Director’s Corner: Important resources for scholars

Hello CASE Scholars, friends and families,

We are beginning the 7th week of the semester and there are a number of things going on that I wish to address.

  1. We are NOW squarely in the midst of the mid-semester timeframe. Most scholars have just completed their first round of exams for the semester and NOW is the time to take stock of how you are doing at this point, with your professors. Electronic Mid-Semester forms will be sent to you via e-mail. We are asking that you send the form to your professor, requesting feedback on your current attendance, participation and performance at this point in the semester. The forms will be returned directly to our staff, and if there are any concerns, a CASE staff will follow up with you. We ask that you send the electronic forms to your professors before March 4th and we ask that your professors complete the form before March 18th.
  2. If you require any immediate academic assistance please consult with the Spring 2022 Tiger Tutor Schedule.
  3. Based on our Cohort meetings, a consistent theme we are hearing from students it the need for mental health resources.  So, allow me to present you with a few options hosted by the Student Health and Well-being department.
    • You’ve got this Anxiety Toolkit: Stress Survival Skills
      • Date and Time: Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 12:30 p.m.
      • Location: 2204 MU Student Center (Registration is required)
    • Noontime Meditation every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
      • Time: 12:00 p.m.
      • Location: Online – Join using this Zoom link
    • Information and support about developing good sleep habits can be found here.
    • Of course, Counseling (remote group and individual therapy) is available through the MU Counseling Center
      • Location: 119 Parker Hall
      • Phone: 573-882-6601

As always, the CASE staff is here for you should you have any questions or need any additional information.

Take care of yourself and each other.


E. Andre Thorn, Ph.D
Director, Center for Academic Success & Excellence (CASE)
“Serving Students Since 1995”
110 Student Success Center, 909 Lowry Mall
Columbia, MO  65211
P: 573-882-9208
F: 573-884-4353

Indigenous Peoples and Lands Acknowledgement:
I would like to acknowledge that I work in what is colonially known as “Missouri,” and that these were the homelands of the tribal nations of the Nutachi (Missouria), Jiwere (Otoe), Wahzhazhe (Osage), Ogáxpa (Quapaw), Chikasha (Chickasaw), Illini, and Báxoǰe (Ioway), among others.