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Education
5:05 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

MU sets single-year fundraising record

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Today University of Missouri Advancement officials announced that MU has set a single-year record for fundraising.

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Education
4:54 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

UM System Expands Academic Tracking Platform To Boost Retention And Graduation Rates

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Originally published on Tue July 8, 2014 4:29 pm

The University of Missouri is expanding an early alert system that tracks academic performance to all four of its campuses this fall.

The system, developed by the company Starfish Retention Solutions, is designed to improve retention and graduation rates by better connecting students, faculty and staff.  

The expansion follows the success of a pilot program at the university's Columbia campus that gives advisors real-time grading information on students and tracks performance trends among classes and subjects. 

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Education
4:53 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

All parts of MU will shoulder a sliver of $3.8 million state withholding

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The University of Missouri is making cuts across the board to make up for money it expected it to receive from the state government, but will not. In an email to university staff Thursday, Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said MU must make up for an additional $3.8 million that is not coming to the University due to Governor Jay Nixon's recent general revenue withholdings.

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Education
8:28 am
Fri June 27, 2014

RSVP Center funding to shift to MU Student Life

Administrative oversight of MU's Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center will officially switch from the Missouri Students Association to Student Life next week.

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Sports
7:39 am
Fri June 27, 2014

MU's Clarkson taken in second round of NBA Draft

Missouri guard Jordan Clarkson brings the ball up the court in the second half against Davidson on Tuesday, March 18, at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo.
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Former University of Missouri basketball player Jordan Clarkson was selected as the 46th overall pick in the NBA draft last night, and ended up with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Education
6:22 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Providence Point property soon to become space for UM System events

The Providence Point hilltop mansion in central Columbia will no longer be reserved as the University of Missouri System President's residence. The system will soon be renting the property out to university businesses and organizations.

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Politics
3:41 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Cambio de Colores conference addresses integration of immigrants in Midwest

A three-day conference is being held to address the integration of immigrants into the Midwest. The 13th annual Cambio De Colores conference started Wednesday night at the University of Missouri and runs through Friday.

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Politics
5:45 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

PM Newscast for June 23, 2014

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

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Education
5:36 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

MU planning teacher and learning center

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  University of Missouri teachers could be getting some extra training in the next few years.

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Education
8:26 am
Fri June 20, 2014

UM Curators approve budget and discrimination policy change; consider atheltics projects, Title IX

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At its meeting Thursday the University of Missouri Board of Curators approved the 2015 fiscal year budget, which is nearly $3 billion dollars in total revenue for the four campus system.

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Arts and Culture
6:01 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

MU officially purchases the Missouri Theatre

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MU signed a lease-to-purchase agreement with the Missouri Symphony Society in 2011 that gave the University the option to purchase the theatre.

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Education
8:16 am
Thu June 19, 2014

MU adds dorms to standard inspection rotation

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In an effort to continue its standardization of inspection patterns, the University of Missouri has added residence halls to its regular facility inspection process. The fatal walkway collapse that caused the death of a Columbia, Missouri firefighter at University Village Apartments in February called attention to the safety of MU campus facilities.

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Education
5:37 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

MU College of Engineering Dean James Thompson stepping down

James Thompson
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The man who has overseen the University of Missouri College of Engineering for the last two decades will step down in the fall.

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Education
5:21 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

MU makes Title IX coordinator full time position

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The University of Missouri has decided to make is Title IX coordinator a full time position. In a press release Monday MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin announced Dr. Linda Bennett will serve as the interim Title IX coordinator, effective immediately and likely lasting through the end of the summer.  Bennett says she will be in charge of developing training on Title IX related issues for students and staff at MU as well as making sure MU complies with all Title IX requirements. 

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Politics
5:24 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Columbia's Missouri College Advising Corps gets $524K AmeriCorps grant

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday that 21 Missouri organizations will receive $4,232,627 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

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Education
2:34 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

MU veterinary college seeking funding for expansion

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The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine has been planning an expansion for nearly seven years. Dean Neil Olson said the project would add 140,000 square feet of space dedicated to research and teaching.

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Arts and Culture
3:20 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

MU to begin outdoor amphitheater construction on campus

Mizzou Alumni Association Director Todd McCubbin says the construction of the Traditions Plaza is scheduled to be completed by October 2014.
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The Mizzou Alumni Association announced today that construction of an outdoor amphitheater will begin this summer. Traditions Plaza will be located at the north end of Carnahan quad and is part of MU's 175th anniversary celebration.

According the MAA executive director Todd McCubbin, Traditions Plaza will not only be a space for classes, concerts, pep rallies and other activities, but will also provide visitors and prospective students with a more complete history of MU's traditions.

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Sports
6:18 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

MU softball player joins All-American team

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An MU softball player went from bench warmer to All-American this year. Taylor Gadbois achieved third-team All-American and first-team All-SEC honors on Wednesday.

