Missouri State University

Kentwood Hall: From Grand Hotel to Deluxe Dormitory

Apr 27, 2011

While most dorms are built for the sole purpose of housing students, one Missouri State University dormitory had a long history as a Springfield staple before the university even bought it. For our ongoing local history series, Sense of Place, KSMU’s Emma Wilson explores the history of this historic building turned university dorm.

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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