The first holiday on the list is the Hindu two-day festival celebrating the birth of Krishna, a god considered to be a “warrior, hero, teacher and philosopher.” During the observance, which occurs on Aug. 28 this year, Hindus are likely to forgo sleep in order to, among other things, sing traditional songs.
“Avoid scheduling major academic deadlines on this day, since it is likely that students will be operating on very little sleep,” the guide continues.
Other holidays like Ramadan, Rosh Hashanah and Easter are included in the guide of 43 holidays with varying degrees of suggested accommodations to be granted to students at the 34,000-student public university in Columbia.
For Samhain, listed as a Pagan and Wiccan celebration considered by some to be the Wiccan New Year, general practices include “paying respect to ancestors, family members, elders of the faith, friends, pets and other loved ones” who have died. The holiday coincides with Halloween.
In recognition of Hanukah, the eight-day Jewish festival of lights, “academics and work” are permitted according to the guide, which suggests that food accommodations be considered as requested and in accordance to Kosher restrictions.
The Chinese New Year, meanwhile, is billed as the “most important” of traditional Chinese holidays with Confucian, Taoist and Buddhist religions and corresponds to the new moon in Aquarius, which can occur between late January through mid-February. This year’s celebration fell on Sunday, while in 2014 it will be celebrated on Jan. 31.
“Avoid scheduling important academic deadlines, events and activities on this date,” the guide reads. “Many Chinese employees will probably request this day off.”
Of Mizzou’s 34,748 students enrolled in fall 2012, more than 14 percent were listed as minorities and 6.1 percent were international students, with China, Korea and India accounting for the most pupils from overseas.
Tammy Edwards, radio host of the nationally syndicated “Tammy Bruce Show” and Fox News contributor, said she found the guide to be indicative of an unbecoming societal shift.
“It almost seems as though we’re looking for excuses for people to not have to take their commitments seriously,” Edwards told FoxNews.com. “It’s beyond political correctness; it’s almost like an excuse to do nothing. It’s like societal nihilism, where nothing matters.”
ONLY at Fox News would they manage to turn a school accommodating their minority students into a bad thing. Fox News is gross.
1. Does the school have the right academic program for me?
Maybe the dining hall makes the best bacon mac ‘n’ cheese you’ve ever tasted, but if your anticipated neuroscience major is totally absent from the list of department programs, time to learn how to make your own bacon mac ‘n’ cheese.
Tis the season to start studying. All over the country, students in high school, college, and grad school are going into panic mode, wondering how they’ll manage to remember an entire semester’s worth of information before the big final. Luckily, we’ve got some advice to make those freak-outs a thing of the past. From talking out loud to taking gym breaks, here are 23 ways to (gasp) get psyched about studying and ace those exams.
Remember Your Stuff
• Study when sleepy. Bedtime stories are for wimps. Instead of reading The Berenstein Bears, try studying for a few minutes right before hitting the hay. During sleep, the brainstrengthens new memories, so there’s a good chance we’llremember whatever we reviewright before dozing off. (Just try not tobring work into the actual bed, since it can make it harder to get a good night’s sleep.) And though bedtime is primo study time, it might also help to crack open the books after cracking open those eyes in the A.M. — in the morning, the brain still haslots of roomto absorb new information.
• Space it out. A relatively new learning technique called “spaced repetition” involves breaking up information into small chunks and reviewing them consistently over a long period of time. So don’t try to memorize the entire periodic table in one sitting — instead, learn a few rows every day and review each lesson before starting anything new.
• Tell a tale. Turning the details you need to rememberinto a crazy storyhelps make the information more meaningful. For example, remember the order of mathematic operationsPEMDASthis way: Philip (P) wanted to eat (E) his friend Mary (M) but he died (D) from arsenic (AS) poisoning.
• Move your butt. Research suggests studying the same stuff in a different place every day makes usless likely to forgetthat information. That’s because, every time we move around (from the library to the coffee shop, or the coffee shop to the toilet seat), we force the brain to form new associations with the same material so it becomes a stronger memory.
• Switch it up. Don’t stick to one topic; instead, study a bunch ofdifferent materialin one sitting. This technique helps prepare us to use the right strategy for finding the solution to a problem. For example, doing a bunch of division problems in a row means every time we approach a problem, we know it’ll require some division. But doing a series of problems that require multiplication, division, or addition means we have to stop and think about which strategy is best.
