Key role for new president: Raise funds

The market for potential replacements for departing University of Missouri System President Elson Floyd is small, commands high salaries and faces immense fundraising pressure due to tight state budgets, industry experts said.

Get the message across

Will Miles was diagnosed with autism when he was 14 months old. Now that he is 2, he and his family have found a way to cope, through the involvement of the Central Missouri Autism Project.

Owner distraught over shooting of horse

Tom Stewart says he feels like he’s in an emotional vacuum, devoid of sensation.

Interim president likely

A day after accepting an offer to lead Washington State University, University of Missouri System President Elson Floyd said he doesn’t yet know when he will leave Missouri and stands ready to help curators make a smooth transition to his successor.

Holden weighs bid for council in Fourth Ward

Mike Holden, a seven-year member of the Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission, is strongly considering a run for the Fourth Ward Columbia City Council seat being vacated by Jim Loveless.

Nurse nominated for curator seat

Judith Haggard’s responsibilities as a nurse practitioner include research, education and learning new information — skills, she said, that will be useful if she is confirmed for a spot on the University of Missouri System Board of Curators.

Nixon sues Joplin group home owner

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon on Thursday sued the owner and operator of a group home where 10 people died in a fire, claiming the business had been secretly and illegally run by a man previously convicted in a Medicare and Medicaid fraud scheme.

20 years of singing; $60,000 in giving

The Missourians, a mixed a cappella group, is now in its 20th Christmas season of Victorian-style caroling. This group of 28 mid-Missourians has come a long way from its beginnings — in Florida.

Quick shots hurt Tigers on offense

Missouri men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson wants to play up-tempo all the time – at least on the defensive end.

Brotherhood and basketball

Away from the spotlight, the cheering fans, and the game he has grown to depend upon, DeAndre’ Carroll’s breakthrough is confirmed in the form of an indiscreet phone call from a familiar voice.

Elementary students exhibit artwork at MU museum

The MU’s Museum of Art and Archaeology held a special exhibit Thursday night. It did not feature works by Monet or Picasso, but it did feature the creations of 74 students in Unit C, fourth and fifth grades, at Columbia’s Ridgeway Elementary.

MU museum exhibit showcases changes in art of bookmaking

In the last 350 years, the craft of bookmaking has undergone a dramatic transformation, and a presentation at the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology details many of those changes.

Home crowd gets first look at Rock Bridge

You don’t have to win anything to be in Rock Bridge’s Tournament of Champions.

Trainer keeps Tigers on court

It’s Wednesday afternoon, and members of the MU women’s basketball team are trickling into the locker room to get ready for practice. Amanda Hanneman is sitting on a large black padded seat, her legs propped in the air. Eric McDonnell faces her with his back bent, his hands moving furiously about her feet.

Curators: No time frame for Floyd's replacement

The search for UM’s next president will begin with the hiring of a consultant.

Bruins start strong in Tournament of Champions

The return of Rock Bridge’s Tournament of Champions made for a successful Friday for the Bruins wrestling team.