Higher Education

Missouri Scholars broaden their experiences at MU

Students with the Missouri Scholars Academy retreat to campus for a learning experience incorporating academics, social interaction and goal-setting.

Stephens, Columbia College cut from Citibank and PNC Bank student loan programs

Effective May 1, they were among community colleges and some smaller private institutions cut from student loan programs by the two banks because of low loan volumes.

Learn the best routes to campus by bike

GetAbout Columbia is organizing a “Best Routes to Campus!” guided bike ride at 6 p.m. today at Twin Lakes Shelter.

Math professors seek change in state's K-12 math curriculum

Members of prominent university mathematics departments in Missouri are calling for a change in the standards the state sets for K-12 math education.

KOMU receives awards from Kansas City Press Club, Missouri Broadcasters Association

The Columbia station was named Television Station of the Year by the press club.

UM Curators approve budget, extend Forsee's contract

The UM System Board of Curators concluded its June meeting on Friday, highlighted by the extension of President Gary Forsee’s contract, the approval of the fiscal year 2009 operating budget and the creation of a health sciences degree at MU.

Columbia Independent School to move

The school is moving from Stephens College to a location a quarter of a mile north of the intersection of Stadium Boulevard and Interstate 70.

Forsee's contract extended to five years

The UM System Board of Curators decided on Friday to extend system President Gary Forsee’s contract from three to five years.

Three Rivers Community College fires president

John Cooper was placed on administrative leave with 30 days of pay.

Missourian receives $120,000 donation to create endowment

The gift from June Reynolds Miller is in honor of her late husband, George H. Miller.

Technology changes how students learn, but not what they learn

Students continue to learn the basics even as technology becomes entwined in classroom education.

Tiger Treasure sale brings out wide array of rummagers

The Tiger Treasure rummage sale brought out a crowd of about 2,500 people by 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium to buy bargain items donated from MU residence halls, student apartments and Greek houses.

Copyright quiz limits music file sharing at Rolla

The Rolla campus of the University of Missouri System is resorting to an old standby to reduce illegal music downloads by students: the pop quiz.

Express Scripts will pay Missouri $246,053

It's part of a $9.3 million payout to settle charges about the St. Louis company's drug switching program.

UM System recognized for workplace wellness programs

The American Heart Association made a presentation at MU's Lowry Mall.

MU's Dean of College of Education resigns

Carolyn Herrington had been at MU since 2005. Before coming to Missouri Herrington was associate dean of academic affairs for the College of Education at Florida State University, as well as a professor and chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

MU at 93% of $1 billion fundraising goal

Athletics raised nearly 23 percent, while the School of Medicine chipped in 16 percent to the For All We Call Mizzou campaign.

Itzhak Perlman concert reset for Oct. 6 in Columbia

The sold-out performance will be held at MU's Jesse Hall. No new tickets are expected to be available.

Natural gas leak causes evacuation at MU

Authorities evacuated about 100 people from MU’s Lafferre Hall on Friday after a 1-inch gas line was cut at a construction site near the building. No one was injured.

MU volunteers reach trauma victims worldwide

MU's International Center for Psychosocial Trauma team develops and introduces creative ways to talk and work with children and families suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. New Orleans is the center’s most recent focus — MU teams have made six trips to the area since Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in August 2005 — but the program has reached thousands of people worldwide, focusing on children.