Missouri State University

Missouri State University

Next week’s total solar eclipse that will be visible in parts of Missouri is generating lots of excitement, as well as unique challenges for safety officials.

“Missouri is expecting anywhere between 300,000 and 1.2 million out of state guests. MoDOT has been working with a state-wide coalition of departments to prepare for this influx of people,” says Matt Hiebert, assistant communications director with the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Within walking distance of the Missouri State University (MSU) campus, sits the MSU Campus Garden, which began operation in 2011.

It is located at 930 East Normal St., across from Plaster Stadium

Cady Goble and Kara Powelson, both students in MSU's Darr College of Agriculture, are the current garden managers. They share more about the garden and plans for the fall season.

Stephanie Bryant
Submitted Photo / Missouri State University

The dean of Missouri State University’s College of Business will depart in December after six and half years on the job.

Stephanie Bryant has accepted the role of executive vice president and chief accreditation officer for the Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

“I will dearly miss the students, faculty, athletes and coaches, MSU leadership team, friends, and community of Springfield,” Bryant said in a statement Monday. “My years as a Bear will always have a special place in my heart.

flickr/Simon Hayhurst

The Missouri State University Libraries, in partnership with local history blog Ozarks Alive, has received a grant through the National Park Service to document historic trucking along Route 66.

The $5,100 grant from the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program will focus on the history of trucking along the Missouri section of the Mother Road from 1926 to 1985 through oral history interviews.

Clif Smart
Ryan Welch / KSMU

Missouri State University President Clif Smart earned high marks by the Board of Governors during his recent annual performance evaluation.

Smart presented his self-assessment at the board’s annual summer retreat in June. It was followed by an electronic survey that each board member completed assessing Smart’s performance in nine major categories.

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