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Missouri State Newsletter Newsletter for Sunday August 10, 2008


Missouri State Newsletter Newsletter for Sunday August 10, 2008 ( 407 items )  

$850 MILLION IN EX-IM BANK GUARANTEES SUPPORT U.S. OIL & GAS FIELD DEVELOPMENT EXPORTS TO MEXICO - SMALL BUSINESSES MAKE UP LARGE SHARE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- The Export-Import Bank of the United States issued the following press release: U.S. companies large and small will sustain jobs at home while helping Mexico meet its domestic natural gas demand through the sale of oil and gas field equipment and services to Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), backed by $850 million in loan guarantees from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank). Ex-Im Bank approved a $150 million small business facility supporting Pemex's p  more

'DREAM LIVES OF BUTTERFLIES' BY COLBERT WINS GOLD MEDAL FOR SHORT FICTION
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 6 -- The University of Missouri at Kansas City issued the following news release: "Dream Lives of Butterflies," a collection of stories by Jaimee Wriston Colbert, won the gold medal for short fiction in the 12th annual Independent Publisher ("IPPY") Book Awards. The book was published by the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) BkMk Press. Colbert was honored at BookExpo America on May 30, 2008, in Los Angeles. "Colbert knows the weight and shape of the human h  more

'HOPING FOR A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS' HIGHLIGHTS EXPERIENCES OF FOSTER CHILDREN WITHOUT A SAFE, PERMANENT FAMILY
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 -- The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology issued the following news release: Many current and former foster youth say that celebrating holidays without a permanent family is a tremendous challenge. Today, former foster youth from across the country joined policy makers and child welfare advocates to stuff holiday stockings for children currently in the foster care system at a Congressional reception sponsored by FosterClub. The event also marked release of a new brie  more

'INCENTIVE-BASED' TEACHER PAY FOUND TO BOOST STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 4 -- University of Missouri issued the following research news release: Teacher performance pay is a frequently discussed and controversial topic among kindergarten through 12th-grade educators. Recent findings by economics professors at the University of Missouri-Columbia and Vanderbilt University suggest that states and school districts in the United States begin developing programs that examine the effects of linking teacher pay to student achievement. The study was  more

2007 DEARBORN CALENDAR RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD AS OUTSTANDING RESOURCE FOR RESIDENTS
BURTON, Mich., Nov. 8 - The city of Dearborn issued the following news release: The City of Dearborn was honored with a national award for its 2007 Calendar by the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) in October. The 3CMA comprises government communications professionals from across the United States. Judges for the national competition announced the Silver Circle designation for the 2007 Dearborn calendar during a gala awards banquet held in Kansas City, Missouri on  more

49 UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS STUDENTS TO VOLUNTEER AT SEVEN ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAKS SITES
LAWRENCE, Kan., Feb. 29 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: For spring break this year, 49 University of Kansas students took their pick of seven getaway spots -- but not exactly for a carefree vacation. Their sandy beach might be a Hurricane Katrina recovery site, and their night on the town could turn into a 48-hour homeless experience. KU students will work March 15-22 with agencies in Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Washington,  more

68 KU STUDENTS COMPLETE GLOBAL AWARENESS PROGRAM
LAWRENCE, Kan., Jan. 8 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: Sixty-eight University of Kansas students from 25 departments completed the Global Awareness Program during the summer and fall 2007 semesters. GAP recognizes students for studying abroad, taking courses with an international focus, learning foreign languages and being significantly involved in international co-curricular activities. All undergraduates are eligible to participate. To receive GAP cert  more

71 SCHOOL SYSTEMS FROM 10 STATES SEEKING UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY GRADUATES AT 31ST ANNUAL EDUCATOR'S EMPLOYMENT FAIR
KEARNEY, Neb., March 24 -- The University of Nebraska-Kearney issued the following news release: Seventy-one school systems from 10 states will be on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus tomorrow (Tuesday, March 25) seeking UNK graduates at the 31st. annual Educator's Employment Fair. The event is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the second floor of the Nebraskan Student Union. Approximately 225 UNK education candidates are expected to be actively seeking job opportunities duri  more

A DARK, FIERY DAY
COLUMBIA, Mo., June 24 -- The University of Missouri College of Food & Natural Resources issued the following news release: Poet John Greenleaf Whittier called it a "horror of great darkness ... when men prayed and women wept." At noon on May 19, 1780, the sky darkened to such an extent over coastal New England that citizens of Portland, Boston and Providence ate their midday meals by candlelight. Night birds came out to sing, flowers folded their petals and animals behaved strangely. Many  more

A GOOD CAREER MARKET FOR COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND NATURAL RESOURCES GRADUATES
COLUMBIA, Mo., May 2 -- The University of Missouri College of Food & Natural Resources issued the following news release: The approximately 365 students who will begin their careers on May 17 when the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) holds its graduation ceremony are entering a promising job market. "Placement this year in agriculture continues to be very strong," said Stephanie Chipman, career services director at CAFNR. "Last year, our pla  more

ACTS CHOSEN FOR KU'S ANNUAL ROCK CHALK REVUE VARIETY SHOW
LAWRENCE, Kan., Nov. 27 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: Rock Chalk Revue, the variety show produced by University of Kansas students to benefit Douglas County United Way, has selected five skits for its 59th show scheduled March 6-8 at the Lied Center. The Rock Chalk Revue advisory board announced the winners Nov. 19 at a ceremony at Liberty Hall in Lawrence. Winning groups and their skit titles are: * "Snowed Inn," Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and Pi Kapp  more

ADVANCING EXCELLENCE CAMPAIGN SURPASSES $149 MILLION
ROLLA, Mo., July 2 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Missouri S&T has raised $149.2 million during the first five years of the $200 million Advancing Excellence Campaign. A total of $33.8 million was raised during the 2007-2008 fiscal year, which ended June 30. It was the second-best fundraising year in the institution's 138-year history. "It's been a very successful year for our university and for this campaign," says Missouri S&T C  more

AFRICAN AMERICANS GAINED SEATS IN STATE ASSEMBLIES DURING THE '90S, BUT FEW ASSUMED POSITIONS OF POWER, ACCORDING TO POLITICAL RESEARCHERS
COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 12 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Researchers examining trends in state politics have found that during the 1990s, African-American officeholders had difficulty translating election to public office into positions of authority such as committee chairs in state legislatures. The findings, said a University of Missouri-Columbia faculty member who participated in the study, provide somewhat of a "mixed picture" of political gains by African   more

AFTER DELAYS, PLAYER SCHOMMER FINDS HIS NICHE WITH EAGLES
CHADRON, Neb., Dec. 4 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: After bouncing between offense and defense, being out of school a year and overcoming a serious injury before working his way into the lineup, it can definitely be said that Joel Schommer has finally found his niche with the Chadron State football team. The 24-year-old inside receiver came on like gangbusters late in the season and was the Eagles' leading receiver in the playoff games. He caught both the firs  more

AIRPLANE BUILT AT MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TO FLY IN COMPETITION
ROLLA, Mo., March 26 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: On April 4-6, an unusually large number of aircraft will be buzzing through the skies above a field in Fort Worth, Texas, and some of them will undoubtedly crash. That's what happened to a remote-controlled airplane built by Missouri University of Science and Technology students last year, when conditions at the Society of Automotive Engineers' annual Aero Design Competition were ve  more

ALASKA LINEMAN INKS WITH EAGLES
CHADRON, Neb., Feb. 9 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: Ryan Shelton, a 6-foot-6, 255-pound offensive lineman, has signed a national letter of intent to play football at Chadron State College. The Soldotna, Alaska, native became familiar with the CSC program after visiting with coaches at a camp in Anchorage the past two years. Shelton joins 21 other players in the class of 2008 who committed earlier this week. The class includes 12 players from Nebraska, two f  more

ANIMAL SCIENCES' PROFESSOR EARNS GRADUATE SCHOOL MENTOR AWARD
COLUMBIA, Mo., April 21 -- The University of Missouri College of Food & Natural Resources issued the following news release: Mike Smith, professor of reproductive physiology in the CAFNR Division of Animal Sciences, received the 2008 MU Graduate School's Graduate Mentor Award. The award recognizes an exceptional mentoring relationship that a graduate faculty adviser has developed with his or her graduate students. Smith earned his Ph.D. in physiology of reproduction from Texas A&M Unive  more

Annual Study Ranks States on Highway Performance, Overall Cost-Effectiveness Transportation
LOS ANGELES, July 31 -- The Reason Foundation issued the following news release: In a sign that more and more areas are being impacted by traffic jams and infrastructure problems, 35 states are now reporting that at least 40 percent of their urban interstate highways are congested, up from 31 states the previous year, according to an annual study of the nation's highways. With urban congestion even hitting South Dakota, the list of states without any clogged interstates is down to just three:  more

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SEASON FOR CHADRON STATE COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAM
CHADRON, Neb., Jan. 8 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: Momentum and excitement for Chadron State's football team continues to grow, not to mention the trophy case and record books. For the second consecutive year, the Eagles wrapped up an 11-0 regular season and claimed the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship with back-to-back undefeated records for the first time in conference history. However, the Eagles weren't satisfied with just a conference titl  more

APPLICATION PROCESSING IS UNDERWAY FOR HOMESTEAD PRESERVATION CREDIT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 31 -- The Missouri Department of Revenue issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Revenue (Department) is continuing to process applications for the Homestead Preservation Credit program that provides a real estate property tax credit to qualified senior citizens and disabled persons. Applications must be postmarked between April 1, 2008 and October 15, 2008, to be eligible. The Homestead credit is provided to 100 percent disabled persons or t  more

ARKANSAS PSC REPORTS FILING IN MATTER OF A RULEMAKING PROCEEDING TO ESTABLISH POLE ATTACHMENT RULES IN ACCORDANCE WITH ACT 740 OF 2007
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 1 -- The Arkansas Public Service Commission reported the following filing: Docket: 08-073-R Style: IN THE MATTER OF A RULEMAKING PROCEEDING TO ESTABLISH POLE ATTACHMENT RULES IN ACCORDANCE WITH ACT 740 OF 2007 Electronic: True Open: True APSC General Staff Initiating Party Arkansas Cable Telecommunications Association Intervenor Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation Intervenor Arkansas Telephone Company, Inc. Intervenor Arkansas Valley Elect  more

ARKANSAS PSC REPORTS FILING IN MATTER OF FILINGS BY ARKANSAS CALLING PLAN FUND ADMINISTRATOR (ARKANSAS INTRASTATE CARRIER COMMON LINE POOL)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 28 -- The Arkansas Public Service Commission reported the following filing: Docket: 02-037-A Style: IN THE MATTER OF FILINGS BY THE ARKANSAS CALLING PLAN FUND ADMINISTRATOR (ARKANSAS INTRASTATE CARRIER COMMON LINE POOL) Electronic: True Open: True Company Name/Docket Role APSC Commissioners/Commission Initiating Party ALLTEL Arkansas, Inc. Party APSC General Staff Party Arkansas Intrastate Carrier Common Line Pool Party Arkansas Telephone Com  more

ARKANSAS PSC REPORTS FILING IN MATTER OF RULEMAKING PROCEEDING TO ESTABLISH POLE ATTACHMENT RULES IN ACCORDANCE WITH ACT 740 OF 2007
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 30 -- The Arkansas Public Service Commission reported the following filing: Docket: 08-073-R Style: IN THE MATTER OF A RULEMAKING PROCEEDING TO ESTABLISH POLE ATTACHMENT RULES IN ACCORDANCE WITH ACT 740 OF 2007 Electronic: True Open: True Company Name Docket Role APSC General Staff Initiating Party Arkansas Cable Telecommunications Association Intervenor Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation Intervenor Arkansas Telephone Company, Inc. Interv  more

ASIAN-AMERICAN STUDENT GROUP PLANS REGIONAL CONFERENCE, ANNOUNCES LEADERS
LAWRENCE, Kan., March 10 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: The Asian American Student Union will be the first student group at the University of Kansas to host a major regional event at the Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center. From 400 to 500 delegates are expected to attend the Midwest Asian-American Students Union spring conference, to be held March 28-30. Events will take place in the new multicultural center and the adjacent Kansas Union. "We are exci  more

AT MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, MUCKING MATTERS
ROLLA, Mo., April 7 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Men's and women's "mucking" teams from Missouri University of Science and Technology will host the annual Intercollegiate Mining Competition April 12 in Rolla. The debris left over from a mining blast is known as a muck pile, and that's where the term mucking comes from, according to one of Missouri S&T's team captains, Jen Fizer, a senior in mining engineering from Slater, Mo. Mu  more

AT UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI TRUMAN ISN'T ONLY TIGER
COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 3 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Look anywhere on campus, and there is no doubt that the University of Missouri-Columbia loves its beloved black and gold mascot. In October, the University celebrates tiger awareness month and remembers that there are other tigers out in the world besides Truman. The world's tiger population is declining; there are only 3,000 left. Tigers have declined by 97 percent in the last century, and the Bengal ti  more

AUDIO DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE FOR FIRST TIME AT TOPEKA CIVIC THEATRE, ACADEMY
LAWRENCE, Kan., Feb. 12 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: Jim crosses the stage and wraps his arms around his sister. The lights dim. That's just part of what someone who is blind might hear while listening to an audio-described theater performance. Audio-Reader at the University of Kansas and Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy are working together to make this service available at the theater for the first time during a performance of "The Jellybean Conspiracy"  more

AUDIO-READER VOLUNTEER HONORED BY KANSAS GOVERNOR
TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 11 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: Few people could tell you in detail what's happening in small Kansas towns like Seneca, Hiawatha or Sabetha unless they lived there. But Bettie Ore, a volunteer for Audio-Reader at the University of Kansas, has spent more than 1,200 hours reading about these small towns for blind Kansans. Those efforts, along with her work for the Miami County Historical Society, earned Ore, a Paola resident, a Kansas Gov  more

AUTOCROSS WIN PROPELS FORMULA SAE TO 8TH-PLACE FINISH
ROLLA, Mo., May 19 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: A first-place finish in the autocross race helped propel Missouri S&T to its third top-10 finish in five years in the annual Formula SAE competition, held May 15-17 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. The Missouri S&T team finished in eighth place among a field of 104 contestants from 15 countries. The University of Western Australia won the overall event. Final s  more

AUTUMN ALLERGY SUFFERERS ONE FROST AWAY FROM RELIEF, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXPERT SAYS
COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 17 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: The sniffing, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes have been dragging on for weeks. A University of Missouri-Columbia health expert says autumn allergy sufferers have been hit by a longer than usual allergy season this year because of longer-lasting warm weather. The good news: relief is just one good freeze away. "This time of year, people often are not sure if they are suffering from allergies, a cold or c  more

BEECH, SMITH SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
SALT LAKE CITY, July 25 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Salt Lake City Field Office issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Helena, on July 25, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, ANTHONY NORMAN SMITH, a 32-year-old resident of Bozeman, and RODRICK NATHAN BEECH, a 37-year-old resident of Townsend, appeared for sentencing. SMI  more

BERG JOINS NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY EQUINE STUDIES PROGRAM
FARGO, N.D., Feb. 26 -- North Dakota State University issued the following news release: Erika Berg has joined the NDSU Equine Studies program as assistant professor. She will spend 80 percent of her time teaching and 20 percent conducting research. Berg plans to develop a therapeutic horsemanship curriculum. She also will teach an upper level equine physiology class and coach the intercollegiate hunt seat equestrian team. Prior to coming to NDSU, she was an instructor and horse unit ma  more

BIODIVERSITY, BLOW FLIES, DROUGHT FEATURED IN GREAT PLAINS RESEARCH
LINCOLN, Neb., May 15 -- The University of Nebraska issued the following news release: Was the first biodiversity inventory completed by the Stephen Long Expedition of 1819-1820 at winter quarters on the Missouri River? Two University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty members say that is the case and present their theory in the spring issue of Great Plains Research, a publication of the Center for Great Plains Studies at UNL. Hugh H. Genoways and Brett C. Ratcliffe, professors in the Systemat  more

BLACK FRIDAY FORECAST: AVERAGE YEAR FOR RETAILERS, SAYS UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI ECONOMIST
COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 20 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: As analysts debate the stability of the U.S. economy, one of the biggest economic indicators - Black Friday - is only days away. At the University of Missouri-Columbia, researcher Joseph Haslag said the economy hasn't tanked as many experts might suggest. In fact, he said contrary to reports and discussions about a weakening U.S. dollar, the economy is holding steady at about 2.5 percent growth overall.  more

BLUE HEN MEN END REGULAR SEASON RANKED 17TH IN NATIONAL SWIMMING MID-MAJOR POLL
SOMERS, Wis., Feb. 14 -- The University of Delaware sports department issued the following news release: The University of Delaware men's swimming and diving team ended the regular season ranked 17th among all Division I Mid-Major programs in a poll conducted by CollegeSwimming.com. The rankings are based on each team's best dual meet lineup as judged and submitted by participating teams. The Hens were also in the top-25 in the original poll announced on November 14 as well as the post-inv  more

BLUE HEN SWIM TEAMS RANKED IN TOP-25 IN NATIONAL MID-MAJOR POLL
SOMERS, Wis., Dec. 20 -- The University of Delaware sports department issued the following news release: The University of Delaware men's swimming and diving team was ranked 16th among all Division I Mid-Major programs, while the women also earned a top-25 ranking as selected by CollegeSwimming.com. The rankings are based on each team's best dual meet lineup as judged and submitted by participating teams. Both teams also were in the top-25 in the original poll announced on November 14. Pre  more

Blunt Appoints Don Steen to Top Agriculture Spot
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture issued the following newsletter: Gov. Matt Blunt has appointed Don Steen to lead the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Steen will replace Katie Smith, who is stepping down in anticipation of an expanding family. "Mr. Steen's lifelong farm experience, history of public service, and active involvement in all that is Missouri agriculture will build on our successful efforts to Missouri agriculture," Blunt s  more

BOSNIAN NATIONAL SENTENCED FOR CONSPIRACY TO PROVIDE FRAUDULENT LICENSES AT WEST PLAINS SCHOOL
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Kansas City Field Office issued the following press release: John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to provide fraudulent commercial driver's licenses to large numbers of Somali and Bosnian nationals. Adil Majlovic, 21, a citizen of Bosnia who resides in Kansa  more

BRITNEY AND K-FED DOING IT ALL WRONG, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI FAMILY RESEARCHER SAYS
COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 2 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Britney Spears and ex-husband Kevin Federline continue to duke it out in the headlines over the custody of their two children. This week, a judge turned down Spears' plea for joint custody. Her visitations rights were previously reinstated and she is allowed to see her two boys three times a week during monitored visits. A University of Missouri-Columbia researcher and expert in divorce and stepfamily issue  more

BUSINESS STUDENTS RETURN FROM SUMMER CONSULTING PROJECTS
LAWRENCE, Kan., July 31 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: Three University of Kansas graduate students have returned from summer consulting projects abroad, where they worked in foreign markets for U.S. companies such as Boeing, Koch Industries and Tramco. The trips were part of the new Global Business Project and International Business graduate course offered by KU. Participants and their destination countries were Veronica Ayala (Brazil), Brian Mellor (China  more

CAFNR AG JOURNALISM SOPHOMORE WINS EMERGING LEADERSHIP AWARD
COLUMBIA, Mo., April 21 -- The University of Missouri College of Food & Natural Resources issued the following news release: Whitney Wallace, CAFNR class of 2010 agricultural journalism major, was awarded the 2008 Emerging Leadership Award by the University of Missouri Department of Student Life's Center for Leadership Development. The award was presented at the Chancellor's Excellence Award ceremony in early April. Wallace is one of CAFNR's rising stars. In addition to her coursework, she  more

CATERPILLAR CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP WITH MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
ROLLA, Mo., March 12 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: The Caterpillar Foundation is continuing its long history of supporting Missouri University of Science and Technology by offering a special matching gift program to Missouri S&T alumni employed by Caterpillar, including Caterpillar retirees. The Caterpillar Foundation has made a five-year pledge of $750,000 to Missouri S&T, and also will match up to $100,000 in employee gifts to the  more

CHADRON STATE COLLEGE ANNOUNCES FIRST-DAY SIGNINGS FOR 2008
CHADRON, Neb., Feb. 6 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: Fifteen high school seniors and one junior college transfer have signed letters of intent to play football for Chadron State College beginning in the fall of 2008. As of late Wednesday afternoon, the first-day list includes eight players from Nebraska, two from Colorado, and one each from Alabama, California, Missouri, Wyoming and Utah. "We've got a lot of great commitments now, but we're still going to ge  more

CHADRON STATE COLLEGE BASKETBALL TEAMS TO PLAY MOUNTAIN WEST FOES IN EXHIBITION GAMES
CHADRON, Neb., Oct. 30 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: Both Chadron State College basketball teams will be taking on NCAA Division I teams from the Mountain West Conference in exhibition action this weekend. The CSC women will visit the University of Wyoming on Friday night and the CSC men will play at Colorado State University in Fort Collins on Saturday night. Both games will tip off at 7 o'clock. Both Chadron State teams are young, but promising, the coach  more

CHADRON STATE COLLEGE FOOTBALL INKS NINE MORE PLAYERS
CHADRON, Neb., March 11 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: Nine more players have signed national letters of intent to play football at Chadron State College beginning in 2008. They are Jorgen Anderson of Akron, Colo., Jason Alworth of Laramie, Wyo., Brett Christensen of Wallace, Neb., Matthew Fresquez of Smokey Hill, Colo., Garrett Gilkey of Sandwich, Ill., Kevin Lindholm of Eads, Colo., Nick Milani of Poway, Calif., Jake Naylor of Elmore, Ala., and Phil Rivera of  more

CHADRON STATE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYERS WOODHEAD, STRAND ON ALL-REGION TEAM
CHADRON, Neb., Nov. 28 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: Two Chadron State College football players have been placed on the Daktronics All-Southwest Region first-team that was announced Wednesday. They are tailback Danny Woodhead of North Platte and offensive tackle John Strand of Imperial. Both are seniors. Three more Eagles made the second-team. They are offensive tackle Ben Puffer, a sophomore from Hot Springs, S.D., defensive tackle Aaron Ide, a junior from  more

CHADRON STATE COLLEGE JUNIOR HUNTER IS OUTSTANDING WRESTLER AT UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-KEARNEY TOURNEY
CHADRON, Neb., Dec. 9 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: Chadron State College junior Brett Hunter of Rushville was named the outstanding wrestler at the University of Nebraska-Kearney Open Tournament on Saturday while winning the 165-pound championship. Hunter, who is the defending NCAA Division II 165-pound national champion, went 4-0 during the tournament to improve his record for the season to 13-2. He defeated Aaron Denson of Nebraska-Omaha 9-7 in the champion  more

CHADRON STATE COLLEGE SPRINTER QUALIFIES FOR FINALS IN 200
CHADRON, Neb., March 14 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: Chadron State senior Mike Smith qualified for the finals in the 200 meters Friday evening at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Meet at Mankato, Minn. Smith had a time of 21.96 seconds, a career best and the second best in Chadron State history. He'll be one of nine entries in the finals, which will be run about 5:50 p.m. today (Saturday). The top eight finishers in the race will earn All-American   more

