Chicago-native and senior journalism student Shy Hardiman finds relief from the heat today under a tree in Peace Park. She is reading Basket Case by Carl Hiaasen, a book about an investigative reporter who bangs out obituaries for a South Florida daily. "I enjoy the sarcastic, cynical voice of a typical journalist," Shy said. Photo by Shane Epping.

Although she's from Miami, FL, graduate student Jacqueline Flores shades herself from today's oppressive 100+ heat index with an umbrella. Flores is earning a PhD in microbiology with an academic focus on HIV drug resistance research. Photo by Shane Epping.

Just visited @Mizzou for my first time. Beautiful Campus. http://t.co/96cF1VTQIN

Can't believe I'm leaving for @Mizzou in less than 20 days 🐯🐯🐯😻

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Check out the accommodations @Mizzou offers. bit.ly/1IpeII2

10 years ago @andrewmcmahon @OfficialSoCo visited (our) AEPi @Mizzou philanthropy Rock-A-Thon to help fight cancer http://t.co/uOz9nyo02U

2 years ago today I visited @Mizzou for the first time. Who knew that it would be the best decision of my life ? 😍🐯

Those that saw her at @Mizzou knew she was special. Big congrats to one of the all-time greats! twitter.com/mizzouvb/statu…

Dorm room shopping today! I'm ready for ya @Mizzou 🐯🏫

@Mizzou When Tigers summit a mountain, we show our school pride. http://t.co/yYdDWaYXpP

Now that vacation is over, it's literally Mizzou time 🌊🐯 @Mizzou @ Cancún, Quintana Roo instagram.com/p/5m36m1HDIC/

I may b the only @Mizzou fan in the ❀️ of Alabama @SEC country, but I'll always shout #MIZ #ZOU @MizGoldenGirls @1_mizzou @MUTigerFootball

Nothing better on a Sunday than Mizzou football camp with friends.@Mizzou instagram.com/p/5mjZnME3io/

@Mizzou Hats looked great at the stadium last night. I'll buy one soon.

Almost ready to begin final evening of @Mizzou International Composers Festival! #8WorldPremiers @MizzouNewMusic http://t.co/gdxCCB7mjN

Touring the @UofAlabama campus following our first breakout discussion session of the day! http://t.co/eTGTd5n3Do

Great to have you there. Means a lot to have @Mizzou represented at the breakfast. twitter.com/bowtieger/stat…

Bernie @miklasz is one of the all-time greats, whose kindness to young sportswriters at @Mizzou can never be repaid. bit.ly/1LFgRll

@GameOverGreggy I'm attending @Mizzou this fall bc of you. See you tomorrow. You're signing my acceptance letter and then I'm framing it.

It's Mizzou Night at Kauffman Stadium! MIZ-KC!

Here's one more photo of our twirlers at #AYOP!! They've represented us very well this past week. #MIZ 🐯

Meet Kelsey Babson! Kelsey is a junior Early Childhood Education major from Lee’s Summit, MO. This year, she’s continuing her role on the Fundraising Committee as the Co-Director of Fundraising. Kelsey is also a member of @mukappadelta where she serves as the Vice President of Community Service, and tutors at A Way With Words & Numbers. This summer she is working as a camp counselor! Fun fact: she loves dancing 13.1 hours and running 13.1 miles. #MeetMizzouThon

Float like a butterfly, roar like a Tiger. Photo by Shane Epping.

#mizzoutigers #tiger #dome #youknowit #itscool

Me and emily infront of da 6 columns at Mizzou #mizzou #6columns #wecool

#MakeADifference #Preparation 🐯🏈

THERE IS AN ACTIVE THREAT NEAR CAMPUS. TAKE PRECAUTIONS. MU Alert will be updated shortly. Do not call MUPD unless an emergency.

Beautiful day in #CoMO.

"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." - Sydney J. Harris. Photo by Shane Epping.

The weather was a bit moody at @mizzou #scholarsday today.

