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An event that ended Sunday in Springfield tested high school students' knowledge about the natural world.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.

The 2015 NCS Envirothon wrapped up Sunday on the Missouri State University campus.  It was last held in Springfield ten years ago.  The competition brought in 52 teams, each with five high school students, from 44 states and eight Canadian provinces. 

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The Missouri State University Board of Governors has renewed the contract of President Clif Smart, adding an incentive clause that will pay him $50,000 annually as deferred compensation through the remaining seven years of his contract.

Smart presented his self-assessment to the board in an executive session at its June meeting. The board then completed an electronic survey that evaluated Smart in nine major categories.

Groundbreaking For MSU’s Glass Hall Expansion This Fall

Jul 30, 2015
Khadijah Forrest, KSMU

Officials will break ground Oct. 15 to begin renovations to Glass Hall on the Missouri State University campus. In June, the Board of Governors authorized the issuance of bonds to construct the planned addition, renovations and improvements to the building, which houses the College of Business.

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As part of its public affairs mission, Missouri State University is asking campus and community members to take part in its annual diversity landmarks initiative.  KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more.

Diversity landmarks are placards that offer written messages related to diversity and displayed across campus in the fall during Public Affairs Week and again in the spring during the conference.  Written on the plaques are quotes that are geared toward inspiring connection and engagement with and welcoming of people from all backgrounds.

  How do education and culture interact? It’s a question with many factors and answers depending on the environment being studied. Dr. Jamaine Abidogun, professor of history the new diversity fellow at Missouri State University, has looked at this issue for the past 25 years in African nations – specifically Nigeria.