The UMSL CCJ Department taking over the bottom level of Oscar's Cafe.
Another group shot of the department.
Everyone having a good time, the sign of any great party.
Our department seems pretty big when you put everyone together in one room.
Dr. Carbone-Lopez and her 4 week old baby boy Thiago
The newest addition to the UMSL family, Thiago Carbone-Lopez.
Left to Right: Stephanie Wiley, Amanda Gendon, Dr. Rengifo, and Robert Domiano. Stephanie and Robert are part of the new cohort of graduate students in the PhD program.
Left to Right: Breanne Pleggenkhule, Robert Domiano, and Dr. Rengifo. One of the few posed shots you'll find in these albums.
Breanne and Stephanie.
Left to Right: Kristy Matsuda, Jessica Cox, and Jessie Bridges. Kristy is our new Assistant Research Professor joining us from Irvine, CA. Jessica and Jessie are part of the unsung heroes of the department, without them this place would fall apart. (Sorry for the red eye Jessica)
Left to Right: Dan Duplantier, Dr. Slocum (background), Dr. Bursik (foreground), and Mikh Gunderman. Dan seems asleep on his feet, Dr. Slocum is apparently cooling off her hand, and Dr. Bursik and Mikh are in a great conversation about awful reality TV shows.
Dr. Bursik and Mikh Gunderman enjoying a few beers. Mikh is a new graduate student in the PhD program this year. He is joining us from Appalachian State University where he received his MA.
Left to Right: Mike Vecchio, Allen Shamow, and Ethan Amidon. Allen is telling yet another hilarious story from his ICPSR summer workshop in Michigan. Nothing is funnier than statistics jokes, just ask Mike he's doubled over in laughter.
Our new student Mikh is banging on the table demanding more chicken wings which seems to be bothering Dr. Bursik's sensitive ears. Ethan is trying to drown out the noise by chugging his beer.
Allen is rocking back and forth so fast in his chair he looks like a blur. Mike is completely captivated while Dena is getting motion sickness and must avert her eyes. (I'm really sorry for the bad pictures, not used to the camera.)
Dena is really relieved the rocking has stopped and she can finally drink her beer. Mike is at a loss for words and Allen is just exhausted from that impressive trick.
Allen entertaining everyone with another great story from his summer.
Left to Right: Drs. Esbensen, Maher, and Lauritsen all enjoying the food, beer, and conversation.
Left to Right: Dr. Taylor and Mark Debarr. Dr. Taylor is our newest hire and will begin teaching classes this fall. Mark Debarr is currently a police officer for Richmond Heights and starting on his PhD in the department.
Dr. Taylor is explaining that he really likes police officers, he stands this far away from everyone he talks to.
Ethan and Mandy planning the next group bowling night.
Krystal Legould and Theron Jackson. These two meet each other in graduate courses and just recently got engaged, congratulations.
The little guy hung in there for most of the party, but his first time in a bar was just too much excitement.
Drs. Esbensen and Slocum.