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Arts and Culture
2:59 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

MU faculty and colleagues vow to keep fighting for UM Press

KSU Professor Donna Potts and MU Professor Stephen Montgomery-Smith led faculty members and colleagues in a discussion about the future of the UM Press, Tuesday, July 24, 2012.
Janet Saidi KBIA

A group of MU faculty and colleagues concerned about the University of Missouri’s decision to close the University of Missouri Press have outlined a a set of goals that they’d like to see regarding the Press going forward, and loosely agreed to attempt to create a resolution regarding the Press through MU’s faculty council. Organizers of the meeting also say they have a list of violations they believe UM administrators have committed in its dealings with the Press and its staff.

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Education
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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Business
4:46 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Columbia business incubator awarded tax credits

The Missouri Department of Economic Development awarded state tax credits to five small business incubators on Monday. The Life Science Business Incubation Center in Columbia was awarded a $100,000 in tax credits.

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Education
5:07 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

UM Press supporters attend UM Board of Curators meeting

Professors, graduate students and other supporters of the soon-to-be-closed University of Missouri Press attended Tuesday’s UM Board of Curators meeting.

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NPR Story
11:42 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Mo. governor makes more cuts to higher education

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 5:49 pm

Governor Jay Nixon (D) has signed Missouri’s $24 billion budget into law, but he also sliced $15 million from next year’s spending plan.

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Education
5:32 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

The corporations, the ag research, and the money

A Missouri Cornfield
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A report in April from the Washington based environmental group Food and Water Watch researched the relationship between public universities and the corporations that give the schools agriculture research grants. The study found that corporate money was accounting for a large part of funding to agriculture schools all around the country, including the University of Missouri.

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Business
5:22 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

ASNE names former Post-Dispatch editor as director

The former editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is the new executive director of the American Society of News Editors.

The ASNE announced the hiring Monday of Arnie Robbins, who stepped down last month after 15 years at the newspaper, including more than six years as editor. He begins work with ASNE on July 9 as the organization moves to the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, from Washington.

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Education
10:00 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Calls to save UM Press gain online support

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Online supporters of the University of Missouri Press are gaining members from around the world and asking the University of Missouri’s president to save the press.

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Education
1:55 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

New law aims to make college transfers easier

Governor Jay Nixon signs an education bill into law in Columbia, MO. June 7, 2012.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

Governor Jay Nixon signed a bill into law today that calls for more uniformity among higher education institutions in Missouri.

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Business Beat
5:53 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

MU Genetics research could lead to better beef, profits for breeders

A researcher at the University of Missouri is trying to find a way to track the most productive cattle to predict future profits. Plus, a quick update on the rise in Missouri’s state revenue last month, and what that might mean for state funding levels.

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Agriculture
5:37 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Better breeding through cow genetics

For cattle breeders, buying a new bull or cow can be a risk—its offspring will bring home the profit. Jared Decker, a phD student in genetics at the University of Missouri, thinks he’s found a way to manage some of that risk through the manipulation of cow genetics.

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PM Newscasts
6:03 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Newscast for June 5, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newscast including:

  • Missouri's tax revenues ahead of projections, up 3.4 percent.
  • Kirksville adopts new weather alert system.
  • John Brunner airs first critical TV ad in Missouri GOP Senator bid.
  • Former MU student sentenced to probation, community service in racial slur incident.
Crime
5:23 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Former MU student sentenced to probation, community service in racial slur incident

More than a year after a vandalism incident that brought race issues to light on the University of Missouri campus, a former MU student has been sentenced to serve probation and community service.

Boone County Circuit Court Judge Christine Carpenter sentenced Ben Elliott to two years probation Monday afternoon. Elliott pleaded guilty to spray painting a racial slur on a statue outside of Hatch Hall on MU’s campus in February 2011.

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Business
5:18 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

MU has high hopes for COU-Atlanta flight beginning next week

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Columbia Regional Airport is starting its daily, non-stop service to Atlanta one week from today. The University of Missouri believes the new flight could open up opportunities for future enrollment. MU Senior Associate Director of Admissions Chuck May says the flight offers a direct connection to one of the busiest airports in the world.

