Higher Education

Forsee orders UM systemwide hiring freeze

The freeze will apply to open positions and searches currently under way and will affect administrative, staff and faculty positions.

Program aims to provide better adolescent psychiatric care

A new certification program between the MU College of Education and School of Nursing aims to improve the state of child psychiatry by training nurses, teachers and other education providers in adolescent mental health.

Chinese students enroll in U.S. universities in record numbers

Chinese students are enrolling in U.S. universities in record numbers, encouraged by aggressive recruiting, China’s booming economy and the growing Chinese middle class. Their enrollment grew by 20 percent in 2007.

Washington University cuts back on bottled water

Washington University is phasing out almost all of its sales of bottled water because of its costs to society in energy and expense.

Q&A with Wendy Libby

On Thursday, Stephens College President Wendy Libby announced she would be leaving Columbia to take the presidency at Stetson University in central Florida.  Libby talks about her tenure at Stephens and why she is moving on to Stetson. 

MU joins partnership to fight climate change

MU has joined 12 universities working to fight climate change in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Institute and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, two nonprofit organizations working for the effective use of resources and sustainability.

Stephens President Wendy Libby to become next president at Stetson University

After six years at Stephens, Libby will be the first female president at Stetson University.

Potential college students taking both entrance exams more often

The numbers of students taking the SAT has risen 30 percent since 1998; the number of ACT-takers has risen 43 percent.

Black Hawk Down hero seeks to inspire

Sgt. Matt Eversmann, a war hero from the infamous Black Hawk Down mission, visited MU to share his experiences in battle and the lessons learned of selfless service and courage.

Departing state treasurer to teach class at Missouri State

Sarah Steelman, who lost in the Republican primary to Kenny Hulshof, will teach a political science course on public policy and leadership.

New support center aims to help MU veterans in transition

The center is a product of Chancellor Brady Deaton’s "Task Force for a Veteran-Friendly Campus," and will help returning veterans transition into student life.

MU surpasses $1 billion fundraising goal

MU officially joined the Billion Dollar Club on Friday with Chancellor Brady Deaton’s announcement that donations and gifts to the university have surpassed $1 billion in the university’s "For All We Call Mizzou" campaign, set to end in December.

MU students go barefoot for charity

TOMS shoes gives a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair of shoes purchased at their on-campus event.

Shoe company will hold charitable event at MU on Friday

A California company that donates one pair of shoes to a needy child for every pair it sells will bring shoes to purchase and decorate.

MU sees application increase for fall 2009

An early look at enrollment data for fall 2009 shows that the number of applications to MU is way up, making MU the only Big 12 university seeing an increase in applications for next year.

Nuclear disarmament hinges on citizen involvement, advocate says

Nuclear disarmament advocates discuss some of the problems the disarmament movement faces.

Faculty votes in favor of new grievance policy

MU faculty voted Wednesday to amend the grievance procedure, according to Faculty Council Chairman Tom Phillips. One of the major changes would be to include an administrator on the initial body that gathers and evaluates information related to a complaint. 

Missouri House candidates Robb, Kelly debate higher education

Republican Rep. Ed Robb and former legislator Chris Kelly agree that higher education needs to be better funded but disagree on who would be the more effective legislator.

Forsee gift to help bring distance learning closer

UM-system campuses will soon be installing Cisco TelePresence systems. These videoconferencing rooms include large, high-resolution screens that show conferencing participants life-sized, as if they were sitting at the other end of the table.

UPDATE: Forsee gift helps bring new technology to UM System

After a $1 million donation from UM System President Gary Forsee and his wife, Sherry, and another $1 million from Cisco Systems and AT&T, UM System campuses will soon be installing Cisco TelePresence systems.