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Painting the Campus Black & Gold

Mizzou Alumni Association restores the roar to MU’s street signs

August 10th, 2010

Story Contact: Nathan Hurst, 573-882-6217,

COLUMBIA, Mo. ­— While the streets are not paved with gold, street signs on the University of Missouri campus will sport a new black and gold look this fall. With financial support from the Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA), crews from Campus Facilities are replacing the traditional street signs on campus with black and gold signs that also display the MU tiger mark.

“On behalf of our governing board and more than 40,000 association members worldwide, we are proud to add a bit more black and gold to the Mizzou campus with the addition of these signs, MAA President Randy Wright said. “This gift aligns perfectly with our mission of supporting the best interests and traditions of Mizzou. As students and alumni return this fall, we hope these distinctive signs will make them feel more at home than ever.”

The project will cost approximately $5,000 and most will be installed by Aug. 12.

“We’re thankful to our alumni association for funding these signs,” MU Chancellor Brady Deaton said. “They are an important identification for our students and visitors to campus and help to reinforce Tiger pride for our university community, including alumni.

For more information, contact Carin Huffman Grinch at MAA (573-884-3204) or for a schedule of sign installations, contact Karlan Seville, Campus Facilities Communications Manager, at 573.882.3091 or