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The new main entrance is nearly completed at Westport Elementary in Springfield.

Harry P. Study Middle School in Springfield held a farewell event this week as the facility wraps up its last semester as a middle school. Next year, Study students will move to the Westport K-8 School. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.

The Ozarks Food Harvest has announced it will increase its financial support toward the Springfield Public Schools next fiscal year. As KSMU’s Samuel Crowe reports, the funding will help nourish roughly 4,000 families in Springfield.

Dr. Dennis Hickey, Director of MSU's Graduate Program in Global Studies

Tension continues to mount on the Korean Peninsula, and many questions remain about the validity and motive of the threats coming from Pyongyang. KSMU’s Shane Franklin spoke with a local expert on relations in the region, and has this story.

"Inclusive Excellence:" The Focus of This Year's Public Affairs Conference at MSU

It’s all about diversity at this year’s Public Affairs Conference, which kicks off on Tuesday at Missouri State University. During the three-day event, several keynote speakers will ask the question, ‘How much does a community’s success depend on the cultivation of the different backgrounds of others?’ KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.

Katy Trail State Park

It’s time for many young people to start thinking about summer jobs again, and the state of Missouri needs workers for its State Parks Youth Corps. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more.

Dr. Tom Russo measures the stem of a baptismal font in Rutland, England.

A baptismal font is a piece of furniture that has been used throughout the ages in churches for the sacred rite of baptism. Baptismal fonts often take the form of a pedestal with a basin of water at the top. An Art History professor at Drury University has received a grant to research a previously unknown group of baptismal fonts that date back to the Middle Ages. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.


Springfield welcomes a local expert to present the “Evolution of the Street Gang” tonight at Central High School. As KSMU’s Samuel Crowe reports, the event will focus on awareness and prevention of gang activity in the city, which over the past couple years has led to an increase in crime.


In this segment of our Sense of Community series on the homeless in our area, KSMU's Jennifer Davidson tells the story of a 20-year-old mother who's struggling to find her feet.

OTC Clue the Musical

Ozarks Technical Community College has traditionally been known for its emphasis on technical and health related degrees—not for its fine arts. But right now, OTC actors are busy memorizing their lines, and stage managers are envisioning a set at the historic Gillioz Theatre in downtown Springfield. As KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, the community college has responded in a big way to demand for fine arts education.