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Mizzou Alumni Association

March 2015

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Dance. Give. Repeat.

Dance. Give. Repeat.

On Feb. 12, Mara Worley, Cara Hays, Erin Ehlers and other MizzouThon student leaders pledged $1 million over five years to help fund the recent renovation of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Women’s and Children’s Hospital. MizzouThon, which includes a 13.1-hour dance marathon, is MU’s largest student-run fundraiser.

Mizzou News
Transportation changes Denny’s walking

Transportation changes

Assistant Professor Angela Curl has found that elderly couples may experience unexpected consequences when one member stops driving.

Denny’s walking

After a tragic accident left truck driver Denny Griggs with prosthetic legs and depleted health coverage, he went to PhysZou, MU’s free physical therapy clinic. Above, Griggs dances with daughter Melissa at her wedding reception.

CoMo from A to Z Social cues

CoMo from A to Z

Gonga, an accordion-playing Gorilla, and deep-fried desserts from Harold’s Doughnuts are just a few of the many unexpected things Columbia has to offer.

Social cues

Researchers from the College of Arts and Science have found that babies can understand complex social situations, and that they expect people to behave appropriately.

Alumni News
Senior spotlight Ride with pride

Senior spotlight

Meet this year’s Mizzou ’39 honorees. These outstanding seniors were chosen for their academic achievements, leadership and service to Mizzou and the community.

Ride with pride

Tigers who live in Missouri or Texas don’t have to wait for their existing license plates to expire before upgrading to Mizzou license plates.

Mizzou IQ Mizzou IQ

Membership matters

Discover programs and traditions made possible thanks to dues from 44,000 members of the Mizzou Alumni Association.

Mizzou IQ

Can you guess where this photo was taken? Submit your answer today for a chance to win a $25 gift card from The Mizzou Store.


Sports News
Academic distinction Winning wrestlers

Academic distinction

The 2014 SEC Honor Roll features 50 Tiger athletes, including 26 from MU’s SEC-East champion football team.

Winning wrestlers

The Mizzou wrestling team earned the 2015 National Duals Finals Championship after completing a perfect 24-0 season.

Food for Thought

Timing exercise

New research from the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology says that people with Type 2 diabetes can lower their risk for cardiovascular diseases by exercising after meals.

Healthy shelves

MU’s Nutritional Center for Health brings together experts in food science, human environmental sciences, medicine, nutrition and other disciplines to address obesity.


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