A World War II veteran and Navajo code talker shared his story Thursday at Missouri State University. Samuel T. Holiday was not allowed to offer details of his mission until nearly 30 years after the war. Now, he travels around the nation, doing exactly that, as KSMU’s Anna Thomas explains.
Missouri State University President Clif Smart says passage of recent initiatives by both the Board of Governors and students show the institution’s inclusiveness and desire to support new school endeavors. Hear his latest discussion with KSMU during our monthly program Engaging the Community.
With Suicide being the eleventh leading cause of death in the U.S, a local agency will be conducting a specially-designed 12 week program for the family survivors of suicide. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has more.
High school students in Springfield this week have been hearing about the experiences of former methamphetamine users. KSMU’s Julie Greene has more on this effort to prevent students from getting involved with the drug.
A Springfield high school student has taken first place in a statewide essay contest. As KSMU’s Briana Simmons reports, this 16 year-old junior was motivated to tell people to think twice about texting and driving.
A new educational collaboration between three Ozarks schools districts takes place this week. On Tuesday, every faculty member from three Ozarks school districts will come together to participate in the inaugural educational conference Shaping Teachers Across the Region (STAR) Summit. KSMU’s Julie Greene has more.
It’s been said that we all have talents and skills that are unique to us. One man in Branson has not only a unique skill set – but a remarkable backstory to go along with it. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson sat down with him and brings us this story.
It’s been three years since the Arab Spring broke out across the Middle East. A panel of local experts is gearing up to discuss the current state of the region and the global impact of the uprising—and how that impact even reaches the Ozarks. KSMU’s Shane Franklin spoke with one of the panelists.
A pilot program in Springfield is aimed at teaching kids how to make responsible decisions when traveling to school. KSMU’s Shane Franklin attended an early morning assembly at Pittman Elementary where cartoon super heroes were helping prepare the children.
If you’re interested in volunteering but not sure what to hang your hat on, you might consider serving as a council member for the MU Extension. As KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, counties in southwest Missouri are accepting nominations.
Springfield Public Schools has invested $2.5 million in a larger facility for the Transportation Department. As KSMU’s Anna Thomas reports, the new complex is intended to offer more efficient operations and serve future needs.
An internet and phone provider is offering grants to Missouri teachers who want to use more technology in their classrooms. As KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, about $18,000 is up for grabs in the southern half of the state.
Through a new partnership with Far East University in South Korea, Missouri State University students will be able to exhibit their art and design projects overseas. Currently, the University is displaying works from Korean students in an exhibit entitled, “Exchange”. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has this report.
Because of the federal government shutdown, some active duty military students cannot get the tuition assistance they rely on to pay for college. Several have already dropped their classes. As KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, Drury University is trying to help.
Rountree Elementary School in Springfield is now an International Baccalaureate World School. That means it’s part of the Primary Years Programme, which teaches students to be inquisitive in the classroom and across the world. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has more.
Ozarks Technical Community College and Evangel University and went into lockdown mode Wednesday afternoon due to a general security threat to Springfield college campuses and a Drury University student’s report of two potential gunmen on his campus. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more.