Holiday Wishes from Mizzou
Thank you for your commitment to the University of Missouri. We are deeply grateful for your hard work and support of our Mizzou community this past year, and we look forward to the excellence we will achieve together in the years ahead. Happy holidays, and best wishes for 2021! President Mun Y. Choi and […]
Dec. 16, 2020: Dr. Tom Spencer named interim VC for research and economic development
Dear Mizzou community, Despite an exhaustive national search and quality candidate recommendations from the search committee, timing and circumstances have left us unable to select a permanent hire for vice chancellor for research and economic development at this time. We will consider our options for a renewed search in the future. It is our pleasure […]
Dec. 10, 2020: Reflecting on the Fall Term
Dear Mizzou community, Over the last nine months, our university has been put to the test. And you’ve met challenges with flying colors. You worked together to protect the university’s core missions of teaching, research and engagement, all while juggling unprecedented hurdles in your own lives. We are so grateful for the resilience and grace […]
Nov. 12, 2020: Mizzou to Temporarily Shift to Remote Learning After Thanksgiving
Dear Campus Community, As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we are thankful for the accomplishments of our faculty, staff and students this semester. You have persevered through a fall term like no other. You have demonstrated incredible resilience and embraced the precautions and adjustments that supported the safety of everyone. We know it has not […]
Oct. 15, 2020: No changes expected to fall schedule plans
Dear Mizzou Community, As we get closer to the holiday season, we can’t thank everyone enough for their hard work and perseverance over the last several months as we continue to battle the COVID pandemic together. Your work and cooperation with our new policies have allowed us to maintain in-person classes and regular operations while […]
Oct. 15, 2020: #CampusClear monitoring begins Monday, October 19
Campus Community: Thank you for your diligence in helping Mizzou curb the number of active COVID-19 cases in our community. In an effort to further encourage this downward trend, we are reminding you to download the #CampusClear appon your smartphone if you haven’t already. Students, staff and faculty are required to monitor their health on […]
October 6, 2020: Despite challenges, Mizzou strives for excellence, accountability
Dear University community, We are now seven weeks into the semester and have been fortunate enough to continue our mission of education, research and engagement. I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you. Thank you to our students who have embraced learning through a mix of in-person as well as remote modes. Thank […]
Fall 2020 Virtual General Faculty Meeting
President and Chancellor Mun Y. Choi and university leaders give an update and present future plans to the faculty at the Fall 2020 virtual general faculty meeting. “To continue to advance the university, we need to be strategic, accountable and collaborative.” -President and Chancellor Mun Y. Choi Updates include: Provost Latha Ramchand on academic affairs Faculty Council Chair John […]
Sept. 15, 2020: Celebrating Mizzou’s rise in rankings
Dear Mizzou community, We are excited to share great news about our rankings — so excited, in fact, that we wanted to convey our thanks with a video instead of just sending an email (see the video below). Mizzou has jumped 15 spots in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report list of top national […]
Sept. 10, 2020: Change in face covering requirements
Dear University community, Thank you for all you are doing to keep our campus and community safe. We are all learning and adapting to the new environment, which may be with us for a while. In the spirit of remaining flexible and making adjustments as needed, we are modifying the face covering requirements we announced […]
Sept. 8, 2020: Expanded face covering requirements
Dear Mizzou community, We want to commend the many of you who have fully embraced our COVID-19 protocols. We continually refine our requirements based on latest public health and expert guidance, behaviors we’re seeing on campus and our commitment to keeping our campus safe. Below, we have listed expanded rules for face coverings effective today. […]
President and Chancellor Mun Choi and the campus community remember the lives and dreams of Mizzou’s students, faculty & staff who have departed from us since spring 2019. If any students need support, please call the Counseling Center at 573-882-6601 and ask to speak to the on-call counselor. They offer urgent and crisis services 24 […]
August 31, 2020: Show Me Renewal Update
To our students, faculty and all MU and UM System staff, We are at the start of week two of the fall semester and we want to share information about our classes, our campus and how we’re managing the virus. We visited classes every day last week and were pleased with what we saw. In […]
August 20, 2020: New Bias Hotline now available
Dear Mizzou community, As an institution, we pledge to live by our values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. While much has changed in the last five months, our commitment to these values has not. We will work continually to preserve our core missions, and to protect the learning and living experiences of our students, […]
August 17, 2020: New COVID Policies: Events Restrictions, Notification Mandate & App
Dear campus community, As you know, more than 130 administrators, faculty and staff continue to work together with public health experts to develop safety plans that support our return to campus. We’ve implemented a number of policies and procedures for our UM System employees and our MU students, faculty and staff aimed at preventing the […]
August 10, 2020: Planned Retirement of Dr. Mark McIntosh
Dear campus community, After nearly 40 years of service to Mizzou, Dr. Mark McIntosh — MU vice chancellor for research and economic development — is retiring. While Dr. McIntosh’s tremendous impact on Mizzou’s research and economic development initiatives will be missed, his decades of contributions to the university are a cause worth celebrating. Dr. McIntosh […]
August 6, 2020: A Message from the Chancellor to Alumni and Supporters
Dear Mizzou alumni and supporters, During the past few months, our Tiger community has remained strong in the face of unprecedented challenges. We’ve made many tough decisions, and through it all our alumni have offered their feedback, expertise and support. Your unfailing commitment has helped us safeguard Mizzou’s vital mission. Since March, I’ve been proud […]
August 4, 2020: A New Chapter at Mizzou: A Message from the Chancellor to Faculty and Staff
Dear colleagues, Last week the Board of Curators voted to realign the UM System and MU leadership structure and appoint me to a new, dual role as chancellor of Mizzou and president of the UM System. I am incredibly honored and inspired to take on this new role. It gives me the opportunity to work […]
August 4, 2020: A New Chapter at Mizzou: A Message from the Chancellor to Students
Dear Mizzou students, Our fall semester is almost here. While the past few months have challenged all of us, the changes we are making at Mizzou will not only enable us to safeguard our renewal, but they will also help us take necessary strides in education, research and creative discovery, engagement and inclusive excellence. Great […]
August 3, 2020: Remembering trailblazer Dr. Gus T. Ridgel
Dear Mizzou Community, We are saddened to share the news of the passing of Dr. Gus T. Ridgel. Dr. Ridgel was one of nine Black students, and the first graduate student, to be admitted to the University of Missouri in 1950 after civil rights groups won a court ruling to desegregate the university. He received […]
Town Hall Invitation
Upcoming virtual town halls: On July 21 there will be a virtual town hall for Mizzou Faculty and Staff on Show Me Renewal. On July 22 there will be a virtual town hall for Mizzou Students and Families on Show Me Renewal.
