Recent college graduate Erica Brooks wasn’t exactly overcome with excitement when she decided to take a course in personal financial planning during her final semester at MU.
Before Steve Chott’s electronics class at the Columbia Area Career Center, students sit at work stations and build circuits. After taking measurements and applying power to the circuits, Chott and his students discuss the math and physics involved. The experience is part of the career and technical approach to education.
Good news and bad news about UM system salaries comes from Chair of 1% Academic Planning Committee Rex Campbell.
Dean Mills, dean of the MU School of Journalism, will take a year off to concentrate on planning for the opening of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.
The first meeting of the 19-member committee charged with selecting a successor for University of Missouri System President Elson Floyd was dominated by a discussion of how best to fill the position while abiding by the state’s open-government law.
A proposal to distribute condoms and other sexual health products in MU residence halls is nearing completion, but concerns over the cost, safety and feasibility have led to considerable changes in the plan.
The second fire in less than a week broke out in the Hudson and Gillett residence halls Sunday night, forcing more than 900 students to evacuate the buildings.
Mai Charoentham, a Ph.D. candidate from Thailand, has been at MU for almost a year. When he first arrived, he was overwhelmed by the strangeness of a foreign country. He knew no one, hated the food and found it difficult to communicate.
In less than two months, three MU students have turned a half-serious idea into a new sorority.
While MU leaders say they are confident that the campus has adequate security measures in place, the deaths of 32 people at the hands of a gunman at Virginia Tech University on Monday has prompted a wide-ranging discussion of safety and communication procedures at the university.
One day after a student killed 32 people in a shooting rampage at Virginia Tech University, the MU Police Department, along with the city of Columbia and MU officials, tested the university’s Emergency Operation Plan on campus early Tuesday morning.
A small electrical fire in a transformer forced the evacuation of the Gillett and Hudson residence halls on the MU campus around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Arsalan Iftikhar, the legal director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, will be speaking about “The Future of Muslims in the West” this afternoon. The event is part of Islam Awareness Week, organized by MU’s Muslim Students Organization.
Full professors at MU earn as much as their peers at comparable research universities, but salaries for assistant professors are significantly lower than the average and below the other three University of Missouri System campuses.
JEFFERSON CITY — The new interim president of the University of Missouri System on Wednesday received a lesson about the General Assembly from several state legislators, including Sen. Chuck Graham, D-Columbia.
The future of the School of Social Work at Missouri State University is in doubt after an external review of the program found a “dysfunctional and hostile” environment where faculty colleagues are disrespectful to one another and students fear voicing their opinions.
One year ago, Lauren Fredman, 19, painted a wall on an army base in Israel. In September, Alex Born, 22, ate borscht and read Alexander Pushkin’s short story “The Snow Storm” in Moscow. Meredith Colgin, 25, brought homeless children into shelters in India. All three returned to Columbia with stories to share. They also came back with new perspectives on American life and culture and felt difficulty in making the transition back. Their experiences were unique.
If you have just returned from a trip abroad, you may experience some of these symptoms, according to Hans Stockton, director of study abroad at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.
Daniel Vinson wants other scientists and researchers to prove that his study of the relationship between fatigue and injury is wrong. After all, it suggests that the sleepier you are, the less likely you are to suffer an injury.
More than 24,000 American soldiers have been wounded in Iraq since the war began in March 2003. Most of the injuries have been to the arms and legs, and hundreds of soldiers have suffered infections that led to the amputation of one or more limbs.