• Put yourself to the test. Quizzing ourselves may be one of the best ways toprepare for the real deal. And don’t worry about breaking a sweat while trying to remember the name of the 37thU.S. president (fyi, it’s Nixon): The harder it is to remember a piece of information in practice mode, the more likely we are to remember it in the future.
• Write it out. Put those third-grade penmanship lessons to good use.Research suggestswe store information more securely when we write it out by hand than when we type it. Start by recopying the most important notes from the semester onto a new sheet of paper.
• Make me wanna shout. Reading information out loud means mentally storing it in two ways: seeing it and hearing it. We just can’t guarantee you won’t get thrown out of the library.
The SEC released their 2013 football schedule today. Mizzou will play 4 SEC road games, and 3 home games. Some people expected Mizzou to get Arkansas as their new cross-division rival, but Mizzou will not play Arkansas in 2013. The following is Mizzou’s 2013 schedule thus far:
Can I get into University of Missouri w/ a 20 ACT and 2.75 GPA? My grades slipped my freshman and sophomore year, but I've been on honor roll all of my junior year and so far my senior year. I should have a 3.0 cumulitive come graduation. I applied on the 18th and I sent two letter of recommendations since there was no personal statement. The recommendations contained how involved in school I am and more.
I think you should be able to get in. They don’t only look at grades and scores, they look to make sure you’ve taken the right classes and they look at your involvement in extracurriculars. I think you should be fine. :)
Are there any Sophomores or Juniors out there interested in being a co-admin for FYM? I really want this blog to be so much more, but I’ve found I don’t have a lot of time. I just want to make sure everyone is getting any information and advice they might need about mizzou. Also I kind of had the idea of passing this blog along after I graduated to keep it up-to-date by having someone that’s still there run it. Just sent me an ol’ inbox if you’d be interested. :)
While I think this “article” was ignorant and opinionated I do agree with one thing he said: the fans leaving early. I myself do not believe in leaving early under any circumstances. If you go to a game, you have committed to the whole game. You don’t just support a team when they win, you’re there to help pick them back up after a loss. To me, that was the most embarrassing part of our inaugural SEC game.
MIZ ZOU sounds like nails on a chalk board? Have you ever heard anyone yell Roll Tide? Have you ever had to suffer through Rock Chalk Jayhawk? Our chant lets everyone know who we are and who we support. It’s our nickname. It’s simple, but nothing warms my heart more than finishing off an MIZ.
As far as the “SEC dress code” 1. I saw plenty of yellow sundresses; 2. I saw plenty of red T-shirts.
Finally, the booing. There was some speculation that the player was faking the injury. Whether it was fake or not, we had no way of knowing. The fans shouldn’t have booed that player. I can understand why they did, but I don’t agree with it.
I really hope our fans start stepping up. Just stay that extra 5 minutes and watch them finish. I don’t care if we’re losing by 3, 7, or 28; stay with your team. Mizzou deserves to be in the SEC and we shouldn’t let guys like this tell us otherwise.
The college essay has been inflicting serious bouts of writer’s block into prospective applicants since its implementation. But fear not stressing seniors, here are some humorous (and ridiculous) ways to start that pesky college essay.
1. If you haven’t found anything extraordinary about your…
Whether you’re in the throes of fall rush, waiting until a later term to start the pledging process, or still unsure if Greek life is for you, you’re starting to think about this decision now, and it’s stressful.
Joining a sorority is a sizeable commitment—both socially and financially. We asked the experts about what you need to consider when choosing if you should go Greek.
A sorority is one element of your college experience.
“It’s important to ask yourself why you’re joining a sorority,” says Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out. “Are you doing it because you think you should, or because there’s something about it that speaks to who you are and who you want to be at college? Have a thoughtful conversation with yourself about it. College is a marathon; you don’t want to sprint too hard at the beginning and run out of energy. Remember what it was like to start high school; it takes time to make friends. Just because you join Greek life, it doesn’t mean that it’s going to make your experience easier. Everyone has a process and a transition to make.”
Pledging can offer networking opportunities.
“Sororities are a great segue to get involved with other organizations on campus,” says Kara Apel, the managing editor of UChic.com, an online resource for college-bound women. “You often will find out that a sorority sister is already involved in an organization you’re interested in joining. You’re also able to network with upperclassmen in your major to get advice on the best classes to take, and have study buddies. Don’t underestimate the power of having sisters in your career of choice. They can not only offer advice, but let you know when an internship or job opportunity comes up.”
