Month: September 2013

On-campus jobs offer more benefits than just a paycheck

College students who have on-campus employment are at an advantage with rising tuition costs. According to the National Center for Education, about 80 percent of undergraduates worked part time while enrolled in college. CAFNR employment opportunities include working at South…

CP Editorial: My professor doesn’t even speak English

“To-may-to” or “to-mah-to,” however you say it, it’s time to stop throwing them at professors. Let’s take a second to address ever-present complaints of having a thickly accented teacher. Statistically, I get it; this is a new experience for most…

MU club works to save tigers around the world

There are fewer than 3,200 wild tigers today, the world has lost 97 percent of tigers due to poaching, climate change and habitat loss. Tiger parts are sold in illegal wildlife markets, used in folk medicine remedies and are status…

CAFNR Week 2013 begins Sept. 25

The week of Sept. 25 through Oct. 2 is not just any week in CAFNR. It’s CAFNR Week! This week is a celebration dedicated to the pride that CAFNR students, alumni and faculty have for their college. “The purpose of…

Günter Hans brings a taste of Europe to Columbia

Günter Hans, a European bakery in Columbia, represents a successful product of young entrepreneurs. CEO Lydia Melton attended Northwest Missouri State University along with her husband, majoring in market and business management.  When Melton decided to study abroad in Europe…

Mizzou NAMA helps students develop skills in marketing

Since his freshman year, senior Marc Rosenbohm has been involved with the National AgriMarketing Association and believes the organization has had a positive impact on his collegiate career. An agribusiness management major and Mizzou NAMA vice president of the competition…

Enrollment drop at MU may be sign of things to come

Universities nationwide are experiencing a decrease in enrollment of incoming freshmen, which is causing students to experience a recruitment effort like never before. The University of Missouri is no exception. This is the first year since 1994 that the newest…

‘City kids’ make up half of CAFNR student population

Students from both rural and urban backgrounds attend the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources to pursue degrees in many different areas. Julianna Kubiak, a freshman majoring in food science, is from suburban Dallas, Texas, and does not have…

South Farm Showcase highlights research in a family friendly way

 The normally tranquil South Farm Research Center will be bustling with activity this weekend. More than 2,000 visitors are expected to pack the University of Missouri research center for the seventh annual South Farm Showcase Saturday, Sept. 21. The purpose…

CP Editorial: Break this law but not our intiative

It was the last night of the weekend after our first week of classes came to a close. I heard a commotion in the lounge of my residence hall and assumed it was the typical banter of the more outgoing…

Students get resume advice at annual event

Many students learned it’s never too late to get a great resume when they attended Resumes 9-1-1, an event hosted by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. The event, which took place on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the…

Farming — southern style

In the small town of Truxton, Mo., Lee Farms is a well-known business because of its personal touch and community focus. Georgia native, Rusty Lee, sells a wide variety of vegetables and meats to his Community Supported Agriculture and restaurant…

CP Editorial: Leave the nest and let your wings fly

The beginning of summer marks a time of celebration for high school seniors. While crossing the stage to receive diplomas the thought of college is foremost on minds. As fall approaches, the transition to college life becomes a reality. This…

Dorm pets 101

You walk into your dorm room after a long day and want nothing more than to see the bright familiar face of your pet from home welcoming you back. Instead, you see a stack of homework and plain walls staring…

The Missouri Method at Café Eckles

 Café Eckles, the MU student run restaurant, isn’t just any ordinary restaurant — it is part of the hospitality management curriculum. “We have really good food and you can even student charge it!” said Emma Faist, a senior hospitality management…

Benefits of studying abroad well worth the costs

Many students believe that studying abroad will cost too much and that there is no way to get funds other than loans. Bill Allen, assistant professor of Science and Agricultural Journalism, has led a winter intersession department experience to Costa…

Annual event rounds up CAFNR freshmen

To some, MFA Plaza on Wednesday, Aug. 28, probably seemed like an ordinary get together for a group or organization. When in fact, it was a mix of 42 clubs and organizations within CAFNR. At the annual Fall Round-Up students…

Second Chance holds 10th Paws in the Park

Every now and then man’s best friend needs a weekend off too; just a few hours to chill with his buddies enjoying juicy rawhide and a big glass of au de toilet bowl. No ‘sits’ or ‘heals’ are needed on…