Education news and issues in the Ozarks.

Scott Harvey / KSMU

Missouri State University’s Bias Response Team has handled 20 cases of perceived prejudice so far this year.

The unit is comprised of nine officials, including students, faculty and staff; and is headed by MSU Dean of Students Dr. Thomas Lane.

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Scott Harvey / KSMU

Students attending Missouri State University on both the Springfield and West Plains’ campuses will pay more in tuition beginning this fall.

The MSU Board of Governors formally approved the changes on Wednesday. It comes as the Missouri legislature is expected to approve a 9 percent reduction in appropriations for the state’s colleges and universities, as recommended by the governor, due to a state revenue shortfall.

Ryan Welch / KSMU

Hundreds of veterans and their families watched as officials unveiled the Gold Star Families Memorial, a tribute to those whose sons, daughters and relatives died in combat.

The structure, revealed Wednesday, was the newest addition to Patriots Park on the campus of College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout.

Ryan Manion, whose brother was killed 10 years ago to sniper fire in Iraq, said she hopes her fellow Gold Star families come to know the joy, peace and resilience that comes with heeling.

(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.