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Shooting Star

PRT's Brianna Kulas drafted by WNBA

Brianna Kulas, senior in parks, recreation and tourism student shot for the stars and landed among them. Kulas will be headed to San Antonio after being drafted by the San Antonio Stars in the 2014 WNBA draft. Kulas, Mizzou Women’s Basketball #13, grew up in Shawnee Mission, Kan. She started playing basketball when she was in kindergarten. Before coming to…

Moving Into Industry

ABC Labs and Biochemistry team to prepare students

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Biochemistry department and ABC Laboratories have come together to offer a hands-on industry internship program for undergraduates studying biochemistry. The program allows students to train and intern with ABC Laboratories over the summer.

HM’s ‘First’ Graduate

Richard Spener is a Hospitality Management alum at heart

Richard Spener has been a long-time supporter of the University of Missouri Hospitality Management Program. In fact, he was a student in the very first Hospitality Management classes. Even though Spener is a graduate of the MU School of Business, he continues to show his support of the Hospitality Management Program in many ways. Spener graduated from the University of…

A Hospitable ‘Home’ for HM Students

Mizzou Campus Dining Services hires many graduates

Over the years, Campus Dining Services, or CDS, has sought to enhance the breadth of the team by hiring staff with various talents and skill sets. As they work to build up their specific food knowledge and increase nutrition and special diet assessment talents, they are focusing on hiring registered dietitians. One trend they also are following is hiring hospitality management…

A Hospitable Event

Hospitality Management Department held Scholarship Banquet and Eta Sigma Delta Induction April 7

Columbia Mid-Missouri Restaurant Association awarded a total of $14,000 for 10 Hospitality Management students this year. Of the $14,000, $12,000 was raised during the 29th Taste of Mid-Missouri event held on campus. The Association and the Department of Hospitality Management jointly hosted a Scholarship Awards Dinner April 7, 2014. The recipients included: Sam Hill, junior, Frankfort, Ill.; Jared Klarfeld, junior,…

Not a Typical Awardee

Biochemistry's Mawhinney receives Medicine's Teaching Award

Professor of Biochemistry Tom Mawhinney received the 2014 Jane Hickman Teaching Award from the MU School of Medicine. This is the first time in the 24 years of the Hickman Award that it has been given to a faculty member with a primary appointment outside of the School of Medicine.

SURF’s Up

Biochemistry student awarded Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) awarded Sean Rogers, sophomore Biochemistry student, a 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). The funding is awarded to undergraduate students allowing them to conduct meaningful research in plant biology during the early part of their college careers. SURF recipients are expected to present their research at ASPB’s annual Plant Biology meeting in the…

Celebration of Excellence

CAFNR honors its outstanding faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) at the University of Missouri held its annual Celebration of Excellence Award ceremony on April 10 to honor outstanding faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the College.

Pest Busters

Come to CAFNR with all your pest problems

The University of Missouri Plant Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) reopened April 1, with new clinic director Patricia Wallace leading. The Clinic will once again provide assistance to county Extension specialists, commercial businesses and citizens in Missouri with their pest problems.

High Turf

MU professor receives prestigious award

Brad S. Fresenburg, assistant extension professor, plant sciences, received the 2013 Dr. William H. Daniel Founders Award from the Sports Turf Manager Association. The Sports Turf Manager Association’s (STMA) highest honors, the four Founders Awards, recognize those individuals who have made significant contributions to STMA and to the profession. These awards are presented annually at the Sports Turf Manager Conference and Awards Banquet. This year’s banquet was held in San Antonio, Texas, on Jan. 24.