July 8, 2020: Message to our international community
Dear Mizzou International Students, Scholars and Mizzou Community, Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security Student and Exchange Visitor Program released new guidance regarding international students with F-1 visas. The guidance specified that international students enrolled in universities that are planning online-only instruction during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will not be allowed to remain […]
July 6, 2020: Jackie Lewis selected as vice chancellor for advancement
Dear campus community, It is my pleasure to announce today that I have named Jackie Lewis the next vice chancellor for advancement at Mizzou. She will come to MU after serving as vice president of University Relations at the University of Maryland in College Park. At the University of Maryland, Lewis led a team of […]
June 29, 2020: Update on Fall Plans
Dear students, faculty, staff, There is much excitement about our planned in-person return to campus this fall. Our students want to be back on our beautiful campus; and our staff and faculty are eager to fulfill our university’s vital missions of education, research, engagement and service to our state. We also know many of you […]
June 19, 2020: Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity announcement
Dear campus community, It is my pleasure to announce today that I have appointed Maurice Gipson, Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Community Engagement at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, as the Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity at MU. Gipson will start his new position full-time July 15, 2020, but will be joining some […]
June 10: Classes start at MU on Aug. 24
Dear Campus Community, We have been hard at work preparing our campus for in-person classwork for the 2020 fall semester. Following discussions with faculty leadership and the UM Board of Curators, we are announcing that MU and UM System employees will follow the existing schedule and will begin in-person classes on Monday, Aug. 24. I’m […]
June 4, 2020: Tigers leading change
Dear Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni, Over the last several days, we have seen an outpouring of support for those who have faced racism, both in our community and throughout the country. University leaders and I have sent notes in recent days voicing our sorrow over the recent injustices and tragic deaths of George Floyd, […]
June 3, 2020: Show Me Renewal Update
Dear Faculty and Staff, We began implementing our Show Me Renewal plan last month, and more than 2,600 university and UM System employees have been approved to return to campus or offices. We expect these numbers will continue to increase in the coming weeks as our phase-in process continues. These individuals represented the first phase […]
June 3, 2020: Update on preparations for the fall, possible schedule change
Dear Mizzou students and families, Since January, the world has come to a halt because of COVID-19, and our entire Mizzou family has had to pivot in every aspect of our operations while we confront a challenge unprecedented in our lifetimes. Through it all, we have worked hard to ensure that the university’s missions of […]
June 1, 2020: Combatting discrimination and racism
Dear Campus Community, The events of the past months, weeks and days have been jarring and traumatic for African Americans and communities throughout the country. I know our Mizzou family is hurting as events continue to unfold. I am hearing from many who are feeling frustrated and hopeless about whether real change can happen. Our […]
Remote MU, A Special Series of Inside Mizzou: Class of 2020
May 19, 2020 It’s graduation season at MU, and Tigers of all stripes are celebrating their Mizzou Made accomplishments. The Class of 2020 has already adjusted to the unprecedented demands of this unusual time. Now, they’re showing how our people can — once again — come together and honor the excellence of the University […]
May 15, 2020: Thank you for the difference you make
Dear Mizzou community, Today we launch our first-ever, Mizzou Made virtual celebration to honor our more than 6,000 spring graduates. At 2 p.m., the video launch of our 24-hour celebration will be posted, and I invite everyone to click on the virtual celebration page linked above. The launch will feature remarks from university leaders, students […]
May 13, 2020: Show Me Renewal phased plan begins
Dear campus community, As the Columbia community cautiously moves out of the stay-at-home phase of the current pandemic, the University is planning the first steps of a phased approach for returning to campus that we’re calling “Show Me Renewal,”which is aligned with guidelines from the Boone County Department of Public Health and with input from […]
Remote MU, A Special Series of Inside Mizzou: Thriving Creativity
May 12, 2020 Whether it’s in our labs, classrooms or studios, the MU community is accustomed to innovative thinking. Even during these unprecedented times, our students, faculty and staff continue to make virtual connections and show their Tiger resilience. Across the disciplines, our community is finding unique ways to share experiences that bring us […]
May 8, 2020: Open forums for Vice Chancellor for IDE finalist candidates
Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Search Finalist Candidate Presentations Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Zoom link Monday, May 18, 2020 Zoom Link Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Zoom Link 9-10 a.m. The national search for the University of Missouri’s next Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity has identified a pool of finalists. Please join […]
Spring 2020 Virtual General Faculty Meeting
UM System President and MU Interim Chancellor Mun Choi along with MU Provost Latha Ramcand give a campus update and present future plans to faculty at the Spring 2020 virtual general faculty meeting.
