Missouri State University

Efforts to make a business more efficient to keep pace with the changing times and climate is nothing new. At Missouri State University, officials say the recent addition of a chilled water loop is one example, helping save on air conditioning costs. But its reliance on coal has many asking what other sources can be used instead.

In December, students urged the Board of Governors to focus on wind, solar and geothermal technology to derive 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources. So is that possible?

Missouri State University President Clif Smart says roughly 50 percent of the school’s graduates have a job lined up before they receive their diploma.

Citing figures compiled by the institution’s Career Center, the President says there’s been more job activity this time around than the last couple of years. The ascent has been rather slow, however.

It’s Homecoming week for Missouri State University. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more about what students, alumni and local residents are looking forward to.

Numerous events lead up to Saturday's big game, like the Homecoming Rockstar Competition, chili cook-off, and a pep rally.

Julie Ebersold, executive director of alumni relations at MSU, says a special awards ceremony will honor those alumni, faculty and staff who exemplify MSU’s mission of public affairs. She says Saturday, Homecoming Day, has something for everyone.

Broadcast journalists won't be allowed to bring recording devices to a public speech by former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft will speak tonight at 7 on the campus of Missouri State University. The event is free and open to the public but the electronic media will not be allowed to bring in audio or video recording devices.

The public will not be prohibited from bringing in cell phones and cameras, some of which record photos and video.

Missouri State Officials say they're using the tragedy at Virginia Tech to make sure a similar incident doesn't happen there. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

Government officials now say at least 30 people—in addition to the gunman—have been killed at Virginia Tech University. It's the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

It's not clear yet if the gunman killed himself or if he was killed by police.

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