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A Tiger fish story

The MU Bass Fishing Club is catching on because its members have been catching fish.

How friendships start

In fall 2009, when business major Korian Harrington joined the first class of the Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative, he wasn’t sure how things would work out.

The long and winding road

Elina Tang is no fan of a straight path. Born in Wuhan, China, Tang traveled all the way to the U.S. to study molecular biology and microbiology at Tufts University. But after graduating, she decided to try marketing.

Expert in eldercare

Nursing faculty members Marilyn Rantz and Mary Zwygart-Stauffacher have written a new book about how to find good care for elders.

A bridge just right

Erik Loehr, associate professor of civil engineering at MU, is leading a project that could save millions a year on bridge construction in Missouri and serve as a model for other states.

At their service

Working animals were on the receiving end of care in May when ophthalmologists from the College of Veterinary Medicine conducted complimentary eye exams for service and therapy dogs.

Students donate food by swiping meal cards

Alex Holley had a light-bulb moment back in December 2008, and SWIPES was born.

Nurses-in-training run hospital simulations

One day Mary Margaret Bayer has a sprained wrist. The next day she is suffering from abdominal pain and depression. Another day she is a concerned mother, worried about her daughter’s mysterious rash.

Little car, big mileage

With sustainability in mind, College of Engineering students had been designing, building and racing futuristic solar cars for more than a decade. Then in 2005, the solar car team looked at hydrogen, saw a fuel for the future and swapped sunlight for the big H.

Closing the gap

Whether the professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering is lecturing to students on a Monday morning or playing guitar for revelers on a Saturday night, Craig Kluever has great chops for closing the gap between him and his audiences.

Group finds effective ads

Hyejin Kim, a senior journalism major from Cheongju, South Korea, loves commercials. “I like all kinds of advertising,” Kim says. “I thought it would be great to learn how to create powerful advertising, instead of just watching it.”

Advantage Mizzou

After several years of planning, Mizzou Advantage was rolled out this spring with the announcement of an initial $900,ooo in funding for 26 proposals.

New student center opens

Over time, Brady Commons — designed decades ago as a student recreation stop — had gotten packed to the point of bursting with restaurants, a bookstore and dozens of student organizations, not to mention the bowling alley in the basement. In 2005, students voted to expand the facility for modern wants and needs.

Count ’em: four Goldwaters

Biochemistry major Rachel Waller of St. Louis is one of four University of Missouri students who won the 2010 Goldwater Scholarship, an elite academic prize for science, mathematics and engineering students.

Business gets a new dean

Joan Gabel, incoming dean of the Trulaske College of Business, is the first to admit she has some big shoes to fill. “The announcement of the position opening was very big news in the business education community,” Gabel says. “There was quite the buzz. Outgoing dean Bruce Walker is nothing short of a legend, and my first priority will be building upon the success he has already achieved.”