MU chancellor, top administrators talk to faculty about program reviews

Chancellor Brady Deaton speaks to MU faculty about "low-producing programs" on Wednesday. Seventy-five of these "under-producing degree programs" are currently under evaluation to review the higher education standards of the state.

Chancellor Brady Deaton said the possibility of consolidating and merging programs does not suggest reducing faculty.

Chinese kite master arrives for Columbia's One Sky One World event

Qian Jianguo, a Chinese kite creator and painter, and his wife, Lang Fenglian, who also paints kites, were invited by the Columbia Friends of China to participate in this year’s One Sky One World International Kite Fly for Peace on Sunday at Cosmo-Bethel Park.

COLUMN: Sexy kitty costumes won't ruin feminism

Be creative this year and avoid those longtime Halloween costumes that don't make sense.

Paola Ampudia keeps attacking in Missouri volleyball's loss to No. 3 Nebraska

The senior outside hitter used her signature attack to add 14 kills in the defeat.

Kenji Jackson matures into energetic force for Missouri football

The junior safety, in his third year with the Missouri football team, has noticeably improved for the 2010 season and is on pace to have a breakout season.





Trees show signs of fall

Autumn color is finding its way into the leaves of Columbia's trees.

J. KARL MILLER: Democrats misread the will of the people

If the Republicans win a majority in either house of Congress, they would do well to avoid the mistakes of their predecessors.

Local woman dedicated to Missouri women's golf team

The 88-year-old golf enthusiast offers encouragement and finances to women's golf in the state of Missouri.

Dianne Lynch finishes first year as Stephens College president

Lynch, the 24th president of Stephens College, was hired at Stephens in June 2009, with her main goal being to continue the progression and growth of the institution. Thus far, it has been everything that she has expected, and more.

Curbside Recycling Bin Pilot Project short of its goal

Recycling has increased 49 percent in designated pilot areas since February but only 2 percent citywide.

Missouri attorney general launches Internet safety campaign

A cartoon depiction of Chris Koster on his state website directs viewers to tips about safety to parents, educators, children and teenagers.

Presbyterian Education Board director discusses Pakistan's school system

Veeda Javaid emphasizes education's role in promoting social change in Pakistan.

Boat sinks on Mississippi River near St. Louis

The boat was carrying more than 8,000 gallons of diesel.

No. 7 Huskers meet undefeated Kansas State

There is a lot of anticipation for the final Big 12 Conference meeting between the two teams.

Columbia police use informational videos to strengthen community relationship

The videos can be found on the city website and cover a variety of topics, including the mounted patrol team, the forensic evidence team and traffic stops.

First Missouri Technology Expo kicks off at MU

Six businesses that formed as a result of technology developed at Missouri universities will give presentations during the event.

Missouri water tests show none with high E. coli

The tests are part of a five-year environmental study at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Missouri experiencing optimal weather conditions for spectacular color displays

The third week of October is the predicted peak of fall color.

YouZeum set to close Oct. 16

The YouZeum opened in 2008, but over the years failed to reach anticipated attendance numbers. Its last day is Oct. 16.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What should Columbia look for in a new city manager?

City Manager Bill Watkins announced his plans for retirement at a news conference Tuesday morning. What do you think the City Council should look for in its next city manager?