Missouri State University

There is a new leader at the helm of Missouri State University's College of Arts and Letters (COAL).

Dr. Shawn Wahl, former department head of communication, took charge of COAL as interim dean on July 1, 2017, after Dean Dr. Gloria Galanes retired. 

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Hundreds of Missouri State University students, accompanied by many administrators and other school employees, took a vocal stand against hate Monday evening.

The half hour event, which remained peaceful throughout, featured comments from student leaders and university officials, including those who grew up during the Civil Rights Movement.

The Stand with Charlottesville Rally was organized by Britt Spears, president of the MSU Chapter of the NAACP.

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Missouri State University says its opening day enrollment is 1.2 percent better than last fall’s.

The university said Monday that 21,351 students were enrolled at the Springfield campus, 244 more than this time a year ago.

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Missouri State University is expecting one to two percent more students on the Springfield campus by the official census date in September, marking another year of growth for the school.

Days before the start of fall classes, President Clif Smart told KSMU the slight uptick is thanks to new students and those enrolled in graduate courses.

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Seventy pairs of eclipse viewing glasses sold at the MO State University bookstore may not be safe for looking at the sun.

The bookstore learned this week that the glasses had been recalled by Amazon because it was unable to confirm they were from a “reputable manufacturer.”  The glasses sold at the MSU bookstore in the last two weeks were part of the recall.

Anyone who purchased solar eclipse glasses from the store should return them to receive a refund .