Springfield’s Jewish community played a crucial part in shaping our region…but the community’s role is largely unknown to the public. A new book aims to change that, and give that religious community the recognition it deserves. As part of our ongoing Sense of Place series on local history, KSMU’s Julie Greene has more.
With the fall 2013 semester in full swing, Missouri State President Clif Smart presented his annual State of the University Address to faculty and staff. KSMU’s Scott Harvey was there and has this report.
A handful of speakers and dozens of spectators Tuesday joined in celebrating the completion of Missouri State University’s new art and design complex at Brick City. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann attended the event and has this report.
This year marks the fourth time that a local organization will provide new shoes to hundreds of Springfield elementary students in participating Title I schools. Next week, OneSolePurpose will also give away its 10,000th pair of Converse Chuck Taylor shoes. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has the story.
The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, has created a free, online resource for local schools. The website is called the "Healthy Schools Toolkit," and its purpose is to help schools stay healthy, green and safe. KSMU's Anna Thomas has more.
Missouri colleges and universities received high rankings this week from US News and World report, whose annual survey was given to over 1,800 schools. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has figures from the Midwest region.
A resolution signing Monday in Springfield by officials at Missouri’s two largest universities also served as another call by Gov. Jay Nixon that legislators uphold his veto of HB 253, just two days before their annual veto session. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more.
A grant for nearly $400,000 has been awarded to professors at Missouri State University to begin research that will try to find a natural, therapeutic treatment for skin cancer. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has more.
In many states, convicted rapists are given custody rights to the children born as a result of that rape—despite their conviction in court, and despite the mother’s objections. But that’s no longer the case in Missouri, and due to a new law in Arkansas, it won’t be the case there anymore, either. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has details.
There’s a network of people in the Ozarks dedicated to saving animals from being put to sleep, and their hard work is paying off. KSMU’s Shane Franklin recently visited the Springfield Animal Shelter and has this story.
The Community Foundation of the Ozarks encourages us to leave 5% of our estate values to charitable causes in our communities. In the Ozarks alone over the next 10 years, that could amount to 2.3 billion dollars. On this edition of Making a Difference Where You Live, we learn about the Transfer of Wealth and the 5% Solution.
As we prepare for the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, citizens of Springfield reflect on the progress we’ve made. KSMU’s Julie Greene reports.
Missouri State University has reached another record for freshman and transfer student enrollment, marking a successful recruiting year. But as KSMU’s Briana Simmons reports, now that classes are underway, the focus now turns to retention.
Missouri State University-West Plains has been ranked sixth in the nation in the Best Community Colleges category by a Washington, D.C. based publication. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more on the criteria behind the rankings.
Over the past several months, officials at Missouri State University have been working to raise money for the Dr. Alice Bartee Endowment. As KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann reports, thanks to the contributions of many, and a recent gift of $25,000, the project is off to a great start.