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
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
Make plans to join Parent & Family Programs for the 5th annual Spring Family Day at Hammons Field on Saturday, March 30th. Head to campus to enjoy time with your student, cheer on the Bears Baseball team as they take on Indiana State at Hammons Field and explore Springfield. Visit the Family Association website to see a full listing of campus activities. Spring Family … [Read more...] about 5th annual Spring Family Day at Hammons Field – March 30th
My time as a SOAR Leader has conditioned me to talk to students and families about how to best approach their first semester in college. We discuss campus resources, study habits, and how to balance extracurricular with their academics. Instead of talking about that today, I wanted to talk about something that has been on my mind lately: the dreaded g-word. That’s right. … [Read more...] about A Chat with Grace – The Stress of your Last Semester in College