3:54 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Honors given for MU diversity work

Inclusive Excellence Award recipient Bridget Botchway Bradley is a senior in the school of journalism. Bradley hopes to help promote positive portrayals of underrepresented groups in television, print and radio.
Heather Adams KBIA

The organizers of a Chinese language school and professor of women’s and gender studies are among eight MU employees, studies and alumni being recognized for their work in diversity on campus.

This year was the Inclusive Excellence and Faculty Achievement Awards ceremony. Srirupa Prasad is a professor of women’s and gender studies and sociology at MU. She says her work is in an area where people don’t see change rapidly so she was surprised by the recognition.

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4:54 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Mo. State Highway Patrol tries to increase diversity

Jacob Fenston KBIA

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is making an effort to diversify its ranks. Jennifer Davidson has more.

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8:00 am
Sat December 1, 2012

Small-town Orthodoxy brings diverse group together

andles hang in front of large icons of at St. Luke’s the Evangelist Greek Orthodox Church on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 in Columbia, Mo. Worshipers can bring candles to set in front of the images, and many kiss them before returning to the pews.
Ryan Schuessler\ColumbiaFAVS.com KBIA

Columbia’s Orthodox Christian community is growing – at least, that’s what churchgoers say it feels like.

*Clarification: The audio version of this story contains misleading information about the church's connection to the Great Schism of 1054. The church was among five patriarchates dating from the third century, and the schism was a time of separation -- the Roman Church split from the other four -- not a time of origin.

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6:00 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Cultures, beliefs converge with Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Women from Russel Chapel C.M.E. Church sang a gospel song about glorifying God at the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. "Every day is a day of Thanksgiving," they sang.
Kellie Kotraba/ColumbiaFAVS

Happy Thanksgiving – that’s one holiday greeting you hear at this time of year that’s not part of a specific faith tradition.

The idea of giving thanks transcends religious, social and cultural boundaries. Thanks can be expressed in any language or tradition.

And that’s just what happened Sunday at an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. Christians, Muslims and Jews, Baha'is, Buddhists and Hindus, and people from several other faith traditions came together to share. Beliefs and languages converged as sounds of thanksgiving and peace rose through the air.

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11:45 am
Tue October 30, 2012

MizzouDiversity Summit ends Tuesday

Credit cindyt7070 / Flickr

The 2012 MizzouDiversity Summit ends today after 2 days. The goal was to strengthen the MU identity as a culture that values diversity.  

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Arts and Culture
5:14 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

MU to conduct diversity survey

The Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative at MU will be conducting new research to improve the climate for diversity on campus. This new phase of the study will use an online survey to reach all members of the community. Project director Roger Worthington says this year’s study differs from past version.

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