Aug. 14, 2018
Dear Mizzou community,
With move-in day and the First Roar Kickoff tomorrow, I want to welcome all of our new students to the Tiger family. Along with our current students, faculty and staff, you are continuing to make our university and our community stronger. As we prepare for another extraordinary year at the university, I encourage everyone to take advantage of the many opportunities Mizzou offers, both on and off campus. I also encourage you to always keep our core values top of mind: Respect for our citizens and our wonderful community; Responsibility for the continued well-being of all Tigers and the many communities we serve here and abroad; Discovery in your pursuit of research, innovation and creativity; and Excellence in everything that you do.
I want to invite you to join me at my one-year address, University for Missouri: Where People Meet Possibilities, at 10 a.m. next Wednesday, Aug. 22 in the MU Student Center. I’m looking forward to talking about the many extraordinary things that we’ve done and our exciting plans for the future. And if you can’t attend, you can tune into the address via livestream.
I look forward to sharing with you all the many ways Mizzou is (and can continue to be) the University for Missouri.
Alexander N. Cartwright, Ph.D.
University of Missouri
Mizzou’s new Teaching for Learning Center — to be directed by Dr. Victoria Mondelli beginning Sept. 4 — is evolving the classroom so that students can excel. Providing instructional support and collaborative opportunities, the center helps create more innovative curricula and bolsters educational resources to push student learning into the future.
While support for employees with disabilities in American workplaces has made significant strides in the last few decades, Mizzou’s Department of Textile and Apparel Management is taking important steps to address a lingering challenge: adaptive clothing. And its students are leading that charge, devoting their time and talent to expanding the clothing options people with disabilities have.
Since 2015, MU’s Thompson Center Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) Autism program has been working to combat a global problem: access to proper autism diagnostic services. Helping train medical providers how to recognize autism symptoms and manage other simultaneously occurring conditions, the ECHO Autism program is now bringing its expertise to Mumbai, India, providing needed care to the second most populous country in the world.
It’s time for a new school year! And what better way to celebrate that than a week of events honoring the community, possibilities and traditions that make Mizzou so special. Thank you, too, to the many programs and people who make move-in day, First Roar Kickoff and the other wonderful Welcome Week events happen.