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Future plans announced for University of Missouri Press

The reimagined publishing house will include digital and audio books.

Budget prospects improve

Mizzou’s ability to balance its budget for fiscal 2013 is affected by the state’s balancing its own budget. If the state’s agenda improves, so does the university’s.

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Finishing what she started

Lindsay Clubine Buchholz remembers that feeling of being a freshman at Mizzou in 2001. “I’m a small-town girl and the campus was so big,” says the Camden, Mo., native.That small-town girl soon made it big in the entertainment industry.

Activate growth

Two objectives brought Luis Jimenez, MBA ’11, to the United States from his native Honduras.

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A uniform look

Mizzou unveiled bold Nike-designed uniforms for basketball, football, soccer and volleyball during halftime of the annual Black and Gold Game April 14, 2012, at Memorial Stadium.

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Turning point

On March 4, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Dan Lindsay, BS BA ’01, stood on the Jesse Hall stage posing with an Oscar that he had won just weeks before.

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Brooks calls it a career

Brian Brooks, associate dean of MU’s School of Journalism, morphed newspaper editing, reporting and war correspondence into a 38-year career at MU.

Looking back on American Education

Looking back on American education: MU commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act.

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Oh, say can you S-E-C

No college league revels in its football tradition like the Southeastern Conference, where autumn Saturdays are holidays, and fans embrace tailgating with religious zeal. As Mizzou athletics enters its new home, what better time for an alumni road-trip renaissance.

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Survival of the unfit

Understanding the biology of prehistoric ancestors sheds light on modern 
chronic maladies.

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Dancing in KC and beyond

The Tigers head to the NCAA Tournament after defeating Baylor to win their fourth Big 12 Tournament crown in four years.

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Waving goodbye

The fourth-year Tigers punctuated an emotional Senior Night and a stellar career at Mizzou Arena with a 78-72 win over the Iowa State Cyclones.

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Mizzou and Big 12 Agree on withdrawal terms

Nearly four months after Mizzou made official its July 2012 move to the Southeastern Conference, the Big 12 Conference and MU have reached a financial agreement regarding the separation.

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New gymnastics practice facility launches great season

After cutting the ribbon on a new Mizzou Gymnastics and Golden Girls Practice Facility in October, the gymnasts are off to a running (and jumping and vaulting and tumbling) start.

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Mizzou Madness

The Big 12 Tournament champion Tigers are ready to roar into the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament as the West Region’s No. 2 seed.

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Madness to sadness

The 2011-12 Tigers were poised for a historic run heading into the West Region of the NCAA Tournament March 16, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. Instead, the No. 2-seed Big 12 Tournament champs fell to No. 15 Norfolk State 86-84 in one of the biggest upsets in Mizzou history.

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Examining hospitals’ social media savvy

New technologies, including electronic medical records, digital X-rays and telehealth services, are revolutionizing the medical industry. But Facebook?

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Greener buildings

For decades, engineers and designers have thought of buildings as jigsaw puzzles. But Robert Reed thinks that needs to change.

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Storytelling goes digital

A new degree in digital storytelling is in the works that would train students in the art of narration while providing hands-on experience with the technologies of digital production.

Innovation meets corporation

From Apple to Amazon, there are plenty of corporations succeeding by innovating. But innovation affects every company, not only the ones selling cutting-edge technology, says Elaine Mauldin, associate professor of accounting.

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Make a model, explore a problem

Whether predicting how a disease will spread through a population or tracking the transmission of cell phone signals, researchers today have access to more data than ever before. But making sense of it is simple: Use complexity modeling.

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Research, write, perform

Forget walking a mile in another man’s shoes — Matt Saltzberg believes that the path to understanding is to speak a while in his words.

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Late run powers Mizzou past KU

Missouri scored the final 11 points to beat Kansas 74-71 in the last conference contest between the Tigers and Jayhawks in Columbia.

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Independent verification

The Missouri Tigers gashed the North Carolina Tar Heels for 513 yards of total offense and a 41-24 Advocare V100 Independence Bowl victory Dec. 26, 2011, in Shreveport, La.

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Welcoming new UM System President

The University of Missouri Board of Curators has named native Columbian Timothy M. Wolfe, BS BA ’80, as 23rd president of the four-campus University of Missouri System. He begins duties Feb. 15, 2012.

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Tigers win final Big 12 Border Showdown with Jayhawks

Missouri and Kansas haven’t agreed on the all-time-series record in football since 1960, but with the Tigers’ 24-10 victory in the schools’ final conference matchup on Nov. 26, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo., MU comes out on top no matter how you slice it.

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Scholarly Sundays

Sunday nights carry special meaning for MU’s new Honors College director, Nancy West. When PBS first began airing Masterpiece Theatre in 1971, West, then 8 years old, gathered around the television with her mother each Sunday.

