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.
Melanie Earl is the Director of Annual Funds at SMSU
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:
Mark Templeton is the Managing Director for SMSU's Theater and Dance Department.
The NCAA is rethinking its policies on alcohol in relationship with college athletics. KSMU's Justin Pointer files this report.
Part 2 of Elena Osokina's research on Russia under Stalin.
As part of its centennial celebration and statewide mission in public affairs, SMSU will this spring, present a number of nationally known experts in a wide variety of disciplines, at the first ever Public Affairs Conference. The event is titled "Celebrating the Intellect". Mike Smith has the story:
Here is the latest news from the fifth graders at Rountree School:
The story of a one-eyed French fiddle player who, during the famed Lewis and Clark Expidition, accidently shot Merriwether Lewis, will be told at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center Friday, January 29th at 7pm. Mike Smith has the story:
Elena Osokina is an Assistant Professor of History at SMSU and is conducting research on Russia under Stalin's rule. This is the first of a 2 part interview.
SMSU Biology Professor Alicia Mathis talks about her research on the Hellbender.