Education

NASP world student-archery championship to be held in St. Louis


Arrows flew all day as almost 1,200 student archers competed at the 2012 MoNASP state tournament at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Winners and those with qualifying scores advanced to the national tournament.  Photo courtesy MDC.

ST. LOUIS, Mo – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) expects a spike in participation by Missouri student archers with the recent announcement by the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) that it will hold its 2013 NASP World Championship in St. Louis.

The event will be held June 28-30 at the America Center and Edward Jones Dome, home of the St. Louis Rams.

Employment Challenges Facing Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders‏

COLUMBIA, Mo. – An estimated 1.5 million individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) live in the United States, according to the Autism Society of America.

Despite extensive research on children with autism, little is known about what happens to these individuals when they grow up, particularly with regard to their employment situations.

New Suicide Prevention Training Program - Partners in Prevention

Jerett Rion, COLUMBIA, Mo. – Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in Missouri; more Missourians die by suicide than by DWI or homicide.

To help combat this issue, officials from Partners in Prevention, a statewide coalition of Missouri universities headquartered at the University of Missouri, will make a suicide prevention program, known as “Missouri Ask Listen Refer,” available to anyone throughout the state.

Invest in your child's education - Buy college savings accounts for Christmas

State Treasurer Clint Zweifel said as Christmas approaches, parents should consider investing in a Missouri 529 College Savings Plan.

In a column sent to newspapers across the state, Zweifel — who was reelected to his second term earlier this month — said “while higher education might not be on their wish list, contributions to a MOST 529 account could help the children in your life reach their goals.”

Preschoolers’ Counting Abilities Relate to Future Math Performance

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Along with reciting the days of the week and the alphabet, adults often practice reciting numbers with young children. Now, new research from the University of Missouri suggests reciting numbers is not enough to prepare children for math success in elementary school.

 

 

New Haven School District saves over $188,000 with bond refinance

New Haven School District Board President, Brenda Menke, signing the resolution documents.

Moments ago, at a regular meeting of the New Haven School District Board of Education, a refunding bond resolution was approved. 

It authorized the sale of $1,475,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds with reoffered yields ranging from 0.40% to 1.90%, compared to the reoffered yields from 3.20% to 4.30% on the callable portion of the Series 2008 bonds used to additional classrooms at the elementary building and complete improvements at the District’s facilities. 

MU to Create Terrorism and Disaster Center with $2.4 Million Grant‏


COLUMBIA, Mo.
– More than 70 people have been killed, millions are without power and several thousand have lost their homes in the severe storm known as Hurricane Sandy. Relief efforts will provide for victims’ immediate needs, such as housing, food and water, but the emotional consequences of natural disasters are long term and not understood very well.

Gasconade County R-I School spruces up Hermann Hospital for Halloween

Left to right, Ivan Meyer, Jessica Zeiss and Natalie Witte.  Photo courtesy Hermann Area District Hospital

Prior to Halloween, Natalie Witte and Jessica Zeiss, seniors at Gasconade County R-I School, and members of the FCCLA went to Hermann Area District Hospital to dress us up the hospital for Halloween. 

Female Pulitzer Prize Winners Require Higher Qualifications

COLUMBIA, Mo. ­—The Pulitzer Prize in Journalism is one of the world’s most prestigious awards. Despite progress in the last few decades, gender disparities in the field of journalism have existed as long as the profession has.

Now, a University of Missouri researcher has found that female Pulitzer Prize winners are more likely to have greater qualifications their male counterparts in order to win the coveted award.

Tobacco free policy will go into effect Jan. 1, 2013 at ECC

At their October meeting, ECC trustees received an update on the tobacco free policy which will go into effect January 1, 2013.

Cookie Hays, vice president of student development, and Judy Bieker, associate professor of nursing, are co-chairing the committee charged with implementing the new policy.

Union High School Volleyball supports Breast Cancer Awareness with Pink Out

The Union High School Freshmen, Junior Varsity, and Varsity Volleyball teams honored those who are currently battling breast cancer, those who have conquered the disease, and those who lost the fight with their “Pink Out” game last night against Hermann.

Photos by Kaylin Bade
Pictured left, JV Player, Kaitlin Voss

World Teacher's Day - Taking a stand for teachers

United Nations Photo by John Isaac, A Bengali teacher instructs a class at a school in a rural village south of Dacca.

"On this day, we call for teachers to receive supportive environments, adequate quality training as well as ‘safeguards’ for teachers’ rights and responsibilities...We expect a lot from teachers – they, in turn, are right to expect as much from us. This World Teachers’ Day is an opportunity for all to take a stand." Irina Bokova, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General

Education group sues Mizzou

Missouri News Horizon
An education advocacy group is suing Mizzou.

The National Council on Teacher Quality filed the complaint in Cole County Court this week. The group says The University of Missouri refuses to turn over records related to teacher training programs on all four campuses.

Nixon announces grants statewide for nursing education

Missouri News Horizon
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon visited two university campuses Thursday to announce nearly $850,000 in grants to help students across the state who are seeking an education in nursing.

Speaking in Columbia, Nixon said $150,000 would be used to to “fund scholarships to nine doctorial students persiing careers in nursing.”

“Employers in Missouri need more nurses,” Nixon said, adding that the funds will not only be good for “our health care system, but for our economy.”

Facebook Profile Pictures Influence Perceived Attractiveness

MU News Bureau
COLUMBIA, Mo.
­— Around the world, more than 850 million people use Facebook regularly to communicate.

More and more employers also are using Facebook as a way to examine potential employees before making hires.

MU Police Warn Public of Football Ticket Fraud‏

COLUMBIA, Mo. ­— Following the football game against Georgia last weekend, University of Missouri Police Department officers received several reports of fraudulent tickets. When compared side-by-side, the fake tickets are nearly identical to real tickets, MUPD Captain Brian Weimer said.

Smartphone App Can Track Objects On the Battlefield as Well as On the Sports Field

COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri researchers have developed new software using smartphones’ GPS and imaging abilities that determine the exact location of distant objects as well as monitor the speed and direction of moving objects.  The software could eventually allow smartphone-armed soldiers to target the location of their enemies.

State initiative launched to boost student breakfast participation

Missouri News Horizon
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo
. — The Missouri Department of  Elementary and Secondary Education is urging schools to provide more breakfasts for their students.

The Department, through a program called “Missouri School Breakfast Challenge”, is offering cash prizes for schools to increase enrollment in their breakfast programs.

New York Times Best-selling Author Comes to Hermann to Present Free to the Public

Hermann, Mo. - New York Times best-selling author and renowned public speaker, David Finch, will be speaking at the Hermann High School Auditorium on Wed., Aug, 15 at 6:30 p.m. on understanding and educating students with Asperger's syndrome and attention deficit disorder and is free to anyone who would like to attend.

Finch is the author of Oh You Needed Me to Pay Attention? Classroom Perspective from a Twice Exceptional and Deceptively Remarkable Student and the New York Times best-seller and will share his personal life story in an enlightening presentation.

Boys’ Impulsiveness May Result in Better Math Ability

COLUMBIA, Mo. – In a University of Missouri study, girls and boys started grade school with different approaches to solving arithmetic problems, with girls favoring a slow and accurate approach and boys a faster but more error prone approach.

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