CHADRON STATE COLLEGE TAILBACK WOODHEAD IS ON REGIONAL BALLOT FOR HARLON HILL TROPHY
CHADRON, Neb., Nov. 16 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: Despite the fact that he missed all but one play in three games late in the season because of a foot injury, Chadron State College tailback Danny Woodhead is one of six finalists from the Southwest Region for the Harlon Hill Trophy. Last year, Woodhead won the trophy, which goes to the outstanding football player in NCAA Division II. Voting on the six regional finalists was conducted this week by the sports   more

CHADRON STATE COLLEGE WRESTLERS HAVE BUSY DUAL SLATE
CHADRON, Neb., Jan. 23 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: After squeezing out its 22-18 win over Fort Hays State on Saturday night, the Chadron State wrestling team will have four duals this week on the road. The Eagles will tangle with Nebraska-Kearney on Thursday night and then meet Wisconsin-Parkside, Southern Illinois at Edwardsville and Truman State on Saturday at the Central Missouri State Duals in Warrensburg. Coach Scott Ritzen has his fingers crossed th  more

CHADRON STATE COLLEGE WRESTLERS TO HOST NORTHERN STATE
CHADRON, Neb., Nov. 30 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: What will be a short-handed Chadron State College wrestling team will make its home debut at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Nelson Physical Activity Center by dualing the Northern State Wolves of Aberdeen, S.D. Coach Scott Ritzen said only about half the wrestlers he would use if everyone was healthy and available will be in the lineup. While the Eagles were 10th in the NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association  more

CHADRON STATE COLLEGE'S GAMES AT MISSOURI WESTERN TOURNAMENT CANCELLED
CHADRON, Neb., March 7 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: The Chadron State College softball team will not be playing at the Missouri Western Tournament this weekend because of poor field conditions. The Eagles (3-3-1) were set to play South Dakota, Minnesota-Duluth, Augustana and Nebraska-Omaha at the tourney. However, winter-like conditions have forced the games to be cancelled. The games will not be made up. Chadron State, which also had its games with Fort L  more

CHADRON STATE SENIOR RUNNING BACK WOODHEAD NAMED TO CSTV HEISMAN WATCH LIST
CHADRON, Neb., Oct. 10 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: Chadron State senior running back Danny Woodhead is included on a list of Heisman Trophy hopefuls by the experts at www.CSTV.com. Woodhead, who became the NCAA's all-time leading rusher last Saturday at Western New Mexico, is one of nine players on the list. The others are Darren maMcFadden of Arkansas, Tim Tebow of Florida, Matt Ryan of Boston College, Mike Hart of Michigan, Andre Woodson of Kentucky, Glenn  more

CHANCELLOR CARNEY ISSUES STATEMENT ON SHOOTINGS AT NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
ROLLA, Mo., Feb. 18 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Missouri S&T Chancellor John F. Carney III has issued the following condolences for the families and loved ones of the victims of the Northern Illinois University shooting. "The Missouri S&T family is deeply saddened by the horrific event that took place on the Northern Illinois University campus on Thursday," Carney said. "We extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to the families a  more

CHANCELLOR TESTIFIES BEFORE STATE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION
LAWRENCE, Kan., Feb. 20 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: University of Kansas Chancellor Robert Hemenway testified this morning to the Kansas Senate Ways and Means Subcommittee on Higher Education. The following is the text of his remarks. President Morris and members of the subcommittee: Thank you for allowing me to come before the subcommittee today to visit with you about how KU works for Kansas through its mission of teaching, research and service to our s  more

CHOOSING DRY OR WET FOOD FOR CATS MAKES LITTLE DIFFERENCE
COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 28 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Although society is accustomed to seeing Garfield-sized cats, obese, middle-aged cats can have a variety of problems including diabetes mellitus, which can be fatal. The causes of diabetes mellitus in cats remain unknown although there has been a strong debate about whether a dry food diet puts cats at greater risk for diabetes. A new study from a University of Missouri-Columbia veterinarian suggests that   more

CITY OF LOS ANGELES INVITES TO PUBLIC MEETING
LOS ANGELES, July 28 -- The City of Los Angeles issued the following news release: Creating Affordable Housing for West Los Angeles and Mar Vista Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Housing Department and both the West L.A. Neighborhood Council and the Mar Vista Community Council will host the first series of meetings on affordable housing opportunities in the 11th District. * Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. This meeting will focus on the f  more

CLASSES FINISH, SERVICE STARTS FOR S&T ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDER STUDENTS
ROLLA, Mo., May 6 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Jennifer Hoffman, a sophomore in aerospace engineering from Chesterfield, Mo., will lead 19 fellow students from Missouri University of Science and Technology into the rainforests of Bolivia this month to build self-composting latrines, install LED study lights, and replace two pedestrian bridges. It's all part of a plan by the university's Engineers Without Borders chapter, which took  more

CLINTON CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF FEB. 12 MEETING
CLINTON, Iowa, Feb. 12 -- The Clinton City Council issued the following meeting minutes: The City Council met in regular session, February 12, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chamber. Those present: Mayor Rodger Holm, Councilmembers: Mallicoat, Gassman, Oakley, Smith, Soesbe, Vulich. Councilmember Kearney - absent. Mayor Holm requested a moment of silence for the victims of the Kirkwood Missouri tragedy. M/S, Oakley-Vulich moved to dispense with reading of the minutes of the Janu  more

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND NATURAL RESOURCES 2008 OUTSTANDING SENIOR: NOBLITT
COLUMBIA, Mo., June 2 -- The University of Missouri College of Food & Natural Resources issued the following news release: This year's Outstanding Senior, Ashley Noblitt from Bolivar, Mo., is getting her wish to be a teacher. She has accepted a position as an agricultural education teacher and FFA adviser in Hermitage, Mo. She was an agriculture education major in the teacher certification program. She minored in ag economics and plant sciences. Noblitt's educational background has posi  more

COLLEGE STUDENTS USING STUDENT LOANS TO BAIL OUT OF CREDIT CARD DEBT
COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 12 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: College students are using student loans to bail out of credit card debt, leading to poor real-world money management skills and future financial burdens according to a personal financial planning expert at the University of Missouri-Columbia. "Students get caught in a vicious cycle," said Mark Oleson, director of MU's Office for Financial Success. "They max out credit cards with expenses that are ofte  more

COMPROMISE EFFORTS REJECTED AGAIN BY INDEPENDENCE
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 14 -- The Kansas City Missouri School District has issued the following news release: In the months following the Independence boundary change vote, Kansas City, Missouri School District (KCMSD) leaders have been anxious to reach a compromise that would allow both school districts to focus on job No. 1 - educating children. KCMSD offered proposals before, during and after a state-mandated arbitration process, only to watch the Independence School District (ISD) reject o  more

COMPUTER ERROR AT UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI GRADUATE SCHOOL
COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 17 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: On Sept. 27, the University of Missouri-Columbia Graduate School sent an email to a group of graduate student applicants informing them of their UserID, or Pawprint, for the University's student computer system. Unfortunately, due to a computer system error, the letter was sent to the wrong group of applicants. The emails that were mistakenly sent were not acceptance letters. Formal acceptance letters c  more

COUNSEL GENERAL OF JAPAN TO VISIT UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA ON MARCH 12
OMAHA, Neb., March 3 -- The University of Nebraska-Omaha issued the following news release: The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will welcome Kenji Shinoda, counsel general of Japan at Chicago, Wednesday, March 12. Shinoda will speak with students from 9 to 10 a.m. in Roskens Hall, Room 010A, on the UNO campus. The topic of his discussion is United States and Japan relations. Ronald Roskens, emeritus president of the University of Nebraska, will accompany Shinoda during the visit.   more

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR NAMED PSYCHOLOGY CHAIR AT MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
ROLLA, Mo., June 10 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Dr. Nancy J. Stone, professor of psychology at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., has been named chair of psychology at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Her appointment begins July 1. Stone will take over for Dr. Frances H. Montgomery, Curators' Teaching Professor of psychology at Missouri S&T, who is serving as interim chair. "We are pleased to have a person with   more

DALLAS TO CALGARY ON ZERO GALLONS OF GAS
ROLLA, Mo., June 24 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: A group of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology is preparing to go on a 2,500-mile road trip to Canada, but they're not too worried about the price of gasoline. Missouri S&T students have been designing, building and racing solar-powered cars since 1993. The university has won two national championships in solar car racing, in 1999 and 2003, and has entered com  more

DAUVE EARNS 2008 UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI OUTSTANDING ADVISER AWARD
COLUMBIA, Mo., April 21 -- The University of Missouri College of Food & Natural Resources issued the following news release: Jan Dauve, director of undergraduate studies and adviser chair in the agricultural economics department, was presented the 2008 University of Missouri Outstanding Adviser Award. The award is jointly given by the MU Advisers Forum and Office of the Provost. It recognizes a faculty member who excels in advising undergraduate students and helps them achieve. The awar  more

DEBATE STUDENTS POST STRONG SHOWINGS AT TWO TOURNAMENTS
DENTON, Texas, Nov. 1 -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: A two-student team on the University of North Texas' Debate Squad won second place at the Baylor University Glenn R. Capp Debates, held Oct. 20-22, and placed among the top 16 teams in the nation at the invitation-only Harvard University Debate Tournament. Oct. 27-29. Both tournaments were sanctioned by the Cross Examination Debate Association and the National Debate Tournament. The National Debate To  more

DEBATER FINISHES 12TH IN NATION AT ANNUAL TOURNAMENT
DENTON, Texas, April 22 -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: Kuntal Cholera, a University of North Texas student from Clear Lake, placed 12th in the top 20 speakers, who were chosen from 148 students, at this year's National Debate Tournament. Cholera, a senior economics major, was the highest ranked student from a Texas college or university. Founded in 1947 as a national championship tournament for college debate, the National Debate Tournament is open to 7  more

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS TOP OPPONENTS IN ROBOTICS COMPETITION
EDINBURG, Texas, May 19 -- The University of Texas-Pan American issued the following news release: The robotics team at The University of Texas-Pan American proved they were 'Bulletproof' as they upstaged their competition to remain the defending champs at the 2008 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region 5 Conference in Kansas City, Mo. For a second year in a row a team from the UTPA Student Branch of IEEE, an organization in the Department of Electrical Engineerin  more

DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE CELEBRATES EAT LOCAL, BUY MISSOURI
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 30 -- The Missouri Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: Reminding consumers of the many locally grown food products available at farmers' markets, u-pick locations and grocery stores across Missouri, Director of Agriculture Don Steen prepared for the upcoming Missouri Farmer's Week, Aug. 3-9, 2008, today by eating all locally grown foods. On the Eat Local, Buy Missouri tour, Steen visited six agricultural locations providing local fresh foods   more

DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE FEASTS ON MISSOURI-GROWN FOODS ON EAT LOCAL, BUY MISSOURI TOUR
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 29 -- The Missouri Department of Agriculture issued the following media advisory: WHAT: Encouraging Missourians to feast on Missouri-grown products, the Missouri Department of Agriculture Director Don Steen prepares for Missouri Farmers' Market Week by eating all locally grown foods for one day in mid-Missouri. The Eat Local, Buy Missouri tour of five agricultural locations providing foods fresh from the farm highlights and shows the diversity of the many Misso  more

DISTRICT WILL CONTINUE TO HONOR RULING IN INDEPENDENCE CASE
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 23 -- The Kansas City Missouri School District has issued the following news release: With the ruling on the ownership status of seven Independence school buildings issued, the Kansas City, Missouri School District (KCMSD) will continue to proactively cooperate and honor the ruling issued by a state arbitration board regarding the Independence boundary change. Some might choose to see today's decision as a defeat for the Kansas City, Missouri School District. However  more

EAGLES ENTER TO COLORADO MINES DUALS
CHADRON, Neb., Nov. 15 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: The Chadron State College wrestling team will meet Montana State-Northern and Grand Canyon College in the opening rounds of the Colorado Mines Duals on Saturday. Northern traditionally is an NAIA power while Grand Canyon, located in Phoenix, is beginning a wrestling program this year and has joined the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in that sport. Other teams in the duals, CSC Coach Scott Ritzen said,  more

EAGLES FINISH FIFTH IN FINAL AMERICAN FOOTBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION POLL
WACO, Texas, Dec. 18 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: Valdosta State (13-1) earns the No. 1 spot in the final American Football Coaches Association Top 25 Poll after defeating Northwest Missouri State 25-20 in the Division II National Championship Saturday. The Bearcats (12-2) are second, Grand Valley (12-1) dropped to No. 3, California (Pa.) is fourth with a 13-1 record, and Chadron State ends its season at No. 5 for the second straight year. The Eagles have pos  more

EAGLES HOLD ON TO NUMBER 2 RANKING
CHADRON, Neb., Nov. 7 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: With just one week left in the regular season, the Chadron State College football team continues to be No. 2 in the NCAA Division II rankings. The Eagles are one of just six undefeated teams in Division II. Defending national champion Grand Valley State of Michigan is at the top of the polls, just as it has been all season. The Lakers received all 28 first place votes this week. Chadron State is ranked sec  more

EAGLES LOSE THREE TIMES AT NATIONAL DUALS
CHADRON, Neb., Jan. 13 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: Injuries sustained in practice on Wednesday were costly for the Chadron State College wrestling team, which lost three times Saturday during the National Duals hosted by the University of Northern Iowa. The Eagles were without defending national champion Brett Hunter at 165 pounds because of a neck injury and 133-pounder Jimmy Savala, who sprained an ankle in practice, tried to wrestle in the opening match S  more

EAGLES OVERCOME 29-POINT DEFICIT TO WIN 76-73 IN TRIPLE OVERTIME
CHADRON, Neb., Nov. 24 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: Quarterback Joe McLain flipped a mid-air somersault into the end zone to cap a 12-yard run up the middle that gave the Chadron State Eagles a wild 76-73 victory over Abilene Christian in the third overtime here Saturday in an NCAA Division II playoff game at Elliott Field. The final score was the only time the Eagles led. They trailed 35-14 at halftime and 49-20 entering the fourth quarter. The difference wa  more

EAGLES TO ENTER NATIONAL DUALS
CHADRON, Neb., Jan. 9 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: After a strong performance last weekend at the Dickinson State Classic, the Chadron State wrestling team will be tangling with the top teams in NCAA Division II this weekend during the National Wrestling Coaches Association National Duals in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Besides 16 of the top teams from NCAA Division II, there will be 16 of the best from Division I, Division III and NAIA as well as eight top teams from   more

EAGLES TO HOST HIGH-SCORING TEXAS TEAM IN PLAYOFFS
CHADRON, Neb., Nov. 23 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: While they are hoping for a repeat of last year's success against West Texas A&M (a 43-17 victory), the Chadron State Eagles know they will have their hands full Saturday when they host the Abilene Christian Wildcats during the NCAA Division II second-round playoff game. Kickoff will be at noon at Elliott Field. Abilene Christian opened many eyes and caused the pulses of CSC fans to rise when it was announce  more

EAGLES TO HOST NORTHWEST MISSOURI
CHADRON, Neb., Nov. 30 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: It's déjà vu all over again, except the teams will be playing in Chadron this year instead of in Maryville, Mo. That will be the situation Saturday when the Chadron State Eagles host Northwest Missouri State in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals at Elliott Field. Kickoff has been moved up to 11:30 a.m. in case there's another marathon such as the Eagles' 76-73 triple overtime win over Abilene Christian last   more

EAGLES WIN THREE DUALS
CHADRON, Neb., Jan. 27 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: The Chadron State College wrestling team won three times, all by sizable margins, Saturday at the Central Missouri State Duals in Warrensburg. The Eagles now have a 10-7-1 dual record. "We looked pretty sharp today," said CSC Coach Scott Ritzen. "The competition probably wasn't as good as we usually see, but we wrestled hard and won our share." The Eagles, who are ranked 17th in NCAA Division II, defeated  more

EAGLES' HUNTER, MAJERUS LEAD PRESEASON RANKINGS
CHADRON, Neb., Oct. 25 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: Two Chadron State College wrestlers are at the top of their weight classes and the Eagles are ranked No. 10 in the NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association's preseason poll released this week. Defending national champion Brett Hunter of Rushville is ranked No. 1 at 165 pounds and national runner-up Josh Majerus of Albion is first at 197 pounds in the preseason poll. The only other CSC wrestler among  more

EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS IN MIDWEST
ROLLA, Mo., April 18 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: The earthquake that hit eastern Illinois on Friday, April 18, is the type of event communities throughout the Midwest should prepare for, say organizers of an earthquake preparedness conference to be held this summer at Missouri University of Science and Technology. "Preparing for a Significant Central U.S. Earthquake" is the theme of the "New Madrid Seismic Zone Conference," to be   more

EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS IS TOPIC OF AUGUST CONFERENCE AT MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
ROLLA, Mo., June 4 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Two minor earthquakes that rocked central Missouri this spring demonstrate the importance of earthquake preparedness in the region. Preparation for a significant quake along the New Madrid Fault is the subject of a conference to be held at Missouri University of Science and Technology this summer. "Preparing for a Significant Central U.S. Earthquake: Science Needs of the Response and   more

EASY CLICK TAKES YOU BACK TO MISSOURI CITIES IN 1880'S
COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 5 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: With a quick computer search by city or street name, people can now study historical maps of every Missouri city between the years of 1883 to 1922 online at the University of Missouri's Digital Library Web site. Originally compiled and published by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Company to assess the risk of insuring property, the 6,500 maps in the digitized Sanborn collection are drawn at a scale of 50   more

EDIBLE CATERPILLARS ANYONE? KIDS IN KITCHEN PROGRAM AT UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI COMBATS CHILDHOOD OBESITY
COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 19 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Kids in the Kitchen may sound like a messy proposition, but a University of Missouri Extension program is using the idea to combat childhood obesity. According to the American Heart Association, 16 percent of all kids and teens are overweight. As a solution to this problem, the program, available to youth ages 6 to 15, emphasizes basic cooking skills, physical activity, good nutrition, food safety and hea  more

ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS CHAPTER SET TO LEAVE ROLLA FOR HAITI
ROLLA, Mo., March 5 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: A team of students and professionals from Missouri University of Science and Technology will spend their spring break assessing the potential for a potable water system in a remote Haitian village. Corail Lamothe is located in the southeaster corner of Haiti, a short distance from the Caribbean Sea, but lacks adequate safe drinking water. Representatives from the Engineers Without Bo  more

ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS STUDENTS TO LEAVE ROLLA FOR GUATEMALA
ROLLA, Mo., May 6 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Sixteen Missouri University of Science and Technology students representing seven different majors are spending their last few days of classes preparing for their upcoming Engineers Without Borders journey to Solola, Guatemala. The chapter's return trip to this tiny village will focus on finishing the building of a second earthquake-resistant classroom - adding a roof, stairway and ele  more

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GRANT TO HELP COMMERCIAL STREET GO GREEN
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 29 -- The city of Springfield issued the following news release: Southwest Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt announced today that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected a local Springfield project as the recipient of a major new grant. The project, part of Springfield's Commercial Street Historic District continuing efforts to �go green,� will include $50,000 of technical assistance aimed at helping revitalize the area with the newest and most innova  more

FACULTY, COMMUNITY ADVOCATES MEET TO DISCUSS SERVICE-LEARNING PARTNERSHIPS
LAWRENCE, Kan., March 7 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: Nine University of Kansas faculty members connected with representatives of 10 community agencies during the Center for Service Learning's second "cslMatchmakers" workshop, held Feb. 29 at the Commons in Spooner Hall. The format was a mock speed-dating activity in which community agency representatives and KU faculty met in pairs to brainstorm ways to collaborate through service-learning partnerships aro  more

FALL 2007 UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA DEAN'S LIST ISSUED
OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 18 -- The University of Nebraska-Omaha issued the following news release: More than 2,212 students were named to the Dean's List at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) for the Fall 2007 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must earn a grade point average (G.P.A.) of 3.5 or better for courses taken at UNO during the semester, provided 12 or more semester hours were completed. For more information, contact the UNO Office of University Relations at (40  more

FARMER GROWS FISH IN OLD HOG BARNS, SHOWS VALUE OF DIVERSIFYING FARMS
COLUMBIA, Mo., April 10 -- The University of Missouri College of Food & Natural Resources issued the following news release: Abandoning the hog business to start a fish farm may seem an odd choice in Missouri, but that's exactly what Higginsville, Mo., farmer Ellis Dieckhoff did when he converted his hog barns into a hatchery for bluegill, which he sells as bait fish. The move set Dieckhoff apart from his neighbors, who raise livestock or crops. But diversifying is what farmers should do t  more

FAYETTE CONTRACT OFFICE TO CLOSE TEMPORARILY
HOWARD, Mo., July 31 -- The Missouri Department of Revenue issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Revenue (Department) announced today that the Fayette motor vehicle and driver license office will be closed temporarily while a new manager is selected by Farm Bureau and is trained. Customers who need to apply for or renew their driver license or motor vehicle registration are encouraged to visit any one of the following locations: * Boonville Contract License Offic  more

FDA APPROVES KNEE-INJURY DEVICE INVESTIGATED BY UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI FOR HUMANS
COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 2 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: A new knee-surgery device investigated by University of Missouri-Columbia researchers that will help to repair meniscus tears, which were previously defined as irreparable, has been approved by the FDA for use in humans. Previous treatment options forced surgeons to completely remove the damaged portion of the meniscus. Typically the removal of the meniscus leads to painful, debilitating arthritis in the  more

FERC ISSUES NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE LICENSE APPLICATION, FILING OF PRE-APPLICATION DOCUMENT, APPROVAL OF USE OF THE TRADITIONAL LICENSING PROCESS
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following notice: City of Quincy, Illinois Project No. 12723-001 NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE LICENSE APPLICATION, FILING OF PRE-APPLICATION DOCUMENT, AND APPROVAL OF USE OF THE TRADITIONAL LICENSING PROCESS a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application and Request to Use the Traditional Licensing Process. b. Project No.: 12723-001 c. Dated Filed: June 2, 2008   more

FERC ISSUES NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE LICENSE APPLICATION, FILING OF PRE-APPLICATION DOCUMENT, APPROVAL OF USE OF THE TRADITIONAL LICENSING PROCESS REGARDING CITY OF QUINCY, ILLINOIS
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following notice: City of Quincy, Illinois Project No. 12724-001 NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE LICENSE APPLICATION, FILING OF PRE-APPLICATION DOCUMENT, AND APPROVAL OF USE OF THE TRADITIONAL LICENSING PROCESS a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application and Request to Use the Traditional Licensing Process. b. Project No.: 12724-001 c. Dated Filed: June 2, 2008   more

