Higher Education

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.

Far from waiting in the wings, award-winning MU dramaturg seizes his role

Behind good theater is a good dramaturg, a person who helps inform the production with historical insight and advice. MU has a nationally award-winning one: doctoral student Andy Pierce.

MU professor named University of Wyoming law school dean

Stephen Easton will wrap up ten years of teaching at MU and start at Wyoming on July 1.

Ticks seem to be bugging us earlier and in greater numbers

An MU professor blames the abundance of habitat and hosts. With 4 million deer in the state, many in urban areas and the creation of back-to-nature areas, the little buggers have lots of places to live and multiply.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens and Columbia college graduations

More than 500 students participated in Columbia College's commencement ceremony, while more than 170 were expected to walk in Stephens' ceremony.

UPDATE: Body of Georgia professor implicated in shooting found in woods

Police have confirmed it is the body of George Zinkhan, a University of Georgia professor accused of killing his wife and two others outside a community theater. Searchers said that Zinkahn appears to have buried himself in brush and dirt.

UPDATE: Journalism faculty debates, but affirms requirement of iPod touches

Among the issues the faculty discussed were  the potential for the requirement be better articulated to students and the need for brands other than Apple be an option.

Columbia, Stephens colleges to hold graduations Saturday

More than 650 students will graduate from Stephens College and Columbia College on Saturday, many of them with honors.