Officials from the university in Joplin have attributed the approximately 4 percent increase to the struggling economy.
MU student Tyler Shields is back in the United States after struggling to depart Honduras last week in the midst of its government coup.
The new facility could triple the space for the college's rapidly expanding science department. Groundbreaking for the building is set to take place in four years.
The school has lost more than $36 million in funding.
Gov. Jay Nixon appointed David Bradley and Wayne Goode to the University of Missouri System Board of Curators on Tuesday. The two will start immediately but will have to be confirmed early next year when the Missouri Senate goes back into session, Nixon spokesman Scott Holste said.
An MU student who went to Honduras to do missionary work is stuck in the country amid government in-fighting.
A new income-based student loan repayment plan that began July 1 could help students struggling with debt.
Wayne Goode, a former state legislator, and David Bradley, publisher of the St. Joseph News-Press, have been appointed for four-year terms.
MU will offer summer winemaking workshops starting next week.
MU scientists have successfully created stem cells from the cells of pigs' connective tissue. The scientists say they hope their research will provide an alternative to the controversial use of embryonic stem cells.
The UM System's decision to make contributions to its retirement fund went into effect Wednesday. Some employees are concerned that it affects lower-income workers too much, but the system says the move was caused by the recession and that it has done all it can to protect lower-income workers.
The director of MU's Research Animal Diagnostic Laboratory stepped down to a researcher because of a conflict of interest, according to a statement issued by the university.
Chris Nicastro, superintendent of the Hazelwood School District superintendent, is to begin her duties Aug. 1.
As the recession continues, a growing number of college students are applying for federal financial aid this year.
MU's Economic Downturn work team works with students and families to make them aware of the financial opportunities available through the university.
The new Missouri Psychiatric Center is to replace the Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center. The new center is to operate under MU Health Care with most of its existing staff.
Missouri State University's audit is part of a series of regular inspections. The university was last audited in 1992 and 1995.
Local financial aid directors agree with the Obama administration's plan to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.
The MU Tour Team is doing its best to help visitors and prospective students touring campus by providing water, staying inside as much as possible and taking it slow.
New college students across the U.S. are transferring from private universities to lower-priced public institutions, often because of economic fears.