Author: lfeyh

What’s up with the puck?

Posted by on December 21, 2005

It looks like a puck. At least, it’s shaped like a puck. It must be a puck. That’s what UMR students decided after a rather mysterious concrete and rock structure, shaped like a huge hockey puck, showed up on campus in the early 1970s.

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Extreme makeover

Posted by on December 21, 2005

Over piles of paperwork on his desk, through the summer rain streaming down his office window, Ashok Midha, chair of mechanical and aerospace engineering, looks out at an old building now called the Mechanical Engineering Annex. He likes to point out that the annex, which is not long for this campus, was originally constructed in […]

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Happy trees

Posted by on December 21, 2005

To paraphrase the late painter Bob Ross, who made a living making landscapes come to life on public television, “Maybe a happy tree lives right over here…” Well, from crab apples to dogwoods, from oaks to maples, the UMR campus now has more than 3,000 happy trees. No makeover would be complete without careful consideration […]

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Jeremiah King: It’s good to be King

Posted by on December 20, 2005

The minimum requirement for portraying St. Pat is the ability to grow a beard. But Jeremiah King, UMR’s 2004 St. Pat, has a lot more than facial hair going for him.

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Paul Worsey: Not your average Joe Blow

Posted by on September 20, 2005

UMR connection: Professor of mining engineering, explosives expert. Claim to fame: Teaches the world’s only for-credit class in pyrotechnics and started the first college commercial demolition class in the United States.

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