Eating disorders involve extreme disturbances in eating behaviors—following rigid diets, bingeing on food in secret, throwing up after meals, obsessively counting calories. But eating disorders are more complicated than just unhealthy dietary habits. At their core, eating disorders involve distorted, self-critical attitudes about weight, food, and body image. It’s these … [Read more...] about Consider this…February is Eating Disorders Awareness Month.
Take a minute to review this important housing information and share it with your student! RE-APPLICATION: If your student hasn't already signed up to live with us, now is the time to get signed up to live on campus for next year. Our application process is open and students can fill out a housing application by going to their my.missouristate.edu and selecting ‘Complete … [Read more...] about Housing News You Can Use
Hello Bear Family! When I was an undergraduate here at Missouri State, I always thought studying abroad was out of reach for me and the timing would never be right. As I transitioned into graduate school, these thoughts compounded because I believed the common misconception that doing any kind of study abroad after undergrad was a distant dream and missed opportunity. … [Read more...] about Max’s Musings: Give it a Bash and Consider Study Away
Take a moment to get to know Mallory Jones, a Bear Power mentor. Bear POWER (Promoting Opportunities for Work, Education and Resilience) at Missouri State University is a two year, five semester inclusive college program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The program that was created to offer a post-secondary education opportunity to students with Intellectual and … [Read more...] about Spotlight On Mallory Jones – Bear POWER Student Mentor
Coming to college was one of the biggest adventures of my life. I’d never been away from home for more than two weeks at a time, I’d never really known a life outside of my bubble of Kansas City, and no one would have ever used the phrase “risk-taker” to describe me. I was worried about the changes of high school to college, both academically and socially. I mean would people … [Read more...] about Lauren’s Reflections – What Nobody Told Me About College That I Wish I Knew