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MU to become a Purple Heart University

April 8th, 2019

Story Contact: Liz McCune, 573-882-6212,

WHAT: Join MU Chancellor Alexander N. Cartwright and the MU Veterans Center as they celebrate the University of Missouri becoming a Purple Heart University. This highly regarded honor is given by the Military Order of the Purple Heart to MU in recognition of the university’s support of our nation’s military men and women wounded or killed while serving to protect their fellow Americans. MU’s commitment to respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence is represented through this honor and the support the campus shows to those serving in the U.S. military.

WHO: Chancellor Alexander N. Cartwright and friends of the MU Veterans Center

WHEN: 2 p.m. Monday, April 8

WHERE: Stotler Lounge III

MU Campus, Memorial Union

518 Hitt St, Columbia, MO 65201

NOTE: This event is free and open to the public. Media who wish to cover this event should reach out to Liz McCune of the MU News Bureau at (573) 882-6212 or