Higher Education

Together, MU's Summer Singers make beautiful music

The MU Summer Singers make up an eclectic group of past and present MU students and music majors and non-majors alike. The choir takes on challenging pieces and perfects them in the span of just four weeks.

McDonald's on MU's Lowry Mall to remain open

The lease, which was to expire Monday, will be extended three years. An MU spokesman cited the university's record enrollment for the fall and the temporary closure of the Brady Food Court as reasons for the extension.

President of Northwest Missouri State to retire in June 2009

Dean L. Hubbard is the school's longest-serving president.

MOHELA financial concerns delay June payment for building plan

Financial strains prompt Missouri’s student loan agency to delay a scheduled payment for Gov. Matt Blunt’s college construction plan.

$1.4 million donation to help Clark County students to attend MU

The money will will provide four students from Clark County with a four-year, full-ride scholarship to MU through the Flagship Scholars program.

Tuition to be capped at $50 per credit hour for some Missouri veterans

The tuition break applies only to Missourians who have served in combat since the Sept. 11 attacks and may be used only at public colleges and universities.

Alumnus donates $100,000 to MU School of Law

Sam Hamra’s donation to the MU School of Law will provide black law students with scholarships.

Blunt allocates $2.3 million to higher education

The money is to be used for economic development; the UM System will receive about $1.1 million and another $75,000 will go to UM-related projects.

Former Southeast Missouri State employee found with files containing student Social Security numbers

A former employee of Southeast Missouri State University was found with data files that contained names and Social Security numbers of about 800 students. The data was recovered, and charges were filed against the former employee.

Gift given to MU School of Medicine

Curtis W. and Ann H. Long contributed to the school’s family and community medicine department. The gift will support teaching, research and clinical care for rural communities.

School of the Osage students schooled in skulls

MU graduate students demonstrated how to categorize animals by their skulls Thursday.

New vice chancellor of research named

Robert Duncan has been named the new vice chancellor of research for MU. He succeeds Jim Coleman.

Former Rock Bridge student to lead Iraqi-American student discussions in Jordan

Michael Schoenleber aims to show how youth can be involved in promoting unity and peace between Iraqi and American students.

UM System working to boost involvement in telephone emergency notification plan

The University of Missouri System will try the direct approach in August to get more students, faculty and staff to enroll in the campus emergency notification system.

Large animal vet loan program soon to take effect

On July 1, the large animal veterinary student loan program will go into effect. It will help vet students who will practice in rural areas with their debt coming out of school.

MU won't accept any more freshman applications for fall

The number of freshmen already admitted is a record number, and MU Chancellor Brady Deaton said the decision to cut off applications is in students' best interests.

Missouri Scholars broaden their experiences at MU

Students with the Missouri Scholars Academy retreat to campus for a learning experience incorporating academics, social interaction and goal-setting.

Stephens, Columbia College cut from Citibank and PNC Bank student loan programs

Effective May 1, they were among community colleges and some smaller private institutions cut from student loan programs by the two banks because of low loan volumes.

Learn the best routes to campus by bike

GetAbout Columbia is organizing a “Best Routes to Campus!” guided bike ride at 6 p.m. today at Twin Lakes Shelter.

Math professors seek change in state's K-12 math curriculum

Members of prominent university mathematics departments in Missouri are calling for a change in the standards the state sets for K-12 math education.