Sarah Teague

News Producer

Sarah Teague is a junior at Missouri State University pursuing a degree in journalism with a minor in communications.  As a news producer, she passionately tells community stories and informs the public on current issues.  She also serves as life editor for Missouri State's student newspaper, The Standard, and interns at the Christian County Headliner in Ozark.  

Sarah Teague / KSMU

In Drury University’s oldest stone building, the 1906 Chalfant Pipe Organ can be heard. The Stone Chapel stained glass casts a pastel glow about the sanctuary, illuminating the dust throughout the room, which lands softly on the pews. Dr. Earline Moulder sits on the organ’s stool, her hands and feet methodically pumping rhythm through the pipes.

Missouri State University

Celebrations of black Americans’ culture, history and accomplishments are underway at Missouri State University.

Black History Month, traditionally celebrated during the month of February in the U.S., started with a Black History Month Kickoff event on Feb. 1 at Missouri State University.

Yvania Garcia-Pusateri, executive director for MSU Multicultural Programs, said Black History month is focused on learning about and appreciating the contributions of African Americans that we may not have learned about in school.

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A new job-training academy in southwest Missouri targets skills needed for job retention and advancement.

Change One Thousand Skills Academy, set to launch February 8, is a five-week program created by the City of Springfield Department of Workforce Development. Josh Klein, project coordinator for the city, said the program will focus on teaching soft skills. Those include competent communication, work ethic, organization, punctuality and emotional intelligence, according to Klein.

Greenwood Renovation
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Funds for phase one of a multi-million dollar renovation to Greenwood Laboratory School on the Missouri State University campus have been raised. The school hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, celebrating the $1.4 million that will allow for upgrades to its locker rooms.

The school’s five-person project steering committee will now focus on raising funds for the two final phases.

Springfield Art Museum
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A new Springfield program connects retirees and senior citizens to local non-profit organizations for purposeful volunteerism.

City Manager Greg Burris said he hopes Give 5 will encourage nonprofits to “rethink volunteerism.” Burris, who is stepping down next year, is likely to take over as Give 5’s director, according to the city.

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