May 7, 2020: Program Audit and Restructuring Committee formed
Dear Mizzou community, As we continue to navigate our new reality, we are committed to taking steps that will ensure a strong future for our university and community – today and many years from now. As you know, the landscape of higher education has shifted drastically over the years. As the diverse needs of our […]
Remote MU, A Special Series of Inside Mizzou: Home and Away
May 5, 2020 For many Mizzou student-athletes, the move off-campus also meant an abrupt end to the spring season. Amid so much uncertainty, Tigers rose to the challenge and quickly adapted how they train and connect with coaches, supporters and fellow teammates. The hard work doesn’t stop, and Tigers are finding new ways to […]
May 1, 2020: Update on Budget/Personnel Decisions
Dear Staff and Faculty, As the university continues to experience significant financial pressures related to the COVID-19 public health crisis, some of the necessary actions – pay reductions, furloughs and layoffs – that we have been discussing in email messages, town halls and numerous meetings are beginning to occur. We know this is a stressful […]
Remote MU, A Special Series of Inside Mizzou: Reaching Out
April 28, 2020 In every county and metro area of the state, University of Missouri Extension works to improve the lives of Missourians. Despite the limitations of social distancing, Extension is using technology to expand access to locally grown food, provide farmers new opportunities to sell their products and guide small businesses through this […]
Work from home directive continues
April 28, 2020 Dear faculty and staff, I’d like to clarify the university’s current operational status as adjustments are made to local and statewide social distancing measures.
Getting Back to Campus/Update on Fall Classes
April 22, 2020 Dear Mizzou community, We know that many, if not all of you, are anxious to return to campus – to your offices, your classrooms, your laboratories. We too are eager to get back to all the activity that makes Mizzou a special place.
Virtual Town Hall
Please join UM System President and MU Interim Chancellor Mun Choi, MU Provost Latha Ramchand, and members of Mizzou’s leadership team for a virtual town hall.
Remote MU, A Special Series of Inside Mizzou: President and Interim Chancellor Choi
April 21, 2020 It’s been about a month since Tigers moved from in-person to remote work. These weeks have been marked by incredible change, creativity and adaptation. In support of this ongoing transition, Mizzou’s leadership is working closely with students, faculty and staff to address their needs, solve problems and keep everyone safe. On […]
Update on Budget Decisions for MU
Dear Staff and Faculty members, We know the last several weeks have not been easy. We appreciated the attendance of more than 4,000 staff and faculty at our recent virtual Town Hall. Your dedication to continuing our educational and research mission for the benefit of our students, our communities and our state has been an […]
Remote MU, A Special Series of Inside Mizzou: Tigers Support Tigers
April 14, 2020 Though social distancing has changed the way we live our lives, it hasn’t changed the way our community members care for one another. To address critical, ongoing needs, Tigers have found innovative ways to adapt their talents — and existing University resources — to support our Mizzou family. Whether it’s sewing […]
Remote MU, A Special Series of Inside Mizzou: Collaboration at a Distance
April 7, 2020 The Mizzou family experienced so many changes as our campus rapidly adapted to new social distancing requirements. Tigers rose boldly to this unprecedented challenge and adapted as courses moved from classrooms, labs and studios to virtual meeting spaces. Despite being apart, our students are still discovering new opportunities to achieve excellence […]
Dear Mizzou community, Our Tigers have shown incredible determination over these last few weeks. As a community, we quickly came together amid sweeping changes that impact the way our people teach, learn and live their daily lives. We have made so many difficult decisions — some of which affected longstanding Mizzou traditions. Though we were […]
MU Response to Zoom incidents
Yesterday, three separate university-related Zoom sessions were disrupted by several individuals using hateful, discriminatory and reprehensible language.
A message to alumni from Interim Chancellor and UM President Choi
Dear Mizzou alumni and supporters, First of all, I hope this message finds you safe and well. I have been thinking a lot about our global Tiger family during this challenging time. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for your immense support for Mizzou, now and always. As you may have heard, the […]
A message to students from Interim Chancellor and UM President Choi
Dear Mizzou students, As you may have heard, the Board of Curators has asked me to serve as the interim chancellor at Mizzou, as well as continue my duties as president of the University of Missouri System. I am honored to step into this new joint role and look forward to working and interacting with […]
Priorities to guide short-term financial decisions
March 27, 2020 Dear Faculty and Staff, As we finish spring break and prepare for remote learning to resume on Monday, I want to again thank you for your impressive efforts to provide high-quality instruction for our students through this enduring challenge. Our efforts to support our state through the coronavirus pandemic continue and many […]
A message from UM System President and Interim Chancellor Choi
March 26, 2020 Dear Mizzou Staff and Faculty, As you learned this morning, the Board of Curators has asked me to serve as interim chancellor of Mizzou. I am honored to step into this new joint role and look forward to working with all of you. I want to thank Chair Julia G. Brncic and […]
UM Board of Curators appoints Choi interim chancellor at MU
Choi will lead the university following Alexander Cartwright’s acceptance of a position at the University of Central Florida.
