Hidden gems: MOVE’s take on some of MU’s best locations

It’s easy to get lost, we know.

MU’s campus is huge. If you are new around here, you will soon realize that it could take you a long time to figure out where everything is. MOVE is offering this map of MU to help with the transition for the newest members of campus by pinpointing locations that will make life easier.

Infusion After you’ve nodded off to sleep in your 8 a.m. class, it’s probably time for a pick-me-up. Infusion has great coffee and breakfast that will not break the bank. Donuts are a mere 79 cents, and Infusion offers a wide selection of espresso drinks, frappes and hot coffee beverages that satisfy any coffee drinker’s mid-morning or afternoon needs. Fresh fruit and parfaits are also available for a more nutritious breakfast. Infusion is located in the Student Center next to the internal entrance to the Mizzou Store.

Craft Studio Are you an artist, even if you’re not an art major? Do you wish to express yourself through creative projects in your free time? Then check out the Craft Studio.

The Craft Studio offers access to screen printing equipment, pottery wheels and numerous classes, including Make a Mug Day and Intro to Darkroom. Membership for a semester is only $40 and includes access to supplies and studio amenities. Day passes with limited access are also available for $5. The Craft Studio also offers the opportunity to meet and work alongside students who have similar interests. Stop by the basement of Memorial Union to view artwork on display by fellow students and to see what else the Craft Studio may have to offer.

Division of Information Technology (DoIT) DoIT provides many resources to Mizzou faculty, staff and students. When your printer runs out of ink or stops working, DoIT is one step ahead with printing made easy. DoIT’s Print Anywhere software allows students to print in numerous residence halls and academic buildings around campus. These printers are also in central locations such as the Student Center, where you can also check out a laptop, and Ellis Library. Undergraduate students receive $17.50 per semester as a “printing allowance,” and printing starts at 5 cents per black-and-white page and 50 cents for color. Check out DoIt’s Print Anywhere website for the software download and to find a printer nearby.

In the ever-changing world of the Internet, software skills can quickly become outdated. To help students remain up-to-date on the latest technology, DoIT also offers a software training program. When applying for entry-level jobs, it’s helpful to have current software skills, not just what you learned in high school. DoIT’s training is free for MU students.

MKT Nature and Fitness Trail There will come a time when car-less, campus-locked freshmen will get sick of the everyday surroundings. This is when I would highly recommend stepping off campus for a while and enjoying the beauty and fresh air of Mother Nature. The MKT trail is a beautiful biking and hiking trail that begins on the west side of campus and eventually joins Missouri’s renowned Katy Trail. The MKT’s trailhead is located at Flat Branch Park on the west edge of campus, and the trail runs 8.9 miles south. Trees line the trail for the majority of its length and provide peace and quiet, which is not easily found among the usual campus commotion. Escape to this stress-free hideaway to let nature melt your worries away.

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