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COLUMBIA

A Publication of Columbia College | 2019-20

COLLEGE

life

CLUBS, EVENTS & ACTIVITIES @ COLUMBIA COLLEGE

LET’S EAT WHAT’S ON THE MENU ON & NEAR CAMPUS


Columbia Magazine Summer 2019 Columbia Magazine is published for prospective students and friends of Columbia College. Editor Nanette Flores Robuck Director of Content & Direct Marketing Art Direction/Designer Katelynn Hoefelman Graphic Designer Cover/Inside Cover Photographs Notley Hawkins ’87 Notley Hawkins Photography Inside Photographs Kaci Smart ’09 Assistant Director, Public Relations Writer Janese Heavin Marketing Coordinator Published by Columbia College Division of Marketing marketing@CCIS.edu In conjunction with Columbia College Division of Admissions admissions@CCIS.edu

Connect With Us facebook.com/ColumbiaCollegeMO twitter.com/ColumbiaColg Instagram.com/ColumbiaCollege snapchat.com/add/columbiacollege Information in this publication is based on the first quarter of 2019 and subject to change.

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Columbia College | Welcome to Columbia


Call it CoMo. Call it College Town, USA. Call it a quirky eclectic city in the middle of the Midwest—that just happens to be the sixth best place to live in America, according to Livability.com. At Columbia College, you’ll be part of the more than 30,000 students who call Columbia, Missouri, home. And you’re going to love it here.

HELLO, COMO PARKS + TRAILS

FILM FESTIVAL

WEEKEND CONCERTS

ESCAPE ROOMS

AXE THROWING

RESTAURANTS

ESPORTS TOURNAMENT

MUSIC FEST

TRAMPOLINE PARK

ART GALLERIES

And Columbia College students are in the perfect place to enjoy it all—on a safe, vibrant campus just minutes from the action.

Ready? Go. Without leaving CoMo.

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LIFE ON CAMPUS At Columbia College, we believe your education should be a mix of strong academic programs and ample opportunities. Here, you’ll explore new interests, cultivate your talents and develop leadership skills. Get involved in some of the more than 50 clubs and organizations we offer. Attend weekly student events. Create your own fun. Sand volleyball outside of Miller Hall? Yes. Quidditch on the Quad? Even better.

CLUBS + ORGANIZATIONS

RESOURCES

based on your:

on campus to keep you healthy, happy and safe including:

• Major • Academic achievements

• Health services

• Religious beliefs

• Counseling

• Desire to give back

• Round-the-clock security making us one of the safest campuses in the country

• Sports interests • Musical talents

EVENTS + ACTIVITIES including: • Intramural athletics • Guest speakers • Holiday parties • Movie nights • Business pitch competition • Fall formal

PLACES + SPACES such as: • Free fitness center • eSports game hut • Pool tables • Reading nooks • Student quad • Athletic facilities

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Columbia College | Welcome to Columbia


COMING THIS FALL We’re opening a new building this fall, and we can’t wait for you to be among the first students to enjoy it. The building will house: • The Robert W. Plaster School of Business • Entrepreneurship center • Innovation stations • Event center • Three floors of residential suites • Student lounges • Community kitchens • Free laundry rooms • Outdoor terrace Columbia College | Welcome to Columbia

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COMO Our students enjoy the best of Columbia, MO. Here, you’ll be minutes from the action:

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TAKE A HIKE page 8 | Parks and trails

NOW PLAYING pages 10-11 | Films, plays and music

LET’S EAT pages 13-15 | Featured restaurants

WEEKEND AD VENTURES page 16 | Escape rooms, trampoline park, movie theaters, axe throwing, arts, crafts and volunteer opportunities

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Use this map and corresponding numbers within this guide to see just how close you’ll be to everything Columbia has to offer. The distances shown on the subsequent pages represent how far the venues are from the Columbia College campus.

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TAKE A HIKE Or a walk. Or a ride. Or climb to new heights. Columbia has dozens of postcard-perfect spots to explore.

