A new study has been published by the University of Missouri veterinary school. The purpose of the study is to see if there is a connection between a cat's diet and diabetes. KSMU's Sheena Johnson has more....
The Amy Hestir (HESTER) Davis Child Protection Act would make some changes to the current hiring process for teachers in public schools. The bill which state representative recently introduced, is designed to protect children from sexual misconduct in the classroom. The Missouri State Teacher's Association has some concerns with the legislation. KSMU's Emily Nash reports. (KSMU's Missy Shelton Contributed to this report).
The Amy Hestir (HESTER) Davis Child Protection Act would make some changes to the current hiring process for teachers in public schools. The bill which state representative recently introduced, is designed to protect children from sexual misconduct in the classroom. The Missouri State Teacher's Association has some concerns with the legislation. KSMU's Emily Nash reports. (KSMU's Missy Shelton contributed to this report).
A new state audit raises serious concerns about how the City of Springfield is using its money and resources. State Auditor Susan Montee presented the audit of the City of Springfield at council chambers Thursday night. In addition to identifying areas of concern, Montee provided some recommendations for improving how the city handles its resources. KSMU's Greg Leuthen reports.
This weekend's weather may bring substantial freezing rain and sleet to much of Southwest Missouri. KSMU's Jennifer Moore spoke with Steve Lindbergh, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Springfield, for a preview of the weekend's weather.
For fifty years, a small, secluded Abbey of Benedictine monks has thrived in southwest Missouri. The monks are known far and wide for their culinary skills and are hard at work this time of year. KSMU's Jennifer Moore reports.
Missouri State University's Emergency Response Task Force released the second and final part of its report this week. The task force looked at Missouri State's broader Emergency Response Plan and made some minor recommendations. KSMU's Jana Greer has more on what the task force found.
David Vinyard, a 2007 Honors College graduate, was the first-ever Rhodes Scholarship finalist from Missouri State. He and Dr. Denise Dutton, assistant professor of political science, discuss the Rhodes process.
The Educational Resource Development Trust is looking for families willing to open up their homes to foreign exchange students. The ERDT is still looking to place about twenty students into homes in the Midwest for the upcoming spring semester. KSMU's Greg Leuthen explains how you can provide a home for one of these students and what both the student and your family can gain from this unique experience.
The Christmas season is about giving, and most people spend Christmas day exchanging gifts, laughs, and love with family and friends. But Christmas can also be a lonely time for people who have no friends, no loved ones, and nowhere to go. But in Springfield, people will have a place to go to be around hundreds of friendly faces and enjoy a good meal. KSMU's Greg Leuthen reports on the Christmas Dinner for Those Alone.
KSMU's monthly series "These Ozarks Hills" features stories about people and places in the Ozarks collected and presented by long-time journalist Marideth Sisco. In this installment, Marideth shares her reflections on how a holiday roadtrip reminded her to be thankful.
Students across the world will give up some of their favorite things to help victims of genocide on December 5th. It's a day when members of the student organization STAND at Missouri State University and across the world will be fasting from luxury items and donating the money they would have spent to the genocide victims in Darfur, Sudan. KSMU's Jana Greer has more on the nation wide student fast.
Universal design is a way of designing products and environments to be usable by all people no matter what abilities or disabilities they may have. Some commercial builders in the Springfield area have adopted this design process. KSMU's Joe Morgan reports.