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Student News

Posted: Mar. 22, 2017

Important Dates

Mar. 24 - Last day to apply for the Program for Undergraduate Research Experiences (PURE)

Mar. 25- Apr. 2 - Spring Break. The HES Student Services Office will be closed for Spring Break

Apr. 4, 4:30 p.m., Gwynn Lounge - Pre-Portfolio Submission Review for Architecture and Interior Design students

Apr. 17-21 - HES Week

Apr. 21, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Jesse Wrench Auditorium - Lecture from Dr. Velma McBride Murry: Promoting Positive Youth Development Among African American Youth: Examining the Protective nature of African American Families

For a full calendar of dates and deadlines for the Spring 2017 semester, visit the Registrar's Website.

Congratulations to Kemper Award Winner Dr. Ha-Brookshire

Textile and Apparel Management's Dr. Jung Ha-Brookshire is a 2017 William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence award winner! Dr. Ha-Brookshire is also the HES Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. Read more about her here.

PURE Application Deadline March 24th

The Program for Undergraduate Research Experiences (PURE) aims to encourage and support undergraduate participation in faculty research projects and creative activities across the college. PURE provides opportunities for exceptional students to cooperate actively with faculty mentors, learning firsthand about multiple dimensions of research, creative activity, and scholarship processes.

Students majoring in any HES unit, and with a minimum of 50 hours of completed coursework and a 3.25 GPA, are eligible to apply for a PURE mentorship for the Summer Session of 2017, Fall Semester 2017, Spring Semester 2018, or a combined Fall 2017/Spring 2018 period.

Students must apply in partnership with faculty mentors in their major department and are expected to (1) devote 160 hours over the course of a semester to the research internship, and (2) prepare two products: (a) research poster, talk, or other final product for either on-campus or off-campus presentation, and (b) written account of approximately 500 words for publication of a report on research mentorships.

The total pay for the experience is $2,000; three-quarters of these funds are provided by PURE and the other quarter is provided by the mentor’s unit, research grant, or other source identified by the mentor.

For 2017-2018, we will have a single deadline of March 24, 2017, with notification of accepted applications expected by early April 2017. We anticipate being able to fund up to 10 students. For more information, please go here.

Lecture: Promoting Positive Youth Development Among African American Youth

As part of HES Week, Dr. Velma McBride Murry will give a lecture Friday, Apr. 21 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m in Jesse Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union. Dr. McBride Murry is a professor at Vanderbilt and an MU alum, earning her PhD in Human Development and Family Science from Mizzou. 

Download flyer (PDF)

MU Career Center Hiring a Student Worker

The MU Career Center is looking to hire a Marketing Coordinator that oversees our strategic marketing efforts. This role is responsible for coordinating a team of 5-8 students in creating and implementing a marketing plan that increases the visibility of our office and services. Key duties include: managing social media and content calendars, monitoring analytics, creating written content for blogs/publications, planning events and more. You can read more at the link below:
Marketing  Coordinator Job ID #81088
Start Date: August 2017
Pay: Competitive (based on experience and class level)
Schedule: 15-10 hours per week; flexible according to your class schedule
Deadline to apply: April 7, 2017
To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to the current Marketing Coordinator, Alexandra Humes at Make subject line: Marketing Team Coordinator application. Also, please indicate/link any social media accounts you have worked with or other work samples you would like to include.

Summer and Fall Jobs with Adventure Club

The University of Missouri-College of Education Adventure Club Program is currently interviewing and hiring Site Assistants for the Summer and Fall 2017 Semester. Adventure Club is a before and after school program located in 21 elementary schools in Columbia. The program provide hands-on educational and recreational activities for children in a safe and caring environment.

Available shifts are 6:40-7:25 a.m. for the morning shift and 2:25-6:00 p.m. for the afternoon shift, Monday-Friday for one set of schools and 6:40-8:05 a.m. for the morning shift and 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at another set of schoolsFor the summer in June, staff must be able to work Monday-Friday. For the Fall Semester, staff can work anywhere from 2-10 shifts per week. Shifts remain the same each week for the duration of the semester. Starting pay is $8.00. Staff is expected to work the Columbia Public School calendar and not just the MU calendar.

