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by Paula Morehouse, KY3 News | November 20, 2011
SPRINGFIELD --  The game of Quidditch has taken the Muggle World by storm and universities across the country are getting in on the action. Drury University hosted its second annual Quidditch tournament on Saturday. Harry Potter fans came out to battle for the Quaffle and the Snitch at Sunderland Field. As part of the event, Dickerson Park Zoo had its live owl exhibit on display. Teams comprised of Drury students and community members.   The tournament took place just one week after the Quidditch World Cup in New York City.
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edited news release | August 23, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Drury University has an opening day enrollment of 1,628 in its traditional Day School.  That's its second all-time highest Day School enrollment and is five less than the record opening day enrollment last August.  Classes at Drury began Monday night at 5 p.m. “Coming off of a record year, this is an outstanding opening day enrollment,” said Drury President Todd Parnell.  “Even with a fragile economic recovery nationally, students...
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by Linda Russell, KY3 News and lrussell@ky3.com | March 4, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Drury University bans smoking in buildings on its campus but the policy will expand to the entire campus and all types of tobacco by the fall of 2012.   It's a clear ban on all tobacco, which the university says is a reflection of its commitment to wellness.  The announcement brought a mixed reaction from students. Drury students are overall pleased with the recent campus commitment to wellness, like promoting a healthier diet and active lifestyle.  "There's been definite improvements in the gym," said student Zach Cinkosky.
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edited news release | September 16, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Charlie Daniels Band will perform live at the O'Reilly Family Event Center on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011.  Opening acts include Springfield native Chris Cavanaugh and Kansas City-based Noe Palma. Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m.  Tickets can be purchased at the O'Reilly Family Event Center box office, by calling (417) 873-6389 or at www.drurytickets.com .  Tickets cost $29.50, $39.50 and $59.50 plus handling fees. Known for his fiddle playing, Charlie Daniels has been performing for over 50 years.  His style is a mixture of rock, country, bluegrass, blues and gospel.
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edited news release | January 15, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Drury University students will provide free tax preparation through an IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. The tax preparation service is open to the public and is designed to benefit low-income and senior taxpayers.  Taxpayers are required to bring photo identification, Social Security cards for themselves and dependents, as well as any tax documentation that they received, including   all W-2 forms, 1099 forms,...
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Ashley Reynolds, KY3 News and areynolds@ky3.com | December 17, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo --   As the people in Connecticut laid to rest two victims of the school shooting, folks in the Ozarks also honored those lost in the massacre. Dozens of people attended a memorial service at Stone Chapel on the Drury University Campus. Dr. Laurie Edmondson is an education professor. She came to honor the teachers who gave all to protect their students. "I think anyone of us would have done the same thing. Any one of us would have given everything to make sure those children are safe.  To know that every teacher cares that much and every teacher has that passion, we would do anything for those children," said Edmondson.
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by KY3 News | October 12, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. --  A power outage darkened part of the Drury University campus on Wednesday.   That's why classes are canceled for Wednesday evening. A spokesman for City Utilities of Springfield says the problem is caused by a "switch problem" in Drury's equipment.
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by Chris Brewer, web editor and cbrewer@schurz.com | April 16, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Drury University has won three championships in three sports in 30 days, and the city of Springfield is getting ready to celebrate. The community is invited to a parade to honor the men's basketball team as well as men's and women's swimming and diving teams this Friday at 4 p.m.  The parade will begin in downtown Springfield and proceed to Drury University. The swimming teams won their championships March 9 in Birmingham, Ala.; the basketball team defeated Metro State 74-73 April 7 to win the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship.
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by Chris Replogle, KY3 News and creplogle@ky3.com | June 6, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The band Chicago will play at Drury University's O'Reilly Family Event Center this summer.  Tickets for the concert on Aug. 9 are now on sale.   Seats sell for $41, $51 and $77 for the concert at 8 p.m.  You can  buy online or call Drury University at (417) 873-6389.  The multi-platinum selling band was named one of Billboard Magazine's top 100 artists of all time, ranking 13.  Chicago has sold 38 million albums.  
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edited news release | September 24, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Sept. 24, 2012 -   Drury University announced today, Sept. 24, the final three candidates for Drury President. The candidates are: David Manuel   -  Manuel is the chancellor and a professor of Economics at Louisiana State University at Alexandria.  Prior to working at LSU Alexandria, Manuel was the vice president of academic  affairs at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas.  Manuel holds a Ph.D. and a master's in economics from the University of Mississippi.  He has a bachelor's degree in economics from Nicholls State.
