KANSAS CITY ROYALS CAREER FAIR

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The Kansas City Royals are excited to announce the Inaugural Career Fair taking place inside the Diamond Club at Kauffman Stadium on Friday, April 29, 2011 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Looking for a job, internship, or a career change? Join the Kansas City Royals and other business leaders for a unique networking opportunity to connect with representatives from a variety of corporate businesses and organizations. Fees and Game Information: $13.00 Career Fair Registration. Cost includes admittance to the Career Fair and a ticket to the Royals vs. Twins Game at 7:10 p.m. on April 29, 2011. For more information on the Royals Career Fair please contact Laurie Ambroson at (816) 504-4390 or email laurie.ambroson@royals.com.

Sweeney, Figueroa Win Big 12 Honors

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The Big 12 Conference announced today the 2010-11 Big 12 Swimming and Diving postseason awards, and two Tigers were selected to receive postseason honors. Jamie Sweeney received the honor of Big 12 Women's Diving Coach of the Year for the first time, while freshman Loren Figueroa also nabbed her first Women's Diver of the Year honor for the conference.

Rise Finishes as National Runner-Up

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With one event left in the heptathlon at the 2011 Indoor NCAA Championships, senior Lars Rise (Trodheim, Norway) found himself in fourth place. Rise was sitting in the middle of a logjam - 62 points separated the second place and seventh place competitors. Rise ran a huge five-second personal-best of 2:40.92 for 863 points in the 1,000m run to jump over two competitors and finish the event as the national runner-up.

Soccer 5k this Sunday!

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3rd Annual Tiger Trot 5K Run/Walk Benefitting True North 9:00 A.M., Sunday April 17, 2011 at Memorial Stadium $25 per person or pledge a dollar amount per mile* (Donations also Accepted) A portion of the proceeds will benefit True North in Columbia, Mo. T-Shirts and Prizes for participants. Please contact Shaunna Daugherty @ daughertys@missouri.edu with any questions and for registration details and visit WeAreMizzouSoccer.com for further detail.

Six Tigers Earn Academic Awards

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Six Missouri Gymnasts have been honored by the Big 12 conference for their academic achievement over the past year. Five Tigers have been named to the 2011 Academic All-Big 12 first team and one to the second team. Juniors Mary Burke and Allie Heizelman earned first team honors along with sophomore teammates Sandra Ostad, Lauren Swankoski and Tori Howard. Senior Alex Gold was named to the All-Big 12 second team as well.

Bouchard Takes Bronze Twice at World Trials

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Dominique Bouchard posts lifetime best finish in first event of the competition, and qualifies for World Games in the 200 back. Bouchard qualified for the World University Games with her bronze medal finish in the 200 back Saturday. She finished the event in 2:10.30, just ahead of fellow Missouri swimmer Lauren Lavigna, who finished fourth in 2:10.80. Bouchard will represent Canada at the Games held in August. Lavigna also led off a relay with her club team, earning a gold medal and setting a new Canadian record.

Sophomore Jace Long claims second victory of the spring season

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Jace Long (Dixon, Mo.) led Missouri Golf to its third consecutive victory of the spring season as he shot a second-round 67 and an even-par 72 to win the 2011 Arkansas-Little Rock First Tee Classic on Tuesday afternoon in Little Rock, Ark. The 2011 First Tee Classic was played at the par-72, 7,326-yard Chenal Country Club. The victory was Long's second straight for Head Coach Mark Leroux's club. Long won the Jackrabbit Invitational on March 15 in Las Vegas.

Bradley Takes Third, Schavrien Sixth

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Junior Dom Bradley picked up two wins to secure third place while senior Todd Schavrien finished in sixth as the Tiger wrestling team wrapped up the 2011 NCAA Championships. Bradley is the second heavyweight All-American in program history, joining two-time honoree and National Champion Mark Ellis. Bradley finished the year with a 30-4 record. Schavrien finished 30-9 in his senior season, and wrapped up his career with an 86-44 record while earning his first ever All-America honors along the way.


VA Mortgage Center is preparing to “howl” from the rooftops.

The nation’s leading VA home loan specialist will host the inaugural “Coyote Hill 5K race/walk” on Saturday, October 10, to benefit Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home, a professional and loving home for abused and neglected foster-care children. The race’s slogan is “Let’s show them HOWL much we care.”

Based in Harrisburg, Coyote Hill provides a host of counseling and social work services for foster children. Founded in 1991, this crucial mid-Missouri nonprofit organization relies primarily on volunteers and generous donors who decide to reach out a helping hand.

The 5K race/walk will kick off at VAMC’s headquarters at 2101 Chapel Plaza Court. The route winds through the community and concludes back at the VAMC complex.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. on the day of the race with the race/walk starting at 9. The entry fee is $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the race. For participants 12 and under, the fee is $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the race.

