College Life

From the GO to COMO: Raven Smith’s full-circle moment

CASE scholar and "Straight From the Go" creator Raven Smith smiles proudly in front of the Mizzou Store for the launch of her "GO COMO" clothing line, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022 (CASE Photo/Sophia Scheller) On Sept. 16, the Mizzou Store welcomed a new addition to its vast selection of clothing lines: the “GO COMO” collection.…

Checking all the boxes: Inside the MU entrepreneurship group Knowledge is Wealth

Knowledge is Wealth founder Zeph France (third from left) shows off the "Black Mizzou" t-shirts inside the "Black Mizzou" student-run store front in the MU Student Center. The space aims to be a place to celebrate Black culture in its purest and promote inclusion. (Photo/KIWMIZZOU Instagram) “The language of friendship is not words but meanings,”…

Soaring with the Baltimore Ravens: MU, CASE graduate Lauren Purdy

Former CASE marketing intern now Ravens digital web coordinator Lauren Purdy poses for a photo at M&T Bank Stadium ahead of the Ravens matchup with the Bengals in Baltimore, Md., Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. The Ravens beat the Bengals 19-17. It was June 6, 2022. Less than 2 months since graduating from MU. Lauren Purdy…

Director’s Corner: Over halfway through Fall ’22

Hello CASE scholars, families and supporters, We are over halfway through the fall semester so I wanted to highlight some time sensitive items for you to consider. Academic Resources: At this juncture in the semester, you may be feeling stressed or challenged by one or more of your courses. Utilize academic resources: The MU Learning…

Growing to love a new home: Diversity scholar Kim Arodi

MU freshman Diversity Award scholar Kim Arodi smirks for a photo on MU's campus, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (Photo/Braiden Wade) It was Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. Three days before the fall semester would begin at MU. For freshman Diversity Award scholar Kim Arodi, she was 72 hours away from the start of her college journey.  …

Coping with grief and loss in college

A 5-year old Sarah Parisien (left) joyfully sits on her father Patrick Parisien's shoulders while her sister Mikaela Parisien (right) rests upon her grandfather Jean-Claude Parisien's shoulders in Skokie, IL, 2007. As an MU freshman at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, finding the balance between a social life and the preservation of my health…

CASE welcomes new Student Service Coordinator Leo Medal

CASE Student Service Coordinator Leo Medal smiles for a photo on MU's campus, September 2022. (Photo/Braiden Wade) This semester, the Center for Academic Success & Excellence (CASE) welcomes a new face to its team, Leo Medal. He will serve as a Student Service Coordinator for CASE, eventually leading the Summer Bridge Program. In the meantime, as he finds his footing, Medal will focus his efforts on assisting Diversity Scholars. Medal’s career in student success began…

Director’s Corner: Week 6 of Fall ’22

Greetings Tigers, Supporters and Mizzou Family.  During this edition of the Director’s Corner, I wanted to accomplish three goals: Draw attention to Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15—10/15)Provide information about Sickle Cell DiseaseProvide study tips to get you ready for your first round of exams of the semester   Hispanic Heritage Month Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated…

CASE scholars, URM students celebrate culture and opportunity at 2022 GOBCC Fall Fest

Crowd cheers as an MU student shows off her dance moves during the GOBCC Fall Fest at MizzouRec on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. (Photo/Braiden Wade) Imagine walking into a venue full of young, beautiful Black and Brown students congregating, showcasing, and celebrating everything they offer to their campus. Imagine minority student-led service organizations and local…