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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Celebrates Graduate Education Week in Missouri

April 12th, 2012

Story Contact: Christian Basi, 573-882-4430,

WHAT: The University of Missouri will host multiple events throughout Graduate Education week in Missouri to raise awareness of the importance of graduate education. The goal of this week is to raise public awareness about the positive outcomes and impacts of graduate education.

MU will host several events, including a recognition ceremony for state legislators who have supported graduate education in Missouri, a seminar about graduate school, workshops on picking the right school and finding good mentors, and a seminar to help students improve their graduate school resumes. All events will be held on the MU campus.

Nineteen other public and private universities throughout Missouri also will be hosting events during Graduate Education Week including Columbia College, Stephens College, Truman State University, Washington University in St. Louis and Missouri State University. MU awarded 1,951 graduate degrees in the Fall of 2011; 62 percent of all doctoral degrees in Missouri are awarded at MU.

WHO: MU students and community members interested in learning more about graduate education.

State legislators that will be recognized include:

  • Senator Kurt Schaefer (R-19, Boone and Randolph counties)
  • Senator Tim Green (D-13, St. Louis county)
  • Representative Chris Kelly (D-24, Boone county)
  • Representative Caleb Jones (R-117, Cooper, Moniteau, Pettis and Morgan counties)

WHEN & WHERE: Schedule of Mizzou events:

Legislative Recognition Ceremony
4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19
Traditions Lounge, MU Student Center

Mizzou Adventures in Education
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21
Jesse Hall Rotunda

All About Graduate School
12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Monday, April 23
Room 304, Memorial Union South

Finding a Graduate School
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday, April 23 – Friday, April 27
MU Career Center

Directors of Graduate Studies Thank You Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 24
Room 124, Memorial Union North

Getting Into Graduate School: Making Your Application Stand Out
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 25
Room 304, Memorial Union South

NOTE: All events are free and open to the public. For more information on events hosted by other universities, please visit