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A Tribute Bench to recognize Dr Rosalyn Thomas

by Serenity Sosa, UniteNews Contributing Writer Throughout my academic journey at Drury University, I have had the honor of closely collaborating with Dr. Rosalyn Thomas, whose impactful role as the Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion resonates across our campus. Dr. Thomas has left an indelible mark by spearheading initiatives

Artificial Intelligence (AI) – 2024 and beyond

by Heather Noggle, UniteNews Contributing Writer   ChatGPT celebrated a birthday in November of 2023. If you haven’t tried it out, now is a good time to interact with the free version. You can find it at chat, openai.com. You’ll have to register the first time you use it. The

Celebrate Culture In the Ozarks at the 27th SGF Multicultural Festival

Springfield, MO—Unite of Southwest Missouri proudly presents the 27th Annual Springfield Multicultural Festival, a celebration of diverse cultures in the Ozarks. The event is set to take place on Monday, January 15, 2024, from 12 pm to 4 pm, coinciding with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, at the

Tips for Back to School After Winter Break

by Gwen Marshall, UniteNews Contributing Writer Winter break is upon us bringing holidays and celebrations galore— like Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa— which adds color and fun into an otherwise dull, cold time of year. These different merriments are a time of laughter, joy and family fulfillment that can induce a

Connect students with opportunities in your organization

By Nicki Donnelson UniteNews Contributing Writer No matter where you are in an organization – from the intern to the CEO – you got your start by being offered an opportunity. Maybe it was a chance to excel in the classroom. Maybe it was at a lemonade stand where you

Baseball and Silver Springs Park in Segregated Springfield

Written by Joan Hampton-Porter The 13.8-acre Silver Springs Park was purchased in 1918 for the sum of $7,043 as the park for Black Springfieldians. When Silver Springs was purchased, it was described as having an ever-flowing spring, Silver Spring, being heavily wooded, and having Jordan Creek flowing through the park.

2024 Winter Reading Challenge at the Library

Join Us at the Library in January Adults: Take the 2024 Winter Reading Challenge The Winter Reading Challenge returns for adults, especially those who love a challenge. The Library’s fifth cold-weather adult reading event runs from Jan. 2 to Feb. 29. Pick up a Winter Reading Challenge form at any

New Channel Commemorates the American Black Cowboy

Springfield, MO—In an endeavor to celebrate and honor the often-overlooked history of American Black Cowboys, a new YouTube Shorts channel has been launched by UniteNews. This platform aims to highlight their invaluable contributions, resilience, and rich legacy within the realm of Western culture. The channel, titled “Tales of the American

Embracing the Holiday Season: Self-Love, Family, and Giving

By Melesha Bailey, UniteNews Contributing Writer The holiday season is a time of year cherished by many, filled with warmth, love, and a sense of togetherness. It’s a time when families come together, reunite with friends, and communities unite to celebrate the spirit of giving. However, amid the joyful festivities,

Women’s Medical Respite: Fundraiser for unsheltered women

By Kimberly Berry, UniteNews Contributing Writer Springfield, MO— Women’s Medical Respite: Recuperative Care for medically fragile unsheltered women held their first annual fundraising celebration at Pythian Castle on November 11, 2023.  The theme for the event was “Rising Up to Build Healthy Lives.” Women’s Medical Respite was established in 2015