MBA Program ranked by WillyWoodcock


									Friday, September 21, 2007
                                             Elliot Njus, U-news editor, at, Jewels Phraner, Organizations editor, at              The Maneater 3

Center has group tutoring
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                                                                                  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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