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9:09 am
Tue October 8, 2013

New director of UM Press takes aim at finances

The columns on Francis Quadrangle at the University of Missouri.
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The new leader of the University of Missouri Press says his top priority is to get the organization's finances in order.

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5:06 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

New director of University of Missouri Press named

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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.

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5:40 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Jane Lago selected as University of Missouri Press consulting director

Jane Lago has been selected as  the new consulting director for the University of Missouri Press.

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PM Newscasts
5:56 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Newscast for October 5, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Clair Willcox rehired as editor-in-chief of the MU Press
  • Lt. Peter Kinder loses case against Affordable Care Act
  • Mo. ranks at bottom of 'Energy Efficiency Economy' list

3:04 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

MU moves closer to forming a press advisory committee

MU leaders are getting close to forming a new advisory committee to lead the University of Missouri Press. Spokesperson Mary Jo Banken says a transition team is currently reviewing nominations and plans to send out invitation letters later this week.

MU Chancellor Emeritus Richard Wallace says this committee is the first of its kind and has a main goal.

“To offer advice, to help this campus, MU have the very strongest, highest quality academic press that we can,” Wallace says.

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PM Newscasts
6:47 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Newscast for August 28, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • The University of Missouri Press will remain open
  • Report says LGBT Missourians tend to be less healthy, have less access to care
  • Cole County judge strikes down language in Mo. health care measure
  • Lawsuit challenges Mo. on cellphone tracking
1:08 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

University of Missouri Press will remain open

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Updated 8/29/12 3:00 p.m.

The University of Missouri says it will keep its academic publishing business open and drop plans for a new reimagined publishing operation.

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AM Newscasts
8:22 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Newscast for Friday, July 27, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Intense demand prompts Nixon to announce more water funding for farmers
  • MU Faculty call to postpone press shutdown
  • Drought puts cows in Midwest at risk of nitrate poisoning
7:29 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

MU Faculty call to postpone press shutdown

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In the face of a looming University Of Missouri Press shutdown, the campus faculty has decided to send a strong message to President Tim Wolfe: Don’t shut the publishing group down just yet.

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4:59 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Author wants his book back from University of Missouri Press

The backlash continues over the so-called “new model” for the University of Missouri Press. one of the Press’ authors wrote a letter to UM System President Tim Wolfe, who closed the old press as a cost-cutting measure.

Author Don Spivey notified Wolfe of his desire to remove his biography of baseball legend Satchel Paige from the University of Missouri Press. It was published in May, and Spivey’s worried about the future of his book.

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10:59 am
Mon July 16, 2012

MU announces "re-imagined" University of Missouri Press

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Updated 1:45pm with comments from Provost Brian Foster and new Press Director Speer Morgan

The University of Missouri System announced in May it would be eliminating the University of Missouri Press, and that process officially started July 1st. Today, the University of Missouri-Columbia campus issued the press release below, announcing a new model to serve similar goals of the ill-fated Press.

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5:01 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

UM system undeterred in UM Press shutdown

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The University of Missouri is standing behind its cost-cutting decision to shutter the school's academic press.

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4:51 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Truman State University Press keeps booking

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Despite the announcement of the plan to close the University of Missouri Press, another university press in Missouri is resilient.

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AM Newscasts
10:27 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Newscast for May 25, 2012

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Police discuss heroin increase
  • New bus route to run between MU, downtown Columbia
  • University of Missouri Press to be eliminated
PM Newscasts
5:45 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Newscast for May 24, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newscast, including:

  • The announcement that the University of Missouri Press is closing
  • "FASTCAT" is the new bus line in Columbia that will run between the MU campus and downtown Columbia
  • The Columbia Fraternal Order of Police continues to call for the removal of Chief Ken Burton
  • The Missouri Council of the blind wants a Columbia chapter