Not only was this an important day for the 541 students receiving degrees from Columbia College, but it was the last commencement address made by the college's president, Gerald Brouder, who will retire in August.
Graduating students at Columbia College participated in a special tradition on Saturday — an Ivy Chain ceremony, which dates back to 1900 and signifies a student's transition into a responsible and educated citizen.
MU students celebrated their upcoming graduation Friday during Senior Sendoff, which included the symbolic Tiger Prowl — an exit walk through the MU Columns.
MU assistant professor Bulent Koc developed an app for smartphones that will allow farmers to alert emergency contacts in the case of a rollover accident using GPS technology. Tractor rollovers remain the leading cause of death and injury on farms.
A crowd of more than 60 people showed up to Stotler Lounge in Memorial Union to recognize the students and organizations that have worked to promote positive conversation about LGTBQ issues on campus.
Academic Search will assist Columbia College's presidential search committee. Gerald Brouder, the current president, will retire effective Aug. 1.
A group of House and Senate members decided Tuesday to provide a $25 million funding increase to public colleges and universities based on whether they have met performance criteria such as student graduation rates.
Western Governors University targets working adults and allows students to complete courses at their own pace.
MU students drew inspiration Monday night at a candlelight vigil for Arvarh Strickland outside the MU hall named for him.
The degrees include 4,218 bachelor’s degrees, 1,043 master’s degrees, 278 doctorates, 126 law degrees, 36 education specialist degrees, 99 medical degrees and 102 veterinary medicine degrees.
One hundred hours of preparation paid off with a $7,500 group scholarship for the MU team's presentation on how to improve health care for patients with COPD.
About 200 people gathered Saturday morning at Missouri United Methodist Church to remember the life and legacy of Arvarh Strickland, MU's first African-American professor.
At Stephens College's commencement Saturday, 148 students received bachelor's degrees. Earlier, 59 students received master's degrees and four received post-graduate degrees.
The Missouri College Advising Corps operates in high schools with a large number of low-income students and guides them on the path of a college education.
The Assistance League of Mid-Missouri has provided 69 students with scholarships over the past eight years.
Before applying for college, Alex Clayton had only four months of dance training in his pocket. Now, he is about to graduate from the Stephens College dance department and take the next step toward his dream.
Guy Horton, a retired UM System employee of 25 years, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013. He was 80.
The program would be targeted at students and faculty who are considered at a "high-risk" for contracting tuberculosis.
Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, blocked the Senate vote Thursday. He said the legislature should spend more time studying the effects of the proposed higher education funding formula before voting.
Arvarh Strickland was a force for change at MU and in Columbia. The first black professor at MU and a lifelong advocate for minority hiring in higher education died Tuesday morning at age 82.