Nine Missouri schools have been awarded the National Blue Ribbon award by the U.S. Department of Education. The program, which recognizes significant academic achievement in public and private settings, includes four local schools this year. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.
Even after doing all the research and homework, and even with lots of help from the national office, opening a small business can get you into debt... quickly....even if your business is growing by nearly 10 percent every year. Jenny Heulskamp found that out when she started a local franchise of national retailer Edible Arrangements, as she tells Randy Stewart on "Sense of Community."
Today's Sense of Community reports focus on business debt in the Ozarks. Randy Stewart talks with Rayanna Anderson at Missouri State University's Small Business and Technology Development Center about the debt-counseling services they offer.
Springfield pet owners can now rest easier if their pets go missing. That’s because Springfield Animal Control has a new, online reporting system for tracking lost and found pets. KSMU’s Julie Greene has more.
On Saturday morning, rather than sleeping in late, hundreds of college students were up and ready to hit the sidewalks of Springfield. They were part of a research project that is looking at the “user-friendliness” of our neighborhoods. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has the story.
The band of Republicans in the Missouri House of Representatives who broke away from their party to vote “no” on a veto override of this year’s controversial tax cut bill met Friday in Nixa to try to find a better way to cut taxes next year. KSMU's Jennifer Davidson spoke with three of the lawmakers in attendance and has this report.
September 20th is National Recognition Day for prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action. KSMU’s Anna Thomas tells us how one Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Springfield will remember those brave men and women.
A local organization that’s part of a global movement is hosting a public event called “Hidden Heroes” tonight at the XFactory. The event will showcase area groups in a creative way as they come together to offer ideas for innovation and change. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has the details.
Springfield’s Jewish community played a crucial part in shaping our region…but the community’s role is largely unknown to the public. A new book aims to change that, and give that religious community the recognition it deserves. As part of our ongoing Sense of Place series on local history, KSMU’s Julie Greene has more.
With the fall 2013 semester in full swing, Missouri State President Clif Smart presented his annual State of the University Address to faculty and staff. KSMU’s Scott Harvey was there and has this report.
Springfield's latest traffic crash report card shows that fatality crashes in Springfield are down so far this year compared to last year. However, the number of total crashes has increased. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers speaks with Springfield Public Works about factors that affect motorists specifically during the Autumn season.
The man who hacked into the City of Springfield’s website last year has been sentenced to three years in federal prison. He was sentenced this month in US District Court in Salt Lake City. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has details.
Last week’s annual veto session by the Missouri General Assembly produced a record 10 overrides of bills struck down by Gov. Nixon. Among them was Senate Bill 9. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has details on the new law, including why the Governor disapproved.
This fall, Missouri State University, along with Ozarks Technical College, Drury University, Evangel University and Southwest Baptist University, will join together for a cooperative community service project. This project, “Stomp out hunger: All collegiate shoe drive,” embodies the MSU Public Affairs Mission as well as the 2013-14 public affairs theme, Global Perspective: Why it matters.
A handful of speakers and dozens of spectators Tuesday joined in celebrating the completion of Missouri State University’s new art and design complex at Brick City. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann attended the event and has this report.