Steelman is a Republican attorney from Rolla who served for six years in the Missouri House starting in 1979, including as the minority party leader. He ran unsuccessfully for attorney general against Nixon in 1992.
MU spokeswoman Mary Jo Banken said eligible employees received letters Thursday about the program. Applications are due March 2.
The proposal is based on a program in Tennessee that has drawn 58,000 applicants, almost 90 percent of the state's high school seniors.
The proposed change would create a nine-step process for dismissing tenured faculty for serious offenses. It's part of the UM System's Title IX overhaul.
Monday's vote was tallied by the National Labor Relations Board in St. Louis and won't be made official for seven days.
Gov. Jay Nixon hosted the first Missouri Beef Summit on Monday at Reynolds Alumni Center, where experts discussed ways to keep the state's beef industry strong.
The position will focus on the psychology of film and television characters.
After 18 years as an administrator at the school, Terry Smith will return to his true passion — teaching.
More than 175 alumni and friends of Columbia College gathered to visit with Santa Claus and donate to The Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri.
Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday appointed Maurice B. Graham and Phillip H. Snowden to the system's main governing body, replacing Don Downing and David Bradley.
Mary Nelson was appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon to fill an open position on the University of Missouri System Board of Curators.
Incoming Vice President for Academic Affairs Suzan Harkness will live on campus while her 13-year-old son Sebastian finishes school in Washington, D.C.
The Chancellor's Committee on Persons with Disabilities developed the Lee Henson Access Mizzou Awards as a way to recognize others on campus who share Henson’s passion and dedication to disability awareness and advocacy.
Parents are even buying homes near campus so the family can remain together.
MU's Lafferre Hall will undergo renovations, but it's not the only campus facility in need. A growing student body adds to the pressure of providing students with modern facilities.
As part of the agreement, Drury faculty will travel to Barstow's Shanghai and Ningbo campuses in China to offer instruction in subjects, such as creative writing, that are rarely taught in China.
Hindman tells the 276 Honors College graduates who received degrees at the ceremony that they "must strive to continually learn and improve."
Eighty-eight graduates from the college received degrees.
"At times, you will need to be creative in order to persevere and succeed and you have to be able to perceive what your goals are before you can accomplish them," commencement speaker Ronald McGee told the graduates.
Forty-two percent of eligible faculty accepted MU's voluntary separation program and will receive payouts of up to $200,000 each.