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Danielle Hohmeier had to get a twitter account for her marketing classes at MU. “At first, it was sort of overwhelming,” says, Hohmeier, BJ ’09. “If you don’t know who to follow or if you’re not following the right people, it is pretty much useless.” Hohmeier must have figured it out because in May she was told she was one of 18 people given a chance to become MTV’s first twitter jockey, or TJ.
Although Daniel Clay, the College of Education’s new dean, has spent the last three years down south at Auburn University, he’s always been a Midwestern boy at heart.
Fast. Up-tempo. Fun to watch. Sound familiar? If it seems new women’s basketball Coach Robin Pingeton has taken a page from men’s basketball Coach Mike Anderson’s Fastest 40 Minutes in Basketball, it may not be entirely coincidental.
At 4-foot-11, senior All-American gymnast Sarah Shire is a giant in Mizzou athletics. The diminutive dynamo secured MU’s first No. 1 individual all-around national ranking on March 14.
On the centennial of Mark Twain's death, Mizzou assembled some top Twainiacs and threw a posthumous party, school-fashion, with lectures, exhibits of period clothing and a panel discussion.
Steady growth in student enrollment, stringent cost-cutting efforts and a bargain struck with Gov. Jay Nixon, BA ’78, JD ’81, to freeze in-state, undergraduate tuition in exchange for only a small reduction in state funding have helped Mizzou avoid some drastic budget cuts.
On Feb. 1, 2010, the Columbia City Council voted 4-3 to allow Columbia residents to keep up to six hens in a secure shelter, away from neighbors. City residents flocked to a local coop-building workshop.
Journalism graduate Alan Goforth of Lee’s Summit, Mo., wrote the text and captions for "Historic Photos of Missouri," a book of nearly 200 photographs that span the 1860s to the 1970s.