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ExtremeChief
02-04-2005, 05:20 AM
Anyone here go to Central Methodist University? My son just got a scholarship to go there and I wondered if anyone had any information on the school.

Fire Me Boy!
02-04-2005, 07:51 AM
I attended CMC (just before it became CMU) for two years. What's your son going there for? Nice town, but really small. The president of the college told my brother (he went there four years before me) that if you can't stay on campus all weekend without feeling the need to go somewhere, CMC isn't for you. Small town, small campus -- has it's benefits. It's really nice to walk across campus and see people you don't know but have seen and get a friendly acknowlegement of existence. Very friendly. It also has its drawbacks -- there's NOTHING to do... there's a couple of gas stations, a McDonalds, a Dairy Queen and a Taco Bell... that's it. Nothing else. I couldn't handle it -- I went to Columbia three to four times a week, minimum... that's hell on gas, just FYI. CMC has some fantastic programs -- music for instance. I read a statistic a few years ago (mind you, this was probably 1998) that said CMC has more music teachers in Missouri than any other school... teachers are fantastic and that's another benefit of a small school -- they'll actually know you and have a vested interest in your success.

Any way, if you have anything specific you want to know, ask...

Cochise
02-04-2005, 07:55 AM
You kind of just described Maryville there, too. Course there are some bars and such in Maryville, but if you want something to do other than that you're pretty SOL

ChiefsOne
02-04-2005, 08:00 AM
Had a couple of buddies went there to play football in the early 80's. They loved it, but it is a small town with nothing to do, so they drank every night. I visited a few times, just to drink.

Their football really sucks! I think for the past quite a few years they have won less than 3-4 games a year.

Rumor has it that Animal House was based on that college, who knows, but it was a party school the few times I have been.

redhed
02-04-2005, 08:11 AM
Is that in Fulton?

ExtremeChief
02-04-2005, 08:23 AM
He's going to play football. The program has a new coach in his 3rd year I believe. They had a losing record last year, but lost 3 games in the final minute. His plans right now are to get a BS Education. He wants to be a football coach. That can all change of course. Fayette has about 700 more people than our hometown, so he'll be used to the small town life. I think the small class sizes will be a bonus. They are building a new student union that looks pretty impressive. The only drawback I've seen so far is that it is expensive as hell. (19K/yr)

Thanks for the responses

redhed
02-04-2005, 08:35 AM
Duh, Fayette. Yeah I had a buddy that went there.
Nice collegey feel the place. Every time I visited, there were many parties going on. Ain't necessarily a bad thing...

PastorMikH
02-04-2005, 09:13 AM
My mom works in the supply dept there. Everything I hear about the school is good. The town is fine if you like small towns. Like Fire Me Boy said, there isn't much to do. If you are into fishing though, Fayette has 3 city lakes that are GREAT fishing.

Fire Me Boy!
02-04-2005, 09:27 AM
But the golf course SUCKS -- sand greens. I enjoyed the school, and really liked the size. But the fact that there was nothing to do drove me insane.

The only thing I remember about football was and 0-10 season just before I came.

ChiefsOne
02-04-2005, 09:44 AM
He wants to be a football coach. That can all change of course. Fayette has about 700 more people than our hometown, so he'll be used to the small town life. I think the small class sizes will be a bonus. They are building a new student union that looks pretty impressive. The only drawback I've seen so far is that it is expensive as hell.

Sounds like a good fit to me. Hopefully they can turn the program around, even if they don't it would still be a good experience to play football for a few more years.

My friends that went there had a great experience and they are both HS football coaches now. We are from a small town too, so they didn't have a big problem with the small town and Columbia is just about 1/2 hour away.

Your son is used to small town atmosphere and smaller classes, so it will probably work out well for him.

I really believe you get a better education and more help from your teachers at a small college. The money is quite a bit more, but there are also more money available too. Tell him to apply for every scholarship he can, there are lots of private donor money offered and he needs to ask his advisor about all the possibilities, plus stuff from available from businesses, clubs (Elks, Amvets, etc) and individuals from your town.

dtebbe
02-04-2005, 10:54 AM
Fayette is pretty much my hometown. I think CMC has a very good music and basketball program, but I don't think football is one of it's strengths. As for the area, not much to do, but Columbia is 20 minutes away, as is the Casino in Booveville. If he likes hunting and fishing, I'm not sure there is better overall hunting in Missouri. Deer and Turkey are thick, and dove, quail, and waterfowl are all pretty good. You've got the lakes for fishing in Fayette, and a 10 minute drive to Glasgow, and the MO river is there, Catfish city.

