It's midterm exam time for students at Ozarks Technical Community College. To alleviate some of the pressure of mid-term exams, Pet Therapy of the Ozarks brought several animals to the OTC Springfield campus for a “stress relief" station. That's a non-profit organization that offers emotional therapy and stress relief for people in nursing homes, hospitals, prisons and, of course, schools. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.
Across the Ozarks—and throughout United States—buildings that once housed large industrial operations sit empty as manufacturing has become mechanized or jobs move overseas. In more recent years, many of these buildings have undergone transformations that bring them into the new economic environment. KSMU’s Emma Wilson brings us the story of one factory building in West Plains, Missouri that has been given a new life.
Parkview High School in Springfield got some hands-on education of the dangers of texting while driving yesterday with a virtual simulation and multiple presentations. AT&T is taking on this social responsibility.
In this edition of KSMU's "Sense of Community" series, we take a look at Missouri State University's office of Citizenship and Service Learning. Two of it's projects are helping register and educate voters around the Ozarks. KSMU's Samuel Crowe reports.
Julia Armstrong is an 8th Grade Humanities and Technology teacher at Pipkin Middle School in Springfield. For the Sense of Community series, KSMU's Samuel Crowe spoke with Armstrong and several of her students about the role that Civic Duty plays in the classroom.
Congressman Todd Akin visited Springfield Wednesday to speak with supporters at the Greene County Republican headquarters. Protesters chanted and waived signs to passing cars outside in the drizzling rain while about an equal number of supporters waited inside for Akin to speak. KSMU’s Shane Franklin was at the rally, and has this story.
Dr. Christopher Koch and members of the Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra explain to KSMU's Randy Stewart how their participation in this organization, which charges no admission price for its orchestral concerts, embodies the concept of "civic duty."
The Missouri State University Board of Governors announced Monday (today) that two finalists have been chosen in the search for the school’s next president. They are: Dr. Randy J. Dunn, president of Murray State University in Kentucky and Clifton M. Smart III, who's the interim president of MSU. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.
Dr. David FitzGerald, a specialist in US-Mexican relations from the University of California, San Diego, will be coming to Missouri State University on Monday September 24th. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has this story.
From January to May 2012, the pilot program of the Healthy Half Pints Project, paid for over 25,000 cartons of milk for kids in 4 of Springfields Title 1 Schools schools. Today, for the current school year, a 4 member Springfield area philanthropic coalition is funding the program for Kindergarten and First Grade classrooms in six schools.
On Monday, College of the Ozarks filed a lawsuit against the US Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury, arguing that the so-called “contraceptive mandate” in the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson spoke with the college president and has this report.
The leaders of five area colleges--Drury University, Evangel University, Missouri State University, Southwest Baptist University and Ozarks Technical Community College--have announced that the schools will collaborate on two projects. Each university leader signed an agreement Monday to create a Foreign Language Institute, and they announced plans to work together on a community service project. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has details.
The Springfield Public School District has provided healthier food options to help its students fight childhood obesity. But what about less-populated, rural schools? Does lack of resources keep small schools from receiving the healthier options they need? KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more…
Next weekend, MSU will host the 34thMid-America Conference on History at the Doubletree Hotel, Sept. 20-22. This event is only held in Springfield every four years. All sessions of the conference are free and open to the public. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.
Schools all around the country are looking for ways to ensure that their students have the necessary resources to receive the best education possible. Through community engagement, the Springfield Public Schools has a major ally in this ongoing fight for better quality education. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has this story.
Every year, the president of Missouri State University gives the State of the University Address--that’s an update on where the university has made progress, and what it plans to accomplish in the coming year. This year, Interim President Cliff Smart delivered the address. KSMU’s Shane Franklin was there, and brings us this story.
Students began class at Missouri State University in West Plains with a new guarantee from university officials: if they go to all of their classes, do all of their homework, communicate with their instructors and use the school’s free tutoring service, and still earn below a 2.0 grade point average--then the school will let them retake that course once, free of charge. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.
Teachers in Southwest Missouri are getting help from people all over the country in funding projects for their classrooms. That's because they've posted their needs on a website called donorschoose.org. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more...