University of Missouri
The University of Missouri (often shortened to MU, and also nicknamed Mizzou) is a public university in Columbia, Missouri, in the United States that was started in 1839. It has about 31,000 students.
Sports[change | change source]
Missouri's athletics teams are called the Tigers. Missouri has 18 varsity teams that now compete in the Southeastern Conference. The school's mascot, Truman the Tiger, is named after President Harry Truman, who was from Missouri.
Academics[change | change source]
There are more than 280 degree programs at the University of Missouri.
Missouri School of Journalism[change | change source]
The university's well known school of journalism is the oldest university journalism program in the United States. The school has awarded its Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism. The medal has been awarded yearly since 1930.
References[change | change source]
- "University of Missouri System facts 2009". Curators of the University of Missouri. Retrieved December 6, 2009.
- "About Mizzou | Mizzou - University of Missouri". www.missouri.edu. Retrieved 2010-12-03.
- "Times Are Tough for News Media, but Journalism Schools Are Still Booming - New York Times". www.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2010-12-03.
- "The Missouri Honor Medal". missouri.edu. Curators of the University of Missouri. Retrieved 4 July 2015.