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A New Ballgame
September 30-October 6, 2011
Avila University President Ron Slepitza said the improvements being made to the school “are part of a strategic plan that has been in the works for three or four years.” The first improvements were...
Black Colleges Find Acceptance with NAIA
March 16-22, 2007
Article describing the importance of the NAIA Tournament and National Championship to historically black colleges during the Jim Crow era of the 1950s and 1960s. On March 17, 2007, the 1957-59 Tennessee...
Bloch Donates $32M to UMKC
September 16-22, 2011
Henry Bloch, H&R Block Inc. co-founder, has donated $32 million to the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The biggest gift in the institution's history is to go toward building a new facility for the...
Certificates Help Jump-Start Careers
July 17, 2007
Area colleges and universities offer certificate programs in lieu of some other degree. These usually "include a subset of coursework that is specific to a given discipline." Article includes a list of...
College Begins Celebrating Its 125th Anniversary
January 19, 2010
The Kansas City Art Institute is celebrating its 125th anniversary during 2010. The institute started in 1885 "when a group of Kansas City residents formed a sketch club to talk about the arts," stated...
College Names Sculpture Park for Oppenheimers
July 31, 2011
Johnson County Community College announced that the lawn in front of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art will be renamed the Oppenheimer Sculpture Park. Marti and Tony Oppenheimer are the museum's largest...
Community Colleges Getting Pinched as Numbers Swell
July 27, 2009
Article describes large increases in enrollment at area community colleges. Economic conditions are sending more people back to school to learn new skills and fewer can afford the tuition at four-year...
Commuter School Steers a New Path
August 24, 2009
THe opening of the new Dorothy and Herman Johnson Residence Hall on August 21, 2009, marked one step in the University of Missouri-Kansas Ciity's five-year plan to move to a more residential, rather than...
Early Days in Alabama Prepares UMKC's New Chancellor for Job
December 26, 2008
Article profiles Leo Morton, the new chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. A former executive with Aquila, Inc. and chair of the UMKC Board of Trustees, Morton is just the second African...
Forsee Departs University Post At Crucial Time
January 8, 2011
On Friday, January 7, 2011, Gary Forsee resigned as the President for the University of Missouri’s four-campus system. The former Sprint executive plans to care for his cancer-stricken wife, whose diagnosis...
Forsee To Take Top U. M. Job
December 20, 2007
Former Sprint Nextel CEO Gary Forsee is to be the new University of Missouri system president. Since Forsee does not have a background in higher education, it appears that the curators are looking for...
Innovation Goes On Display
April 23, 2011
Kansas State University's Olathe Innovation Campus has seen the completion the first building of its "research triangle." The 108,000 square-foot building cost $28 million and will be called the International...
Medical Programs Architect: E. Grey Dimond
April 24, 2011
Interview with E. Grey Dimond about his career and "contributions to the medical schools on both sides of the state line." Dimond was named chairman of medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine...
November 6, 1929
Nicknames for Kansas City football teams have been confusing to many followers. Central High--Blue Eagles; Westport--Tigers; East High--Greenies; Southwest High--Indians; Manual High--Vikings; Rockhurst...
William Jewell Gets Big Pledge
March 15, 2011
Short article about the pledge of $3 million toward a new learning center by "William Jewell College alumni Fred and Shirley Pryor" that will bear their name.
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