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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.

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The Missouri State Public Affairs Conference is bringing unity to the forefront of the community discussion this year. The flagship conference kicks off Monday, September 24 — and it will be asking the following question:  How can we live in peace and harmony with our neighbors?

This year’s theme, “Unity in Community,” is geared to provide new solutions to issues dividing our community, according to the university.