Nearly 22 million dollars’ worth of renovations on Missouri State University’s athletics and recreational facilities will begin this month. The renovations will include a new student section at the Plaster Sports Complex,a sand volleyball court, field hockey space, and soccer and track fields. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers got some student reactions to these new additions.
The winter storm has led to the cancellation of several blood drives. But the need for blood is constant, meaning area hospitals might soon face a shortage of certain blood types if donations don’t pick up. KSMU's Jennifer Davidson has more.
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that in Greene Country, about two out of five families with children live in poverty. One organization provides free baby items to low-income families, and right now it's looking for volunteers. KSMU’s Julie Greene has more.
The National Weather service is predicting snow and ice to arrive Thursday. As a result, the Missouri State Highway Patrol predicts deteriorating road conditions. KSMU’s Anna Thomas tells us how drivers should prepare for the slick roads.
After several days’ worth of shopping during Black Friday, Small business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, citizens are now asked to give back. Giving Tuesday encourages volunteerism and donations to local charities. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has this local perspective.
Beginning Wednesday, the Ozarks Transportation Organization (OTO) opens up a public comment period soliciting feedback about proposed amendments to the Transportation Improvement Plan. Public comments will guide the board’s decision whether to formally adopt those amendments. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has the details.
More than 40 states have adopted common core standards for K-12 education in the subjects of math and language arts. Missouri State University’s Southwest Regional Professional Development Center provides resources to help schools and teachers develop curriculum to support the new standards.
Rick Breault, coordinator of programs at the Southwest Regional Professional Development Center, discusses how and why the standards were developed.
Ariana Goddard, a student attending Sarcoxie High School, was recently selected to participate in Carnegie Hall’s 2014 High School Honors Performance Series. As KSMU’s Julie Greene reports, Goddard beat out thousands of applicants from around the world to win a spot in this prestigious program.
This holiday season, as usual, thousands of military veterans and active service members will receive cards sent by people all across the United States. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky tells us more about the Holiday Mail for Heroes program sponsored by the American Red Cross.
All the hype around Cyber Monday and Black Friday means very little to those in our community who can't afford Christmas presents. That's why Crosslines is stepping in once again to offer holiday food and toy baskets for our community's most vulnerable citizens. KSMU's Jennifer Davidson has more on the application process.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has called lawmakers back to Jefferson City Monday. As Tim Lloyd tells us, the Governor is pushing for up to $150 million a year in tax credits and incentives for a chance to build Boeing’s new 777x passenger plane.
While the holidays mean an abundance of food for many of us, a rising percentage of Missourians worry about whether they’ll have enough food. Maria Altman speaks with Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security Executive Director Sandy Rikoon about its 2013 Missouri Hunger Atlas.
It’s that time of year again as parents scramble to fill children’s holiday gift wish lists. But are the toys safe? A report released Tuesday indicates that many toys still sold on retail shelves continue to pose safety hazards. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more.
While many will be taking time off this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, one blood donation center is reminding potential donors of the ongoing need for the “gift of life.” KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this report.