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Eye on the Community
3:26 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

MSU Students to Attend Climate Rally in New York

Photo from last month's rally in NYC Time Square launching the People's Climate March campaign.
Credit Diane Greene Lent via Flickr / People's Climate used with permission

Next week’s United Nations Climate Summit in New York City will be preceded by one of the largest protests of its kind. As KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann reports, one of the environmental groups that will be represented is based in Springfield.

I caught up with Missouri State University junior Andrew Clubb while he was en route to New York City by train. Clubb is one of five members of Students for a Sustainable Future (SSF) that is attending this Sunday’s People’s Climate March.

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Engaging the Community
7:37 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Smart: Cover Up of Sexual Assault Cases “Won’t Happen Here”

Credit Missouri State University

Missouri State University President Clif Smart says a new policy this year is intended to “deal with every conceivable allegation of sexual assault, sexual violence and sexual harassment” for faculty, staff, and students.

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Education Connection
11:37 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

IMAGES: SPS, Mercy Cut Ribbon for Health Sciences Program

Health Sciences Academy students, dressed in red scrubs, along with their parents, attend an open house of the 6,500 square foot complex following Wednesday's ribbon cutting.
Scott Harvey KSMU

Springfield Public Schools formally dedicated its Health Sciences Academy at Mercy Hospital Wednesday night. The new initiative offers a platform for eighth grade students to dive into the healthcare field.

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Education Connection
11:23 am
Wed September 17, 2014

MSU System Reports New Fall Record Enrollment

Credit Missouri State University

Missouri State University says official enrollment throughout its system has set a new record for this fall.

The fall 2014 official enrollment figures are based on the 20th day of classes, the State of Missouri’s official enrollment census date.

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Under Review
6:42 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Suspect Charged in Central High School Gun Incident

Central High School
Credit KSMU Archives

Charges have been filed against an 18-year-male stemming from last Friday’s incident at Central High School in which a gun accidentally discharged in the facility’s Commons Area.  

Laverne Antoine Hale of Springfield has been charged with the two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, one count of delivery of a controlled substance and one count of resisting arrest. The office of Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announced the charges Wednesday.

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