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Antoinette M. Landor Awarded 2021 Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence

April 9, 2021

Mun Choi, president of the University of Missouri, Latha Ramchand, MU provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, and Steve Sowers, president and CEO of the central region of Commerce Bank, today awarded a 2021 William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence to Antoinette M. Landor, an associate professor in the College of Human…

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Dr. Balakrishnan Quoted in Show Me Mizzou

March 24, 2021

Dr. Bimal Balakrishnan, Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Department of Architectural Studies, was quoted in Show Me Mizzou’s story on MU and AT&T Collaboration Brings 5G Technology to Campus. The University of Missouri and AT&T are collaborating on an innovation lab in Cornell Hall that will bring full 5G+ millimeter capability to MU’s…

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Dr. Jung Ha-Brookshire Receives ITAA Distinguished Scholar Award

March 10, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Jung Ha-Brookshire, Professor and Department Chair of the Department of Textile and Apparel Management, on receiving the 2021 International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Distinguished Scholar Award. This award recognizes continuous and substantial contributions to scholarship in the field.

Lu Fan

Lu Fan PhD, CFP® Quoted in WalletHub

March 9, 2021

Dr. Lu Fan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Personal Financial Planning, was featured in WalletHub's recent piece about 2021's Cities with the Highest & Lowest Credit Scores. What are some commonly held misperceptions about how credit scores are calculated? One common misperception about credit score calculation is that the belief that holding debit or…

Update on College of Human Environmental Sciences (HES)

March 4, 2021

Dear Colleagues, As you know, since our announcement on Feb. 8, we have been working with the departments in the College of Human Environmental Sciences (HES) to ensure that they transition into the colleges that are best suited to their disciplines and where they will continue to thrive. The faculty and leadership in these departments…

Cyndi Robertson

HES Grads Recognized During Black History Month

Feb. 10, 2021

We celebrate Black History Month by recognizing HES Grads who have gone before. If you’re an HES grad and want to share your story, email Cyndi Meredith Robertson HES has always encouraged me to remember that people are at the center of everything you do and say, so no task should be addressed without…

Abed Rabbani

Abed G. Rabbani PhD, CFP® Quoted in WalletHub

Feb. 4, 2021

What is the most common mistake that retirees make when choosing where to settle? Many retirees are relocating without due diligence. Many people relocate on a whim. Many people made a move to a place that they thought was a dream destination only to find it otherwise. The pace of life may be too fast…

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Free Tax Preparation Help Available at Mizzou

Feb. 3, 2021

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites for 2021 tax season are open. Story by Austin Fitzgerald, Show Me Mizzou Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites offering Missourians assistance with tax return preparation through the University of Missouri are now open in downtown Columbia and at MU Extension sites throughout the state through April 14. Due to social…

Jaume Padilla

HES Faculty Selected for NextGen Precision Health Building Move-In

Jan. 25, 2021

The College of Human Environmental Sciences is proud to have three faculty members selected for the NextGen Precision Health Building Move-In. They were chosen because their work aligns with one or more of the six guiding pillars of NextGen and the building’s specific resources will significantly enhance their research efforts. Most importantly, they are committed…

Alaisa Brown

Mizzou HDFS Doctoral Students and Faculty Honored for Research

Dec. 17, 2020

Multiple MU HDFS Doctoral students and faculty members were honored for their research at the recent National Council on Family Relations annual conference held in November. Congratulations to our students and faculty for making contributions to the field that have real-world implications for improving the lives of individuals and families! Outstanding Publication of the Year Award,…

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HES Virtual Celebration – Fall Class of 2020

Dec. 15, 2020

Nothing will stop Mizzou from celebrating our graduates. Interact with family, friends, faculty, fellow Tigers and MU alumni on social media as we congratulate the Class of 2020 on Friday, Dec. 18. All December graduates will be invited back to campus for an in-person commencement event at a later date. More details about that event…

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Congratulations HES Scholarship Recipients

Dec. 7, 2020

   Dear HES Family and Friends, I am exceptionally proud of how our HES community has responded to the many challenges we have endured during 2020. Our faculty, staff, and especially our students never lost sight of the fact that the College of Human Environmental Sciences makes a difference in ways that matter to…

Chelsea Garneau

Drs. Garneau-Rosner and Herzog Receive $6.24 Million Grant

Dec. 3, 2020

ShowMe Healthy Relationships (SMHR) is a partnership between the University of Missouri Extension, University of Missouri Department of Human Development and Family Science, and three Community Family Agencies who have come together to help singles and couples have happy and healthy relationships. The program has provided training in healthy relationship skills to 1,127 adult couples…

