Missouri University Gets New Name Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield will change its name to Missouri State University under a compromise reached in the Missouri legislature. For years, the University of Missouri in Columbia had adamantly opposed the name change -- and it's not happy now. Missy Shelton of member station KSMU reports.
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Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield will change its name to Missouri State University under a compromise reached in the Missouri legislature. For years, the University of Missouri in Columbia had adamantly opposed the name change — and it's not happy now. Missy Shelton of member station KSMU reports.