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Education news and issues in the Ozarks.

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The start of the new school year is just around the corner, and for students who still need required immunizations, clinics are planned for next week.  The Springfield Public School District will hold free immunization clinics Monday, July 31, at Hillcrest High School, Tuesday, August 1, at Glendale, Wednesday, August 2, at Kickapoo, Thursday, August 3, at Central and Friday, August 4, at Parkview.  Hours are 9 a.m.

For the last few decades, organizations in the United States have begun placing greater priority on globalization efforts, whether it is through establishing partnerships worldwide, increasing e-commerce or offering enrichment activities for employees. Missouri State University has certainly pushed forward in this area, as well.

Brad Bodenhausen, associate vice president of international education and training, and director of international programs at Missouri State, discusses how globalization fits into the mission of the university.

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More than $88 million in construction projects either approved or underway is transforming the look of the Missouri State University campus.

The most recent project to be green lit is Hill Hall, which the Board of Governors approved a contract for this week. It calls for major renovations for one of the school’s original buildings, and with it the College of Education and Psychology Department. It’s projected to be ready for by fall 2018.

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Roughly 40 volunteers helped paint various parts of Bowerman Elementary School Saturday morning. The project is part of Habitat for Humanity’s ongoing Neighborhood Revitalization effort in Woodland Heights.

The painting was made possible with the held of three groups; Habitat for Humanity, Courageous Church and Bowerman school officials.

For Habitat for Humanity and Courageous Church, this wasn't their first collaboration.

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Ozarks Technical Community College is working to develop and revise its strategic plan to reflect education and training needs of southwest Missouri, and it wants to know what the public thinks.  OTC will host a series of public listening sessions this month and next where community members are invited to provide feedback on key issues and new opportunities for growth, according to a news release.

"As the community’s college, we want to know how we can further serve our students and continue to meet the region’s workforce needs,” said OTC Chancellor Hal Higdon.

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