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Around the Columns

Dancing in KC and beyond

The Tigers head to the NCAA Tournament after defeating Baylor to win their fourth Big 12 Tournament crown in four years.

Waving goodbye

The fourth-year Tigers punctuated an emotional Senior Night and a stellar career at Mizzou Arena with a 78-72 win over the Iowa State Cyclones.

Mizzou and Big 12 Agree on withdrawal terms

Nearly four months after Mizzou made official its July 2012 move to the Southeastern Conference, the Big 12 Conference and MU have reached a financial agreement regarding the separation.

New gymnastics practice facility launches great season

After cutting the ribbon on a new Mizzou Gymnastics and Golden Girls Practice Facility in October, the gymnasts are off to a running (and jumping and vaulting and tumbling) start.

Pitching in for Joplin

When a large tornado devastated Joplin, Mo., May 22, 2011, junior hospitality management major Morgan Adrian and her family were among the thousands to lose their homes and belongings.

Settling into the SEC

In July 2012, the University of Missouri joins the Southeastern Conference, ending 105 years of membership in the Big 12 and its previous permutations.

Brazeals get to know scholarship recipients

When Jim and Cathy Brazeal met with MU Chancellor Brady Deaton in 2003, they indicated their wish to develop a scholarship that would attract high-achieving and diverse students to Mizzou.

Music: the tie that binds

Even though Zeke Piskulich is a fourth-generation Tiger, he didn’t know anyone when he first stepped on campus as a student in August 2011.

Restoring Jefferson’s epitaph, a national treasure

Kee Groshong’s fascination with the carved marble epitaph from Thomas Jefferson’s original tombstone started when he was a student at Mizzou in the 1960s.

Gig.U eyes Columbia

Mizzou and Columbia are part of a national consortium of research universities and their communities that hope to act as test beds for ultra high-speed Internet capabilities.

Teaching with Tegrity

At 8 a.m. on a Friday in December, college students may not be ripe for learning. But Bethany Stone has a few technological tricks that help them make the grade.

Event offers 20-20 vision

As one of the masterminds behind True/False Film Fest and Columbia’s Ragtag Cinema, Paul Sturtz appreciates turning a traditional media presentation on its ear. It helps if you can get a beer and a sandwich, too.

Scientifically speaking

Grace Olinger is learning to be a translator at Mizzou. Her translation work, however, does not involve a foreign language.

Valor and verses

“In the end, my goal is to inspire,” says war poet Gerardo "Tony" Mena.

Welcoming a new UM System president

Tim Wolfe started Feb. 15, 2012, as president of the University of Missouri System, and the job is a homecoming of sorts.