Monthly Archives: November 2017

Founders Luncheon

Founders Day Luncheon

Saturday, December 2, 2017
               12:00 noon (11:30 a.m. social time)

Hilton Garden Inn, Magnolia Room
                 3300 Vandiver Drive*

Guest speaker:  Dr. Larry Brown

We will present our 2017 Outstanding Citizen Award to:  Wendy Noren

and the 2017 Liz Schmidt Community Service Award to:  Room at the Inn


COST:  $25

Reservations required by November 25!

*You can get to the Hilton Garden Inn either via Hwy 63N (near Bass Pro) or via Vandiver Drive (turn east off Paris Road onto Vandiver).
The Magnolia Room is in the main hotel building.

If you are able, bring new men’s white socks for Room at the Inn.

Biomass-Fired Electricity

Biomass-Fired Electricity
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Columbia Public Library Friends Room

Guest Speakers:
Christian Johanningmeier, Power Production Supervisor for Columbia Water & Light
Ken Davis, Assistant Director of MU Energy Management

The speakers will discuss their current use of biomass and how biomass fits with future energy goals.

The University last year converted to burning just wood. The City of Columbia is converting one furnace to burning 100% biomass. Up until a year ago, they were burning 90% coal and 10% wood in that furnace.

Biomass has an advantage over wind and solar in that it is a furnace-based system and can produce electricity when there is no wind or sunlight.


Attendees can bring their lunch if they choose. Note the change in location this month.

MU Nuclear Reactor

The Little Known Gem at MU: the Nuclear Reactor
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
7:00 p.m.



Learn all about the medical, plant science and many other amazing activities taking place at the Reactor.

The show airs live at 7:00 p.m. on November 8.  The program will be available on our website or at

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 is found on Mediacom Channel 85, Charter Communications 983, and CenturyTel Prism 98.