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Education
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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Education
8:30 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Mo. student loan default rate lower than national average

The University of Missouri reports a student loan default rate at 2.3 percent.
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The latest U.S. Department of Education figures show Missouri’s average student loan default rates are lower than the national average and institutions paired with the Missouri Department of Higher Education have even lower rates.

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Business
4:57 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

New bus route to run between MU, downtown Columbia

Columbia Bob McDavid explains the new FASTCAT route which will improve service by creating a new hub.
Chloe Dake KBIA

The city of Columbia announced Thursday the addition of a new city bus route that will directly connect the University of Missouri and downtown Columbia.  Mayor Bob McDavid calls the plan FASTCAT –“CAT” being short for Campus Access Transit. The new route will bypass Wabash station creating a new central hub.

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AM Newscasts
9:00 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Newscast for May 24, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

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Sports
10:42 am
Tue May 15, 2012

MU freshman quarterback arrested for leaving scene of accident

Corbin Berkstresser was arrested Tuesday morning.

Missouri quarterback Corbin Berkstresser was arrested Tuesday morning for leaving the scene of an accident.

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Education
3:53 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

University of Missouri-Kansas City eyes new name

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The University of Missouri-Kansas City is considering changing its name to the University of Kansas City.

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Education
5:53 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Chinese language in North Callaway classrooms

Students at North Callaway School District write Chinese characters by using a traditional brush pen. April 25, 2012.
Maoling Xiong KBIA

MU’s branch of the Confucius Institute has signed a one-year deal with the North Callaway School district in Kingdom city, Missouri to introduce Kindergarten through 8th grade students to Chinese culture and language.

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Education
5:50 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Missouri S&T supports same-sex benefits

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The Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla approved a resolution last week supporting employee benefits for same-sex partners.

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Arts and Culture
5:46 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Mizzou hosts Rwanda education symposium

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A symposium aimed at spreading awareness about the genocide in Rwanda is taking place Saturday on Missouri’s campus.

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Education
9:34 am
Wed April 25, 2012

In tough job market, MU Career Center sees increase in employment-seeking seniors

MU is trying to help soon-to-be graduates find employment in tough job market.
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An analysis of government data conducted by The Associated Press shows that one in every two new graduates is either unemployed or underemployed. The University of Missouri is encouraging students to use on campus resources to help them secure jobs after graduation.

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Education
5:22 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

MU students remembered today by university, families and friends

Flags at MU are at half-staff today in memory of students who passed away during the past year.

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Arts and Culture
11:36 am
Tue April 10, 2012

MU professors discuss Martin killing

Trayvon Martin was killed in a Florida suburb in February.
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University of Missouri professors from four different academic fields hosted a public discussion Monday about the February shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

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Education
11:20 am
Tue April 10, 2012

MU Law welcomes new dean

The University of Missouri School of Law hired Gary Myers as its new dean.
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The University of Missouri has a new dean of its law school after a search that began last summer.

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Science, Health and Technology
3:42 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Missouri medical school looking to add second campus

The MU School of Medicine announced a partnership today with two hospitals. 

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Education
6:15 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

MU archaeology program reacts to predicted industry job growth

Missouri Department of Transportation archaeologists excavate a site, Oct. 5, 2011, near Route 168 in Marion County.
Missouri Department of Transportation

In an archaeological ceramics class at MU, students are learning how humans in the past made pottery. But about three years ago, anthropology professor Todd VanPool started another class in response to a growing demand for professional archaeologists. Over the summer, students can earn credit for fieldwork at a dig site in New Mexico.

“They can learn how to, uh, use the tools properly, how to fill out the forms and do all the things that we expect from professional archaeologists,” VanPool said.

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Exam
6:01 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

Exam: March 19, 2012

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This week’s show is all about the University of Missouri. MUs Nuclear Science Engineering Institute ceased to exist last week. The law school has recovered a bit in the national rankings. And increased demand for archeologists in the state has prompted a new program at MU.

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