MKT Nature and Fitness Trail 0.8 miles

Twin Lakes Recreation Area 4.8 miles

• Walking/jogging

• Dog park

• Cycling

• Walking/jogging

• Fitness stations

• Swimming

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5 Rock Bridge Memorial State Park 5.9 miles

Stephens Lake Park 1.3 miles • Ice skating

• Hiking

• Swimming

• Horseback riding

• Multi-use trail

• Spelunking

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2 Capen Park 2.1 miles

Rocky Fork Lakes Conservation Area

INSTAGRAM WORTHY!

9.2 miles

• Rock climbing

• Bird watching

• Scenic overlooks

• Boating/fishing

• Bridge connection to Hinkson Creek Trail

• Hunting/shooting range

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3 Pinnacles Youth Park 15.4 miles

Cosmo-Bethel Park 4.8 miles • Fishing

• Rock climbing

• Baseball/softball fields

• Ancient geologic formations

• Tennis courts

• Picnic areas

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Explore More

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Columbia College | Welcome to Columbia Photo Courtesy of Rick Hansen per Columbia Parks

and Recreation


Fresh IS BEST

Photo Courtesy Drew Piester, Columbia Farmers Market

Here, we believe fresh is best. Area farmers supply continual sources of locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Public gardens stay in bloom with assortments of flowers and native plants. Columbia Farmers Market

Shelter Insurance Gardens

Pick up some garden-grown veggies, fresh fruits and off-the-vine berries every Saturday throughout the year.

Take a walk through this award-winning, five-acre garden with more than 300 varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers.

Boone County Farmers Market

Jefferson Farm and Garden

Fruits, vegetables, baked goods and other sustainable products are up for sale every Saturday April through October.

Spend a day learning about Missouri crops, habitats and livestock at this 67-acre educational farm.

Columbia College | Welcome to Columbia

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NOW FILMS Columbia celebrates independent films. From an internationally known film fest to a local cinema, our city champions independent, creative voices. (But if superhero/rom-com/comedy/blockbusters are your thing, we also have two mainstream movie theaters open seven days a week.)

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Ragtag Cinema | 0.6 miles An eclectic local theater that plays independent and international films. • Two screens with a mix of theater-style and couch seating • Sandwiches, snacks, coffee, beverages available on site • Food, drinks allowed in theater

10 True/False Film Fest | 0.6 miles The Los Angeles Times called it the “most important documentary festival in America.” • Documentary, non-fiction films • Includes a parade, art, music, public displays • Typically held in March

Photo Courtesy of Recess Inc.

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Columbia College | Welcome to Columbia


Photo Courtesy of Recess Inc.

PLAYS

MUSIC

Our city boasts three active community theatre companies. Sit back and enjoy the show—or, get involved, as these companies are always seeking volunteers.

The local music scene stays active year round with downtown venues bringing in up-and-coming artists regularly. Tribute concerts and dance parties are also popular on weekends.

11 Talking Horse Productions | 0.5 miles THP produces intimate, character-driven plays and musicals. The theater also features The Stable Boys, a long-form improvisation comedy group.

12 Maplewood Barn Community Theatre | 4.9 miles

Located at Nifong Park, Maplewood Barn Community Theatre provides high quality productions in an outdoor setting.

13 Columbia Entertainment Company | 2.3 miles

Columbia Entertainment Company provides a venue for a wide range of live theatre productions focused on creativity and professionalism.

14 The Blue Note | 0.4 miles This trendy night spot has been entertaining crowds for more than two decades. Past performances include Young the Giant, Gary Clark and Arctic Monkeys. Every year, The Blue Note hosts Ninth Street Summerfest, a five-part outdoor concert series.

15 Roots N Blues N BBQ | 1.3 miles Held every fall, Roots N Blues brings thousands of visitors to Stephens Lake Park for back-to-back performances. Brandi Carlile, The Avett Brothers and Lake Street Dive have all been part of the lineup at this weekend-long festival.

16 Rose Music Hall | 0.3 miles A popular music hall, Rose hosts local talent, tribute concerts and movies in the park. Food is also sold on site, including made-to-order tacos.

17 The University of Missouri | 2.7 miles Mizzou Arena has brought in big-name artists including Kanye West and Elton John. Recent concerts have included Dierks Bentley and Kenny Chesney.

