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Team Mizzou Profile: Dorothy Sedovic

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Dorothy Sedovic • Climbing Technician

Dorothy is a senior majoring in Spanish and Convergence Journalism with an emphasis in Emerging Media. She’s from Aurora, Illinois, and she’s been a part of Team Mizzou since April 2016. If you can’t find Dorothy at Scroggs Peak, you might see her at Capen Rock Park or out and about looking for her next comic book. Meet Dorothy!

How’d you pick your major?

I’ve always wanted to go into journalism. Ever since I was in like 8th grade, I knew I wanted to be a reporter. After my freshman year, I started exploring different forms of journalism and different ways of getting your story out there. I kind of landed on convergence and multimedia. What I want to do is social media and how social media can build your brand and get stories and news out there.   photo-2

When you’re not at the Rec or in class, what are you doing?

That’s mostly where you can find me. I go home to sleep and eat. I think the next place on the list is, you’ll find me at Capen Rock Park. I have a position on Climbing Club. It doesn’t have a title or anything, so I just call myself the ropes girl. I have the top rope equipment for the Climbing Club. So every Wednesday and Saturday, I go out to Capen Rock Park and set up top ropes for the club. I come in and climb here too. You’ll see me around Scroggs Peak all the time. It’s kind of, like, the hub.

Give us a fun fact!

I am a huge comic book enthusiast. Specifically, I really love Marvel. I love the stories, but I also love how the industry works. I just like looking at what stories have become popular and why they’ve become popular. I’m a really big geek, and I really love comic books. photo-1

What does a typical shift look like for you? 

Well, the beginning of the semester is a lot more hands-on because what happens is we get a lot of new people. During Free Week, we’re crazy busy because a lot of people want to try out the wall. It’s really exciting. I like teaching new people, getting them on the wall, and seeing them light up like ‘oh my god, I love this.’  We show you the basics and make sure you’re ready to climb.  We like to say ‘we’ll show you the ropes.’ That’s what we do.

What advice do you have for someone wanting to join Team Mizzou?

Be on time, and make sure to show your enthusiasm. Team Mizzou is more than just a part time job, so make sure you’re in it for the experience. If you want to be a Climbing Technician, you have to be a presence at the wall.


What Can Microderm Abrasion Do For My Skin? Our Esthetician Explains

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Microderm is a pretty short process—only 30 minutes. But a lot happens in that half an hour!

Just about anyone can benefit from Microderm, even if you don’t have consistent problems with acne, scarring or wrinkles, which it’s especially good at treating. Since it involves removing a layer of dead skin from the face and neck, Microderm Abrasion promotes rejuvenation and brightening.

This timelapse video shows an entire Microderm Abrasion service from start to finish. Chelsey, our esthetician and the service provider who’s in the video, helped us outline all the steps to guide you through the process.

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Step 1: Dermalogica Double Cleanse

First order of business is to get any dirt, oil and makeup out of the way.  The Dermalogica cleansing gel suitable for all skin types comes first, followed by a cleansing formula that caters more to your individual skin type.

Step 2: Skin Consultation

Chelsey is going to ask you some questions about what skincare products you’re currently using and what your goals are for your skin. She’ll have a looksie under the lamp, and identify concerns like dry patches, acne or scarring that she can help you figure out how to take care of.

Step 3: Microderm Abrasion

“Microderm Abrasion” might sound scary, but Chelsey says it feels just like a cat licking you. So painless, gentle and in our humble opinion pretty enjoyable. The Microderm magic wand Chelsey is using in the video has a diamond-encrusted tip attached to a vacuum hose, which exfoliates and encourages skin rejuvenation. Chelsey makes sure not to miss your neck, which often gets neglected in our daily skincare routines, even though its exposed to the elements all the time. Removing this dead layer of skin helps reduce problems like hyper-pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, acne and scarring. It will also brighten your skin up quite a bit.

