University of Missouri System

Rural medicine
10:13 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Building A Pipeline Of Doctors To Help The Shortage In Missouri's Rural Communities

The University of Missouri system is working to fill the shortage of rural doctors with a pipeline students who come from rural areas.
Credit (Credit: University of Missouri Health System)

Part three of three

For someone who was clueless about what he wanted to do after finishing high school, Luke Stephens has done quite well in life. 

He’s now Dr. Luke Stephens, with a degree in cell and molecular biology from Missouri State University in 2004, and a medical degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia.

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UM Curators
3:29 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

UMSL Optometry Expansion Wins Curator Approval

UMSL Chancellor Tom George
Credit UMSL website

Despite financial concerns that threatened to derail its approval, a $17 million building for the optometry program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis won passage Friday, but not without reservations over how it will be paid for.

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Higher Education
3:30 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Nixon Calls For Tuition Freeze, More Higher Education Funding

Gov. Jay Nixon
Credit Governor's website

Gov. Jay Nixon wants public universities in Missouri to keep their tuition the same for the 2014-15 school year in exchange for an increase of $36.7 million in his budget request for higher education.

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Education
2:49 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

St. Louis Public Radio, St. Louis Beacon Merger Approved By UM System Curators

(File images)

During the University of Missouri Board of Curators' two-day meeting at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the board unanimously approved the merger of the non-profit news organizations St. Louis Public Radio and the St. Louis Beacon, which is expected to be completed next month.

Leadership at both organizations has been planning the merger for more than a year.

St. Louis Public Radio’s license is held by the University of Missouri Curators, and the merger required the board’s approval.

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from St. Louis on the Air
4:31 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

President Timothy Wolfe outlines challenges to UM System

University of Missouri website

On the job since February, University of Missouri System President Timothy Wolfe leads an institution with four campuses, more than 74,000 students, and over 13,000 employees. He joined Don Marsh on St. Louis on the Air today from the Columbia studios of KBIA. You can hear their entire conversation in the St.

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University of Missouri System
2:57 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

UM system president urges vote on domestic partner benefits

The new president of the University of Missouri system wants curators to soon decide whether to offer domestic partner benefits to campus workers.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that president Tim Wolfe says the Board of Curators should take up the issue before the end of the year. Some professors and other employees have long sought to expand health insurance coverage and other benefits to same-sex couples.

Wolfe told the newspaper that "we owe our great employees and potential employees a decision."

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University of Missouri System
3:19 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Words "inevitable" and "job-losses" used together in U. of Mo. system budget talks

University of Missouri curators David R. Bradley (L) and Stephen Owens (R) take questions from reporters after the Board of Curators meeting in Kansas City on Feb. 3.
(Dan Verbeck/KCUR)

Reporting from KCUR's Dan Verbeck used in this report.

The word “inevitable” is being teamed with “job-losses” if the University of Missouri system is unable to work its way out of an expected 12.5 percent cut in state funding for 2013. The statement comes from the University Curators interim president at the end of its meeting in Kansas City.

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Morning News Round-up
6:47 am
Fri December 23, 2011

Morning headlines: Friday, December 23, 2011

Ameren faces a complaint from the Missouri Public Service Commission after failing to report a June fire at its Taum Sauk power station (pictured here) soon enough.
(via Wikimedia Commons/kbh3rd)

New trouble for Ameren at Taum Sauk power plant

A recent memo to the Missouri Public Service Commission shows major problems for Ameren at its Taum Sauk power station.

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University of Missouri System
10:18 am
Tue December 13, 2011

Wolfe named new University of Missouri System president

Timothy Wolfe has been named the 23rd president of the University of Missouri System.
(courtesty University of Missouri System)

Updated 3:41 p.m.

Timothy M. Wolfe, 53, has been named the as the newest president of the University of Missouri System this morning.

Wolfe, who will be the 23rd president in the System's history, begins his tenure in mid-February and succeeds Gary Forsee. Forsee resigned from his position in January to care for his ill wife.

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University of Missouri System / Education
10:58 am
Mon December 12, 2011

University of Mo. System to name new president Tuesday

The landmark columns on the grounds of the University of Missouri System's flagship campus in Columbia. The System will announce its 23rd president on Tuesday.
(via Flickr/Adam Procter)

The nearly year-long process to replace University of Missouri System president Gary Forsee is nearing its conclusion.

Interim System president Stephen Owens sent out an email this morning  saying that Tuesday is the day and that the announcement will be made at the Reynolds Alumni Center on the grounds of the System's flagship campus in Columbia at 10 a.m.

The event will also be livestreamed on a website specifically designed for the occasion.

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