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 Post subject: University Name Changes
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:56 pm 
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I also thought you'd be interested in a new article posted today. It's something I wrote some time ago but never got around to posting. The topic of University Name Changes became relevant again this week with some minor news about the University of Missouri and their use of the Columbia geographic naming structure. So have a read and feel free to comment away:

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 Post subject: University Name Changes
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The University of Missouri system has 4 campuses that I know of:
Main Campus (Columbia)
UMSL (St. Louis)
UMKC (Kansas City)
and what WAS UMR (Rolla)

Rolla was originally Missouri School of Mines, and then joined the UM system as the "engineering campus". On January 1, UM-Rolla will be renamed Missouri S & T = Missouri University of Science & Technology. (I suppose "MIT" was taken....)

I think there were / are 5 directional State Universities....
SW, SE, Central, NW, and NE (fairly symmetric).
In an effort to ditch the "directional school stigma", the largest one Southwest Missouri State (in Springfield) became "Missouri State".
"SEMo" is in Cape Girardeau, and Missourians refer to SEMo as "Cape".
Central is in Warrensburg.
Northeast (in Kirksville) changed its name to Truman State, and has gotten some national recognition from USNews for great educational value for the $$$.
Northwest (in Maryville) tried to jump to the U of Missouri system, and become UM - Northwest. The State Legislature killed that move in 2006.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:50 am 
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The University of Missouri system has 4 campuses that I know of:
Main Campus (Columbia)
UMSL (St. Louis)
UMKC (Kansas City)
and what WAS UMR (Rolla)

Rolla was originally Missouri School of Mines, and then joined the UM system as the "engineering campus". On January 1, UM-Rolla will be renamed Missouri S & T = Missouri University of Science & Technology. (I suppose "MIT" was taken....)

I think there were / are 5 directional State Universities....
SW, SE, Central, NW, and NE (fairly symmetric).
In an effort to ditch the "directional school stigma", the largest one Southwest Missouri State (in Springfield) became "Missouri State".
"SEMo" is in Cape Girardeau, and Missourians refer to SEMo as "Cape".
Central is in Warrensburg.
Northeast (in Kirksville) changed its name to Truman State, and has gotten some national recognition from USNews for great educational value for the $$$.
Northwest (in Maryville) tried to jump to the U of Missouri system, and become UM - Northwest. The State Legislature killed that move in 2006.


A better new name for the Rolla campus would be "The University of Missouri Institute of Science and Technology" - their official short name would be Missouri S&T (or Missouri-S&T).

I think a merger of all the state-supported universities in Missouri into the University of Missouri system could happen in the long run. Lincoln, Harris-Stowe State, and Truman State would be called UM-name of person for which institution is named (UM-Lincoln, UM-Harris/Stowe, UM-Truman - similar to how one of the U of Wisconsin campuses [UW-Stout] is named). All the others (NWMSU, SEMO, Missouri State, Central MO, MO Southern, MO Western) would all be named for the city they are located in (UM-Maryville, UM-Cape Girardeau, UM- Springfield, UM-Warrensburg, UM-Joplin, UM-St. Joseph).


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 Post subject: University Name Changes
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:14 am 
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Here's an article about UMass and a potential name change to remove Amherst:

http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2008/08/18/for_umass_much_is_in_a_name/?page=2

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And the original article on CSI:
http://collegesportsinfo.com/blog/2007/11/university-name-changes-and-marketing.html

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Cleveland St. name change discussion

http://collegesportsinfo/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2224&start=0

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