Higher Education

Controversial science discussed

The annual Perez-Mesa Lecture will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in MU’s Cornell Hall Auditorium.

“Beyond Therapy — How Far Should Medicine Go?” is the second part of a series on stem cell research.

Porter wins leadership award

On Monday, Rosemary T. Porter, dean of the MU Sinclair School of Nursing, will become the second recipient of the University of Missouri system’s Manuel T. Pacheco Leadership Award. The award recognizes outstanding academic leadership across the UM system.

Edgy series starts Oct. 2 on PAX TV

PAX TV will feature “Faith Under Fire,” a new debate/talk show that deals with religious issues and the role they play in today’s world.

Hosted by atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, a graduate of MU’s School of Journalism, the program will feature such guests as Hugh Hefner, musician Moby and Yehuda Berg, Kabbalah Centre co-director.

Family, friends remember Heinsz

In a memorial service Thursday, friends, colleagues and family gathered at the MU School of Law to remember and celebrate the life of Tim Heinsz, former dean of the school,who died July 2 of heart disease.

A portrait of Heinsz — wearing his signature bow tie — stood at the front of the room. As people gathered, a slideshow of images from Heinsz’s life played across a screen, including photos of his daughters, his wife, his granddaughter and other people who had figured prominently in his 56 years. There was even a picture from the “First Annual Tim Heinsz Bow Tie Day,” held Sept. 1. Heinsz was dean from 1988 to 2001.

Henry Imler

Everything in Henry Imler’s life is full time. At 23, he is a full-time personal banker at Boone National Savings and Loan, a full-time senior majoring in philosophy and religious studies at Columbia College and a full-time husband.

Like many Columbia College students, Imler is an adult learner with responsibilities outside school. He spent the past two years taking night classes at Columbia College. This is his first semester in the day program.

Pages from the past

People know that MU’s Ellis Library has books. What they may not know is that it has books they might never see anywhere else.

Although he didn’t immediately realize it, Michael Holland, the library’s University Archivist and interim head of Special Collections, made a rare find in the summer of 2003 when the library received a set of old books. Bound in some sort of primitive leather, they came from a donor who now wishes to remain anonymous.

Faces: Ann Oberhaus

When Ann Oberhaus finishes work at the MU Provost’s Office about 5:30 p.m., she has horses on her mind. Every day she drives 30 minutes from Columbia to her home near Boonville. Within 15 minutes, she heads out for the barn to her nine Holsteiner and Oldenburg horses, where she spends the next four hours training her equine athletes for dressage. She doesn’t leave the riding arena of her 100-acre farm before 10 p.m.

Her interest in riding was sparked at a very young age. Oberhaus has been on horseback since she was 2, thanks to her parents, who both rode and competed. Her favorite horse is Lizianthus, the highest scoring Oldenburg mare in North America in 1999.

Now you know: German flying ace

WHAT WAS LEARNED: The Red Baron, a German World War I flying ace, would have never been in a position to be shot down if he hadn’t suffered from a severe head injury, MU and other researchers say. They say Baron Manfred von Richthofen showed definite signs of traumatic brain injury, which led to errors in judgment — resulting in his death in a 1918 air battle over British territory.

HOW IT WAS DONE: Daniel Orme, MU health psychology clinical associate professor, and retired neuropsychologist Thomas Hyatt of Cincinnati studied von Richthofen’s medical records following a head injury he sustained nine months before his death. The records indicated personality and cognitive changes, both symptoms of brain trauma. He exhibited “target fixation” the day he was shot down, following a British plane into enemy territory — something the Baron normally didn’t do.

Tour Team expands involvement

Playing host to MU football recruits is now an equal-opportunity venture.

“It was awesome, we got to go out on the field before the game,” said Tyler Foreman, a male member of MU’s Tour Team who leads recruits through the football facilities in the Tom Taylor Building before the Tigers played Arkansas State on Sept. 4.

MU-UMKC will offer pharmacy doctorate

Starting in August 2005, MU will add a doctoral pharmacy program to its degree offerings, University of Missouri system officials announced Wednesday. It will be jointly operated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

The system established the Board of Curator’s Cooperative Degree Program, which will extend the doctor of pharmacy program from the UMKC School of Pharmacy to the MU campus.

Campus in Brief

FIGs help freshmen transition to college

Spotting progress

MU’s Tiger Spot mosaic near Ellis Library is an easily recognizable landmark — not because of its artistic value but because of the large red-and-white tent that has covered it for most of its existence.

Weather damage and vandalism destroyed part of the glass mosaic shortly after it was unveiled in October 2001. Reconstructive efforts started soon after, but no specific date is set for completion.

‘Mother’ of photo workshop dies at 96

Vilia “Vi” Edom, co-founder of the internationally known Missouri Photo Workshop and Pictures of the Year contest, died Sept. 9 in Portsmouth, Va. She was 96.

Vilia Edom worked with her husband, Clifton C. Edom, who was the former head of MU’s photojournalism department, to create the workshop and contest.

Walk to pinpoint MU safety concerns

Members of the Missouri Students Association, along with administrators and others from MU departments, will hold the first campus Safety Walk at 9 p.m. Wednesday, beginning at Tiger Plaza on the South Quad by MU’s College of Business.

Students and administrators will split into groups and walk around campus to locate anything that can put a student in an unsafe situation. Groups will look for how well-lit certain areas are, where emergency poles are located, how crowded areas are and how often areas are patrolled by police.

Naming ceremony to honor Wallace

MU will honor former Chancellor Richard Wallace with a naming ceremony for the Richard L. Wallace Atrium at the west entrance of Ellis Library at 6 p.m. Oct. 2. Interim Chancellor Brady Deaton and Wallace will speak, and a plaque will be unveiled. Other dignitaries are expected to attend and give brief tributes to Wallace, who retired in August. After the naming, a black-tie dinner in honor of Wallace and his wife, Patricia, will be at 7 p.m. at the Reynolds Alumni Center for the Library Society and invited guests. Diane Glancy, an MU alumna and poet, playwright and novelist, ...

MU enrollment increase, efforts continue

When MU announced record enrollment on the first day of class last month, the news was familiar: The number of students enrolled at MU was at an all-time high.

The steady climb in enrollment in recent years is not a coincidence. MU has a target growth of 2 percent each year, said Ann Korschgen, vice provost for enrollment management.


Twice a week, 300 MU students crowd in Allen Auditorium to hear Shana Porteen’s lecture on inequalities in sports seen through her sociological lens. Porteen’s Sociology of Sport class is not popular just because of the topic. It’s popular because of the professor, too.

“The class provides a free market of ideas where they are exchanged in a way that helps people to think critically about their past experiences,” said David Pham, a former student. “I really enjoyed applying sociological concepts and theories onto my athletic career.”

How Do I?

Visit Campus Dining Services on the second floor of the Plaza 900 dining hall, 900 Virginia Ave., to fill out an application form. You can pay by check or charge the fees directly to your student or faculty account.

Balancing act

In many ways, Jacquelyn Litt is a continual living subject of her own research.

Litt, who mainly studies motherhood, is the new director of MU’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program, an associate professor of sociology and women’s studies, a wife and a parent.

Students seek early admissions for college

For Katie Bauer, getting an early start is habitual.

The Rock Bridge High student wakes at 5:15 a.m. to catch an aerobics class before school. She arrives at appointments 10 minutes ahead of time. She took the SAT 10 months before any college application deadline.