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The Delicate Balance of Support and Self-Reliance

Posted by on March 23, 2021

So much of the college experience is about balance. Students work at learning to balance social life and studying, independence and responsibility, seriousness and frivolity. As parents, it is sometimes difficult to watch as our students practice the skill of balance – and sometimes fail. But just as we had to finally take the training wheels off and let go of the bicycle, we need to step back and watch as our students take off.

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The Power of Influence – Tips for Talking about Drinking

Posted by on March 9, 2021

Talking about drinking need not be taboo. “Detoxify” the topic. You can assume that your student has experience with high-risk drinking situations. Even if your college age child doesn’t drink, they most likely know people who do and/or they have been offered alcohol.

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Parent access to your student’s information

Posted by on February 23, 2021

Missouri S&T provides Additional Authorized Access where students can grant other users direct and authorized online access to their student information in Joe’SS, which may include student account, academic, directory and financial aid information. To find out more follow the link to http://registrar.mst.edu/psinfo/additionalauthorizedaccess/.

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Commencement Announcement from the Chancellor

Posted by on February 23, 2021

Dedicated students, distinguished colleagues and dear friends,
I am excited to announce that we plan to offer in-person commencement ceremonies for spring 2021 graduates.

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Students Give Best Advice on Coping with Loneliness

Posted by on February 16, 2021

Loneliness is something that a lot of college students struggle with. Many students have expectations when arriving at college that it is going to be the best time of their lives and that they will instantly have tons of friends. However, the reality is that in college, it can sometimes be quite difficult to make friends, and it often feels like everyone already has a friend group. Here are some stories from college students on how they overcame loneliness and some advice to help get through it.

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Lessons for My Son in Navigating Love’s Rough Road

Posted by on February 9, 2021

The smell of his cologne swirled through the air and traveled down the stairs a few minutes before my son physically did. It was a tip off that he was about to head out the door to meet up with his friends for the night.

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Message from the Chancellor to the Campus Community

Posted by on February 4, 2021

Dedicated students, distinguished colleagues and dear friends,
Missouri S&T recently started the spring semester and already we are planning for the fall! Currently, our plan for the fall 2021 semester is to again hold classes in person and on campus. Our hope is to have more in-person classes than we currently have, and we are working toward that realization.

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Student Health Insurance

Posted by on February 2, 2021

If your student does not have health insurance coverage, consider enrolling in the Student Health Insurance Plan through Aetna Student Health. Enrollment closes on February 7th.

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Interviewing During the Pandemic — Tips for Your Student

Posted by on February 2, 2021

You may be wondering if your student or new grad has any chance of finding a job right now. With the right tools, they undoubtedly will! Students at Missouri S&T have an amazing resource at Career Opportunities and Employer Relations which not only helps connect students with employers through Handshake, but assists with resumes, interview skills, professional etiquette, and even business attire.

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Connecting with Professors During COVID

Posted by on January 26, 2021

Learning is a partnership, and one of the essential partnerships in college is that between student and professor. As a professor, I want students to understand that we are so much more than information dispensing machines. We build relationships with our students.

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