March 18, 2020: Message from Vice Chancellor Gibler Regarding Student Housing Discount
Dear Mizzou students, Thank you for your incredible resilience and commitment to your education during this challenging and uncertain time. Wherever you may be, I hope you are safe and in good spirits. As our soft rollout of remote learning continues to proceed, the indomitable strength of character of our Tiger community has never been […]
March 18, 2020: University responds to Boone County’s first case
Dear University community, Last night, we received word that Boone County has reported its first confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19). Though this event was somewhat expected in light of global events, it is important that our community be aware of the situation and take precautions to keep themselves and others safe. First, we want to […]
University encouraging telework when possible
Dear Mizzou community, Earlier today, President Choi and the four chancellors sent a note to all University of Missouri faculty and staff members that outlines new policies in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. These policies set up a structure for the vast majority of our staff and faculty to work from home starting tomorrow, […]
March 15, 2020: Update on remote learning and Mizzou’s response to Covid-19
Mizzou family, We write to thank our entire campus community for your hard work, resiliency and adaptability over the past several days as things changed, and changed quickly. Your efforts have been nothing short of inspiring. As we move all our instruction to remote platforms, we realize there will be hiccups — questions and concerns […]
March 11, 2020: Chancellor’s Message Regarding MU Coronavirus Response
Dear Campus Community, As we told you earlier today, we have been made aware that a small group of MU faculty and students attended a conference in New Orleans this past weekend where one of the attendees who was not part of the MU group tested “presumptive positive” for the coronavirus. As we already informed […]
March 11, 2020 Coronavirus Update
Dear Campus Community, Late Tuesday evening, the University of Missouri was made aware that a small group of MU faculty and students had attended a conference in New Orleans this past weekend where one of the attendees who was not part of the MU group tested “presumptive positive” for the coronavirus. As we learn this […]
March 9, 2020 Update from the Chancellor Regarding Coronavirus
Dear Campus Community, As you may have heard, Missouri’s first presumptive case of coronavirus was diagnosed in St. Louis County over the weekend. Despite this concerning news, our public health officials still consider the risk in Columbia to be low. The St. Louis case has no connection to the University of Missouri and we have […]
February 28, 2020: Important Update Regarding the Coronavirus
Dear University Community, As news about the coronavirus, or COVID-19, continues to spread around the globe, we want to share with you some campus updates and important information to help you stay safe and support others. Earlier this week, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that clusters of infection are likely […]
Inside Mizzou: Boundless Health Care
February 25, 2020 We are building the future of health care in Missouri and embracing technology that connects beyond campus to improve lives. The NextGen Precision Health Institute will link rural clinics with experts from around the world. These partnerships will revolutionize how we serve our state —but they are just the latest way […]
Distinguished Leaders in Higher Education Lecture Series
The Distinguished Leaders in Higher Education lecture series opens the University of Missouri community to the experiences and expertise of higher education leaders across the nation and the world. Whether the speaker is a president of one of America’s leading research universities, or a panel of scholars from a host of backgrounds, this series is […]
Mizzou at its Finest
February 21, 2020 Dear Mizzou community, In recent weeks, we have kicked off a new year and a new decade with a roar! From the events and activities surrounding Black History Month to the opening of the new Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield Music Center, the spring semester has already brought wonderful news to share. I […]
Inside Mizzou: Classroom Innovation
February 11, 2020 At the University of Missouri, our students can get an exceptional, hands-on education with access to world-class faculty, state-of-the-art spaces and even a working preschool classroom. But a Mizzou education also goes beyond the classroom. Innovative teaching tools such as virtual reality, online programs and more create comprehensive and immersive learning […]
Board of Curators February 2020 Meeting
During the February 6, 2020 meeting for the University of Missouri Board of Curators, Chancellor Alexander Cartwright presented on “The Flagship of the Future: Achievements & Future Direction.” He highlighted Mizzou’s exceptional growth and outlined a comprehensive plan to build on excellence. The Chancellor began with a discussion of recent progress in key areas such […]
January 30, 2020: Message from the Chancellor and the Provost Regarding the Coronavirus
Dear university community, Due to global concerns about the new coronavirus, the University of Missouri is prohibiting all university-sponsored travel to China, including trips that faculty and staff make with and without students. No new university-sponsored travel for faculty or staff will be approved to China until further notice. Any already approved faculty or staff […]
Inside Mizzou: Art of Science
January 28, 2020 Every day across campus, Tigers combine their creativity with groundbreaking research to push the boundaries of education and scholarship. At Mizzou, an ice cream parlor can also be a cutting-edge laboratory, and a floral shop can be a thriving classroom as well as a successful business. This capacity to bridge disciplines […]
Inside Mizzou: Tectonic Tigers
January 14, 2020 Hands-on learning is the bedrock of a Mizzou education. Since 1911, the Department of Geological Sciences’ Branson Field Laboratory has regularly hosted students from Mizzou and other universities across the country. This lab remains the longest continuously running site of its kind in the United States. Whether it’s our geology researchers […]
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a successful new year from Missouri’s flagship university. View Chancellor Cartwright’s video greeting.
NextGen Precision Health Progress
As we close the fall term and head into winter break, we would like to take a moment to thank the many staff, faculty and students who have dedicated their time and talents toward the development of the NextGen Precision Health Institute at MU. It is through the work of our remarkable community at Mizzou […]
Mizzou at Its Finest
December 10, 2019 Dear Mizzou community, Over the recent Thanksgiving break, I thought a lot about what I am grateful for, like the hard work of our faculty, staff and students the past semester here at MU. From the opening of a new research facility and a flurry of campus events to student volunteers reaching […]
Wake Up Columbia
Chancellor Cartwright joins Wake Up Columbia to discuss the end of the fall semester, MU athletics’ appeal to the NCAA, and the search for a new football coach. (The interview took place on December 17, 2019.)
