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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.

Check out the article in the Columbia Missourian on C.A.R.E. members that volunteered for Repower Missouri and the Hip Hop Caucus Clean Energy Bus Tour by giving out weatherization kits to low income homes in Columbia's 1st Ward neighborhood yesterday.

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2010 Black Knowledge Bowl

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There is a Black History Knowledge Bowl being held at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center on Thursday, February 25th, 2010. This contest features a grand prize of $300's cash. Aside from the cash, the best part about the event is EVERYONE will receive a study guide for the competition. So, you have time to freshen up and learn a few things before competition day.

We have extended the deadline and are still accepting entries into the competition. Thursday will be the last day to enter into the competition. If there are any students interested in competing please contact me ASAP at mbmwv5@mail.missouri.edu so I can collect your entry information and can get you the study guide.

* The BKB is a team competition. A team consists of 3-4 students.
* There is an entry fee of $5 per student * BKB will be similar to the Jeopardy Television show format * Students will be asked questions related to Black life, culture and history.
* A study guide will be provided via email to all student teams competing in the BKB.
* PRIZES: 1st: $300 cash, 2nd: $200 cash, 3rd: $25 gift card per contestant


Marcus Mayes
The Mid-Missouri Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will be hosting its Inaugural Race for the Cure on September 19, 2010. We need YOU to help us by Volunteering!

Volunteers play a vital role in the Susan G. Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure®. Their passion and commitment is what makes our Race successful. This disease has touched so many people, either through their own personal experience or that of a loved one. Will you join our passionate fight by volunteering on Race day?
Individuals from all walks of life can volunteer their time and talents before, during and after the Race to ensure its success. We need leaders, thinkers, movers and shakers, educators, communicators…all types of talented people. We look forward to having you join in the Race experience with us.

This meeting is open to everyone who would like to help make this Race Mid-Missouri's premiere fundraising event!

Please join us for a Race for the Cure meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 17th at 5:45 PM. The meeting will be at the Komen Office at 3301 W Broadway, Ste C Columbia, MO 65203 (located within the Community United Methodist Church). For questions or directions, please call 573.445.1905.

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Johanna Cox-Littrell & Kristen Ventrillo
The Mizzou volleyball program held its first annual Valentine’s Day Charity Benefit Tournament on the Hearnes Center floor yesterday (Feb. 14) in hopes of collecting more than $1,000 for the American Red Cross and the Haitian Relief Fund. The Tigers succeeded in their goal and presented a check of more than $1,000 to Mike Odneal, executive director of the Mid-Missouri Red Cross, as the program raised funds by selling t-shirts, collecting donations and hosting some of the area’s top clubs in the all-day event.

According to Odneal, the funds that were raised will go directly to the nation of Haiti as it looks to rebuild from the tragic earthquake that occurred last month. Specifically, the funds will help in providing food and shelter, clean water and the rebuilding and rescue efforts that are still going on.

Members of the Mizzou volleyball team were on hand to collect donations, sell t-shirts and help in scoring matches during the tournament. Not only did the all-day event earn proceeds for a worthy cause, but local youngsters got their chance to interact with some of the role models on the Tigers’ actual competition floor.

New Years Resolution: Marissa Cook

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My New Years Resolution was "why not." I chose this because I realized how many times I asked myself why do I do this or why do I do that. But now I'm looking in a more positive direction in saying "why not" to the things I would say why to. For example, "Why do I have to do my homework." I now look at it as "why not do my homework, its only going to help me out in the long run" In my first month of 2010 I quickly saw a change in my work ethic and in how much more positive I was about it. In the end I can never come up with a good enough answer to my "why not" question. So why not?

The Big 12 Conference, in conjunction with Chick-fil-A has announced the Winter Community of Champions. During the fall, winter and spring terms, one student-athlete from each institution will be honored based on the following criteria:

Academics: An academic standard of a 3.00 grade point average or higher must be maintained.

Community Service: The designated student-athlete should be involved with at least one community service program. The program(s) could be a student organization on campus or within the athletics department.

Leadership/Sportsmanship: The student-athlete should demonstrate leadership and sportsmanship on and off the field.

The institution of the student-athletes' on this list will be awarded $3,000 each year from Chick-fil-A for their efforts.


Name Class School Sport

Gianna Quintana Sr. Baylor Soccer

Jordan Kyle Sr. Colorado Men's Indoor Track & Field

Shellie Mosman Sr. Iowa State Women's Basketball

Danielle McCray Sr. Kansas Women's Basketball

Chris Merriewether Sr. Kansas State Men's Basketball

Allie Heizelman So. Missouri Gymnastics

Megan Wheatley Sr. Nebraska Women's Indoor Track & Field

Beau Gerber Sr. Oklahoma Men's Basketball

Andrew Lewis Sr. Oklahoma State Football

Dexter Pittman Sr. Texas Men's Basketball

Ashley Freeman Sr. Texas A&M Women's Golf

Ifeatu Okafor Fr.-RS Texas Tech Women's Indoor Track & Field

Volleyball to Host Haitian Relief Tournament

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In the wake of the tragic earthquake that rattled Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, the Mizzou volleyball program is doing its part by hosting the Valentine's Day Classic/Haitian Benefit Tournament on Sunday (Feb. 14) in hopes of raising funds for the American Red Cross and the entire nation of Haiti. The tournament will be put on by the volleyball program and will feature teams and clubs from around the area competing on the Hearnes Center floor. Senior outside hitter Rosa Medrano is a native of Haiti's neighboring country - The Dominican Republic - showing that even in Mid-Missouri, people have ties to the area that was devastated by the earthquake.