Step 4: Relax & Rehydrate

This is where you really start to feel spoiled. First Chelsey applies a serum that soothes redness and irritation, and then a mask that calms, rehydrates and smooths. And then our favorite part—the hot towel! Just feel all that peace and calm seep into your pores. After the mask comes off, moisturizer, eye cream and sunscreen go on.

Step 5: Skin Analysis

Post-Microderm is a good time for Chelsey to look over your freshened skin and make skincare recommendations from there. Skin care services are definitely relaxing and make your skin feel great in the moment, but they’re also about helping you achieve healthy skin for the long-term.

Ready to brighten your skin?

Book an appointment with Chelsey or Jayviona! 

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Team Mizzou Profile: Danielle Zoellner

161017_tmz_profile_zoellnerDanielle Zoellner • TigerX Instructor and Lifeworks Dance Lead

Danielle is a senior double-majoring in journalism and English. She’s from Denver, Colorado and has been a member of Team Mizzou since April 2014. If you can’t find Danielle in one of the fitness studios, you might find her at the J-School or reading a book (and keeping track of how many she finishes). Meet Danielle!

Why did you pick your major and what do you want to do with it after you graduate?

With my journalism degree I’m in Magazine Editing, and in English I’m in Creative Writing. I’ve always had a love for writing and reading, and I’ve always wanted to find a way to incorporate that [into my career] – I want to be a magazine editor and work for a city magazine because I like writing about the arts, culture and events of a city.

When you’re not at the Rec or in class, what do you like to do with your free time?

[My friends and I] try to do different things around Columbia. Since we’re seniors, we’re trying to experience the town as much as possible before we leave.

Name a fun fact about yourself.

I’ve kept track of all the books I’ve read since I’ve been in 8th grade. Right now, I’ve reached over 500 – I’m a huge reader. I can’t read as much as I’d like to now that I’m in college, but I remember winter break during freshman year when I read 32 books because I hadn’t been able to read that much [during the semester]. Since I’m so busy with my English and journalism degrees, I always utilize those breaks – I’m the kind of person that brings more books than clothes on vacations.

What was the last book you read?

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith [J.K. Rowling’s pseudonym].

Can you tell me a little bit more about what you do at the Rec?

I started working at the Rec in April 2014 as a TigerX Instructor, and I mainly teach strength and cardio classes. I also teach Lifeworks Dance. As I moved through the program, I was promoted to Lifeworks Dance Lead, meaning I organize the dance classes and help run the Instagram account and other social media platforms to find ways to promote the program. Since it’s a newer program, it’s a fun challenge to find out who my audience is and how to reach them.

Why should someone consider teaching Lifeworks Dance at the Rec?

As a dancer, I came to college still wanting to dance, just not competitively. I didn’t exactly know where to go. The cool thing about the [Lifeworks Dance] program is that it’s a nice way to keep up your dance experience without having to do it competitively. Being an instructor is a great option if you love to dance or if you’ve taught before – I used to teach dance classes before I came to college. It was a good way for me to keep that up.

What’s your favorite part about working at the Rec?

The people I work with are really cool. I think that within our TigerX and Lifeworks Dance programs, you meet some of the best people. We have this professional persona when we stand in front of a class, but then you get us behind-the-scenes in the office and we joke around a lot. We mainly talk about food.

What’s your favorite Team Mizzou Memory?

Laura Dyer was also a TigerX Instructor, and she was my mentor through the Lifeworks Dance program. She graduated last year. One time, we were teaching a dance fitness class for the Mizzou Women’s Soccer Team. They came not really knowing what was going to happen because none of them had ever taken a dance fitness class, and Laura normally didn’t teach dance fitness. Laura was a beautiful contemporary and ballet dancer, but when it came to hip hop and jazz, she was just kind of funny about it. She was doing one of her dance moves and leading the class, and goes, “alright guys, get groovy with those arms!”