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Compression obsession

With the help of MU’s Bradford Research and Extension Center, a Columbia business has built a machine that transforms bulky biomass such as corn cobs and switch grass into tablets as dense as wood.

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An excerpt from FAT

Jean Braithwaite’s recent memoir, FAT: The Story of My Life with My Body (2011, Snake Nation Press), looks at her relationship to her body — fat, thin, and in between — and at biases related to fat, fitness, diets and discrimination.

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Holiday reading for youngsters

Although William Tyler teaches college students at his day job is in the Department of Communication at Saint Louis University, during off hours he writes for children.

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City limitless

When Adam Saunders of the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture (CCUA) envisions a Thanksgiving cornucopia, he might not necessarily picture corresponding hayrides or row crops in rural Boone County.

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Eagles and Anchors

Eagles and Anchors was the first student group for veterans at MU formed in 1944. “Its purpose was to promote the welfare of veterans spiritually, mentally, physically and socially on campus,” says Conrad Lohoefer, BJ ’49, a former member of the group.

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Southern hospitality: The Southeastern Conference welcomes Mizzou

In front of 1,644 vocal students, staff, faculty and alumni at the MU Student Center, Chancellor Brady J. Deaton announced that Mizzou will officially begin competition as the 14th member institution of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) July 1, 2012.

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Columns collected

A new book by Ward Degler, BJ ’62, springs from newspaper columns he wrote from 1994 to 2010.

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Alex Pickard’s golden anniversary at Homecoming centennial

Alex Pickard joined MU as assistant director of bands in 1961, became director in 1966 and held the position until 1982, when he moved into administration at the School of Music. He retired in 2000.

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The way it was

Terry and Colleen Fletcher of Fulton, Mo., shared some postcards from what appear to be early Homecoming activities with MIZZOU magazine this week.

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Art as therapy

Education student Dawn Sees had a transformational experience as she worked with Children's Hospital patients to create a quilt.

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House decs

Campus decorations have been part of Mizzou’s Homecoming formula since the 1930s. Themes for house “decs” run the gamut from taunts at opposing football teams to popular culture or good old-fashioned school spirit. Check out this slide show of decs from 1937 to 2010.

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Home Brewered

In 1911, Chester Brewer invited University of Missouri alumni to come home.

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Crowd pleaser

Warren Bass, 1961–65 MU feature twirler and two-time U.S. National Baton Twirling champion, wowed audiences with his 100-foot-high baton tosses.

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Still leading the band after 50 years

J.B. Anderson, 1961–63 Marching Mizzou drum major, still leads the alumni band 50 years later.

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Crowns and gowns

Much about the Homecoming king and queen traditions have changed over time, including the fashion, selection process and crowns.

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Royal reminiscences

Queens from Homecomings past recall their crowning moment and other Mizzou memories.

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Homecoming queen goes to Hollywood

After being crowned 1941 Homecoming queen, Betty Hall pursued a career in acting, landing a spot with the Goldwyn Girls.

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Inaugural king

UM Curator and St. Louis attorney Don Downing served as MU's first Homecoming king in 1977.

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Crown comes with life lesson

In 1985, Vivian King, BJ ’87, was part of the first black couple to be named Mizzou Homecoming royalty.

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A tale of two queens

Two Alpha Kappa Alpha sisters were named queen during Homecoming 2010.

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Mapping Tiger country

The 2011 Tigers — loaded with the best recruits in Missouri and a trove of top-notch Texans — will make their way through a reconfigured Big 12 Conference.

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Cover photos

The Homecoming tradition at MU is a string of great events going back a century. The cover of the Fall 2011 issue of MIZZOU magazine includes a few of the attendees, including football players, coaches, students, alumni and fans of every stripe.

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Homecoming marches on

Over the course of a century, Homecoming has changed as much as it has stayed the same. Check out this timeline of a century of Homecoming highlights.

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Grand marshals through the years

Various alumni and friends have served as Mizzou Homecoming grand marshal since 1983.

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Reunion recalls history, yet embraces progress

Since 2003, Black Family Reunion has provided opportunities for black alumni to reconnect.

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Gas mask marathon

Adam Casey, BA ’08, will run a marathon in a gas mask to raise money for Wounded Warriors on Oct. 23.


From Homecoming to Mt. McKinley

Brent McCauley, BS ’09, will ride his bike cross-country to climb to the highest point in every state. He and his riding partner, Michael Hunter, started Cycle for the Summit to raise money for Big City Mountaineers.

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In service and in leadership

Former Lt. Col. Ryan Yantis, BA ’83, assisted the injured at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, and organized media interviews in the aftermath.