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The Missouri Department of Higher Education has reported a 6% growth in international student enrollment for 2012. That growth places Missouri at thirteenth in the nation, for the second year in a row.

In the fall semester of 2012, Missouri saw more than 16,000 international students enroll in universities across the state.

Missouri Department of Higher Education spokesperson Kathy Love says since 2009, international enrollment numbers have steadily increased in Missouri colleges and universities.

Bootheel Youth Museum Receives National Medal

Nov 20, 2012
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The Bootheel Youth Museum in Malden was recently awarded the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

Global Entrepreneurship Week Kicks Off at Semo

Nov 13, 2012
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Global Entrepreneurship Week began this Monday. Southeast Missouri State University began the week long event with a keynote address and kickoff ceremony featuring the comedic improvisational theatre company, the Second City

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  Cape Central Junior High School held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new library on Thursday.

The new facility has been named the Louis Lorimier Library, a dedication to the man credited with founding Cape Girardeau.

Previously, the Cape Central Junior High library was located in the basement of the main building. 

Neil Glass is the Assistant Superintendent at Cape Central. He says the new facility will not only offer more space for students and faculty, but will be a more conducive learning environment.

Education Committee Works On Funding Formula For Higher Education

Oct 23, 2012
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The Missouri legislative panel held its second of three higher education hearings Tuesday at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.

The legislature’s Joint Committee on Education is working to develop a funding formula that would divide state money given to higher education institutions. State Representative Mike Lair said he would like to see Missouri’s community colleges included in the new budget. But, he said the new budget’s success depends on cooperation from all office holders.