Friday, September 21, 2007 news Elliot Njus, U-news editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org, Jewels Phraner, Organizations editor, at email@example.com The Maneater 3 Center has group tutoring taRa GRiMes documented disability. MBA Program ranked Reporter David Currey, director of Ryan MaRtin International Student and Scholar Reporter Reports that the MU Learning Services Director, said internation- Center turns away international al students, as well as other stu- The MU College of Business students are “a misunderstand- dents who do not qualify for TRIO, Crosby MBA Program jumped ing,” Learning Center Interim can qualify for other resources such into The Wall Street Journal’s Top Director Phil Deming said. as math exam review sheets, learn- regional MBA rankings at No. 28. The Learning Center, part of ing strategies, writing lab, help ses- The rankings, part of The Wall the Student Success Center, pro- sions and online resources. Street Journal/Harris Interactive vides one-on-one tutoring to low- “International students are eli- Business School Survey, were pub- income students through federal gible for a wide range of academ- lished in the Sept. 17 issue of the grants that exclude potential par- ic support services through the journal. ticipants who aren’t U.S. citizens. Student Success Center,” Currey The journal notes that schools Any student can participate in said. in the regional ranking “tend to group-tutoring sessions. Group tutoring is available for draw many of their recruiters from “I think it’s just a misunder- classes that have a large enroll- their local regions.” The schools standing,” Deming said. “I think ment demand, Deming said. These were reviewed by 4,430 company it comes from the term ‘tutoring.’ classes include 13 math classes, recruiters, who examine 21 attri- People believe that, at the Student three Spanish classes, four science butes while evaluating past and Success Center, they can sign up classes, three economics classes, future recruiting at that school. for one-on-one tutoring.” two accounting classes and four Crosby MBA Program Director The TRIO tutoring program statistics classes. Michael Christy said he is enjoy- offered by the Student Success “There is small group tutoring,” ing the exposure that the college Center is an educational oppor- Deming said. “It could be one- is getting. tunity only for low-income and on-one tutoring when a student “It’s just a reflection of how well disabled Americans, according to comes in, depending on if others my entire staff has worked in a uni- the federal program’s Web site. show up, but it’s not guaranteed.” fied effort for constant improve- Although student financial aid Missouri International Student ment,” he said. programs help students overcome Council President Thitinun The data used for the rank- financial barriers to higher educa- Boonseng said the university still ings was developed by Harris tion, TRIO programs help students has the duty to provide for stu- Interactive Inc. Harris Interactive’s overcome class, social and cul- dents who aren’t covered by the Web site states this study provides tural barriers to higher education, TRIO program. a “well-rounded understanding of according to the Web site. “We pay for the university,” recruiter perceptions toward busi- According to the Web site, more Boonseng said. “Maybe it’s not ness school talent and the charac- than 1,000 colleges, universities, right to look for funding that only teristics they consider most impor- community colleges and agencies supports American students. They tant when hiring graduates.” StuArt PeterSon/StAff PhotogrAPher offer the TRIO program. The funds should be looking for multiple “This high national ranking in The MU College of Business Crosby MBA Program, which is based in for this program are distributed funding for all types of students. the analysis carried out by The Cornell Hall, was rated No. 28 in the nation by The Wall Street Journal. through competitive grants. It’s called student success.” Wall Street Journal indicates that The Student Success Center’s Boonseng said he does not MU’s MBA program produces The recent success might also analysis that will enable them to program is funded by the U.S. believe the program is unfair, but graduates who meet and exceed be attributed to the college’s imple- be very successful in their first Department of Education, and the he would like to see the university the expectation of employers,” mentation of an updated strategic positions.” department determines who can fund other one-on-one tutoring College of Business Dean Bruce plan. Christy said the Crosby MBA This new curriculum, sup- be assisted through the program. programs for all students. Walker stated in a Sept. 19 news Program remained a top priority plemented with the continued “TRIO is a federal grant paid by Deming said the Student release. for the college through both plans, development of the Crosby MBA U.S. tax dollars by U.S. residents,” Success Center and the Learning Christy said he finds the recog- but a new curriculum is being