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Connections faculty and staff newsletter
 April 2013


A review of college news, happenings and employee milestones.

On Sunday, April 14, Columbia College Athletic Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Burchard will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City; the event begins with a 3:30 p.m. enshrinement reception followed by a banquet. For discounted tickets, please contact Drew Grzella, assistant director of athletics, at 573-875-7419 or

Burchard, who was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame last year, has guided the Cougars to the No. 1 national ranking this season. In 25 years as Columbia College’s coach, he has a record of 625-225.

Miranda Wilkerson’s recent article in the Journal of Transnational American Studies has received some press as of late from The Economist. “The stats on this article (views and downloads) are high, too, so I’m very pleased that this work is getting covered beyond academic circles,” she says.