university of missouri system http://kbia.org en Missouri names top lawyer as interim chancellor http://kbia.org/post/missouri-names-top-lawyer-interim-chancellor <p></p><p>The University of Missouri is again turning to its top lawyer as a temporary campus leader, this time as acting Columbia campus chancellor while the search for Brady Deaton's successor continues. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:26:31 +0000 Associated Press 42841 at http://kbia.org Missouri names top lawyer as interim chancellor MU to test new emergency alert system http://kbia.org/post/mu-test-new-emergency-alert-system <p>The University of Missouri plans to test a new emergency alert system Monday morning.</p><p>A university press release <a href="http://munews.missouri.edu/events/2013/0725-mu-to-test-emergency-notification-system-4/">states</a> that the system will be tested at 8:50 a.m. and will send two text messages to those who have already signed up for the MU Alert system.</p><p>The test will also send messages to the MU Alert Twitter page, and to Facebook.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:10:34 +0000 Casey Morell 37689 at http://kbia.org MU to test new emergency alert system MU seeks public opinion on Deaton's replacement http://kbia.org/post/mu-seeks-public-opinion-deatons-replacement <p>The University of Missouri won't be publicizing the names of its top choices for the flagship campus' next chancellor, but system President Tim Wolfe still wants public input on the closed search.</p><p>A one-hour public forum begins at 10 a.m. Monday in Jesse Hall Auditorium in Columbia. A second session is set for the same time Thursday at Wrench Auditorium in Memorial Union.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:21:29 +0000 Associated Press 37483 at http://kbia.org MU seeks public opinion on Deaton's replacement Benefits for same-sex couples in UM System has local support http://kbia.org/post/benefits-same-sex-couples-um-system-has-local-support <p>University of Missouri system’s Board of Curators recently voted to expand employee’s insurance coverage to unmarried couples including partners of the same sex. Members of the LGBT community and University officials are talking about the change.</p><p>Harry Tyrer is a professor and faculty council member at MU. Tyrer says this benefit change will keep the MU system competitive in recruiting and retaining staff members.</p><p>“It’s more inclusive and it will increase the number of people who will see the University of Missouri as a great place to work at,” Tryer says.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:58:44 +0000 Katie Link 35674 at http://kbia.org Benefits for same-sex couples in UM System has local support University of Missouri System expands employee benefits http://kbia.org/post/university-missouri-system-expands-employee-benefits <p>The University of Missouri System Board of Curators unanimously passed a proposal to extend employee benefits to eligible adult dependents who meet certain criteria. This extension now means that same-sex partners may be eligible for these benefits, which include health, vision, and dental insurance. John Fougere is the chief spokesperson for the UM system. He said the decision will help the system attract a talented faculty and staff.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:04:48 +0000 Tori Meador 35583 at http://kbia.org University of Missouri System expands employee benefits MU Chancellor Brady Deaton announces retirement http://kbia.org/post/mu-chancellor-brady-deaton-announces-retirement <p>University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton announced today that he will step down as chancellor effective November 15 of this year. &nbsp;</p><p>Deaton says the time was right.</p><p>“(The decision to retire) did not happen quickly, let me say, I looked at a range of issues. The success and the coming together of the planning that we have been engaged in has been a very big part of it. And frankly the lack of absence of any major crises as I see them right now, you don’t want to choose that time,” Deaton said.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 18:05:19 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Bridgit Bowden 35329 at http://kbia.org MU Chancellor Brady Deaton announces retirement MU naming rights change http://kbia.org/post/mu-naming-rights-change <div style="margin:14pt 0;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><font size="2"><span style="font-size:8.5pt;">The University of Missouri is trying to make it easier to honor donors who want their names on campus buildings in exchange for large contributions.</span></font></span></font></span> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:20:39 +0000 Associated Press 32090 at http://kbia.org MU naming rights change How sequestration leads to cuts in research, Medicare http://kbia.org/post/how-sequestration-leads-cuts-research-medicare <p>Coming up we’ll tackle sequestration which is set to occur March 1. But first, when a large group of farmers in the Southeast banded together to sue a powerful dairy cooperative a few years ago, many hoped that the case would bring big changes to the industry. But as Peggy Lowe of Harvest Public Media reports, the recent settlement of the case involving Kansas City-based Dairy Farmers of America has resulted in some money for small farmers in the short term but little long-term reform.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:10:07 +0000 Kristofor Husted 29610 at http://kbia.org How sequestration leads to cuts in research, Medicare UM announces new funding structure, focused on cross-campus collaboration http://kbia.org/post/um-announces-new-funding-structure-focused-cross-campus-collaboration <p>It’s been dubbed the Interdisciplinary Intercampus Research Program and it has a starting fund of a million dollars. The new program’s goal is to promote research that has high potential for external funding and commercialization.</p><p>Mike Nichols is the UM system’s vice president for research and economic development. He says a successful collaboration by scientists at UMKC and engineers at Missouri S&amp;T inspired the funding’s creation. The team developed a bioactive glass material that helps heal open wounds<strong>. </strong></p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:48:11 +0000 Harum Helmy 27243 at http://kbia.org UM announces new funding structure, focused on cross-campus collaboration UM System President Wolfe announces administrative changes http://kbia.org/post/um-system-president-wolfe-announces-administrative-changes <p>University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe announced a few changes to the organization of some administrative offices Wednesday. <a href="https://uminfopoint.umsystem.edu/media/sc/news/010213_release.pdf">In a press release</a>, Wolfe said he will consolidate the roles of Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs, which has been vacant for several years, and the Vice President of Economic Development.</p><p>UM System spokesperson Jennifer Hollingshead says the new person in this position will work with chief academic, research and economic development officers on all of the system campuses. Wed, 02 Jan 2013 22:57:36 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 26735 at http://kbia.org UM System President Wolfe announces administrative changes University of Missouri System continues to fight release of syllabi http://kbia.org/post/university-missouri-system-continues-fight-release-syllabi <p></p><p>The University of Missouri system continues to oppose public release of records related to teacher training.</p><p>A Washington-based education group, The National Council on Teacher Quality, filed a civil lawsuit against the four-campus system in Boone County Circuit Court. The group is seeking course syllabi under Missouri's public records law as part of a nationwide effort to monitor what aspiring teachers learn at college. The results will be published next year in U.S. News &amp; World Report.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 22:49:50 +0000 Associated Press 26062 at http://kbia.org University of Missouri System continues to fight release of syllabi UM system undeterred in UM Press shutdown http://kbia.org/post/um-system-undeterred-um-press-shutdown <p>The University of Missouri is standing behind its cost-cutting decision to shutter the school&#39;s academic press. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 22:01:06 +0000 Associated Press 16628 at http://kbia.org UM system undeterred in UM Press shutdown University of Missouri Press to be eliminated http://kbia.org/post/university-missouri-press-be-eliminated <p>The University of Missouri Press will close. That&rsquo;s according to a press release issued today by the University of Missouri system. The UM system provides the <a href="http://press.umsystem.edu/catalog/CategoryInfo.aspx?cid=152">University of Missouri Press </a>with a $400,000 yearly subsidy, and according to the press release, the Press has been unable to operate without a deficit in recent years. Thu, 24 May 2012 21:51:15 +0000 Marie Mandelberg 14744 at http://kbia.org University of Missouri Press to be eliminated As tuition goes up, is it worth the price? http://kbia.org/post/tuition-goes-it-worth-price <p>With the cost of a college education continuing to increase and state funding simultaneously decreasing, some are beginning to question the value of attending a university at all. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 23:24:09 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 9155 at http://kbia.org As tuition goes up, is it worth the price?