college http://news.stlpublicradio.org en A St. Louis Answer To Low College Enrollment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-answer-low-college-enrollment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As a junior in high school, </span>Ayont<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Young figured she’d go to Missouri State University to study nursing. It was the only college she’d looked at and she was sure she could get in. Then, she signed up for College Summit’s summer Peer Leader program.</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:45:16 +0000 Amanda Honigfort 37647 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A St. Louis Answer To Low College Enrollment Illinois Holds College Financial Aid Workshops http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-holds-college-financial-aid-workshops-0 <p></p><p></p><p>Illinois governor Pat Quinn has announced free workshops across the state for college students and their parents to get advice on acquiring financial aid. The workshops will be conducted throughout February, which is Financial Aid Awareness Month.</p><p>Experts with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will help families understand and complete the commonly-used FAFSA, or Free Application for Student Aid.</p> Sun, 02 Feb 2014 20:44:26 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 33420 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois Holds College Financial Aid Workshops Push For More Diplomas Designed To Lure Jobs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/push-more-diplomas-designed-lure-jobs <p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In an effort to attract employers and investors, the</span></em><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> St. Louis Regional Chamber wants to add 75,000 college graduates by the year 2025, pushing the area into the top 10 nationwide in college attainment.</span></em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The first time Janet Martinez started college, she was right out of high school in Oklahoma. By her own admission, she was not quite ready for the responsibility involved: too many decisions, too much social life.</span></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:57:44 +0000 Dale Singer 32344 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Push For More Diplomas Designed To Lure Jobs Audit: Big problems in Ill. tuition savings plan http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/audit-big-problems-ill-tuition-savings-plan <p>A new audit finds major problems in the&nbsp;College Illinois tuition savings program, including possible&nbsp;financial conflicts among top personnel.</p> Wed, 09 May 2012 16:21:47 +0000 The Associated Press 3660 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Audit: Big problems in Ill. tuition savings plan St. Louis to host first sold-out NCAA Wrestling Championships this weekend http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-host-first-sold-out-ncaa-wrestling-championships-weekend <p>This weekend&#39;s NCAA Wrestling Championships at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis sold out for the first time in the event&#39;s 82-year history. The event is expected to break its all-time attendance record with over 110,000 fans in attendance.</p><p>This is the sixth year St. Louis has hosted the tournament. NCAA associate director of championships Jeff Jarnecke&nbsp;says St. Louis is a great place to host the event.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 21:45:56 +0000 Alex King 3268 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis to host first sold-out NCAA Wrestling Championships this weekend St. Louis hosts its own version of "March Madness" http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-hosts-its-own-version-march-madness <p>The St. Louis region is kicking off what the <a href="http://www.stlouissports.org/">St. Louis Sports Commission</a> is calling its version of &quot;March Madness.&quot; Beginning with the Missouri Valley Conference men&#39;s basketball tournament this weekend, the area will host four straight weeks of college sports tournaments.</p><p>The region will also host the MVC women&#39;s basketball tournament from March 8-11 at The Family Arena, the NCAA Division 1 wrestling championships from March 15-17 and the NCAA Division 1 men&#39;s basketball regional on March 23 and 25.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 19:10:05 +0000 Alex King 3181 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis hosts its own version of "March Madness" Mo. college students, faculty wanted for Joplin relief this fall http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-college-students-faculty-wanted-joplin-relief-fall <p>Missouri college students and staff are being asked to donate a weekend or a holiday this semester and take part in ongoing relief efforts in Joplin.</p><p>On May 22, the southwest Missouri city was devastated by a massive tornado that killed more than 150 people.&nbsp; A campaign called<a href="http://dhe.mo.gov/news/Show-Me-U-Care.php"> &ldquo;Show Me U Care&rdquo;</a> is recruiting groups of students, faculty and staff from college campuses across Missouri to travel to Joplin and help rebuild homes and provide other needs. Tue, 04 Oct 2011 22:11:45 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2183 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. college students, faculty wanted for Joplin relief this fall Mo. state auditor has concerns about some university contracts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-state-auditor-has-concerns-about-some-university-contracts <p>Mo. state auditor Tom Schweich says contracts between five state universities and former presidents may not be in the best interest of the schools, and some may violate provisions of state law.</p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 19:51:47 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2069 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. state auditor has concerns about some university contracts Morning headlines: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-june-14-2011 <p><strong>Levee Break Sends Releases Torrents of Water</strong></p><p>Crews are racing to build up a protective wall to keep floodwaters from reaching a small Iowa town after the swollen Missouri River punched a massive hole in the main levee that protects the community.</p><p>Two levees in northwest Missouri ruptured yesterday, sending water over rural farmland.</p> Tue, 14 Jun 2011 14:24:08 +0000 Julie Bierach 1426 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, June 14, 2011