Springfield, MO, United States
Springfield, MO, United States

Drury University is a private liberal arts college in Springfield, Missouri. The university enrolls about 1,600 undergraduates, 450 graduate students in six master's programs, and 3,160 students in the College of Continuing Professional Studies.Established in 1873, Drury is consistently ranked among the best liberal arts universities in the American Midwest. In 2013, the Drury Panthers Men's Basketball team won the NCAA Division II Championships. Wikipedia.

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News Article | April 17, 2017
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has compiled its list of Missouri’s best online colleges and universities for 2017. Of the 31 four-year schools that made the list, Webster University, University of Missouri Columbia, University of Central Missouri, Missouri State University Springfield and Lindenwood University scored the highest. Of the 8 two-year colleges that also made the list, Crowder College, Jefferson College, Mineral Area College and State Fair Community College were top scoring schools. “Online certificates and degrees are increasingly popular option, especially for students who are unable to complete their education in a traditional classroom environment because of scheduling or location,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “These Missouri schools have distinguished themselves by offering the best online college programs in the state, maintaining high quality and accreditation standards and providing flexibility with a variety of degrees online.” To earn a spot on the “Best Online Schools in Missouri” list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also judged based on additional data points such as the availability of financial aid opportunities, school counseling services, student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: Missouri’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Avila University Baptist Bible College Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary Columbia College Cox College Culver-Stockton College Drury University Evangel University Fontbonne University Hannibal-LaGrange University Lincoln University Lindenwood University Maryville University of Saint Louis Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Missouri Baptist University Missouri Southern State University Missouri State University-Springfield Missouri University of Science and Technology Missouri Valley College Missouri Western State University Northwest Missouri State University Park University Saint Louis University Southeast Missouri State University Southwest Baptist University Stephens College University of Central Missouri University of Missouri-Columbia University of Missouri-Kansas City Webster University William Woods University Missouri’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Crowder College Jefferson College Mineral Area College Moberly Area Community College North Central Missouri College Ozarks Technical Community College State Fair Community College Three Rivers Community College ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.


News Article | April 17, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has analyzed more than a dozen metrics to rank Missouri’s best universities and colleges for 2017. Of the 40 four-year schools on the list, Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis University, Maryville University of Saint Louis, William Jewell College and Rockhurst University were the top five. 14 two-year schools also made the list, and State Fair Community College, Crowder College, Jefferson College, East Central College and State Technical College of Missouri were ranked as the best five. A full list of the winning schools is included below. “The schools on our list have created high-quality learning experiences for students in Missouri, with career outcomes in mind,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.Org. “They’ve shown this through the certificates and degrees that they offer, paired with excellent employment services and a record of strong post-college earnings for grads.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Missouri” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also appraised on additional data that includes annual alumni salaries 10 years after entering college, employment services, student/teacher ratio, graduation rate and the availability of financial aid. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Missouri” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in Missouri for 2017 include: Avila University Baptist Bible College Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences College of the Ozarks Columbia College Culver-Stockton College Drury University Evangel University Fontbonne University Hannibal-LaGrange University Harris-Stowe State University Kansas City Art Institute Lincoln University Lindenwood University Maryville University of Saint Louis Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Missouri Baptist University Missouri Southern State University Missouri State University-Springfield Missouri University of Science and Technology Missouri Valley College Missouri Western State University Northwest Missouri State University Park University Rockhurst University Saint Louis University Southeast Missouri State University Southwest Baptist University Stephens College Truman State University University of Central Missouri University of Missouri-Columbia University of Missouri-Kansas City University of Missouri-St Louis Washington University in St Louis Webster University Westminster College William Jewell College William Woods University Missouri’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Crowder College East Central College Jefferson College Lake Career and Technical Center Mineral Area College Missouri State University - West Plains Moberly Area Community College North Central Missouri College Ozarks Technical Community College St. Charles Community College State Fair Community College State Technical College of Missouri Texas County Technical College Three Rivers Community College About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


The selection of Cooper Robertson follows on new mission and strategic development by Cloyd, whose past work has been chronicled by The New York Times. Cooper Robertson is active on many campuses including Longwood University, University of Delaware, North Carolina State, and Lyford Cay International School. The firm has also developed long-term plans and designed buildings for Ohio State, University of North Carolina, Cal Tech, Yale University, Hunter College, and Georgetown, among others. "We are delighted to have the involvement of Cooper Robertson with our leadership team and other experts supporting Drury University's new initiatives," said Drury University's Cloyd. "As Drury moves into a new era, it will be crucial for us to craft a vision of our physical campus that not only reflects our academic values, but enhances our profile regionally and nationally." The backdrop for this campus planning initiative is Cloyd's Strategic Positioning Platform, which includes recruiting of world-class talent to Springfield to lead the intellectual process in leveraging its physical assets, local connections and excellent national reputation, to achieve the best outcomes through broad engagement and focused creativity. As a first step, in coming weeks Drury University will host a charrette--its first of several collaborative idea-sessions to inform the master-planning process--with campus leaders and community groups. "In this process, the University and other stakeholders become part of the design team, taking part in a shared design vision and exploration," says John Kirk, AIA, a partner with Cooper Robertson. Cooper Robertson has earned wide acclaim for its campus projects, and its work on New York's Battery Park City reimagined an entire swath of waterfront not far from Wall Street. One critic noted, "There are few firms in the United States, perhaps the world, with such a broad range of work completed with incomparable finesse." "The new campus master plan will help make lasting, memorable connections, over time weaving the campus together, allowing for cohesive expansion, and connecting to surrounding communities," says Kirk. "This will help make Drury University a world-class destination, school of choice and memorable place for all who live and visit here." To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/renowned-firm-cooper-robertson-selected-for-master-planning-of-drury-universitys-growing-campus-300442454.html


