A new program at MU will build a community of students and faculty around the intersection of mathematics and life sciences. The program is funded by a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
Students can expect new technologies available to improve learning and prepare them for life outside a college campus.
Technological advancements at MU and Stephens and Columbia colleges are intended to make online courses more like in-person classroom experiences.
As the cost of printed textbooks continues to rise, some students and professors are turning to digital options to supplement learning. Online textbooks can provide additional information and resources to supplement material covered in lecture.
Eric Frank, co-founder of a New York-based open source textbook distributor, describes the free open source textbooks as act two in the digital textbook movement. Two Missouri universities are working with Frank's company to use digital textbooks in their classes this fall.
Columbia area educators are adopting social media as a new way of teaching and connecting with students. Educators aren't sure how best to use this technology, but are trying it out in a variety of ways.
Stephens College President Dianne Lynch blogs about her personal experiences at Stephens to connect with students she wouldn't normally be able to speak to.
MU professor Larry Brown has decided to try incorporating Facebook into his teaching, but is wary of it's ability to replace in-person conversation.
New MU journalism faculty member Jim Macmillan has more than 50,000 Twitter followers. He thinks journalism students will need to know how to use social networking.
Starting in the fall, student teachers at Columbia College can work directly with seven schools in the Columbia Public School District. Previously, they had to secure placement by going through MU's program.
Day two of the school safety and security conference featured Aaron Richman, co-director of the Institute of Terrorism Research and Response and a former police officer from Israel.
At Cleveland State University, John Schupp is helping veterans feel comfortable on campus using all-veteran classes. Now programs are popping up at other universities using Cleveland State as a model.
The new GI Bill will go into effect on Aug. 1, and in some ways, it's the most generous version of the bill yet, but only in certain states. In other states, such as California, the bill's benefits will hardly be felt at all.
An introduction to Collegetown.
The Missourian offers tips for students seeking textbooks.
Finding your way around Ellis Library is an essential first step after arriving at Mizzou.
Inexpensive dates around town might include dining out or listening to music.
Find out how to get your tickets to MU sporting events.
Biking, walking, driving — all of these options and more are available for students at MU.
Students going back to school these days need more than books, pens and paper.