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The Science Scene
6:30 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Gut Feelings—The Relationship Between Your Brain and Belly are a Two-Way Street

Junior Research Scientist Rhy Norton preparing experiement at JVIC
Theresa Bettmann KSMU

Many are hearing more and more about how the “good bacteria” in our guts has an impact on our overall health.  But how do these bacteria impact our central nervous systems? KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann visited Jordon Valley Innovation Center (JVIC) to find out what local scientists are learning about the biomes in our bellies.

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Eye on the Community
12:22 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

MSU Provides Car Sharing for Campus, Community

The Zipcars are both Ford Focuses, located on lot 21 behind Hutchens House.
Credit Anna Thomas / KSMU

Missouri State University is launching its Zipcars Friday, a car sharing program available to the school’s students, faculty and even members of the community.

Maxwell Wagner, chief sustainability commissioner of MSU’s Student Government Association, has worked on the initiative for about a year now, submitting proposals to the student body and administration.

He says the need for car sharing was most prominent with students living on campus.

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Eye on the Community
12:16 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

IMAGES: Dedication Ceremony of MSU's New Betty & Bobby Allison South Stadium

MSU cheerleaders perform at the dedication ceremony of the Betty & Bobby Allison South Stadium
Alissa Zhu KSMU

Sunday evening, around 600 people attended the dedication ceremony of the Betty & Bobby Allison South Stadium at Missouri State University followed by a men’s soccer team exhibition match against Missouri Valley College. MSU men's soccer won 1-0.

The newly constructed Betty & Bobby Allison South Stadium cost $10.29 million and features a NCAA regulation soccer field with room for corner kicks, a NCAA eight lane 400-meter broken back style track with nine lanes for 100-meter dash and seating for 1,000 spectators.

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The Education Beat
12:17 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Princeton Review Names Local Colleges in its “Best of” Book

Credit KSMU Archive

As the school year begins, many high school seniors are already looking at colleges around the nation, and The Princeton Review’s book, The Best 379 Colleges, has turned some attention to the Ozarks. KSMU’s Anna Thomas reports on how local colleges made the ranks.

The book, The Best 379 Colleges, looks at roughly 15 percent of all four-year schools, and judges them based on academic rigor, and uniquely, surveys each student attending those schools.

David Soto is the co-author of the book.

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Helping Others
1:02 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

MSU Creates Program for Students Recovering From Substance Abuse

Missouri State University campus
Credit KSMU archives

Students at Missouri State University who are in recovery for substance abuse now have a new option.  After determining a need on campus, the school has created a program called SoBear: Bears in Recovery that will provide a positive environment for students to gather with others going through similar situations. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has the story.

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