May 19 is International Clinical Trials Day, a day which QPS Bio-Kinetic, an independent Phase 1 Clinical Research Organization, recognizes the contributions its clinical researchers have to medical progress. Springfield, MO, May 19, 2017 --( Kayce Morton, a principal investigator at the Springfield, Missouri facility, began her career in clinical research as a participant at QPS Bio-Kinetic in the late 90s, gaining employment there as a phlebotomist while attending college at Drury University. She continued her employment throughout her educational career serving as a clinical research technician while in medical school. Today, Morton works alongside many of the veteran researchers she first met as a participant. “It gives me peace to know many pharmaceutical companies are here to make a difference, not just to make money,” explains Morton. “They support research and seek FDA approval for drugs to help prove their worth.” Bourg shares his appreciation for Morton’s dedication to the organization, and adds, “I am grateful for the role each of us has in clinical research, and for our potential as an organization to significantly change lives.” In addition to her position as an investigator at QPS Bio-Kinetic, Morton is a practicing pediatric hospitalist and is involved in the community with various organizations. To raise awareness for Clinical Trials’ Day, QPS Bio-Kinetic recognizes Morton for her contribution and invites all of its employees to wear blue to work to help publicize the importance of clinical research. For more information about Clinical Trials Day, please visit the website at www.clinicaltrialsday.org Springfield, MO, May 19, 2017 --( PR.com )-- “It’s important we take the time to recognize, celebrate and thank the people who perform ethical and responsible clinical research,” said Brendon Bourg, QPS Bio-Kinetics’ Vice President.Kayce Morton, a principal investigator at the Springfield, Missouri facility, began her career in clinical research as a participant at QPS Bio-Kinetic in the late 90s, gaining employment there as a phlebotomist while attending college at Drury University.She continued her employment throughout her educational career serving as a clinical research technician while in medical school. Today, Morton works alongside many of the veteran researchers she first met as a participant.“It gives me peace to know many pharmaceutical companies are here to make a difference, not just to make money,” explains Morton. “They support research and seek FDA approval for drugs to help prove their worth.”Bourg shares his appreciation for Morton’s dedication to the organization, and adds, “I am grateful for the role each of us has in clinical research, and for our potential as an organization to significantly change lives.”In addition to her position as an investigator at QPS Bio-Kinetic, Morton is a practicing pediatric hospitalist and is involved in the community with various organizations.To raise awareness for Clinical Trials’ Day, QPS Bio-Kinetic recognizes Morton for her contribution and invites all of its employees to wear blue to work to help publicize the importance of clinical research. For more information about Clinical Trials Day, please visit the website at www.clinicaltrialsday.org Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from QPS Bio-Kinetic


"The devastation that Joplin experienced was beyond what most of us can fully imagine," said Alden Stoner, the producer and co-director behind Butterfly Angels. "When we think of disaster recovery, most of us envision the rebuilding process — the reconstruction of homes, businesses — but in truth, it's about something much deeper." Among the voices heard in the film are that of former mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean; Chris Cotten, head of Joplin's Parks and Recreation Department; co-lead designers on the project, Traci Sooter and Nancy Chikaraishi, both of Drury University; and Cornell University's Keith Tidball, who has long studied how nature can be a source of resilience for communities. The healing garden, called Landscapes of Resilience Butterfly Garden and Overlook, is situated in the city's historic Cunningham Park, and opened to the public in May 2014. "The idea that nature can help people manage stress, and even cope with acute trauma situations, is one that is gaining traction outside of the research community," Stoner said. "Seeing and hearing how it has mattered in Joplin is powerful proof." The film was produced by Stoneworth Studios in partnership with the TKF Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to enabling more opportunities for people to experience the healing and restorative benefits of nature. The Foundation was a major funder of the Garden, which is also serving as a research site for Tidball and a team of fellow researchers from Drury University and the USDA National Forest Service. The team is seeking to learn more about the benefits of specific aspects of these types of green spaces. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/short-documentary-film-tells-powerful-story-of-nature-and-resilience-in-joplin-missouri-300460448.html

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