Higher Education

Nixon appoints two to Missouri agencies

Jack Magruder has been appointed to the Missouri Higher Loan Authority and Timothy Joyce has been appointed to the Missouri Housing Development Commission.

Libby reflects on tenure as Stephens president

On the eve of her departure as Stephens College president, Wendy Libby and her colleagues look back on the successes of her six years at Stephens.

Tiger Treasures collects 18 tons for Saturday's rummage sale

The annual sale starts at 6 a.m. and goes until noon.

Nixon touts plan to increase health education

The "Caring for Missourians" program offers money to state universities and community colleges in hopes of alleviating the critical shortage of health care workers. The University of Missouri System would receive $24 million for its campuses.

Columbia College professor was a talented artist, teacher

Sidney Larson's ability to restore old murals and create new ones gave him a reputation as one of Missouri’s most prominent artists, his friends said. He was also known for his 50-year teaching career at Columbia College. Mr. Larson died at his home on Thursday, May 21, 2009.

MU faculty salaries increase but lag behind other public universities

The troubled economy has hampered the University of Missouri System's efforts to increase the salary of faculty members. Associate professors experienced the greatest salary increase, an average of 7.5 percent, for the 2008-09 academic year.

ANALYSIS: Governor presses universities for more health education

Under the proposed plan, the University of Missouri System could get $24 million to help instruct an additional 209 medical doctors, pharmacists, dentists, optometrists, nurses and other health care professionals.

Forsee eliminates 22 UM System positions

University of Missouri President Gary Forsee announced Thursday that 22 positions in the system would be eliminated, and these jobs range from lower-level administration to executive vice president.

Columbia College honors all servicemembers on Military Recognition Day

After a flag-raising ceremony on the college's Bass Commons, the gathering headed to Missouri Hall for the formal opening of the Veterans Service Center, which has been open unofficially since mid-March and is intended to make life easier for veterans, one college official said.

Also for Memorial Day weekend, a group of pilots from Lemoore is in Columbia to participate in the 2009 Salute to Veterans Memorial Day Air Show on Saturday and Sunday.

Columbia College to hold second Military Recognition Day

The Military Recognition Day will feature a ribbon cutting for the college's new Veterans Service Center.

UPDATE: Pacheco named interim president of NMSU

The former University of Missouri System president replaces another interim president at New Mexico State University while the regents continue to search for a permanent replacement.

PHOTO GALLERY: Law school graduation

Governor Nixon addressed the graduates at the MU School of Law Hooding Ceremony.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU graduation ceremonies 2009, Day 2

Ceremonies resumed at MU on Saturday with the Honors Convocation and graduations, such as the Arts and Science Commencement.

Myers doesn't regret Jeopardy! loss, is eager to play again

At graduation Saturday, MU senior Laura Myers received congratulations for completing her degree and finishing third in the Jeopardy! College Championship, winning $29,900.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU graduation ceremonies 2009, Day 1

Among those graduating Friday were members of the MU College of Veterinary Medicine and the Robert J. Trulaske Sr. College of Business.

MU journalism student advances to Jeopardy! College Championship final

MU senior Laura Myers can't say how well she fares in the college version of the popular game show, but, well, she's planning a trip to the World Cup in South Africa next year.

Court rejects UM System's patent suit against MU professor

Galen Suppes, a professor of chemical engineering at MU, said he wanted legal ownership of his commercially valuable resarch. He said the school did not recognize the financial potential of his inventions. According to MU, he sought the patents without crediting the university, but a federal judge dismissed the school's lawsuit.

Missouri House rejects package of education measures

The House voted down a bill that included expanding a college scholarship program and raising minimum pay for teachers.

MU prepares for commencement

Campus Facilities starts in January to prep Francis Quadrangle for graduation. The 650 employees of Campus Facilities work to make sure the area is picture perfect for commencement.

MU students find difficulties adjusting to new student center

Substituting the Student Center for Brady Commons has disappointed many MU students, who say they miss the open spaces that they used to hang out in. Lounge space is available in the new building, though it's not widely publicized.