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Stephens College introduces new health sciences program

Dec 8, 2014
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  To keep women competitive in the workplace, Stephens College is adding a new Academy of Health Sciences. The academy will feature a variety of different curriculum including a co-ed program designed for K-12 to undergraduate students as well as a new Master of Physician Assistant program.

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The University of Missouri and KBIA announced today the purchase of 90.5FM KWWC from Stephens College. Pending approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), MU will pay Stephens College $50,000 for the station in addition to providing the college with $50,000 in underwriting over a five-year period.

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A Columbia parks demolition project has turned into a possible preservation project.

Jeremy Sapp was tearing down part of the Parks Management Center Friday when he noticed something.

“We were in the process of tearing the building down and pulling the brick off the face of the building and found the beam and just kept following it to see what it was," he said.

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The city of Columbia revealed the rebranding and renaming of Columbia's public transportation system as "COMO Connect" in a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

Stephens College receives largest donation in its history

Feb 24, 2014
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Stephens College announced a $15 million donation today by an anonymous donor, historically making it the largest gift the school has ever received. The donor has agreed that the college may use it to support its mission and invest in its future as it deems fit.

President Dianne Lynch said Stephens will invest the resources in strategic, creative ways that will help build on the college’s national prominence in both traditional academic programs and new areas of high marketplace demand.

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Stephens College announced Thursday it will be teaming with Theatre Reaching Young People and Schools (TRYPS), mid-Missouri’s acclaimed children’s theatre program. 

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Last Friday, the Stephens Stars soccer team returned to its home field at Cosmo Park after its first away game of the season in Jacksonville, Ill. – a lopsided 9-1 defeat at the hands of MacMurray College, dropping Stephens to 0-3 on the season and 0-13 in the program’s history.

But it did return with something it didn’t have before: the program's first goal, ever.

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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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A federal judge says he will allow a man convicted of setting fires in the University of Missouri's Ellis Library and in a Stephens College building to represent himself during sentencing and a possible appeal.

Christopher Kelley says his appointed federal defense attorney was ineffective, but since he says he can't afford a different attorney, he'll have to defend himself. He has been in jail since being convicted in April for setting fires at Stephens College in May 2011 and in MU's Ellis Library that September.

Newscast for December 10, 2012

Dec 10, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Funding draft recommendations released for Missouri colleges and universities
  • Three MU grads are now part of U.S. Senate
  • MU House Speaker Tim Jones touring the state
  • Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid stressed importance of airline deal
  • Stephens College selling properties to Hagan Scholarship Foundation
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Stephens College announced Monday that it will sell properties to the Hagan Scholarship Foundation. Missouri businessman Dan Hagan started the foundation in 2009 to help students from rural counties.

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Students planning on living at the Brookside on College apartments this fall might not find themselves too far away.

Columbia makes changes to its EEZ proposal

Mar 9, 2012

The ongoing debate over the Enhanced Enterprise Zone in Columbia prompted a change today. The proposed blight zone for Columbia is now a little bit smaller.  The Enhanced Enterprise Zone Advisory Board unanimously voted in favor of eliminating six portions of the original blight zone. 

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Plans for more student aimed housing in Columbia are being discussed.

Newscast for February 24, 2012

Feb 24, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Stephens College reorganizes academic departments
  • No more Cool Stuff downtown
  • Missouri House passes English driver's license requirement
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Stephens College is reorganizing, in a move that won’t cost more money, but will shuffle departments and faculty.