Columbia College | Welcome to Columbia

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COFFEE

(with cats)

Photo Courtesy of Papa’s Cat Café

0.8 miles Lots of college towns have coffee. Few have coffee with cats. Papa’s Cat Café includes a small café with coffee and baked goods. Grab a treat and head to the playroom, where 20 cute, furry friends are waiting at any given time to be adored. 12

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DINE IN

LET’S EAT… (all day) We know you want choices when it comes to food. We offer multiple stations at our cafeteria-style dining hall, open all day, as well as our café. There are also vending machines across campus when you need a quick bite between classes.

DULANY HALL Our recently remodeled dining hall offers a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free goods. • Sandwich station • Burger and hot dog grill • Fresh salad bar • Hot entrees prepared daily • Brick-oven pizza • Dessert bar

COUGAR CAFÉ When you’re on the go or want a lighter meal, swing by Cougar Café for fresh, made-to-order options. Grab a Starbucks coffee or other tasty caffeinated treat, including seasonal favorites such as pumpkin spice. • Breakfast goods • Sandwiches • Salads • Pizza • Hot dogs • Ready-to-eat snacks

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DINE OUT

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PIZZA

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INTERNATIONAL

Gumby’s Pizza | 0.6 miles

Thip Thai Cuisine | 0.5 mi

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One-of-a-kind pies (French fries on pizza, anyone?)

Curries, noodles, authentic

MidiCi’s | 0.5 miles

Geisha Sushi Bar | 0.5 miles

entrees

Wood-fired, authentic Ital

Classic rolls, Ramen, Japane

Shakespeare’s | 0.7 miles

La Siesta | 0.4 miles

Nationally known classics, gluten-free options

Burritos, chimichangas, com bination options

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DESSERTS

The Heidelberg | 1.3 miles Burgers, sandwiches, sala ds, fish and chips

Broadway Diner | 0.8 miles Home-style entrees, all-day

breakfast

Hot Box Cookies | 0.4 miles Cookies, cookie cakes, ice cream sandwiches

Sparky’s Homemade Ice Cream | 0.5 miles Classic and unique flavors

CJ’s | 0.6 miles Wings, fries, chili, sandwich

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WEEK

WEEKEND AD Our community has dozens of venues to keep you entertained. Axe throwing? We’ve got it.

ESCAPE ROOMS

AXE THROWING

Grab a group of friends and see if you find the clues to escape a locked-down room.

Let certified axe throwing coaches help you throw axes into targets. An old sport made new again, the latest craze has hit Columbia.

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Breakout CoMo | 0.3 miles

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Conari Escape Rooms | 0.3 miles

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COMO Axe Attack | 2.9 miles

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The Axe House | 4.2 miles

TRAMPOLINE PARK

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Experience a high-octane adrenaline rush and defy gravity! Challenge yourself on the Ninja Warrior Course. Compete with friends in ultimate dodgeball. Experience volleyball on trampolines, dunk on the Sky Slam and jump sky high on performance trampolines. Students receive $5 off jump tickets.

For a creative, less physically demanding weekend activity, enjoy one of our art venues. Local artists will guide you as you make one-of-a-kind crafts, paintings or green creations.

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Sky Zone-Columbia | 4.8 miles

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Confetti Craft Co. | 0.5 miles

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Ophelia’s Flowers | 0.3 miles

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The Canvas on Broadway | 0.5 miles

MOVIE THEATRES

VOLUNTEER

Grab a tub of popcorn and settle in for action, comedy, drama, romance and all the blockbuster magic. Enjoy 3D and RPX options.

OPPORTUNITIES

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Regal Columbia Stadium 14 | 3.6 miles Forum 8 GQT | 3.6 miles

Gain valuable skills while helping the Columbia community. Volunteering feels great and looks good on a resume. Walk shelter dogs, package food, be a mentor. 28

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Big Brothers/ Big Sisters | 3.4 miles

Central Missouri Humane Society | 1.6 miles

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Photo courtesy of Sky Zone

ADV

The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri | 2.1 miles


END

VENTURES

VENTUR Columbia College | Welcome to Columbia

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At Columbia College, we take gaming seriously. The nearly billion-dollar eSports industry continues to grow with ample career opportunities along the way. And we know the perks of playing. Stress relief. Multi-player socializing. Mental and physical health benefits. Game over? Not here. ESPORTS We were one of the first schools in the country to recognize eSports as a varsity program, offering scholarships to top prospects. In 2019, our eSports team was ranked the #1 team in the country in the ESPN College League of Legends coaches poll.

