Clif Smart

Ellis Hall
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Hundreds gathered inside Missouri State University’s Ellis Hall Sunday for the renovated music building’s dedication ceremony. Community members filed in for self-guided tours and to hear music by Missouri State’s Chorale and brass band.

Dr. Shawn Wahl, interim dean of the College of Arts and Letters, said the upgraded facility sends a message to students to be “bigger and bolder.” He said Missouri State can now be a “destination school” for the arts.

Clif Smart
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After years of increased appropriations for higher education, Missouri’s recent revenue situation has led to fewer dollars for the state’s colleges and universities. And it’s not expected to get better anytime soon. That’s why at Missouri State University officials began this summer preparing a financial sustainability plan.

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Hundreds of Missouri State University students, accompanied by many administrators and other school employees, took a vocal stand against hate Monday evening.

The half hour event, which remained peaceful throughout, featured comments from student leaders and university officials, including those who grew up during the Civil Rights Movement.

The Stand with Charlottesville Rally was organized by Britt Spears, president of the MSU Chapter of the NAACP.

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Missouri State University says its opening day enrollment is 1.2 percent better than last fall’s.

The university said Monday that 21,351 students were enrolled at the Springfield campus, 244 more than this time a year ago.

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Missouri State University is expecting one to two percent more students on the Springfield campus by the official census date in September, marking another year of growth for the school.

Days before the start of fall classes, President Clif Smart told KSMU the slight uptick is thanks to new students and those enrolled in graduate courses.

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