Education

Education news and issues in the Ozarks.

Michele Skalicky

A new study finds that Ozarks Technical Community College has a total impact of $234 million in its 12-county service area.

The economic impact study also found that the present value of higher future earnings that OTC students will receive over their working careers is $357 million. 

Matt Morrow, president of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, said the study confirms "what intuitively most of us understand and know already, which is that successful communities are built on strong foundations."

Jill Patterson
Scott Harvey / KSMU

Missouri State University says it’s keeping in place policies and procedures for handling sexual misconduct cases under Title IX.

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Scott Harvey / KSMU

Missouri State University has named an interim dean for its College of Business. The announcement comes a week before the college reveals the completion of a yearlong building expansion and renovation.   

Dr. David Meinert will serve in the role for 18 months beginning Jan. 1. A national search for a permanent dean will begin in fall 2018.

A Big Bears Celebration

Oct 17, 2017

Missouri State University Bears everywhere are welcomed home for #BearsHomecoming 2017.

Alumni and visitors will get to celebrate tradition and enjoy a host of events on campus Oct 26-28. 

Lori Fan, MSU executive director of alumni relations, shares highlights of the celebration.  

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This fall and upcoming spring, Moon City Press at Missouri State University will bring several authors to campus for its 2017-2018 Moon City Reading Series.

The lineup is diverse, featuring novelists, short fiction authors, poets and student writers. 

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