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Thursday night, Drury University will host Dr. David Priess, former CIA officer and State Department desk officer. His talk will be on the history of the US president’s daily intelligence briefing—something he experienced firsthand. 

In his book, The President’s Book of Secrets, Priess gives readers an exclusive look into the president’s daily intelligence briefing and, more importantly, the people behind it.

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Drury University has purchased a longtime convenience store/service station, Route 66 Food Shop, at the corner of Benton and Chestnut Expressway.  The purchase is the university’s first major step toward realizing the vision of its 25-year campus master plan.

The 1.5 acre property on the northeast corner of the intersection has been the site of multiple businesses owned by the Phil and Marilyn Swanson family for 33 years. 

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This week on Making Democracy Work, host Leslie Carrie talks with Katie Gilbert, who recently began her position as field representative for the Missouri Humanities Council.  Gilbert is also associate professor of literature at Drury University.

Today’s discussion focuses on the role of the Humanities Council, and programs Gilbert is involved in with her new position.

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In Drury University’s oldest stone building, the 1906 Chalfant Pipe Organ can be heard. The Stone Chapel stained glass casts a pastel glow about the sanctuary, illuminating the dust throughout the room, which lands softly on the pews. Dr. Earline Moulder sits on the organ’s stool, her hands and feet methodically pumping rhythm through the pipes.

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During the days leading up to the holidays, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed with all there is to do:  Gifts to buy, food to prepare, decorating to get done.  But a long-standing tradition in Springfield allows people to take an hour, de-stress and focus on the true meaning of the season.

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