Higher Education

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.

Mother tells painful story about daughter's rape, suicide

Andrea Cooper wants college students nationwide to know her daughter's story with the hope that it will help them prevent or cope with their own suffering.

New class at MU helps veterans transition to classroom

The course helps veterans get the skills they need to succeed in college and connects them with a peer group they might otherwise have difficulty finding. Such services are becoming more common as more veterans find themselves back in school.

Siblings of children with autism connect with others at 'Sibshops'

Brothers and sisters play a unique role in the lives of their siblings with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. To help them connect with others in similar situations, two "Sibshops" will be held at MU's Thompson Center.

MU and Cerner partner to create Tiger Institute for Health

MU and Cerner Corp. will collaborate in the new Tiger Institute for Health Innovation, which will expand electronic record keeping at MU Health Care's facilities.

Ellis Library receives new videoconferencing technology

The new TelePresence center in Ellis Library will allow for easy videoconferencing, thus saving time money on travel.

Moberly plans on leasing space at Parkade Center

The Columbia site for Moberly Area Community College is leasing 37,000 square feet, more than doubling its current space to accommodate the increase in enrollment.

H1N1 afflicts Missouri colleges, survey shows

Missouri institutions of higher education, including MU, reported 369 new flu cases last week to the American College Health Association.