Missouri State University

Michele Skalicky

There are more students than ever before this fall semester at Missouri State University.  According to a news release from MSU, the university has set a new fall enrollment record for the seventh year in a row.

Enrollment on the Springfield campus increased by 40 students to 24,390.

The Springfield campus also set a new record for graduate student enrolloment, whihc increased by 5.8 percent to 3,709.

There are 26,182 students enrolled in the MSU system.  Fall 2018 is the second highest fall enrollment, down 34 students from last year's record enrollment.

Michele Skalicky

Several streets are closed on the Missouri State University campus in advance of President Trump's visit to Springfield where he'll speak at JQH Arena:  John Q. Hammons Parkway from Madison to Cherry; Holland from Madison to Cherry; Clay from Cherry to Harrison;  and Bear Blvd., Madison St. and Harrison St. from John Q.

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With their hands over their hearts and voices loud, 90 new Americans pledged their loyalty to the United States in a naturalization ceremony at Missouri State University. 

Thirty-two different countries were represented in the Plaster Student Union. They had waited in lines, filled out paperwork and fought through the challenges of becoming an American. For the 90 successful applicants, a new life begins.

Doug Harpool, a U.S. District Court Judge for Western Missouri, officially welcomed the crowd of new American citizens.

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There’s a program at Missouri State University that teaches community members how to notice and challenge racism.

The Facing Racism Institute at MSU is hosting a two-day workshop in Springfield. Businesses and individuals are welcome to attend. The workshops include dialogue and exercises.

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President Donald Trump is scheduled to hold a campaign rally at JQH Arena in Springfield, Missouri on Friday, September 21, according to his campaign website.  

The event will take place at 6:30 PM.  Doors open for General Admission at 4:00 PM. Those hoping to register may do so here.

In an email sent to the MSU campus community, MSU president Clif Smart confirmed that Trump's campaign had reserved the facility.