Former AP reporter hired as UM's new communications director

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.

MU unveils million-dollar donor wall

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.

$1 million gift will improve MU Law School library

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.

Bruins pecked by Blue Jays

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.