Congratulations! You’ve finished your first year of college. Although you have effectively conquered your freshman year, your second year is an equally important time in your professional development. Use these tips during the upcoming academic year to ensure success.
I decided to make a “master post” of all of the Football and Men’s basketball games for this school year. So if you got season tickets or want to know when our away games are, here they are. Any changes will be fixed as they arise. If there’s an interest in other sports (Women’s basketball, Softball, Baseball, etc.) I can post those as well, just let me know.
Home games have been bolded.
Sep. 1 Southeast Louisiana
Sep. 8 Georgia
Sep. 15 Arizona State (Family Weekend)
Sep. 22 South Carolina
Sep. 29 UCF
Oct. 6 Vanderbilt
Oct. 13 Alabama
Oct. 27 Kentucky (Homecoming)
Nov. 3 Florida
Nov. 10 Tennessee
Nov. 17 Syracuse (Blackout Game)
Nov. 24 Texas A&M
Tentative schedule for the 2013 Men’s Basketball season (times subject to change)
hi! I was wondering if you'd have a spare minute to tell me how it's been at Mizzou so far? I'm from California and am looking into applying there as a transfer for the Spring and would LOVE to get some personal student insight. I'm interested in knowing if it's competitive or not, friendly, supportive, and if it's easy to make friends? Has it got that traditional feel? Is it big and overwhelming? I'd love to hear back from you when you get the chance. Thanks so much.
I would say consider your major before transferring. Don’t get me wrong, my heart is in Columbia. I love this campus, this town, the location (2 hours from home, halfway between KC and STL) but I know it’s not for everyone. Some of the schools within Mizzou are pretty good (journalism is obviously great, business and engineering are pretty good too). I’m getting out of here with three liberal arts degrees and while I feel confident in the amount I learned and my ability to get into some sort of graduate program, I would not advise coming from California to get into Mizzou’s College of Arts & Science.
HOWEVER, major isn’t the only thing to consider about a school. Atmosphere and an overall feeling of belonging are very important. Mizzou is a relatively big school, but I wouldn’t say overwhelmingly so. When I came to Mizzou for the first (real) time for Summer Welcome I was terrified. The campus is so big, I’ll never be able to find my way around, I remember telling my mom. But I was wrong. It’s very easy to find your way around and after a semester or two, the campus starts to feel smaller. There are so many clubs, organizations, activities and other ways to get involved. I know on Wednesdays, I love to go to the Comedy Wars (an amateur impromptu comedy group performance). That’s one way I like to get to know some of the people on campus.
I would say Mizzou has a very supportive feel. No matter what you need help with, you can easily find it through our campus. The Student Success Center always offers tutoring sessions if you need help with class stuff. They also help out with resume building and mock interviews. I won’t lie: we are a town in the middle of Missouri, sometimes we get a few ignorant assholes who want to do something stupid. However, there are plenty of tolerant organizations within campus to apologize and make things right from the mistakes of those few outliers.
If you think of a stereotypical college town, Mizzou might be very close to what might come to mind. Mizzou also recently made a move to the SEC, so sports are going to be bigger than ever this year (or at least that’s how they want us to feel).
Mizzou is a great school! You just have to come and see for yourself to see if it’s the right fit for you. :)
Actually, it's very encouraged that you live on-campus all 4 years at Stephens. I was a freshman there last year but I am now transferring to Mizzou. I didn't know anyone from Mizzou, but some of my friends did because they were involved with Humans vs. Zombies, so I definitely recommend that to the person who wants to meet guys. Other than that, just get out and meet people around the town or hang out at Mizzou's campus, I guess.
To the anon asking about Stephens: It's going to be pretty hard to meet and make friends with Mizzou students when you go to Stephens during your freshman year. But both colleges encourage living off campus after the first year, and when you get off campus, you're more likely to meet people from the other school because you're not in a dorm anymore. When you were a freshman in the dorms, you're stuck with only people in your school. Off campus is different. My neighbor goes to Stephens, actually
So I've heard a lot of contradicting rumors about the relationship between Mizzou Students and Stephens Students. An all girls school wasn't ideal, but I'm practically stealing from the school for how cheap I'm going there for. But I really like boys. Not just in the romantic sense, but in the friendship sense. Do Mizzou students really don't like Stevie girls? Cause I'm going to need some testosterone ASAP.
