Parents and Family

Preparing for the Virtual Career Fair on April 27

Posted by on April 13, 2021

One of the positive aspects of a virtual job fair is that it is easier than ever to attend because you don’t even have to leave your house. It is also a great idea to attend because many students tend to overlook career fairs, so you will definitely stand out just by being in attendance and getting to know the recruiters. Here are some tips to pass on to your student to help them prepare for a virtual career fair.

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Why College Peer Tutoring Works

Posted by on April 6, 2021

Working with a good tutor can make a tremendous difference in your college student’s success. Having a tutor can mean that a student has a stronger grasp of the course material and may receive a better grade.

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Message from the Chancellor: Let’s finish the semester strong – and vaccinated

Posted by on March 30, 2021

Dedicated students, distinguished colleagues and dear friends,

Welcome back from spring break! I hope you found last week relaxing and re-energizing. As I see more people on campus today, I’m reminded of a quote from Ghanaian author Dr. Lailah Gifty Akita, “May you have fresh strength in the spring season.” I feel like we’re not only emerging from winter but a long season of COVID-19 concerns. With vaccine availability increasing, I am optimistic that we will all be vaccinated soon against this disease.

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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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