university of central missouri http://kbia.org en 5 Mo. universities work to offer more ag classes http://kbia.org/post/5-mo-universities-work-offer-more-ag-classes <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Five&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">universities</font>&nbsp;are working together to offer students a broader&nbsp;<font color="red">agriculture</font>&nbsp;education.</p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:13:47 +0000 Associated Press 44613 at http://kbia.org 5 Mo. universities work to offer more ag classes Grand jury indicts Saudi student on murder charge http://kbia.org/post/grand-jury-indicts-saudi-student-murder-charge <p>A Missouri grand jury has handed down a new indictment charging a former University of Central Missouri student from Saudi Arabia in the death of a Warrensburg bar owner.</p><p>The indictment filed Friday in Johnson County charges 24-year-old Ziyad Abid with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. He was arrested in September after his roommate, Reginald Singletary Jr., told investigators Abid had paid him to kill bar owner Blaine Whitworth.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:23:32 +0000 Associated Press 37936 at http://kbia.org Obama talks economy, education at University of Central Missouri http://kbia.org/post/obama-talks-economy-education-university-central-missouri <p></p><p>The President discussed an American economy that's turning around, comparing where the country was five years ago to today. Obama says the basic American bargain of hard work paying off is alive again because private sector job growth is at its strongest since 1999, healthcare costs are shrinking, and the U.S. is becoming self-sufficient when it comes to energy use.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:05:22 +0000 Andrew Nichols 37693 at http://kbia.org Obama talks economy, education at University of Central Missouri Obama praises Missouri Innovation Campus program http://kbia.org/post/obama-praises-missouri-innovation-campus-program <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In his speech in Warrensburg, President Barack Obama praised a Missouri program that allows selected high school students to graduate from college early and gain work experience as they do so.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p2"><span class="s1">“I want other colleges to take a look at what's being done here,”</span><span class="s2"> Obama said.</span></p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 03:32:11 +0000 Harum Helmy 37671 at http://kbia.org Obama praises Missouri Innovation Campus program Nixon, Obama to travel to Warrensburg http://kbia.org/post/nixon-obama-travel-warrensburg <p>Gov. Jay Nixon is joining President Barack Obama during the president's upcoming visit to the University of Central Missouri.</p><p>Obama is traveling Wednesday to the Warrensburg school and to Galesburg, Ill., to make his case for spending on infrastructure and for universal pre-school programs. The president is also expected to highlight the economic benefits of overhauling immigration laws.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:23:33 +0000 Associated Press 37484 at http://kbia.org Nixon, Obama to travel to Warrensburg How well are Missouri colleges preparing future teachers? http://kbia.org/post/how-well-are-missouri-colleges-preparing-future-teachers <p></p><p>Each year, around 200,000 college graduates earn teaching degrees in the U.S. But the National Council on Teacher Quality <a href="http://www.nctq.org/dmsStage/Teacher_Prep_Review_2013_Report">released a report Tuesday</a> explaining that colleges and universities are not doing enough to properly train future teachers. NCTQ is a Washington-based group that believes in fundamental education reforms. Of the 34 Missouri institutions included in its study, none received the highest score of four stars. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:03:18 +0000 Teddy Nykiel 35745 at http://kbia.org How well are Missouri colleges preparing future teachers? UCM seeks to boost on-time graduation rate http://kbia.org/post/ucm-seeks-boost-time-graduation-rate <p>The University of Central Missouri is taking aggressive steps designed to boost the number of students graduating in four years.</p><p>The Warrensburg school will require most incoming freshman to live in residence halls for two years, add academic advisers and encourage students to pick majors earlier. It also will offer tuition breaks for seniors who've taken full class loads their first three years.</p><p>The school has dubbed the effort the Learning to a Greater Degree Contract. The changes will take effect this fall.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 14:26:56 +0000 Associated Press 31291 at http://kbia.org Central Missouri president hosts Twitter chat http://kbia.org/post/central-missouri-president-hosts-twitter-chat <p>University of Central Missouri President Chuck Ambrose wants to hear from his students on Twitter.</p><p>Ambrose is hosting a two-hour "Tweet Chat" with students at the Warrensburg school starting at noon Tuesday.</p><p>The school says anyone interested in the university is also welcome to participate.<br>More than 1,600 people follow Ambrose on Twitter, where he is known as <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/UCMAmbrose">@UCMAmbrose</a>. Tuesday's event will be his first live chat using the format.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:05:22 +0000 Associated Press 28673 at http://kbia.org Central Missouri president hosts Twitter chat Education committee works on funding formula for higher education http://kbia.org/post/education-committee-works-funding-formula-higher-education <p>The Missouri legislative panel will hold its second of three higher education hearings Tuesday at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.</p><p>The legislature’s Joint Committee on Education is working to develop a funding formula that would divide state money given to higher education institutions. State Representative Mike Lair said he would like to see Missouri’s community colleges included in the new budget. But, he said the new budget’s success depends on cooperation from all office holders.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 16:30:18 +0000 Rachel Karcz 23267 at http://kbia.org Education committee works on funding formula for higher education Mo. legislative panel focuses on higher ed funding http://kbia.org/post/mo-legislative-panel-focuses-higher-ed-funding <p>A panel of state lawmakers holds a hearing at the University of Central Missouri this week on creation of a funding formula for higher education institutions. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:17:37 +0000 The Associated Press 23229 at http://kbia.org Mo. legislative panel focuses on higher ed funding Missouri student’s music rocks Chinese online community http://kbia.org/post/missouri-student-s-music-rocks-chinese-online-community <p>A native Missourian&rsquo;s videos of singing performances have spread rapidly online through the Chinese-speaking community in recent years. Some of her videos have been watched more than a quarter of a million times. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:58:57 +0000 Chenfei Zhang 12891 at http://kbia.org Missouri student’s music rocks Chinese online community Mid-MO student's internet fame impacts UCM Chinese program http://kbia.org/post/mid-mo-students-internet-fame-impacts-ucm-chinese-program <p>We&rsquo;ll introduce you to a Mid-Missouri teen who has become famous for her singing&hellip; in Chinese. Plus, we&rsquo;ll talk to the University of Missouri English professor behind the e-book &ldquo;Is a college education still worth the price?&rdquo; Mon, 23 Apr 2012 21:52:12 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Chenfei Zhang & Erin Dismeier 12896 at http://kbia.org Mid-MO student's internet fame impacts UCM Chinese program