As the days grow short and colder some people may start to feel a little down. October for Missouri State Universities’ counseling office is one of the busiest times of the year. Many are stressed by the increased workload and midterms. However some suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, a condition that comes with the change of season. KSMU’s Matthew Barnes reports.
An international team of researchers, several of them here in the Ozarks, are working together to breed new grapes. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore has this story on how these new breeds are expected to affect the wine industry.
Over the weekend the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri celebrated its ‘Hound Dog Homecoming’ in honor of national Adopt a Shelter Dog month. Every October the local chapter participates in this nation-wide campaign to promote animal rescue and reduce the number of unwanted pets. Each year as many as 6 to 8 million homeless animals wind up in shelters. Of that number only half find new homes. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann went to the Humane Society to learn more.
The historic Kendrick House in Carthage is one of the last standing antebellum homes from the pre-Civil War era. Today, the house stands as a museum commemorating its involvement in the war, and is the site of many legends of paranormal activity. For our ongoing series Sense of Place, KSMU’s Rebekah Clark shares how the grounds were used during the Civil War, and tells of some local controversy about the haunting of the house.
An elementary school principal from Nixa was scheduled to attend a reception at the White House todAn elementary school principal from Nixa was scheduled to attend a reception at the White House today hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama. KSMU’s Missy Shelton caught up with Dr. Kevin Kopp before he left town last week.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, St. John’s Women’s Services in Springfield is hosting “Hats off to Mammograms” Tuesday night (October 18th). KSMU’s Samuel Crowe has the details on this special event.
In Mountain Grove, on the north side of US Highway 60, the grapevines are just beginning to bear this season’s harvest. As Jennifer Moore reports, the scientists growing these grapes have just made two breakthroughs in their field.
"Connect and Sustain," this year's theme for Missouri State University's sustainability conference on Oct. 19, promises to educate the campus and the community about sustainability advancements made on campus