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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.

March

11

2014

Show Me Value: Palmyra

Show Me Value: Palmyra
UM System President Tim Wolfe, joined by Board of Curators Chair Don M. Downing, visited Palmyra Middle School today marking the 12th stop of his Show Me Value tour.

February

18

2014

40th Annual Legislative Day

40th Annual Legislative Day
Hundreds of university employees, alumni, friends and supporters filled the Capitol Rotunda Tuesday for the 40th annual Legislative Day. The day of legislator visits began with a morning rally, which featured Governor Jay Nixon and UM System President Tim Wolfe.

February

14

2014

MU Extension Connections

UM System President Tim Wolfe joined MU Extension officials and community leaders at a forum in Marshall on February 14 that focused on how extension benefits Missouri communities, and how it can even better connect with citizens in the future. The event was the first of a statewide “Extension Connections” initiative, occurring in what is the 100th anniversary year of the establishment of MU Extension, whose aim is to bring similar town hall forums to counties across the state over the next year.

December

4

2013

Show Me Value: California

Show Me Value: California
“There is no greater investment you can make in yourself than higher education,” President Wolfe said to more than 200 seventh- and eighth-grade students at California Middle School on December 4.

October

30

2013

Show Me Value: Jackson, Cape Girardeau

Show Me Value: Jackson, Cape Girardeau
President Wolfe shared the value of education with more than 750 students at Jackson Junior High on October 30 as he continues his Show Me Value tour.
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