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University of Missouri

Winter 2014 Issue

175 Years

The University of Missouri will celebrate its 175th anniversary in 2014. This issue includes a historic overview, founding family stories, a timeline of accomplishments and more.

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The Deaton family

Brady and Anne

The community honors both Deatons at farewell reception.

1947 Mizzou Football coaches

The Thinking Man’s Lineman

Beloved MU football assistant Coach Harry Smith dies.


Fighting the Film Industry

MU undergraduate helps battle troublesome biofilms on boats and wounds.

Larry Drew

Buck Up

A former Mizzou hoops star helms an up-and-coming NBA team.

John Criswell

International Appreciation

A Mizzou doctoral student helps Mizzou pursue its international mission.


Journalism in Every Language

J-School students take a crash course covering the United Nations.

John Wilkerson

A Global Mizzou

MU director of international admissions exports the Mizzou brand worldwide.

Gus Ridgel

A Master Trailblazer

Finances kept Gus T. Ridgel’s MU enrollment brief, but his legacy has helped a generation.

Academic Hall fire

The Burning of the University

An English professor recounts the night Academic Hall burned.

Academic Hall, ca. 1872

The Heart of Mizzou

See what campus looked like pre-1900s.

Conley painting

Roll of Honor: By the Numbers

Here's more information about the 904 donors who helped bring Mizzou to Boone County.

Cindy Mustard

Take a Ride on the Tiger Trolley

Cindy Mustard uses her Mizzou childhood roots to share the history of CoMo and MU.

Gloria Newton and John Logsdon

Columbia’s CORE

A first-person account of race relations in Columbia in the 1960s by John Logsdon, BS PA ’63.

Dustin and Austin Stanton

Passion for Poultry

Young entrepreneurs hatch nation’s largest free-range chicken operation.

Brady and Anne Deaton

Retirement Reception

Community honors Brady and Anne Deaton for years of service.



A Look Back

Brady J. Deaton retires as chancellor after nine years.


The Making of a University

Mizzou celebrates 175 years as a global leader in teaching and research.


A Timeline of Mizzou Achievements

MU faculty, students and alumni make strides throughout 175 years.


Humble Families, Humble Beginnings

The donations of 900 Boone County residents 175 years ago keep paying dividends.


Play Me Something Quick and Devilish

Missouri is a stronghold of traditional fiddling.


Sometimes You Can Go Home

Agriculture students learn to assess the realities of returning to the family farm.


Tiger Tipoff

Mizzou’s basketball teams — men and women — reach for the top of the Southeastern Conference.

Around the Columns

Corey Matzat and Gregory Triplett

Head of the Class

Presidential scholar from Nixa, Mo., chooses Mizzou.

Scott Litofsky

Hump-day Goals

Busy MU doctor makes time for exercise.


Geothermal Heats Chicks Cheaper

An MU engineering professor is pioneering a way to make geothermal profitable.

Mizzou's Rock M

We Will Rock You

Generations of fans have cheered the Tigers from Memorial Stadium’s trademark Rock M.

Dallas Pineda

Loving the Lab

A sophomore biochemistry major spends time in the lab.

Prenatal Precautions

Undergraduate Matthew Hruska’s research looks at the uterine environment.


Haunted Hypothesis

Undergraduate researchers study fear and stress.


Occupational Assistance

MU professors are helping rural Missourians become therapy assistants.


Advantage: MU

J-School students are dominating the hard courts in Beijing.

Mizzou's Global Footprint

MU’s Global Footprint

Mizzou is an international force.

Charles Menifield

Giving Back

Professor Charles Menifield is paying it forward with a new endowed scholarship.

David Fleming

All About Patients

MU faculty physician to lead American College of Physicians in 2014–15.

Habib Zaghouani

Diabetes Breakthrough

Diabetes researcher discovers how to help insulin-producing cells thrive.


Risk-free Program

Trulaske College of Business to start risk management program with $1 million gift.

LaQuist painted shoes

Hitting the Ground in Style

J-School student runs custom-painted shoe business.

Kayla Knierim and Kelsey Brown

Communicating Clearly

Mizzou connection helps MU senior land internship at Fox.

Janae Bradley

Wounded Research

Undergraduate research in wound care is propelling Janae Bradley to graduate school.

Adventures of a Hack

Hacking into Literature

App transforms Victorian short stories into digital game.

Thom Lambert

Law School Names Endowed Chair

Major gift creates new endowed chair for School of Law.

Ty-Ron Douglas and Kerri Furbert,

Bermudian Pipeline

A professor and a long jumper, both from Bermuda, look to cultivate connections.

Di Gao Mizzou table tennis

Table Tennis All-Stars

Mizzou’s table tennis club blasts straight to the nationals.

Alumni News

Larry Smarr

Gut-level App

Apps and the future of health care.

The Simmons family

The Great (Columns) Society

Mizzou Alumni Association honors annual donors with new giving society.

Todd McCubbin, M Ed ’95

Thanks to You

Volunteers carry Mizzou spirit worldwide.

Perennial Brewing Co.

Tigers Brewing

Four MU alumni are powering the rapid expansion of a new St. Louis craft beer company.


Yearbook ’77

See if you recognize anyone on this page from the 1977 Savitar.

Richard and Christa Payton

More Than Friends

The Paytons celebrated their second anniversary Nov. 12, 2013.

Penny Wares McDowall

Penny on the Beach

Mizzou alumna finds her dream job.

Harold Hook

Hooked on Service

Mizzou Alumni Association presents Faculty-Alumni Awards.

Richard Matheson

He Was Legend

Iconic sci-fi author Richard Matheson dies.


Alumni Bookshelf

Check out new books by alumni.

Float Trip Pickles

Pack A Peck of Pickled Peppers

A Mizzou alumnus floats a spicy pickle recipe.

Rosalynn and Brad Smith

Team Chemistry

Wife of former Mizzou football standout is a star in her own right.

Four Broads Abroad

Tigers Traveling Together

Four alumna reconnect at Mizzou reunion.