A groundbreaking was held Thursday at Missouri Southern for a new residence hall complex. The three-story complex will feature 51 student apartments throughout six buildings, many of them four bedroom apartments. Students will share a common living area with a full kitchen.The university’s board of governors approved the sale of $29 million in bonds, $14 million of which will be used for construction of the residence hall.
Students at Missouri Southern State University voted on Wednesday for their campus to go smoke free. 401 students voted for the ban, with 159 voting against it. The ban includes vapor and tobacco in general and will go into effect in the fall of 2015. Students also voted on the “ROAR funding”. It failed, with 298 voting no and 267 voting yes. It would have paid for athletics-related projects. Eleven percent of the university’s student body participated in the election.
U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Claire McCaskill (Mo.) today applauded the unanimous passage of a bipartisan resolution to honor America’s men and women in uniform who have been injured or become ill in service. The resolution designates today, May 1, 2014, as national “Silver Star Service Banner Day” to recognize and thank our military service members and their families for their sacrifices.