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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…


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…


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,…

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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…

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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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HES Welcomes Dr. Brenda Lohman

Nov. 11, 2019

The College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Missouri welcomes Dr. Brenda Lohman as Chair and Professor of the Department of Human Development and Family Science. Dr. Lohman joined the MU faculty on August 1, 2019, after an extensive national search. Previous to joining the faculty at Mizzou, Dr. Lohman was Professor and…

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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…

HES Names Second Cohort of Faculty Scholars

Oct. 9, 2019

he College of Human Environmental Sciences recently named the second group of HES Faculty Scholars. For the next two years, these individuals will carry named titles and receive additional resources to support their work. The HES Faculty Scholars initiative was made possible by donors who established endowments in support of faculty. "The HES Faculty Scholars…

Monkey Business: MU Acquires Colobus Coat

Aug. 12, 2019

Story by Sarah Everett, Columbia Missourian For 15 years or more, a boxy, black fur coat hung in the MERS Goodwill office in St. Louis. It was jet-black and heavy, with long strands of what was originally thought to be gorilla fur. The shoulders were large and square, emblematic of late 1930s haute couture. Monkey…

Students Attend Financial Planning Academy

July 26, 2019

By Roger McKinney, Columbia Tribune How to accumulate $1 million by age 50 was one of the ideas put forward during a Wednesday session of the University of Missouri Financial Planning Academy for Teens. The academy, a weeklong program, is presented by MU Extension and the MU Department of Personal Financial Planning. Graham McCaulley, Extension…

Summer Welcome Through the Eyes of an HES Student

July 24, 2019

By Sara Grahn-Nilsson Junior, MU School of Social Work HES Ambassador Summer welcome is the first opportunity that students have to get a feel for what their four years at Mizzou will be like. It is most likely the first time they navigate campus, and a time for them to begin making their own decisions…

Volcano Pants: The Latest Fashion Trend from MU Geologists and a Graduate Student

June 25, 2019

By Jordan Yount, MU College of Arts & Science What do you wear when exploring a volcano? This is a question that professors and students in the MU Department of Geological Sciences face regularly. In 2010, Alan Whittington, then an associate professor in the department, and a student, Genevieve Robert, now an assistant professor of…

Lupita Fabregas, Director of MU 4-H Center for Youth Development

June 13, 2019

Lupita Fabregas only intended to stay in the United States for one year. But her initial trip laid the foundation for a thriving career in the U.S., working to engage the Latino population in American higher education. As the first Latina director in the history of the 4-H program, she now brings her contagious enthusiasm…

Blueprint for Success

May 17, 2019

An Interdisciplinary Team of Tigers Captures an Impressive Architecture and Engineering Prize By Marcus Wilkins: MU Undergraduate Studies For Megan Wahlquist, the moment of triumph wasn't the award presentation. It wasn't when she and her cohorts deftly answered every question from the panel of judges. It wasn't even the round of congratulatory handshakes from industry…

NEP’s First Dietetics Master’s Degree Graduates Benefit from Partnership with Campus Dining Services

May 13, 2019

Story by Erik Potter - MU Student Affairs Clipboard in hand, Cassie Gibbons stands in front of infusion, the coffee and pastry shop inside the MU Student Center, trying — mostly fruitlessly — to get students to fill out a survey. "You can get a free cup of coffee!" says Gibbons, then a senior in…

TAM Junior Helps Shape Campus Fashion Through ZOUtique Internship

May 10, 2019

Story by Jocelyn Racelis - Mizzou Student Affairs Like other students on campus, Rebecca Pabon notices what other students are wearing. Unlike other students on campus, she recognizes some of the clothes as items she picked out. Pabon is an assistant buyer for the ZOUtique, a boutique located in the corner of The Mizzou Store.…

NEP Senior Uses CrossFit to Push Himself and Help Others Achieve their Fitness Goals

May 10, 2019

Story by Mizzou News This spring, Jacob Schmidt will be among the thousands of University of Missouri graduates ready to leave campus and make his mark on the world. Earlier this spring, the Columbia native left his mark in the world of CrossFit with his performance in the Open, a competition of thousands of athletes…