If you enjoy working with children, are dependable, responsible, and energetic, Adventure Club may be a great fit.  It is a great learning experience for future teachers and for those planning on working with children and families after graduation.

Our applications and availability forms are available here. Please note that there are separate applications for summer and for fall. Please complete both and turn in to 109 Hill Hall, 101 Park De Ville, Suite D or as attachments to If your availability matches our openings, you will be contacted for an interview very soon. Do not submit the application materials until after you have enrolled for classes, as your availability is needed prior to the interview.

If you are scheduled for an interview and are hired, you will need the following items, so please be prepared with the following prior to interviewing:

  1.  Social Security Card (SS card must be provided in addition to the Employment Eligibility Verification Identification items)
    1. If you do not have your Social Security Card, you may go to the Social Security office off of Buttonwood Drive to request a new one. Request a receipt that has your SS # on it and bring that receipt with you to the interview.  We can use the receipt to process paperwork until you can get us a copy of your card. The address is 803 Gray Oak Drive and the phone # is 1-866-563-9108.
    2. A photocopy of your card cannot be used.
  2. Employment Eligibility Verification Identification Items (examples:  driver’s license, school ID card with photograph, U.S. Military ID card). 
    1. For complete list go to 
    2. Please note:  since the University participates in E-Verify, List B documents must contain a photograph.
  3. Canceled/Void Check for setting up direct deposit. We also accept the account and routing numbers handwritten if a check is not available.

Contact 573-884-2582 if you have questions.

Toy Drive for Women's & Children's Hospital Ends 3/24

The Human Development and Family Science Student Association & the Child Life Student Association have organized a toy drive from the Women's and Children's Hosptial. You can drop off donated toys to the Child Development Lab in 31 Stanley or HES Student Services Office in 106 Gwynn. 

What CAN be donated: To prevent infection, we only accept new items/toys. Toys that are sturdy and free of any parts which may pinch. All craft materials that are non-toxic (e.g., markers, glue, paint). Stuffed animals that are brand new and recently bought from the store. Movies G, PG, PG-13 Rating. Wii games, Playstation 3 & 4 games; Xbox 360 games.

What CANNOT be donated: We cannot accept stuffed toys/animals that have not been recently purchased from a store. Toys which can break easily and have sharp edges. Toy guns, knives, weapons, etc.. Food, beverages or candy. Latex balloons. Used toys.

Most Needed: Crayons, coloring books, markers, colored pencils, Barbie’s, action figures, hotwheel cars, animals, dinosaurs, journals, small lego kits, stress balls, wooden crafts.

Excellence in Education Awards

The Division of Student Affairs recognizes outstanding faculty, academic advisors, and academic administrators each year with the Excellence in Education Awards. Nominations are currently being accepted for members of the academic community that have demonstrated a significant commitment to student learning both in and out of the classroom. Nominations are due no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 24, 2017. The nomination form and additional information can be found online here.

Pre-Portfolio Review for Architecture and Interior Design Students

On Tuesday Apr. 4 at 4:30 p.m. in Gwynn Lounge, students planning to apply for the Architectural Studies Professional Program should bring any work they are planning to submit in their portfolio at the end of the semester. Faculty and students currently enrolled in the Professional Program will help applying students review and prepare their best submissions. Snacks and refreshments will be provided! Information about the portfolio review process is available here.

Apply for 2017 & 2018 Graduation

Planning to graduate in 2017 or 2018? If you have not already done so, please complete a Request for Graduation Evaluation! You cannot graduate unless you complete the form.

Dean's Advisory Board

The Dean's Advisory Board is comprised of students from each HES department and each class to promote unity among the student body as well as provide social and philanthropic opportunities.

Meetings of the Dean's Advisory Board are open to all students. Meetings are in 117 Gwynn at 6 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Apr. 13 
  • May 4 (This meeting will be held in 208 Gwynn)

HES Ambassadors & Student Organizations

You can contact the HES Ambassador for your department with questions about your program, how to get involved, and life at Mizzou.

Visit the HES Student Organization website to find college-wide, departmental, and honorary groups to join!