Higher Education

Sororities provide early chance to mingle

Getting involved in the Greek program at Mizzou might seem somewhat intimidating considering the large number of students who rush each year.

Fraternity recruitment happens all year long

Rushing for a fraternity may be a little less formal than women going through recruitment for a sorority. Fraternities recruit a large majority of prospects through informal recruitment.

Volunteering offers 'real-world' lessons

There are a number of programs available through the MU Offices of Service-Learning and Community Involvement to engage you in volunteer and service learning.

Getting around Columbia, the easier way

So you've made the move to Columbia. Now you need to figure out how to move around the city to get where you need to go. Here are some helpful tips for drivers, bike riders and bus passengers.



Get in the Game

There is good reason to get a seat in Memorial Stadium for the 2008 football season. With last year's Border Showdown victory over rival Kansas, the Tigers were No. 1 for the first time in 47 years.

Leadership class builds qualities that future employers want

In the summer of 2007, Janai Norman, 19, learned about a relatively unknown leadership class at MU called the Chancellor's Leadership class.

Safe ride programs let you drink, someone else drive

To help combat drunken driving among students, the CHEERS and STRIPES programs were created.

(Not so) friendly competition

Intramural sports offer students the chance to be college athletes without the time commitment

Work Studies earn students cash, experience

Federal Work Study is federally funded and designed to give part-time employment to undergraduate and graduate students who need the income to help them meet the costs incurred during their education.

Religious groups give new students support

Campus community offers student organizations for many different faiths.

Take time to think when picking a major

Students have until the end of their sophomore year to decide

Learning to budget is fundamental skill

Discipline is key while managing money

To separate or not separate whites, darks in laundry loads

Bleeding colors giving you the blues? These tips should squelch any washer woes.

Cut, style or trim: a 'do for every budget

One thing people don't usually consider until it's too late is: Who's going to cut/color my hair now that you're away from home?

College stress is inevitable, but can be made better

Homesickness is a major issue for students starting college.

Work-study program promotes literacy in children

A Way With Words began in 1996 as a community literacy program in response to President Clinton's America Reads Challenge.

Planning eases adjustments to dorm life

UM to ask state for $1 billion for 2010

The curators approved the request Friday, which amounts to a 19 percent increase over this year.

Dean of MU School of Medicine is applicant for job in Arizona

William Crist, who is a candidate for a new position in the Health Affairs department at the University of Arizona, will visit the Tucson campus on Thursday to take part in a forum.

Prof whose 'last lecture' became a sensation dies

Randy Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist whose "last lecture" about facing terminal cancer became an Internet sensation and a best-selling book, died Friday. He was 47.