All proceeds from the event will go to Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home.

“It truly has been a pleasure to work with VA Mortgage throughout the whole planning process,” said Kari Salmon, development representative at Coyote Hill. “I know they are doing everything they can to raise the most support possible. This is also a great opportunity for us to show Columbia what we are doing for children just 20 miles north.”

VAMC’s seven-person Charity Committee spearheaded the effort. The idea for a benefit race/walk originated within the company’s multi-sports club. After surveying the region’s nonprofit needs, Coyote Hill was the group’s first choice.

“Coyote Hill is an incredible resource for some of our community’s neediest children,” said Ann Harvey, a VAMC loan processor and member of the company’s charity committee. “We’re honored to help these children get a second chance.”

To learn more or to register online, visit the race/walk website at http://www.blogger.com/www.coyotehill5k.com.

About VAMortgageCenter.com
VAMortgageCenter.com specializes in VA Loans. The company’s mission is to help veterans and active-duty service members take full advantage of their VA home loan benefits. VAMC is both a broker and a VA-approved lender. VAMortgageCenter.com was recognized in CNN Money during 2007 as providing alternatives to subprime loans. The same year, VAMC received an Inc. 500 award as one of the fastest-growing small businesses in America. VAMC is based in Columbia, Mo.
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We have the wonderful opportunity to help MU Children's Hospital win an XBOX Gameroon worth $10,000. All you need to do is go to http://xbox.childrensmiraclenetwork.org/ and register with the Children's Miracle Network website, which only takes a minute. You can vote up to 10 times every day (all 10 can be done at the same time) through Oct. 16!! The top 3 hospitals get the makeover!!!! AND...every time you vote, YOU are entered to win an XBOX 360!! Please help the hospital in this great opportunity and send this to any friends and family you think would help, too!

Keep the W’s coming!

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It was another successful week for the Missouri Tigers! The following are last week’s results:


Football:

Mizzou 31, Nevada 21

Volleyball:

Mizzou 3, UMKC 0

Mizzou 3, Texas A&M 2

Soccer:

Mizzou 8, Northern Iowa 0

Mizzou 3, Oklahoma State 2

Softball:

Mizzou 12, North Central College 0

Mizzou 3, Heartland 0

Men’s Cross Country:

13th at Griak Invitational


Also, a special thanks to Mizzou football senior Danario Alexander for becoming the first Mizzou wide receiver since 1992 to win the Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

M-I-Z -Z-O-U

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Behind the Scenes with Zaire Taylor - Part 3

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In this episode, Zaire discovers Kim English's talent on the mic and then Zaire breaks it down for the MIZZOU fans.

Adopt-A-Player Program...My Tiger…OUR CHAMPS!

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What is Adoption: The Adopt-A-Player Program…My Tiger…OUR CHAMPS pairs a Mizzou Volleyball player with a group of students on campus (typically a floor/section of a residence hall).

The player attends social events with the group (as their schedule allows) and the group of student’s cheer on the player at each match by yelling, cheering, bringing energetic friends to the match, and making signs etc.

Benefits of Adoption: “Adoptees” will meet the player and talk with them, ask them questions in order to get to know them.

“Adoptees” will receive updates about their “adopted” player over the course of the season.

Throughout the season there will be competition between “adoptee” groups of who is cheering the loudest, making the best signs, etc.

“Adoptees” who support their player consistently will be invited to attend a practice during the season, take a tour of the locker room, and meet the team.

Mizzou Volleyball will honor “adoptees” and they will receive an official adoption papers recognizing their efforts.

Adoption Needs: “Adoptees” are encouraged to inspire their “adopted” player throughout the season. Be creative!

Going Above and Beyond: Ideas to support your “adopted” player throughout the season:
• Go to an away match.
• Send a birthday card.
• Make a sign or banner.
• Send notes before a match-deliver them to the Volleyball Office, 395 Hearnes Center by 12:00 noon on game day to have them put in the players locker.
• Bring a large group to cheer on your player.

The Rule: NCAA regulations prohibit any student organization from providing a gymnast with any extra benefits (gifts, food, etc.).

If your interested or have questions please email Haleigh Harrold at hthqmb@mail.mizzou.edu


Last Monday, we hosted a Gatorade Pong Tournament for Alcohol Awareness. 132 student-athletes participated in the event designed to educate our student-athletes on the the potential affects of alcohol abuse in addition to the impact alcohol abuse can have on the student-athletes, their families, and the community. To potrary the effects of acohol abuse we created a 64 team tournament centered around Gatorade pong. Most importantly, we invited Tammy Fugate from MADD to tell her personal story of the affects of alcohol abuse in her life. Her story along with the festivities of Gatorade Pong created a great event for our student-athletes to be educated on alcohol abuse and have a blast at the same time.

