Education

Education news and issues in the Ozarks.

(Poster design courtesy Ozarks Technical Community College)

Ozarks Technical Community College Fine Arts Department presents Ned Wilkinson's comic (in more ways than one) musical "Julie Bunny Must Die!" Friday and Saturday April 21 and 22 at 7:30 pm and Sunday April 23 at 2:30 pm in Lincoln Hall 211 at 815 North Sherman Avenue on the OTC campus. 

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

Austin Cassity / Drury Debate Program

The Debate Program at Drury University, while only a year old, recently won first place at the National Debate Tournament. We spoke with the team to learn more about the group and its success.

Drury Debater Lindsey Duede takes a firm position on foreign relations in a mock debate during a practice session with her teammates. While this program been around a short time, there’s a keen sense of comradery between the roughly 10 group members.

Charles DeBerry is a professor of communication and the director of the Drury Debate program.

Ryan Welch / KSMU

Drury University is seeking input on its campus master planning process, which launches next week with the help of design firm Cooper Robertson.

The architecture and urban design company was recently selected by the Springfield school to lead what it calls a strategic, momentum-building planning process.

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Tuition for some students at Ozarks Technical Community College next school year will go up. The OTC Board of Trustees unanimously approved the tuition increases Monday.

The cost for general education courses will go up $10 a credit hour while technical courses will see a $2 per credit hour increase.

OTC Chancellor Dr. Hal Higdon said the school has already had its state funding cut by $1.2 million.  He says the tuition increases were necessary to make up for an expected $1.4 million cut in state funding in the next school year.

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