2019 Fall General Faculty Meeting
Chancellor Cartwright gives a campus update and presents future plans to faculty at the bi-annual general faculty meeting
Inside Mizzou: MSA – The Path of Student Legislation
December 3, 2019 Student government is a more than 100-year tradition at Mizzou — that’s older than Memorial Stadium or even our beloved mascot, Truman the Tiger. The Missouri Students Association (MSA) is one of the largest student government organizations on campus, and it represents undergraduates from across the disciplines. MSA members contribute to […]
Inside Mizzou: Learning in the 21st Century
Nov. 19, 2019 For 180 years, the University of Missouri has pioneered new advances in education. We taught the first course on engineering west of the Mississippi River, and our world-class School of Journalism developed the revolutionary Missouri Method of learning by doing. As our community continues to evolve, so do our learning practices and […]
Inside Mizzou: Mizzou in Space
Nov. 5, 2019 The University of Missouri is — literally — out of this world. Our engineering students envision the future of rocketry, our faculty study the geology of distant moons and our journalism alumni lead podcasts for NASA. Even our Laws Observatory enables us to explore the far reaches of the universe from right […]
Coffee & Cookies with the Chancellor
The University of Missouri’s leadership team invites you, the campus community, for conversation and refreshments. Meet the Chancellor and a different MU leader each month for coffee, cookies and informal dialogue. This month’s event: Wednesday, Nov. 6 | 3:30–5 p.m. S110. Memorial Union
Inside Mizzou: Study Abroad
Oct. 22, 2019 The University of Missouri may sit – as we like to say – in the middle of the middle of the country, but the reach of our campus and community is global. Our students, faculty and staff represent six continents. And every year, we send more than 1,000 Tigers abroad to gain […]
Coffee & Cookies with the Chancellor
The University of Missouri’s leadership team invites you, the campus community, for conversation and refreshments. Meet the Chancellor and a different MU leader each month for coffee, cookies and informal dialogue. This month’s event: Thursday, Oct. 17 | 3:30–5 p.m. 2206 B&C, MU Student Center
Mizzou at Its Finest
October 9, 2019 Dear Mizzou community, As midterm season quickly approaches, I want to capitalize on the opportunity to share some good news with you. Before we jump in, I want to remind you of the upcoming State of the University speech. I hope you will join in on the fun as we talk about […]
Inside Mizzou: Game Day Preparation
Oct. 8, 2019 Homecoming week is finally here. Thousands from our campus community and beyond will gather together to celebrate our Mizzou pride. While all eyes will be on Faurot Field during game day, many of our staff and students will be working behind the scenes to make sure everything runs smoothly. What exactly does it […]
Inside Mizzou: Translational Research & Precision Health
Sept. 24, 2019 This past June, we broke ground on the NextGen Precision Health Institute. When completed, this $221 million facility will be a revolutionary space where scholars and students from a wide array of disciplines can tackle the world’s grand health care challenges and lead tomorrow’s workforce. But building the future of health care here […]
Coffee & Cookies with the Chancellor
The University of Missouri’s leadership team invites you, the campus community, for conversation and refreshments. Meet the Chancellor and a different MU leader each month for coffee, cookies and informal dialogue. This month’s event: Monday, Sept. 16 | 3:30–5 p.m. Traditions Lounge, MU Student Center
Inside Mizzou: Campus Architecture
Sept. 10, 2019 When we think of Mizzou’s campus, we often think of iconic structures like the Columns and Jesse Hall. They are a big part of why Architectural Digest recently ranked the university as one of the most beautiful colleges in America. But our campus isn’t just beautiful. It’s also home to cutting-edge laboratories […]
2019 State of the University Address
Join Chancellor Alexander Cartwright for Boundless: State of the University Address at 9 a.m., Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 in Jack and Mary Bush Auditorium, Cornell Hall. The address will be livestreamed on Facebook for those unable to attend. Immediately following the address, stop by Homecoming Headquarters on Carnahan Quadrangle for free Buck’s ice cream, while […]
Inside Mizzou: Cole County Clean Up
August 27, 2019 Near midnight on May 22, a tornado struck Missouri’s capital, Jefferson City. The storm damaged over 600 buildings and left many residents without basic utilities. This natural disaster was just one of the many from last spring that impacted Missouri communities. And the University of Missouri, in partnership with MU Extension, MU […]
Inside Mizzou: New Beginnings
August 13, 2019 With a new academic year right around the corner, I am thrilled to welcome everyone back to campus. I am confident this year will bring new opportunities and milestones for so many of you – from our first-year students and new faculty to our 10 staff members who were honored for their […]
Boundless Mizzou: Taking the Flagship with you this summer
As spring turns into summer here at Missouri’s flagship university, I want to take the opportunity to say thank you. We have so many reasons to be grateful: grateful for the vision of our faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends; grateful for the continued trust from students and their families that they can come here […]
Inside Mizzou: Theatre Off Stage
May 14, 2019 As an institution that takes great pride in the arts, our performing arts community never ceases to amaze us. They continue to push boundaries and forge new and exciting collaborations inside and outside the classroom — through multidisciplinary partnerships, innovative teaching and community engagement.
