Sarah Teague

News Intern

Sarah Teague is a junior at Missouri State University pursuing a degree both in Journalism and Intercultural Communication. Currently a news intern, she is passionate about telling stories on the community and informing the public on current issues. In addition to interning for KSMU, she also serves as the life editor for Missouri State’s student newspaper, The Standard.

Megan Burke / KSMU

Ozark Junior High School officials unveiled a renovated space Friday that in part joins older and previously separated campus buildings.

There are new safety features, collaborative work spaces and a new cafeteria. The building boasts updated elective, core subject and fine art classrooms. The improvements follow a district-wide $20 million bond passed in April 2015, according to a statement from the school. The junior high upgrades accounted for $12.3 million.

A ribbon cutting was held Friday by the Ozark Chamber of Commerce, followed by building tours.

Russell Diez-Canseco
Sarah Teague / KSMU

The largest national pasture-raised egg supplier has built a new home in Springfield.

Vital Farms, based in Austin, Texas, has finished building an 82,000 square foot processing plant called “Egg Central Station,” on the northwest side of Springfield.

The completion of the plant was celebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday.

In choosing Springfield for the plant, President and Chief Operating Officer Russell Diez-Canseco tells KSMU that officials were excited to work alongside the area’s small family farmers.

U School
Ryan Welch / KSMU

Inside a leased-out space on West McDaniel St., typical of any retail outlet or office, are 40 students in grades 6-12. There’s no reception desk, no security guard and no ringing school bell. They’re spread out, with some drawing, others reading, one is uploading a post to her personal blog, and toward the back you can hear a group cheering their victory at the board game “Cube Quest.”

Ellis Hall
Ryan Welch / KSMU

Hundreds gathered inside Missouri State University’s Ellis Hall Sunday for the renovated music building’s dedication ceremony. Community members filed in for self-guided tours and to hear music by Missouri State’s Chorale and brass band.

Dr. Shawn Wahl, interim dean of the College of Arts and Letters, said the upgraded facility sends a message to students to be “bigger and bolder.” He said Missouri State can now be a “destination school” for the arts.

Ryan Welch / KSMU

Clothed in orange and holding signs, roughly a dozen Missouri State University students kneeling at the base of the Strong Hall amphitheater Friday were joined by over one hundred onlookers to express their support for DACA.

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