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Feb. 11, 2010 Volume 31, No. 19

In brief


Just in time for Valentine's Day, MU's Horticulture Club will hold a rose sale on Friday, Feb. 12, in the lobby of the Natural Resources Building.

Campus highlights

A roundup of news from Mizzou

Roses are red — and ready

With Valentine’s Day coming on a Sunday this year, you might want to plan ahead  to get flowers for that special sweetie, otherwise you might have to rely on grocery store floral departments.

MU’s Horticulture Club wants to make that romantic purchase even easier for you. Club members will hold their annual rose sale throughout the day Friday, Feb. 12, in the lobby of Natural Resources Building. Single roses, bouquets and arrangements will be available, and proceeds will help fund club activities. 

Society is making history

Back in October, things looked grim for the State Historical Society of Missouri. ... Read more

Jump-starting student success

With recent budget cuts for public school funding, some students struggle to receive the educational instruction they need. ... Read more

Photo exhibits highlight Black History Month

Mizzou is commemorating Black History Month this February, and two special exhibits will display historical photographic images that both celebrate and honor the history of the civil rights movement in Missouri ... Read more

Windbreaks save winter fuel

Most people think of home windbreaks as a summer energy saver, but they can reduce winter fuel consumption by 10 percent to 25 percent, says Chris Starbuck, an MU plant sciences professor. ... Read more

Staff recognized for their commitment

Six staff members in Development and Alumni Relations were honored in January for their commitment to MU's core values ... Read more

Graduate School dean candidates interview

Four candidates for the position of vice provost for advanced studies and Graduate School dean at MU will be interviewed on campus over the next several weeks ... Read more

Abell recognized for science education advances

Education Professor Santra Abell was recently named a distinguished fellow by the National Science Teachers Association. ... Read more

Museum director takes on national role

Alex Barker, director of MU's Museum of Art and Archaeology, became president of the national Council for Museum Anthropology ... Read more

Ratchford Award nominations are invited

Nominations are open for the 2010 C. Brice Ratchford Memorial Fellowship Award given annualy by the University of Missouri System. ... Read more