A former Associated Press reporter who served as a consultant to University of Missouri System President Elson Floyd has been hired as the UM’s director of communications. Scott Charton, 44, will hold a position new under a reorganization of the system’s department of university relations. David Russell, who was director of university relations, is now chief of staff.
Campus officials, alumni and friends of MU gathered just inside the north entrance of Jesse Hall Friday to witness the unveiling of a million dollar donor wall. A large black curtain was lowered slowly from the ceiling, revealing in etched glass the names of 70 people and families and 14 companies that have donated at least $1 million during MU’s For All We Call Mizzou campaign. The designer of the cherry-wood and gold wall, Mahima Chowdhury, is an MU graduate student in architectural studies. Chowdhury created her design as part of a class project.
The MU School of Law has received a $1 million to improve its law library. The latest contribution to the “For All We Call Mizzou” campaign -- which has now raised more than its $600 million goal in private donations -- came from George Ashley, who graduated from the Law School in 1948. “This university has meant a great deal to me all my life, and I’m gratified I’m in a position to do this,” Ashley said Friday at a ceremony to announce the gift.
Liberty gave Rock Bridge its first loss of the season as the Blue Jays defeated the Bruins 26-7 Friday night at Rock Bridge Field. The Bruins were plagued by 13 penalties and four turnovers. Bruins running back, junior Scott Concannon, ran for 13 carries for 150 yards including a 75-yard run late in the second quarter.