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Education news and issues in the Ozarks.

#BearsHomecoming 2018 is around the corner and Missouri State University is ready to celebrate with alumni and friends.

The campus will be abuzz with activity and excitement Oct. 19-20. 

Lori Fan, MSU executive director of alumni relations, welcomes Bears everywhere to come home for Homecoming. 

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Michele Skalicky

Springfield Public Schools has a new tip line to allow anyone with a concern to more easily share it with school officials.

Tips can be submitted anonymously via text at (417) 319-2901, online or through the MySPS app, and tipsters remain anonymous.

SPS spokesman, Stephen Hall, said the tip line is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week by school police, so any tip will be promptly investigated.

Two heavyweights will face off Friday on the Missouri State University campus – not in a boxing ring, but in a classroom. They will debate the future of an ethnic group based over 6,000 miles away.

The debate is over the future of the Kurdish people, who have pushed for their independence for generations.   Two experts will debate on how the main disputes can be resolved.

Feisal al-Istrabadi is Iraq’s former ambassador to the United Nations and one of the principal legal drafters of the Iraqi interim constitution.

www.hr.osu.edu

The RAP Back program was authorized in the state by Missouri House Bill 1350, which went into effect in late August.  It allows entities that are enrolled to receive ongoing status notifications of new arrests, both in Missouri and in other states, once employees’ fingerprints are in the system.

Megan Burke/ KSMU Radio

Missouri State University President Clif Smart gave the annual State of the University address on Monday, highlighting accomplishments over the past year and identifying things to work on. KSMU’s Megan Burke was there and has more.

Smart touted the university’s triumphs in the state legislature, including a new state law that lets MSU offer more doctoral programs.

Faculty diversity reached 14 percent—up from 11.5 percent two years ago.

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