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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.

A Golden Sport

Nick Watanabe receives Golden Apple Teaching Award

Nick Watanabe, assistant teaching professor in parks, recreation and tourism, was surprised with a Golden Apple Award.

Big Fish

Paddlefish snagging is popular at Lake of the Ozarks

It’s your best chance of really catching a big fish.

Show-Me Angler Adventures

New book from MU shares tales of Missouri fishing experiences

Chris Rice vividly remembers one of his favorite fishing experiences when he was 12 years old. His father had just bought a new bass boat and the two were headed to Lake Wappapello in southeast Missouri. A day of lackluster fishing took a quick turn for the better after the duo stumbled upon a large school of white bass. Fish…

Golden Hoops

CAFNR student competes for spot on National Wheelchair Basketball Association Team

Carter Arey, parks, recreation and tourism student at MU, was chosen to compete for a spot on the National Wheelchair Basketball Association Team. He will be traveling to Colorado Springs, Co., May 28-June 2, to try out with 27 other athletes. Eighteen athletes will be chosen to play on the team.

Colorado Rescue

Alumnus saves skier buried 3 hours in avalanche

MU alumnus Sam McCloskey, B.S. parks, recreation and tourism ’09, performed a heroic act in the Colorado mountains March 2. McCloskey is a ranger with the State Forest State Park in Walden, Colo. McCloskey and Andrew Maddox, a river ranger for the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, were working at a snowmobile event when they received a radio alert about an…

Fish Story

CAFNR class gathers angler tales

This spring Mark Morgan is teaching a course at Mizzou that will culminate in the publication of a book of fishing stories told by Missouri anglers.

Rich Park, Poor Park

Study finds differences in KC parks in affluent and poorer areas

Low-income areas of Kansas City have more parks but with fewer features, a study by the University of Missouri and the University of South Carolina shows.

Add to Your Toolbox

SNR commencement speaker advises to keep learning

Keep adding to your toolbox of skills and life experiences to be happy and successful in life, said William Ruppert, December commencement speaker at the University of Missouri School of Natural Resources.