FERC ISSUES NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE LICENSE APPLICATION, FILING OF PRE-APPLICATION DOCUMENT, APPROVAL OF USE OF THE TRADITIONAL LICENSING PROCESS REGARDING CITY OF QUINCY, ILLINOIS' LOCK AND DAM 22 HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following notice: City of Quincy, Illinois Project No. 12725-001 NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE LICENSE APPLICATION, FILING OF PRE-APPLICATION DOCUMENT, AND APPROVAL OF USE OF THE TRADITIONAL LICENSING PROCESS a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application and Request to Use the Traditional Licensing Process. b. Project No.: 12725-001 c. Dated Filed: June 2, 2008   more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO ENTERGY ARKANSAS ACCEPTING, SUSPENDING PROPOSED RATE UPDATE, ESTABLISHING HEARING, SETTLEMENT JUDGE PROCEDURES, CONSOLIDATING PROCEEDINGS
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, Philip D. Moeller, and Jon Wellinghoff. Entergy Arkansas, Inc. Docket No. ER08-752-000 Entergy Arkansas, Inc. Docket No. ER08-750-000 Entergy Arkansas, Inc. Docket No. ER08-751-000 ORDER ACCEPTING AND SUSPENDING PROPOSED RATE UPDATE, ESTABLISHING HEARING AND SETTLEMENT JUD  more

FERC RESPONDS TO SEN. BAYH REGARDING ROCKIES EXPRESS PIPELINE PROPOSAL TO CONSTRUCT, OPERATE APPROXIMATELY 639 MILES OF PIPELINE FACILITIES
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following correspondence sent to the U.S. Senate: The Honorable Evan Bayh United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Bayh: I am writing to you to follow up on our correspondence regarding Rockies Express Pipeline LLC's proposal to construct and operate approximately 639 miles of pipeline facilities, including five compressor stations, from Audrain County, Missouri east to   more

FERC RESPONDS TO SEN. BAYH'S CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING ROCKIES EXPRESS PROPOSAL FOR COMPRESSOR STATIONS
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following correspondence sent to the U.S. Senate: The Honorable Evan Bayh United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Bayh: I am writing to you to follow up on our correspondence regarding Rockies Express Pipeline LLC's proposal to construct and operate approximately 639 miles of pipeline facilities, including five compressor stations, from Audrain County, Missouri east to   more

FERC RESPONDS TO SEN. LUGAR'S LETTER REGARDING ROCKIES EXPRESS PIPELINE PROPOSAL TO CONSTRUCT AND OPERATE APPROX 639 MILES OF PIPELINE FACILITIES
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following correspondence sent to the U.S. Senate: The Honorable Richard G. Lugar United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Lugar: I am writing to you to follow up on our correspondence regarding Rockies Express Pipeline LLC's proposal to construct and operate approximately 639 miles of pipeline facilities, including five compressor stations, from Audrain County, Missouri   more

FERC RESPONDS TO SEN. LUGAR'S LETTER REGARDING ROCKIES EXPRESS PIPELINE PROPOSAL TO CONSTRUCT, OPERATE APPROX 639 MILES OF PIPELINE FACILITIES
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following correspondence sent to the U.S. Senate: The Honorable Richard G. Lugar United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Lugar: I am writing to you to follow up on our correspondence regarding Rockies Express Pipeline LLC's proposal to construct and operate approximately 639 miles of pipeline facilities, including five compressor stations, from Audrain County, Missouri   more

FERC RESPONDS TO SEN. VOINOVICH'S CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING ROCKIES EXPRESS PROPOSAL FOR COMPRESSOR STATIONS
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following correspondence sent to the U.S. Senate: The Honorable George V. Voinovich United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Voinovich: I am writing to you to follow up on our correspondence regarding Rockies Express Pipeline LLC's proposal to construct and operate approximately 639 miles of pipeline facilities, including five compressor stations, from Audraln County, Mi  more

FERC RESPONDS TO SEN. VOINOVICH'S LETTER REGARDING ROCKIES EXPRESS PIPELINE PROPOSAL TO CONSTRUCT, OPERATE APPROX 639 MILES OF PIPELINE FACILITIES
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following correspondence sent to the U.S. Senate: The Honorable George V. Voinovich United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Voinovich: I am writing to you to follow up on our correspondence regarding Rockies Express Pipeline LLC's proposal to construct and operate approximately 639 miles of pipeline facilities, including five compressor stations, from Audrain County, Mi  more

FIRST SESSION OF EXPLOSIVES CAMP STARTS JUNE 8
ROLLA, Mo., June 4 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: The skin and bone structure of a chicken are very similar to the composition of a human hand - which is why blowing up a thawed out chicken from the store provides a good lesson in explosives safety, according to Dr. Paul Worsey, who runs the world's only hands-on Explosives Camp for high school students in Rolla, Mo. Worsey, an explosives expert and professor of mining engineering at  more

FIVE MORE PLAYERS SIGN WITH CHADRON STATE COLLEGE FOOTBALL
CHADRON, Neb., Feb. 7 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: Five more players have signed letters of intent to play football at Chadron State College beginning in 2008. Kyle Hinton of Alliance, Neb., Garrett Gilkey of Sandwich, Ill., Brandon Ratcliff of Chilliocothe, Ill., Cody Wilson of Scottsbluff, Neb., and Joel Woodhead of North Platte, Neb., join 16 other players who committed to Chadron State on Wednesday. The 2008 class for Chadron State now includes 21 play  more

FORMER OHIO STATE QUARTERBACK SCHOENHOFT TRANSFERS TO DELAWARE TO PLAY FOOTBALL FOR BLUE HENS
NEWARK, Del., Feb. 11 -- The University of Delaware sports department issued the following news release: Rob Schoenhoft, who played in a backup role at quarterback at Ohio State the past three seasons, has transferred to the University of Delaware and will battle for the starting job this fall, Blue Hen head coach K.C. Keeler has announced. Schoenhoft, a 6-6, 245-pounder, will have two years of eligibility at Delaware. He is enrolled in classes at UD for the spring semester, which started   more

FORMER OIL COMPANY CEO TO DELIVER LECTURE ON GLOBAL WARMING
ROLLA, Mo., March 27 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Dr. Richard Stegemeier, former chairman and chief executive officer of Unocal Corp., will deliver a public lecture on global warming, "Global Warming - Physical or Political Science?", at 10 a.m. Friday, April 4, in the Missouri Room of the Havener Center on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus. Stegemeier earned a mining engineering degree at Missouri S&T in 195  more

FORMER PRESIDENT MAKES STOP AT UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN
EDINBURG, Texas, March 4 -- The University of Texas-Pan American issued the following news release: In a swing through South Texas on the day before the March 4 primary election, former President Bill Clinton made a stop at The University of Texas-Pan American - a visit sponsored by the Association of Public Administrators, a student organization on campus. "Thank you for giving me the chance to come to UTPA," Clinton said as he stepped up to the podium before a crowd of more than 500 in the   more

FOUR PLEAD GUILTY TO MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR METHAMPHETAMINE CONSPIRACY
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 29 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives' Kansas City Field Office issued the following press release: John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that four defendants have pleaded guilty to their roles in a conspiracy to distribute millions of dollars worth of methamphetamine in Barton County, Mo., and elsewhere. Operation Buckshot is a multi-agency investigation into a large  more

FOUR SETS OF BLEACHERS TO ADD NEARLY 1,000 SEATS TO ELLIOTT FIELD
CHADRON, Neb., Nov. 30 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: Four sets of bleachers from the Rushmore Civic Center in Rapid City, S.D., have been donated to Chadron State College for the NCAA Division II playoff quarterfinal game against Northwest Missouri State University at Elliott Field on Saturday. The additional bleachers, which were loaned to Chadron State earlier this week after the request was approved by the Rapid City Council, will add nearly 1,000 seats to   more

FOUR STUDENTS DRIVING FOR TEAM SYCAMORE RACING IN 2008
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., July 10 -- Indiana State University issued the following news release: Four Indiana State University students are indulging in their love of motorsports and the need for speed by captaining the university's super comp dragster. The drivers, Derek Parkes, Bloomfield; Matt Williams, Avon; Brad Ada, Michigan City; and Nichole Stephenson, Williamsport; earned their Super Comp and E.T. licenses in April at O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis. Parkes was named the primary S  more

GENE, STEM CELL THERAPY ONLY NEEDS TO BE 50 PERCENT EFFECTIVE TO CREATE HEALTHY HEART, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI RESEARCHERS FIND
COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 31 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and greatly affects the quality and length of life for individuals with specific forms of muscular dystrophy. Recent discoveries have demonstrated that gene and/or stem cell therapy could help a variety of organs in the body, but until now scientists have been unsure whether the heart could benefit from these treatments. According to a new st  more

Georgia Lawmakers Eye Credit-Freeze Law
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- The National Association of Federal Credit Unions issued the following news release: The Georgia House last week approved a bill to set a $3 cap on fees to consumers seeking a temporary or permanent freeze on their credit report information, reports said. The measure is similar to other state-passed credit freeze laws. Approved by the Georgia House last Thursday, the measure was headed for the state Senate. Credit freezes can be implemented whether or not a st  more

GOV. BLUNT, LT. GOV. KINDER ANNOUNCE 350 JOBS RELOCATING TO SIKESTON; QUALITY JOBS LEGISLATION KEY TO DEAL
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 16 -- Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, R-Mo., issued the following press release: Gov. Matt Blunt and Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, serving as acting governor, today announced that Orgill will invest $38 million to build an 800,000-square foot distribution facility that will bring 350 jobs to Sikeston, in large part due to the Missouri Quality Jobs Act that offers incentives to companies that maintain or expand competitive operations in our state. "I am pleased that Orgill has  more

GRADUATING STUDENTS AT UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI RECEIVING HIGHER SALARIES, MORE STAYING IN MISSOURI
COLUMBIA, Mo., July 29 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: At the University of Missouri, graduating students are experiencing high employment rates and many are choosing to stay in the Show-Me State. According to a recent study, 85 percent of graduating MU students looking for employment found positions this past year. In addition, 69 percent of graduating students found work in Missouri, compared to 68 percent the year before. œIt is encouraging to see that s  more

GRAINGER KEEPS THE POWER GOING
ROLLA, Mo., March 12 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Electrical engineering majors at Missouri University of Science and Technology are no strangers to striving for excellence, and thanks to a $1.3 million endowment from The Grainger Foundation, they have an even bigger reason to reach for the top. Every spring, up to 12 Missouri S&T electrical engineering graduate and undergraduate students who plan to pursue careers in power enginee  more

GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN NEED COMMUNITY SUPPORT ABOVE ALL, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI'S FAMILY EXPERT SAYS
COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 11 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Going to Grandma or Grandpa's house for the holidays will mean staying home for thousands of children. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 4.5 million children are being raised by grandparents or other relatives. Grandparents who find themselves as parents for the second time around need to know they are not alone, according to a University of Missouri family expert. "It is an issue that totally surpri  more

GRANT GIVES AUDIO-READER STAFF, VOLUNTEERS ACCESS TO SPEECH-ASSISTED TECHNOLOGY
LAWRENCE, Kan., March 24 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: The jaw is integral to a person's ability to form speech. Now Audio-Reader has JAWS that will help machines speak, so blind workers and volunteers can access computer technology. Audio-Reader received a $5,000 grant this month from the Douglas County Community Foundation to purchase new text-to-speech computer software called JAWS. This software - to be installed in Audio-Reader's six recording studios  more

GROWING RICE WHERE IT HAS NEVER BEEN GROWN BEFORE
COLUMBIA, Mo., July 3 -- The University of Missouri College of Food & Natural Resources issued the following news release: In spring 2008, the world woke to banner headlines describing a global rice shortage. The news was grim for that half of the world that relies on the grain as its primary food staple. When price increases exceeded 50 percent in just two weeks, people in poor nations like Haiti rioted over the higher food costs that threatened their very lives. The political and econ  more

HAYES NAMED NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AT MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 24 -- Missouri State University issued the following news release: Nila Hayes, who has worked in financial services at Missouri State University for 30 years, has been named the new chief financial officer (CFO) at the university. Hayes replaces Kent Kay, who had been at the university since 2003. Kay is moving to a new position at National-Louis University in Chicago. "We are pleased to have Nila joining the central administrative team and I look forward to worki  more

HEALTH DIRECTOR LARRY JONES ELECTED TO BOARD
INDEPENDENCE, Mo., Aug. 1 -- The city of Independence issued the following news release: City of Independence Health Director Larry Jones has been elected to a two-year term on the board of directors for the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO). NACCHO is the national organization representing the nation's nearly 3,000 local health departments (LHDs). NACCHO provides resources, tools, and assistance to LHDs in the following focus areas: * Community Health - pr  more

HELPING FARMERS HELP A HARD LUCK BIRD
COLUMBIA, Mo., March 26 -- The University of Missouri College of Food & Natural Resources issued the following news release: Things have been rough for the bobwhite quail since the 1950s when intensive "fence row to fence row" farming destroyed much of their habitat. Today's quail population is about one-fifth of what it was during those days. And the bobwhite's problems extend throughout the wildlife food chain. Bobwhites exist at the bottom of the wildlife menu, so fewer of them mean   more

HIGHLY UNUSUAL RAINFALL AND SATURATED CONDITIONS TO BLAME FOR MAJOR MIDWEST FLOODING, MU CLIMATOLOGIST SAYS
COLUMBIA, Mo., March 25 -- The University of Missouri College of Food & Natural Resources issued the following news release: Three days of rain doesn't sound like much--unless it comes in prodigious quantities and on top of months of above-average rainfall that saturates the ground. Spring 2008 is seeing significant flooding in the Mississippi River valley. People in Arkansas are preparing for some of the worst flooding in the state while Missourians continue to struggle with destructio  more

HOME OWNERS GOING UNDER AS PREDATORY MORTGAGES SHOW UGLY SIDE
COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 4 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Many mortgages issued during the housing boom are now going into default leaving homeowners in sticky situations and foreclosures at an all time high. Nationally, foreclosures are up 115 percent compared to this time last year, according to RealtyTrac - a company that tracks foreclosure filings. Many of these people are shouldering the burden of a subprime loan and it is estimated that half of those borrowe  more

HONORABLE JUDGE WRIGHT PLEDGES $100,000 TO MU'S LAW SCHOOL
COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 7 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: For nearly six decades, U.S. District Judge Scott O. Wright has profited from the law degree he procured from the University of Missouri-Columbia. The MU graduate hasn't forgotten humility along the way. A generous donor to his alma mater for years, Wright most recently pledged $100,000 to fund a scholarship and enhance his support for the MU School of Law. "I was happy to do it. I feel like the Univers  more

HUMAN-POWERED VEHICLE TEAM TO DEFEND ITS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
ROLLA, Mo., April 15 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: The Human-Powered Vehicle Team at Missouri University of Science and Technology will defend its national championship this month during competitions in Reno, Nev., and Madison, Wis. In 2007, the Missouri S&T team won titles in the West Coast and East Coast competitions that decide the nation's top human-powered vehicle crew. This year, the West Coast challenge will be held April 18-  more

Ibach Announces Langemeier As New NDA Assistant Director
WASHINGTON, July 28 -- The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture issued the following newsletter: Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach recently announced the appointment of Nebraska native Ginger Langemeier as the new NDA assistant director. "Ginger comes to us with strong experience in public policy development, as well as agricultural roots through her family's farming operation in Hooper," Ibach said. "Her background positions her well to serve ou  more

ILLINOIS COUPLE STRENGTHENS SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING STUDENTS AT MISSOURI UNIVERSITY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-ROLLA
ROLLA, Mo., Jan. 31 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Jack and Janice Haydon of O'Fallon, Ill., recently added $100,000 to a scholarship fund they first established more than 15 years ago to assist students interested in studying civil engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Jack Haydon, a 1958 civil engineering graduate of Missouri S&T and retired president and CEO of Reese Construction and Asphalt Supply, says th  more

ILLINOIS STATE AWARDS DECEMBER DOCTORATES
NORMAL, Ill., Jan. 2 -- Illinois State University issued the following news release: Illinois State University has awarded December doctorates to the following students. Genevieve Cepela of Shorewood received her Ph.D. in educational administration. The title of her dissertation is "School Improvement Planning in Two Midwestern Middle Schools." The daughter of Loraine and Martin McMahon of Sheffield and wife of John Cepela of Shorewood, Cepela is director of Teaching and Learning for Hazel  more

ILLINOIS STATE MAKES KIPLINGER LIST 4TH STRAIGHT TIME
NORMAL, Ill., Jan. 7 -- Illinois State University issued the following news release: For the fourth straight time, Illinois State University has been ranked as one of 100 best values in public colleges in the country according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. According to the article in the February 2008 edition, Kiplinger's list focuses on schools that "deliver a first-rate education without breaking the bank." "Despite a state economy that has cost Illinois State tens of million  more

IN STATE OF UNIVERSITY ADDRESS, CHANCELLOR PROMOTES 'E-SQUARED' DEVELOPMENT
ROLLA, Mo., April 23 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: With rising energy costs on the minds of many Americans, Missouri S&T Chancellor John F. Carney III unveiled plans today (April 23, 2008) to create a showcase for the university's commitment to sustainable energy development. Dubbed E2 ("E-Squared") for "energy and environment," the development - to be located on university property west of campus near Interstate 44 - would promote   more

IN VITRO MODELS WILL MINIMIZE ANIMAL USE IN ARTHRITIS STUDIES
COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 12 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: It's hard to think of scientists in laboratories working toward solutions for medical problems without mice or other laboratory animals, but animals' roles in at least one major research laboratory may soon be minimal. Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia's Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory (COL) have developed an in vitro model using small sections of joint capsule and cartilage typicall  more

INDEPENDENCE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT
INDEPENDENCE, Kan., March 14 -- Independence Community College issued the following news release: The Independence Community College Trustees met Friday, March 14, and announced in open session that the ICC Presidential Search has successfully been completed with the acceptance of Dr. Daniel Bain, of St. Louis, Missouri. Dan Dollison, Board Chair, read the motion to approve Dr. Bain as the new president and the trustees voted their approval 6/0. Dr. Bain, who was the first of the six cand  more

INDEPENDENCE COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRADUATION CELEBRATION SET FOR SATURDAY, MAY 10
INDEPENDENCE, Kan., May 8 -- Independence Community College issued the following news release: Independence Community College's 2008 Graduation Ceremony will be celebrated on Saturday, May 10th. ICC's 83nd spring commencement will be held at 10 a.m. in Memorial Hall. Highlights of the ceremony include an address by ICC's 2008 Outstanding Alumnus Richard D. Orr. Interim President Dr. Larry Tyree will preside over the ceremonies. The graduation festivities will be followed by the post-comme  more

INDEPENDENCE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PLAYWRITING STUDENT PETER JACQUES
INDEPENDENCE, Kan., March 24 -- Independence Community College issued the following news release: Selected to Present Work at Theatre Conference Independence, KS - The Great Plains Theatre Conference of Omaha, Neb., announced that Independence Community College freshman Peter Jacques has been selected to receive a staged reading of his play Armageddon at the 2008 Great Plains Theatre Conference in Omaha, Neb. It is hosted by Metropolitan Community College. Jacques is one of approximately   more

INDEPENDENCE COMMUNITY COLLEGE THEATRE STUDENTS EARN TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS
INDEPENDENCE, Kan., June 27 -- Independence Community College issued the following news release: The William Inge Theatre Department at Independence Community College has announced that several of their second year students in the class of 2008 have been awarded scholarships to prestigious theatre schools. Andrew Silva, of Neodesha, was awarded theatre scholarships to The Theatre School at DePaul University, in Chicago, and to Stephens College of Columbia, Missouri. Andrew has decided to   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON AUG. 6: SHANTAE HARRIS SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Aug. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on August 6, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, SHANTAE HARRIS, a 22-year-old resident of Missouri, appeared for sentencing. HARRIS was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 30 months * Special Assessment: $100   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JULY 25: RODRICK NATHAN BEECH AND ANTHONY NORMAN SMITH SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., July 25 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Helena, on July 25, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, ANTHONY NORMAN SMITH, a 32-year-old resident of Bozeman, and RODRICK NATHAN BEECH, a 37-year-old resident of Townsend, appeared for sentencing. SMITH was sentenced to a te  more

Insurance Consumers and Companies Will Benefit When Governor Signs Georgia Bills
INDIANAPOLIS, April 7 -- The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies issued the following news release: Insurance consumers and companies will benefit from legislation passed during Georgia's recently adjourned General Assembly. Senators and House members shut down at midnight April 4. SB 276 allows consumers to select their preferred coverage level for uninsured motorist coverage. The bill also modernizes the private passenger automobile rate-setting process for insurers, allow  more

INTERIM ATTORNEY GENERAL NICKLES ANNOUCES ANTITRUST LAWSUIT AGAINST ABBOTT LABORATORIES
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- The District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General issued the following news release: Interim Attorney General Peter J. Nickles announced today that the District and 18 states have filed an antitrust lawsuit against drugmakers Abbott Laboratories and Fournier Industrie et Santé and its subsidiary Laboratories Fournier SA, alleging that the U.S. and French companies tried to delay introduction of generic versions of Abbott's anti-cholesterol medication TriCor (Flo  more

INTERIM ATTORNEY GENERAL NICKLES ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT WITH CAREMARK
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- The District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General issued the following news release: Interim Attorney General Peter J. Nickles announced today that he and attorney generals from 28 states have entered into a settlement with Caremark Rx, L.L.C., one of the nation's largest pharmacy benefits management (PBM) companies. The multi-state claim alleges that Caremark and its subsidiaries persuaded doctors to switch patients to different prescription drugs without disc  more

IOWA COURT OF APPEALS ISSUES OPINION RE - MARRIAGE OF JAMIE JO SCHILTZ, DAVID ALLEN SCHILTZ
DES MOINES, Iowa, July 16 -- The Iowa Court of Appeals issued the following opinion: IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF IOWA No. 8-371 / 07-2056 Filed July 16, 2008 IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF JAMIE JO SCHILTZ AND DAVID ALLEN SCHILTZ Upon the Petition of JAMIE JO SCHILTZ, Petitioner-Appellee, And Concerning DAVID ALLEN SCHILTZ, Respondent-Appellant. Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Arthur A. Gamble, Judge. The respondent appeals from the district court's order den  more

IOWA UTILITIES BOARD ISSUES DAILY SUMMARY OF FILINGS, FEB. 6
DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 6 -- The Iowa Utilities Board issued the following daily summary of filings: 199 IAC 20.14(4) Interstate Power and Light Company Order Granting Request for Confidentiality, issued by Utilities Board (2 pages) E-21790 Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative Order Granting Franchise, issued by Utilities Board (8 pages) GCU-07-1 Interstate Power and Light Company Order Granting Request for Confidential Treatment, issued by Utilities Board (5 p  more

IOWA UTILITIES BOARD ISSUES DAILY SUMMARY OF FILINGS, JUNE 27
DES MOINES, Iowa, June 27 -- The Iowa Utilities Board issued the following daily summary of filings: EEP-08-1 Interstate Power and Light Company Order Modifying Procedural Schedule, issued by Utilities Board (5 pages) EEP-08-2 MidAmerican Energy Company Order Modifying Procedural Schedule, issued by Utilities Board (5 pages) FCU-08-6 MCImetro Access Transmission Services LLC, d/b/a Verizon Access Transmission Services and MCI Communications Services, Inc. d/b/a Verizon Bu  more

