Higher Education

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.

MU senior beats KU student in 'Jeopardy'

MU journalism senior Laura Myers was among 15 students to compete in the College Champtionship series on Jeopardy. In the first round, which aired Monday, Myers beat out students from The Ohio State University and the University of Kansas to win $10,000 and advancement to the semi-finals.

Columbia explores offering free transit

The City Council discussed options for the future of Columbia public transit on Monday night, including the possibility of having MU students pay a small fee, but no decisions were made Monday.

Debate over stimulus funds rages in Missouri Senate

Missouri senators backed the state's higher education budget 29-4, but some expressed concerns over plans to increase the budget for the 2010 fiscal year.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU seniors sent off with a smile

On Thursday afternoon, the association hosted the annual Senior Send-Off, which is to symbolize the students' exit from the university.

School of Journalism to require iPod touch or iPhone for students

Freshmen admitted into the School of Journalism and pre-journalism students may buy either an iPod touch or iPhone in order to meet the new requirement. The iPod touch retails around $229 and the iPhone starts at $199, according to Apple’s Web site. Those who do not comply will not be penalized.

Missouri Senate tables $700M bond issue aimed at public universities

Two Republicans filibustered to stop a bill intended to fund construction at public universities in Missouri.

Two Missouri colleges collaborate on joint bachelor's degree program

Southeast Missouri State University and Three Rivers Community College, in Poplar Bluff, will be working together to create a joint bachelor of science program for social work next year.

MU student, brother indicted in nationwide spamming conspiracy

The defendants allegedly used the MU network to send millions of spam e-mails, through which over $4.1 million in products were sold.

Business journalism association to move to ASU

The headquarters for a national business journalism professional association is moving  from MU to Arizona State University as part of Arizona's revamping of  its curriculum.

MU chancellor says health officials monitoring swine flu

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton said campus health officials are already making plans for any action that may be necessary in relation to the possible health crisis.

MU faculty to discuss adding undergraduate diversity requirement

The general faculty body will discuss Thursday whether to form a committee that would review MU's general education curriculum, including the possibility of a required diversity course.

19th-century New Orleans brothels revisited in new book

A Tulane professor investiagated further when she saw most cases had been dropped.

UPDATE: Georgia professor sought after 3 people killed

A nationwide alert has been issued for marketing professor George Zinkhan, 57, and his vehicle. Killed were Zinkhan's ex-wife, Marie Bruce, 47, and two men.