The weather outside was frightful, but the music inside was delightful to the more than 1,200 who attended the Jazz for the Holidays concert Dec. 8 at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. The annual free jazz concert also served as the closing event for the University of Missouri–St. Louis Jubilee, the award-winning yearlong [...]
The University of Missouri–St. Louis campus received a little “color and personality” this month thanks to several volunteers.
Give a little, help a lot. It’s the University of Missouri–St. Louis’ Month of Community Giving, an annual campus giving campaign that benefits the causes of the United Way of Greater St. Louis and the Community Health Charities of Kansas and Missouri. Combined, they are community partners to more than 250 nonprofit organizations.
This year’s Founders Dinner was a night of celebrating milestones. The occasion served as the Jubilee birthday party for the University of Missouri–St. Louis. And the university’s top leader, Tom George, was surprised and nearly brought to tears by a tribute to his 10 years as chancellor.
Nobody knows the history of the University of Missouri–St. Louis better than Blanche M. Touhill. And she proves that again with the publication of a photographic history of UMSL’s first 50 years.
UMSL’s Jubilee celebrations continue this fall starting with the release of the book, “First A Dream: Reflections for a Golden Jubilee 1963 – 2013.”
His name still dominates the record books, and his numbers remain untouched more than three decades later. Bob Bone has cemented his name within the University of Missouri–St. Louis community since his time as a baseball and basketball All-American, where he starred for the UMSL Rivermen from 1973-77. His legendary reputation has remained intact throughout the years in the St. Louis area, as has his presence. Now the athletic director at Clayton (Mo.) High School, Bone has never let his time and experiences at UMSL escape his memory as a player, coach or professional.
Thousands of St. Louis cyclists cruised the moonlit St. Louis streets Sunday for the 50th Moonlight Ramble. With the University of Missouri–St. Louis also celebrating 50 years in 2013, organizers of the annual ride teamed up with the university to celebrate their mutual anniversaries and rename the event the UMSL Jubilee Moonlight Ramble.
As UMSL celebrates its 50th anniversary throughout 2013 with the Jubilee, it seems fitting to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the only NCAA Division II National Championship the university has won in its first half century. The men of the 1973 Rivermen soccer team are to thank, bringing home the championship trophy after blanking The University of California–Fullerton with a score of 3-0 on Dec. 8 in Springfield, Mass.
Highlights of the University of Missouri–St. Louis’ founding 50 years ago are featured on the American Association of State Colleges and Universities website. The AASCU is made up of more than 400 state-supported colleges and universities across the nation offering degree programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees.