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.
Steve Yonke, a science teacher at Glendale High School in Springfield, was recently awarded the 2013 Yale Educator Award by the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Yonke was nominated by one of his former students, as KSMU’s Julie Greene explains.
This year marks the fourth time that a local organization will provide new shoes to hundreds of Springfield elementary students in participating Title I schools. Next week, OneSolePurpose will also give away its 10,000th pair of Converse Chuck Taylor shoes. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has the story.
Gov. Jay Nixon says his office will immediately release $215.2 million in funding for education, mental health and other priorities. But as KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports, just because some of the funding is being returned doesn’t mean lawmakers are satisfied.
Save a Life Saturday is this weekend—a day set aside by the American Red Cross to teach people in just a few minutes a way that they can possibly--as the name implies—save a life. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.
The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, has created a free, online resource for local schools. The website is called the "Healthy Schools Toolkit," and its purpose is to help schools stay healthy, green and safe. KSMU's Anna Thomas has more.
As President Barack Obama prepares to address the nation Tuesday evening on Syria, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt feels the Commander in Chief is in no hurry for congressional approval of a military strike, now that Russia has proposed a diplomatic solution. KSMU's Scott Harvey reports.