Below are the Gatorade Pong Winners and a short clip of the event:

1st Place - Aaron Senne and Tyler Clark (Baseball)

2nd Place - Jace Long and Adam Rosenthal (Men's Golf)

3rd Place - Andreas Plackis and T.J Shieber (Basbeall)



The Mizzou Volleyball has raised over $1800 for the Mid-Missouri affiliate of Susan G Komen. The Tigers wore pink uniforms for their first-ever `Dig for the Cure' event in conjunction with the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Mizzou Athletics donated $1 for each ticket sold to fund breast cancer research.

The volleyball program is also holding an online auction on MUTigers.com that will auction each of the Tigers' 14 match-worn jerseys. The auction ends September 29th and all proceeds will go directly to the Komen Foundation.

The attendance at the match was 2,400 and the VolleyZou (student section) was full. There was several athletes from football, basketball, track & field and gymnastics paint their chests with the Front Line. The saying was, "No Cure For Jayhawk." It went along nicely with the Dig for the Cure theme.

Thanks for all your support MIZZOU Nation!

Unitl next time MIZ…ZOU!
Last Friday, members of the Mizzou Men's Golf Team held a clinic for police, firefighters and military personel in conjunction with their first tournament of the season, the Turning Stone Intercollegiate at YGA Range in Conklin, NY. Head Coach Mark Leroux and his team gave demonstrations and instruction on all aspects of the game to participants.


The Mizzou volleyball squad, in conjunction with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, will host a `Dig for the Cure' match on Sept. 16 when the Tigers square off against arch rival Kansas in the fall's first installment of the M&I Bank Border Showdown. $1 from each ticket sold will go directly to breast cancer research while Susan G. Komen breast cancer survivors will receive free admission to the event. Also, an announcement will be made during the match, recognizing the survivors in attendance for their courageous battle with breast cancer. Donations to the Susan G. Komen Foundation will also be accepted on the concourse level throughout the match.

In addition to all of the events that will be held during the match, an online auction will also be held on MUTigers.com following the event. Fourteen pink autographed Mizzou volleyball jerseys will be up for bid and the proceeds from the auction will go directly to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Fans will also be able to purchase pink and black Mizzou volleyball t-shirts at the event for $10, once again with all proceeds going to aid breast cancer research.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation will also have a booth available at the event to help educate the general public in this disease. Fans are encouraged to come help support the Tigers in their `Border Showdown' and help the community in its showdown with cancer. For more information on this event, stay tuned to www.MUTigers.com.

Behind the Scenes with Zaire Taylor - Part 2

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In this episode, Zaire interviews former Mizzou football player Brad Ewerekwu and gives his thoughts on the Mizzou family.

Tigers In Action: Michael Liberto Goes All Out

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I like to joke around and I am very capable at laughing at myself. So here is a picture that a random guy took of me during one of our baseball games last year against Texas


:-* A virtual kiss on the cheek for my entire Mizzou family. That is the traditional way to greet family and friends here in Puerto Rico. I have been here little over a month now and I fall in love with it more and more each day. Be it the view of the lush mountains or the beautiful ocean that surrounds the island, Puerto Rico is a little piece of paradise.


In Puerto Rico I am playing for the Monte├▒arias in Morovis. We are off to a great start this season; so far we are 10-1 and sitting pretty with a three game cushion in first place. I have been playing progressively better and better despite a few problems with my knees. Things have been looking up recently, as I am feeling as if my shooting touch has come back to me. Playing here has been quite an adjustment, the basketball differs greatly than the Big 12 competition I had gotten used to at Mizzou. The fans, though, make the games, they are so intense and into the game, it makes for a great place to play.


I love Morovis. I am living in a four bedroom apartment on the second floor of a store front with three other teammates. Two of which are Americans, Amy Denson (Arizona State 2006) and Shelia Lambert (Baylor 2002) the last girl, Natalie Emmanuelli is a Puerto Rican native but she has spent a large chunk of her life in Orlando (in other words, she speaks English and Spanish). It is a pretty nice set-up with pink concrete walls, and individual air conditioning units in each bedroom. In the kitchen and living room, we fight the heat with two ceiling fans and cracked windows in hopes of creating some air flow. We have been getting along fairly well so far. We spend a lot of time laughing at our terrible attempts at speaking Spanish with the people in the Pueblo. If I’m not hanging out with those three, I’m probably with Tocarra Ross (Iowa State 2009) and her teammates, they play in Isabella, about an hour and fifteen minute drive from Morovis. We have been able to hang out a few times on off days.