One of my good friends got a music scholarship there, but he partied so much he flunked out.

DT

Midway Chief
02-04-2005, 11:59 AM
I grew up in Fayette, went to MU and now work in Fayette (I live in Columbia). The above is very true: small town, not much to do, but close to Columbia. The next time you are there, eat at Emmitts (on the square). Some of the best food you will find anywhere!

PastorMikH
02-04-2005, 12:04 PM
I grew up in Fayette, went to MU and now work in Fayette (I live in Columbia). The above is very true: small town, not much to do, but close to Columbia. The next time you are there, eat at Emmitts (on the square). Some of the best food you will find anywhere!


Say, if you grew up in Fayette, did you ever go to the bowling alley? Big Daddy Carr (the owner before it closed) is my step dad.

Midway Chief
02-04-2005, 12:11 PM
I bowled there quite a bit as a kid (early to mid '80's). It was a real neat place and good for Fayette. I do not know your step Dad real well, but I sure know who he is.

PastorMikH
02-04-2005, 12:15 PM
I bowled there quite a bit as a kid (early to mid '80's). It was a real neat place and good for Fayette. I do not know your step Dad real well, but I sure know who he is.



If you bowled there in the mid 80s, I have probably seen you up there though I am sure we both look enough different now that we probably wouldn't recognize each other.

ChiefsCountry
02-04-2005, 12:41 PM
ExtremeChief,

The coach, Masonholder is a very nice man. Talks alot, on our recruiting visit he talked at our school with us for 3 hours. That being said, CMU isn't a bad school just not the best. Football isn't very good, facilities are sub par, and the town isn't the greatest. But if the scholarship is right take it, football is alot of work at the college level and its a job. I turned them down, I had a nice scholarship offer from though. Also they called me up intill the day I went to school at SMS.

KC Jones
02-04-2005, 02:00 PM
CMU is not central united methodist.

CMU stands for Carnegie Mellon Univeristy http://www.cmu.edu/

I just wish I had finished school there.

ENDelt260
02-04-2005, 02:05 PM
Rumor has it that Animal House was based on that college, who knows

I do. It's not true.

I learned when I was a freshman in college that apparently every frickin' house in the nation believes AH was based on them. Fact is, the only house that really has any claim to that is Alpha Delta at Dartmouth. One of the writers for Nat'l Lampoon was a member, and wrote a series of stories based on his experiences. The movie grew out of that.

I forget which writer... a little bit of research on the 'net will teach you everything you need to know. Or, buy the Double Secret Probation DVD release of the movie... I believe in the bonus features they discuss it.

ExtremeChief
02-04-2005, 04:26 PM
CMU is not central united methodist.

CMU stands for Carnegie Mellon Univeristy http://www.cmu.edu/

I just wish I had finished school there.


Central Methodist University


http://www.centralmethodist.edu/



Thanks everyone for your input. Coach Masonholder was a very nice man and did talk quite a bit. They are offering him an academic scholarship instead of a athletic scholarship because they were able to offer him more that way. He is going to get the opportunity to play foorball though. If he couldn't play football, he wanted to go to a junior college since he could do that for free through the A+ program. I'm as bad as he is though, I just want to get the opportunity to watch him play again. Watching your son play the game you love is one of the most incredible experiences you can have.

KC Jones
02-04-2005, 04:30 PM
Central Methodist University


http://www.centralmethodist.edu/



Thanks everyone for your input. Coach Masonholder was a very nice man and did talk quite a bit. They are offering him an academic scholarship instead of a athletic scholarship because they were able to offer him more that way. He is going to get the opportunity to play foorball though. If he couldn't play football, he wanted to go to a junior college since he could do that for free through the A+ program. I'm as bad as he is though, I just want to get the opportunity to watch him play again. Watching your son play the game you love is one of the most incredible experiences you can have.

d'oh! Central United Methodist is a church near here where they have a daycare we used briefly. I still remember staring at the checkbook in astonishment after seeing several $250 checks entered for CUM.

BTW, congratulations on your son's scholarship - that's awesome!

ENDelt260
02-04-2005, 04:34 PM
I still remember staring at the checkbook in astonishment after seeing several $250 checks entered for CUM.

ROFL

"Uh... honey?"

gblowfish
02-04-2005, 05:06 PM
Fayette is in Howard County. It's just about halfway between Boonville and Columbia. Boonville has a casino, plus the Katy Trail for biking or hiking. Very cool areas that follow a beautiful stretch of the Missouri River. Rocheport is also close by. Columbia is about 30 mins away. Fayette is a pretty sleepy little town, you'd have to learn how to make your own fun.