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News Release

Date: 10/26/2006

Kirksville kids learn national, state, and osteopathic history

ATSU museum hosts annual coloring contest for area children

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – ATSU’s Still National Osteopathic Museum recently joined with the Missouri Historical Society in commemorating Missouri Archives Week by sponsoring its fourth annual coloring contest in Kirksville.

The annual contest focuses on expanding student awareness of Missouri, U.S., and osteopathic history. Students in grades 3-5 broadened their understanding of history through researching historical events to create their interpretation of history in the form of a drawing. 

Students from Ray Miller, Mary Immaculate, Green City R-I, Schuyler, LaPlata, Novinger, and Brashear participated in this year’s contest, and teachers were encouraged to incorporate lessons from the contest into their social studies classes.

All entries were displayed around Kirksville from October 12-21 in storefronts of downtown merchants and at the Matthews Bookstore on ATSU’s Campus.

To recognize and celebrate the winners, the Museum held a reception for participants and families on October 19. First, second, and third place were awarded in each grade level. Students were awarded a variety of prizes donated by the following area businesses: Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, Crumbles & Cream, and the Still National Osteopathic Museum.


A.T. Still University is the leading institution at the forefront of multidisciplinary healthcare education founded on the principles of whole person care. It boasts the nation’s newest – and Arizona’s first – dental school, the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health,and the world’s first osteopathic medical school, the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. The University also provides osteopathic medical education through its newest school, the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. In addition, it offers online health management training programs through its School of Health Management and trains healthcare professionals in several allied health fields through the Arizona School of Health Sciences in Mesa, Arizona.