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.
With the spread of H1N1 and other viruses, people in the Ozarks and across the U.S. are trying to find ways to keep themselves germ-free. A Springfield man is trying to stop the spread of H1N1 and other germs with sanitizing products he invented on his own. KSMU’s Kristian Kriner reports.
With national efforts being made to show the importance of after school programs, Springfield organizations are holding a rally in support of keeping the programs a priority. KSMU's Chasity Mayes has more.
Under Missouri law, a mercury-based preservative used in the multi-dose vial of the H1N1 vaccine cannot be administered to pregnant women and children age 35 months or younger. KSMU’s Kristian Kriner reports on how healthcare facilities are trying to follow this law with the limited number of the preservative-free H1N1 vaccine shipments.
Efforts in Congress to change the U.S. healthcare and health insurance systems have prompted much debate. KSMU’s Missy Shelton recently spoke with a political science professor about the issue and files this report.
The Springfield Regional Arts Council will present Jeanne Duffey as guest speaker for The Creamery Writer’s Workshop on Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the board room at the Creamery. Duffey recently retired as community relations director for the Springfield-Greene County Library District after more than 20 years of service. During that time, she wrote a weekly column for the Springfield News-Leader. Before that she worked as a reporter for several years on daily and weekly newspapers. The Creamery Writers' Workshop is an outreach program of the Springfield Regional Arts Council and is free and open to all writers, regardless of age or genre. No registration is required. The group meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month from 7 to 8:30p.m. at The Creamery Arts Center across from Hammons Field. If there is a 5th Thursday in the month, writers are welcome to bring in a few pages for critique and open discussion. For further info, call the Springfield Regional Arts Council, 417-862-ARTS(2787).
For many hospitals the H1N1 flu vaccine can be something that is in one day, and out the next. That’s why hospitals such as Cox Health in Springfield are making lists to determine who is first in line to receive the vaccine. KSMU’s Adam Hammons reports.
With already 229 confirmed flu cases in Greene County since August 31, the flu season is here. On Tuesday, Springfield Public Schools dismissed students at one of its elementary schools for the rest of the week due to the flu. KSMU’s Matt Evans has more.
Fresh Gallery, the Springfield Regional Arts Council’s collective gallery in downtown Springfield, is currently seeking 3-D artists to submit applications for membership. Fresh Gallery is home to 26 local and regional member artists who have been juried in as members of the collective gallery, which they all share in operating. A variety of media is featured at the gallery monthly including jewelry, watercolors, fibers, oils, sculptures, wearable art, mixed media and photography. Fresh Gallery is located at 400 W. Walnut at the southwest corner of Campbell and Walnut in downtown Springfield. For applications, visit www.springfieldarts.org/fresh or pick up an application at Fresh Gallery during business hours--Tuesday through Thursday 11am to 6pm, and Friday and Saturday 11am to 8pm. Applications must be returned to the gallery or the Arts Council office by the end of the business day on Monday, November 2. For more information, call 862-2787(ARTS).
Monday morning, the Springfield/Greene County Health Department received its first shipment of the H1N1 vaccine ahead of schedule. KSMU’s Katie Easley spoke with a health department official about this vaccine and how people can get it.
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.
Ilga Vise talks with Parks Director Jodie Adams about the venues and activities available to the public through the Springfield-Greene County Parks. They also discuss future plans for the parks system.