SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Officials at Missouri State University have approved a plan for a $2.2 million Ozarks Education Center that will be constructed on the shores of Bull Shoals Lake.
Man found incompetent to stand trial in Missouri State death
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri State University assistant professor has been found incompetent to stand trial in the murder of a retired professor.
KYTV reports Edward Gutting was ordered Thursday to be taken into the custody of the Missouri Department of Mental Health.
MSU alums document Texas migrant shelter
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri State University students have been documenting a migrant shelter at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Missouri man sentenced to life for attempted student rape
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a man to life in prison for attempting to rape a Missouri State University student.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State University officials hope to build a new indoor athletics facility.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State University is spending $1.6 million to buy 52 top-notch pianos by the end of the year.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State University says the joke is on the comedian who sneaked into a line of soon-to-be graduates and participated in commencement, although he'd never been a student there.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State University and its food supplier are investigating to determine how a small mouse was found in a dining hall meal this week.
The Springfield News-Leader reports freshman Miles Shelfter found the mouse Tuesday in his salad at Garst Dining Center.
Missouri State to cut $8M to make up for funding shortfall
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State University plans to raise tuition and fees, reduce spending and eliminate more than 30 positions to make up for an $8 million state funding shortfall.
Missouri State bans Phi Delta Theta fraternity until 2021
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Members of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Missouri State University are looking for new homes after the fraternity was banned from campus until 2021.
Missouri State Dean of Students Thomas Lane said the fraternity's national headquarters notified the members Sunday that it was closing the Springfield chapter over violations of its policies.
Missouri States decreases required credit hours to cut costs
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State University is decreasing the number of credit hours required to graduate as part of a plan to make the school more affordable.
Freshman emails every Claudia on campus after Tinder mishap
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri State University student who feared he swiped a potential sweetheart out of his life with a dating app mishap has emailed every Claudia on campus to find her.
The freshman meant to swipe right on the woman's Tinder profile — a sign that he wanted to meet her. Instead he swiped left, rejecting her.
Missouri State students work off parking fines with service
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Students at Missouri State University will soon be able to work off campus parking tickets with community service.
Missouri State under Title IX investigation
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State University is under a Title IX investigation, and a field hockey player says it involves the decision to discontinue her team.
Missouri university aims to be state’s top undergrad choice
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State University President Clif Smart has a clear goal.
"We want to be the undergraduate choice for Missouri. That's our focus," he says.
Missouri State University gets new storm shelter
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A new safety facility has opened at Missouri State University in Springfield, just in time for severe weather season.
Springfield television station KYTV (http://bit.ly/2pXOvhJ ) reports the facility can hold roughly 1,200 people and withstand up to 250 mph winds. It's the school's first storm shelter rated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Change of plea planned in Missouri State professor’s death
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for a man charged with killing a retired Missouri State University professor say they will enter a new plea for the suspect.
The Springfield News-Leader reports (http://sgfnow.co/2luRzwg ) attorney Dee Wampler will file a motion this week to change 44-year-old Edward Gutting's plea from not guilty to not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.
$1.6 million award in ‘knockout game’ lawsuit against frat
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri State University student who said he was the victim of a so-called "knockout game" attack outside a 2012 fraternity party has been awarded $1.63 million in damages, though he likely will only collect $630,000.
Teen due in Las Vegas court in Missouri State player slaying
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A teenager accused of shooting and killing a Missouri State University football player during a fight involving the player's sister in Las Vegas is due to face a judge on an adult murder charge.
Authorities said Thursday the 17-year-old being held in the killing 18-year-old Richard J. Nelson is due in court Friday for a hearing at which he's expected to face an open murder charge.
Missouri State group to sing at Trump’s inauguration
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State University's Chorale has accepted an invitation to sing at the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump next week.
The Springfield News-Leader reports (http://bit.ly/2idcpme ) the group will sing just before Mike Pence is sworn in as vice president during ceremonies in Washington D.C. on Jan. 20.
Students who are part of the 50-member Chorale say they are thrilled to be part of the ceremonies.
University settles with student who wouldn’t counsel gays
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State University has agreed to pay $25,000 to a former student who sued after he was removed from a master's degree counseling program because he said he wouldn't counsel gay couples.
Andrew Cash sued the university in April. The settlement with the Missouri State Board of Governors was final last month but reported Monday after The Springfield News-Leader (http://sgfnow.co/2i9UoQJ ) submitted an open records request.
Dispute settled over degree offerings from Missouri schools
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A recent report by a Missouri task force said the state's public universities and community colleges should not stray from the types of degrees their institutions can grant unless they have a good reason to do so.
Missouri professor to be tried in colleague’s stabbing death
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of killing a Missouri State University professor emeritus and stabbing the victim's wife has been ordered to stand trial after pleading not guilty to an upgraded murder charge.
Forty-three-year-old Edward Gutting waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday after Greene County prosecutors replaced a second-degree murder count with a first-degree murder charge. He's also charged with armed criminal action, assault and burglary.
Missouri State bans recreational use of drones on campus
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State University has banned the recreational and unauthorized use of unmanned drones on its campuses.
The policy was approved Oct. 3 by university president Clif Smart, according to the Springfield News-Leader (http://sgfnow.co/2eVlr0Z ).
New Missouri State major offers another chance at degree
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Students who left college just shy of meeting the graduation requirements are completing their degrees through a Missouri State University program.
The Springfield News-Leader (http://sgfnow.co/2dQ3brg ) reports that the program only admits current or former students in good academic standing who have completed 75 or more college credits.
Suspect in Missouri State teacher’s death to get mental exam
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man suspected of killing a Missouri State University president will get a private mental examination that his attorneys won't have to share with prosecutors.
KYTV reports (http://bit.ly/2cuZuKX ) a Greene County judge approved the request from attorneys for Edward Gutting, a suspended Missouri State instructor who is accused of fatally stabbing professor emeritus Marc Cooper.
Missouri State dealing with bats in classrooms
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State University is dealing with two sightings of bats in preschool classrooms.
The university says in a release a bat initially spotted inside the university library flew through two preschool classrooms on campus before it was caught. On another day, a bat was seen hanging off a backpack in a preschool classroom at the Child Development Center. The university says one sighting was in August, and the other was in September.
Fraternity pledge accused of harassing transgender woman
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri State University fraternity has suspended a pledge accused of harassing a transgender woman.
Officials with the school and the national headquarters of Sigma Nu Fraternity say the Monday incident is under investigation.
Home of Missouri professor charged in killing searched
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Police have seized several items, including five computers and a kitchen knife block, from the home of a Missouri State University professor who is charged in the fatal stabbing of a former colleague.
Forty-three-year-old Edward Gutting has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of retired professor Marc Cooper. Prosecutors say Gutting killed Cooper on Aug. 17 in the 66-year-old man's home.
Defense wants mental exam for Missouri State instructor
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Defense attorneys are seeking a psychological exam for a Missouri State University instructor who is charged with fatally stabbing a former colleague.
Man charged in death of Missouri State professor
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A 43-year-old man has been charged in the stabbing death of a retired Missouri State University professor.
The Springfield News-Leader (http://sgfnow.co/2bE7OG9) reports 66-year-old Missouri State professor Marc Cooper was killed Wednesday night at his home.
The Greene County Prosecutor's office on Thursday charged Edward Gutting of Springfield with second-degree murder and other charges in Cooper's death.