In March of 2020, the COVID-19 crisis affected higher education and changed how learning centers operated, forcing leaders to develop new ways to reach students and support their college communities. The coronavirus continued to challenge them during the summer and fall semesters. At Missouri State University, the fluid situation meant that the safety of our students was … [Read more...] about The Bear CLAW (Center for Learning and Writing) has Gone Virtual This Fall
Dear Bears, Let’s talk about finals! They may not be the most popular things on your calendar, but they are important. I’m not saying I’m an expert, but I have had six semesters of trial and error here at Missouri State and I think I have found the top five things needed to thrive during finals time. Make a priority list Who doesn’t love a good list? I enjoy making to-do … [Read more...] about Zoë says … Thrive with these five
This month's tradition is the Bear Claw, or the Center for Learning and Writing. Located on the first floor of Meyer Library, it is an interactive space which offers tutoring, the Writing Center, the Absent Professor program and many more services. It is a great space to visit for assistance with many different classes. Another fun perk is that all of the furniture is movable … [Read more...] about Tradition of the Month…Visit the Bear Claw
Excellent question. It’s a little unnerving for family members to start the “letting grow” process. This is especially true when it comes to your students grades. For the past 12 years, you saw the grades on report cards, tests that had to be signed, you knew their schedule. You attended parent/teacher conferences which provided insight in to ways you could help your student. … [Read more...] about Ask Priscilla! I’m worried that my student is never going to tell me any of their grades in college. Is there a way I can still see my student’s grades?
As your student starts the second semester of classes, the subject of "where to live next year" comes up in conversation. As you talk with your student about options, keep in mind the top 10 reasons your student should continue to live in the MSU residence halls: For over 15 years, students living on-campus have a higher GPA than students living off-campus. The … [Read more...] about Top Ten Reasons Students Should Live on Campus After their Freshman Year