Gospel choirs, an Afro-Cuban ensemble and dancing from Latin America, Hawaii and the Middle East lent a festive air May 2 to the University of Missouri–St. Louis. About 500 students, faculty, staff and community members were on hand to participate in a celebration of the many cultures found at UMSL..
May 15 2013 | Posted in Campus
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When her mother proposed a program that included Saturday morning classes, Tobi Williams reacted like many high school sophomores.
The University of Missouri–St. Louis looks pretty good from where UMSL Chancellor Tom George stands. Fifty years ago, the university’s founders crammed 672 students and 32 faculty members into what was the clubhouse of the former Bellerive Country Club. Today, UMSL has nearly 17,000 students, more than 85,000 alumni and an outstanding reputation regionally and nationally. The university is also celebrating its Jubilee with events throughout 2013.
Joseph Bono graduated from the University of Missouri–St. Louis in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He shares many of the same memories that others have of UMSL’s early years. So, when he traveled from his home in Virginia last week to attend the reunion, “50 Years of Great Chemistry,” Bono recalled the old clubhouse, classes in the laundromat and the opening of Benton Hall.
Organizers are expecting up to 1,000 art and rare book collectors to pack this year’s St. Louis Mercantile Library Fine Print, Rare Book and Paper Arts Fair at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. The number of dealers has increased to 25 this year and includes a fine-art gallery in Chesterfield.
More than 350 people on 33 teams raised more than $17,000 to fight cancer last Friday at Relay for Life at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.
Neon Trees (pictured), an alternative rock band from Provo, Utah and Grouplove a Los Angeles-based indie band attracted nearly 900 fans April 17 to the annual Mirthday concert at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. The concert was held in the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. The Capital Kings, a Washington, D.C., Christian pop band, opened for the headliners.
Jason Jan, a soft-spoken, 36-year-old entrepreneur from Malaysia, credits the University of Missouri–St. Louis with many of the good things in his life, including his career, a new home and a beautiful wife.
Harold Messler says he wasn’t destined to go to college, but his introduction to the University of Missouri–St. Louis – a beginning that he calls “a real fluke” – ended up expanding his horizons further than he could have imagined. And it all started with chemistry.
Tegan Klevorn refuses to think about bad weather, even though it’s St. Louis and April brings showers and an occasional tornado. As coordinator of student activities, Klevorn oversees Mirthday, the annual student carnival and spring celebration held outdoors at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Just as the name implies – Mirthday is for frivolity, especially if it involves laughter.