Nicole Flood is a Missouri native who holds a degree in public communications from Truman State University. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree at MU where her interest area focuses on applying communication principles to health campaigns on a global perspective. Flood works in the field of medical education and also is a contributing writer with several publications in mid-Missouri. Her work has appeared in the Columbia Business Times, Columbia Home Magazine, and Professional Daym. She is an enthusiast of language, words, people and all things involving media and communications.

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Day in the Life: Tamara Gonzalez-Oberbeck

Tamara (center) spends retirement trotting across the globe for good. Many people look forward to the end of their career as the chance to slow down from the daily grind of full-time work. Tamara Gonzalez-Oberbeck looked forward to retirement as her next big adventure. After retiring from a career in nursing in the summer of […]

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Bucket Lists for the New Year

This year, ditch your resolutions for something bigger. By Nicole flood You’ve done the whole New Year’s resolutions thing. New year, new you, right? The thing with these resolutions is that people often abandon them by mid-March. We’ve all seen the gyms fill up in January, only to empty back to normal as early spring […]

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Food Traditions Abound in Tiger Country

Tradition and one’s alma mater go hand-in-hand. For many, a trip back to your old stomping grounds isn’t complete unless you get that burger your town was known for, grab a slice at your favorite pizza place, or stop in for a drink at your favorite bar and grill. In Columbia, much of the college […]

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Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center

The healing power of horses. by Nicole Flood Look around your community for something that needs to be done and do it; that’s what Karen Grindler did in 1988. That year, she founded Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center. The theater and communications MU alumna was working as a recreation coordinator at a nursing home and […]

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Apps for Easy Travel

  Roadtrippers and Waze are apps and websites that allow you to chart your course by way of digital map for your trip. Both are quite different in terms of audience. One seems better for spontaneity, and the other is better for getting to your designation quickly and easily. Keep reading to find out more about these apps […]

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