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December 2014

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Exercising his passion

Exercising his passion

Neil Olson, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, center, and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, right, present MU Professor Frank Booth with a gift in recognition of his $1 million gift to the university. Booth, an expert in the biochemistry of exercise, will use his donation to study why people are less motivated to be active as they age.


Mizzou News
New academic leader Enterprising plant science

New provost hired

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin announced Dec. 4 that Garnett S. Stokes will be MU’s new provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. Stokes, who is in a similar role at Florida State University, will join the Mizzou family Feb. 2.

Enterprising plant science

MU and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis signed an agreement last month to hire joint researchers. Both institutions do cutting-edge research on drought tolerance, plant sustainability and food insecurity.

Stellar 2014 Business for birds

Stellar 2014

This year has been monumental for Mizzou. Read a quick summary of 2014 highlights, including sports milestones, research strides, fundraising records and a
landmark anniversary.

Business for birds

Professor Charles Nilon has found that businesses can help save endangered raptor species by making landscape changes, such as adding more trees and tall grasses.
Public comment

MU seeks public comment in preparation for the university’s February evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission.


Alumni News
Postseason prowl Lasting legacy

Postseason prowl

The football team is headed to the SEC Championship game in Atlanta this weekend and a postseason bowl game. Join the Mizzou Alumni Association’s official travel tours anywhere the team goes.

Lasting legacy

Meet Cindy Mustard, a descendant from one of the MU’s founding families. She proudly shares her commitment to the university, a legacy passed down for generations.

Mizzou IQ Shutterbug showcase

Mizzou IQ

Can you guess where this photo was taken? Submit your answer today for a chance to win a $100 gift card to The Mizzou Store.

Shutterbug showcase

Association member calendars featuring campus photos are in the mail and should arrive by mid-December. New members who join by Dec. 31 will receive a free calendar.


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Sports News
Native son Football legend

Native son

While many called it destiny, Kim Anderson’s homecoming was anything but easy. Learn about his plans as the new leader of men’s basketball.

Football legend

Mizzou all-time great Kellen Winslow, a former tight end for the Tigers from 1976-78, is included in the 14-member SEC 2014 Football
Legends Class.

Runner of the year
Wrestling success

Runner of the year

Karissa Schweizer is the second consecutive Tiger named SEC Women’s Freshman Runner of the Year. Schweizer was the top freshman finisher for the 6000-meter course at the SEC Championships.

Wrestling success

He’s only 19, yet J’den Cox already has an NCAA National Championship title under his belt. The sophomore wrestler, MU’s youngest national champion, begins this season ranked No. 1 in his weight class.

Did You Know?

Community newspapers

On Nov. 19, MU alumnus Walter B. Potter, MA ’81, gave a $1 million gift to MU to boost journalism teaching and research serving small communities.


Wellness kudos

Mizzou’s Wellness Resource Center was ranked No.5 in the nation by topcounselingschools.org for its alcohol awareness program and nutrition and fitness counseling.


Caroling and cheer

Meet The Missourians, an alumni-filled a cappella group whose caroling has raised $82,000 for music scholarships since 1985. Listen to their rendition of “Old Mizzou” and “Silent Night.”


Mizzou holidays

Check out gift ideas from The Mizzou Store, Tiger Garden and the Museum Store. And MU just published a new catalog of officially licensed merchandise. Your special Tiger also might like a gift of alumni association membership, a commemorative brick on Traditions Plaza or panoramic pictures of a crowd-filled Memorial Stadium or Tiger Walk on Francis Quadrangle.


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