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University Village
9:15 am
Thu May 29, 2014

UM Curators want Lt. Britt suit dismissed

The University Village Apartments walkway collapse that killed Lt. Bruce Britt. (File photo)
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The University Of Missouri Board Of Curators has filed a claim regarding the lawsuit for the wrongful death of Lieutenant Bruce Britt.

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Crime
6:56 pm
Sat May 10, 2014

Man who set off late night search found dead on MU campus

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UPDATE May 11, 2:13pm:

Columbia Police have identified the man found dead on campus at 11:45am Saturday as 36-year-old Zane S. Black from Columbia. 

ORIGINAL STORY:

Columbia Police say a man found dead on the University of Missouri campus is the same person that set off a late night manhunt in Columbia Friday.

According to a press release, around noon Saturday the University of Missouri Police Department contacted the Columbia Police Department in regard to the person found dead near the Trowbridge Livestock Center on the MU Campus. MU Police say the man is the same person Columbia Police were pursuing as a suspect in a sexually-related crime earlier this month, who may also be a suspect in a series of such crimes over the last year. The man’s identity is not being released until family can be notified. A message sent though the Mizzou Alert system said "the death appears to be a suicide and no signs of foul play are present."

Columbia Police contacted the suspect Friday night after receiving a report from a victim of an incident on May 1st involving a “peeping tom.” Police contacted the suspect who fled into a wooded area NE or Rock Quarry Road, setting off a four hour search that did not result in an arrest.

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Science and Technology
5:23 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Medical sciences company plans construction of radioisotope facility in Columbia

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An Oregon-based medical sciences company announced this morning a multimillion-dollar plan to build a radioisotope production facility in Columbia.

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Health
5:15 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Most MU weekend nurses sign incentive pay changes

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Nearly all of the weekend nurses working for University of Missouri Health Care have agreed to sharp reductions in incentive pay.

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Missouri Environment
7:52 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Universities turn food waste into compost

This trashcan full of food waste at the Plaza 900 dining hall was sent to Bradford Research Farm to be turned into compost.
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  Food waste is something we all produce, but don’t like to think about. That’s why several large universities in Missouri are turning food waste from dining halls into compost.

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Education
10:25 am
Fri May 2, 2014

MU reopens Gwynn Hall

Gwynn Hall
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Gwynn Hall, a building on the University of Missouri campus, re-opened following a 15 month renovation.

The new facility offers several new classrooms, offices, laboratories, and a state of the art research kitchen. The refurbishment began in October 2012 and finished up at the end of 2013, with the building re-opening on April 27.

Chris Hardin, is the Chair of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology at MU. He said he is excited about the new facilities at Gwynn Hall.

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Education
5:09 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

University of Missouri discontinues Mizzou Reads program

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After 10 years, the University of Missouri is discontinuing its Mizzou Reads program due to a lack of faculty and staff participation.

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Science and Technology
5:28 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Intelligent plants? Researcher unravels mysteries of plant life

Jack Schultz, director of the Bond Life Sciences Center at MU, leads a discussion on the “Thoughts of Plants.”
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When we think of plants, intelligence is usually not the first thing that comes to mind. But maybe plants are more than a decorative feature to our dining room table.

On a recent Tuesday night, the sounds of restaurant chatter, music and the aroma of food fill Columbia’s Broadway Brewery. But in the middle of the crowd, on a wooden stool sits an ordinary green plant.

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Education
4:56 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

MU researchers present work at Life Sciences Week

Scientists and researchers at the University of Missouri gather for the second poster session on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 as part of the 30th annual Life Sciences Week. Ginny Booker, marketing and communications manager for the Bond Life Sciences Center, hopes that collaboration will grow by allowing scientists to view each other's' work.
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Nearly 300 scientists and researchers at the University of Missouri presented their work at the 30th annual Life Sciences Week.

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Education
8:31 am
Mon April 7, 2014

MU Biochemistry receives $1.1 million gift

University of Missouri
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The MU Department of Biochemistry received a $1.1 million gift that will fund a new faculty chair in biochemistry on Friday.

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Sports
6:23 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Players compete for the spotlight at Missouri's Pro Day

Athletes warm up at Missouri's Pro Day in antipation of the coming NFL draft in May.
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Fifteen former University of Missouri football players participated in Missouri’s Pro Day Thursday in their last chance for national exposure before the National Football League draft. The players participated in drills similar to the NFL Combine, such as the 40 yard dash and 225 lbs. bench press.

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Education
5:48 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

MU to close apartment decks over spring break

The back decks on some units at Tara Apartments in Columbia, Mo.
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Editorial note (3/21/14 1 p.m.): A previous version of this story misidentified when the inspection will be completed. That date is unknown at this time. 

The University of Missouri will close off the back decks at Tara Apartments beginning Friday. MU spokesperson Christian Basi said the university wants to do a full inspection of all university buildings on campus after the fatal walkway collapse at University Village Apartments on February 22.

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