Mizzou student donates blood stem cells to leukemia patient
This Thanksgiving week, a Mizzou alumna is on the receiving end of a lot of gratitude.
Katie Quinn, a 2008 graduate of MU’s Sinclair School of Nursing, appeared on NBC’s Today Show Monday morning to talk about the donation of bone marrow peripheral blood stem cells she made two years ago, at age 21, for 22-year-old leukemia patient Anna Robinson of Seattle, Wash.
Quinn, a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, first registered to become a bone marrow donor during a 2007 MU Greek Week blood drive. Initially her donation was anonymous, but after both Quinn and Robinson contacted the bone marrow donor center DKMS, the women’s identities were revealed. The two recently met in New York, where they were interviewed by SELF magazine for the article “The Stranger Who Saved Me” in the December 2009 issue, now on newsstands.
Read the SELF article.
Watch the Today Show interview.
Photo from MU Student Health.
Air Force ROTC Cadet Megan Grooms holds the Mizzou squadron flag before marching with her platoon from the Columns to the Boone County Courthouse Nov. 11, 2008. Grooms has since been commissioned and now is a 2nd lieutenant in the Air Force. Photo by Shane Epping.
Veterans Week 2009, Nov. 9-13
The community honors Mizzou veterans all week with ceremonies, lectures and arts events.
10:45 a.m. Tuesday - 11:11 a.m. Wednesday at Boone County Courthouse
Volunteer cadets and midshipmen from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force ROTC programs at Mizzou form two-person details to perform a vigil of honor in front of the Boone County war memorials.
HUD-VASH Household Goods Drive
2-8 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 3001 W. Broadway
The Mizzou Student Veterans Association collects donated appliances, furniture, clothing, toiletries and other items in support of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH), which provides services for homeless veterans. Contact Billy Froeschner at email@example.com for details.
Movie: Taking Chance
7 p.m. in Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union
Kevin Bacon stars as Lt. Col. Michael Strobl in this HBO Films drama that looks at the military rituals for honoring its war dead. The film pays tribute to the men and women who have given their lives in military service as well as their families. Admission is free.
Mizzou Joint ROT C Annual Veterans Day Vigil, Parade and Ceremony
Veterans Day Complimentary Shuttle Service
Departs from in front of the Missouri Student Union 10-10:30 a.m.
Vans take passengers to the Veterans Day vigil, parade and ceremony in downtown Columbia and return to the Missouri Student Union immediately after the ceremony.
10:40 a.m. on 8th Street
Starts at the Mizzou Columns traveling along 8th Street to the Boone County Courthouse. Highlights include the Railsplitters, World War II vehicles and the Boone County Fire District Pipe and Drum Band.
11 a.m. at Boone County Courthouse
A short ceremony honoring veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States features Lt. Col. Ronald L. Tucker, the Mizzou Men’s Choir and a 21-gun salute provided by the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post 280. Taps will be played at the 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year, symbolic of the Armistice ending World War I.
Veterans Day Celebration
Noon at Memorial Tower, Memorial Union
MU’s traditional wreath-laying ceremony takes place under the Memorial Tower, which was erected in 1922 to honor Missouri veterans who lost their lives in World War I.
Free Crafternoon: Thank You Cards for Veterans
12-4 p.m. at N12 Memorial Student Union, Craft Studio
The craft studio provides supplies. Make a card to be delivered to the VA hospital near campus.
Tigers 4 Troops
Through Nov. 20 in Memorial Union
Help support the 1140th Military Police Company of Fulton, Mo., currently serving in Afghanistan by donating supplies. Check the wish list, and drop off donations at the Memorial Student Union Guest Services desk. They’ll be delivered to the troops before the holidays.
Guest Lecture by Admiral William J. Fallon, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Commander, U.S. Central Command
7:30 p.m. in Conservation Auditorium
In 2008, William J. Fallon retired as an Admiral after a 40-year career of military and strategic leadership. He led U.S. and allied forces in eight separate commands and played a leadership role in military and diplomatic matters at the highest levels of the U.S. government. As head of the U.S. Central Command, Admiral Fallon directed all U.S. military operations in the Middle East, Central Asia and Horn of Africa, focusing on combat efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Third Annual Mizzou Student Veterans Association Banquet
7 p.m. in Eckles Hall
To attend, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
Visit the MU Veterans Center.
Senior midfielder Bree Thornton and freshman midfielder Haley Krentz clash in midair during practice. Photo by Shane Epping.
After winning the 2008 Big 12 tournament title, the Mizzou women’s soccer team didn’t expect to sneak up on anybody this year. They didn’t have to. The Tigers have earned the regular-season championship — the university’s first in any sport since softball in 1997 — and the top seed in this week’s tournament.
Mizzou (12-5-3, 7-1-2) takes the field at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday against Kansas. The tournament, held in San Antonio, features the top eight finishers in the conference. All games can be seen on Big12sports.com, and the final will air on Fox Sports Net.
The Tigers use a high-risk, high-reward style of play, constantly attacking with three forwards. Not coincidentally, Mizzou leads the Big 12 in goals, assists and points. And with seven seniors who play important roles on the team, they don’t want the ride to end just yet.
“(These seniors) have a little more experience than some of the other senior classes with playing and consistently winning, but due to all my former classes, we’re here,” coach Bryan Blitz told the Missourian. “I think that’s what sets us apart, that they were so persistent and they never give up.”