Summer 2007

Advancing Excellence

Posted by on July 31, 2007

UMR capital campaign seeks to strengthen campus is key areas If there is one common quality among UMR alumni and friends, it’s loyalty.

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A legacy through lectures

Posted by on July 31, 2007

Goal for program support: $32 million Amount raised: $32.2 million

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Building a better UMR

Posted by on July 31, 2007

Goal for facilities: $37 million Amount raised: $15.6 million

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Empowering the fearless

Posted by on July 31, 2007

Stephen and Susan Rector | photo by Susan English Goal for scholarships: $35 million Amount raised: $23.1 million Stephen W. Rector, PetE’72, MS PetE’73, got the chance for a college education thanks to scholarships in petroleum engineering. Now, Rector and his wife, Susan, are giving that same chance to future generations of Miners through their […]

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Campaign Launch: $115 million and counting

Posted by on July 31, 2007

On Thursday, April 19, UMR Chancellor John F. Carney III announced the launch of the largest capital campaign in the institution’s history. Titled “Advancing Excellence: The Campaign for the University of Missouri-Rolla,” the goal is to raise $200 million by June 2010 to achieve the university’s vision of becoming a top five technological research university. […]

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David Hill: It all starts with an idea

Posted by on July 30, 2007

David Hill | photo by Megan Kean By the time he graduated high school, industrial engineering senior David Hill already had his foot in the door of the business world. As a sophomore at Oakville Senior High in St. Louis, he and some friends started a web design company that was successful from the start, […]

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Stephen and Susan Rector: Enjoy the journey

Posted by on July 30, 2007

From an early age, Stephen W. Rector, PetE’72, MS PetE’73, knew the value of education, though he was uncertain what path he would take.

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Brandon Landry: Life’s a marathon, not a sprint

Posted by on July 30, 2007

UMR psychology student Brandon Landry knows a lot about success. As a varsity football and basketball player, Landry broke every school record at Salesian High School in Fairfield, Calif., and was known as one of the top athletes in Northern California.

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Authors among us

Posted by on July 29, 2007

America’s war on drugs examined in 19th century Today’s war on drugs is not the first battle America has fought against addiction. In her new book, The Opium Debate and Chinese Exclusion Laws, UMR historian Diana Ahmad examines the opium-smoking epidemic of the mid-19th century and finds that Chinese immigrants weren’t the problem, as is […]

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OGS earns its pearls

Posted by on July 29, 2007

As the Order of the Golden Shillelagh celebrates its 30th anniversary, it’s tempting to relive the past and reminisce about how individuals “picked up the shillelagh” to provide financial support for the university. After all, that group of concerned individuals, like a grain of sand to an oyster, supplied the foundation for what became a […]

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