Month: October 2014

MIZ-103-HC Is Here!

Last week, the University of Missouri hosted one of the largest blood drives in the nation. With help from Mizzou students, faculty, guests and the Columbia community, the American Red Cross was able to collect 5,738 units of blood within four days of operation. The Hearnes Center Fieldhouse, along with satellite drives all over the nation, was filled each day with donors. The Blood Drive would not have been possible without the hard work of this year’s Blood Committee: Tanner Bryant, Kelsey Denker, and Amit Patel. We also want to extend a special thank you to the American Red Cross for their hard work and dedication to this blood drive each year. We appreciate each and every donor and are proud to stand together as a Mizzou Community dedicated to saving lives.

A successful blood drive has set the tone for the remaining Homecoming activities planned for this week. Homecoming Talent kicked off tonight with incredible performances from Greek Groupings. These performances will continue tomorrow and Wednesday night at Missouri Theatre. If you are unable to make it to the Missouri Theatre, stop by The Shack in the Student Center and watch it via LiveStream. You can also watch it from the comfort of your own home at

Campus Decorations will take place this Friday evening from 6-9 PM in Greek Town. Come see all of the Greek Grouping’s hard work come to life with skits and Mizzou spirit for the whole family! This year’s theme is “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” and includes vacation spots, trips, and other commonly-known getaways. A detailed map of where each grouping will be set up is shown here and can be found at HoCo CDecs MO ad

The annual Homecoming Parade is scheduled to kick off Homecoming day, October 25th, at 9 AM. The streets of campus and downtown Columbia will be lined with Tiger fans as they watch one of Mizzou Homecoming’s favorite traditions. Student-made floats, dignitaries, campus organizations and other special guests will all be part of this exciting morning! Arrive early to get the perfect sidewalk spot!

Last, but certainly not least, is the Homecoming Football Game versus Vanderbilt. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 PM this Saturday. Halftime will feature this year’s Homecoming Top Ten Royalty Candidates, and a new King and Queen will be crowned. Come early to witness all of the excitement, and be sure to stay late to sing the Alma Mater with thousands of current students and Alumni who come home for Mizzou’s Most Cherished Tradition.

We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend! Check out for more information. Also, follow @MU_Homecoming on Twitter for up to the minute information all Homecoming weekend! Go Tigers!



The MIZ BBQ event is a special Homecoming event that takes place each year exclusively for the Residence Halls on campus. This Thursday, October 16th, at 4 PM, Residence Halls have the opportunity to create a dish and atmosphere inspired by their unique Homecoming theme. Each Hall will have fifteen minutes to wow the judges with their delicious entrees and entertain them with decorations and Mizzou Homecoming spirit!  MIZ BBQ is worth the most amount of points (160) in the Residence Hall point breakdown for Homecoming.

Judging for the event will be based on creativity, atmosphere, food quality, participation and clean-up. To add to the festivities, Residence Hall spirit banners are to be hung by Thursday at 3 PM. Set up for the BBQ begins at 11 AM and ends at 4 pm when the judging begins. Anyone is welcome to attend the event throughout the day!

MIZ BBQ is a great showcase of each Residence Hall’s hard work during this year’s Homecoming celebration. It’s also a unique opportunity for freshman students to explore different Residence Halls and for upperclassmen to revisit their old residences. Nick Akins, member of the Special Events Committee within this year’s Homecoming Steer Co commented on his own experience with MIZ BBQ, saying, “It’s a FANTASTIC way for freshman to really take charge within their Residence Hall and become some of campus’ and Homecoming’s future leaders”.

MIZ BBQ is a culmination and a celebration for Residence Halls and the students within them who have worked so hard this year. So don’t miss out on all of the fun this Thursday from 11AM-4 PM!

Meet Your 2014 Homecoming Royalty Court!

Jamie Beard

Name: Jamie Beard

Sponsoring Organization: Chi Omega

Hometown: Lees Summit, MO

Major: Journalism

What does Mizzou Homecoming mean to you: Before college, I had an outside perspective of Homecoming because I am the first in my family to go to college. I didn’t really know what it was before I came to Mizzou. This experience has allowed me to be an insider on Homecoming and gives me a whole new perspective about Mizzou.

Julia Bush

Name: Julia Bush

Sponsoring Organization: Mortar Board

Hometown: Keller, TX

Major: Journalism

What does Mizzou Homecoming mean to you: Homecoming is about tradition – the traditions hosted by the University and the traditions students create with one another. It’s a celebration of another year added to the book of Tiger history. There’s nothing like coming home to Mizzou!

Emily Donaldson

Name: Emily Donaldson

Sponsoring Organization: Kappa Delta

Hometown: Houston, TX

Major: Journalism

What does Mizzou Homecoming mean to you: Homecoming is something that everyone can relate to on campus, whether you are a current student, alumnus, or even Columbia resident. It’s a common denomination for all who share Mizzou’s values.

Kelsey Haberberger

Name: Kelsey Haberberger

Sponsoring Organization: Kappa Kappa Gamma

Hometown: Wildwood, MO

Major: Elementary Education

What does Mizzou Homecoming mean to you: A time for celebration! Homecoming is the greatest time to embrace the past and look forward to the future with the Mizzou family.

Allison S

Name: Allison Schnitker

Sponsoring Organization: Mizzou Alternative Breaks

Hometown: Kansas City, MO

Major: Journalism

What does Mizzou Homecoming mean to you: Mizzou Homecoming means a chance to celebrate with family and friends all that makes Mizzou a most cherished place to call home.

Ethan Colbert

Name: Ethan Colbert

Sponsoring Organization: Delta Chi

Hometown: Frankford, MO

Major: Journalism and Political Science

What does Mizzou Homecoming mean to you: Mizzou Homecoming is an indescribable tradition, because it brings together generations of Tiger fans who have an unbelievable amount of Tiger spirit. The spirit of Homecoming weekend is contagious and that weekend will always be one of my favorite Mizzou moments.

Sam Dicke

Name: Sam Dicke

Sponsoring Organization: AASB

Hometown: Springfield, MO

Major: History and Political Science

What does Mizzou Homecoming mean to you: Community. It is the time of year where every tiger and Columbia resident comes together in support of Mizzou.

Bobby Hoffman

Name: Bobby Hoffman

Sponsoring Organization: AASB

Hometown: St. Charles, MO

Major: Accounting

What does Mizzou Homecoming mean to you: Mizzou Homecoming is all about family. It’s the time of year when all of my families come home to Columbia and join together in love of black and gold. Fight Tiger!

Hai Kim

Name: Hai Kim

Sponsoring Organization: Mizzou Wishmakers

Hometown: Shawnee, KS

Major: Business

What does Mizzou Homecoming mean to you: Life; it means inclusion.

Charlie Koors

Name: Charlie Koors

Sponsoring Organization: Missouri Student Union Ambassadors

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Major: Hospitality Management

What does Mizzou Homecoming mean to you: The chance to connect with old friends and celebrate tradition. To see my family and all those who have come before me. And the music! The waltz is my favorite song ever.