Inside Mizzou May Newsletter
May 7, 2019 Dear Mizzou community, This is one of my favorite times of year. I have the opportunity to celebrate the tremendous achievements of so many in our community — and the great news keeps on coming. We recently learned that Thomas Spencer, a Curators Distinguished Professor in the College of Agriculture, Food and […]
Inside Mizzou: Tigers in the Workforce
April 30, 2019 As graduation approaches for thousands of our students, we are excited for the bright futures they have ahead of them. They have worked hard in their areas of study, from the arts, to the humanities to the STEM fields. We are confident they will go on to excel in today’s workforce.
Inside Mizzou Extra: Show Me Research & Creative Works
April 16, 2019 We are thrilled to bring you even more stories from our extraordinary community. Introducing a new, bonus storytelling feature of Inside Mizzou called, “Inside Mizzou extra.” Students, faculty, staff and alumni will tell you the stories and relive the experiences that make our university a leader in academics, athletics, service and so […]
Inside Mizzou: Show Me Research & Creative Works
To hear even more stories on research and creative works from our extraordinary students, listen to this bonus storytelling feature called “Inside Mizzou extra.” Five students working on projects across the arts, humanities and science give us a window into their hands-on pursuits. Listen now April 16, 2019 Our students have always been bold risk […]
Mizzou at Its Finest
Dear Mizzou community, This spring semester has been one for the books. There has never been a better time to be a Tiger, and I hope you are as proud as I am to walk around in black and gold. We are only a few months into 2019, and I am thrilled to have a […]
Spring General Faculty Meeting
Chancellor Alexander Cartwright and Faculty Council Chair Clark Peters invite Mizzou faculty to join them for the Spring 2019 general faculty meeting on Wednesday, April 24 at 3:30 p.m. in 22 Tate Hall. The meeting will be recorded for those unable to attend.
Inside Mizzou: M-I-Z Entrepreneur
April 2, 2019 This campus community has a track record of innovation and excellence dating back to 1839. For example, MU was the first university west of the Mississippi River. And of course, we developed the first — and best — journalism school in the nation. Now, through programs such as the Center for Entrepreneurship […]
Inside Mizzou: Nobel Week in Stockholm, Sweden
March 19, 2019 Join Chancellor Cartwright on Inside Mizzou for a special-edition, Nobel Week podcast. He talks with the two outstanding undergraduates who traveled to Stockholm, Sweden
Inside Mizzou March Newsletter
March 12, 2019 Dear Mizzou community, Our Nobel Laureate George Smith spent decades researching his life-changing discovery — phage display. I hope you have had a chance to hear him talk about the support he received from the science community, and how his setbacks were just as valuable as the breakthroughs that led to his Nobel […]
Inside Mizzou: Sustainable Today
March 5, 2019 Did you know that Mizzou recently was ranked the #2 university in the country for generating on-site renewable energy by the EPA? Or that our campus, which is a living botanic garden, became one of only 64 campuses to be a certified Bee Campus USA in 2017?
Inside Mizzou: Building Leaders
Feb. 19, 2019 With access to one-of-a-kind, world-class signature centers and institutes such as the Novak Leadership Institute, the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy and the Reynolds Journalism Institute, Mizzou students begin building their leadership skills from day one.
Inside Mizzou February Newsletter
Feb. 12, 2019 Dear Mizzou community, Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with members of our statewide extension team who are part of the Missouri Extension Leadership Development program. We discussed leadership and what it means to make an impact on people and communities. It was a wonderful conversation that reaffirmed how much our faculty, […]
Inside Mizzou: Musical Missouri
Inside Mizzou Podcast: Musical Missouri, Ep. 12 Music is an important part of our lives: We listen while we exercise or cook, we attend concerts with friends and family, and we enjoy it to bond as a community. At Mizzou, we embrace musical citizenship through education, performance and innovation. Every day our School of Music, […]
Inside Mizzou: Student Success
Inside Mizzou Podcast: Student Success, Ep. 11 Moving to a new city, meeting new people and entering a new academic or work environment can create exciting opportunities for students, but they can also be challenging experiences. Join Chancellor Alexander N. Cartwright for this episode of Inside Mizzou podcast where he talks with Brandon Orr, former […]
Inside Mizzou January Newsletter
Jan. 15, 2019 Dear Mizzou community, It’s hard to believe that another semester and a new year has arrived. So many extraordinary moments, discoveries and successes from last year are still generating impact, and I am already seeing the excitement for 2019 as our community returns to campus. What life-changing ideas and innovations will come […]
Dec. 11, 2018
Inside Mizzou Podcast: Outreach, Ep. 10 As the largest alternative break program at any university in the United States, Mizzou Alternative Breaks is driven by a simple but powerful motto: “Get Out. Give Back.” More than 1,000 students participated this year in trips across the globe — some even right here in Missouri. Join Chancellor […]
Dec. 4, 2018
Dec. 4, 2018 Dear Mizzou community, The end of the semester is right around the corner. Between final exams and holiday planning, this time of year offers a lot of opportunity for giving and reflection. For example, senior Erin Hediger has been working with Professor Elizabeth Bryda to host a campus-wide Bone Marrow Registry Drive this […]
November 27, 2018
Inside Mizzou Podcast: Keyon Dooling, Ep. 9 From 1998-2000, Keyon Dooling was a leader on the Mizzou basketball team. His stellar college career helped him become the 10th basketball player in MU’s history to be drafted in the NBA’s first round, where he would go on to play for teams such as the Los Angeles […]
Campus Open House, Dec. 3
Chancellor Cartwright and Provost Ramchand invite you to celebrate the season at the Residence on Francis Quadrangle, Monday, Dec. 3 from 4-6 p.m.
