Last week, the Board of Curators targeted budget cuts for this fiscal year in MU divisions and auxiliaries. Campus Facilities reduced $600,000 in expenses and the Division of Information Technology reduced costs by $65,196.
The university's 14 programs designed to help Kansas City's youth populations helped land it the highest federal recognition a college or univerity can receive for volunteer service and civic engagement.
Ten former international volunteers have brought their experience and knack for community service to Columbia, thanks to a partnership between MU and the Peace Corps.
Director Beth Leonard is pleased with student set designer Michaela Stein's creation for Stephens College's production of "Anastasia."
The meeting will be at 9 a.m. Feb. 20 in Jesse Hall Auditorium.
To accommodate increased enrollment, residential Life will open new dorms and keep extended campus options.
Participants agreed that dialogue is a first step for bringing the two sides closer together.
Gov. Jay Nixon amends budget cuts for fiscal year 2010 after redirecting a $10.1 million surplus from construction on a women's prision in Chillicothe to MU Extension. MU says it is still displeased with the proposed departmental cuts. Legislative approval is needed before any changes would occur.
The board also approved a transition assistance program for employees who lose their jobs as a result of budget cuts.
John Lauriello, currently a professor and vice chair of psychiatry at the University of New Mexico, will lead MU's Department of Psychiatry as the Chancellor's Chair of Excellence in Psychiatry.
A live stream of his speech will be available Friday morning on the UM System Web site.
MU Chancellor Brady Deaton targeted in a memo Thursday morning $5.3 million in cuts to be spread out among MU schools, colleges and other divisions.
University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee called for emergency measures to confront the university's economic troubles in a meeting with the Board of Curators on Thursday.
The American Association of University Professors objected Wednesday to UM President Gary Forsee's proposal to make faculty pay a portion of their retirement benefits and give the sytem president power to impose unpaid leaves of absence.
MU opened its new bookstore Jan. 5 and while the students have given the bookstore positive reviews, there have been a few reported inconveniences. Students are finding insufficient seating in the new dining area, just one entrance into the bookstore and no bathrooms.
System employees will also have to share the cost of their retirement benefits and the president would have the option to furlough employees "if necessary" — if the Board of Curators agree to Gary Forsee's plan.
UM System President Gary Forsee is asking for the authority to institute furloughs if necessary, a move several universities across the country have already taken.
Click here to read the full text of UM System President Gary Forsee's memo to faculty and staff regarding his proposed changes to staff benefits.
Columbia was featured on CNBC on Tuesday in a segment about how the city has largely resisted the economic downturn facing the country.
The UM System president will also ask curators to give him the power to implement furloughs.