IOWA UTILITIES BOARD ISSUES DAILY SUMMARY OF FILINGS, MARCH 31
DES MOINES, Iowa, March 31 -- The Iowa Utilities Board issued the following daily summary of filings: 199 IAC 15.17 MidAmerican Energy Company Renewable Energy Program Annual Report, filed by MidAmerican Energy Company (10 pages) 199 IAC 15.18 Certification of Eligibility for Wind Energy and Renewable Energy Tax Credits Applications, filed by Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative (4 pages) A-07-290, A-07-3096 AT&T Communications of the Midwest, Inc. and TCG Omaha Request for Nond  more

Jim Harris to Chair NAMA National Expo 38-Year Vending-Coffee
CHICAGO, June 5 -- The National National Automatic Merchandising Association issued the following news release: James G. Harris, president of Harris and Pipkin Vending Inc., in St. Louis, MO, has been named General Expo Chairman for the 2008 National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) National Expo which will be held October 15-17 in St. Louis, NAMA Executive Vice President and COO Dan Mathews, NCE, announced today. The National Expo, the world's largest vending, coffee service and f  more

JOHN WOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S GRADUATE RENKEN NAMED TO ROBOTIC SURGICAL TEAM AT UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI HEALTH CARE
QUINCY, Ill., July 31 -- John Wood Community College issued the following news release: Deanna Renken, a graduate of John Wood Community Colleges surgical technology program, has been named to a new robotic surgical team at University of Missouri Health Care's Columbia (Mo.) Regional Hospital. Renken graduated from JWCC in August 2006 with a certificate in surgical technology. She moved from Quincy to Columbia and was hired by Columbia Regional Hospital; she has been employed as a certifi  more

JOIN US FOR NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., July 30 -- The city of Lee's Summit issued the following news release: Tuesday, August 5, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. join members of the Lee's Summit Police Department as public safety agencies throughout the country celebrate National Night Out. This year, as in years past, activities will take place on the north side of Tudor Road, in the grassy area between the Community of Christ Church, at 1101 NE Independence Avenue and the Lee's Summit Christian Church, at 800 NE  more

JURY CONVICTS KANSAS CITY MAN OF MARIJUANA-GROWING CONSPIRACY
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 25 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives' Kansas City Field Office issued the following press release: John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was convicted by a federal jury today for his role in a marijuana-growing operation in Daviess County, Mo. Jhanmay Molina-Perez, 29, of Kansas City, Mo., was found guilty of participating in a conspiracy to  more

JURY CONVICTS KANSAS CITY MAN OF MARIJUANA-GROWING CONSPIRACY
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 25 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Kansas City Field Office issued the following press release: John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was convicted by a federal jury today for his role in a marijuana-growing operation in Daviess County , Mo. Jhanmay Molina-Perez, 29, of Kansas City , Mo. , was found guilty of participating in a conspiracy to manufacture mar  more

K-STATE AT SALINA STUDENTS IN FREE ENTERPRISE TEAM PLACES AT REGIONAL COMPETITION
SALINA, Kan., Nov. 7 -- Kansas State University at Salina issued the following news release: The Students in Free Enterprise team at Kansas State University at Salina took fourth place at the second annual Walgreens Wrangle, a marketing case competition hosted by Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Ark., Oct. 25-28. Fourteen teams from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Georgia competed. The K-State at Salina team placed first in its league during the morning session, th  more

KANSAS CITY MAN BUTTMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO STOLEN VEHICLE, CHOP SHOP CONSPIRACY
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 31 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Kansas City Field Office issued the following press release: John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a conspiracy to steal a number of vehicles, which were disassembled at several chop shops and the parts sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Donald L. Buttman, Jr., 3  more

KLEIN ENDS KANSAS CITY KANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAREER AFTER STARTING ON OLD CAMPUS
KANSAS CITY, Kan., July 23 -- Kansas City Kansas Community College issued the following news release: The next-to-last tie to the old downtown campus of Kansas City Kansas Community College is stepping down. Dr. David Klein, who has served as Dean of Math, Science and Technology for the past 10 years, is retiring Aug. 1 after 38 years of service to the college. His retirement leaves physics instructor Gerald Hodgson as the only KCKCC employee left from the old campus at 7th and State. Hodg  more

KMST IS BACK ON AIR
ROLLA, Mo., June 4 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Public radio station KMST, 88.5 FM in Rolla and 96.3 FM in Lebanon, Mo., repaired its transmitter this afternoon (Wednesday, June 4) and is back on the air. KMST had been off the air since 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31. According to KMST General Manager Jim Sigler, severe lightning strikes at the KMST transmitter and tower site likely caused the damage. KMST is a National Public Radi  more

KMST OUTAGE CONTINUES
ROLLA, Mo., June 4 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Public radio station KMST, 88.5 FM in Rolla and 96.3 FM in Lebanon, Mo., remains off the air due to damage to the station's transmitter. KMST has been off the air since 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31. According to KMST General Manager Jim Sigler, severe lightning strikes at the KMST transmitter and tower site likely caused the damage. The transmitter's manufacturer ordered a component th  more

KMST TEMPORARILY OFF THE AIR
ROLLA, Mo., June 2 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Public radio station KMST, 88.5 FM in Rolla and 96.3 FM in Lebanon, Mo., went off the air at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, when the station's transmitter failed. The station is awaiting the delivery of parts from the transmitter's manufacturer. According to KMST General Manager Jim Sigler, the parts should arrive on Tuesday, June 3, at the earliest. In the meantime, listeners may continu  more

KU SENIORS NAME TWO H.O.P.E. AWARD WINNERS
LAWRENCE, Kan., Nov. 19 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: For the second time in its 48-year history, the H.O.P.E. Award - Honor for an Outstanding Progressive Educator - was presented to two University of Kansas faculty members in the same year. Craig Martin, professor and chair of ecology and evolutionary biology, and Edward McBride, lecturer in civil, environmental and architectural engineering, each received a 2007 H.O.P.E. Award at the Nov. 17 football ga  more

KU STUDENTS COMPLETE CERTIFICATION FOR SERVICE LEARNING FOR FALL 2007
LAWRENCE, Kan., Dec. 20 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: The Center for Service Learning at the University of Kansas has recognized 50 students in 19 disciplines for completing certification in service learning during fall 2007. Students who completed the certification process this fall receive a designation on their transcripts and will be recognized in a ceremony in spring 2008. The notation will inform future employers and graduate and professional schoo  more

KU TO DEVELOP FACULTY, STUDENT EXCHANGE WITH PRESTIGIOUS CHINESE UNIVERSITY
LAWRENCE, Kan., Dec. 21 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: In a move that signals the University of Kansas' increasing strength in research and international prestige, a top university in China has signed an agreement with KU to develop a direct exchange that promises to open new doors in China for KU students and faculty and bring more Chinese graduate students here. Following a visit by KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway last summer, the executive vice president   more

KU TRUMPET ENSEMBLE PLANS DEC. 8 AND 9 CONCERTS BEFORE TOURING IN CHINA
LAWRENCE, Kan., Dec. 7 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: In preparation for a concert tour in China, the University of Kansas Trumpet Ensemble will perform preview concerts in Lawrence and Mission this weekend. The ensemble, a finalist in the National Trumpet Competition the past two years, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at St. Michael's and All Angel's Episcopal Church, 6630 Nall Ave., Mission; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Plymouth Congregati  more

LEE'S SUMMIT PARKS AND RECREATION'S BLUES & JAZZ FEST IS THIS FRIDAY!
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., July 30 -- The city of Lee's Summit issued the following news release: It's time for the Blues & Jazz Fest presented by Lee's Summit Parks & Recreation and sponsored by Truman Medical Center Lakewood and Missouri Arts Council. The concert is this Friday, August 1 in Downtown Lee's Summit (on Green Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets). This year's performers include Aces, Everette DeVan Trio, Max Groove and Hot Box. Music begins at 7pm and ends at 10:30pm. Concessions wil  more

LEFT TURN SIGNAL PROJECT EXPANDING ALONG U.S. 50
PUEBLO, Colo., July 31 -- The Colorado Department of Transportation issued the following press release: The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is expanding "flashing" left-turn signals in Pueblo, a system designed to enhance safety at busy intersections. Initially installed to control nighttime left turn movements at the U.S. 50-Fortino/Morris intersection in 2007, the flashing yellow left-turn arrow signals were recently installed at the U.S. 50/Club Manor Drive intersection and  more

LEFT TURN SIGNAL PROJECT EXPANDING ALONG U.S. 50
PUEBLO, Colo., July 31 -- The Colorado Department of Transportation issued the following press release: The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is expanding "flashing" left-turn signals in Pueblo, a system designed to enhance safety at busy intersections. Initially installed to control nighttime left turn movements at the U.S. 50-Fortino/Morris intersection in 2007, the flashing yellow left-turn arrow signals were recently installed at the U.S. 50/Club Manor Drive intersection and  more

LEGENDARY UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI BASKETBALL COACH STEWART ANNOUNCES NEW $1.2 MILLION ENDOWED CHAIR IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 15 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Norm Stewart served as this year's distinguished speaker for the sixth annual University of Missouri-Columbia's College of Education Grace Bibb Society dinner. At the event, he announced a newly funded, endowed chair in mathematics education. "Richard Miller has generously supported the Department of Mathematics within the College of Arts and Science," Stewart said of the new endowed chair's donor, who   more

LOW-MAINTENANCE RUDBECKIA IS GOOD CHOICE FOR NOVICE GARDENERS
COLUMBIA, Mo., April 29 -- The University of Missouri College of Food & Natural Resources issued the following news release: Novice gardeners who like low-maintenance flowers may want to consider planting Rudbeckia this spring, said a University of Missouri horticulturalist. Widely known as black-eyed Susan or coneflower, Rudbeckia produce an abundance of brightly colored flowers. "They are easy to grow, adapt to a wide range of garden conditions, have few insect or disease problems and  more

LT. GOV. KINDER ISSUES STATEMENT ON ANHEUSER-BUSCH, INBEV AGREEMENT
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 13 -- Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, R-Mo., issued the following statement: Lt. Governor Peter Kinder tonight issued the following statement: "According to a variety of sources, Anheuser-Busch has agreed to a $52 billion buyout offer by InBev. This agreement, which will be subject to shareholder and regulator approval, would make the combined operation the world's largest brewery. "For over 150 years, Anheuser-Busch has been a fixture in the city of St. Louis and the S  more

LT. GOV. KINDER ISSUES STATEMENT ON SHOOTING IN MAPLEWOOD
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 21 -- Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, R-Mo., issued the following statement: Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, serving as acting governor, today issued the following statement regarding a shooting in Maplewood, Mo.: "Early this morning, Missouri firefighters responded to a vehicle fire in Maplewood where a gunman began firing at emergency personnel and police officers from inside the house. "We know at this hour that this crime has taken the life of a local firefighter and inj  more

LT. GOV. KINDER MAKES APPOINTMENTS TO STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 25 -- Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, R-Mo., issued the following press release: Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, serving as acting governor, today announced appointments of members who will serve on several boards, commissions and councils. Governor's Council on Disability Joan E. Bergstrom, 56 of Lee's Summit, is Director of Academic Bridges for Learning Effectiveness and Faculty at Longview Community College. Ms. Bergstrom holds bachelor's degrees in special education, Eng  more

LT. GOV. KINDER NAMES AUBUCHON CHIEF OF STAFF, GENERAL COUNSEL
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 15 -- Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, R-Mo., issued the following press release: Lt. Governor Peter Kinder today named Richard M. AuBuchon to serve as his new Chief of Staff and General Counsel. "Rich's background and experience in public policy, law and state government will be tremendous assets in helping my office better serve Missourians," Lt. Governor Kinder said. "Rich has been a trusted advisor since he began working for my good friend, the late Commissioner of Admi  more

LYNN BUHL TO SERVE AS EPA REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR FOR GREAT LAKES REGION
CHICAGO, July 21 -- The Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 office issued the following news release: EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson today announced the appointment of Lynn Buhl to serve as Regional Administrator for EPA Region 5, which encompasses Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. Bharat Mathur, EPA's Acting Regional Administrator since May of 2008, will resume his position as Deputy Regional Administrator. "As an attorney and public servant for over 2  more

MAJERUS NAMED ROCKY MOUNTAIN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE WRESTLER OF THE WEEK
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 29 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: For the second time this season, Chadron State's Josh Majerus has been named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week. Last week Majerus improved his record to 23-5 by pinning all four of his opponents in a total time of 7 minutes, 33 seconds. Majerus, who leads CSC with 10 pinfalls, has been ranked No. 1 in the NCAA Division II rankings the entire season. The Eagles improved   more

MANY HEALTH PLANS WILL NOW PAY FOR SUBSTANCE USE SCREENING, BRIEF INTERVENTION
WASHINGTON, April 17 -- The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology issued the following news release: Responses to eValue8TM, an annual survey of American health plans conducted by the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), indicate that 58 percent of the 150 plans surveyed will pay for substance use screening and brief intervention services (SBI). These services are defined by medical billing codes recently approved by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Medic  more

MARKETING STUDY: COMPANIES BENEFIT MOST FROM EXAMINING WHERE CUSTOMER LOYALTY LIES
COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 16 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Customers determine the success of any business; whether a sense of loyalty develops often depends on one particular dynamic: a customer's relationship with the salesperson. A team of academic marketing professors, including one from the University of Missouri-Columbia, found that customer loyalty toward the salesperson - rather than the products and services tied closely to the seller -can inspire greater  more

MAVERICK WRESTLERS RANKED NO. 1 NATIONALLY
MANKATO, Minn., Jan. 24 -- Minnesota State University, Mankato issued the following news release: Coming off its championship effort at the 2008 Cliff Keen/NWCA Division II National Duals, the Mavericks are ranked No. 1 in this week's NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches' Association poll. The Mavericks won the 16-team dual tournament Jan. 13 in Cedar Falls, Iowa with a 19-17 victory in the championship match vs. long-time rival Nebraska-Omaha. The team was a near-unanimous pick, receiving s  more

MAVERICK WRESTLERS RANKED NO. 1 NATIONALLY IN COACHES' POLL
MANKATO, Minn., March 6 -- Minnesota State University, Mankato issued the following news release: The Maverick wrestling squad is the unanimous No. 1 pick in the season's final NCAA Division II coaches poll, with all eight first-place votes on the doorstep of the Division II Wrestling Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, March 14-15. The Mavericks earned their first-ever Division II No. 1 ranking in the Feb. 6 poll, only to lose it two weeks later after a dual loss to Nebraska-Omaha. But M  more

MAYOR HANNEMANN PRESENTS AWARDS TO GLORIA, ESTEFAN, TO LAS VEGAS MAYOR, MISSOURI GOVERNOR
HONOLULU, June 23 -- The city of Honolulu issued the following news release: On behalf of Americans for the Arts and the US Conference of Mayors, Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann today presented singer and songwriter Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio Estefan, Jr. with National Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts, in recognition of their contributions as artists and humanitarians and their life-long support of music. Known as the "Queen of Latin Pop," Gloria Estefan has received fi  more

MCCARTHY HELPS MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CIVIL ENGINEERING STUDENTS BUILD BETTER FUTURE
ROLLA, Mo., March 25 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: McCarthy Building Companies Inc. and former President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Hurst are helping Missouri University of Science and Technology build a better future for students studying civil engineering. Hurst, who received his undergraduate degree from Missouri S&T in civil engineering in 1974, and his wife, Barbara, have given $750,000 to the university to endow a pro  more

MCMANUS' LATEST TOME FOCUSES ON 'WILLING AND ABLE' 7TH INFANTRY
ROLLA, Mo., May 23 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Generally regarded as the most distinguished regiment in the U.S. Army, the 7th Infantry Regiment has fought in almost every engagement since the battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812. Its lineage is detailed in a new book by Missouri University of Science and Technology historian Dr. John C. McManus. The book, titled "The 7th Infantry Regiment: Combat in an Age of Terror: The Kore  more

MECHANISM OF MUSCLE AGING IS FOCUS OF UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT KANSAS CITY SCHOOL OF NURSING RESEARCH
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 6 -- The University of Missouri at Kansas City issued the following news release: Researchers at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Nursing may be on the verge of unlocking a key mechanism when it comes to understanding what causes the gradual decrease in muscle strength as people age. Their findings will be published in an upcoming issue of Aging Cell, one of the world's leading scientific journals devoted to research involving the biology of aging  more

MISSOURI CLEAN WATER COMMISSION MEETS ON AUG. 13 IN JEFFERSON CITY
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Aug. 1 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The Missouri Clean Water Commission will hold a public meeting at 9 a.m., Aug. 13, at the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Elm Street Conference Center, 1730 E. Elm St., Jefferson City. At the meeting, the commission will discuss the Administrative Hearing Commission's recommendation on the MOARK Productions Inc. permit appeal. Several petitioners appealed the department'  more

MISSOURI CONCRETE CONFERENCE TO BE HELD APRIL 29-30 AT MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
ROLLA, Mo., Feb. 8 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: The annual Missouri Concrete Conference will be held Tuesday, April 29, and Wednesday, April 30, in the Havener Center at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The conference is for engineers, city public works personnel, state agency personnel, county road personnel, federal agency personnel, paving contractors, ready mix supplier representatives, equipment manufacturing rep  more

MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES' ENERGY CENTER HOSTS PUBLIC FORUMS ON WIND ENERGY
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 31 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: Missouri landowners wondering what it would be like to have a wind farm built on their property can hear from a Gentry County landowner with first-hand experience, as a Department of Natural Resources video conference August 6 unites nine Missouri cities in a discussion of economic impacts of wind energy developments in Missouri communities. The August 6 video conference is 5:30   more

MISSOURI FARMERS, RESEARCHERS SUPPORT THEIR NATIONAL GUARD COLLEAGUES IN AFGHANISTAN
COLUMBIA, Mo., May 12 -- The University of Missouri College of Food & Natural Resources issued the following news release: Despite recent progress, Afghanistan remains a poor country. Its agriculture industry, that employs 80 percent of all working Afghanis, hasn't changed much in centuries. It is a nation that can't feed itself without foreign aid. To help change this, a pilot program called the Agri-business Development Team (ADT) has been created. The effort is being led by Missouri Nat  more

MISSOURI STATE RECEIVES 'BEST IN THE MIDWEST' DESIGNATION
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 30 -- Missouri State University issued the following news release: Missouri State University was selected for inclusion in The Princeton Review's 2009 online list of "Best Colleges: Region by Region." Missouri State is one of 159 schools on the site receiving the Best in the Midwestdesignation and has been included on this list since its inception six years ago. Selection is based on a qualitative evaluation of academic excellence and responses from student surveys.   more

MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF GOVERNORS ELECTS NEW OFFICERS
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug. 1 -- Missouri State University issued the following news release: Missouri State University's Board of Governors elected new officers during its regular monthly meeting today (Aug. 1). Michael Duggan, Chesterfield, who served as the Board's vice president, was elected president of the Board, succeeding Mary Sheid, West Plains. Brian Hammons, Stockton, was elected vice president. Nila Hayes, chief financial officer; and John McAlear, staff emeritus, were elected Board tr  more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 'GHOST' HEADING TO NATIONALS
ROLLA, Mo., April 1 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Students at Missouri University of Science and Technology showed no fear last week by beating six other university teams in a chemical reaction-powered, autonomous vehicle competition held in Lincoln, Neb. The team's "UMR Ghost" car earned the team a return trip to the national competition set for November in Philadelphia, Pa. The competition was part of the two-day 2007 American Ins  more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AWARDS 200TH PH.D. IN ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
ROLLA, Mo., July 25 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Missouri S&T's engineering management and systems engineering department will award its 200th Ph.D. this summer to Naresh Sharma, whose research explores the prediction of product warranty costs early in a product's development. Sharma has developed a new approach to Dr. Genichi Taguchi's quality loss function, a mathematical formula that estimates the financial value of customers' i  more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CREW TO PADDLE CONCRETE CANOE IN ARKANSAS
ROLLA, Mo., April 15 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: A group of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology is heading to Arkansas to see how well their concrete canoe floats. The University of Arkansas is hosting a regional concrete canoe competition April 18-19 in Fayetteville. Each of the dozen or so university teams must prove that their canoe can float during a "swamp test" prior to racing events. The competiti  more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FINISHES SECOND AT VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
ROLLA, Mo., April 28 -- The University of Missouri at Rolla issued the following news release: The Formula Car Team from Missouri University of Science and Technology placed second overall in an intercollegiate design and racing competition April 23-26 at the Virginia International Raceway. Approximately 50 teams competed in the event, which was won by the University of Wisconsin. The teams were judged in several presentation and performance categories, including acceleration tests that re  more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY GETS $1.9 MILLION GRANT FOR GEOPHYSICS SOFTWARE
ROLLA, Mo., March 11 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Missouri University of Science and Technology has received a $1.9 million educational grant donation from Seismic Micro-Technology (SMT) Inc. Missouri S&T will receive 16 licenses of KINGDOM software through the company's University Gift Program. KINGDOM, a Windows-based geoscience interpretation software package, is widely used in the oil and gas industries. The software is capabl  more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY GRADUATE SUPPORTS PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS
ROLLA, Mo., April 24 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: With the global demand for scientists and engineers rising, it is more important than ever to interest the nation's youth in careers in math, science, engineering and technology. Missouri University of Science and Technology now will be able to give elementary and secondary students a chance to explore these fields, thanks to a $100,000 endowment from Missouri S&T graduate Ellis J.   more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY HISTORIAN WINS STATE BOOK AWARD
ROLLA, Mo., May 2 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Dr. John C. McManus, associate professor of history at Missouri University of Science and Technology, recently received the 2008 Missouri Conference on History Book Award. The award is given to the best book on any historical topic written by a Missouri resident published in 2007. McManus received the award for his book Alamo in the Ardennes: The Untold Story of the American Soldiers Who   more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MAKES SUMMER LEARNING FUN
ROLLA, Mo., March 26 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Whether it's explosives, robotics or space exploration, Missouri University of Science and Technology offers summer programs to suit the interests of nearly any child. From Camp Invention, a day camp for children in the first through sixth grades, to Nuclear Engineering Camp for high school juniors and seniors, Missouri S&T has a wide range of hands-on summer programs focusing on sc  more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OFFERS NATIONWIDE CAMP INVENTION
ROLLA, Mo., April 30 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: This summer, students in grades one through six can travel deep under the sea, to strange planets and far away islands through the nationwide program Camp Invention, offered this summer at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Camp Invention is a fun-filled day camp where children participate in hands-on activities to learn more about science, math history and the arts. At   more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POWER ENGINEERING STUDENTS RECEIVE GRAINGER AWARDS
ROLLA, Mo., May 2 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Seven electrical engineering seniors and recent graduates have received $5,000 Grainger Power Engineering Awards from the electrical engineering department at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The Power Engineering Awards are funded by a $1.3 million endowment from The Grainger Foundation of Chicago. Missouri S&T is recognized by Grainger for its ability to attract top stu  more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROFESSOR RECEIVES AWARD IN FLEXIBLE AUTOMATION
ROLLA, Mo., July 31 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Dr. Ming Leu, the Keith and Pat Bailey Missouri Distinguished Professor of Integrated Product Manufacturing at the Missouri University of Science and Technology mechanical and aerospace engineering department, recently received the Hideo Hanafusa Outstanding Investigator Award in Flexible Automation. Leu received this award for his contribution to design and manufacturing automation in   more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROFESSOR TO RECEIVE 2008 AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS AWARD
ROLLA, Mo., April 10 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Dr. Walter Eversman, Curators' Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been chosen to receive the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' (AIAA) 2008 Aeroacoustics Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of aircraft community noise reduction. Eversman will be recognized during the AIAA/Confedera  more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY RACING TEAM FINISHES SECOND IN FORMULA SAE WEST COMPETITION
ROLLA, Mo., June 30 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: The Formula Car Team from Missouri University of Science and Technology placed second overall in the Formula SAE West competition June 25-28 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. Approximately 80 teams competed in the event, which was won by the University of Maryland. The teams were judged in several presentation and performance categories, including acceleration tests that resem  more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY RESIDENTIAL LIFE STUDENTS WIN REGIONAL AWARDS
ROLLA, Mo., Feb. 27 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Missouri University of Science and Technology was a big winner at the recent annual business meeting of the Midwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (MACURH). Missouri S&T students and staff took home six of the 10 available awards, more than any other university in the seven-state, 50-school region. Missouri S&T was recognized with the following awards: * Misso  more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SET TO EXPIRE UMR.EDU WEB, EMAIL ADDRESSES
ROLLA, Mo., May 1 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Effective July 31, Missouri S&T will permanently shut down its former email and web domain - umr.edu - and use the mst.edu domain exclusively. For individuals who correspond via email with Missouri S&T students, faculty or staff, or who access web content from Missouri S&T, all email sent to umr.edu after July 31 will not be delivered. In addition, websites on the umr.edu domain will n  more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STUDENT SELECTED TO PORTRAY ST. PATRICK
ROLLA, Mo., March 7 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Paul Voss, a junior in engineering management at Missouri University of Science and Technology, will portray St. Patrick, the patron saint of engineers, during the 100th celebration of St. Pat's in Rolla. Voss is from St. Louis. St. Pat and his court will officially arrive in downtown Rolla at noon Wednesday, March 12, to preside over the annual celebration. The court will also parti  more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STUDENT TEAM GARNERS GRAND PRIZE IN HYDROGEN DESIGN CONTEST
ROLLA, Mo., March 31 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: An interdisciplinary group of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology won a hydrogen student design contest on March 31, beating teams from 22 other colleges and universities from around the world to develop and design hydrogen applications for airports. The international competition sought the best proposal for using hydrogen technologies to solve critical issue  more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS PREPARE FOR ZERO-GRAVITY EXPERIMENTS
ROLLA, Mo., Feb. 14 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Students from Missouri University of Science and Technology will get to experience zero gravity in June as part of a NASA outreach program. Two teams of Missouri S&T students will conduct experiments on the agency's famous "Weightless Wonder" aircraft. This is the fourth time Missouri S&T students have been selected to participate in NASA's Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunitie  more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS TO COMPETE IN IDEA 2 PRODUCT COMPETITION
ROLLA, Mo., Feb. 21 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Three student teams from Missouri University of Science and Technology have been invited to compete in the regional round of the Idea 2 Product Competition, where they will have the opportunity to meet and network with potential investors that could help them launch their ideas into a successful business. Missouri S&T graduate students Ryan Meuth and Paul Robinette, both of Rolla, an  more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS TO COMPETE IN NATIONAL FINALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN CONTEST
ROLLA, Mo., May 12 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Five students from Missouri University of Science and Technology will compete in the national finals of the Metcalf and Eddy Academic Design Contest. The Missouri S&T team will fly to New York on Wednesday, May 13, to square off against the defending champion University of Wisconsin. This is the first time Missouri S&T has participated in the competition. For the competition, the Miss  more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS TO TAKE THEIR STEEL BRIDGE TO NATIONALS
ROLLA, Mo., April 22 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: The Steel Bridge Team from Missouri University of Science and Technology has qualified for the national intercollegiate steel bridge competition, which will be held Memorial Day weekend in Gainesville, Fla. Missouri S&T finished third overall in the regional competition April 17 in Fayetteville, Ark. The top three regional teams advance to nationals. Team members design and fabri  more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TEAM DESIGNS BRIDGE FOR COMPETITION
ROLLA, Mo., April 15 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Students at Missouri University of Science and Technology are learning the engineering principles of bridge building by working on a scale model that will be entered in an annual competition sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction. The Missouri S&T Steel Bridge Team will compete against approximately 12 teams from other universities in the regional competition, whi  more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TO INTRODUCE 'ONE BOOK' PROGRAM THIS FALL
ROLLA, Mo., April 23 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Incoming first-year students at Missouri University of Science and Technology will have some required reading this summer as part of the university's new "One Book" program. The program aims to improve freshman students' experience during their first year at Missouri S&T by giving them something in common to talk about. Incoming first-year students will be expected to read the book   more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TO OFFER ROBOTICS CAMP ON JULY 12-14, JUNE 29-31
ROLLA, Mo., April 30 -- The University of Missouri at Rolla issued the following news release: Students between the ages of 12 and 14 can take a behind-the-scenes look at robots during a camp held this summer at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Robotics camp will be held June 12-14 and July 29-31 on the Missouri S&T campus. During this hands-on program, students will learn the basic principles of robotics, including electronics, sensors motor and servo control techniques, and  more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY UNDERGRAD EARNS 'PARATROOPER' TITLE
ROLLA, Mo., March 18 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: While most Missouri University of Science and Technology students were returning to classes after winter break, sophomore Jacob Brakeman was learning how to fall. Brakeman, a civil engineering major from St. Charles, Mo., was one of 12 Army cadets selected from a class of about 25,000 students nationwide to attend the Army Basic Airborne Course from Jan. 2 to 26 at Fort Benning, Ga.  more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY'S BAJA TEAM TO TAKE ON MUD AND BOULDERS
ROLLA, Mo., May 14 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: A team of students at Missouri University of Science and Technology has designed two off-road vehicles for intercollegiate "baja" competitions. The Missouri S&T Baja Team will be competing May 29-31 at a Caterpillar Inc. testing facility outside of Peoria, Ill. The team is coming off a disappointing competition that took place during the first weekend of May in Tennessee. "We are w  more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 16 OTHERS PICKED TO RE-ENGINEER SATURN VUE IN ECOCAR CHALLENGE
ROLLA, Mo., May 21 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: A Missouri University of Science and Technology team is one of 17 university groups from the United States and Canada selected to compete in a three-year competition, to design a more eco-friendly vehicle, announced today by the U.S. Department of Energy, General Motors and Natural Resources Canada. EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge will test students' abilities to re-engineer a Saturn VUE t  more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-ROLLA RECEIVES $376,000 GRANT FROM U.S. STEEL FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
ROLLA, Mo., Feb. 18 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: The United States Steel Foundation recently announced that it has awarded a total of $376,000 in grant money to Missouri University of Science and Technology. The funds are designated for scholarships in the following areas: $200,000 for computer and engineering disciplines, $96,000 for minorities in computer and engineering disciplines and $80,000 for women in computer and engineering   more

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-ROLLA THEATRE PROGRAM TO HOLD AUDITIONS FEB. 16-17
ROLLA, Mo., Jan. 31 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: The Missouri University of Science and Technology theatre program will hold auditions for an old-time melodrama the weekend of Feb. 16 and 17. Auditions will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, and from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. All auditions will be at Missouri S&T's Leach Theatre in Castleman Hall. The melodrama is a joyful, campy musical comedy like the ones once don  more

MISSOURI VALLEY HISTORY CONFERENCE RETURNS TO OMAHA
OMAHA, Neb., March 3 -- The University of Nebraska-Omaha issued the following news release: The Missouri Valley History Conference continues its half-century tradition for three days this month at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Omaha. The annual event will be held Thursday, March 6 through Saturday, March 8. This year's conference features a number of topics including Omaha and Nebraska history, as well as history on the Middle East and India. All areas of history will be discussed d  more

MISSOURI-GROWN TOMATOES ADDED TO FDA 'SAFE LIST'; CONSUMERS CAN FEEL CONFIDENT WHEN BUYING LOCAL
COLUMBIA, Mo., June 20 -- The University of Missouri College of Food & Natural Resources issued the following news release: "This is excellent news," said James Quinn, MU Extension regional horticulture specialist. "It means that consumers can be positive that they are safe when they purchase tomatoes from Missouri growers." The listing is also good news for Missouri growers, many of whom have been coping with an unusually cool and wet spring that has delayed production of field tomatoes.   more

MIZZOU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRESENTS AWARDS TO OUTSTANDING FACULTY, ALUMNI
COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 5 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: The Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA) honored 16 outstanding faculty and alumni Friday, Oct. 5, at its 40th Annual Faculty-Alumni Awards Ceremony in Reynolds Alumni Center. The Distinguished Service Award, the Distinguished Faculty Award and 14 Faculty-Alumni Awards were presented. Lenard L. Politte, M.D. '62, of Columbia, received the Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor awarded to an MU alumnus  more

MIZZOU CHANCELLOR DEATON'S OUTDATED STORY POSTED ON GOOGLE NEWS
COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 9 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Google News posted a story on October 7, 2007, that actually ran in The Nashville City Paper in April, 2004. The story names finalists for the position of president of the University of Tennessee and includes Brady Deaton, at the time Provost of the University of Missouri Columbia. The University has received calls from some individuals who have not realized this story is several years old. Dr. Deaton now p  more

MIZZOU ENGINEERING TO HELP PERU RECOVER FROM EARTHQUAKE
COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 26 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: An engineering geotechnical team from the University of Missouri-Columbia will travel to Peru in October to help the earthquake-shattered nation rebuild its most devastated cities. Thousands of earthquake survivors have been living in makeshift shelters since a magnitude 8.0 quake struck central Peru's coast on Aug. 15, killing more than 500 people and reducing houses in the cities of Pisco, Ica and Ch  more

MIZZOU HOMECOMING: 'PAWS' FOR TRADITION
COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 17 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Homecoming is much more than a packed football game, a parade of floats and jubilant tailgates. This Saturday, the University of Missouri-Columbia will celebrate a 96-year-old tradition that brings together students, alumni, faculty and the community. The 2007 Homecoming "Paws for Tradition" inspires a range of activities including a campus decorating competition and blood drive. "The 27-member Homecomi  more

MIZZOU MALPRACTICE STUDY: QUALITY OF CARE DETERMINES SETTLEMENT PAYMENT
COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 25 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Critics of malpractice law contend the civil justice system operates like a lottery - outcomes turn on luck of the draw rather than justice. That's hardly the case, according to a University of Missouri-Columbia law professor, whose review of two decades of research studies shows that settlements are neither random nor irrational. Instead, settlement outcome are tied closely to the quality of care provide  more

MONTELLE WINERY TAKES THE 2008 GOVERNOR'S CUP AWARD
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Aug. 1 -- The Missouri Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: At a wine industry event held Thursday, July 31 at Les Bourgeois Winery in Rocheport, Montelle Winery's 2007 Dry Vignoles was named the 2007 Governor's Cup recipient awarded to the best wine in Missouri. This is the third consecutive Governor's Cup win for winery owner Tony Kooyumjian, whose Augusta Winery earned the top spot in both 2007 and 2006. "Missouri wine and grapes are an impor  more

MOORE SCHOOL ANNOUNCES PAGE PRIZE FOR SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES IN BUSINESS COURSES
COLUMBIA, S.C., July 29 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: An annual competition to foster and reward curriculum innovation in the area of environmental sustainability has been announced by the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. Called the Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula, the competition will 'encourage and support efforts to introduce or substantially upgrade environmenta  more

MORMILE NAMED 2008 MISSOURI S&T WOMAN OF THE YEAR
ROLLA, Mo., April 7 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Dr. Melanie Mormile, associate professor of biological sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named Missouri S&T's 2008 Woman of the Year. Missouri S&T Chancellor John F. Carney III presented Mormile with the award during a Woman of the Year luncheon April 7 at the Havener Center on campus. Mormile has been a member of the Missouri S&T faculty since 19  more

MULTI-POINT STORM CHASING
COLUMBIA, Mo., May 1 -- The University of Missouri College of Food & Natural Resources issued the following news release: University of Missouri Storm Chase Team leader Taylor Trogdon cringes a bit at TV scenes of storm chasers plunging recklessly toward a tornado. While such antics may gather seconds of dramatic video, the action does little to scientifically understand the mysteries of America's strongest storms. Starting this storm season, the MU storm chasing team is doing something un  more

MYERS NAMED NCAA FACULTY ATHLETICS REPRESENTATIVE
FARGO, N.D., Oct. 2 -- North Dakota State University issued the following news release: President Joseph A. Chapman has appointed Deland J. Myers, director of the School of Food Systems and director of the Great Plains Institute of Food Safety, as NDSU's NCAA faculty athletics representative. "In this important position, Dr. Myers will represent NDSU at NCAA athletic conferences and compliance meetings and serve as a liaison between the President's Office and faculty on matters regarding B  more

NAMA Accepting Donations For 9th Annual Silent Auction Proceeds To Benefit NAMA Foundation And The Make-A-Wish Foundation Of Missouri
CHICAGO, July 30 -- The National National Automatic Merchandising Association issued the following news release: Donations are needed for the 9th annual National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) Silent Auction to be held during the NAMA National Expo this fall, NAMA Manager of Human Resources Joann Gonos announced today. The trade show will take place Wednesday, Oct. 15, through Friday, Oct. 17, at America's Center in St. Louis. "We are calling on the industry to help turn silenc  more

NAMIBIAN LIVESTOCK OFFICIALS VISIT COLLEGE OF FOOD AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO IMPROVE THEIR INDUSTRY BACK HOME
COLUMBIA, Mo., June 17 -- The University of Missouri College of Food & Natural Resources issued the following news release: A delegation of beef industry officials from Namibia are visiting the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources the week of June 16 to learn more about collective entrepreneurship among beef producers in the U.S. The information may help the African nation improve its local economy. The delegation is being hosted by the MU Graduate Institute of Cooperat  more

NAMIC Appoints Midwest Region State Affairs Manager
INDIANAPOLIS, March 11 -- The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies issued the following news release: The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) has announced that Mark Johnston has joined the association as state affairs manager for the Midwest region. Johnston is a former health insurance lobbyist from St. Louis, Mo. Johnston will advocate on behalf of NAMIC member companies before state legislatures and insurance departments in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, M  more

NATIONAL AGRI-MARKETING ASSOCIATION STUDENTS TAKE PART IN AG MARKETING COMPETITION
NORMAL, Ill., April 29 -- Illinois State University issued the following news release: Twelve students from Illinois State University's chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) participated in a national marketing competition held April 16-17 in Kansas City, Missouri. Students from 31 NAMA chapters from across the nation participated in the competition, part of the National Agri-Marketing Association's annual conference and trade show. Illinois State team members developed  more

NATIONAL MINORITY DONOR AWARENESS DAY IS AUG. 1
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 30 -- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued the following news release: August 1, 2008, is National Minority Donor Awareness Day, and officials with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services are urging minorities to learn more about the importance of organ donation. "Right now, we have more than 1,250 people of all races in Missouri waiting for organ donations," said Virginia Beatty, manager of the state organ donor program. "Bec  more

NATIONWIDE STUDY GRADES AND RANKS CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 17 -- The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology issued the following news release: Access to state-level candidate campaign disclosure data continued to improve in states across the country, according to Grading State Disclosure 2007, a comprehensive evaluation of campaign finance disclosure laws and programs in the 50 states. The 2007 study, released today by the California Voter Foundation, found that Washington State ranks first in the nation in campaign disclos  more

NCLR Challenges Mccain and Obama to Rein in Party Rhetoric on Immigration
SAN DIEGO, July 11 -- The National Council of La Raza issued the following news release: The country's largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization today challenged presumptive presidential nominees Senators Barack Obama and John McCain to rein in offensive and charged rhetoric on immigration in their respective parties' congressional campaigns this fall. The challenge comes just days before they are both scheduled to address the National Council of La Raza's (NCLR) Annual C  more

NEBRASKA NATIVE OMON LEADS NORTHWEST MISSOURI TO QUARTERFINAL VICTORY OVER CHADRON STATE COLLEGE
CHADRON, Neb., Dec. 1 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: Nebraska native Xavier Omon led Northwest Missouri State to a 26-13 victory over the Chadron State Eagles in an NCAA Division II quarterfinal playoff game during a cold and wintery afternoon in Chadron on Saturday. A senior tailback from Beatrice, Omon rushed 37 times for a school-record 309 yards and scored all three of Northwest Missouri's touchdowns as the Bearcats ended Chadron State's season for the seco  more

NEBRASKA OUTDOOR OUTLOOK FOR AUGUST
LINCOLN, Neb., July 31 -- The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission issued the following news release: Fishing Panhandle Smith Lake - Weed growth will hamper fishing throughout the month. However, if you can find an area of open water, you may have a chance to catch a largemouth bass. Box Butte Reservoir - The reservoir is being drawn down for irrigation and fishing has slowed, but you may still take a few largemouth bass on lures or a few bluegill on nightcrawlers, leeches, jigs, and f  more

NEW ASSOCIATE DEAN CHOSEN FOR UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 17 -- The University of Missouri at Kansas City issued the following news release: The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine has selected Susan B. Wilson, Ph.D. to fill the position of associate dean for Cultural Enhancement and Diversity. Wilson comes to UMKC from Spofford, a child and family treatment center in Kansas City, where she served as vice president of Clinical Services. She will assume her new position at UMKC on July 7, 2008. "We a  more

NEW DIPLOMAS AVAILABLE FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS, ALUMNI
ROLLA, Mo., April 25 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Redesigned University of Missouri diplomas that reference the new name of the Rolla campus - Missouri University of Science and Technology - will soon become available for May 2008 graduates and Missouri S&T alumni. The redesigned diplomas, approved recently by the University of Missouri administration, replace the former wording "Done at the University in the City of Rolla, State o  more

NEW ORLEANS MAN SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS FOR HEROIN CONSPIRACY
NEW ORLEANS, July 30 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation New Orleans Field Office issued the following press release: Two men pled guilty today in separate cases in U. S. District Court today to federal charges involving the sexual exploitation of minors, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In the first case, AKSHAYA SWAIN, 30, of Columbia, Missouri, pled guilty today before U. S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan for transferring obscene material to a minor  more

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF MARSHALL ISLANDS PRESENTS CREDENTIALS
UNITED NATIONS, July 31 -- The United Nations issued the following press release: The new Permanent Representative of the Marshall Islands to the United Nations, Phillip H. Muller, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Muller was in private business, having previously held several Cabinet portfolios, including appointments as Minister for Foreign Affairs (1994-1999), Minister of Education (1986-1994) and Minister-in-Assistance to  more

NEW PROGRAM PREPARES TEACHERS TO HELP STUDENTS WHO DON'T SPEAK ENGLISH
COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 26 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Spanish, Bosnian/Serbo/Croatian, Vietnamese, Arabic and Somali are the top five foreign languages spoken by school children in Missouri, according to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. It may sound surprising, but the numbers of non-English speaking students are on the rise. Now, a new program through the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Education has been granted $1.  more

New York State First to Achieve FDA National Food Safety Standards
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture issued the following newsletter: Governor David A. Paterson announced that New York is the first state in the nation to meet, and in many areas exceed, nationally recognized food protection program standards set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). New York was among five states asked by the federal government to pilot a new federal program designed to achieve uniformity and consistency between stat  more

NOBEL PRIZE WINNING CLIMATE AND CONSERVATION SCIENTISTS CALL VISIONARY PLAN TO PROTECT VAST CANADIAN BOREAL FOREST UNPRECEDENTED
WASHINGTON, Va., July 21 -- The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology issued the following news release: As news spreads of Ontario's commitment to protect over 55 million acres of Canada's Boreal Forest, an area the size of the United Kingdom, leading international scientists and conservationists are expressing their strong support for Premier Dalton McGuinty's science-based leadership. "Premier McGuinty has set a new standard for Canada and the rest of the world for land conservation  more

NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY WINS CASE VI AWARDS
FARGO, N.D., Jan. 22 -- North Dakota State University issued the following news release: NDSU received several awards, including one Grand Gold and two Golds, at the District VI Council for Advancement and Support of Education annual conference in Denver on Jan. 14. The NDSU personnel recognized were Brad Clemenson, Publications Services art director; Bekka DeVries, Publications Services graphic designer; Melissa Hintermeister, Publications Services graphic designer; Sara Tanke, Alumni Ass  more

NOVELIST NAEEM MURR TO GIVE READING IN THOMAS J. DODD RESEARCH CENTER SEPT. 26
STORRS, Conn., Sept. 21 -- The University of Connecticut issued the following news release: Novelist Naeem Murr, the Fall 2007 Aetna Visiting Writer-in-Residence, will give a reading in The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26. Murr is the author of three novels: The Boy (1998), The Genius of the Sea (2003), and The Perfect Man (2007). The Boy, his first novel, was a New York Times Notable Book. It won a Lambda Literary Award and was translated into six languages  more

NRC AWARDS NUCLEAR EDUCATION GRANTS
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following press release: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has awarded nearly $20 million to 60 different institutions in 28 jurisdictions to boost nuclear education and expand the workforce for nuclear energy. Congress provided NRC with $15 million to supplement NRC's grant program. The 88 grants are for faculty development ($7.8 million), education scholarships and graduate fellowships ($6.4 million), university curriculu  more

NSF AWARDS MU $2.16 MILLION FOR INTRAPLATE EARTHQUAKE STUDIES
COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 12 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Among the many mysteries of our planet's geology is why earthquakes occur in the middle of presumably stable tectonic plates. A project led by a group of University of Missouri-Columbia researchers has been awarded $2.16 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to bolster the collaborative efforts between the U.S. and China in determining the cause of intraplate earthquakes that have occurred in  more

Oklahoma Hosts Multi-State Partnership For Security
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture issued the following newsletter: The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry will host agriculture and emergency management officials from 13 states for a two-day Multi-State Partnership for Security in Agriculture meeting July 23 and 24. State and national Homeland Security advisors will join the meeting at the Oklahoma National Guard Regional Training Institute in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma S  more

OLD RECIPES HOLD NEW PROMISE IN FIGHT AGAINST PROSTATE CANCER
COLUMBIA, Mo., June 16 -- The University of Missouri College of Food & Natural Resources issued the following news release: Dried tomatoes seldom find their way to the plate of the average American male. Perhaps they should. A study by biochemistry researchers at the University of Missouri have found that this type of tomato has properties that help fight prostate cancer. They published their results in the June issue of Cancer Research. Specifically, an organic carbohydrate known as Fr  more

OLD SIGNS FOR SALE ON EBAY
ROLLA, Mo., April 3 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Missouri S&T is selling signage that bears the university's former name - the University of Missouri-Rolla - on the online auction site eBay. The university decided to sell the UMR signs after alumni expressed a desire to purchase them as memorabilia. Most of the signs were removed when the university changed its name to Missouri S&T on Jan. 1. Anyone interested in owning a bit of  more

