Drury University

Drury University, Wallace Hall
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Drury University says it fundraising total this year is nearly 25 percent higher than the previous year.

The private, liberal arts school reported Tuesday that it received $9,416,023 in gifts and commitments for the 2016-17 fiscal year. That compares to $7,540,529 the prior year.

Drury University Pleased with Projected Enrollment

Aug 18, 2017
Drury University
Ryan Welch / KSMU

Drury University is crediting new recruitment efforts with higher enrollment to start the 2017-2018 school year. President Tim Cloyd told the Springfield New-Leader earlier this month the number of traditional undergraduate students is expected to top 1,400. That would be nearly 50 students more than the previous year.

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I am being transported into another world through the use of a head mounted display (HMD), moving about a computer-generated building created by a second-year architecture student. David Beach, assistant professor of architecture at Drury University, explains this is just one of the many innovative techniques used as part of a program where students can virtually navigate their own designs.

Austin Cassity / Drury Debate Program

The Debate Program at Drury University, while only a year old, recently won first place at the National Debate Tournament. We spoke with the team to learn more about the group and its success.

Drury Debater Lindsey Duede takes a firm position on foreign relations in a mock debate during a practice session with her teammates. While this program been around a short time, there’s a keen sense of comradery between the roughly 10 group members.

Charles DeBerry is a professor of communication and the director of the Drury Debate program.

Ryan Welch / KSMU

Drury University is seeking input on its campus master planning process, which launches next week with the help of design firm Cooper Robertson.

The architecture and urban design company was recently selected by the Springfield school to lead what it calls a strategic, momentum-building planning process.

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