After years of planning by students and administration, Missouri State University broke ground Friday on the new University Recreation Center. This facility, at approximately 100,000 square feet, will offer students a central spot for recreation with numerous state of the art amenities. Though, in the current economic state, not all students are in favor of the new facility. KSMU’s Adam Murphy reports.
What would you want the city of Springfield to look like in the year 2030? This question was posed to students who accepted the City of Springfield’s first-ever Community Visioning Challenge. After months of preparation, four teams of students presented their plans to city and county representatives Tuesday. KSMU’s Adam Murphy reports.
For years Christian County has had one library to cover the needs of the county. In April, the people of Christian County will vote on a tax increase that will get rid of this library and add three more branches. KSMU’s Adam Hammons has more on this possible tax increase.
The President of the United States could be coming to a high school graduation ceremony in your area. The White House has issued a challenge to public schools across the nation to submit applications to have President Obama speak at their graduation ceremonies this spring. We spoke with a local high school that plans on taking up this challenge. KSMU’s Adam Murphy reports.
Missouri State University announced Friday the second largest gift the school has received in its history. For the last 45 years, Leo Journagan, a local businessman, has been building his seven-mile long ranch. Now, he and his family say they will give it to the university. KSMU’s Adam Murphy reports.
Almost three years after the Missouri Supreme Court ruling that upheld the collective bargaining rights of teachers, Springfield Public Schools’ teachers voted to be represented by the Springfield National Education Association. KSMU’s Adam Murphy reports.
Many organizations are stepping up to help the people of Haiti in the aftermath of the powerful earthquake that devastated the country. Among those working to raise money for relief efforts are some of the youngest members of our community. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more…
The city of Springfield is having its first ever “Community Visioning Challenge” which will end up giving the city a long term plan for improving Springfield. But, instead of having officials come up with ideas, Springfield is asking its future leaders. KSMU’s Adam Hammons reports.
Over the past four years, organizations like the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Missouri Department of Transportation have been actively working on reducing the number of fatal accidents in Missouri. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety announced Tuesday that the number of fatal accidents during the year of 2009 was the lowest since 1950. KSMU’s Adam Hammons has more.
Friday morning, the Board of Governors of Missouri State University passed a new retirement incentive program for university faculty members. This program was designed to reduce personnel costs by voluntary means in response to the expected reduction in funding from the State of Missouri. KSMU’s Adam Murphy reports.
Governor Jay Nixon announced today he has made an agreement with the presidents of Missouri’s Community Colleges to freeze tuition prices for a second year in a row. KSMU’s Katie Easley has this report.
Gladys Caines Coggswell will share her new book on Sunday as a part of the 21st National African American Read-In Chain. Coggswell is a national touring master storyteller who has gathered her stories for the first time in her new book, Stories from the Heart: Missouri’s African American Heritage. KSMU’s Adam Murphy reports.
On Tuesday, November 10th, teachers and faculty from Springfield Public Schools voted to be represented by a group for the purposes of collective bargaining. Now, another election will take place for faculty to vote on who will represent them. KSMU’s Adam Hammons has more on the two organizations that are competing for the right to represent Springfield’s school faculty.
Drury University and Cox College signed an agreement Friday to offer a new dual enrollment program between the schools. The new program gives students the opportunity to earn a liberal arts degree from Drury and a professional nursing degree from Cox at the same time. KSMU’s Adam Murphy reports.
Imagine directing a band that’s missing one-fifth of its percussion, brass, and woodwind players. That’s a scenario Willard High School’s band director decided he would rather not experience. The high school’s marching band, known as The Cutting Edge, has cancelled its performances at the Willard football game Friday, and at a marching competition in WarrensburgSaturday because of widespread illness in the program. KSMU’s Adam Murphy reports.
Missouri State University in Springfield says it takes pride in trying to improve the public well-being. The university’s mission is, after all, public affairs, but now it’s trying to up the ante and see whether a ban on smoking is the right choice for the school. KSMU’s Adam Hammons has more on how Missouri State might become a smoke-free campus.
Missouri State University president Dr. Michael Nietzel gave his State of the University address Wednesday, detailing many goals for the upcoming year. The university’s budget and the current economic climate, were two themes running through the speech. KSMU’s Theresa Carter reports.
For many kids the school experience is one of classrooms, books, and simply doing what they are told. But a new pilot program makes learning a hands-on experience. KSMU’s Theresa Carter spoke with coordinators of this program and reports.
Secretary of State Robin Carnahan announced that the state of Missouri has been awarded 65,000 dollars to help its communities preserve historic documents. KSMU’s Katie Easley talked with a spokeswoman from the secretary’s office about this grant and how southwest Missouri could benefit from it.
The University of Missouri Extension encourages you to get out, take a drive and see the old rural schools that are left in Greene County. A driving tour is available online. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more…