university of missouri http://kbia.org en MU sets single-year fundraising record http://kbia.org/post/mu-sets-single-year-fundraising-record <div style="margin:14pt 0;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">Today&nbsp;University of Missouri Advancement officials announced that MU has set a single-year record for fundraising. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:05:43 +0000 Jason Hoffman 55826 at http://kbia.org MU sets single-year fundraising record UM System Expands Academic Tracking Platform To Boost Retention And Graduation Rates http://kbia.org/post/um-system-expands-academic-tracking-platform-boost-retention-and-graduation-rates <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="University of Missouri System Seal" data-attribution="Credit University of Missouri System" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201407/University-of-Missouri-System-Seal.png" alt="" /><p>The University of Missouri is expanding an early alert system that tracks academic performance to all four of its campuses this fall.<p>The system, developed by the company Starfish Retention Solutions, is designed to improve retention and graduation rates by better connecting students, fa Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:54:40 +0000 Joseph Leahy 55825 at http://kbia.org UM System Expands Academic Tracking Platform To Boost Retention And Graduation Rates All parts of MU will shoulder a sliver of $3.8 million state withholding http://kbia.org/post/all-parts-mu-will-shoulder-sliver-38-million-state-withholding <p></p><p></p><p>The University of Missouri is making cuts across the board to make up for money it expected it to receive from the state government, but will not. In an email to university staff Thursday, Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said MU must make up for an additional $3.8 million that is not coming to the University due to Governor Jay Nixon's recent general revenue withholdings. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:53:19 +0000 Louie Kaczmarek 55615 at http://kbia.org All parts of MU will shoulder a sliver of $3.8 million state withholding RSVP Center funding to shift to MU Student Life http://kbia.org/post/rsvp-center-funding-shift-mu-student-life <p>Administrative oversight of MU's Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center will officially switch from the Missouri Students Association to Student Life next week. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:28:50 +0000 Ashley Reese 55264 at http://kbia.org MU's Clarkson taken in second round of NBA Draft http://kbia.org/post/mus-clarkson-taken-second-round-nba-draft <p></p><p>Former University of Missouri basketball player Jordan Clarkson was selected as the 46th overall pick in the NBA draft last night, and ended up with the Los Angeles Lakers. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:39:12 +0000 KBIA Staff 55266 at http://kbia.org MU's Clarkson taken in second round of NBA Draft Providence Point property soon to become space for UM System events http://kbia.org/post/providence-point-property-soon-become-space-um-system-events <p>The Providence Point hilltop mansion in central Columbia will no longer be reserved as the University of Missouri System President's residence. The system will soon be renting the property out to university businesses and organizations.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:22:43 +0000 Louis Kaczmarek 55247 at http://kbia.org Cambio de Colores conference addresses integration of immigrants in Midwest http://kbia.org/post/cambio-de-colores-conference-addresses-integration-immigrants-midwest <p>A three-day conference is being held to address the integration of immigrants into the Midwest. The 13<sup>th</sup> annual Cambio De Colores conference started Wednesday night at the University of Missouri and runs through Friday.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:41:13 +0000 Lina Young 55234 at http://kbia.org PM Newscast for June 23, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-june-23-2014 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA&nbsp;Newsroom, including:</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:45:00 +0000 Brandon Kiley 55024 at http://kbia.org MU planning teacher and learning center http://kbia.org/post/mu-planning-teacher-and-learning-center <p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp; University of Missouri teachers could be getting some extra training in the next few years. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:36:02 +0000 Amy Munneke 55028 at http://kbia.org MU planning teacher and learning center UM Curators approve budget and discrimination policy change; consider atheltics projects, Title IX http://kbia.org/post/um-curators-approve-budget-and-discrimination-policy-change-consider-atheltics-projects-title <p></p><p>At its meeting Thursday the University of Missouri Board of Curators approved the 2015 fiscal year budget, which is nearly $3 billion dollars in total revenue for the four campus system. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:26:54 +0000 Maureen Lewis-Stump & Associated Press 54885 at http://kbia.org UM Curators approve budget and discrimination policy change; consider atheltics projects, Title IX MU officially purchases the Missouri Theatre http://kbia.org/post/mu-officially-purchases-missouri-theatre <p>MU signed a lease-to-purchase agreement with the Missouri Symphony Society in 2011 that gave the University the option to purchase the theatre. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 23:01:10 +0000 Nick Komisar 54868 at http://kbia.org MU officially purchases the Missouri Theatre MU adds dorms to standard inspection rotation http://kbia.org/post/mu-adds-dorms-standard-inspection-rotation <p>In an effort to continue its standardization of inspection patterns, the University of Missouri has added residence halls to its regular facility inspection process. The fatal walkway collapse that caused the death of a Columbia, Missouri firefighter at University Village Apartments in February called attention to the safety of MU campus facilities.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:16:04 +0000 Hanna Saulic 54811 at http://kbia.org MU adds dorms to standard inspection rotation MU College of Engineering Dean James Thompson stepping down http://kbia.org/post/mu-college-engineering-dean-james-thompson-stepping-down <p></p><p>The man who has overseen the University of Missouri College of Engineering for the last two decades will step down in the fall. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 22:37:02 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Ashley Reese 54275 at http://kbia.org MU College of Engineering Dean James Thompson stepping down MU makes Title IX coordinator full time position http://kbia.org/post/mu-makes-title-ix-coordinator-full-time-position <p></p><p>The University of Missouri has decided to make is Title IX coordinator a full time position. In a press release Monday MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin announced Dr. Linda Bennett will serve as the interim Title IX coordinator, effective immediately and likely lasting through the end of the summer.&nbsp; Bennett says she will be in charge of developing training on Title IX related issues for students and staff at MU as well as making sure MU complies with all Title IX requirements.&nbsp; Mon, 09 Jun 2014 22:21:08 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Collin Ruane 54274 at http://kbia.org MU makes Title IX coordinator full time position Columbia's Missouri College Advising Corps gets $524K AmeriCorps grant http://kbia.org/post/columbias-missouri-college-advising-corps-gets-524k-americorps-grant <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday that 21 Missouri organizations will receive $4,232,627 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:24:58 +0000 Brandon Kiley 54137 at http://kbia.org MU veterinary college seeking funding for expansion http://kbia.org/post/mu-veterinary-college-seeking-funding-expansion <p>The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine has been planning an expansion for nearly seven years. Dean Neil Olson said the project would add 140,000 square feet of space dedicated to research and teaching.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:34:42 +0000 Hannah Saulic 54111 at http://kbia.org MU veterinary college seeking funding for expansion MU to begin outdoor amphitheater construction on campus http://kbia.org/post/mu-begin-outdoor-amphitheater-construction-campus <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Mizzou<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Alumni Association announced today that construction of an outdoor amphitheater will begin this summer. Traditions Plaza will be located at the north end of </span>Carnahan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> quad and is part of MU's </span>175<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary celebration.</span></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:20:32 +0000 Kaitlin Rounds 53930 at http://kbia.org MU to begin outdoor amphitheater construction on campus MU softball player joins All-American team http://kbia.org/post/mu-softball-player-joins-all-american-team <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An MU softball player went from bench warmer to All-American this year. Taylor Gadbois achieved third-team All-American and first-team All-SEC honors on Wednesday.</span></p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 23:18:38 +0000 Conner Handel 53764 at http://kbia.org MU softball player joins All-American team UM Curators want Lt. Britt suit dismissed http://kbia.org/post/um-curators-want-lt-britt-suit-dismissed <p></p><p>The University Of Missouri Board Of Curators has filed a claim regarding the lawsuit for the wrongful death of Lieutenant Bruce Britt. Thu, 29 May 2014 14:15:53 +0000 Maureen Lewis-Stump 53712 at http://kbia.org UM Curators want Lt. Britt suit dismissed Man who set off late night search found dead on MU campus http://kbia.org/post/man-who-set-late-night-search-found-dead-mu-campus <p>UPDATE May 11, 2:13pm:</p><p>Columbia Police have&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">identified the man found dead on campus at 11:45am&nbsp;Saturday as 36-year-old Zane S. Black from Columbia.&nbsp;</span></p><p>ORIGINAL STORY:</p><p>Columbia Police say a man found dead on the University of Missouri campus is the same person that set off a late night manhunt in Columbia Friday.</p><p></p><p>According to a press release, around noon Saturday the University of Missouri Police Department contacted the Columbia Police Department in regard to the person found dead near the Trowbridge Livestock Center on the MU Campus. MU Police say the man is the same person Columbia Police were pursuing as a suspect in a sexually-related crime earlier this month, who may also be a suspect in a series of such crimes over the last year. The man’s identity is not being released until family can be notified. A message sent though the&nbsp;Mizzou Alert system said "t<span style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">he death appears to be a suicide and no signs of foul play are present."</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Columbia Police contacted the suspect Friday night after receiving a report from a victim of an incident on May </span>1<sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> involving a “peeping tom.” Police contacted the suspect who fled into a wooded area NE or Rock Quarry Road, setting off a four hour search that did not result in an arrest.</span></p><p> Sat, 10 May 2014 23:56:58 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 52748 at http://kbia.org Man who set off late night search found dead on MU campus Medical sciences company plans construction of radioisotope facility in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/medical-sciences-company-plans-construction-radioisotope-facility-columbia <p>An Oregon-based medical sciences company announced this morning a multimillion-dollar plan to build a radioisotope production facility in Columbia.</p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 22:23:50 +0000 Anthony Del Fiacco 52654 at http://kbia.org Medical sciences company plans construction of radioisotope facility in Columbia Most MU weekend nurses sign incentive pay changes http://kbia.org/post/most-mu-weekend-nurses-sign-incentive-pay-changes <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Nearly all of the weekend nurses working for University of Missouri Health Care have agreed to sharp reductions in incentive pay.</p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 22:15:54 +0000 Associated Press 52653 at http://kbia.org Most MU weekend nurses sign incentive pay changes Universities turn food waste into compost http://kbia.org/post/universities-turn-food-waste-compost <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Food waste is something we all produce, but don’t like to think about. That’s why several large universities in Missouri are turning food waste from dining halls into compost.</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 12:52:26 +0000 Bridgit Bowden 49592 at http://kbia.org Universities turn food waste into compost MU reopens Gwynn Hall http://kbia.org/post/mu-reopens-gwynn-hall <p>Gwynn Hall, a building on the University of Missouri campus, re-opened following a 15 month renovation.</p><p>The new facility offers several new classrooms, offices, laboratories, and a state of the art research kitchen. The refurbishment began in October 2012 and finished up at the end of 2013, with the building re-opening on April 27.</p><p>Chris Hardin, is the Chair of Nutrition &amp; Exercise Physiology at MU. He said he is excited about the new facilities at Gwynn Hall.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 15:25:07 +0000 A.J. Feather 52329 at http://kbia.org MU reopens Gwynn Hall University of Missouri discontinues Mizzou Reads program http://kbia.org/post/university-missouri-discontinues-mizzou-reads-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After 10 years, the University of Missouri is discontinuing its </span>Mizzou<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Reads program due to a lack of faculty and staff participation.</span></p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 22:09:55 +0000 Taylor Pecko-Reid 52302 at http://kbia.org University of Missouri discontinues Mizzou Reads program Intelligent plants? Researcher unravels mysteries of plant life http://kbia.org/post/intelligent-plants-researcher-unravels-mysteries-plant-life <p></p><p>When we think of plants, intelligence is usually not the first thing that comes to mind. But maybe plants are more than a decorative feature to our dining room table.</p><p>On a recent Tuesday night, the sounds of restaurant chatter, music and the aroma of food fill Columbia’s Broadway Brewery. But in the middle of the crowd, on a wooden stool sits an ordinary green plant.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:28:00 +0000 Marissanne Lewis-Thompson 51518 at http://kbia.org Intelligent plants? Researcher unravels mysteries of plant life MU researchers present work at Life Sciences Week http://kbia.org/post/mu-researchers-present-work-life-sciences-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nearly 300 scientists and researchers at the University of Missouri presented their work at the </span>30th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual Life Sciences Week.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:56:21 +0000 Stephanie Kawula 51521 at http://kbia.org MU researchers present work at Life Sciences Week MU Biochemistry receives $1.1 million gift http://kbia.org/post/mu-biochemistry-receives-11-million-gift <p>The MU Department of Biochemistry received a $1.1 million gift that will fund a new faculty chair in biochemistry on Friday.</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:31:21 +0000 Kimaya Davis 50885 at http://kbia.org MU Biochemistry receives $1.1 million gift Players compete for the spotlight at Missouri's Pro Day http://kbia.org/post/players-compete-spotlight-missouris-pro-day <p>Fifteen former University of Missouri football players participated in Missouri’s Pro Day Thursday in their last chance for national exposure before the National Football League draft. The players participated in drills similar to the NFL Combine, such as the 40 yard dash and 225 lbs. bench press.</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:23:43 +0000 Cody Crutchfield 49976 at http://kbia.org Players compete for the spotlight at Missouri's Pro Day MU to close apartment decks over spring break http://kbia.org/post/mu-close-apartment-decks-over-spring-break-0 <p><em>Editorial note (3/21/14 1 p.m.): A previous version of this story misidentified when the inspection will be completed. That date is unknown at this time.&nbsp;</em></p><p>The University of Missouri will close off the back decks at Tara Apartments b<span style="line-height: 1.5;">eginning Friday.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">MU spokesperson Christian </span>Basi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said the university wants to do a full inspection of all university buildings on campus after the fatal walkway collapse at University Village Apartments on February 22.</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:48:46 +0000 Mark Collins 49973 at http://kbia.org MU to close apartment decks over spring break