Missouri State University

The overall stress level in America peaked for the first time in a decade, according to a recent study from the American Psychological Association.

What do you love about Springfield and Greene County? What are some things you’d like to see changed?

A group of Missouri State University communication students is seeking for online feedback from community members as it gathers data for the 2017 Springfield-Greene County Community Focus Report. Published every two years, this report identifies our community’s strengths and weaknesses. 

Ryan Welch / KSMU

Missouri State University President Clif Smart says $1.24 million in cuts to academic departments remain to balance out next year’s budget. Scenarios on how to do that, including reducing enrollment incentives for online course instructors, were discussed Monday during a town-hall style forum that drew some 350 spectators.

Diversity and inclusion are popular buzzwords in many organizations today. But what do they really mean? And how do we go beyond paying lip service to the idea?

These questions and more will be addressed at Missouri State University’s Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference, scheduled for April 19-21 this year. The theme of the conference is “Practice What You Preach in Diversity and Inclusion.” 

Claire Kidwell / KSMU

Sounds of Missouri State University’s Carillon atop Meyer Library are accompanied by those of power tools renovating neighboring Glass Hall, along with the bustle of students passing by.

Missing at the moment is the splash of water at John Q. Hammons Fountains, centrally located on MSU’s West Mall. As of now the basin is only a little wet from the rain, but by next week the beloved fountain will be up and running.

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