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Happy Birthday, Mizzou!

Story by Kelsey Allen
Published Feb. 11, 2014

Mizzou birthday

Mizzou students, faculty, staff and Columbia community members officially kicked off the 175th anniversary of the University of Missouri’s founding Feb. 11, 1839, today at the MU Student Center. The birthday party festivities included a brief program featuring MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin; Gary Link, special assistant to the MU athletic director; Jake Wright, Graduate Professional Councilpresident; Mason Schara, Missouri Students Association president; Mini Mizzou; Golden Girls and Truman the Tiger. The ceremony opened with MU’s 2014 TV commercial, which was created with the help of American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame member Jack Smith, BA ’62.

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