Robert Stein announced earlier this year he plans to retire in 2010. His contemporaries have described him separately as "a consensus builder" and someone who "has a style that really builds trust." The search for a new commissioner is set to begin in December.
MU is one of several U.S. universities in talks with South Korea to offer degree programs as part of a new English-intensive university in South Korea.
MU senior Anthony Hernandez's original composition, "Two Roads Diverged," will be performed by the Columbia Civic Orchestra on Sunday at the Missouri Theatre Center for Arts. The piece was inspired by Robert Frost's poem, "The Road Not Taken."
The fall of the Berlin Wall was commemorated by activities at Westminster College on Monday night.
Westminster College has made a lasting home for a sizable contiguous section of the Berlin Wall. The campus, which was the location of Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech in 1946, is commemorating the 20th anniversary of the wall's dismantling.
To MU lecturer Olaf Schmidt, who grew up in East Germany, the Berlin Wall seemed an impenetrable barrier. Schmidt said he never expected to hear from friends who had escaped from East Germany; they may as well have been dead.
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates asked military personnel and others to pause for a minute at 1:34 p.m., a day after an Army psychiatrist killed 12 soldiers and one civilian.
The forum will explain how to buy a home or start a small business with Veterans Affairs loans.
MU Faculty Council discussed a proposed change that would allow the nearly 600 nontenured-track faculty to participate on the 31 campus standing committees. They are expected to vote on the change Nov. 19.
Four state senators and top state educators met for a hearing at the University of Central Missouri. Educators gave testimony that Missouri needs more educational funding. The Missouri Educated Citizenry 2020 Committee will use the information to plan legislation designed to improve education.
The School of Journalism's historic archway, traditionally a place of silence, is undergoing loud repairs this week.
An MU researcher spread radioactive material from a lab on his shoe Monday evening, which led MU to cordon off portions of a campus building. MU's environmental health and safety department is locating and removing affected material and will conduct an investigation into the accident once all radioactive material has been removed.
Twenty years ago, Pat Martino suffered from an aneurysm that threatened to take away the musical career he created. After surgery, he recovered his abilities and will perform in Columbia this Wednesday to showcase his relearned talent.
A faculty group have formed their opinion of the president based on 23 complants against Bruce Speck describing what it calls failures of leadership and management.
Family, friends, students, alumni and colleagues attend the inauguration of the new president of Stephens College, Dianne Lynch. During the ceremony, Lynch received the official symbol of the College and of the office of the presidency, the Presidential Medallion.
Although Lynch has been at Stephens since June, her inauguration marks her official position as president. Formerly dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in New York, she follows Wendy Libby, who was president for six years.
The Multicultural Community Hour held a special pumpkin carving event on Thursday afternoon that attracted international students and adults. For many, this was their first chance to take part in the Halloween tradition.
An opening event for Dianne Lynch's inauguration was a keynote and panel discussion on the future of American journalism Thursday night.
MU Difficult Dialogue brought up the difficult discussion topic of race on Thursday. Five people opened the discussion on race and discussed its impact on them. "We're not really taught to talk about race respectfully and productively," MU sophomore Emily Luft said.
The university's Board of Governors voted not to renew President Aaron Podolefsky's contract and didn't provide any explanation.