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Education news and issues in the Ozarks.

It’s Homecoming week for Missouri State University. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more about what students, alumni and local residents are looking forward to.

Numerous events lead up to Saturday's big game, like the Homecoming Rockstar Competition, chili cook-off, and a pep rally.

Julie Ebersold, executive director of alumni relations at MSU, says a special awards ceremony will honor those alumni, faculty and staff who exemplify MSU’s mission of public affairs. She says Saturday, Homecoming Day, has something for everyone.

Tuesday is the school board election for the Springfield R-12 school district. There are five candidates who are vying for two seats. All of the candidates say they have important qualities to bring to the table. In this first part of our two-part series, we look at candidates who come from within the district as former educators. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann files this report.

Broadcast journalists won't be allowed to bring recording devices to a public speech by former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft will speak tonight at 7 on the campus of Missouri State University. The event is free and open to the public but the electronic media will not be allowed to bring in audio or video recording devices.

The public will not be prohibited from bringing in cell phones and cameras, some of which record photos and video.

Missouri State Officials say they're using the tragedy at Virginia Tech to make sure a similar incident doesn't happen there. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

Government officials now say at least 30 people—in addition to the gunman—have been killed at Virginia Tech University. It's the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

It's not clear yet if the gunman killed himself or if he was killed by police.

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