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December

2

2014

Seeking Better Value in Government Panel

Seeking Better Value in Government Panel

Representative Paul Curtman (MO District 109) hosted a forum on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus in partnership with the Truman School of Public Affairs on ways to encourage efficiency in government.  As the chair of the Downsizing State Government committee, Representative Curtman has been researching best practices, including a primary focus on “best value” procurement and public-private partnerships.

October

29

2014

UMKC, MSU cut ribbon on new pharmacy program in Springfield

UMKC, MSU cut ribbon on new pharmacy program in Springfield

Officials from the University of Missouri System, UMKC, and Missouri State University, as well as legislators joined Governor Nixon to cut the ribbon on the new UMKC School of Pharmacy program at MSU in Springfield on October 29.

October

11

2014

Legislative Tailgate

Legislative Tailgate

Missouri legislators from across the state gathered Saturday at the University of Missouri-Columbia for a legislative tailgated hosted by UM System President Tim Wolfe. The tailgate was an opportunity to bring legislators to the Columbia campus to interact with students, faculty, staff and administrators before the 23rd-ranked Tigers took on the 13th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs.

September

23

2014

Show Me Value: Chillicothe

Show Me Value: Chillicothe

University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe resumed his Show Me Value Tour today with a stop in Chillicothe, kicking off a new school year of stops that continues the conversation he began with Missourians to counter growing sentiment that a college education is not as valuable as it once was.

September

12

2014

Be the One: 2014 United Way Campaign

Be the One: 2014 United Way Campaign
September 12 marked the kick-off to the 2014 UM/MU Campus Community Impact Campaign to support the Heart of Missouri United Way. Last year, the campaign raised $526,000 with a 19 percent employee participation rate. This year, the university goal is to raise $610,000 with a 25 percent employee participation rate. President Tim Wolfe and MU Chancellor Bowen Loftin sent a message to the campus community to promote participation in and awareness of the campaign.

August

21

2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
The rules of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge are simple: If an individual is challenged, he or she has 24 hours to video record themselves pouring a bucket of ice water over their head or donate dollars to the ALS Association. This week, UM System President Tim Wolfe was challenged by Missouri Representatives Caleb Rowden (District 44) and Caleb Jones (District 50).

June

20

2014

State of the University Address

State of the University Address
Presented Wolfe presented the State of the University Address on June 20 during the annual meeting of the University of Missouri Board of Curators in Columbia. Wolfe provided a recap of the accomplishments of the prior year as well as a look ahead.

June

6

2014

UM Staff Recognition Awards

UM Staff Recognition Awards
President Wolfe and colleagues presented UM Staff Recognition Awards June 6 during the Staff Advisory Counsel's annual picnic at Twin Lakes Recreation Area. The UM Staff Recognition Awards recognize individuals who make outstanding contributions to the university community. Awards are presented in four categories of service/support, administrative/professional, administrator/executive, and presidential.

May

30

2014

On the Air with St. Joseph’s KFEQ

UM System President Tim Wolfe spoke with KFEQ's Barry Birr, host of the Friday Second Hour, about the reach of the university in Buchanan County. KFEQ 680 is headquartered in St. Joseph, Missouri, a community that Wolfe says benefits greatly from the university.

April

16

2014

Close the Innovation Deficit

Close the Innovation Deficit is an effort by leaders of the business, higher education, scientific, and high-tech manufacturing communities who are concerned about cuts and stagnating federal investments in research and higher education at a time when other nations are pouring resources into these areas.
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