Claire Kidwell

News Producer, Announcer

Claire Kidwell is a junior at Missouri State University, and is majoring in Global Studies with minors in Music and Math. She is from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and is involved in Model United Nations, the MSU Chorale, and the Kindness Commission.

Claire Kidwell / KSMU

Local members of the Native American community are stressing that teachings about their culture should also focus on present and future practices, not just those of the past.

The panel discussion Tuesday at Missouri State University was the latest installment in the school’s Shattering the Silence series.

Dr. Sarah Nixon is a professor of Reading Foundations and Technology.

“It’s important for all of us to make sure that what we choose to teach in our classrooms is true and is authentic.”

Claire Kidwell / KSMU

Critics of Springfield Zone 2 Councilman Justin Burnett had some positive remarks following a community meeting he hosted Thursday night, which focused on new ideas and a new direction towards addressing city issues.

“I’m super impressed, honestly. This is a side of Justin that we haven’t seen in the past,” said Webb.

Springfield Public Schools

A record 275,300 Missouri students as of the 2014-2015 school year received the most important meal of the day at school. This new number is from the annual national School Breakfast Scorecard released by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC).

The boost in numbers is reflected nationwide. Missouri ranks 15th in getting free breakfasts to low-income students. 

Glenn Koenen is the Hunger Task Force Chair of Empower Missouri.

Missouri State University
Missouri State University

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has granted Missouri State University full accreditation for the next ten years.

The HLC team had reviewed the school’s assurance argument and evidence file over the past four years prior to conducting an evaluation visit last October. While on campus, commission officials met with students, faculty, and staff.

Submitted Photo / MU Health

Effective Monday, Dr. Andrew J. Evans will head the Springfield Clinical Campus through the University of Missouri’s School of Medicine. Evans was recently named associate dean and chief academic officer for the program, which begins welcoming students in June. 

Dr. Linda Headrick, a professor of Medicine at MU, says Evans is uniquely positioned to lead the campus.

“He’s had a personal direct experience in all three of the partner organizations; The Missouri University School of Medicine, CoxHealth in Springfield, and Mercy Health System in Springfield.”