ROLLA, Mo. (AP) - Missouri University of Science and Technology is reporting record enrollment, including record numbers of female and minority students.
The Rolla campus of the University of Missouri system released the figures Wednesday from the first four weeks of the fall semester.
Registrar Deanne Jackson says total enrollment stands at a record 8,130 students, up 6.3 percent from September 2012.
Female enrollment is at an all-time high, with 1,839 women attending. And the number of minority students rose 9.6 percent from last year, to an all-time high of 881.
Ballpark Village may still be under construction, but officials say they're already hiring.
Ballpark Village Chief Operating Officer Jim Watry told Fox 2 News that more than 1,000 positions will have to be filled before the entertainment venue opens next spring.
Watry says he's already looking for candidates to fill director positions. "Sales, marketing, director of operations, we have a facilities director, people who run the overall district," he said. "And then by the first of the year, the tenants will be hiring all their people, the front line people, facilities people."
Watry says anyone interested in the current openings can send a message through the Ballpark Village Facebook page or by emailing him directly at Jim@stlballparkvillage.com.
A four-day urban crime summit convened by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster comes to St. Louis Wednesday.
It began in Kansas City on Monday. Scheduled participants in St. Louis include Mayor Francis Slay, Police Chief Sam Dotson and their St. Louis County counterparts.
Other presenters include New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and law enforcement consultant William Bratton, a former top police official in New York City, Boston and Los Angeles.