University of Missouri–St. Louis alumnus David Crigger, BSEd 2009 and MS biology 2013, recently wrapped an internship with the Missouri chapter of the Sierra Club where he conducted research on St. Louis-area building codes. He shared his findings in a recent Op-Ed piece published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Robert Cottone, professor of counseling and family therapy at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, shared his insight on the paradigm shift in counseling philosophy in a recent issue of Counseling Today.
Study abroad can prove to be one of the most gratifying, adventurous, challenging and extraordinary opportunities that you undertake in life. It certainly has been for me. I sought opportunity this past summer for six weeks studying and traveling across Ireland as a participant in the Irish Studies Summer School at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Later today, I’m going to make a slight departure from my normal schedule — and wardrobe — when I wear a 2-foot-high red and white striped top hat, sit down among a roomful of grade school kids and do my best Cat in the Hat impersonation.
Information technology is pervasive in our lives. Whether using an app on a smart phone or a program for work, we are increasingly using computers more. In addition to business applications, there are applications for helping us meet people, run our home and plan our finances and even our vacations.
Recently I received an email from a student unlike any message I have received in 40 years as a college professor. It is worth noting for what it says not so much about this student as about the culture we have now created within K-16 education in America. Commenting on the failing grade the student received in one of my courses, the individual wrote that s/he had “complied” with the paper and tests and that it was I, the instructor, who had failed insofar as I had not done what it took to enable a passing grade and had not given adequate warning of failure. The student concluded that “you should be embarrassed to give a student an F and demanded a refund of the money charged for the course.
Since becoming University of Missouri System president, I have been travelling the state far and wide touting the advantages of higher education, offering examples like a more informed citizenry, higher income and more engagement in society.
May 28 2012 | Posted in Commentary
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The fragmentation of police services is a problem inherent in the organization of many communities across the county. St. Louis is no different, as there are a multitude of jurisdictions—many of which have their own police departments. This fragmentation has the potential to reduce the ability of law enforcement agencies to collectively combat crime and disorder and provide effective community services.
I was recently asked how to convince people that character education actually works. The cynicism, skepticism, and conservatism out there often astound me. Amy Johnston, the award-winning principal of 2008 National School of Character Francis Howell Middle School in St. Charles, M0., expresses the same frustration.
“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people … They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” “Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.” –Thomas Jefferson