save the um press http://kbia.org en Clair Willcox rehired as editor-in-chief of MU Press http://kbia.org/post/clair-willcox-rehired-editor-chief-mu-press <p>The University of Missouri has rehired the ousted editor of the academic press it decided not to close. Clair Willcox is back in as editor-in-chief of the University of Missouri Press.</p><p>Some of his main duties will include managing the editorial department, serving as the acquisitions editor, and promoting the overall goals of the press.</p><p>Ned Stuckey-French helped lead the “Coalition to save the University of Missouri Press.” &nbsp;French says the press has a long road ahead it and Willcox is the only one who can lead it going forward.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 23:26:37 +0000 Lukas Udstuen 22363 at http://kbia.org Clair Willcox rehired as editor-in-chief of MU Press Author wants his book back from University of Missouri Press http://kbia.org/post/author-wants-his-book-back-university-missouri-press <p>The backlash continues over the so-called &ldquo;new model&rdquo; for the University of Missouri Press. one of the Press&rsquo; authors wrote a letter to UM System President Tim Wolfe, who closed the old press as a cost-cutting measure.</p><p>Author Don Spivey notified Wolfe of his desire to remove his biography of baseball legend Satchel Paige from the University of Missouri Press. It was published in May, and Spivey&rsquo;s worried about the future of his book.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:59:16 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 17795 at http://kbia.org Author wants his book back from University of Missouri Press UM Press supporters attend UM Board of Curators meeting http://kbia.org/post/um-press-supporters-attend-um-board-curators-meeting <p>Professors, graduate students and other supporters of the soon-to-be-closed University of Missouri Press attended Tuesday&rsquo;s UM Board of Curators meeting. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 22:07:20 +0000 Megan Johnson 16557 at http://kbia.org UM Press supporters attend UM Board of Curators meeting Calls to save UM Press gain online support http://kbia.org/post/calls-save-um-press-gain-online-support <p>Online supporters of the University of Missouri Press are gaining members from around the world and asking the University of Missouri&rsquo;s president to save the press.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 15:00:24 +0000 Krystal Slusher 15664 at http://kbia.org Calls to save UM Press gain online support