Inside CAFNR ⋅ Page 26

Working a Career Fair

Career Services connects students with employers

To help CAFNR graduates set off on their best career path, CAFNR Career Services holds a number of training sessions, workshops and events during the year.

Cultivating The Elusive Black Truffle

Bruhn’s years of mushroom research are coming to fruition

Bruhn has been researching truffles since 1999 – and now knows enough about their cultivation in Missouri to promote commercial truffières – truffle orchards – with interested farmers and entrepreneurs.

Fellows in Communication

CAFNR invites 8 researchers to participate in comprehensive communications training

CAFNR agronomy alum and expert science communicator Mary Schon guided the first group of CAFNR Communications Fellows through comprehensive communications training this winter, with more sessions to follow.

Pre-Nuptials

CAFNR students get early professional experience at Bridal U

Eight CAFNR hospitality management students are getting hands-on experience in the groom and bride trade. They are collaborating with a local wedding planner to present Bridal University, a wedding-planning workshop for Columbia brides.

Certified

Bent, Lingle named Certified Research Administrators

Two CAFNR staff members have recently earned the designation of Certified Research Administrator from the Research Administrators Certification Council.

Adding the Teaching Component

Center helps faculty add innovative education to research projects

Anna Henry, associate professor and department chair of Agricultural Education, has begun a virtual center to help CAFNR researchers meet the new qualifications. Her Center for the Collaboration and Development of Educational Innovations is designed to partner with faculty members conducting sponsored research from the beginning of a project.

Collaborating on a Global Scale

Meyers steps into international agriculture programs director role

CAFNR folk have always worked together to solve some of the most important issues of the day. Willi Meyers is helping to take these partnerships global.

Ahead of the Storm

MU-trained meteorologists issued the most critical warnings of 2011

On April 27, 2011, a massive tornado outbreak, considered the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Katrina, saw more than 100 tornadoes rip destruction from Louisiana through Pennsylvania, killing 346 people. Less than a month later, on May 22, what is considered the seventh worst tornado in American history, and the 27th most violent twister in world history, tore into the…

Walking Man

In MU's pedometer program, no one has gone as far as Bill Lamberson

Among the 144 University of Missouri employees participating in the MU Healthy for Life Million Step Pedometer Program that rewards people for improving their health through walking, nobody comes close to the 19 million steps recorded by Bill Lamberson, professor of Physiological Genetics in CAFNR’s Animal Science Division.