After a 2 month proccess of screening nearly 60 applicants for the position as President of SMSU, the SMS Presidential Search Committee settled on 3 candidates who were then invited to visit SMSU's campuses and interview with the Baord of Governors.
The first finalist to visit arrived on campus Monday February 7th. Mike Smith has the story:
If you visit the state capitol and want to sit in the House chamber, you'll now have to check in with a legislator first. Under a new rule, visitors to the state capitol now must get passes from their state representative before being allowed to enter the visitor galleries in the House. Two Springfield representatives are on opposing sides of the issue. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
The National Weather Service relies on storm spotters everyday for specific weather details. Springfield's National Weather Service will host a series of training classes for the public. KSMU's Christy Hendricks reports.
SMS officials confirm they've applied for the trademark for the name Missouri State University but they say their application is contingent upon the actions of the Missouri General Assembly. Lawmakers are considering whether to rename the Springfield-based school by dropping the regional designation from the name Southwest Missouri State University. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
Two Springfield Representatives of the Missouri House are chairing committees this legislative season. K-S-M-U's Katie Hummel talks with Representatives B.J. Marsh and Mark Wright about their chairmanships.
Missouri Governor Matt Blunt was in Springfield today to talk about his legislative priorities which he laid out during his State of the State Address. He also defended his proposed Medicaid cuts. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
Missouri's Republican Governor Matt Blunt gave his State of the State Address Wednesday night, outlining his priorities for the legislative session. But earlier this week, House Democrats announced three priorities of their own. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.