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Eagles and Anchors

Eagles and Anchors was the first student group for veterans at MU formed in 1944. “Its purpose was to promote the welfare of veterans spiritually, mentally, physically and socially on campus,” says Conrad Lohoefer, BJ ’49, a former member of the group.

Southern hospitality: The Southeastern Conference welcomes Mizzou

In front of 1,644 vocal students, staff, faculty and alumni at the MU Student Center, Chancellor Brady J. Deaton announced that Mizzou will officially begin competition as the 14th member institution of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) July 1, 2012.

Columns collected

A new book by Ward Degler, BJ ’62, springs from newspaper columns he wrote from 1994 to 2010.

Alex Pickard’s golden anniversary at Homecoming centennial

Alex Pickard joined MU as assistant director of bands in 1961, became director in 1966 and held the position until 1982, when he moved into administration at the School of Music. He retired in 2000.

The way it was

Terry and Colleen Fletcher of Fulton, Mo., shared some postcards from what appear to be early Homecoming activities with MIZZOU magazine this week.

The app project

The summer 2011 idea was simple: Two magazines — MIZZOU and Vox — work together to produce an iPad app featuring Homecoming photos to coincide with the Homecoming Centennial Oct. 15, 2011.

Switzler, Tate reopen for business

After receiving their first-ever renovations, two of Mizzou’s oldest academic buildings have reopened for business.

Budget set for fiscal 2012

Over the past several years, as state appropriations have declined, Mizzou managed to save about $18 million through a combination of spending cuts and a soft hiring freeze. Some of that savings will now be used to balance the campus’s budget.

Drama goes digital

Mizzou's postdoctoral fellow for Disruptive and Transformational Technologies is on the cutting edge of theater.

Major research in minority identity

Cameron Williams explores the differences among middle-class African-American males from across the U.S.

Mizzou embraces Joplin

After a massive tornado struck Joplin, Mo., in May 2011, the MU community pitched in to help.

Living green

The six student-residents of Sustainahouse plan to lead a sustainable college lifestyle.

Smoking ban widens

Mizzou has taken another step toward becoming a smoke-free campus.

Stepping down from Honors

As director of MU’s Honors College for the past 20 years, Stuart Palonsky has seen to the recruiting, advising and special course offerings geared to the top 10 percent of students on campus.

Suits on sale

The College of Business Career Center has started a used-suits sale to make business wear affordable to students.

Art as therapy

Education student Dawn Sees had a transformational experience as she worked with Children's Hospital patients to create a quilt.

Community building

Paul Menke organized two opportunities for residence hall students to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.

Staying connected

An MU doctoral candidate uses technology to help children with autism learn.

Certifiably green

The Missouri Orthopaedic Institute is Mizzou's first LEED-certified building.

Outside the box

Truman Scholar Kam Phillips exposes underprivileged youngsters to a world of experiences.

Dive in, the water's fine

Students in the MU Scuba Club enjoy year-round underwater scenery.