ON-SITE REGISTRATION ON AUG. 11 AT HOUSTON CAMPUS
WEST PLAINS, Mo., July 30 -- Missouri State University at West Plains issued the following news release: Missouri State University-West Plains will host an early registration period Monday, Aug. 11, for classes being offered during the 2008 fall semester at the Missouri State-West Plains campus in Houston. Registration for current and readmitted students will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. that day at the Houston High School library, 423 W. Pine St. Students may register for courses offere  more

OPERATION BUCKSHOT-FOUR PLEAD GUILTY TO MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR METHAMPHETAMINE CONSPIRACY
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 29 -- The U.S. Justice Department's Drug Enforcement Administration's St. Louis Field Office issued the following press release: John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that four defendants have pleaded guilty to their roles in a conspiracy to distribute millions of dollars worth of methamphetamine in Barton County, Mo., and elsewhere. Operation Buckshot is a multi-agency investigation into a large-scale drug-traffickin  more

ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM INCLUDES NORMAN MAILER'S WAR TIME REMEMBRANCES
DENTON, Texas, Nov. 15 -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: On Sept. 2, 1945, members of the 112th Cavalry of the Texas National Guard gathered on the USS Lavaca in Tokyo Bay to listen to a radio play-by-play of the Japanese surrender. The ship was anchored less than a mile from the USS Missouri, which Gen. Douglas MacArthur boarded to sign the conditions of surrender with Japanese foreign minister Mamoru Shigemitsu. Among the members of the 112th was a recen  more

PASEO ACADEMY STUDENTS TO HOST SUMMER SCHOOL GRAND FINALE PERFORMANCES
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 22 -- The Kansas City Missouri School District has issued the following news release: The Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts Summer Camp will bring down the curtain on the Summer School session with a pair of student performances this week. The performances will be at the school, 4747 Flora, Kansas City, MO 64110. On July 22 at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theater, students will present their rendition of the popular musical "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown." The   more

PASEO ACADEMY TO HOLD 2008-09 SUMMER AUDITIONS
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 23 -- The Kansas City Missouri School District has issued the following news release: Prospective students are encouraged to pick up an audition packet, prepare for their genre, and contact the Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts for an audition appointment during the month of August. Classes in each arts genre will be taught in the upcoming year: theater/technical theater, vocal/instrumental music, dance, visual arts, and creative writing. Eligibility is open  more

PEW ANALYSIS REVEALS OUTDATED STATE TAX SYSTEMS ARE UNDERCUTTING ECONOMIC VITALITY
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 -- The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology issued the following news release: State tax systems are failing to keep up with fundamental shifts in the economy and are impeding states' overall fiscal health, according to analysis released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts' Center on the States. Pew's research, appearing in the article Growth and Taxes in Governing magazine's January issue, details how some states are adapting elements of their tax structure to meet the   more

PLANNING MADE EASIER: UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI ENGINEERS DEVELOP SOFTWARE SOLUTION FOR COMPLEX SPACE MISSIONS
COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 3 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Sending an unmanned spacecraft to the outer fringes of the solar system requires extensive planning. At the University of Missouri, engineers have developed an efficient and highly sophisticated mathematical algorithm (implemented as software) that determines the most efficient path for a spacecraft's journey from point A to point B - no matter how many worlds or years away. In testing and validating the  more

PLAYER AIMONE WANTS TO COMPLETE 'FULL SEASON' WITH THREE MORE GAMES
CHADRON, Neb., Nov. 29 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: While the Chadron State College football season officially will be 13 weeks old on Saturday, when the Eagles host Northwest Missouri State in the NCAA Division II playoff game, it's only been about half that long for right guard Mike Aimone, who missed the first six weeks with a broken left fibula. Because every player hates to be short-changed by an injury, it's not surprising that he wants the Eagles to ke  more

POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS ON DRUG, GUN CHARGES
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 28 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives' Kansas City Field Office issued the following press release: A Poplar Bluff, Missouri woman was sentenced today on federal drug and gun charges, announced United States Attorney Catherine L. Hanaway. TWAJUANA K. DAVIS, age 28, was sentenced to 120 months on one felony count of distribution of cocaine base, one felony count of possession with intent to distribute five grams or mo  more

POSSIBLE SAFER TARGET FOR ANTI-CLOTTING DRUGS FOUND
CHICAGO, Sept. 26 -- The University of Illinois at Chicago issued the following news release: Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have identified a new molecular target in blood clot formation, which seems to reduce clotting without excessive bleeding, the common side-effect of anti-clotting agents. The findings are reported in the September issue of Molecular and Cellular Biology. "It was very surprising to find an enzyme whose inhibition lessened p  more

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES FOCUS ON CHARACTER THROUGH HEADLINE OF FACEBOOK, MYSPACE, SAYS UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI RESEARCHER
COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 13 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: As a result of the popularity of "social networking" Web sites MySpace and Facebook, it comes as no surprise that presidential candidates are reaching out to perspective voters through the use of technology. William Benoit, communication professor in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and graduate students Leslie Rill and Anji Phillips, recently studied the emerging   more

PROFESSOR DUNSCOMBE DIES; CELEBRATION OF LIFE CEREMONIES ARE PENDING
MANKATO, Minn., Jan. 29 -- Minnesota State University, Mankato issued the following news release: Professor Emeritus Harry Dunscombe, age 75, of Quitman, Ga., formerly of Mankato, passed on Monday, Jan. 21. A Celebration of Life ceremony, to be held in Quitman, Ga., is pending. Arrangements for a Celebration of Harry Dunscombe's Musical Life, to be held in the Department of Music, Minnesota State University, Mankato, also are pending. "The music world lost a great musician in the passin  more

PROJECT CEASEFIRE: JURY CONVICTS INDEPENDENCE MAN FOR ILLEGAL FIREARM
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 30 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives' Kansas City Field Office issued the following press release: John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Independence, Mo., man was convicted by a federal jury today for illegally possessing firearms that he had stolen during a home intrusion in which he duct-taped a woman to her bed while he ransacked her house and fled by stealing   more

PUBLIC INVITED TO MEET CITY MANAGER CANDIDATES
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 31 -- The city of Springfield issued the following news release: The public is invited to meet the three finalist candidates for the Springfield City Manager position at two events on Monday, Aug. 4, 2008. The first event is "Coffee with the Candidates" from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Park Central Square Branch Library at the southwest corner of the Square. The second opportunity is after work at an Ice Cream Social from 5:45 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Phelps Gr  more

PUBLIC RADIO STATION KMST SURPASSES ITS FUNDRAISING GOAL
ROLLA, Mo., March 12 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Public radio station KMST finished its eight-day fall membership drive Saturday, March 8, surpassing its monetary goal of $60,000 and adding more than 57 new members. The station reached its goal during the 8 p.m. hour during the popular public radio show "Bluegrass for a Saturday Night," hosted by Wayne Bledsoe. KMST's new and renewing members from south-central Missouri, as well a  more

QUALITY COUNTS 2008: REPORT CARD GRADES STATES ON EDUCATION PERFORMANCE, POLICY
RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 9 -- The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology issued the following news release: Education Week launched a new report card today, grading the states across six areas of education performance and policy. While the U.S. posted a grade of C overall, the average state earned a D-plus on public school achievement, the poorest showing of any graded category. Marks were also low for state efforts to improve teaching, where 10 states earned a grade of D or lower. One of the  more

QUARTERFINAL TICKETS GO ON SALE
CHADRON, Neb., Nov. 25 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: Tickets for Chadron State's quarterfinal matchup with Northwest Missouri State in the NCAA Division II Playoffs will go on Tuesday. The game kicks off Saturday at Elliott Field in Chadron at 11:30 a.m. The price for admission is $12 for adults and $8 for students and anyone over the age of 65. Children, age 6 and under, will be let in for free. Tickets can be purchased now by calling the CSC Business O  more

RACING SEASON SET TO START FOR MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY'S FORMULA CAR TEAM
ROLLA, Mo., April 22 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: The Formula Car Team from Missouri University of Science and Technology is heading to the Virginia International Raceway for an intercollegiate competition April 23-26. Missouri S&T's miniature Indy-style racing car has a top speed of about 85 mph. Crew members and drivers from Missouri S&T will test their car against approximately 50 other teams in Virginia. At the event, the te  more

REASON TO SMILE: NEW TECHNOLOGY AT UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AIMS TO ELIMINATE PAIN FROM CAVITY TREATMENT PROCEDURES
COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 5 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Tooth decay and cavities are no smiling matter - especially when fillings are required. The drilling procedure is cumbersome and outright painful in some cases. To alleviate the discomfort and improve the durability and quality of fillings, Missouri researchers are developing a high-tech device that will offer improved treatment for cavities. Overseeing the project is Qingsong Yu, assistant professor of  more

RED WINE, GRAPE JUICE HELP DEFEND AGAINST FOOD-BORNE DISEASES, ACCORDING TO UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI RESEARCHERS
COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 10 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Red wine is known to have multiple health benefits. Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia have found that red wine may also protect humans from common food-borne diseases. Researchers Azlin Mustapha, associate professor of food science in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, and Atreyee Das, a doctoral student in the food science program, are conducting on-going studies e  more

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 'COMPUTER HIGHLY INTERACTIVE PROGRAM' CAMP
ROLLA, Mo., April 22 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Missouri University of Science and Technology's Computer Highly Interactive Program (CHIP) is the perfect summer experience for high school juniors and seniors interested in working with computers and digital technologies. Registration for CHIP is now open to students entering the 11th and 12th grades in the fall of 2008. Camp will be held from July 20 to 24 at Missouri S&T. CHIP  more

REIMER NAMED IOWA ASSOCIATION FOR LIFELONG LEARNING PRESIDENT ELECT
SIOUX CITY, Iowa, Aug. 1 -- Western Iowa Tech Community College issued the following news release: Martin Reimer, dean of the Corporate College at Western Iowa Tech Community College, has been named president elect of the Iowa Association for Lifelong Learning (IALL). The announcement was made at a joint conference of IALL and the Missouri Valley Adult Education Association held in Council Bluffs, Iowa, July 16-18. Reimer, a resident of Dakota Dunes, S. D., will assume the position in S  more

RELIGION, HEALTH CARE SHOULD MIX, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI STUDY SAYS
COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 22 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Research shows that religion and spirituality are linked to positive physical and mental health; however, most studies have focused on people with life threatening diseases. A new study from the University of Missouri-Columbia shows that religion helps many individuals with disabilities adjust to their impairments and gives new meaning to their lives. According to the study, persons facing impending dea  more

RENOWNED POET WALL TO GIVE READING AT SOUTHERN MISS NOV. 1
HATTIESBURG, Miss., Oct. 25 -- The University of Southern Mississippi issued the following news release: The University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Writers and Department of English will host a reading next week by an award-winning and widely published poet specializing in the literature of his native Ireland. Eamonn Wall, the Smurfit-Stone Professor of Irish Studies and professor of English at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, will give his presentation Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7   more

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY CANDIDATES BREAK FROM NORM BY CRITICIZING PRESIDENT BUSH, SAYS UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI RESEARCHER
COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 25 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Analysis of this year's presidential debates by a University of Missouri-Columbia faculty member indicates that Democratic candidates aren't the only ones criticizing President George W. Bush. So are Republicans, says MU researcher William Benoit. "This is completely unprecedented," said Benoit, who teaches communication in the College of Arts and Science. "This has never happened before, and it's beca  more

REYNOLDS COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR MAKING DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE, ARSON
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 30 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives' Kansas City Field Office issued the following press release: United States Attorney Catherine L. Hanaway announced today that a Reynolds County man has been sentenced to prison on unlawful firearm charges. MICHAEL BRENT FOX, of Lesterville, Missouri, was sentenced to 42 months in prison on one felony count of making an unlawful firearm (destructive device) and one felony count o  more

Rhode Island Supreme Court Lead Paint Decision Prevents Dangerous Liability Expansion, NAMIC Says
INDIANAPOLIS, July 1 -- The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies issued the following news release: By reversing a lower court's decision that found lead pigment manufacturers liable for childhood lead poisoning under public nuisance law, the Rhode Island Supreme Court prevented an unwarranted, dangerous, and unpredictable expansion of liability, according to the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC). NAMIC had filed an amicus brief in the case, strongly arg  more

SAMUEL JOINS BISON FOOTBALL COACHING STAFF
FARGO, N.D., Feb. 12 -- North Dakota State University issued the following news release: Head football coach Craig Bohl announced Terrence Samuel will join the Bison coaching staff as wide receivers coach. He replaces Reggie Moore, who resigned in January to accept an assistant coaching position at UCLA. Samuel comes to NDSU from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he served as the offensive coordinator and running backs coach during the 2007 season. He previously was an assistan  more

SCHOOL SHOOTINGS THE RESULT OF CRISIS OF MASCULINITY, GUN CULTURE
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15 -- The University of California at Los Angeles issued the following press release: Yesterday's fatal shooting rampage at Northern Illinois University, and similar attacks last week at a Missouri city hall and in a Los Angeles suburb, again raise questions about the eruption of mass violence in America in recent years. What is behind these acts and, more importantly, can anything be done to stop them? In "Guys and Guns Amok: Domestic Terrorism and School Shootings from   more

SECRETARY OF STATE CARNAHAN RELEASES VOTER TURNOUT PREDICTION FOR AUG. 5TH PRIMARY ELECTION
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Aug. 1 -- The Missouri Secretary of State issued the following news release: Secretary of State Robin Carnahan announced today that a predicted 31 percent of Missouri's registered voters will turn out for the August 5, 2008 primary election. This prediction is a compilation of the local turnout estimates submitted to the Secretary of State's office by the election authorities in each county. If the 31 percent estimate is met, more than one million votes will be cast in th  more

SEN. DORGAN HOLDS MEETING AT FORT MANDAN
FORT MANDAN, N.D., Aug. 2 -- The office of Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) held a meeting at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center Saturday to discuss development of the Fort Mandan. He said historic site is one of North Dakota's "crown jewels" and is an important piece of the state's tourism industry. Dorgan, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has secured $800,000 in federal funding to help develop Fort Manda  more

SEN. OBAMA TO HOLD TOWN HALL MEETING AT MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
ROLLA, Mo., July 28 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, will hold a town hall meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, on the campus of Missouri University of Science and Technology. The event will be held in the Student Recreation Center addition to the Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building on 10th Street west of U.S. Highway 63. Entrance to the event will be on the west  more

SENIOR CLOSER SLOVAK NAMED TO NATIONAL COLLEGIATE BASEBALL WRITERS ASSOCIATION STOPPER OF YEAR WATCH LIST
STARKVILLE, Miss., Feb. 15 -- The University of Delaware sports department issued the following news release: University of Delaware senior closer David Slovak was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award Watch List, the NCBWA announced today. The Stopper Award is annually presented to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball. Forty players were named to the initial list for the honor, which is in its fourth year of existence. Wit  more

SHOW-ME-STATE ICE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 30 -- The city of Springfield issued the following news release: The Springfield-Greene County Park Board and Mediacom Ice Park will host the 2008 Show-Me-State Adult Ice Hockey Tournament on Friday, Aug. 1 �" Sunday, Aug. 3. Nine teams will compete in the tournament, including those from Arkansas, Illinois, and Missouri. Teams from more than just the state of Missouri are allowed to play in the games, because of the œopen weekend format of play. * Four Friday   more

SILENT KILLER CAN LURK IN HOMES, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXPERT SAYS TEST NOW
COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 8 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: It can't be seen, felt or tasted and it is even odorless. That is why radon is called the silent killer. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States. A University of Missouri-Columbia expert says testing is quick and inexpensive and well worth the time and effort. Radon is a radioactive gas that can seep into homes f  more

SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY EDUCATION ALUMNA RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa., Nov. 8 -- The University of Pennsylvania at Slippery Rock issued the following news release: Sandra Scurle Kalin, a 1964 SRU education graduate, has received the 2007 National Distinguished Principal Award from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Kalin was recognized for her management and leadership role at Bethel Lutheran School in St. Louis. The multicultural elementary school provides high-quality instructio  more

SMOKERS URGED TO KICK BAD HABIT IN BUTT
COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 12 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: More than 70 percent of all people who light cigarettes actually want to quit, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, only 5 percent to 10 percent are successful on any given attempt. As the Great American Smokeout rolls around again this year, a University of Missouri-Columbia respiratory therapist says there are more ways than ever to support smokers who want to kick the ha  more

SOUTH TEXAS I.S.D., UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN HESTEC SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM EVENTS
EDINBURG, Texas, Sept. 17 -- The University of Texas-Pan American issued the following news release: Students from The University of Texas-Pan American and South Texas Independent School District high schools will participate in the Science and Engineering Symposium during the sixth annual Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week Sept. 24-29. The symposium, scheduled Monday, Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the UTPA Engineering Building, is titled "Explorations in Science and E  more

SPIRIT RALLY, WATCH PARTIES, TIGER PRIDE TAKE OVER UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI CAMPUS
COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 28 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: The University of Missouri-Columbia Tigers have been on the prowl since entering the college football polls at No. 25 following their first four games of the season. After a victory over the No. 2 ranked University of Kansas earned MU a No. 1 ranking and the Big 12 North championship, Mizzou is making it known who the king of the jungle is. It's the Tigers. While MU football players, including Heisma  more

Sports Info Office Takes Top Honors at MVC Meetings
ST. LOUIS, July 24 -- Creighton University issued the following press release: The Creighton University Sports Information Office was named the best in the Missouri Valley Conference at meetings last week in St. Louis. The award, selected by Valley associate commissioner Mike Kern, is in its fourth year. Kern cited Creighton's work while hosting MVC Championship events in men's soccer, men's & women's tennis and women's golf in the last academic year. In March, Creighton and the MVC co-hos  more

SPRING CLEANING: TIME TO DONATE UNWANTED RECORDS, CDS, STEREOS TO AUDIO-READER
LAWRENCE, Kan., March 21 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: Go green this year by donating unwanted - but new or gently used - audio electronics to a worthy cause. Recycled music and sound gadgets are worth a fortune to the University of Kansas' Audio-Reader, a reading service for the blind and visually impaired, as it prepares for its annual For Your Ears Only fundraiser to be held this fall. Donation drives for audio items to sell at the fundraiser will be  more

SPRINGFIELD MAN CONVICTED FOR ILLEGAL FIREARMS
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 22 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives' Kansas City Field Office issued the following press release: John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo., man was convicted today for illegally possessing firearms. Karlin Kelley, 51, of Springfield, was found guilty following a two-day bench trial before U.S. District Judge Richard E. Dorr of being a felon in poss  more

ST. LOUIS MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATION
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., July 24 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Springfield Field Office issued the following press release: Grace Chung Becker, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, and A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that WILLIAM BOWEN, age 25, of St. Louis, Missouri, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to violate the civil rights of an African-American couple a  more

STATE COMMERCE SECRETARY TO OPEN COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEETING
LAWRENCE, Kan., March 13 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: Kansas Secretary of Commerce David D. Kerr will open the 20th annual Community Economic Development Conference, which takes place April 9-10 in the El Dorado Civic Center, 201 E. Central. Titled "Ready, Set, Go: Community Economic Development, A Journey to Success," the conference is presented by the Institute for Policy and Social Research at the University of Kansas, the Kansas Department of Commerce  more

STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC TO LEARN ABOUT AND COMMENT ON EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ACTIVITIES
BISMARCK, N.D., July 31 -- The North Dakota Department of Health issued the following news release: The North Dakota Department of Health has scheduled a public meeting designed to educate the general public about emergency preparedness activities and provide opportunity for public comment. The meeting will be held Mon., August 4, 2008, from 10:30 a.m. CST until about noon. The meeting will be based in Bismarck, but the public will be able to participate through a videoconferencing system fro  more

STATE'S SALES TAX HOLIDAY SET FOR AUG. 1-3
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 30 -- The Missouri Department of Revenue issued the following news release: Missouri's fifth annual "Back-to-School" sales tax holiday is set for this weekend August 1, 2, and 3. During this period, certain clothing, school supplies, personal computers, and software will be exempt from the state sales tax of 4.225 percent. In areas where local jurisdictions are also participating in the holiday, purchases will be exempt from both state and local sales tax. The sal  more

STONE RESIGNS AS DEAN OF HUMANITIES AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 31 -- Missouri State University issued the following news release: After seven years, Dr. Lorene Stone has resigned as dean of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs at Missouri State University. Her resignation is effective today (July 31). Dr. Victor Matthews, associate dean, will serve as interim dean beginning tomorrow (Aug. 1). A nation-wide search for a permanent dean will begin in August and the new dean may start as early as January 2009. Stone will   more

STOP STRESSING, ENJOY HOLIDAY SEASON, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXPERT OFFERS TIPS
COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 1 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: If this time of year brings to mind the joyful happiness and tingly feelings brought forth at the conclusion of the holiday classic "It's a Wonderful Life," then a big let-down may be in store, according to a University of Missouri-Columbia psychology expert. In fact, high expectations can be the first step on the road to a stressful holiday season. "The notion that everything should be so wonderful and   more

STRAND, WENDLING SELECTED TO PLAY IN VALERO CACTUS BOWL
CHADRON, Neb., Dec. 10 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: Chadron State's Beau Wendling and John Strand have been selected to play in the 2008 Valero Cactus Bowl, which will be played on Friday, Jan. 11 in Kingsville, Texas. The Cactus Bowl, a Division II all-star game, will be played at Javelina Stadium on the campus of Texas A&M University - Kingsville. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be televised locally on Fox Sports Southwest. The Cactus Bowl is  more

STUDY OF AFRICAN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE WILL BEGIN WORLD-FIRST CLINICAL TRIAL
COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 6 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Sutherlandia may be unfamiliar to many North Americans, but in South Africa, where traditional medicines are used by many people, and often supplement conventional medicines, many consider it a miracle plant. Those that use Sutherlandia claim that it cures ailments from depression to cancer. Sutherlandia is the focus of research at The International Center for Indigenous Phytotherapy Studies (TICIPS), a   more

STUDY SHOWS BLACK POLITICIANS GAIN SEATS, BUT NOT LEADERSHIP POSITIONS, IN STATE ASSEMBLIES
COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 12 -- University of Missouri issued the following research news release: Researchers examining trends in state politics have found that during the 1990s, African-American officeholders had difficulty translating election to public office into positions of authority such as committee chairs in state legislatures. The findings, said a University of Missouri-Columbia faculty member who participated in the study, provide somewhat of a "mixed picture" of political gains by Afr  more

STUDY SHOWS SOME ATHLETIC MEN MAY RISK LOW BONE DENSITY
COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 15 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis affects more than 2 million men in the United States and nearly 12 million more have osteopenia-clinically significant low bone density that is less severe than osteoporosis. Now, a new study from the University of Missouri-Columbia has found that men engaging predominantly in low-impact forms of exercise have an increased incidence of osteope  more