Program, could help with the pro- Deming said. “We have no con- Center are always looking for ways nition “very satisfying.” developed for Fall 2008. gram’s recruiting. Christy said the trol over the fact that international to improve the services they offer, “The Journal is the newspaper He said the new curriculum will college is trying to attract a wider students cannot get one-on-one but the TRIO grants were an avail- of record for business, therefore it include a wider variety of electives. group of people to the program. tutoring.” able opportunity to fund one-on- has a very prestigious standing,” The program will also continue Having students with diverse Two-thirds of the students one tutoring. he said. to emphasize business analytical academic backgrounds gives the receiving tutoring from TRIO “We’re always looking for more The Crosby MBA Program also skills and the professional develop- program alternative points of view, must come from families with an ways to help students who aren’t gained the attention of Forbes mag- ment program. Christy said. income of less than $28,000 and eligible for grants,” Deming said. azine earlier this month, ranking “We hope to improve the rigor “Most business issues are com- in which neither parent graduated “We do the best we can, but we No. 46 on their 2007 Best Business of the program,” Christy said. plex because they’re difficult to from college. The program also have limited resources like every Schools list based on return on “We’re very focused on providing solve,” he said. “If you have more applies to students who have a other department.” investment. students the skill set in business diversity, you get a better solution.” The Farm Project donates organic produce to food bank KRista Meany tion added another venture to the said Adam Saunders, who helped since fruits and vegetables are hard know much about.” Reporter mix with the Farm Project. coordinate of the project. to come by for families in need. Each week, the group sees a few For the past two years, Sustain Sustain Mizzou helps during the “Fresh produce is not generally newcomers, and Thursday was no On a warm September day, a Mizzou has gathered organic entire process, which begins in mid- distributed at a non-perishable food different. Freshman Emily Gilbert group of environmentally con- produce to donate to the Central March with soil preparation and bank, but then the food itself lacks came looking for something to do. scious students gathered around Missouri Food Bank. ends in the fall with harvesting. essential nutrients,” Saunders said. “I went to a Sustain Mizzou rows of peppers, cabbage and sweet “We harvested over 5,000 pounds Even in the summer, when many Datema said he has first-hand meeting just last week,” Gilbert potatoes and went over what is of local organic food,” Sustain students find their way back home, experience with volunteering at a said. ripe and what can be thrown away. Mizzou President Ben Datema said. Sustain Mizzou members stay in food bank. Although Gilbert is an agricul- After a short lesson, the picking “Right now, we have about 600 to the garden. “I worked at this food bank, and ture major, the Farm Project isn’t began and cardboard boxes filled 700 pounds, and it’s going up as we “Adam Saunders and I worked we had a full palette of candy bars, restricted to just this major. There with bright yellow peppers. For the continue to harvest.” together over the summer to get dessert, and chocolate,” he said. are religious studies, journalism Sustain Mizzou organization, this is Sustain Mizzou got involved people out here,” Datema said. “We had one box of canned vegeta- and biology majors knee-deep in just a regular Thursday. in the program when Columbia’s “It was hard since a lot of people bles. Part of this effort is to address peppers each week. Sustain Mizzou is a student-run Community Garden Coalition went home for break. But we still that need.” “I have yet to find a major that effort that aims to increase aware- asked if the organization would be came out once or twice a week and Also, there’s a therapy from the doesn’t apply to sustainability and ness and volunteerism for the envi- interested in tending to a few rows worked.” project that cannot be duplicated Sustain Mizzou,” Datema said. “In ronment. Its members coordinate in a half-acre of land. Each week, the real reward anywhere else. fact, I can’t find one.” many recycling programs on cam- “We wanted to grow some food comes when the group delivers the “We connect students to the out- Sustain Mizzou will continue pus and lend a helping hand to bike for people in need, and we wanted harvest to the food bank, Datema doors and to a garden,” Saunders to gather vegetables every Monday transportation and energy manage- to give students an opportunity to said. said. “It’s a unique experience that and Thursday until the end of the ment. Two years ago, the organiza- get out and get their hands dirty,” The delivery itself is unique, students in this generation don’t harvest season.
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