Drury University

Drury University
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As the school year begins, many high school seniors are already looking at colleges around the nation, and The Princeton Review’s book, The Best 379 Colleges, has turned some attention to the Ozarks. KSMU’s Anna Thomas reports on how local colleges made the ranks.

The book, The Best 379 Colleges, looks at roughly 15 percent of all four-year schools, and judges them based on academic rigor, and uniquely, surveys each student attending those schools.

David Soto is the co-author of the book.

Drury University, Wallace Hall
Theresa Bettmann / KSMU

For first-time college students, move-in day is a first step in a new adventure.  KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann went to Drury University Friday to learn more about how the school works to make this a smooth transition for students.

Pulling up to the residence halls on the Drury University campus drivers are greeted by several people dressed in blue t-shirts and smiles.  These helpers direct newcomers while unloading cars and moving items inside.  Mike Brothers is Drury’s director of media relations. 

Taylor Brim / KSMU

For 14 years, a class offered at Drury University gives residents of the Missouri Hotel an artistic outlet to express themselves. Students taking the class are able to gain field experience, but also help residents look at their lives in new ways. KSMU’s Taylor Brim has more. 

“How does it make you feel to be able to do something like this?” Asks Yufei Zhao, a student at Drury University, who is participating in a course entitled Community Through Arts.

“Like a kid again,” the group responds “Fun. Like a kid again, yeah.”

Missouri State Seal
Scott Harvey / KSMU

On April 23, five colleges and universities in the Springfield area will kick off a new initiative to help men graduate from college. The initiative, Bridge Springfield – Brother to Brother, is a partnership between Missouri State University, Ozarks Technical Community College, Drury University, Evangel University and Southwest Baptist University.

The kickoff meeting is at 7 p.m. April 23 in Meyer Library.

Francine Pratt, chapter adviser, discusses the goals of Brother to Brother.

Saying a key provision of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down Section 4, which establishes a coverage formula to identify states that may require extra scrutiny regarding voting procedures. As KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports, the decision essentially shifts the focus back onto Congress to find a solution.