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August

15

2013

2013 Missouri State Fair

2013 Missouri State Fair
As home to the Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, Mo., welcomes hundreds-of-thousands of visitors to its city each August. This year, UM System President Tim Wolfe visited the fair on Governor's, Legislator's and Judge's Day which included the Governor's Ham Breakfast.

August

6

2013

Hands-on Learning at the MU School of Health Professions

Hands-on Learning at the MU School of Health Professions
The MU School of Health Professions is the UM System’s only school of health professions and the state’s only public allied health program located on a health sciences campus. On Tuesday, August 6, UM System President Tim Wolfe toured the school with Dean Kristofer Hagglund.

August

6

2013

Fire and Rescue Training Institute

Fire and Rescue Training Institute
University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe visited MU Extension’s Fire and Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI) and the Law Enforcement Training Institute (LETI) today for a briefing on emergency first responder training.

July

31

2013

Closing the Innovation Deficit

Closing the Innovation Deficit
On July 31, UM System President Wolfe and 164 college presidents signed an open letter to the President and Congress in a national effort to close the innovation deficit in higher education. These education leaders believe the nation needs sustained investments in research and higher education to develop the ideas, the people, and the innovations that power the nation’s economy, create jobs, improve health, and strengthen our national security, ensuring that the U.S. maintains its role as global leader.

June

18

2013

Wolfe Addresses Student Loan Interest Rates During Visit to Washington

Wolfe Addresses Student Loan Interest Rates During Visit to Washington
President Wolfe today visited with members of Missouri's congressional delegation in Washington D.C. to discuss efforts to keep federally funded student loan rates affordable for Missouri students. The interest rate for new, subsidized Stafford loans is set to automatically increase from 3.4% to 6.8% on July 1, unless Congress acts.

June

12

2013

MU Chancellor Announces Retirement

MU Chancellor Announces Retirement
Brady Deaton has announced that he will retire from his position as chancellor of the University of Missouri, effective Nov. 15.

June

11

2013

Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs Named

Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs Named
University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe today announced the appointment of Henry C. “Hank” Foley as executive vice president for academic affairs for the UM System. Foley currently serves as vice president for research and dean of the graduate school at The Pennsylvania State University.

May

28

2013

Vietnamese Ambassador Visits University

Vietnamese Ambassador Visits University
President Wolfe and university administrators hosted Nguyen Quoc Cuong, Vietnam's ambassador to the United States, at the Columbia campus to explore trade between Missouri and Vietnam. U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-Harrisonville) as well as representatives from the City of Columbia joined faculty and staff for a trade forum held at the Reynolds Journalism Institute.

April

30

2013

Show Me Value: Lebanon

Show Me Value: Lebanon
President Wolfe visited Lebanon, Mo., on April 30 as his final Show Me Value visit of the school year. During the visit, he spoke to more than 300 eighth-grade students at Lebanon Junior High, held a community luncheon at the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce and toured Independent Stave.

April

29

2013

Show Me Value: Farmington

Show Me Value: Farmington
President Wolfe visited Farmington, Mo., on April 29 as part of his Show Me Value tour. He visited with more than 300 ninth-grade students at Farmington High School, and participated in a business tour of PlayPower/Little Tikes Commercial and a roundtable with the Farmington Chamber of Commerce.
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