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by Mike Landis, KY3 News and mlandis@ky3.com | September 23, 2013
STONE COUNTY, Mo. - With breathtaking views of the water and hills, Joe Bald Park was big on scenery.  However, it wasn't so big on bringing in revenue for its owner- the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. That's why the Corps closed the park in 1998. Nowadays, weeds choke out the picnic tables and rest areas. The entrance station is gone, and campgrounds have reverted back to the wild. “The amenities are in sorry shape to be honest with you.  The park has basically brought in kind of some undesirable folks.
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by Sara Forhetz, KY3 News | September 8, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Students at Drury University are collecting stories about the Joplin tornado for a healing and recovery project. The stories will be included in their Landscapes of Resilience project. The project at Cunningham Park will feature large story boards telling stories of courage, heroism and the resilience of those affected by the deadly twisters.
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Ashley Reynolds, KY3 News and areynolds@ky3.com | August 27, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, The number of families saving for college is at an all-time high. but they're not saving nearly enough. A recent survey by Fidelity Investments finds parents give themselves a B minus when it comes to saving for college. Local colleges applaud the effort, but say families can do more. Kaitlyn Schwers is a senior at Drury University majoring in multimedia production.  "It just felt like the right choice for me to be here," said Schwers. She's graduating debt free.
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by Staff | August 16, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - It's move-in day for students at Missouri State University and Drury University today, capping a week of students of all ages heading back to school. The residence halls at MSU's campus began welcoming students at 8 a.m. Friday morning. Drury students also began their moving-in process at 8 a.m. as well. Missouri State has several events planned throughout the day and weekend to welcome students back. Roughly 4,000 students will be flooding the dorms over the next few days.
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Edited News Release From Drury University | August 6, 2013
SPRINGFIELD,   Mo., August 6, 2013   - The Princeton Review   has named Drury University one the best colleges in the Midwest in its website feature   “ 2014 Best Colleges Region by Region .” Drury is one of 155 institutions named   to the Princeton Review's “ Best in the Midwest ” section. In the profile on   Drury University   at Princeton Review's website, Drury students offered the following descriptions: ·         “The global awareness aspect is one of the greatest strengths of the school.” ·         “My professors truly care about their students: they know each of us by name.” ·         “I fell in love with the school immediately.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor / info from news release and cbrewer@schurz.com | July 15, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Country duo Florida Georgia Line is coming to Springfield this fall. Drury University on Monday morning announced the concert, which will take place Oct. 16 at Drury's O'Reilly Family Event Center. The Springfield stop is part of Florida Georgia Line's "Here's to the Good Times" tour. Florida Georgia Line is a rising country duo that has cracked the Top 40 with "Get Your Shine On" and "Cruise. " Colt Ford will join Florida Georgia Line on the tour. Tickets will go on sale Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. at drurytickets.com , by phone at (417)
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and Email Chris - Twitter: @iamchrisbrewer | July 5, 2013
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - A Drury University baseball player is expected to be released from a St. Joseph hospital today. Emilio Villanueva was hit by a pitch while playing for the St. Joseph Mustangs on Wednesday night. He was hospitalized with a partially collapsed lung, and doctors worked to stabilize him. Team officials say a tube was inserted into Villanueva's side to ease the pressure on the lung. He is now expected to make a full recovery. Villanueva, who graduated from Nixa High School, is playing in the collegiate M.I.N.K.
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by Emily Wood, KY3 News and ewood@ky3.com | June 11, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Three national championships put Drury University in the national spotlight.  Now the new president of the school said he wants to capitalize on that success to increase enrollment.  More than 12 million people were tuned in when the Drury men's basketball team claimed the NCAA Division 2 championship last April.  According to Drury officials, the school's website saw a 221-percent increase in unique visitors from the same...
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By: Edited News Release | May 20, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Former KY3 video journalist Ed Fillmer is collaborating with Drury and KY3 to bring an added dimension to video storytelling in the Ozarks. He will be Drury's Ozarks Correspondent, again producing video stories about people in the Ozarks. Fillmer became well known for his stories on KY3 News in the 1980s and '90s. His special reports, called “KY3's Ozark Life” focused on people, culture and issues in the area. He covered people who aren't usually found in the headlines, roaming not only the small towns and back roads of the Ozarks, but the nation and the world to report on people who call the Ozarks home.
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