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.
Is school violence on the rise? The tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary last month and the Columbine High School tragedy in April of 1999 still weigh heavily on people’s minds and may lead some to believe that school violence is on the rise. But that’s not necessarily the case. Still, school districts are taking another look at their security policies. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann talks with area school officials and has this report.
Matt Brown, spokesperson for the Springfield Police Department, announced Monday that he is leaving his post for his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this report.
Southwest Missourians have been enjoying record breaking warm temperatures these last several days. But how long will it last? KSMU’s Theresa tells us if, or when, winter weather might be headed our way.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 18 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with diabetes. The CDC estimates another 7 million people have diabetes and just don’t know it yet. These figures have nearly doubled since 1995. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann speaks with local experts to learn more about this increasing epidemic.
For many Missourians, hunting is an enjoyable pastime. But what do hunters do when they harvest more deer than they need or want? Since 1992, the Missouri Department of Conservation and Conservation Federation have partnered to sponsor the Share the Harvest program, where hunters can donate their deer meet and help those less fortunate. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has the story.
It's tax time again, the time of year when many property owners dread long lines at the collector's office to pay their taxes. However, local taxpayers can avoid those long lines and complete the entire process online, saving time and money. KSMU's Theresa Bettmann has the details.
Relief efforts continue in the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy, which struck inland just a few weeks ago. Volunteers from Missouri are continuing to distribute supplies and provide aid for those affected by the storm and its aftermath. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this update.
Tuesday night after the polls closed, workers at Greene County Election Headquarters began feverishly working to tally the ballots. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann was there behind the scenes and has this report.
Hurricane Sandy may have kept the New York Marathon runners from dashing through the streets of the Big Apple this month, but it didn't stop some of them from competing in a marathon. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more.
Tuesday is Election Day. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann spoke with the Greene County Clerk on his predictions for voter turnout.