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MU College of Arts and Sciences Receives $1 Million Gift

Mar 13, 2015
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  University of Missouri grad Mark Wilkins is giving the MU College of Arts and Sciences a 1 million dollar gift. MU announced Friday that the money will go to create the Mark A. Wilkins Fund for Excellence, and will help retain and recruit professors for the college.

According to the MU News Bureau, the fund could provide money for faculty salary stipends, staff support, teaching materials, and research and travel expenses related to the presentation of research and educational projects.

MU Gift Promotes Interdisciplinary Learning

Mar 10, 2015

A one million dollar gift to MU’s College of Arts and Science will provide opportunities of expansion across campus.

The Department of Theatre’s Teaching Professor Suzanne Burgoyne donated the money for the opening of the Center for Applied Theatre and Drama Research.

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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.