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Education Connection
6:11 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Ozarks’ Higher Education Officials on Fall Enrollment Figures

A 9 percent decrease in enrollment at Drury University this fall is attributed largely to fewer Missouri high school graduates.
Credit KSMU Archive

Official 20th day enrollment figures are out for Missouri colleges and universities.  And it’s a mixed bag for local schools compared to fall of 2013.

Last week, we told you that Missouri State University brought in a record number of students this fall.

And Ozarks Technical Community College is reporting its fourth largest enrollment of all time.  But with 14,396 students this fall, that's still a 2.7 percent drop compared to last year. 

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Missouri State Journal
3:26 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Community Puts Boots to the Ground to Help the Hungry


Last year, the presidents of Missouri State, Drury, OTC, Evangel and SBU gathered to collaborate on a way to make a difference locally and globally. The result? Stomp Out Hunger: The All Collegiate Shoe Drive. Shoes will be collected again this year at sites across the campuses from Oct. 1-25. Lora Hobbs, co-founder of Sole Food and instructor at Missouri State, and Mary Ann Wood, director of public affairs support at Missouri State University talk about Stomp Out Hunger and how it meets the needs of people.

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Sense of Community
7:36 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Two Degrees and a 25-Year Career Later, It’s Back to Campus for an Ozarks’ Senior

Jeani Thomson takes notes during her Introduction to Literature by Women class inside Siceluff Hall.
Credit Scott Harvey / KSMU

On a mild September morning Jeani Thomson recalls the landscape of what was formerly Southwest Missouri State College, which she briefly attended in the late 1960s before getting married.

While her then husband was serving in Vietnam, Thomson worked toward a degree in psychology from Drury University at Ft. Leonard Wood. She would later earn a law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, propelling her into a 25 year career as an attorney.

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Eye on the Community
3:26 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

MSU Students to Attend Climate Rally in New York

Photo from last month's rally in NYC Time Square launching the People's Climate March campaign.
Credit Diane Greene Lent via Flickr / People's Climate used with permission

Next week’s United Nations Climate Summit in New York City will be preceded by one of the largest protests of its kind. As KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann reports, one of the environmental groups that will be represented is based in Springfield.

I caught up with Missouri State University junior Andrew Clubb while he was en route to New York City by train. Clubb is one of five members of Students for a Sustainable Future (SSF) that is attending this Sunday’s People’s Climate March.

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Engaging the Community
7:37 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Smart: Cover Up of Sexual Assault Cases “Won’t Happen Here”

Credit Missouri State University

Missouri State University President Clif Smart says a new policy this year is intended to “deal with every conceivable allegation of sexual assault, sexual violence and sexual harassment” for faculty, staff, and students.

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