Barb McMeekin

In this segment of KSMU's weekly series STEM Spots, offered in conjunction with the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science at Missouri State University, Dr. David Cornelison looks at gender diversity in the technology field.

Ozarks Schools

Ozark Public Schools will not be in session today after a threat was made against the district.

According to district officials, a threatening social media post was made last night.  They say, though no specific threats were made, the district took the threats seriously and had them investigated by school resource officers, the Christian County Sheriff’s Department and the Ozark Police Department.

Michele Skalicky

Absentee voting begins today (2/21) for those who will be out of town during the April 4 Greene County Election.  The ballot will include a variety of issues and candidates in eight cities, nine school districts, two fire protection districts and one public water supply district.  One issue that will be on the ballot is the $189 million bond issue for Springfield Public Schools

Teaching students how to write is a challenging task. That’s why the Center for Writing in College, Career and Community (CWCCC) at Missouri State University developed the Writing and Thinking Conference to empower teachers to improve student writing.

Held twice a year, the spring 2017 conference is scheduled for March 3. CWCCC director Dr. Keri Franklin sheds more light on the conference and what participants can expect.