Teams of seventh and eighth graders from all over the state of Missouri are slated to appear at the event; doors are scheduled for a 7:15 a.m. open on Sunday. The matches, which will consist of two and three 25-point sets, will begin at 8 a.m. As of today (Feb. 10), nine teams from around the state are scheduled to appear at the event. The tournament will begin with pool play in two separate divisions and culminate with playoffs for both pools.

The Mizzou volleyball team will be on hand to accept donations for disaster relief throughout the day while the American Red Cross will arrive in the afternoon to accept the final contributions. The tournament itself will be run by the Mizzou volleyball players, coaches and support staff.

Not only will the tournament serve as a chance for the volleyball program to raise funds for relief in Haiti, but it will give children a chance to interact with their favorite volleyball players in a fun and competitive setting. Plus, all of the proceeds go towards a worthy cause.

For all the latest on Mizzou volleyball and the Valentine's Day Classic/Haitian Benefit Tournament, stay tuned to MUTigers.com.

Black History Month: Remembering Al Abram

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A standout basketball player for the University from 1958-60 who was also a trailblazer, as he became the first African-American athlete to accept a scholarship at MU, when he did so from basketball coach Sparky Stalcup in 1956 ... Led the Tigers in scoring and rebounding during the 1958-59 season, at 16.1 points per game and 9.3 rebounds per contest ... Totaled 404 points that season, and became only the 4th Tiger in history to reach 400 points at the time ... Had a brilliant 28-point outing at Kansas that season ... Was a very unassuming man who by all accounts dealt with the unfortunate situations that would arise with class and dignity ... One situation occurred as a junior in December 1958, when the team traveled to Houston, Texas to play Rice ... As the team checked into the hotel the night before the game, the hotel refused to let Abram stay there ... Unable to make last-minute accommodations for the entire team, Stalcup made arrangements for Abram to stay in a dorm room at nearby Texas Southern University ... The next night, Abram scored 23 points to lead MU to a 68-62 victory ... Played professionally briefly with Seattle of the old National Industrial Basketball League, before the league folded ... He later worked for the City of St. Louis, as well as the Internal Revenue Service ... Passed away in his hometown of St. Louis, Mo., in 1982 at the age of 44.

Help Support Central Missouri Food Bank

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Spread The Word

Why is Peanut Butter so important?

The BuddyPack program seeks to provide young children in need with easy-to-prepare, nutritious foods. Peanut Butter provides a great shelf-stable source of protein for growing youngsters. CMFB’s goal is to include a jar of Peanut Butter in each BuddyPack once a month. Currently 3,800 elementary school students in our 32-county service area take BuddyPacks home every week.

Why do you need my help?

The Food Bank must purchase the product and it is expensive. Unlike many of the products The Food Bank provides, they cannot buy it in bulk (at lower prices) and have volunteers repackage it. We need individual, sealed jars that students can carry home in backpacks - the ideal size is a 12-18oz. jar.

What can I do?

ICA’s goal is to collect 150 jars of Peanut Butter by the end of February. So whichever your choice, Skippy or Jiff, Chunky or Smooth, spread the word. Please drop off your donation in a collection bin in the lobby of MATC.

Community Service Team of the Month: Men's Golf

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In the month of January, the University of Missouri Men's Golf team volunteered for the Pinewood Derby Cub Scouts and Coach Laroux went above and beyond by coordinating community service events for his team t0 participate in throughout the rest of the semester.

Congratulations to the Men's Golf team!!!
University of Missouri Health Care’s Children’s Hospital has asked the local community for help as it competes for $50,000 in the Children’s Miracle Network’s “North America’s Most Caring Radio Station” contest.

Already, the response has been dramatic. The Zimmer Radio Group’s Y107, which hosts the local Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon, has moved from 15th to 6th place in the past 24 hours.

To see results, visit http://radiocares.childrensmiraclenetwork.org/Results.aspx or go to Children’s Hospital’s Web site at http://www.muchildrenshospital.org and click on the “most caring radio station” button.

To support MU’s Children’s Hospital in the contest, register and vote for Y107. The contest rules allow up to 10 votes per day, and voting ends Friday, Feb. 5. The radio station with the most votes at the end of the four-week campaign will win $50,000 to put toward its 2010 Radiothon total.


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