Governor Nixon Calls For Longer School Year

Jan 11, 2013
Scott Harvey / KSMU

Governor Jay Nixon says he’ll push for another six days to the school year this legislative session, bringing Missouri in line with the national average.

Dobbins Looks Back At Southeast In 2012

Dec 21, 2012
Southeast Missouri State University

It was an eventful year at Southeast Missouri State University. The university saw its 12th consecutive year of record enrollment, the Board of Regents approved construction of a River Campus expansion and the university grew its agriculture program at its campuses in Sikeston, Malden and Kennett.

Board Of Regents To Vote On River Campus Expansion

Dec 13, 2012
Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University’s Board of Regents will vote on a $23 million building at the River Campus. The new structure would serve two function.

If approved, the four-story, L-shaped building will hold a residence hall and classroom space.

Southeast president Ken Dobbins says the Theatre and Dance and Music programs simply ran out of space.

Horia Varlan / Flickr

The Missouri Department of Higher Education has reported a 6% growth in international student enrollment for 2012. That growth places Missouri at thirteenth in the nation, for the second year in a row.

In the fall semester of 2012, Missouri saw more than 16,000 international students enroll in universities across the state.

Missouri Department of Higher Education spokesperson Kathy Love says since 2009, international enrollment numbers have steadily increased in Missouri colleges and universities.

Bootheel Youth Museum Receives National Medal

Nov 20, 2012
Sara Neumann / Susan Davis International

The Bootheel Youth Museum in Malden was recently awarded the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.