A day before they graduate from the University of Missouri–St. Louis with an MFA in creative writing, nine students will read their original works. The semiannual MFA Graduate Reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. May 17 at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at UMSL. The reading is free and open to the public.
Jean M.K. Miller has been named dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Miller, who will begin the position July 1, currently serves as associate dean of administrative affairs in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas in Denton. She oversees [...]
Donald Sweeney, associate director of the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, was quoted in an article about the proposed improvements and their cost.
E.K.G. Life Science Solutions is the latest tenant to join Innovative Technology Enterprises, an incubator for startup companies at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.
Inspired by a once-rumored but unconsummated meeting between the Beatles and Karlheinz Stockhausen – icons of 1960s rock and avant-garde composition, respectively – Alarm Will Sound’s “1969″ connects the music, politics and culture of a turbulent decade through the works of the Beatles, Leonard Bernstein and contemporary composers Stockhausen and Luciano Berio.
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.
Two years ago, the Wisconsin Legislature made national news with the passing of a bill making photo identification a requirement for voters. That same bill also eliminated straight party-line voting in Wisconsin, which could have helped Republicans in the 2012 elections, according to Christian Schneider in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion piece.
Ferguson (Mo.) Brewing Company will celebrate its third anniversary on April 27. But that’s not the only milestone the brewery is honoring in 2013. In a nod to UMSL’s half century of scholarship and community building, Ferguson Brewing created Jubilee Brew, a special release Irish red ale. In addition to the beer, which will remain on tap throughout 2013, Ferguson Brewing worked with UMSL to create learning opportunities for the university’s students.
Since its debut in 2004, NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” has become a hit, drawing huge ratings and becoming one of the most popular reality television shows in the U.S.
Howard Lerner, co-founder of Kaldi’s Coffee and Jim McKelvey, co-founder of the mobile payment company Square Inc., will be the featured speakers during Research and Innovation Week April 22-26 at University of Missouri–St. Louis.