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June 2015

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Learning by doing

Learning by doing

On May 18, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced $10 million in matching funds toward construction of an Applied Learning Center for the Trulaske College of Business. The $22.5 million center will complement traditional classroom instruction in Cornell Hall by offering real-world, hands-on opportunities for Mizzou’s more than 5,000 business students.

Mizzou News
Newly minted Tigers Boon for bones

Newly minted Tigers

MU awarded degrees to more than 5,570 graduates during spring 2015 commencement ceremonies. Above, Rachel Bardot, an animal sciences major who added some flair to her cap, photographs friends after the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources ceremony. See more graduates on Mizzou’s Instagram.

Boon for bones

To meet growing patient needs, MU Health Care began construction June 3 on a $40 million, four-story expansion of the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute. Above is a rendering of how the institute will look in 2017.

Smart snacks Aging in place

Smart snacks

MU researchers have found that teens who eat high-protein soy foods have better appetite control, healthier diets and are less tempted to consume unhealthy snacks in the evening.

Aging in place

MU researchers have developed technology to help older adults live safely and independently at home. Sensors throughout the home detect small changes and health issues, alerting nurses and care coordinators.

Alumni News
Making history Global gallery

Making membership history

Thanks to your support, the Mizzou Alumni Association now has 45,095 members, the most since its founding in 1853. Your membership funds student scholarships, faculty research grants, campus traditions, MIZZOU magazine and more.

Global gallery

Share your favorite MU-themed photo with alumni association members around the world. Enter the 2016 Member Calendar Photo Contest by July 15.

Celebrating seniors       Mizzou IQ:

Celebrating seniors

During Tiger Prowl, graduating seniors run through the Columns toward downtown Columbia to symbolize their new status as Mizzou alumni. See photos and video of the Class of 2015 enjoying Prowl and the Senior Sendoff celebration.

Mizzou IQ:

Can you guess where this photo was taken? Submit your answer by July 1 to receive a $25 gift card from The Mizzou Store.


Sports News
First round talent Champions for life

First-round talent

Five Mizzou football players were picked in the 2015 NFL Draft. Shane Ray, above, was the seventh student-athlete to be drafted in the first round in the past seven years.

Champions for life

The Tiger Scholarship Fund provides financial resources to maximize the Mizzou experience for student-athletes. View video about upcoming TSF changes.

Dream come true Golden Girls

Dream come true

Although it’s a job fraught with cantankerous skippers, bleary-eyed deadlines, moody ballplayers and the general pressure of a reporter’s civic duty, generations of Mizzou alumni have realized their dreams of covering the Royals and Cardinals.

Pinkel fame

Mizzou head football coach Gary Pinkel was one of five inducted into the Mid-American Conference 2015 Hall of Fame in May.

Did You Know

Historic partnership

MFA pledged $750,000 over four years to support education and research in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. The newly established MFA Professorship in Agribusiness celebrates a 100-year relationship with Mizzou.

Public service leader

Emily Waggoner was one of only 58 students from across the country selected for a prestigious $30,000 Truman Scholarship. After graduating from MU, Waggoner plans to pursue a master’s degree in public policy with a focus on mental health.

Back to Jesse

Employees are moving back to MU’s iconic administration building, Jesse Hall, after $8.5 million in improvements, including sprinkler, fire-alarm, heating and cooling system upgrades.

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