University Faculty Members Gain an Education in Volunteering

As stated on its website, the mission of Harvesters Community Food Network – a regional food bank serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas – is to “feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow.” The group provides food and related household products to more than 620 not-for-profit agencies, including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes and others. In addition, Harvesters, which is a certified member of the national network Feeding America (and the…Read +

How I Discovered the Life-Changing Value of an MBA

At heart, I am a “people person.” As a high school graduate, I was confident I wanted to work in a profession that involved helping others. The counseling field appeared to be the perfect fit for someone of my skillset. My ability to empathize, listen actively and engage with those who needed assistance or advice seemed to come naturally. Years later, I finally graduated with a degree in counseling. I was suited and ready to get started working in the…Read +

Did you know that the U.S. Constitution turns the big 2-3-0 this year?!

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America…” –Preamble to the Constitution September 17 marks the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. The notion of commemorating this historic day was first thought up by…Read +

Disaster Preparedness: 3 Tips That Could Save Your Life

In recent days, Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm with winds of over 180 miles an hour, tore through the Caribbean Islands. It is expected to hit Florida next.1 This comes in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which took a devastating toll on the people of southeast Texas after it made landfall on Aug. 26.2 Flood waters rose to record-breaking levels for days on end, causing an unprecedented number of deaths, injuries, rescue operations and evacuations in the region. Texas…Read +

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