SUICIDE RATES RISE AMONG YOUTH, MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS IN SCHOOLS NECESSARY FOR PREVENTION, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXPERT SAYS
COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 7 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: In 2004, suicide was the second leading cause of death for adolescents ages 15 to 19 in Missouri alone, according to the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Stigma, embarrassment, insecurity and fear are all feelings that hold a person back from seeking help when thoughts of suicide enter their minds. That's why it is imperative that school personnel be taught to recognize risk factors and learn what to   more

SUMMER GRADUATES TO BE HONORED AT GRADUATION CEREMONY
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 22 -- The Kansas City Missouri School District has issued the following news release: WHO: Central High School, Southeast High School and Paseo Academy graduates WHAT: Summer graduation ceremony WHEN: 9 a.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2008 WHERE: Central High School, 3221 Indiana, Kansas City, MO 64128 KANSAS CITY, MO. - Summer graduates from Central High School, Southeast High School and Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts will receive their Kansas City, Mi  more

SWAN RECEIVES STRAND DIVERSITY AWARD
NORMAL, Ill., Feb. 11 -- Illinois State University issued the following news release: Ronald Swan, Chief of the Illinois State University Police department, is the 2008 recipient of the David Strand Diversity Achievement Award at Illinois State University. Swan is the 15th recipient of the award, which was established and endowed by President Emeritus David Strand to honor a faculty or staff member whose efforts result in heightened sensitivity to diversity on campus. Swan will be honored   more

TANNER CENTER FOR NONVIOLENT HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY HOSTS INTERNATIONAL CRIME-FIGHTING TOOL: HAIR REVEALS WHERE MURDER VICTIMS DRANK WATER
SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 25 -- The University of Utah issued the following news release: University of Utah scientists developed a new crime-fighting tool by showing that human hair reveals the general location where a person drank water, helping police track past movements of criminal suspects or unidentified murder victims. "You are what you eat and drink - and that is recorded in your hair," says geochemist Thure (pronounced Tur-ee) Cerling, who led the research effort with ecologist Jim Eh  more

THE PATHWAY PLANTS USE TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST PATHOGENS
COLUMBIA, Mo., April 8 -- The University of Missouri College of Food & Natural Resources issued the following news release: Think that a field of plants is a bucolic place free of strife? Try again. It is a battlefield of chemical warfare between defending plants and attacking pathogens. And the plants are waging a good fight, according to a University of Missouri biochemist. Previous studies have shown that plants can sense attacks by pathogens and activate their defenses. However, it has  more

THE RECIPE FOR SUCCESS, FUN IN KITCHEN
COLUMBIA, Mo., July 9 -- The University of Missouri College of Food & Natural Resources issued the following news release: If there is a basic ingredient for success in the kitchen, the Kelly Twins say it is hard work, a fun attitude and a good education. Both got their start as celebrity chefs at the University of Missouri, Bridget at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Margaret and Bridget Kelly, known as the Kelly Twins, produce a popular cooking show called Twice  more

Tiger Maulings Illustrate Need for Legislation Banning Dangerous Wild Animals in Private Hands
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug. 5 -- The Animal Protection Institute issued the following news release: Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute (Born Free USA), a national animal advocacy organization, is calling on the Missouri legislature to ban the keeping of inherently dangerous wild animals as "pets" after two separate incidents in as many days involving tigers. In the first, a tiger escaped his enclosure and mauled a volunteer at Wesa-A-Geh-Ya, a roadside zoo in Warrenton that has   more

TRIMMING, FERTILIZING HISTORY
COLUMBIA, Mo., March 24 -- The University of Missouri College of Food & Natural Resources issued the following news release: It is a tree that has seen the history of Missouri. It probably emerged from the ground as a sapling along the Missouri River near present-day McBaine about 350 years ago. As it grew, it saw the first French fur traders float down the river. It was about 150 years old when the Lewis and Clark expedition passed by. It lived through the Civil War, World Wars I and I  more

TWO MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY GRADRUATES AMONG VICTIMS OF KIRKWOOD, MO., SHOOTING
ROLLA, Mo., Feb. 8 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Two of the victims of the Feb. 7, 2008, shooting at a Kirkwood Mo., city council meeting were graduates of Missouri University of Science and Technology. Kirkwood Mayor Mike Swoboda, a 1960 mechanical engineering graduate, was reportedly shot in the head and as of this morning, was listed in critical condition at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis. City of Kirkwood Public  more

TWO MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROFESSORS EARN AWARD FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH
ROLLA, Mo., March 26 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Two professors at Missouri University of Science and Technology have been chosen to receive a faculty award from the John W. Claypool Fund for Medical Research. Dr. Nuran Ercal, professor of chemistry at Missouri S&T and adjunct associate professor of internal medicine at St. Louis University, and Dr. Yinfa Ma, Curators' Teaching Professor of chemistry at Missouri S&T, have earned t  more

TWO SHARE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD
ROLLA, Mo., April 24 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Paul Robinette and Ryanne Dolan are co-winners of the 2008 University of Missouri Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Robinette is a senior in computer engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Dolan is a former Missouri S&T student who is now pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Robinette and Dolan formed a software services and consultin  more

TWO UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS TEAMS HEADED FOR NATIONAL DEBATE TOURNAMENT
LAWRENCE, Kan., Feb. 26 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: Two University of Kansas debate teams have been selected to compete in the National Debate Tournament, which will take place March 27-31 at California State University-Fullerton. Brett Bricker, Wichita senior; Andrew Jennings, Silver Lake senior; Nathaniel "Nate" Johnson, Manhattan senior; and Christopher Stone, Derby sophomore, will represent KU at the 62nd NDT. Both KU teams were among the top 16 in  more

TWO WORLD-CLASS CYCLISTS TO VISIT SPRINGFIELD AUG. 5
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug. 4 -- The city of Springfield issued the following news release: Two of the 120 world-class cyclists who will be competing in the 2008 Tour of Missouri will visit Springfield Tuesday to discuss the upcoming seven-day cycling event taking place for the second year in September. Springfield will again be the host city for the Stage 2 finish on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, as riders complete a 126-mile course from Clinton, Mo. On Tuesday, Michael Creed, a 20-time U.S. nati  more

U.S. CELLULAR PRESENTS: MOVIES AROUND MISSOURI STEPHENS LAKE OUTDOOR CINEMA SERIES
COLUMBIA, Mo., July 31 -- The city of Columbia issued the following news release: The next movie in the Stephens Lake Outdoor Cinema Series will be shown Friday, Aug. 8, with a showing of The Spiderwick Chronicles at Stephens Lake Park (Old Highway 63 and Broadway). The fee is $3 per person; children 6 and under are free. The movie will start at 8:45 p.m. Pre-show entertainment will be provided by Chris Hatfield starting at 8 p.m. The last movie in the Outdoor Series will be held in Sep  more

U.S. NEWS AGAIN RANKS MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AMONG TOP GRADUATE ENGINEERING PROGRAMS
ROLLA, Mo., March 28 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Missouri University of Science and Technology is again one of the nation's top graduate engineering schools, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2009 rankings of graduate schools. The rankings also list six Missouri S&T programs as among the best in the country. Missouri S&T is ranked 67th among the nation's best graduate engineering schools by U.S. News and ranked 39th when c  more

U.S. UNDERSECRETARY FOR AGRICULTURE VISITS COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD. NATURAL RESOURCES
COLUMBIA, Mo., May 20 -- The University of Missouri College of Food & Natural Resources issued the following news release: U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics, Gale Buchanan, Ph.D., visited the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources recently to better understand the resources that MU has in undergraduate instruction, research and extension. He toured Agriculture Research Service (ARS) facilities and the Food and Agricultural Po  more

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS GAIN RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AT UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
COLUMBIA, Mo., July 30 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Opting for books over the beach, dozens of undergraduate students at the University of Missouri are spending their summers as undergraduate research interns, making an investment in their future and the future of society. Summer interns work side-by-side with faculty mentors to gain hands-on experience in their area of research. Mentors are members of the MU faculty and are among the leading researchers  more

UNIVERSITY CAREER CENTER SPONSORS EDUCATION INTERVIEW DAY
LAWRENCE, Kan., Feb. 26 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: The University Career Center at the University of Kansas is sponsoring its 27th annual Education Interview Day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the Kansas Union ballroom. Representatives from more than 85 school districts in eight states are scheduled to conduct interviews with education professionals. Metropolitan areas represented from outside Kansas/Missouri include Phoenix, Ariz.; Palm B  more

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE ATHLETICS MARKETING DEPARTMENT HONORED BY NCAA FOR PACK HOUSE CHALLENGE
INDIANAPOLIS, April 29 -- The University of Delaware sports department issued the following news release: The University of Delaware athletics marketing department, led by Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing Curt Krouse and assistant director Kristy Fletcher, have been honored by the NCAA for their "Pack the House" promotion at a Blue Hen women's basketball game this past season. Delaware was one of 32 NCAA Division I schools nationally recognized for their innovative way of drawing  more

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE MEN'S SWIMMING, DIVING TEAM RANKED 6TH IN MID-MAJOR POLL
SOMERS, Wis., Nov. 27 -- The University of Delaware sports department issued the following news release: The University of Delaware men's swimming and diving team was ranked 6th among all Division I Mid-Major programs as selected by CollegeSwimming.com. The rankings are based on each team's best dual meet lineup as judged and submitted by participating teams. The poll is announced four times throughout the season and entries are due on November 14 (Pre-Invite), December 20 (Post-Invite), F  more

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE QUARTERBACK FLACCO NAMED TO PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY ALL-AMERICAN TEAM
NEWARK, Del., Jan. 23 -- The University of Delaware sports department issued the following news release: University of Delaware senior quarterback Joe Flacco (at right), who will play in the Senior Bowl this Saturday in Mobile, AL, has been selected to the Pro Football Weekly Magazine All-American team. The team, which recognized 27 players on the first team and 75 players on the honorable mention squad, was selected by Pro Football Weekly analyst Nolan Nawrocki, who consulted with Nationa  more

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS ANNOUNCES 22 STUDENTS SELECTED TO SERVE AS 2008-09 ORIENTATION LEADERS
LAWRENCE, Kan., March 19 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: Twenty-two University of Kansas students have been chosen as assistants for KU's new student orientation programs this summer. Ten of the students are returning for another year as orientation assistants: Hali Baker, Council Grove senior; Elizabeth Bartkowski, Basehor senior; Matt Enriquez, Topeka junior; Jacque Lumsden, Wichita junior; Nathan Mack, Lawrence senior; Darian Nave, Kansas City, Kan., seni  more

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS ANNOUNCES STUDENT MEMBERS OF 2008 HOMECOMING STEERING COMMITTEE
LAWRENCE, Kan., March 14 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: The University of Kansas Alumni Association has selected students to serve on the 2008 homecoming steering committee. Homecoming Week will be Oct. 19-25 this year and will include daily events at sites on and off campus, concluding with the KU-Texas Tech football game in Memorial Stadium. Jennifer Alderdice, assistant vice president of student programs for the alumni association, is the steering com  more

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS ANNOUNCES STUDENTS NAMED TO FALL 2007 HONOR ROLL
LAWRENCE, Kan., Jan. 25 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: More than 4,540 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2007 semester. These students, from KU's Lawrence campus and the schools of allied health and nursing in Kansas City, Kan., represent 96 of 105 Kansas counties, 43 other states and the District of Columbia and 39 other countries. The honor roll comprises undergraduates who meet requirements in t  more

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS EARN HONORS FOR COURTYARD HOUSING DESIGN
LAWRENCE, Kan., Feb. 27 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: Two architecture students at the University of Kansas are among the winners in the 2007 Portland Courtyard Housing Competition sponsored by the city of Portland, Ore. Hoi Wang Chan, a senior from Hong Kong, and Matthew Clapper, a senior from Grafton, Wis., earned one of 10 commendation awards in their division. Their design will be published along with other winners in a full-color monograph and displaye  more

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS TO BUILD SUSTAINABLE PROTOTYPE FOR GREENSBURG
LAWRENCE, Kan., Feb. 7 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: Studio 804 at the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Planning has committed to design and construct a sustainable prototype for the city of Greensburg. Twenty-two students are enrolled this semester in Studio 804, a design/build program at KU. The Studio 804 experience encompasses all aspects of the building process, from initial design to finished construction. Operating in a warehouse  more

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS CHAPTER OF PHI KAPPA PHI HONOR SOCIETY ANNOUNCES NEW MEMBERS
LAWRENCE, Kan., Dec. 14 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: The University of Kansas chapter of Phi Kappa Phi honor society recently initiated 188 student members. Don Steeples, vice provost for scholarly support and the Dean A. McGee Distinguished Professor of Applied Geophysics, was the keynote speaker at the Nov. 27 ceremony at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. The two faculty initiates are James Mayo, professor and chair of urban planning, and Ka  more

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS CONCERT CHOIR TO PERFORM AT CHORAL CONVENTION IN KANSAS CITY
LAWRENCE, Kan., Feb. 7 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: The University of Kansas Concert Choir has been selected to perform for the Southwest Division of the American Choral Directors Association convention Feb. 20-23 in Kansas City, Mo. KU's Concert Choir performance will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo. Paul Tucker, KU assistant professor and associate director of choral activities, will direct the 25-m  more

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS DEBATE TEAM ENDS JANUARY AS NATION'S TOP-RANKED VARSITY SQUAD
LAWRENCE, Kan., Jan. 30 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: The University of Kansas debate team has kicked off the 2008 spring semester with a No. 1 overall ranking in the National Debate Tournament varsity debate after strong showings at several tournaments. In the NDT varsity rankings KU leads Emory University, second; Harvard University, third; Northwestern University, fourth; and Wake Forest University, fifth. Eight KU debate teams won awards at tourname  more

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS ORAL HISTORY WORKSHOP FEATURES FIRST BLACK COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYERS
LAWRENCE, Kan., March 26 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: Educators, historians, journalists and others will hear personal stories from some the first black college basketball players, Native Americans in tribal schools and other Americans whose racial, ethnic and cultural experiences were forged in the U.S. educational system during the ninth annual oral history workshop sponsored by the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas. "Beyond Thes  more

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS STUDENTS SERVE AS DIRECTORS FOR UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
LAWRENCE, Kan., March 17 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: Two seniors at the University of Kansas are directing plays as part of the 2008 Undergraduate Student One-Act Projects, presented by University Theatre and TCK Trust and Financial Advisors. "The Bald Soprano" by Eugene Ionesco and "Linguish" by Edward Einhorn will be performed at 7:30 p.m. April 3, 4, 8, 9, 10 and 11; 5 p.m. April 5 and 12; and 2:30 p.m. April 6 in the William Inge Memorial Theatre in   more

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS THEATRE DESIGN STUDENTS WIN AWARDS AT REGIONAL FESTIVAL IN OMAHA
LAWRENCE, Kan., Feb. 1 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: Five theatre design students at the University of Kansas earned top honors at the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival held Jan. 20-25 in Omaha, Neb. Students at schools in Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota compete at the Region V festival, one of eight area competitions. Nicholas Kostner, a graduate student from Murdock, won a Barbizon Awa  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM WELCOMES CONTEMPORARY QUILTING ART
OXFORD, Miss., June 6 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: The 19 quilts on display at the University of Mississippi Museum through July 6 do not fit the mold of traditional quilting art. At first glance, you may not even realize they are quilts. "The interesting thing about these quilts is that they are almost exclusively artistic statements and not very functional," said Albert Sperath, museum director. "Some are oddly shaped, some utilize photographic imag  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI ANNOUNCES ENHANCED STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THOMPSON CENTER
COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 21 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Today, University of Missouri-Columbia Provost Brian Foster announced changes in the organization of the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. The new organization reflects a strong commitment from MU officials to the vision for the Center. Mizzou administrators have high aspirations for the Center to become a distinguished, national resource in this field. As part of the plan, Fo  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI CAMPUS FACILITIES PREPARES FOR WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 6 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: A winter weather advisory is in effect for Columbia and surrounding areas today. For detailed information regarding MU campus conditions and preparations go to http://www.cf.missouri.edu/. All areas of campus are important and will be cleared as quickly as possible, but some areas have a higher priority than others. After a winter weather event, Campus Facilities-Landscaping Services will coordinate snow  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI CELEBRATES 'JOY OF DISCOVERY'
COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 25 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: "Discovery" is one of the four values of the University of Missouri-Columbia. The sculpture now hanging in the Alvin E. (Al) and Mary Agnes McQuinn Atrium in the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center serves as an inspirational reminder of this spirit of discovery. According to Kenneth Frederick vonRoenn Jr., the artist and architect behind the "Joy of Discovery," the work is meant to celebrate and e  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI DEDICATES SUSAN ANDING SKELTON MEMORIAL GARDEN
COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 14 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: It has been said that beauty captures one's attention, while personality captures one's heart. The newly unveiled Susan Anding Skelton Memorial Garden on the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia -- like the woman who lent it her name -- promises to do both. MU Chancellor Brady Deaton, UM System Interim President Gordon Lamb and a host of family, friends and alumni joined U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton   more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI DEVICE COULD END DENTAL DRILLING
COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 6 -- University of Missouri issued the following research news release: Tooth decay and cavities are no smiling matter - especially when fillings are required. The drilling procedure is cumbersome and outright painful in some cases. To alleviate the discomfort and improve the durability and quality of fillings, Missouri researchers are developing a high-tech device that will offer improved treatment for cavities. Overseeing the project is Qingsong Yu, assistant profess  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI ENGINEERS DESIGNING SENSOR SYSTEM TO PREVENT DAM FAILURE
COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 14 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: As engineers all across America struggle to maintain the nation's aging infrastructure, a University of Missouri-Columbia researcher is developing a way to prevent one type of disastrous dam failure. Vellore Gopalaratnam, professor of civil and environmental engineering in MU's College of Engineering, is developing a sensor system that will remotely measure how much strain is being placed on a type of s  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI ENGINEERS DEVELOP MICRO DEVICE, NANO-ENGINEERED MATERIALS TO TREAT CANCER, HIV
COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 18 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Using nanotechnology, engineering researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia have developed a small but powerful device capable of enhancing the delivery of drugs to treat life-threatening illnesses. Classified as an advanced drug delivery system, the state-of-the art device has numerous capabilities for destroying tumors, kidney stones and ulcers, and treating cancer and HIV. Nanotechnology wo  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXPERIENCES POWER OUTAGE
COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 1 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: A portion of the University of Missouri-Columbia campus experienced a power outage this morning. The outage started at approximately 10:45 a.m. and power was restored to all buildings in approximately 20 minutes. Due to routine maintenance at the MU power plant, MU officials were buying a portion of the campus' power needs from the Midwest electrical grid and the connection was disrupted due to a problem  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXPERT OFFERS WINTER WEATHER TIPS TO STAY SAFE
COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 20 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: With winter weather approaching, it never hurts to be prepared. Winter storms can come in a variety of different forms. Like the snowflakes they usually bring with them, no two are exactly alike. "Last year's storm (Dec. 1, 2006, 16-inch snowfall) was a once in a decade storm for us, but we've made some important changes to ensure even better preparation this year," said Pete Millier, director of Campus  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXPERTS OFFER FOOD SAFETY TIPS FOR HOLIDAY SEASON
COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 14 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: We all know that the food is one of the best parts of the holiday season-though not always best for the waistline. During the festivities this year, however, it is important to remember safe, responsible food and drink preparation and serving, according to Richard Fancher, sanitarian in the University of Missouri-Columbia's Department of Environmental Health and Safety. To minimize trouble this year, Fanch  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI FACULTY TO WORK WITH CHINESE SCIENTISTS IN NSF-SUPPORTED EARTHQUAKE PROJECT
COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 12 -- University of Missouri issued the following research news release: Among the many mysteries of our planet's geology is why earthquakes occur in the middle of presumably stable tectonic plates. A project led by a group of University of Missouri-Columbia researchers has been awarded $2.16 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to bolster the collaborative efforts between the U.S. and China in determining the cause of intraplate earthquakes that have occurr  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI FINALS WILL TAKE PLACE AS SCHEDULED
COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 11 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Final exams will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the University of Missouri as scheduled. Any student having difficulty getting to campus should make arrangements with his or her professor to take the final exam at a different time.  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI FINALS WILL TAKE PLACE AS SCHEDULED
COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 10 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Final exams will take place on Monday, Dec. 10, at the University of Missouri as scheduled. Campus Facilities-Landscape Services employees have been working on roads and sidewalks all weekend. A final check was completed at 4 a.m., Monday. Officials found that roads and sidewalks were passable.  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI LAW PROFESSOR ADVOCATES FULL RESTORATION OF RIGHTS TO EX-FELONS; SAYS EXCLUSION LAWS DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACT AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITIES
COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 4 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Felon exclusion laws impact not only individuals, but also communities, according to a University of Missouri-Columbia law professor. By their suppressive nature, the legal statutes, which vary from state to state, have devastating socio-economic, political and legal effects on African-American communities nationwide, he contends. "Most felons come from particular communities - lower socio-economic stat  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI LAW PROFESSOR URGES POST-PRISON RIGHTS FOR FELONS
COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 4 -- University of Missouri issued the following research news release: Felon exclusion laws impact not only individuals, but also communities, according to a University of Missouri-Columbia law professor. By their suppressive nature, the legal statutes, which vary from state to state, have devastating socio-economic, political and legal effects on African-American communities nationwide, he contends. "Most felons come from particular communities - lower socio-economic  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI NAMES BUILDING AFTER ITS FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN PROFESSOR
COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 19 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Teaching history was Arvarh E. Strickland's passion. Making history - particularly at the University of Missouri-Columbia - became his reality. Today, school administrators and state education leaders celebrated the accomplishments of MU's first African-American professor by naming an academic building in his honor. The former General Classroom Building (GCB), located in front of the Brady Commons Mall,  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI PROFESSOR AWARDED MEDAL FOR INNOVATION IN NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 9 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: As a result of pioneering work in nuclear energy conversion and nuclear batteries, a University of Missouri-Columbia faculty member has received international recognition for his research achievements. Mark A. Prelas, professor of nuclear engineering and director of research at MU's Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, recently was awarded the Frederic Joliot-Curie Medal for his scientific innovati  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI PROGRAM WILL TRAIN FUTURE LIBRARIANS AS MANY PREPARE TO RETIRE
COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 4 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: With the Internet and online databases, the landscape of a library is much different than it was 20 years ago. No matter how many things change, however, libraries will always have a need for knowledgeable and helpful librarians. A grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services will give the opportunity for future librarians at the University of Missouri-Columbia to participate in Preparing Tomorro  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI RECEIVES $2.55 MILLION GIFT TO ATTRACT TOP ECONOMIST
COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 8 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Students at the University of Missouri-Columbia will have the opportunity to learn macroeconomics from one of the nation's top economists thanks to a gift of $2.55 million from a prominent Missouri banker. The gift from Sam Cook, chairman of Central Bancompany in Jefferson City, will fund a chair in the Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Science and a library endowment to support the chair's  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI RESEARCH FUNDING SETS NEW RECORD
COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 10 -- University of Missouri issued the following research news release: It's not going to be cheap to find the next alternative fuel source for cars or to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Fortunately, researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia receive generous grants each year from government agencies, private foundations and industries that support this environmentally friendly and life-saving research. Despite the highly competitive and under-funded support  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI RESEARCH TEAM MAKES PROGRESS TOWARD 'PRINTING' ORGANS
COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 5 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Each year, pharmaceutical companies invest millions of dollars to test drugs, many of which will never reach the market because of side effects found only during human clinical trials. At the same time, the number of patients waiting for organ transplants continues to increase. In the past 10 years, this number has nearly doubled. Now, a new study led by a University of Missouri-Columbia physics researcher   more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI RESEARCHERS GO NANO, NATURAL, GREEN
COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 31 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: In 2002, U.S. farmers harvested 2.7 billion bushels of soybeans. Last year in Missouri, farmers harvested 194 million bushels of soybeans worth about $1.2 billion. Now, a team of researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia is turning those soybeans into gold, with nothing more than a little water. MU researchers Kattesh Katti, Raghuraman Kannan, and Kavita Katti led a team of scientists that have  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI RESEARCHERS TO COLLABORATE ON $20 MILLION PROJECT AIMED AT CANCER SURVIVORS FERTILITY
COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 7 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: More than 10 million people in the United State have cancer, and more than half of them are women. For those who could still give birth, cancer treatments might signal the end of their fertility. Now, a new $20 million, 5-year program from the National Institutes of Health is creating a national team of scientists to investigate every aspect of fertility preservation for women with cancer. Part of that eff  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI STUDY FINDS THAT SITTING MAY INCREASE RISK OF DISEASE
COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 15 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Most people spend most of their day sitting with relatively idle muscles. Health professionals advise that at least 30 minutes of activity at least 5 days a week will counteract health concerns, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity that may result from inactivity. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia say a new model regarding physical activity recommendations is emerging.  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI TO AWARD 2,085 DEGREES AT DECEMBER 2007 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES
COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 7 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: The University of Missouri will present 2,085 degrees to graduates during the annual Winter Commencement Ceremonies next weekend, Friday, Dec. 14 through Sunday, Dec. 16. "We are pleased to know that these well-educated graduates whom we admitted to MU a few years ago will now be joining 239,000 other Mizzou alumni to help make the world a better place," said Ann Korschgen, vice provost for enrollment at  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI TO KICK OFF WELLNESS PROGRAM WITH WALK TO WELLNESS HEALTH FAIR
COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 23 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: As obesity climbs to the top of the charts as the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and health care costs continue to rise, more employers are recognizing the importance of wellness and prevention. Approximately 2,500 University of Missouri will participate in an upcoming health fair to kick off a new wellness program. "Health issues have a key impact on work productivity, job sati  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI'S ECONOMIC RESEARCHERS FIND THAT EXPERIENCED TEACHERS REAP BENEFITS OF PENSION SPIKES, THEN RETIRE
COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 14 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Teacher shortages and requirements associated with the No Child Left Behind Act combine to make experienced teachers valuable assets. However, despite their high demand, an increasing number of seasoned educators are retiring. Economic researchers have found the structure of many teacher pension plans is the primary reason that many elect to retire. Likewise, the researchers said those plans have the ef  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI'S RESEARCH REACHES RECORD LEVELS IN 2006-07
COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 10 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: It's not going to be cheap to find the next alternative fuel source for cars or to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Fortunately, researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia receive generous grants each year from government agencies, private foundations and industries that support this environmentally friendly and life-saving research. Despite the highly competitive and under-funded support of n  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI'S THOMPSON CENTER NOW PART OF NATIONAL AUTISM TREATMENT NETWORK
COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 12 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: The University of Missouri's Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders is now part of an international autism treatment network. Autism Speaks, the nation's leading autism advocacy organization, today announced that its Autism Treatment Network (ATN) would expand from five to 15 sites across the United States and Canada. The ATN is a collaborative group of major medical centers dedicated  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY NAMES HACKETT AS PROVOST
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 7 -- The University of Missouri at Kansas City issued the following news release: The University of Missouri-Kansas City today announced that Gail Hackett, Ph.D., has been named Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. She will serve as the Chief Academic Officer and senior member of the Chancellor's leadership team responsible for implementing the University's vision while ensuring academic excellence; maintaining growth in external funding for research and ou  more