Leslie Speller-Henderson

Newly Appointed HES Black Student Organization Adviser

Nov. 11, 2020

Mrs. Leslie Speller-Henderson will serve as the Adviser to the HES Black Student Organization (BSO). She will take over the role from Christine Woods who will step down as Adviser at the end of the semester. Mrs. Speller-Henderson serves as Associate Extension Professor with the University of Missouri (MU) College of Human Environmental Sciences (HES)…

Pam Hinton

Newly appointed HES Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Fellow

Nov. 11, 2020

Dr. Pam Bruzina will serve as the HES Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (IDE) Fellow, until August of 2022. Dr. Pam Bruzina earned her bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison while a track and cross-country student-athlete. She continued her graduate education at Wisconsin, completing a doctoral degree in Nutritional Sciences. Following a…

Elizabeth Parks

Dr. Parks Elected to Leadership at The Obesity Society

Oct. 26, 2020

Dr. Elizabeth Parks, Professor in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, has been elected to begin a 4-year leadership path in The Obesity Society (TOS). Established in 1982, TOS is the leading professional organization focused on the science-based understanding of the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of obesity, with approximately 2,500 members world-wide. Beginning this November, Dr.…

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Dr. Landor Wins APLU Research Mentor Award

Oct. 15, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Antoinette Landor on being named the 2020 Undergraduate Research Mentor by The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Board on Human Sciences. Dr. Landor is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Science in the College of Human Environmental Sciences. The award recognizes a faculty member in the human sciences for exceptional performance…

Li Zhao

Drs. Li Zhao and Kerri McBee-Black Awarded Grant from Cotton Incorporated

Oct. 9, 2020

Congratulations to Drs. Li Zhao and Kerri McBee-Black on receiving another grant from Cotton Incorporated for next calendar year for their project entitled Trace Public and Stakeholder Opinion Regarding Sustainability and Transparency in The Global Cotton Supply Chain: A Practice-Based Experiential Learning Opportunity. It is a little over $28,000 and we are so happy to…

Steve Ball

Dr. Steve Ball Interviewed on Inside Mizzou Athletics Podcast

Oct. 1, 2020

Dr. Steve Ball, NEP Professor & State Specialist as well as Mizzou baseball alum, was recently interviewed on the Inside Mizzou Athletics Podcast. Listen now

Christine Proulx

HDFS Interim Chair Announcement: Congratulations to Chris Proulx!

Aug. 25, 2020

Hello HES Colleagues: I am pleased to announce that Chris Proulx has accepted the position of Interim Department Chair in Human Development and Family Science for the 2020-2021 academic year. Chris joined HDFS in 2007 and is currently an Associate Professor and Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. She brings considerable leadership experience to…

Tahira and Labh Hira

Investing in Mizzou’s Future Financial Planning Professionals

Aug. 13, 2020

The College of Human Environmental Sciences is honored to announce that Drs. Tahira and Labh Hira, both MU alumni, made a substantial estate commitment to benefit the Department of Personal Financial Planning. Their generous gift will establish the Tahira and Labh Hira Endowment to support faculty and student success in the field of financial planning.…

Brenda Lohman

HES Interim Dean Announcement

July 24, 2020

Brenda Lohman, Chair and Professor of the Department of Human Development and Family Science, has been named the Interim Dean of the MU College of Human Environmental Sciences. Dr. Lohman joined the MU faculty on August 1, 2019. Prior to coming to MU, she was Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in…

Kerri McBee-Black

Exclusive Design

July 23, 2020

Apparel industry’s competing terms cause confusion and frustration for people living with disabilities. Kerri McBee-Black hopes to bridge the nomenclature gap between businesses and academia to help people find what they're looking for. While the apparel industry has become increasingly more accessible to people living with disabilities, much of the industry is using competing terms…

Antoinette Landor

Dr. Landor Named Millsap HDFS Professor of Diversity & Multicultural Studies

July 16, 2020

Dr. Antoinette M. Landor Named the Millsap Missouri Professorship in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus on Diversity and Multicultural Studies Antoinette M. Landor, will serve as the Millsap Professorship of Diversity and Multicultural Studies in the Department of Human Development and Family Science, for the 2020-2021 academic year. Dr. Landor has a…

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Dr. Sandy Rikoon Faculty Scholars Fund

July 8, 2020

As the College of HES and MU prepare to bid farewell to Sandy, please join us in honoring him with a contribution to the Dr. Sandy Rikoon HES Faculty Scholars Fund. This fund has been established in the spirit in which Sandy encouraged faculty to be the best researchers and teachers in their fields of…

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Dr. Landor & Dr. Ramseyer Winter Receive UM Presidential Awards