Points of Pride
Dear Mizzou community, What a fall this has been at Mizzou. We have had so many terrific things happen lately that I was inspired to reach out to the entire Mizzou family: students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents, donors, community leaders and friends. We are experiencing the best kind of change as we see hard work translate […]
November 13, 2018
Inside Mizzou Podcast: Civic Engagement, Ep. 8 As a public, land-grant university, Mizzou has a proud history of service — from education to healthcare, public safety to our military. Join Chancellor Cartwright for this week’s Inside Mizzou podcast where he talks with ROTC cadets Kim Woods, a senior studying mechanical and aerospace engineering; and Ben […]
November 6, 2018
Nov. 6, 2018 Dear Mizzou community, For nearly 180 years, Mizzou has been committed to public service. Our long tradition of honoring our veterans through Memorial Union and Crowder Hall continues to grow through our tremendous ROTC program. Our values also help shape our leaders of today and tomorrow, who ensure that the university’s global […]
October 30, 2018
Inside Mizzou Podcast: Nobel Prize, Ep. 7 When Dr. George P. Smith was announced as one of this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry winners, the Royal Swedish Academy confirmed what all of us at Mizzou have always known: Work that happens here changes the world. Dr. Smith’s research has led to new treatments for arthritis, […]
October 23, 2018
Oct. 23, 2018 Dear Mizzou community, What a magnificent Homecoming celebration we had this past weekend. It was wonderful to see the turnout at our parade and football game, and to honor so many of the organizations and programs that make our campus excellent. Every year, when we welcome back our alumni, we honor the […]
Fall 2018 General Faculty Meeting
Chancellor Cartwright and Faculty Council Chair Clark Peters invite all faculty to attend the General Faculty Council meeting at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, 2018 in Jesse Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union. The address will be recorded for those unable to attend.
October 16, 2018
Inside Mizzou Podcast: Homecoming, Ep. 6 Now in its 107th year, Homecoming is a comprehensive tradition that embraces so many aspects of the Tiger spirit. From the parade to the blood drive, the football game to decorating the windows around downtown, this event celebrates what makes Mizzou special and what unites our community. But with […]
October 9, 2018
Oct. 9, 2018 Dear Mizzou community, What a semester it has been so far. It’s hard to believe we’re only halfway through it and so many good things have happened at Mizzou. We will be celebrating the University’s first Nobel Prize in a variety of ways during the coming weeks and months. Our Nobel Laureate, […]
October 2, 2018
Inside Mizzou Podcast: Indigenous Cultures, Ep. 5 For centuries, art has been a tool to document and study culture. Today, art forms like animation, film and digital storytelling create dynamic opportunities for cultural study, including the study of indigenous cultures.
September 25, 2018
Sept. 25, 2018 Dear Mizzou community, This week, I’m in Thailand visiting with some of our exceptional partners in education. I’ll be traveling to different cities and speaking at Khon Kaen University on Mizzou’s success in innovation, all while getting to experience the tremendous community of people and ideas that help Mizzou fulfill its mission of […]
September 18, 2018
Inside Mizzou Podcast: Tiger Football, Ep. 4 With the 2018 football season off to a great start, the Tigers are ready to roar; ready to celebrate the Tiger spirit with the Mizzou cheerleaders, Golden Girls and Tiger’s Lair; ready to hear the wonderful music from Marching Mizzou. Because the tremendous experience of Tiger football goes […]
Mizzou extends concern, support related to Hurricane Florence
Sept. 14, 2018 Students, faculty and staff, For those with loved ones enduring Hurricane Florence, we join in your concern for our friends and families in the Carolinas.
September 11, 2018
Sept. 11, 2018 Dear Mizzou community, In commemoration of 9/11, I want to recognize the extraordinary emergency personnel who serve our campus, our state and the nation. Please take a moment today to stop and thank those individuals who keep us safe 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Like these extraordinary individuals, the […]
Faculty working group to review incentives programs
Chancellor Cartwright appoints a working group to review and make recommendations around financial incentive programs and infrastructure (staffing, resources, facilities and policies) that support individual scholars and research teams.
Where People Meet Possibilities
In his “State of the University” speech on Aug. 22, 2018, Chancellor Cartwright underscores progress and urges continued focus to build upon Mizzou’s strengths.
August 21, 2018
Inside Mizzou Podcast: Tradition, Ep. 2 From Homecoming to Tap Day, blues music to barbeque, traditions at Mizzou and across Missouri honor the history, cultures and celebrations of their communities.
August 14, 2018
Aug. 14, 2018 Dear Mizzou community, With move-in day and the First Roar Kickoff tomorrow, I want to welcome all of our new students to the Tiger family. Along with our current students, faculty and staff, you are continuing to make our university and our community stronger. As we prepare for another extraordinary year at […]
August 7, 2018
Inside Mizzou Podcast: Anniversary, Ep. 1 Anniversaries are a special moment, particularly a first anniversary. In August 2017, both Chancellor Alexander Cartwright and rising sophomore Jonathon Potochnic arrived on Mizzou’s campus to begin their Tiger journey.
A New Podcast from Chancellor Cartwright
This year, the University of Missouri is starting a new tradition. It’s called Inside Mizzou — a new podcast where Chancellor Alexander Cartwright sits down and talks with students, staff, faculty and alumni who make up our Mizzou community.