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA GREAT PLAINS JAZZ FESTIVAL SET FOR FEB. 22-23
OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 4 -- The University of Nebraska-Omaha issued the following news release: Hundreds of high school students from the Midwest area will travel to the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) to participate in 36th annual Great Plains Jazz Festival on Feb. 22 and 23. All activities with the exception of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO) concert will be held in the Strauss Performing Arts Center and the Milo Bail Student Center on the UNO campus. The NOJO concert will take pl  more

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA THEATRE STUDENTS RECEIVE RECOGNITION AT FESTIVAL
OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 4 -- The University of Nebraska-Omaha issued the following news release: Students from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Department of Theatre received recognition for their work at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre (KCACTF) Region V Festival hosted by the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Creighton University and Iowa Western Community College during the week of Jan. 20-26. The festival activities included hands-on interaction, viewing of producti  more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS ENGINEERING PROFESSOR CHOSEN FOR TOUR OF FRENCH NUCLEAR FACILITIES
DENTON, Texas, Jan. 30 -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: Dr. Mitty Plummer, associate professor of engineering technology at the University of North Texas, has been selected to participate in the Summer 2008 Tour of French Nuclear Facilities sponsored by the French Local Section of the American Nuclear Society. The French Section of the ANS is a learned society, the mission of which is to promote cooperation between France and the United States in the fiel  more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL DEBATE TOURNAMENT
DENTON, Texas, March 19 -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: For the second year in a row, University of North Texas students Kuntal Cholera and John Elson will represent the university at the National Debate Tournament. This year marks the 26th time in 27 years that a UNT team has qualified for the tournament. Founded in 1947 as a national championship tournament for college debate, the National Debate Tournament is open to 74 two-student teams. Fifty-eight   more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA ALUMNI RETURN TO CAMPUS FOR JAZZ SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISING CONCERT
ARLINGTON, Texas, Oct. 16 -- The University of Texas at Arlington issued the following news release: Former Director Bill Snodgrass and jazz orchestra alumni from more than three decades will return to campus for the third annual UT Arlington Jazz Alumni Big Band Jazz Scholarship Fundraising Concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building, 700 Greek Row Drive. The alumni will be joined by the 2007 UT Arlington Jazz Orchestra, directed by Tim Ishii. Snodgrass sa  more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY TO EXPERIENCE A TASTE OF PERU
EDINBURG, Texas, Oct. 18 -- The University of Texas-Pan American issued the following news release: Students and members of The University of Texas-Pan American community can experience a taste of South America on Wednesday, Oct. 24. As part of a Global Chef program, lunch at the University Cafeteria will feature guest chef Juan Carlos Barzola from Peru. Barzola, an executive chef with Sodexho, the food service company that provides UTPA campus dining, will serve up exotic culinary dishes fro  more

UNIVERSITY THEATRE TO PRESENT TWO CONTEMPORARY DRAMAS
LAWRENCE, Kan., Nov. 19 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: Two contemporary dramas directed by theater graduate students at the University of Kansas will be staged Nov. 29-Dec. 8 at the William Inge Memorial Theatre in Murphy Hall. Presented by KU's Department of Theatre and Film, University Theatre and Weavers department store, the 2007 Graduate Directing Projects include the world premiere of "The Death of Romance" by Adam R. Burnett, Topeka senior, and "Fool  more

USDA Releases CRP Land In Flood Regions For Grazing
WASHINGTON, July 7 -- The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture issued the following newsletter: Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer has announced the release of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for livestock grazing in counties recently designated as presidential disaster areas because of flooding. The release permits grazing only in counties designated as primary and contiguous disaster areas and only because of flooding. "We have a crisis situation in the Midwest  more

USDA To Assess Impact Of Midwest Flooding On 2008 Crop Acreage
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture issued the following newsletter: The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced June 19 several steps the agency is taking to assess the impact on the 2008 crop acreage from the impact of the extraordinary rainfall and flooding in the Midwest. NASS will release the 2008 acreage report as scheduled on June 30 at 8:30 a.m. EDT. However, NASS collected most of the acreage data during the first t  more

VIRTUAL TEAM OF GRAD STUDENTS WIN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
ROLLA, Mo., June 13 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: A team of Missouri S&T graduate students - separated geographically but united via the Internet - matched wits and skills with seven larger teams from the United States and Canada to win the 2nd International HEC Montreal ERP Simulation Game on Thursday, June 12. All eight teams had one hour to set up a virtual manufacturing company using SAP, the leading enterprise resource planning  more

VOGT IS MISSOURI S&T'S 2008 QUEEN OF LOVE AND BEAUTY
ROLLA, Mo., March 16 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Missouri University of Science and Technology student Carmen Vogt, a junior in civil engineering from Rolla, was crowned the 2008 Queen of Love and Beauty for the 100th annual St. Pat's Celebration at Missouri S&T. Vogt was nominated by Tau Kappa Epsilon. The four women chosen as members of the queen's court were: First runner-up, Princess of Peace and Happiness - Jennifer Brittan  more

VOLUNTEER POWER BRINGS PERSONAL AND INSTITUTIONAL REWARDS
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 3 -- The University of Missouri at Kansas City issued the following news release: Mary Kay McPhee of Kansas City, Mo. is one woman whose efforts have brought opportunity and resources to higher education. McPhee, a graduate of the University of Kansas, has worked on behalf of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for nearly 40 years. Her efforts are spread among corporations and institutions, including the three institutions that approved her nomination - UM  more

WASTED WOOD, CORNCOBS, HAY HELP KEEP LIGHTS ON AT MIZZOU
COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 11 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: The University of Missouri-Columbia's power plant will replace up to five percent of its coal supply this year with biomass consisting of wood chips, saving more than 7,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions in a single year. Working with MU's College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, MU Extension, College of Engineering, and local industries, the power plant is finding better and more efficient en  more

WATER EXERCISE CLASSES TO BE HELD AT MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
ROLLA, Mo., Aug. 1 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: The distance and continuing education department at Missouri S&T will sponsor the Fall 2008 Water Exercise Program beginning Aug. 18. The classes will be held from Aug. 18 through Dec. 18 at the Missouri S&T Swimming Pool in the Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building, 10th Street and Bishop Avenue in Rolla. The instructor for the classes will be Kathy Ball. The fee for the program is $11  more

WAYNE COUNTY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO POSSESSION OF STOLEN FIREARMS
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 29 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives' Kansas City Field Office issued the following press release: A Wayne County, Missouri man pled guilty today to possession of stolen firearms, announced United States Attorney Catherine L. Hanaway. ROY LEE STOUT, age 22, pled guilty to one felony count of possession of stolen firearms. He appeared before United States District Judge E. Richard Webber. On December 18, 2007, fed  more

WEEKLY INFORMATION REPORT - WEEK ENDING MAY 2
WASHINGTON, May 12 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following weekly report: Enclosure A Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR) Items of Interest Week Ending May 2, 2008 GSI-191 Testing in Winterthur, Switzerland During April 21 - 25, 2008, the Division of Component Integrity (DCI) and Division of Safety Systems staff observed Generic Safety Issue (GSI) - 191 chemical effects head loss testing at the Control Components, Inc. (CCI) laboratory in Winterthur, Sw  more

WIND FARMS GENERATE POWER, REVENUE, SAY UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXTENSION SPECIALISTS
ROCK PORT, Mo., July 23 -- The University of Missouri College of Food & Natural Resources issued the following news release: The landscape in northwest Missouri is changing. Scattered across three counties, 75 turbines spin to harvest the wind. University of Missouri Extension specialists say that there are excellent opportunities for sustainable wind power in northwest Missouri. Four wind turbines supply all the electricity for the small town of Rock Port in Atchison County. The city of j  more

WIND SYMPHONY CONCERT FEB. 17 WITH NEW FACULTY SAXOPHONIST
NORMAL, Ill., Feb. 8 -- Illinois State University issued the following news release: Composers born in the U.S., Germany, Greece, Spain and France will be represented in the 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, concert by Illinois State University's Wind Symphony under the direction of Steve Steele. New saxophone faculty member Paul Nolen will be the faculty soloist performing Ingolf Dahl's Concerto for alto saxophone and wind orchestra. The concert will take place in the Center for the Performing Arts  more

WINE AND GRAPE BOARD TO ANNOUNCE GOVERNOR'S CUP WINNER ON JULY 31
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 30 -- The Missouri Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: WHAT: The Missouri Wine and Grape Board will be announcing the 2008 Governor's Cup winner today at a wine industry gathering of Missouri winery owners, winemakers, winery staff, grape growers and industry members. The winner was selected from the Best of Class honorees at the Missouri Wine Competition held July 18-19, 2008 in Columbia. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder will unveil the 2008 Gove  more

WOODHEAD, ODELL NAMED TO ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT FIRST-TEAM
CHADRON, Neb., Nov. 9 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: Chadron State tailback Danny Woodhead and defensive end Shaine Odell have been named to the 2007 District VII All-Academic First-Team sponsored by ESPN The Magazine and the College Sports Information Directors of America. Five other CSC football players earned second-team honors. They are quarterback Joe McLain, inside receiver Bryce Jarzynka, left tackle John Strand, safety Paul Schweger and linebacker Zach   more

WOODHEAD, STRAND NAMED TO DAKTRONICS SECOND TEAM
CHADRON, Neb., Dec. 17 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: Chadron State running back Danny Woodhead and offensive tackle John Strand have both been named to the 2007 Dakotronics Division II All-America Football Second-Team. Both are Nebraska natives and both are seniors. Woodhead, who won his second consecutive Harlon Hill Trophy on Friday in Alabama for being the most outstanding player in Division II, is a three-time honoree on the Daktronics squad. He rushed for  more

WORLD-CLASS CELLIST DUNSCOMBE INSPIRED STUDENTS, COLLEAGUES
MANKATO, Minn., Feb. 7 -- Minnesota State University, Mankato issued the following news release: Harry Dunscombe, the world-class cellist who impressed his students and col­leagues with his knowledge of music and the world in general, is being remembered as a con­summate musician and true gentleman. Dunscombe died last month at the age of 75, not yet a year into his retirement with his wife, Marcia, in Georgia. It was just last March that his colleagues played with him in a concert to h  more

WULF TELLS MISSOURI S&T GRADUATES TO SPEAK OUT ON TECHNICAL ISSUES
ROLLA, Mo., May 20 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: In his spring commencement address May 17 at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Dr. William Wulf, former president of the National Academy of Engineering, told almost 600 graduating seniors that they have a responsibility to speak out on technical issues, perhaps even run for public office. "Although the United States is the most technically sophisticated society that has   more

A GOOD CAREER MARKET FOR COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND NATURAL RESOURCES GRADUATES
COLUMBIA, Mo., May 2 -- The University of Missouri College of Food & Natural Resources issued the following news release: The approximately 365 students who will begin their careers on May 17 when the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) holds its graduation ceremony are entering a promising job market. "Placement this year in agriculture continues to be very strong," said Stephanie Chipman, career services director at CAFNR. "Last year, our pla  more

APPLICATION PROCESSING IS UNDERWAY FOR HOMESTEAD PRESERVATION CREDIT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 31 -- The Missouri Department of Revenue issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Revenue (Department) is continuing to process applications for the Homestead Preservation Credit program that provides a real estate property tax credit to qualified senior citizens and disabled persons. Applications must be postmarked between April 1, 2008 and October 15, 2008, to be eligible. The Homestead credit is provided to 100 percent disabled persons or t  more

DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE CELEBRATES EAT LOCAL, BUY MISSOURI
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 30 -- The Missouri Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: Reminding consumers of the many locally grown food products available at farmers' markets, u-pick locations and grocery stores across Missouri, Director of Agriculture Don Steen prepared for the upcoming Missouri Farmer's Week, Aug. 3-9, 2008, today by eating all locally grown foods. On the Eat Local, Buy Missouri tour, Steen visited six agricultural locations providing local fresh foods   more

DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE FEASTS ON MISSOURI-GROWN FOODS ON EAT LOCAL, BUY MISSOURI TOUR
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 29 -- The Missouri Department of Agriculture issued the following media advisory: WHAT: Encouraging Missourians to feast on Missouri-grown products, the Missouri Department of Agriculture Director Don Steen prepares for Missouri Farmers' Market Week by eating all locally grown foods for one day in mid-Missouri. The Eat Local, Buy Missouri tour of five agricultural locations providing foods fresh from the farm highlights and shows the diversity of the many Misso  more

GOV. BLUNT, LT. GOV. KINDER ANNOUNCE 350 JOBS RELOCATING TO SIKESTON; QUALITY JOBS LEGISLATION KEY TO DEAL
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 16 -- Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, R-Mo., issued the following press release: Gov. Matt Blunt and Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, serving as acting governor, today announced that Orgill will invest $38 million to build an 800,000-square foot distribution facility that will bring 350 jobs to Sikeston, in large part due to the Missouri Quality Jobs Act that offers incentives to companies that maintain or expand competitive operations in our state. "I am pleased that Orgill has  more

HUMAN-POWERED VEHICLE TEAM TO DEFEND ITS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
ROLLA, Mo., April 15 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: The Human-Powered Vehicle Team at Missouri University of Science and Technology will defend its national championship this month during competitions in Reno, Nev., and Madison, Wis. In 2007, the Missouri S&T team won titles in the West Coast and East Coast competitions that decide the nation's top human-powered vehicle crew. This year, the West Coast challenge will be held April 18-  more

LT. GOV. KINDER ISSUES STATEMENT ON SHOOTING IN MAPLEWOOD
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 21 -- Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, R-Mo., issued the following statement: Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, serving as acting governor, today issued the following statement regarding a shooting in Maplewood, Mo.: "Early this morning, Missouri firefighters responded to a vehicle fire in Maplewood where a gunman began firing at emergency personnel and police officers from inside the house. "We know at this hour that this crime has taken the life of a local firefighter and inj  more

LT. GOV. KINDER MAKES APPOINTMENTS TO STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 25 -- Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, R-Mo., issued the following press release: Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, serving as acting governor, today announced appointments of members who will serve on several boards, commissions and councils. Governor's Council on Disability Joan E. Bergstrom, 56 of Lee's Summit, is Director of Academic Bridges for Learning Effectiveness and Faculty at Longview Community College. Ms. Bergstrom holds bachelor's degrees in special education, Eng  more

LT. GOV. KINDER NAMES AUBUCHON CHIEF OF STAFF, GENERAL COUNSEL
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 15 -- Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, R-Mo., issued the following press release: Lt. Governor Peter Kinder today named Richard M. AuBuchon to serve as his new Chief of Staff and General Counsel. "Rich's background and experience in public policy, law and state government will be tremendous assets in helping my office better serve Missourians," Lt. Governor Kinder said. "Rich has been a trusted advisor since he began working for my good friend, the late Commissioner of Admi  more

MISSOURI CLEAN WATER COMMISSION MEETS ON AUG. 13 IN JEFFERSON CITY
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Aug. 1 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The Missouri Clean Water Commission will hold a public meeting at 9 a.m., Aug. 13, at the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Elm Street Conference Center, 1730 E. Elm St., Jefferson City. At the meeting, the commission will discuss the Administrative Hearing Commission's recommendation on the MOARK Productions Inc. permit appeal. Several petitioners appealed the department'  more

MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES' ENERGY CENTER HOSTS PUBLIC FORUMS ON WIND ENERGY
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 31 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: Missouri landowners wondering what it would be like to have a wind farm built on their property can hear from a Gentry County landowner with first-hand experience, as a Department of Natural Resources video conference August 6 unites nine Missouri cities in a discussion of economic impacts of wind energy developments in Missouri communities. The August 6 video conference is 5:30   more

MONTELLE WINERY TAKES THE 2008 GOVERNOR'S CUP AWARD
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Aug. 1 -- The Missouri Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: At a wine industry event held Thursday, July 31 at Les Bourgeois Winery in Rocheport, Montelle Winery's 2007 Dry Vignoles was named the 2007 Governor's Cup recipient awarded to the best wine in Missouri. This is the third consecutive Governor's Cup win for winery owner Tony Kooyumjian, whose Augusta Winery earned the top spot in both 2007 and 2006. "Missouri wine and grapes are an impor  more

NATIONAL MINORITY DONOR AWARENESS DAY IS AUG. 1
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 30 -- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued the following news release: August 1, 2008, is National Minority Donor Awareness Day, and officials with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services are urging minorities to learn more about the importance of organ donation. "Right now, we have more than 1,250 people of all races in Missouri waiting for organ donations," said Virginia Beatty, manager of the state organ donor program. "Bec  more

SECRETARY OF STATE CARNAHAN RELEASES VOTER TURNOUT PREDICTION FOR AUG. 5TH PRIMARY ELECTION
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Aug. 1 -- The Missouri Secretary of State issued the following news release: Secretary of State Robin Carnahan announced today that a predicted 31 percent of Missouri's registered voters will turn out for the August 5, 2008 primary election. This prediction is a compilation of the local turnout estimates submitted to the Secretary of State's office by the election authorities in each county. If the 31 percent estimate is met, more than one million votes will be cast in th  more

STATE'S SALES TAX HOLIDAY SET FOR AUG. 1-3
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 30 -- The Missouri Department of Revenue issued the following news release: Missouri's fifth annual "Back-to-School" sales tax holiday is set for this weekend August 1, 2, and 3. During this period, certain clothing, school supplies, personal computers, and software will be exempt from the state sales tax of 4.225 percent. In areas where local jurisdictions are also participating in the holiday, purchases will be exempt from both state and local sales tax. The sal  more

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS ANNOUNCES 22 STUDENTS SELECTED TO SERVE AS 2008-09 ORIENTATION LEADERS
LAWRENCE, Kan., March 19 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: Twenty-two University of Kansas students have been chosen as assistants for KU's new student orientation programs this summer. Ten of the students are returning for another year as orientation assistants: Hali Baker, Council Grove senior; Elizabeth Bartkowski, Basehor senior; Matt Enriquez, Topeka junior; Jacque Lumsden, Wichita junior; Nathan Mack, Lawrence senior; Darian Nave, Kansas City, Kan., seni  more

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI RECEIVES $2.55 MILLION GIFT TO ATTRACT TOP ECONOMIST
COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 8 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Students at the University of Missouri-Columbia will have the opportunity to learn macroeconomics from one of the nation's top economists thanks to a gift of $2.55 million from a prominent Missouri banker. The gift from Sam Cook, chairman of Central Bancompany in Jefferson City, will fund a chair in the Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Science and a library endowment to support the chair's  more

WINE AND GRAPE BOARD TO ANNOUNCE GOVERNOR'S CUP WINNER ON JULY 31
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 30 -- The Missouri Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: WHAT: The Missouri Wine and Grape Board will be announcing the 2008 Governor's Cup winner today at a wine industry gathering of Missouri winery owners, winemakers, winery staff, grape growers and industry members. The winner was selected from the Best of Class honorees at the Missouri Wine Competition held July 18-19, 2008 in Columbia. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder will unveil the 2008 Gove  more




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