THE GAME HUT We’re the only college to have a building dedicated to video games. Enjoy: • Xbox • PS4 • Gaming computers

MIDWEST CAMPUS CLASH

Explore More

Each spring, our campus hosts eSports teams from across the region at the Midwest Campus Clash.

@MWCampusClash

• League of Legends tournament • Public tournament featuring hottest-trending games (2019 featured Fortnite) • Arcade games • Giveaways 18

MidwestCampusClash.com


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WEEKEND GETAWAYS

ROAD TRIP! While there’s plenty to keep you busy in CoMo, we’re in the perfect spot to enjoy a weekend getaway. We’re about a two-hour drive from both Kansas City and St. Louis.

GREETINGS FROM KC Kansas City was named one of National Geographic’s Best Trips in 2019. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art • 35,000+ works of art • Neoclassical architecture • Admission always free

Kansas City Zoo • Polar bears, orangutans, elephants • Guided tours available • Boat rides across African Plains lake

Worlds of Fun • Roller coasters • Thrill rides Photo courtesy of Visit KC

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• On-site Oceans of Fun


Photo courtesy of Explore St. Louis, Dan Donovan

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS The Gateway to the West has lots to explore. The Gateway Arch • 63-story tall structure • Overlooks the Mississippi River • Located on a 62-acre historical site

City Museum

St. Louis Science Center

• Features repurposed architectural objects

• 700+ interactive experiences

• Unique installations and exhibits

• Planetarium exhibits, shows

• Four-story OMNIMAX® Theatre

• Lots of slides and rides

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DAY TRIPS

Photo courtesy of Notley Hawkins for Visit Fulton

HISTORIC FULTON

About a half hour from Columbia, Fulton offers a look back in time. Auto World Museum • Vintage and modern vehicles on display • Cars displayed in historical settings • Tours available

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Fall Festival at Rock Garden Antique Barn • Antiques on display • Seasonal foods • Held in October

Columbia College | Welcome to Columbia

National Churchill Museum • Located in a historic London church • Interactive Winston Churchill exhibits, displays • Breakthrough sculpture made of pieces of the Berlin Wall


INSTAGRAM WORTHY! Come see the Clydesdales at Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville! About 20 minutes west of Columbia, this ranch breeds the majestic horses seen on TV. Take a walking tour of the property, talk to handlers and take photos with the Clydesdales. Photo courtesy of Marji Guyler-Alaniz, FarmHer

Photo courtesy of Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau

MISSOURI’S CAPITAL CITY

Thirty minutes down Highway 63 South, Jefferson City provides a quick look at our state’s past and present. The State Capitol

Washington Park Ice Arena

Runge Nature Center

• Houses the Missouri State Museum

• Public ice skating sessions

• Wildlife viewing area

• Ice skating lessons

• Miles of hiking trails

• Free guided tours

• Drop-in hockey/stick + puck

• Climbable 60-foot fire tower

• Historic paintings, exhibits

Columbia College | Welcome to Columbia

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WE ARE CC Columbia College Cougars cheer on one another in class, in the studio, on the field and on the court. Our athletic teams are competitive within the American Midwest Conference, giving our community plenty of excitement throughout the year. So shout it with pride:

WE. ARE. CC.

MEN’S SPORTS Baseball Basketball Cross Country Golf Lacrosse

CO-ED

Soccer

SPORTS

Track & Field

eSports

WOMEN’S

INTRAMURALS

SPORTS Basketball Bowling Cross Country

We also have an active intramural program, including co-ed dodgeball, softball and sand volleyball teams, and men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Golf Soccer Softball Track & Field Volleyball

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AROUND TOWN

ACROSS MISSOURI

Our city has lots of ways to stay active.

Our state has several national sports teams.

