HES News

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…

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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…

Andrew Zumwalt

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…

Brenda Lohman

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…