For the last four years, "Rain Barrel Reveal" has been a highly successful project promoting art and the use of rain collection barrels. This year the Springfield Regional Arts Council, the City of Springfield and the James River Basin Partnership are turning their attention toward another important aspect of water education awareness: storm drains. Artists are invited to share their talent as a part of the first "Storm Drain Reveal"-- a project giving artists the opportunity to express themselves with semi-permanent public art in the form of a small-scale outdoor storm drain mural. This project, in addition to involving the local art community, is intended to have a positive impact on water quality protection. Artists interested in showcasing their talent for Reveal are asked to contact Tiffany Frey at James River Basin Partnership-- call 836-6183 or email tfrey [at] missouristate [dot] edu. The deadline to submit an application is February 25nd.
Groundhog Day may be a little more accurate than we first thought. After experiencing single digit temperatures and snow storms for most of the last two weeks, the weather may be starting to turn the corner. After speaking with the National Weather Service, KSMU’s Justin Lux has more details.
The Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court urged lawmakers to spend more money on rehabilitation programs like drug courts instead of locking up so many nonviolent offenders. This was part of the message in the State of the Judiciary Address, which the Chief Justice delivered today. KSMU’s Missy Shelton files this report from Jefferson City.
Almost every schoolchild knows the name George Washington Carver and most folks could tell you he was a legendary pioneer of science. But few know of his early life that began here in southwest Missouri. For KSMU’s local history series, Sense of Place, reporter Emma Wilson interviews the author of a new biography about him.
On Wednesday morning, a Springfield woman lost control of her car and crashed into a sign off of James River Freeway near Kansas Expressway. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. KSMU’s Adam Hammons asked MODOT and the Missouri State Highway Patrol what drivers can do to prevent further accidents given the wintry weather.
The 5th annual Poetry Out Loud regional competition for high school students was held February 8 at the Creamery Arts Center in Springfield. KSMU's Randy Stewart had a front-row seat, as he served as emcee for the event.
The Drury University Music Department presents the annual Dr. Stephen H. Good Memorial Concert, in honor of the late academic dean at Drury for more than two decades, Thursday Feb.17 at 7:30pm in Stone Chapel on the Drury campus. The concert will feature the Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra. The program will include a Slavonic Dance by Dvorak; the Bassoon Concerto by Weber with soloist Lia Southern; and Schumann's Symphony No.3, the "Rhenish." It's free and open to the public. For more information visit http://music.drury.edu/SDCO_Site/Welcome.html.
Missouri State University Music Department presents the MSU Concert Chorale in performance at Immaculate Conception Church, 3555 S. Fremont. The date is Sunday Feb.13 at 7:00pm, and it's free and open to the public. For more information call Dr. Guy Webb at 836-5182.