Month: April 2013

NAMA prepares students with real world experiences

Students who want hands-on experience in product marketing plus the added benefit of numerous networking opportunities need look no further than Mizzou NAMA. The student chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association is up and running again at MU after a…

Editorial: Has Technology Taken Over Our Lives?

As you walk across campus, count how many people are zombie-fied on their phone while they walk. You might be amazed if you look up from your own phone to see the number of students walking and texting or walking…

#Agriculture: The Importance of Social Media

Advances in technology have drastically changed agriculture production methods over the decades. Now, new methods of communication are also changing the way the public learns about agriculture and forms opinions about food production. “Agriculture is becoming more diverse as a…

Mindy Ward let’s farmers tell their stories

In small town Marthasville, Missouri, the fall breeze blows softly, the tall grass rustles, and the sound of singing birds fills the small valley where a little two-story farm house sits peacefully. This is the home of Mindy Ward, editor…

Starving to perfection

“Your body is a vessel for who you are as a person.” This statement was a key concept for one MU student to understand as she worked to recover from an eating disorder. “Eating disorders are real, complex, and devastating…

Profile: MU history professor Robert Collins

Robert Collins makes students want to learn more. Collins strolls into class with his notebooks in hand and sets up the podium to lay his work on.  There isn’t a PowerPoint presentation, instead, Collins draws an outline on the chalkboard. …

During toronado season, prepare for the worst

Huddled together in my basement my family awaited the finale of the tornado. Lightning struck leaving me blinded, and thunder immediately followed that shook my bones. The sound of the destroyer was like a freight train pushing forward at full…