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July 2015

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Tuition break

Tuition break

In an effort to make higher education more accessible, MU announced June 24 a 10 percent tuition award for all military veterans and personnel, including their spouses and children. The award will reduce base tuition for undergraduate and graduate credits toward a distance degree or certification program through Mizzou Online.


Mizzou News
Critical to success Advancing medicine

Critical to success

On May 22, MU Retirees Association President Jim Koller presented Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin with a check for nearly $2.5 million. Loftin called Mizzou retirees the “most engaged” he’s seen during his 40 years in higher education.

Advancing medicine

Foremost cancer surgeon Kevin Staveley-O’Carroll has been appointed chair of the School of Medicine’s surgery department and director of Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

Healthy life Sense of place

Healthy life

MU researchers offer timely tips for getting and staying healthy. MIZZOU magazine takes a look at findings that might surprise you.

Sense of place

In MU’s architectural alchemy, science and efficiency combine with design to produce a feeling of rightness, beauty and belonging. Get the scoop on new campus construction and renovation projects, including Swallow Hall (above).

Alumni News
Tigers for Tigers Events whiz

Tigers for Tigers

Alumni Hillery and Alex Oberle are partnering with the Mizzou Tigers for Tigers student group to help save the endangered wild cousins of Mizzou’s beloved mascot.

Events whiz

Mizzou Alumni Association Executive Director Todd McCubbin presents the 2015 award for alumni relations excellence to Donna Puleo, BGS ’07. Puleo is MU’s long-time director of Chancellor-hosted events.

Stellar stripes     Mizzou IQ:

Stellar stripes

Meet Jeff Zumsteg, BS Ed ’84, MBA ’86, new Kansas City alumni chapter president and alumni association Volunteer of the Month. A former Marching Mizzou member, Zumsteg has helped raise more than $700,000 in student scholarships since 1999.

Mizzou IQ:

Can you guess where this photo was taken? Submit your answer by July 31 for a chance to win a $25 gift card from The Mizzou Store.

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Sports News
Banner academics Tiger takeover

Banner academics

During the 2014-15 academic year, more than 50 percent of student-athletes earned a 3.00 GPA or higher, including numerous swimmers and divers. For three years in a row, MU has ranked second in the Southeastern Conference for Academic Progress Rate.

Tiger takeover

ESPN anchor John Anderson, BJ ’87, will represent MU July 7 during the 24-hour Mizzou Takeover Day on the SEC Network. Each SEC school is crafting a day of unique programming for their fans.


Did You Know?

Leader for high-achievers

J.D. Bowers has been named director of the Honors College, one of the oldest in the country. More than 2,000 MU student are enrolled in the college.


Mizzou grows greatness

View MU’s new national TV spot, which features “voice of the Tigers” Mike Kelly as narrator and other members of the Mizzou family who personify greatness.


Missing out?

Make the most of your next visit to campus and Columbia with MU’s new Visitors Guide.

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