An elementary school principal from Nixa was scheduled to attend a reception at the White House todAn elementary school principal from Nixa was scheduled to attend a reception at the White House today hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama. KSMU’s Missy Shelton caught up with Dr. Kevin Kopp before he left town last week.
As of September 1st, insurance companies in the U.S. have to notify the federal government how much they plan to increase their rates. As KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports, this requirement will provide Missourians with information they previously didn’t have.
Missouri State University Interim President Clif Smart addressed faculty, staff and students today as he presented the annual State of the University Address. One of the key points of his speech dealt with the fact that the number of first-time students enrolled at the university this fall is below 2008 levels. KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports.
Because of regulations restricting the role that color blind individuals can have in the military, Private First Class James Hyer didn't join the military until the rules changed in 2006. At the age of 35, he became a medic. He served overseas in Iraq and met the woman who would become his wife, Staff Sergeant Pam Hyer.
Staff Sergeant Pam Hyer joined the Missouri National Guard shortly after 9/11, though military service had been on her mind before the attacks because both her parents had been on active duty. She met her husband, Private First Class James Hyer in the guard. He joined at the age of 35 after trying to join for years. The military's decision to allow soldiers who are color blind to be medics meant he could finally join the guard and do something other than be a typist.