Monthly Archives: March 2017

Civics Education Forum

“Civics Education for 21st Century America: What do students need to know?
Columbia Public Library
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
7 p.m. (refreshments at 6:30 p.m.)

Panel Members:
Dr. Susan Adler
Professor Emerita, UMKC and Past President of the Council for the Social Studies

Nicholas Kremer
Social Studies and Language Arts Coordinator, Columbia Public Schools

Terry Schlemeier
Retired Consultant, Terry Schlemeier & Associates

According to historians, preparing citizens was a central purpose of the earliest American public schools. Our society and the education system have become more complex since then. But isn’t citizenship education still important? This panel discussion will look at how public schools today prepare students as citizens and voters, the state of civic education, and directions for the future in a digital era.

The forum is cosponsored by the LWV, Daniel Boone Regional Library, Council for the Humanities and AAUW-Columbia Branch.

Lunch & Learn: Status of Women in Missouri

What is the Status of Women in Missouri?
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
HyVee (Conley Rd., near Sam’s)

Guest Speaker:
Emily Johnson
Institute for Public Policy
University of Missouri Truman School of Public Affairs

We will commemorate Women’s History Month with a program on a recently released report on the status of women in Missouri.
This event is free and open to the public. Although lunch is not provided, attendees can bring their own or purchase lunch in the store.



Two Events: Candidate Forum and Messaging Workshop

Two Upcoming Events
Candidate Forum
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Columbia City Council – Ward 1
Pat Kelley, Clyde Ruffin, and Andrew Hutchinson

Columbia City Council – Ward 5
Art Jago and Matt Pitzer

Columbia School Board
Helen Wade, Paul Cushing, Jonathan Sessions and Robin Dianics

Boone Hospital Board of Trustees,
1-year term — Taylor Burkes, Rick Shanker, and Bob Wagner
5-year term  — Randy Morrow and Gordon Christiansen

   David Lile of KFRU will moderate this forum which is cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library. The forum, which is free and open to the public, will be broadcast live on KFRU radio.



Workshop on Crafting Your Message to Elected Officials

       The League of Women Voters will present a workshop entitled “Crafting Your Message to Elected Officials” on Wednesday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Columbia Public Library Friends Room. Guest presenters will provide information on how to contact elected officials at the national, state and local levels. The Columbia Public Library is a cosponsor of this event. Registration is required; call the library at 443-3161 to register.


CAT TV – Dogs Really Are Man’s Best Friend

In Cancer Treatment, Dogs Really are Man’s Best Friend
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
7:00 p.m.


Dr. Jeffrey Bryan
Director, Comparative Oncology and Epigenetics
University of Missouri Veterinary Medical School

Jim Robertson
Managing Editor, Columbia Daily Tribune

Dr. Bryan leads research on immunotherapy agents that are under evaluation and destined for use in both dogs and humans to treat lymphomas, as well as solid tumors like sarcomas, head and neck cancer, and breast cancer.

The show airs live at 7:00 p.m. on March 8. The program will be available on our website or at shortly afterward. The show replays on CAT TV at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. CAT TV can be found on Mediacom Channel 85, Charter Communications 983, and CenturyTel Prism 98.