Higher Education

New MU music director has big plans for school

Robert Shay took over the helm of the program 3 months ago, and plans to push for a new performing arts center on campus.

KCOU seeks new transmitter through bill at MSA senate meetings

When Hudson Residence Hall closes for renovations at the end of the semester, KCOU/88.1 FM, MU’s student-run radio station and an auxiliary of the Missouri Student Association, will no longer have access to its transmitter on the roof.

MU financial aid director discusses economy, loans

Joseph Camille, who has worked in student financial aid for more than 30 years, points out that the economy won’t have an immediate impact on student loan interest rates. What he has seen this year, however, is more students changing their FAFSA forms to reflect changes in income. 

MU student government votes to change student fee rules

MU's Missouri Students Association voted on Wednesday to get rid of the vote-now, pay-later system that creates a lag between when projects are approved and when student fees go up to pay for them. The new system would phase in student fees during the fiscal year following a project's approval.

9th District candidates wrestle with college affordability issues

Ninth Congressional District candidates Judy Baker and Blaine Luetkemeyer both said they see a need to increase college affordability.

Stephens fashion design students promote breast cancer awareness

Stephens hosts its third annual Fashion for Cause in which students create dresses from non-fashion materials. The dresses are inspired by the stories of local breast cancer survivors.

2 fraternities at Drury suspended as result of party

The national offices of Kappa Alpha and Sigma Nu suspended the local clubs following an off-campus party that resulted in arrests and the hospitalization of one man for alcohol poisoning.

Graphic novel viewed as contemporary literature, professor says

The comic book — or graphic novel — has secured its place in contemporary literature, said MU associate professor Andrew Hoberek at a lecture at Stephens College on Wednesday.

MU celebrates inaugural International Day

Flags of 42 countries adorned Francis Quadrangle on Tuesday morning as festivities began for the inaugural International Day at MU. The event, which was coordinated by the Missouri International Student Council, brought together 13 different ethnic student organizations.

MOHELA delays college building payment

Financial strains have caused Missouri's student loan agency to again fall behind on its payments to Gov. Matt Blunt's college construction program.

University Surplus, which sells widely on eBay and elsewhere, helps MU recycle, too

Though it may fly under the radar with the general population, University Surplus has a booming resale business in used items from all of MU's departments.

Lecture to discuss graphic memoirs

Andrew Hoberek, an associate professor of English and director of Graduate Studies at MU, will discuss the increase in popularity of graphic novels at a Stephens College lecture.

Anthropologists author book on new method for studying religion

An MU professor is part of a team that has examined why people engage in religious behavior. The researchers hope an anthropological study will provide better answers than have been previously found.

MU School of Medicine announces interim dean

MU’s School of Medicine announced Thursday that Dr. Robert Churchill will serve as interim dean in place of Dr. William Crist, who is leaving MU to serve as vice-president for health affairs at the University of Arizona.

‘Three Cups of Tea’ author speaks at MU

Greg Mortenson, author of “Three Cups of Tea,” the book chosen for this year’s Mizzou Reads program, spoke at Jesse Auditorium on Tuesday.

Chinese student enrollment at MU hits all-time high in 2007

Chinese students give and get new perspectives at MU.

Tim Seibles strives to build poetry fans with his readings

The author of six books of poetry will read some of his work Thursday as part of a fall series presented by the Center for the Literary Arts at MU.

MU Libraries look for ways to offset possible future budget shortfalls

The libraries canceled an earlier plan to reduce acquisitions, thanks to the reallocated money from MU administration and contributions from donors. Worries still exist, however, about rising costs for journals.

Sluggish economy prompts workers to return to college

Two Columbia men pursue degrees in nursing at Columbia College after losing their jobs at 3M.

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