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.
Missouri State University’s annual Public Affairs Week Sept. 16-20 will feature student-led activities that promote the university’s public affairs mission.
Events for this year’s Public Affairs Week will focus on the theme of “Global Perspective: Why it Matters.”
The purpose of the theme is to encourage members of the Missouri State community to develop awareness, skills, and values that will equip them to work collaboratively, across nations and cultures, toward a more just and sustainable future.
Missouri colleges and universities received high rankings this week from US News and World report, whose annual survey was given to over 1,800 schools. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has figures from the Midwest region.
A program offered each month at a local hospital uses art, music and drama to brighten the lives of kids, some of whom are facing a life threatening illness. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more on Discovery Arts.
A resolution signing Monday in Springfield by officials at Missouri’s two largest universities also served as another call by Gov. Jay Nixon that legislators uphold his veto of HB 253, just two days before their annual veto session. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more.
Governor Jay Nixon has announced the federal government’s approval of public assistance to 18 Missouri counties, after severe weather and flood damage. KSMU’s Briana Simmons reports on how some counties plan to recover.
Missouri State University’s Music Department begins the 9th annual String Project this month. Second and third grade students around the Springfield area will be taught through a series of classes how to play the violin, viola or cello. KSMU’s Julie Greene has the story.