Han Zhao

News Volunteer

Han Zhao is a second year Global Studies graduate student at Missouri State University, with an undergraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism. Han also teaches Media & Society at MSU. She has a strong interest in international politics and enjoys localizing international stories in the Ozarks. Her career goal is to become an international correspondent.

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Archive / KSMU

Missouri State University officials say new language protecting gender identity and gender expression in its non-discrimination policy better aligns with current practices.

Some members of the Board of Governors on Friday explained that language in the existing policy is antiquated. The motion passed 6-1 in favor of the three changes proposed by General Counsel Rachel Dockery.

Submitted photo / Drury University

 Speaking before hundreds Thursday in Springfield, the Rev. Darren Faulkner said that in order to understand our nation’s vast cultural diversity society needs to overcome many barriers.

“And to truly understand one another, we have to overcome our fears, overcome our stereotypes, overcome our generalizations; we have to overcome these things that sometimes put up a wall between us getting to know someone for who they are.” Faulkner said.

Submitted Photo / For Burkina

Members of a local non-profit organization say they fled a burning building to avoid death following a recent terrorist attack in Burkina Faso, Africa.

For Burkina is a Springfield-based non-profit that is working to build a school in the African nation. On Jan. 15, terrorists attacked the Splendid Hotel and adjoining Cappuccino Café in Ouagadougou, where four group members had gathered.

Will Stone says that most people were confused when the first shots rang out around 7 p.m. local time.