KFRU Radio Interview
Listen to Chancellor Cartwright chat with KFRU radio host David Lile. (The interview took place on July 25, 2018.)
Campus climate progress update
View a status report highlighting the latest progress towards improving campus climate issues identified in the 2016 survey of students, faculty and staff.
Statement from Board of Curators Chair David Steelman
June 22, 2018 Dear Campus Community, Today, Board of Curators Chair David Steelman delivered a statement regarding his observations on the progress of our university. I invite you to read Curator Steelman’s statement, which is below.
Ramchand Appointed Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
June 21, 2018 To the campus community, I would like to share with you some exciting news about a new member of our Mizzou family. I have appointed Latha Ramchand, dean of the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, as provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. Dr. Ramchand is […]
FY19 Budget Update
June 7, 2018 To the campus community, I want to thank you for your continued commitment to our university’s financial future. During the past several months, we have worked to identify ways we can productively close our budget gap. With your input, we have finalized the FY19 budget, charting a course for the university and […]
Staff honored for outstanding service
Chancellor Cartwright honored MU staff for their contributions to the university during the annual Staff Recognition Week awards ceremony Monday, May 21.
Farwell appointed chief marketing and communications officer
University of Missouri officials announced today the appointment of Kamrhan Farwell as chief marketing and communications officer for both the UM System and MU campus. Farwell’s appointment is effective July 2.
Academic program review update
May 16, 2018 To the campus community: Thank you to everyone for your continued engagement and patience as we worked through the academic program review. I am grateful to the 17-person Task Force on Academic Program Analysis, Enhancement and Opportunities
Chancellor Cartwright announces new vision for MU Extension and Engagement
The new vision will fulfill what he referred to as an “all things Missouri” mission.
Town Hall with President Choi & Chancellor Cartwright
Drs. Choi and Cartwright will provide updates on UM System initiatives, legislative affairs, the budget process and more. Please join us April 30 at 10 a.m. to voice your thoughts, ask questions and be part of an engaging conversation.
General Faculty Meeting: April 4
All faculty are invited to attend the Spring General Faculty Meeting on Wednesday, April 4 at 3:30 p.m. See agenda as well as additional program review departmental level data promised at the last faculty meeting.
Program review process and timeline
March 7, 2018 Dear Colleagues, Thank you to those of you who took time to come to the special faculty meeting Monday and for sharing with me your concerns about the Academic Program Review.
Special General Faculty Meeting on March 5
Faculty are invited to attend this special meeting on the academic program review task force report.
Research, Creative Activities & Economic Development
Chancellor Alexander Cartwright announced initiatives to increase the positive impacts of research, enhance creative activities and increase economic development.
MU Activity Analysis
Feb. 12, 2018 Dear colleagues, Earlier today, you received a message from President Choi regarding the next step in the UM System’s FY18 Administrative Review project: an Activity Analysis designed to help us better understand the distribution of staff work across all four campuses.
Academic Program Review Final Report
Jan. 25, 2018 Dear Faculty, Staff and Students, Today, the university is releasing a campuswide academic program review report. The report was prepared by a group of 15 faculty members from across campus. You can find the report here, and a press release summarizing the report is below.
MU Provost Search Forum on Jan. 22
MU faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in an open forum as part of the search for the next Provost of the University of Missouri.
Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Search Committee Appointed
Dec. 20, 2017 Dear Mizzou faculty, staff and students, Today I am pleased to announce the membership of the search committee that will help us select the next Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for MU.
Call for Applications for Faculty in Leadership
Dec. 12, 2017 Dear Colleagues, The Office of the Chancellor is recruiting up to three faculty in leadership for the 2017-2019 academic years.
Employee Leave and Educational Assistance Benefits Updates
Dec. 7, 2017 Dear Colleagues, As President Choi shared today, the University of Missouri Board of Curators approved several changes to our Collected Rules and Regulations
Interim Provost/Provost Search Update
Nov. 28, 2017 Dear Colleagues, I am writing to remind everyone that I am soliciting nominations for the position of Interim Provost.
Chancellor’s Address: “University for Missouri: A Commitment to Student Success”
Watch Chancellor Alexander Cartwright’s first 100 day address
2017 Fall General Faculty Meeting
Chancellor Cartwright gives a campus update and presents future plans to faculty at the bi-annual general faculty meeting.
KFRU Radio Interview
Listen to Chancellor Cartwright chat with KFRU radio host David Lile. (The live interview took place on Sept. 27, 2017.)
A Thank You from MU Leadership
We are grateful for the tremendous support we receive daily from the university’s faculty and staff, and as an expression of our gratitude, we would like to invite you to attend Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 16
Land Grant Compact Will Provide Access to Missouri Residents
New grants underscore the University of Missouri’s pledge to fulfill its land-grant mission by offering more competitive, affordable education to Missourians
Statement on Mizzou’s core value of respect
One of the core values of the University of Missouri is respect. As such, we are committed to fostering a community of inclusion.
Statement from University of Missouri Leaders Regarding Charlottesville Tragedy
We are saddened and angered by the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend.
Budget actions, July 28, 2017
The state of Missouri continues to face budget challenges and as a result, the university has experienced additional adjustments for our FY18 budget. Dr. Choi has asked that we make every effort to ensure we remain focused on our highest priorities despite these challenges.
Directly following President Choi’s address, campus leadership will discuss campus-specific budget priorities and short- and long-term strategies.