• Tailgate with friends as Mizzou tackles the competition in the Southeastern Conference

• St. Louis Cardinals (MLB-National League)

• Join a local Ultimate Frisbee club

• Kansas City Chiefs (NFL-AFC)

• Play disc golf at one of several courses in town

• St. Louis Blues (NHL-Western Conference)

• Watch our local Roller Derby teams—or, get in on the action

• Kansas Speedway (NASCAR)

• Kansas City Royals (MLB-American League)

• Sporting Kansas City (MLS Club)

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Photo Courtesy of The Columbia Daily Tribune

CELEBRATE THE ARTS FIRST FRIDAYS On the first Friday of each month, The North Village Arts District hosts a public art crawl. Practically next door to campus, this cluster of galleries, shops and restaurants come together to showcase music, art, performances and food.

LIVING WINDOWS Every winter, Columbia’s downtown district comes alive as storefronts put on GIF-like performances in their windows. More than 40 businesses participate in Living Windows each year, and every year new characters and themes emerge. From a live Nativity scene to a portrayal of “The Nightmare Before Christmas, attendees are treated to a full buffet of holiday cheer.

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Photo Courtesy of The District


GET READY FOR LIFE AT COLUMBIA COLLEGE

You don’t have to wait until you’re a student to start preparing for life at Columbia College. 27


Get a head start. Here’s what we recommend: VISIT CAMPUS Come see for yourself what our campus has to offer. • Schedule a personal tour • Spend the night at our Overnight Visit • Meet other future students at Saturday Showcase • Compete for scholarship money at Scholarship Day Sign up today

Visit.CCIS.edu

EARN COLLEGE CREDIT Start earning credit toward your degree while you’re still in high school. Dual enrollment lets you: • Take classes in seat or online • Save money—classes are just $75 per credit hour (no fees, no book costs) • Transfer credit to college, allowing you to graduate faster Learn more

DE.CCIS.edu

APPLY NOW The sooner you complete an application, the more time you have to make an informed decision about college. Apply now to: • Be considered for scholarships • Move on to other important registration steps • Start planning for life on campus Apply for free

Apply.CCIS.edu

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LIFE AFTER COLUMBIA COLLEGE You won’t have to wait until your college graduation before you can start preparing for your dream job. We’re committed to your success during and after college. Here’s what we offer:

INTERNSHIPS

CAREER SERVICES

HANDSHAKE

Our Grossnickle Career Services Center equips you with skills you need for real-world work experience. From understanding your choice of major to lifelong career support, we’ll help you get the offer, snag the promotion and reach your ultimate goals. Here’s what you can expect:

Columbia College students have access to Handshake, an online job bank that allows top employers to recruit new talent.

• Master the job search

We’ll work with you to complete an internship that stands out in the job market. Internships are a great way to • Explore job interests • Experience the workplace • Earn college credits

• Create a profile • Upload your resume • Connect with 200,000+ employers

• Get help writing resumes • Develop interview skills Columbia College | Welcome to Columbia

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WHERE OUR Anthony John

’17

Jacob Thompson

’18

Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Bachelor of Science in Finance

Claims Generalist Progressive Insurance St. Louis, Missouri

Staff Auditor Office of the Missouri State Auditor Jefferson City, Missouri

Angela

’13

Houston Hansen Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management Talent Acquisition Specialist Big Lots Columbus, Ohio

Vendale Walker

’15

Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems Customer Engineer Hewlett-Packard Santa Clara, California

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Claire Jeffery

’17

Bachelor of General Studies Elementary Teacher Columbia Public Schools Columbia, Missouri

Michael Hudelson

’14

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems Software Engineer and Co-owner The Turning Gear Columbia, Missouri

Anh Braddock

’12

Bachelor of Science in International Business and Marketing Digital Marketing Strategist University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri

Shelby Blakley

’17

Bachelor of Arts in Human Services CARE Job Coach City of Columbia Parks and Rec Columbia, Missouri

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1001 Rogers Street Columbia, MO 65216

AN ADVENTURE LIKE NO OTHER.

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Welcome to Columbia 2019-20  

Call it CoMo. Call it College Town, USA. Call it a quirky eclectic city in the middle of the Midwest—that just happens to be the sixth best...

Welcome to Columbia 2019-20  

Call it CoMo. Call it College Town, USA. Call it a quirky eclectic city in the middle of the Midwest—that just happens to be the sixth best...

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