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A Career Communicator

Christine Tew honored with Ag Communicator of the Year award from Missouri Department of Agriculture

While not a traditional farm kid, Christine Tew got involved in 4-H at an early age and later joined the National FFA Organization as a middle school student. Those positive experiences have led to a career in agriculture communication. Tew was recently honored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture for her communication efforts, taking home the Ag Communicator of the…

Promoting Missouri

CAFNR student works on the "Buy Missouri" Initiative 

Little did Mitchell Moon know that a conversation at the Missouri Cattlemen’s Convention with then-Lt. Gov. Mike Parson would land him a position working for Parson two days later. Moon, a parks, recreation and tourism junior, was attending the conference as the Missouri 4-H State President when he told Parson, now Missouri Governor, about his love for Missouri and his…

Tapping our Natural Resources

Patrick Market, Sonja Wilhelm Stanis named to interim leadership positions in SNR

Patrick Market, professor and undergraduate degree program coordinator for environmental sciences, has been named interim director of the School of Natural Resources in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Sonja Wilhelm Stanis, associate professor, graduate emphasis area coordinator in natural resources (parks, recreation and tourism emphasis) and undergraduate degree program coordinator for parks, recreation…

Four Years in the Making

Three CAFNR seniors named to Mizzou '39

Each year, the Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board recognizes 39 outstanding seniors to honor the school’s founding in 1839. The students represent an array of majors, activities and organizations across campus and are selected based on their academic achievement, leadership and commitment to Mizzou and the community. Three CAFNR students were recently named to the 2018 Mizzou ’39: Michael Chadwick,…

Entrepreneur in Residence

CAFNR alum and successful start-up founder returns to campus to share experiences with students

When Jeff Wasson was a student at the University of Missouri in the early 1990s, there weren’t a lot of courses that focused on his field of interest – entrepreneurship. He said he was honored to come back recently and share some of his experiences in this line of work with current students in the College of Agriculture, Food and…

A Coastal Career

SNR student receives two-year coastal management fellowship from NOAA

Growing up in Bangalore, India, Vidya Balasubramanyam wanted to be a plumber. “The city that I lived in, Bangalore, used to have a lot of water shortages. It used to have power cuts — we used to go as long as three days without water, as long as three days without electricity. That made me acutely aware of resource shortages…

Career Focused

Helping students find jobs is their calling

Ellen Morris and Jason Young work with students in parks, recreation and sport every day to help them find internships and jobs. So when they are off the clock, what do they like to do? Why, help students in parks, recreation and sport find internships and jobs, of course! Morris (BS PRT ’11) and Young (BS PRT ’09), both career…

A Golden Presence

Jerry Lee's 'tremendous stage presence' earns him a Golden Apple Award

This coming August will mark the four-year anniversary of KangJae “Jerry” Lee beginning his time at the University of Missouri and the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. With the sport management program being new at the time, the parks, recreation and tourism program (PRT) was in need of a new hire to keep pace with the rapid increase…

Finding Their Voice

Students point out ways to improve healthier eating options in their communities through photos, captions

With a photo and the statement on its left side shown above, a student from Kansas City named Jordan made her voice heard to her community. It is just one of several submissions received over the past few months through the Eat Smart in Parks (ESIP) photovoice project. ESIP is a statewide program to promote healthier eating options in and…

Sounding Out

CAFNR grad student, extreme metal musician, approaches his brand of music from an academic standpoint

To some, the sound of extreme metal music might come across like a cacophony of distortion and inaudible guttural vocals. To the ears of Mark Kloeppel, though, it’s a symphony in which he can hear each instrument and discern every throaty lyric. “I can remember very clearly when I was listening to music and I started to be able to…