Volunteer — and boost your sports career opportunities

William Woods Undergraduate

Interested in a job in the sports industry? One Forbes article says it well: “The sports industry is flourishing with opportunities in all areas including: sports marketing and sponsorship, sports media (traditional and social media), sports facilities,” the article continues, “However, although there are numerous opportunities to work in sports these days, the competition to […]

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Pre-Vet Student Spotlight: Alicia VanMatre

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William Woods pre-vet biology major Alicia VanMatre has always known she wanted to be a vet. “Since a very young age I’ve loved animals, and I’ve loved learning and knowledge,” VaMatre explained. “As my education progressed I loved science and I loved helping people — helping their animals and helping people through their animals.” While […]

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The history of germs: how can biology majors prevent the spread of the next epidemic?

William Woods Undergraduate

In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers analyzed information on infectious disease mortality in the U.S. from 1900 to 2014, finding that, overall, the death rate from infectious disease has dropped from about 800 deaths per 100,000 people in 1900 to 46 deaths per 100,000 people in […]

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The importance of good communication skills for pre-vet students

William Woods Undergraduate

According to a survey by The Harris Poll, 62 percent of Americans have at least one pet in their household, and of those people, 95 percent would consider their pet to be a member of the family. Therefore, much like in human medicine, when these pet owners have a loved one who is sick, they […]

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Sport Management Course Spotlight: Social Science in Sport

William Woods Undergraduate

Understanding the social-scientific context of sports is beneficial to any sport management professional. That’s why all sport management undergrads at William Woods take PED 220 Social Science in Sport. Social Science is the scientific study of human society and social relationships — history, political science, anthropology, demographics, economics and more. According to the book Social Sciences […]

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Sport Management Career Spotlight: What is sport for development?

William Woods Undergraduate

According to one study, a whopping 94 percent of young people want to use their skills to benefit a cause. It’s no surprise then that social entrepreneurship and organizations driven with a social purpose are on the rise. So what do young people interested in a sports-related career do to make their own positive impact […]

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Biology majors celebrate Earth Day across Missouri

William Woods Undergraduate

Data released by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows that 2016 was the warmest year on record since 1880, the beginning of modern recordkeeping. Additionally, since the year 2001, we have experienced 16 of the 17 warmest years on record. It is estimated that the earth has warmed 1.2 to 1.4 […]

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Celebrating National Pet Day: What benefits do animals bring to our lives?

William Woods Undergraduate

April 11th is national pet day — a day to celebrate the furry, scaled, feathery or finned members of our family and what they mean to us. In that spirit of celebration, we thought we’d take pause to reflect on and appreciate the many ways in which pets add to our lives. Dogs, and sometimes […]

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Renewing our spirit of exploration as students in the field of biology

William Woods Undergraduate

“…some of us are much more interested in the unknown. We want to discover completely new continents, and gaze at magnificent vistas of ignorance. We crave the experience of being completely baffled by something we’ve never seen before.” It is this hunger for knowledge, for exploring the unknown — this native curiosity to search further […]

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Celebrating World Wildlife Day and the important contribution of veterinary medicine

William Woods Undergraduate

March 3 — World Wildlife Day — is an exciting day for pre-vet majors and animal-lovers in general to celebrate all that is being done for the health and protection of living creatures on this earth. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) articulates that, as the only doctors educated in protecting the health of both […]

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