Every year, JumpStart offers millions of children around the world an opportunity to engage with college students for a day of fun-filled reading. Read for the Record has been a yearly event with the hopes of having every student start kindergarten prepared to succeed. Senior site manager for JumpStart Columbia Chrissie Bennett says the purpose of the Read for the Record event is to give a literary boost to kids who may be at an economic disadvantage.
MU’s Tiger Pantry has distributed more than 22 thousand pounds of food that reached more than two thousand people in its first year of operation. The campus-based food pantry celebrated its first year last night (Wednesday) with a birthday party. MU’s “first lady” Anne Deaton was instrumental in the start up of Tiger Pantry. She says she couldn’t have done it without the students.
A new Kirksville dental school is seeking to ease a shortage of dentists in Missouri.
The Columbia Missourian reports that the Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health opened Tuesday at A.T. Still University. The only other dental school in the state is at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
The new dental school's initial class of 42 includes only nine Missouri residents. But the school hopes that its health center placement program will persuade many of them to remain in state.
A joint House-Senate committee heard testimony Tuesday on the effects of Missouri's school transfer law, which allows students from unaccredited K-12 schools to transfer to nearby accredited districts.
The 5 1/2-hour hearing kicked off with Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Commissioner Chris Nicastro telling the committee of the dire situation facing the state's unaccredited school districts.
University of Missouri Provost, Brian Foster, announced Friday David Rosenbaum as director of the University of Missouri Press. Rosenbaum is currently the director of product development and project management for the American Heart Association.
Rosenbaum will start on November 1st. He replaces Jane Lago, former managing editor at the press, who came out of retirement to serve as interim director in October 2012.