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Voluntary simplicity draws national attention

Having more with less appeals to Americans coast-to-coast.

For child health, a new face and façade

In January, the Department of Child Health announced that it plans to consolidate its child health services at Columbia Regional Hospital, celebrated Ted Groshong's retirement as department chair, and hired Timothy Fete as his replacement.

Tigers tumbling forward

As the Missouri gymnastics team prepared for its 2009 campaign, 10th-year coach Rob Drass believed the Tigers were better than their preseason No. 19 ranking.

New system allows students to track energy use

Building Dashboard, an interdisciplinary project that couples energy-measuring devices in MU residence halls with software, displays students¿ electrical consumption in real time.

Making Mizzou 'veteran-friendly'

Mizzou faculty, staff and students can face big challenges when they¿re called up for military service or when they return to campus after a tour of duty. The new MU Veterans Center will ease the transition.

In the top 10, again

Columbia made it on Outside magazine's "Best Towns 2008" list.

New, renovated dorms near completion

The Mid-Campus/Defoe-Graham Project construction site, south of the former Rothwell Gymnasium, includes the construction of three new residence halls and the redesign of Defoe and Graham halls. Both buildings will be completely renovated.

Teaching Latin before school

MU senior Stephanie Sanchez teaches Latin to Grant Elementary School students before school.

A superman of chemistry

For his 65th birthday, Jerry Atwood was honored on the May 2008 cover of the New Journal of Chemistry. He has written more than 640 chemistry publications.

MU joins in new research park

The city of Blue Springs, Mo., is developing the Missouri Innovation Park, a 500-acre science and business park south of Interstate 70. MU is the project's anchor tenant.

RecycleMania hits campus

For 10 weeks early this year, Mizzou is competing in RecycleMania, a national intercollegiate competition to increase recycling awareness.

Missourian cuts back print

The Columbia Missourian stopped producing its Saturday and Monday print editions in February 2009 to save the university about $350,000 a year.

Required presidential reading

Professor John Bullion's book about Lyndon B. Johnson is required reading for Texas State University¿San Marcos students.