Theresa received her undergraduate degree in sociology at MSU, and now continues her education at MSU pursuing a Master’s degree of Social Work. Theresa enjoys writing, drawing, reading, music, working with animals, and most of all spending time with her family. She wishes to use her experience, combined with her pursuit of education, to foster a sense of empowerment and social awareness in the community. Theresa says she loves working for KSMU and attributes her passion for NPR, and love of learning, to her father.
Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, of Southwest Missouri has just received a $3,500 grant dedicated to providing cultural competency training. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann talked with a spokesperson for CASA and has this report.
Many people may be familiar with the athletic programs available through the Boys and Girls Clubs nationwide. However the organization is more than just a ball club. This coming weekend there will an important event to support some of the lesser known opportunities available for kids who are at a higher risk of dropping out of school or abusing drugs and alcohol. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this report.
A search for the next Springfield Police Chief is currently underway, and this week candidates participated in a public meeting. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this report on the search process.
On Tuesdaynight, The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will host a public meeting to discuss the contaminant TCE found in many Rogersville area water wells. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann reports.
With the Memorial Day holiday just around the corner, many Missourians will be spending it on the water. Yet as many as 700 people die every year across the country in boating related accidents, according to the Missouri State Water Patrol. The week of May 22nd -28th is Safe Boating Week in Missouri, and the goal is to reduce fatalities through awareness, education, and boat safety inspections. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more.
The Branson Airport began service to five new locations starting today Monday. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann talks with airport officials and has this report.
Heath care, or the lack thereof, has been a popular topic across the country in recent months. Locally, one organization is hoping to alleviate the burdens that come with being uninsured. This month it will hold special meetings designed to hear directly from the community. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more.
A growing number of families in Southwest Missouri are turning to international adoption. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann talks with local adoptive families and has this report.
This coming Thursday, a group of Missouri State University students will “Take Back the Night.” KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has the story.
The 2010 Census is well under way, and is gearing up to make house calls for those who have not yet mailed in their information. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann spoke with census officials and has more.