It was dreary earlier, but these #flowers sure brightened the @mizzou campus #Mizzou #missouri #flora #campus #missouri_photos

The #Mizzou-Kansas rivalry may be on hold for now, but our Twin Cities Tigers chapter still found a way to "beat" the Jayhawks over the weekend. MIZ!

Watch Coach Pinkel live on @sportscenter at 11:40! #ESPNSEC

Another rainy Monday? We're pretending it's last week when Shane Epping took this.

The #SEC Carwash has started in Bristol! Follow #ESPNSEC all day for updates.

Meet Louie Scola! Louie is a senior Health Sciences major from Plainfield, IL. He is our Vice President of Logistics (or shall we say, LOU-gistics?) and was on the Dancer Investment committee last year. Louie is a member of @mizzoudeltachi, University of Missouri Naval ROTC, @campkesemmizzou, Alpha Phi Omega-Beta Eta Chapter, and works at @mizzourec. He just got back from spending three and a half weeks in Ecuador on a @mu_officeofservicelearning trip where he worked with an indigenous community. Fun fact: he ran the Chicago Marathon last year! #MeetMizzouThon

A view of the second floor of the 1935 #LafferreHall addition. Brick and other rubble await clearing during the #LafferreRenovation. The windows on the left overlook the east courtyard adjacent to the Francis Quadrangle. #construction #Mizzou photos of the #renovation progress here: http://ow.ly/PLCLj

The Show-Me State Games torch has reached #Mizzou! 26,000 athletes from across Missouri will compete in more than 40 events until July 26 here in Columbia. Photo by Shane Epping.

We're celebrating our 10,000th tweet today over on Twitter! Give @Mizzou a follow if you don't already!

Sneak peek: We went behind the fence to see the progress on the #LafferreRenovation. Check back later today to see more pics and progress. @Mizzou #lafferrehall #lostinlafferre #engineering #construction #Mizzou

Domingo Martínez captured a cool moment as red-tailed hawks perched on Memorial Union!

We think the @MLB missed someone in the draft...

Great news received during the @usaswimming Sectionals meet today: #COMO ranks No. 1 in the smaller population category of #50TopSwimCities presented by @speedoUSA! #mizzou #mizzouswimdive #rbhs #hhs #bhs #cscswimclub #aquaforce #fastwater

Ranger Rick knows what's up. #Mizzou

Because I'm never going to get over how gorgeous my new home is πŸ―πŸ’›βœ¨

Meet Courtney Schiebout! Courtney is a sophomore Nursing major from Highlands Ranch, CO. She is on our Media Relations team this year. Courtney is also a member of @mukappadelta, Student Nurses Association, @veritasmizzou, and Mizzou Global Medical Brigades. She went on a week long Public Health Brigade to Honduras in May and is spending the rest of the summer in with her family in Colorado! Fun fact: she can speak Chinese and owns a fully-functioning typewriter. #MeetMizzouThon

Summer in Missouri. Photo by Shane Epping.

Hey alumni! We need your help! MIZZOU alumni magazine is looking for your favorite Mizzou Homecoming memories. To be featured in the special Homecoming issue, share your most memorable moment and let us know what it meant to you then and now. Post below or email us: mizzou@missouri.edu. Thanks, Tigers!

Caroline Cook cools her feet at Tiger Plaza after winning the National American Miss Missouri Princess pageant. Her parents, Darren and Melissa, met at Mizzou Homecoming in 2004. The family members stopped by Columbia today for a photo op on their favorite campus. Photo by Shane Epping.

Tiger Pantry is having a great year! Thanks to a new van from generous donors, we've been able to feed more people! For GratiTuesday, we want to thank everyone who has given food, time and money to support the hungry in our community!

Want this Mizzou hat? Be the first to meet us where you'll find rodent and reptile skeletons. And a famous elephant's legs and tusk. #FreebieFriday

These new Snapchat filters. πŸ‘

We might be tired of the rain, but our flowers aren't.

Mizzou Takeover starting tonight!

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