I started laughing and I couldn’t go on teaching for about five minutes.

 Why did you want to join Team Mizzou?

I saw how amazing the instructors were and how they provided their own personalities to every class and thought, “you know, maybe I could do that.”

I took the [instructor training] class and liked everything that Team Mizzou represented and what the Rec does for its employees – I think it’s a very good program that gives back and makes you feel appreciated as an employee. I haven’t regretted it.

What advice would you give to someone going through Team Mizzou recruitment?

Understanding that it is a job. It can be hard because it’s this amazing recreation center with a ton of amenities and perks, but it is a job with a lot of expectations that’s wanted by a ton of people on campus. Make sure that you present yourself in a professional way and know that if you get hired, you’ll have to work hard – it will help you so much more as opposed to just doing the bare minimum.


Recap: #22pushupchallenge success

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In September, former MizzouRec staff member Eric Maki challenged us to complete 22 pushups every day for 22 days for veteran suicide prevention awareness.

22KILL, who started the movement in 2013, works to close the gap between civilians and veterans and combat the large number of veteran suicides (every day, 22 veterans die by suicide). They started the hashtag #22pushupchallenge, where participants complete 22 pushups and post to social media to raise awareness.

Of course, our Team Mizzou staff (and pro staff! and members!) rose to the challenge to support this cause! Over the past few weeks, they completed the #22pushup challenge…

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You can view all 22 of them on Twitter, but here are some of our favorites:

 


Having a Ball with Men’s Club Soccer

In Club Sports, students make friends and score goals.

 

Rebecca Crews, Mens Club Soccer, Stankowski Field, Missouri State, Club Sports, September 2016

Our Men’s Club Soccer team works together on and off the court. The team provides an opportunity for students to travel and play other competitive collegiate soccer teams in the Midwest. These guys practice twice a week on Stankowski Field to get ready for tournaments in the fall semester. The season runs from September to November, ending at the NIRSA Collegiate Club Soccer Tournament.

If you’re interested in getting involved, check out our website or email clubmenssoccer@mizzourec.com.

Ladies, if you want to get involved, we’ve got a Women’s Club Soccer team too! More info here.

Keep up with the team on Facebook.

Say what they’re up to on Twitter.

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What’s your favorite part of playing Club Soccer?

Brendan Marquart, Men’s Club Soccer President: You know, just getting touches on the ball. A lot of these guys could’ve gone and played soccer, either D1 or D2 somewhere, but we chose to come to Mizzou instead. We practice a few times a week. We get to have some touches on the ball and have some fun.

Dominic Lombardo, Men’s Club Soccer member: It’s nice to still play soccer, get touches on the ball, and have a good time with a bunch of friends as well.

Mac Blair, Mens Club Soccer, Missouri State, September 26, Stankowski Field, Club Sports

Do you all spend time together off the field?

BM: We hang out a lot. A lot of us are in fraternities. There’s a lot of guys in the same house actually. We try and hang out on the weekends and build the team chemistry.

What advice do you have for someone who’s interested in Club Soccer?

DL: Come out, try out. We’d love to have some new teammates.

 

Rebecca Crews, Mens Club Soccer, Stankowski Field, Missouri State, Club Sports, September 2016

Rebecca Crews, Mens Club Soccer, Stankowski Field, Missouri State, Club Sports, September 2016

 

Rebecca Crews, Mens Club Soccer, Stankowski Field, Missouri State, Club Sports, September 2016

Rebecca Crews, Mens Club Soccer, Stankowski Field, Missouri State, Club Sports, September 2016

Rebecca Crews, Mens Club Soccer, Stankowski Field, Missouri State, Club Sports, September 2016

Rebecca Crews, Mens Club Soccer, Stankowski Field, Missouri State, Club Sports, September 2016

Rebecca Crews, Mens Club Soccer, Stankowski Field, Missouri State, Club Sports, September 2016

