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4:46 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Professor presents gift to Columbia College mock trial program

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A Columbia College professor gave a generous gift to the Tradition Meets Tomorrow campaign today.

Criminal Justice professor Barry Langford gave a gift of $111,000 to the campaign. His contribution will fund the mock trial program which he has been a part of since its beginning in 1997.

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Arts and Culture
8:42 am
Fri March 14, 2014

NPR's Nina Totenberg gives Columbia College ethics lecture

Nina Totenberg
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Edward Snowden, contraception and health care were all topics brought up in Columbia College’s annual Ethics in Society lecture. This year’s lecture, called “The Supreme Court and Its Impact on You," was delivered Wednesday by veteran NPR correspondent, Nina Totenberg.

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8:55 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Columbia College names 17th president

Columbia College
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Columbia College has named Scott Dalrymple, Ph.D., as its 17th president. Dalrymple is currently the dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y. 

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4:52 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Columbia College narrows it down to two for new President hire

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Columbia College has named the two finalists in its search for its new President. One of them will fill the position that was vacated when Dr. Gerald Brouder retired in July after leading the college for 18 years.

The finalists are Scott Dalrymple – the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Excelsior College in Albany New York and Randall Hanna, Chancellor of the Florida College System, which comprises 28 community and state colleges in Florida.

Michael Kateman is executive director of alumni relations at Columbia College and is a member of the search committee that chose the finalists.

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7:38 am
Wed October 9, 2013

From Baptist to Buddhist: The Venerable Pannavati Bhikkhuni reflects on experience and wisdom

The Venerable Pannavati Bhikkhuni, a Buddhist nun known for her humanitarian efforts, delivered the annual Schiffman Lecture in Religious Studies at Columbia College on Oct. 8, 2013.
Kellie Kotraba, Columbia Faith & Values KBIA

Before she began her lecture, the Venerable Pannavati Bhikkhuni looked out at the people standing in the doorway. With every seat filled, the crowd spilled into the hallway, standing room only.

She called them in, inviting students to come sit on the steps leading up to the platform she sat on, or at least sit on the floor up front.

She knew it was a formal setting, she said, but she gave all that up years ago – and she likes her life better this way.

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7:40 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Summer vacation ends soon for students

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The dog days of summer are over for many students in the area, and will be ending quickly for many more. The fall semesters at the University of Missouri, Stephens College and Columbia College all begin on Monday.

All students in Columbia Public Schools go back tomorrow, except for kindergarteners, who get a few more days of summer and start school this Thursday.

Thursday also marks the start date for Jefferson City Public Schools.

Moberly students return to school this Wednesday.

Students in Fulton and Kirksville started last week.

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3:01 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Brouder's tenure at Columbia College comes to an end

Dr. Gerald Brouder leaves Columbia College for his retirement on July 30, 2013
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

Tuesday was the last day at work for longtime Columbia College President Dr. Gerald Brouder.

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8:18 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Music major becomes part of Columbia College curriculum

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Columbia College has announced it is making available to students a music major, after a hiatus of almost 30 years. Nollie Moore, a music instructor at the college, said he created a curriculum that will focus on choral music and piano instruction. He said he also hopes to expand to instrumental music in the future.

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8:24 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Columbia College moves forward with presidential search

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Members of Columbia College’s presidential search committee say the college has selected the Washington D.C.-based recruiters Academic Search to help find Columbia College's next president – and the committee is aiming to introduce candidates by this Fall.

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4:58 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Assistance League of Mid-Missouri continues gift to Columbia College

Jake Godin KBIA

Columbia College announced the continuation of a $200,000 gift from the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri today.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:09 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Ireland's former president brings message to Missouri, urging fight against climate injustice

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The former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, is targeting youth specifically to find and act on low-carbon solutions to reverse climate injustice and secure a livable future world. Mary Robinson is also the former United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights.

Robinson spoke last night as part of a Columbia College lecture series titled, “Making Human Rights the Compass for All Ethical Globalization.”

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12:41 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Columbia College announces interim president, search committee

Columbia College
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

Columbia College has named current Executive Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs Terry Smith as its interim president. According to a press release today, when Dr. Gerald Brouder retires as President in August of this year, Smith will take over. The college has a goal of having a new president named by July 2014.

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11:48 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Columbia College president to retire in August

Gerald Brouder, president of Columbia College, announced his retirement which is scheduled to begin in August 2013.
Credit Matt Evans / KBIA

The president of Columbia College announced Thursday he will be stepping down in August. The president’s nearly two-decade-long tenure has been filled with some memorable achievements.

Applause filled the Atkins-Holman Student Commons at Columbia College as Gerald Brouder made the announcement. Brouder says there’s a couple of reasons why he decided to retire.

“The institution is in very fine shape both fiscally and otherwise – curricular wise,” he said. In a few weeks I’ll be turning 70 years old and that just seems like the right age to do something.

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5:13 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Science program to get more room at Columbia College

Columbia College administrators, trustees, students and staff break ground for a $14 million science building Thursday, May 3. The facility will consolidate scattered science classes and provide research space. It is slated for completion by Fall 2013.
Matt Veto KBIA

This week, Columbia College broke ground on a new science building. MU’s Confucius Institute is partnering with a program in the North Callaway school district. Plus, we’ll take you along with a trip through the ‘Mizzou Adventures in Education’ event.

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PM Newscasts
5:50 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Newscast for May 3, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri Senator Roy Blunt addresses Missouri House.
  • Missouri Senator Rob Schaaf attempts to block legislation authorizing government database to track prescription drugs.
  • Columbia College breaks ground on $14 million science building Thursday.
  • Missouri lawmakers unlikely to pass legislation making I-70 a toll raod in 2012.
4:42 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Columbia College breaks ground for 14 million dollar science building

A 10-year-old vision took its first step toward reality at Columbia College.

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9:42 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Columbia College to begin science building construction

Columbia College will begin construction on a new science building starting this spring.

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AM Newscasts
8:53 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Newscast for February 15, 2012

A bill now before the Missouri Senate lets employers block coverage for birth control products.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

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