I love my teammates, my roommates, my town and the basketball here but of all the things in Puerto Rico that tug at my heart strings, the food has the tightest grip on my heart. I have never in my life ate so much rice and beans or enjoyed the variations so immensely. Along with the staple of rice and beans one cannot go wrong ordering carne frita (fried pork), tostones (fried plantains), pulpa (octopus), chuletas (pork chops) or amarillos (sweet fried plantains). So delicious! Don’t worry though, I haven’t put on hardly any weight, the lack of air conditioning in the gym won’t allow for me to gain a pound.


That is all for now Mizzou family. Information about the league I’m playing in and my teams status can be found at http://www.lsfpr.com/ (if you type this into Google, it will give you an option to translate it from Spanish to English). Thanks so much for your love and support.


Always,


Alyssa


P.S. Congrats to the football team on handling the rival in the season opener. M-I-Z!


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The Mizzou men's golf picked up its first team championship since 2005 and MU freshman Stuart Ballingall took medalist honors in his first collegiate tournament at the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate, which concluded Monday in Verona, N.Y.

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Beginning with the 2009-2010 year we will be revising our student-athlete admissions to football and men’s basketball games. With the change last year to allow ALL current MU students with their valid MU student ID free admission to Olympic sporting events we will not be distributing student athlete passes in the way we have done in the past. (also, it is one less item to carry around as most are lost or misplaced)

Student-athletes can use their valid MU student ID for general admission to Olympic sporting events. No need for a student-athlete pass.

The ticket office will have an alphabetical list of all current (at that time) eligible student athletes at Gate 5W for football and the Missouri Basketball entrance for men’s basketball. The list will have the sport that the student athlete is affiliated with, and each must sign their name along with providing their valid MU student ID as proof of photo identification. At that time they will then receive a stubbed ticket or wristband for admission to the event. There is no change from previous years of the site of the entrance for each venue.

The ticket office will work closely with the compliance office to receive the most up to date lists of eligible student athletes. If their name is not on the list they will not be allowed admission to football or men’s basketball games.
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1. Asher Roth - I Love College
2. Bob Marley - Redemption
3. Dave Matthews Band - Ants Marching
4. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
5. Jay-Z - Death of Auto-tune
6. John Mayer - Out of my Mind
7. Naughty by Nature - Feel me Flow
8. O.A.R - Hey Girl
9. Swayze - Buzzin
10. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
11. Dave Matthews Band - Why I am
12. O.A.R - Crazy Game of Poker
13. Jimmy Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower
14. Mos Deaf - Mathmatics
15. Dead Prez - Hip-Hop
16. Common ft. Kanye West - The Food
17. Bob Marley - No Woman, No Cry
18. NWA - Express Yourself
19. Wu-Tang - C.R.E.AM.
20. Montel Jordan - This is How We Do It





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Behind the Scenes with Zaire Taylor - Part 1

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5 Minutes You Don't Want to Miss: Behind the scenes with Mizzou basketball guard Zaire Taylor

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BIRDIES FOR A CURE!

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The Missouri Women's Golf team, in conjunction with their home tournament, The Johnie Imes Invitational, is raising money for breast cancer research.

You can donate four different ways:

1. Individual Sponsorship: Sponsor a Missouri Women's Golfer! For every birdie she makes during the Johnie Imes pledge X amount of dollars.

2. Team Sponsorship: Sponsor the University of Missouri team! For every birdie the University of Missouri team makes during the Johnie Imes pledge X amount of dollars.

3. Hole Sponsorship: For $50 you can sponsor a hole. This sponsorship will be represented by a sign located on a tee box.

4. Flat Donation: Donate any amount you would like!

The Johnie Imes Invitational is October 5th and 6th at The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, Missouri.
In 2007 our team made 35 birdies during the tournament. In 2008, our team made 32 birdies.

With your help we can raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Together we can help fight a disease that has affected many of our loved ones.

VISIT http://www.info-komen.org/goto/mizzougolf to donate online, or contact Michelle Morgan at mrm755@mail.mizzou.edu or Madison Marcolla at mlm764@mail.missouri.edu.

Thank you for your support!

Go Tigers!

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Last Week's Mizzou Sports Results

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Congratulations to Soccer for winning their second game of the season and to Volleyball for claiming the Tiger Invitational!!!

Friday, August 28, 2009
• Soccer vs. Northwestern – W, 2-0
• Volleyball vs. Texas State – W, 3-0

Saturday, August 29, 2009
• Volleyball vs. Ole Miss – W, 3-0
• Volleyball vs. BYU – W, 3-1

Sunday, August 30, 2009
• Soccer vs. DePaul – L, 1-0


Until next time Mizzou...MIZ-ZOU!


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