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Coronavirus Sewershed Surveillance Project Earns Governor’s Award for Quality and Productivity

Missouri Governor Mike Parson and the Office of Administration recently recognized five state teams with the 2021 Governor’s Award for Quality and Productivity. The awards, which were handed out during a ceremony in the Missouri Capitol’s First Floor Rotunda on June 15, acknowledge accomplishments that serve as an example for continuous productivity, quality, efficiency and improvement. The Coronavirus Sewershed Surveillance…

Jenna Fusinatto Receives Distinguished Service Award from CAFNR Alumni Association

Jenna Fusinatto (BS Parks, Rec & Tourism ’12), senior academic advisor in the School of Natural Resources, has received the 2022 Dana Brown Haynes Distinguished Service Award from the CAFNR Alumni Association. Jenna advises 400+ students in four different emphasis areas, helps with recruitment events, schedules courses, supervises student ambassadors, and advises the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She also…

Greg Rotert Honored with True Tiger Volunteer Award from CAFNR Alumni Association

Greg Rotert (BS Ag ’00), support systems administrator in the School of Natural Resources and MU Division of IT, has received the 2022 True Tiger Volunteer Award from the CAFNR Alumni Association. In addition to the incredible IT support and customer service he has provided to the School of Natural Resources faculty, staff and students for the last nine years,…

CAFNR Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (C-DRIG) Winners Announced

The CAFNR Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (C-DRIG) are offered through the CAFNR Office of Research. The C-DRIG grant supports up to $2,000 or partially support dissertation research projects proposed by doctoral students in the College. Eligible students will have completed their coursework and have advanced to candidacy or will advance to candidacy within six months of the C-DRIG awards. The…

Senior Spotlight: Danielle King

King will graduate with degrees in parks, recreation and sport, and journalism

Since the eighth grade, Danielle King has known exactly what she wanted to study when the time came for her to further her education at the collegiate level – sports journalism. And by the time King was a junior in high school, she knew exactly where she wanted to pursue that passion – the University of Missouri. King, who is…

Senior Spotlight: Elias Bunting

Bunting will graduate with a degree in natural resource science and management

Elias Bunting has been able to gain valuable research experiences as an undergraduate student at the University of Missouri through the McNair Scholars Program. Bunting, who will earn his natural resource science and management degree in May, has spent nearly three years taking part in various research projects across the Mizzou campus. Those hands-on research opportunities have opened multiple doors…

‘A Perfect Weekend’

Two CAFNR graduate students helped Mizzou capture men's and women's disc golf national championships

The University of Missouri men’s and women’s disc golf teams carried undefeated seasons into 2022 College Disc Golf National Championship competition, and both teams would end their seasons the same way – as national champions. The women’s team led the tournament field from start to finish, winning by four strokes. The men’s team overcame a slow start with a strong…

Senior Spotlight: Libby Orr

Orr will graduate with a degree in environmental sciences

When she was young, Libby Orr said she remembers watching her local weatherperson share the upcoming forecasts and being interested in how the weather could change at a moment’s notice. As she got older, her interest in tracking storms continued – and when it was time to choose a college degree Orr knew it would be related to weather. Orr,…

Kristen Veum and Tim Reinbott Elected Officers in the American Society of Agronomy

Kristen Veum, assistant adjunct professor in the School of Natural Resources and research soil scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service, has been elected to serve as president of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA). She will begin in this position as president-elect in January 2023. Tim Reinbott, director of field operations for Missouri Agricultural Experiment…

Robin Rotman Receives Provost’s Junior Faculty Teaching Award

Robin Rotman, assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources (SNR), has received the 2022 Provost’s Junior Faculty Teaching Award. The award recognizes junior faculty for superior teaching and advising on the MU campus. Faculty colleagues, departments, schools/colleges, or recognized campus organizations may nominate…