In this on-air segment of the Pulse, KCOU’s daily news show, the hosts converse with Amuche Nwafor, a participant in Mizzou’s annual Women’s Poetry Night. Female poems (and males are allowed to participate) perform poetry in a supportive and appreciative space during the night. Nwafor talks about her experience with poetry and shares some pieces of her own.
In this piece, reporter Alex Neuhalfen examines a part of Mizzou many not hear about– the publishing section of The Mizzou Store. Students at Mizzou can publish their own books and works of art through the University of Missouri. She examines the process and the benefits of publishing through the Mizzou Store. The piece also looks at other student authors who have published their own work through this process as well.
Just after 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night, Board of Elections Commissioners Chairwoman Brooke Wiggins announced that Nathan Willett and Payton Englert won the 2017 Missouri Students Association presidential election with 54 percent of the vote.
An audit released Monday found that The University of Missouri System paid around $2.3 million in “inappropriate bonus payments” to top executives and administrators over the past three years. The payments total up to $1.2 million in incentives to 18 executives, according to Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway, and include more than $1 million in luxury vehicle allowances and other compensation such as retention bonuses that were not disclosed to the public.
On Saturday, Mizzou Student Life hosted the annual Mizzou Idol, which brings together students with a passion for singing into competition. Neuhalfen reports on this event, talks to some of the contestants and gives an inside look into a more artistic side of student life.
With the 2016-2017 school year coming to a close soon, elections for the next Mizzou Student Association’s president and vice-president is under way. Alex Roper introduces the three slates– Tori Schafer and Riley de Leon, Josh Stockton and Shruti Gulati, and Nathan Willett and Payton Englert– and looks into some of their policies and goals.
In this on-air interview of the Pulse, the guest is vice president Lisa Aguilar of MU’s Four Directions, a Native American group on Mizzou’s campus. She talks about the change in leadership, the shift away from protests and the group’s effort to “spread a positive message” about indigenous people in Columbia, Missouri. National issues concerning Native Americans are also touched upon. This was aired Feb. 17.
In an open forum hosted by the Missouri Student Association on Thursday night, approximately 20 students gathered to share their questions and concerns with the new MU Alert system.
The Missouri Students’ Association had, in essence, four vice presidents in the last 24 hours. Payton Head is both the former and current president of MSA. None of the six candidates in last fall’s election are occupying either of the top two positions in the government.
Every year, the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism awards the Missouri Honors Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism. This award, which has been presented to numerous outstanding journalists since its creation in 1930, stands as a tribute to “advertising and public relations practitioners, business people, institutions and media organizations from around the world.” These journalists, selected by the faculty of the School of Journalism, are selected on the basis of “lifetime or superior achievement,” and are presented with an award each year at the University of Missouri Honors Medal Banquet.