I can’t speak for the whole campus on their feelings about girls from Stephens. I’ve heard people say bad things and I’ve heard other people that don’t really care. Personally, I would just think about your priorities. If you can get your degree for a ridiculously low amount and that’s something that’s very important to you, then stay there. You’re in the same town. You could come to some of the Mizzou events and meet some people (guys), but that might be a little harder if you don’t know anyone at Mizzou. If you’re more concerned with the atmosphere and the coed factor, maybe consider transferring.
That’s just my advice. If any of my other followers have any advice or more experience with the Mizzou/Stephens relationship, feel free to send it my way! :)
To the person who asked about lower out of state tuition if you live in a surrounding state: it isn't equal to in state tuition but it is significantly lower if you live in the midwest. Just google "MSEP university of missouri"
To the person asking how long it takes until you know you are accepted, you will be able to see if you are accepted earlier online. The letter gets to you later. It didn't take more than a month, though I cant remember exactly how long it took either. Also, the earlier you fill out your application the earlier you get to go through the ROAR process and get the room you want.
Hey there ! I'm a senior in high school and I plan on going to Mizzou next fall. If I apply in November how soon will I be notified of my acceptance? Also, I live in one of the surrounding states. I hear that if you live in a surrounding state you can qualify for in-state tuition? Is this true? If so, how will I do that? I plan on clicking on "accept" right when I get accepted into Mizzou... LOL. How soon would I be able to put a down payment on a dorm? Thank you! xoxoxoxo, jess.
Hey there! That’s great that you’re so interested in Mizzou, it’s a wonderful school and I think you’ll like it!
I myself am a senior at Mizzou so I really don’t remember how long it takes to get accepted and the whole acceptance process so I’m going to send a request out to the rest of the Mizzou tag and our followers in hopes that a recently accepted Tiger can give some insight to that aspect of it. :)
I remember hearing that rumor, but unfortunately it’s not true. You could live in Kansas City, Kansas or East St. Louis in Illinois and you’d still have to pay out of state tuition. Here are the residency requirements for Mizzou, but essentially I think you have to have a permanent residence in Columbia for a year. I’m from Missouri, so I’m not an expert on out of state stuff.
Whenever you go through the ROAR process of signing up for a spot in a residence hall, it will ask you for a down payment.
Sorry I wasn’t a lot of help but I’m hoping some of my fellow Tigers will help me out here. :)
what r some of the typical room layouts at hatch (if you dont want to bunk)? the lame movies from rez life never pan the rooms.
I watched this tour and it gives you a brief look at the typical set up of the room. It doesn’t really give you a full understanding of that the rooms are going to look like, but it’s okay.
Here you can see a floor plan of the double rooms. I find floor plans pretty helpful, because I can combine the 3D snippet with this to get a better picture.
If you meant not bunk as in a single room here’s the floor plan for a single. They’re basically the same but with one set of furniture and smaller.
If you meant not bunk as in not bunking your beds, I always put my beds in an L shape. One person’s feet (or head if they weren’t claustrophobic) would be under a part of the other person’t bed. A corner of the beds would overlap. It’s nice because I found that it provides the maximum amount of space without bunking your beds. You just put one bed on the highest setting (you’ll find that the beds are adjustable, even though it’s kind of a pain) and the other one on the lowest setting (and you might have to get bed raisers from Target or Walmart, but to me it’s totally worth it).
As of midnight, July 1, 2012, the Missouri Tigers are officially members of the Southeastern Conference. Mizzou and Texas A&M (both former Big 12 members) will become the 13th and 14th members of the SEC. Fans have anticipated the move since Mizzou’s announcement on November 6.
Hey! I'm going to be a freshman at Mizzou this fall and since I applied later all the FIGs were taken so I ended up in the journalism and communication rooms at college avenue. Is college avenue nice? and will I be with all upperclassmen?
College Ave is very nice, from what I hear. I’ve never actually been inside, but it’s one of the newer dorms, so I assume it’s pretty nice. As far as classes, living on campus is pretty packed and they’re trying to keep upperclassmen off campus if they can to make room for the freshmen. Certainly there will be some upperclassmen around, but not as many as you would think.