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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…

From a Different Angle

Sport Management FIG students gain awareness of diversity through wheelchair basketball

They had all played the game of basketball to varying degrees before — but never like this. As sunshine peaked through the windows of the MU Student Recreation Complex on a sunny September afternoon, the students and professor of the Sport Management Freshman Interest Group from South Hall had gathered at Court No. 7 to see one of the world’s most…

Expanding the Classroom

Mizzou PRT students network with employers in St. Louis

Students from the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (PRT) had the opportunity to meet with professionals from seven St. Louis based recreation and sport organizations in their respective workplaces earlier this month.

Foodie Finds

CAFNR's Ragh Singh shares his Columbia culinary favorites

If you are serious about food, Ragh Singh suggests you make a trip to your alma mater.

Saying YES!

Graduate student travels the country working with military youth

Brooke Jameson is seamlessly handling a schedule like no other.

Walking Off Obesity

Active use of nature trails, not sightseeing, improves youth health

Local governments can help reduce youth obesity levels by increasing the amount and type of public lands available for recreation.

Safer Crossings

Crosswalk design increases pedestrian safety, study shows

A signalized pedestrian crosswalk and 400-ft. long median in Columbia, Mo. that replaced an elevated footbridge has increased pedestrian safety.

Climate, Food, Community

Collaboration focuses on environment and Missouri agriculture

A five-year MU program will study climate variability and its potential agricultural, ecological and social impacts in Missouri.