MEDIA ADVISORY:  University of Missouri System to hold Annual Legislative Day at State Capitol

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Christian Basi

February 19, 2019

WHAT: The University of Missouri System will hold its annual Legislative Day at the Missouri State Capitol on Feb. 21. The event is an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to demonstrate the value of the university to Missouri and the university’s commitment in seeking solutions to some of the most difficult challenges facing the state through advanced research, quality education and engagement. 
 
At the Legislative Showcase, faculty and staff from all four UM universities will demonstrate specific projects that are tackling state problems. Exhibits include:
  • Investing in Future Health – how precision medicine initiatives will improve health and the economy.
  • Continuing Education – how the university assists communities retain their work force while helping health employees learn new skills.
  • Opioid Crisis – researchers at UM universities are leading coordinated efforts to curb the opioid overdose crisis in Missouri.
  • Helping Small Businesses – All four UM universities have programs that encourage the development and growth of small businesses in Missouri, giving rise to new companies and more jobs for the state.
  • STEM education – the future depends on STEM, and UM universities are working to educate the state’s citizens in these fields that have two major benefits: better living quality for Missourians and better paying jobs for graduates.
  • Teaching students to tackle challenges – practical, hands-on education through student design teams at Missouri S&T provide experiences to students to prepare them for challenges after they graduate.
 
WHO: Speakers include:
  • Mun Choi, president of the UM System
  • Jon Sundvold, chair of the UM Board of Curators
  • Sen. Caleb Rowden, majority floor leader
  • Sen. Gary Romine, chair of education committee
  • Rep. Dean Dohrman, chair of higher education committee
  • Rep. Greg Razer, member of budget committee
 
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 21
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Legislative Showcase
1 – 2 p.m. – Educational Event
 
WHERE: Missouri State Capitol, 201 W Capitol Ave, Jefferson City, MO 65101 
Legislative Showcase:
3rd Floor Rotunda
Educational Event:
1st Floor Rotunda
 
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