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Inside CAFNR
Faculty & Staff Newsletter // September 2020
Feature Stories
CAFNR Welcomes New Faculty (click to read)
CAFNR Welcomes New Faculty »

Our college introduces six faculty members this fall

Catch Up With CAFNR
Catch Up With CAFNR (click to read)
Catch Up With CAFNR »

A photo gallery of CAFNR happenings

Cultivating Diversity & Inclusion

The CAFNR Staff Advisory Council invites you to join them as they work through “Race, Racism, and the American Experience,” a self-guided curriculum available through the MU Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity. From Monday, Sept. 14, through Friday, Nov. 20, they will work through the curriculum week by week. The course is divided into 10 days, although Staff Council will ask participants to complete one program day per calendar week for 10 weeks. Every week is designed around a specific topic, with resources and activities structured in four steps: Learn, Reflect, Take Actions, and Explore. The goal is that together participants will: disarm preconceived notions; cultivate a practice grounded in self-reflection; and better understand our role as life-long learners. The curriculum is ultimately self-guided: only you can do the work. However, the Staff Council — by way of anonymous weekly check-ins — will help keep you on track as everyone works through the curriculum together. Contact Amy Moum with any questions,

For more information and to sign up, visit: Although the kick-off meeting has passed, there is still time to sign up to work through the curriculum with Staff Council! Please complete registration by Wednesday, Sept. 16.

CAFNR Community
Q&A With Alex Munoz (click to read)
Q&A With Alex Munoz »

Munoz is the student support specialist in the Division of Plant Sciences

Coming Soon
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CAFNR Tiger Classic
Virtual Golf Tournament and 5K/10K
Sept. 18 – Oct. 9, 2020

We’re going virtual!

In an effort to create a safe environment for our alumni and friends, the CAFNR Alumni Association is moving the annual CAFNR Classic golf tournament to a virtual format and adding a 5K walk/run and 10K bike to the fun! Now, you can support the CAFNR Student Experience easier than ever — from the comfort and convenience of your hometown.


This month we recognize the following faculty and staff members for their years of service to Mizzou!

  • Richard Linhardt, instructor, Food Sciences, celebrated 30 years of service Aug. 1.
  • Lesleighan Cravens, instructor, Plant Sciences, celebrated five years of service Aug. 1.
  • Marie Dickerson, senior research specialist, Biochemistry, celebrated five years of service Aug. 1.
  • Jamie Manuel, research specialist I, Plant Sciences, celebrated five years of service Aug. 1.
  • Mauro Palmero, assistant teaching professor, Applied Social Sciences, celebrated five years of service Aug. 1.
  • Tina Carmack, office support assistant IV, Animal Sciences, celebrated 35 years of service Aug. 12.
  • Tonya Mueller, manager IT, CAFNR IT Support, celebrated 20 years of service Aug. 14.
  • Hong He, professor, School of Natural Resources, celebrated 20 years of service Aug. 16.
  • Leon Schumacher, professor, Agriculture Systems Management, celebrated 30 years of service Aug. 23.
  • Jinglu Tan, professor/division director, Food Systems & Bioengineering, celebrated 30 years of service Aug. 24.