July 8, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Antoinette Landor (Human Development and Family Science) & Dr. Ginny Ramseyer Winter (School of Social Work) for being two of the 19 award winners of Presidential Awards across the entire UM System! Antoinette and Ginny are co-authors on a number of scholarly papers that meld their two interests areas—another wonderful example of…

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HES Virtual Celebration for the Class of 2020

May 15, 2020

Nothing will stop HES from celebrating our graduates! Interact with family, friends, faculty, fellow Tigers and MU alumni on social media as we congratulate the class of 2020. All May graduates will be invited back to campus for an in-person commencement event at a later date. More details about that event will be posted when…

Sandy Rikoon

Dean’s Message to Students and Families about COVID-19

May 11, 2020

As many have said, these are unprecedented times. However, we in the College of Human Environmental Sciences are prepared and equipped to support students, families, and our communities. We are lucky to have a mission to improve well-being for individuals, families, and communities and the faculty and staff who can make this happen. Here are…


TAM Cuts Over 35,000 Mask Fabric Pieces for MU Health

May 8, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread, face masks are becoming more difficult to find, and health systems are turning to community members for help to make sure they have masks for as long as the outbreak lasts. That includes MU Health Care. The University is joining the effort and making mask kits that will be made…

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Personal Financial Planning’s Andrew Zumwalt Speaks to KOMU About Our Current Economy

May 8, 2020

KOMU 8's Emily Spain talked with PFP Assistant Extension Professor, Andrew Zumwalt on Thursday about how the economy is doing now that states are beginning to reopen. Zumwalt works as an MU assistant extension professor in the department of personal finance. He talks about the current state of our economy and addresses how some of…

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Meals for Healing

May 7, 2020

MU Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology staff prepares meals for health care workers fighting COVID-19. As hospitals have become increasingly full, The University of Missouri’s Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology has stepped up to help MU Health Care workers. In just two weeks, members from the department have cooked and prepared 500 frozen…

HES to Promote New Research Projects to Tackle COVID-19 Challenges and Societal Impacts

April 15, 2020

The goals of the HES RAPID Grant Related to COVID 19 is to promote new research projects to tackle medical, personal, social, economic, community or any other issues stemming from COVID-19 challenges and societal impacts and responses. All HES disciplines are welcome and collaboration is encouraged. All faculty are encouraged to take advantage of new…

HES Makes an Impact in Response to COVID 19

April 3, 2020

The College of Human Environmental Sciences' faculty and staff are using their skills to help our communities confront COVID-19 challenges. Learn more about the HES Impact

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HES Students Win Mizzou 39 and Mizzou 18 Awards!

March 6, 2020

In the spirit of service that was the cornerstone of the 1839 founding of the University of Missouri, the Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board presents the Mizzou '39 Award to 39 outstanding seniors each year. Chosen for their academic achievement, leadership and service to Mizzou and the community, the honorees represent a variety of majors,…

Sandy Rikoon

Dean Sandy Rikoon to Step Down as HES Leader

Feb. 21, 2020

Dear alumni and friends of HES: It is with very mixed feelings that I inform alumni and friends of HES that I will be stepping down as Dean of the College of Human Environmental Sciences and leaving the University of Missouri on July 31, 2020. This timing will complete the five-year commitment I gave to…

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Tootie Burns, HES Alumna, Class of 1989

Feb. 10, 2020

Tootie Burns attended Mizzou at a major turning point for HES. When she entered the university, the school was still called the "College of Home Economics," but by the time she graduated in 1989, the name had changed to the "College of Human Environmental Sciences." She was a member of the first class with the…

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy

Dec. 19, 2019

MU Extension’s Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (SSSH) program aims to improve the health of the fastest-growing age group in the United States — older adults. The program was developed by University of Missouri Extension and Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology faculty in 2004 and has been successfully delivered through MU Extension. While SSSH participants…

John Qualy

John M. Qualy, 2019 Faculty-Alumni Award Recipient, HES Dean’s Strategic Leadership Council

Nov. 22, 2019

It is a great pleasure to announce that John Qualy, chair of the Dean’s Strategic Leadership Council for HES, is a 2019 recipient of a prestigious Mizzou Faculty-Alumni Award. These awards recognize distinguished alumni not only for their professional achievements but also for their service to Mizzou, emphasizing the critical role that alumni play in…

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Mizzou Homecoming 2019 – Traditions Stand Forever

Oct. 29, 2019

A football game, a parade, house decorations…and the HES Pizza Party. These are just a few of the many annual events or traditions that take place on campus each fall that remind us that Mizzou Homecoming is here. When it comes to outdoor events, weather certainly always plays a factor and this year was no…