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November 2015

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Fundraising campaign kickoff

Fundraising campaign kickoff

On Oct. 8, MU officials announced the historic $1.3 billion Mizzou: Our Time to Lead campaign, which will focus on endowment, signature centers and institutes and a campus renaissance. As part of the kickoff, Grammy-winning alumna Sheryl Crow, above, performed, and MU received a $25 million gift from the Kinder Foundation to permanently support the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy. So far, alumni and friends have given $665 million to the campaign.

Mizzou News
Breakthrough treatment An artist’s adventure

Breakthrough treatment

A team of MU researchers successfully used gene replacement therapy to treat dogs with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which also affects young boys. Human trials for the therapy will take place in the next few years.

An artist’s adventure

Alumnus Rick Ross, left, created more than 600 illustrations and six oil paintings for The Explorers Guild, a new book by Jon Baird, right, and filmmaker Kevin Costner.

Journey to Bettyville Take a walk

Journey to Bettyville

Mizzou graduate George Hodgman, author of the New York Times best-selling memoir Bettyville, teaches creative nonfiction at Mizzou. In the book, the former New York editor chronicles his life in Paris, Missouri, while caring for his aging mother.

Take a walk

MU researcher Jaume Padilla and his team have found that walking just 10 minutes after a long period of sitting can restore vascular health.

Alumni News
Plaza inscriptions Strength in numbers

Plaza inscriptions

Oct. 24 was the one-year anniversary of Traditions Plaza, MU’s newest landmark. So far, more than 2,000 alumni and friends have etched their names in MU history by purchasing custom pavers for the plaza.

Strength in numbers

An official count last month revealed that MU now has a record 300,315 living alumni. Find out more, including where the majority of Tigers live.

Seasonal snaps    Mizzou IQ:

Seasonal snaps

Share your black-and-gold gameday photos for a chance to win a VIP Mizzou football experience, or participate in the MIZ-ZO-BOO Halloween contest for a chance to win one of four $50 Mizzou Store gift cards.

Mizzou IQ

Can you guess where this photo was taken? Submit your answer by Dec. 1 for a chance to win a beautiful Mizzou 175 coffee-table book.


Sports News
Out of the Wreckage Core strength

Out of the Wreckage

Playing football seemed impossible after a car accident caused No. 22 Anthony Sherrils to suffer a traumatic brain injury two years ago. However, with hard work and determination, the sophomore safety is making an impact on one of the nation’s most elite defenses. Watch his comeback story.

Core strength

Countless Mizzou football alumni have named Pat Ivey as one of their most influential coaches. Above left, the associate athletic director for athletic performance helps the team loosen up before their Sept. 26 game against Kentucky.

Did You Know?

Dental innovation

MU engineer Hao Li and his company, Nanova Biomaterials Inc., recently received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to sell a nanofiber-reinforced dental composite that creates stronger bonds for fillings.

Crowning achievement

Mizzou senior Sydnee Stottlemyre was crowned Miss Missouri USA 2016. The journalism major also won awards for most photogenic and best interview. After graduation, Stottlemyre plans to study law.

Mizzou pride

The MU Retirees Associationis celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Members teach courses, assist with the student experience and are important donors and advocates for the university.

Capital gain

Karla Thieman, who earned an agricultural economics degree from MU in 2006, is the newly appointed chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, an agency that employs more than 99,000 people.

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