance of Ellis Library has free bluebooks as well. Just press the number for the item, and the vending machine will drop one without any money needed.
If the vending machine runs out of bluebooks, head over to the Mizzou Store and ask for them. All other vending machines on campus operated by the Mizzou Store have been programmed to distribute free bluebooks as well.
In order to better understand what a great academic library is, ULSAC will be sending members to the Research Triangle in North Carolina to collect information that will aid in the creation of the Student Vision Project. Attendees will report back to ULSAC on the great academic libraries at Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina. Their perspective will shape the final draft of the Student Vision Report, which will be used to communicate with stakeholders and administrators on how Mizzou Libraries should best serve student needs moving forward.
Congratulations to the following ULSAC members who have applied and been approved:
- Alex Johar (ULSAC Chair, Library Ambassador, former RHA rep)
- Billy Donley (Library Ambassador)
- Garren Wegener (Library Ambassador, former RHA rep)
- Kendal Lynne Lowrey (GPC)
- Taylor Tutin (MSA)
There is still one remaining slot. All ULSAC members and Library Ambassadors are encouraged to apply.
- Email your Application to ULSAC advisor Grace Atkins at email@example.com.
- The trip will take place the week before Mizzou’s Spring 2018 semester starts.
- The new deadline is Monday, Nov. 27 at 11:59pm.
Fridays @ the Library: “I’ve Gotta Teach!” Putting Together a Syllabus
Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: 114A Ellis Library
Now is the time when instructors start thinking about next semester’s classes. Join a diverse panel of instructors in a discussion of strategies for choosing relatable and appropriate course materials and building a syllabus around them.
Noël Kopriva, Science Librarian, Moderator
Register for in person class.
Carol Gilles is an Associate Professor in Reading/Language Arts in the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum at the University of Missouri. She was an elementary teacher and a middle level Learning Disabilities teacher for 20 years. She is the co-author of five books and several edited volumes, and has authored articles in the Journal of Adolescence and Adult Literacy, Teacher Education Quarterly, and Action in Teacher Education among many others. She teaches middle school English/Language Arts classes for undergraduates and K-12 literacy courses for graduate students. Her research interests include talk across the curriculum, equity in assessment with a focus on Miscue Analysis and Retrospective Miscue Analysis and Induction programs.
Tim Love is a PhD student in Medieval and Renaissance studies and is based in the English Department. His teaching interests involve diversity education and British literature. His research interests are biblical allusions in 17th century English poetry, and studies in historical & modern racial sterstereotypes. He teaches freshman writing as well as literature courses.
Karthik Panchanathan is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Professor Panchanathan’s research interests include the evolution of cooperation, cultural evolution, and the evolution of development. He teaches cultural anthropology, economic and ecological anthropology, the evolution of culture and cooperation, and statistics.
Tim Perry is a Special Collections and Rare Books Librarian in Ellis Library. He holds a doctorate in Classics and a Masters in Information Science from the University of Toronto, and has taught at the University of Toronto and Dartmouth College. Recent publications have appeared in Italica, Printing History and A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity.