The Missouri Senate’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Immigration held its final meeting Thursday.
Among the issues discussed was legislation that would require driver’s license exams be given in English only. Sister Peggy Bonnot runs El Puente Hispanic Ministry in Jefferson City. She told the panel that requiring English-only driver’s license tests would create a hardship for legal immigrants trying to build a life here.
Tammy Sellmeyer bends to pick up a strawberry in the middle of a hoop house on the 25-acre farm she owns and operates with her husband, Greg, just south of Fulton, Mo. The Sellmeyers plant some 3,000 strawberry plants here each year and sell them at the Columbia, Mo. farmers market. This past May, they sold 400 quarts in just three hours. But two years ago, they didn't have many berries to sell at all because pests got to their crop.
Dr. Jeffrey Lashley will be Moberly Area Community College’s next president beginning July 1, 20-13. Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson, the outgoing president, has served as Moberly Area Community College’s president for 16 years.
Recently, Jorgenson accepted the president’s post at Northwest Arkansas Community College. “I was at a point in my career where I was able to retire here at Moberly Area Community College," she says. "I did feel like I wanted to have one more grand adventure, as I described it to others, and this was an opportunity that became available.”
Second Life is an online, virtual 3-D world where someone can create an Avatar, or an online representation of themselves.
Elizabeth Behm-Morawitz is an assistant professor of communication in MU’s College of Arts and Science. She surveyed 279 people to find a better understanding of how their experiences with their avatar might affect their life outside of the virtual world.
Dr. Dan Thomson, a Kansas State veterinary professor and director of the Beef Cattle Institute, holds a “Beef Quality Assurance” training at the Beef Fest in Emporia, Kan., in August. The BQA is a National Beef Cattlemen Association training that is aimed at improving consumer confidence in beef.