Mike Smith’s career at KSMU began in 1980 as a student announcer when the former Navy Submariner attended (then) SMSU with help from the GI Bill. In 1982 Smith became a full time member of the KSMU family as “Chief Announcer”, responsible for the acquisition, training and scheduling of the student announcing staff. It was also in 1982 when Smith first produced “Seldom Heard Music” a broadcast of Bluegrass which is still heard on KSMU and ksmu.org every Saturday night at 7CT.
Until his retirement in 2006, Smith also served KSMU listeners as the stations Senior Producer and Director of News, receiving a 2005 Regional Edward R Murrow award for “Use of Sound” in a feature. Post retirement in a part time capacity, Smith produces the bi-monthly series Making A Difference Where You Live, and the business segments of KSMU’s quarterly Sense of Community Series.
YMCA of the USA, has named the Ozarks Regional YMCA (formerly the Springfield Family YMCA) as one of 20 YMCA Activate America: Pioneering Healthier Communities campaign communities. Mike Smith has the story:
Erich Steinle is an Assisstant Professor of Chemistry at Missouri State University.
Officials with the Missouri State University Athletics Department announced late Monday afternoon thet the contracts for Bears Head Football Coach Randy Ball and the 8 members of his coaching staff will not be renewed. Mike Smith has the story:
The Missouri State Veterans Recognition Committee paid tribute this Veterans Day to all current and former Missouri State University students, faculty and staff who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Mike Smith has this report.
Women who don the uniforms of the United States Armed Forces will be honored during Veterans Day events Nov.10-11 on the Missouri State University campus. Several events are scheduled throughout the two-day tribute themed "Missouri State Remembers Women in Uniform". Mike Smith has the story.
The Community Foundation of the Ozarks on Tuesday November 8th, awarded $150,000 in grants to 8 area organizations. These latest grant awards from the CFO are part of the Art/Culture And the Environment category. Earlier this year, the CFO announced grant awards in the Health and Social Services, and Education and Community Development categories. Mike Smith has this report:
Legal expert Peter Irons will deliver a lecture entitled "Religion and the Constitution: A Discussion of Recent Rulings from the Court" at 7pm Monday November 7th, at Carrington Auditorium.
Michael Nietzel is President of Missouri State University.
Helping to make Missouri's future is the fourth of his five goals for the university.
Julie Ebersold is the Director of Alumni Activities and Alumni Relations at Missouri State University.
Here's the latest news from the 5th graders at Rountree Elementary School