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Donations to the Missouri State University Foundation in Fiscal Year 2018 set a record.  According to MSU, $21,534,074 was given to the foundation in the fiscal year, which ended June 30.  The previous record was $20.3 million in FY 2012.

More than 20,000 donors contributed to various campaigns.  The money supports student scholarships and programs, faculty research and facilities enhancements.

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An event Wednesday, July 11, in Springfield will offer a variety of services for military veterans all in one place.  More than 30 agencies will be available at the Post Independence Day Veterans Information Stand Down at the Missouri Job Center on E. Sunshine.

Sandra Bonnette, disabled veteran outreach program workforce specialist for the City of Springfield, says help will be available in several areas—from employment, to transitioning out of military service to help with legal issues.  Spouses of veterans are invited, too.

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Ten years after the 2008 Housing and Financial Crisis, experts say the local housing market in the Ozarks is improving— but still recovering. 

Charlyce Ruth, the CEO of the Home Builder’s Association of Greater Springfield, says Springfield had a unique experience during the housing crisis.

“We didn’t slow down as quickly as parts of the rest of the United States, so we were a little bit slower to come out of it as well.”

Anyone who plans to vote in Missouri’s August 7th primary election must register to vote by Wednesday, July 11.

In Greene County, voter registration can be done in Room 113 of the Historic Courthouse, 940 N. Boonville in Springfield, at any branch library or any DMV license office.

Postcard mail-in registrations will also be accepted if they are postmarked by Wednesday.

 In describing the work of German choreographer Pina Bausch, you might hear many terms – like performance art, wild or unresolved. But Telory Arendell, associate professor in the department of theatre and dance at Missouri State University, just calls it inspiring.

She is here to open our eyes to understand these art forms that don’t fit into traditional boxes of theatre or dance. Pina Bausch’s work was in that space between, in what she called dance theatre.

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