Rebecca Crews, Mens Club Soccer, Stankowski Field, Missouri State, Club Sports, September 2016

Rebecca Crews, Mens Club Soccer, Stankowski Field, Missouri State, Club Sports, September 2016

 

Mac Blair, Mens Club Soccer, Missouri State, September 26, Stankowski Field, Club Sports

Rebecca Crews, Mens Club Soccer, Stankowski Field, Missouri State, Club Sports, September 2016

Mac Blair, Mens Club Soccer, Missouri State, September 26, Stankowski Field, Club Sports


Q&A With Mizzou Club Softball

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When people sign up to play Club Sports, most of the time they have no idea they’re actually signing up for a second family.

The Mizzou Club Softball team is known to head to Shakespeare’s for post-practice pizza and host a “Teamsgiving” dinner every November, not to mention all the fun they’re having on the field. This team’s roster is stacked with fun, competitive and highly talented women who definitely weren’t ready to hang up their cleats when they came to college.

“Every year we have great girls and we all mesh really well and that’s kind of hard to find,” club vice president Hannah Medler said. “And every year some graduate and more great people just fill in.”

Mizzou Club Softball is an opportunity for MU students to continue to play softball at a competitive level. The team practices three times a week and competes in both the fall and spring semesters. Tryouts are held in early to mid-September and their season runs from September to late April/early May. If you’re interested in joining, please contact clubsoftball@mizzourec.com.

Follow them on the Twitter: @ClubSoftballMU

Give ’em a like on Facebook: Mizzou Club Softball

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How did you get started with Club Softball?

Samantha Carroll, Club Softball President: Well I wanted to go to Mizzou for pre-med, and wanted to go to a good school for that, so when I found out about Club Softball it seemed like a good alternative to playing Division 3 softball somewhere else. I heard about the Club Sports Fair so I showed up to that, found out about the softball team, and now I’m in my fourth year playing.

Hannah Medler, Club Softball Vice President: I played softball when I was little and I thought in high school that I didn’t want to do anymore. But then I started to really miss it and I needed something to fill the space. So one day I was at the Rec and saw [Club Softball was] having tryouts, and I ended up making it and it’s been a great experience, I love it.

T.J. Thomson, softball, recsports, helmets, gloves, pitching

How are you different now from when you first joined the team?

Megan Cordingley, Club Softball Treasurer: My first year I was only catcher and as a catcher you’re kind of a silent leader. But last year I stepped up and started doing our team’s social media and little things like that, and then we needed more officers because ours all graduated. So I just stepped into that and took on some projects, worked on some fundraising ideas and organizing tournaments.

HM: When I started I was shy. I’m always a shy person but once I’m around the girls more I’ll come out of my shell. I hold a leadership position now and I’m the VP of the club. I definitely communicate more and plan events. I like to motivate the girls or give good advice to my teammates when they need it, on or off the field. I’ve become more of an aggressive player. I used to be shy at the plate and now I just give it my all.

SC: I think I’ve just become more of a leader because my freshman year I was so quiet. Being a pitcher you need leadership skills, so that’s been really good for me. Becoming a leader on the team has been huge. It’s been really helpful for me not only in softball, but in school and my career.

What’s being on the team like?

MC: We focus a lot on team bonding. We want to compete and do really well but we also want to have that social aspect. We want people to come to us if they need help, and have people have a group of friends because Mizzou is so big. We have “Teamsgiving” in November, so that’s just like someone makes a turkey and we pig out one night. We go to the dining halls together or when we travel we make sure we all eat dinner together and hang out in the hotel together.

HM: I get excited about coming to practice, I get excited about playing three games in a day and spending time with these girls. I don’t know what I’m gonna do after I graduate! I guess I’ll be doing slow pitch.

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Advice for someone looking to try Club Softball or another club sport?

HM: Don’t be shy! Come out. Get excited about trying something new or continuing something that you love. And then just give it your all.