Drury University

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For 14 years, a class offered at Drury University gives residents of the Missouri Hotel an artistic outlet to express themselves. Students taking the class are able to gain field experience, but also help residents look at their lives in new ways. KSMU’s Taylor Brim has more. 

“How does it make you feel to be able to do something like this?” Asks Yufei Zhao, a student at Drury University, who is participating in a course entitled Community Through Arts.

“Like a kid again,” the group responds “Fun. Like a kid again, yeah.”

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On April 23, five colleges and universities in the Springfield area will kick off a new initiative to help men graduate from college. The initiative, Bridge Springfield – Brother to Brother, is a partnership between Missouri State University, Ozarks Technical Community College, Drury University, Evangel University and Southwest Baptist University.

The kickoff meeting is at 7 p.m. April 23 in Meyer Library.

Francine Pratt, chapter adviser, discusses the goals of Brother to Brother.

Saying a key provision of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down Section 4, which establishes a coverage formula to identify states that may require extra scrutiny regarding voting procedures. As KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports, the decision essentially shifts the focus back onto Congress to find a solution.

In an active shooter situation, one person is killed an estimated every 15 seconds. And data shows that during a lockdown, instructing students to get under their desks or huddle toward the back of the classroom isn’t the safest way. On Thursday, students at Drury University in Springfield were introduced to the “Run, Hide, and Fight” strategy. KSMU’s Scott Harvey was there.

[Sound: Air horn]

Those are simulated gun shots.

[Sound: Mock intruder enters classroom]

It was a nail biting finish to the Drury University and Metro State National Championship game Sunday. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.