Irv Cockriel is sounding the alarm for any who will listen. The retired college educator now works to educate his fellow Baptists on the importance of getting college students in church. Cockriel, who retired in 2000 after 32 years as an educator and administer in the College of Education at the University of Missouri, had a wake-up call about five years ago when he heard statistics from a youth minister about how many church-going youth fall away from church in college and never come back.
The William Jewell College Board of Trustees has named Elizabeth MacLeod Walls as the 15th president of the college. She will succeed David Sallee, who will retire July 31 after serving as president since 2000. Her appointment is effective July 1.
Protesting students at the University of Missouri — bolstered when black members of the Mizzou football team joined the protest — secured their demand Nov. 9 that UM System President Tim Wolfe vacate his office.
Students, staff and faculty, donors and other friends of Missouri Baptist University honored the school's 50th anniversary with a celebration of its past and challenges for its future March 26 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in St. Louis.