Higher Education

Buck's Ice Cream Place celebrates 20 years at MU

Buck's Ice Cream Place celebrates its 20th anniversary on Thursday with samples for the public. The MU ice cream shop is locally famous for its Tiger Stripe flavor.

MU theater troupe looks at affirmative action

"Identity Politics," a new script for one of MU's two interactive theater groups, tries to air out the various perspectives on affirmative action and how to talk about them.

Accent Modification Program helps students with speaking skills

A program that helps visiting scholars improve their English speaking skills is more popular than ever. “I think most of them just come in wanting to be able to communicate with American English speakers as well as they can," graduate student Sara Sieker said.

MU develops new music initiative to benefit young composers

The Mizzou New Music Initiative is consolidating a series of existing and planned programs in hopes that MU and Columbia will become a center for music composition.

Journalists urged to use caution when reporting suicides

Suicide is a delicate issue —but one that will continue to be reported on. The Missourian's policy on running suicides, which was put in place long ago, comes down to the public element.

Failed switch causes campus power outage

A high-voltage electricity distribution switch failed Thursday night, leaving Memorial Stadium without power for approximately 20 minutes. Like the stadium, most of campus experienced brief power loss, but 15 campus buildings were in the dark for up to an hour and a half.

Saturday events planned for Columbia College homecoming

Events include live music, a reunion of the Jane Froman Singers and a 20th anniversary celebration for Stafford Library.

PHOTO GALLERY: More than fair-weather fans

Despite the wet weather, plenty of people came out for Missouri's game against Nebraska on Thursday.

Oct. 8, 1992: the first night football game at MU

MU football had its first night game 17 years ago: an outside company provided the lighting, and students got in free. It was also on a Thursday and the date was Oct. 8.

Hotels give thumbs up, bars concerned about Thursday football game

City bars fear effect of kickoff time and weather forecast, while hotels embrace the influx of visitors to Columbia. One bar manager calls the prospect of heavy rain "a screwball on top of a curveball."

What you need to know for MU-Nebraska parking

MU's unusual Thursday evening game against Nebraska will mean a lot of extra traffic around campus. Those who drive or park near Memorial Stadium are asked to be patient and follow some simple guidelines.

MSA plans to address College Avenue problem

MSA is looking at options to improve safety for students crossing College Avenue.

MU chancellor talks about salaries, Cerner, Nebraska game

About 50 faculty and staff members turned out for a noon forum with Brady Deaton.

New teleconferencing system to get workout with McCaskill forum

The virtual roundtable meeting on financial aid with UM System President Gary Forsee and other administrators will be the first high-profile use of the system since it was formally introduced last month.

Stress management class aims to boost energy and self-esteem

MU students learn how to manage stress while earning credit. “I think most students take it because the word stress reduction is right in the class title,” teacher Terry Wilson says.

Large universities changing freshman experience

MU offers beneficial programs for freshmen students to not get lost in the crowd and succeed both academically and socially.

ESPN to air Children's Hospital, Missouri School of Journalism commercials

The Children's Hospital and Missouri School of Journalism will be featured in the ESPN broadcast of the MU-Nebraska game Thursday evening.

MU's Faculty Council Forum addresses low salaries

The forum on salary and benefits at MU was poorly attended Friday, with fewer than 50 faculty members meeting to address concerns about the university's faculty salaries.

DEAR READER: We want to know community schools better

Some schools aren't getting the coverage they should.

MU staff, faculty not included in Nebraska game parking recommendations

A task force that determined parking and early dismissal recommendations for the MU-Nebraska football game on Oct. 8 did not include representatives from the staff or faculty councils. MU employees are being asked to adjust their schedules or use vacation or personal time to leave campus early.