Engaging the Community http://ksmu.org en President Smart: Outcome of Veto Session May Determine Mid-Year Tuition Increase http://ksmu.org/post/president-smart-outcome-veto-session-may-determine-mid-year-tuition-increase <p></p><p></p><p>The President of Missouri State University says the state legislature needs to work out its differences to avoid withholdings that are compromising school budgets.</p><p>Clif Smart recommended to the MSU Board of Governors in June to pass the Fiscal Year 2015 budget as is, noting that the school had a plan in place should certain monies be withheld.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>That plan is now playing out following Governor Jay Nixon’s recent announcement to withhold more than $1 billion from the state budget.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:37:00 +0000 Scott Harvey 11350 at http://ksmu.org President Smart: Outcome of Veto Session May Determine Mid-Year Tuition Increase MSU Gathering Data to Assess Diversity, Climate http://ksmu.org/post/msu-gathering-data-assess-diversity-climate <p>With a climate survey at Missouri State University complete, consultants are now working to gauge the feelings of people in the community and on campus as part of a three-tiered study, according to President Clif Smart.&nbsp;</p><p>The underlying piece, says Smart, is to learn what the school’s strengths and weaknesses are when it comes to diversity and inclusion.</p><p>“From disabled employees and how they interact within the university to African American students and their success or lack of success on campus, and a whole host of other kinds of issues as well,” Smart said.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:35:55 +0000 Scott Harvey 11577 at http://ksmu.org MSU Gathering Data to Assess Diversity, Climate Graduates Will Soon Turn Attention to Paying Down Debt http://ksmu.org/post/graduates-will-soon-turn-attention-paying-down-debt <p></p><p>Over 2,300 students will graduate from Missouri State University during commencement ceremonies Friday. Two-thirds of those students, on average, will leave with $25,000 in debt.</p><p>MSU President Clif Smart says that’s a manageable number for most students going into a professional career.</p><p>“The horror stories of people graduating with $300,000 worth of debt – that doesn’t happen here,” Smart says.</p><p>But the jobs students obtain after college will determine how scary that debt may be, and how long they’ll be paying it down.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 12:34:00 +0000 Scott Harvey 915 at http://ksmu.org Graduates Will Soon Turn Attention to Paying Down Debt HOF Inductees Leading Example in Public Affairs Mission http://ksmu.org/post/hof-inductees-leading-example-public-affairs-mission <p>http://ozarkspub.vo.llnwd.net/o37/KSMU/audio/mp3/hof-inductees-leading-example-public-affairs-mission_82038.mp3</p><p></p><p>The Missouri <a href="http://publicaffairs.missouristate.edu/halloffame/" target="_blank"><u>Public Affairs Hall of Fame</u></a>&nbsp;is a vehicle in which to showcase the lives of those dedicated to public affairs, says Missouri State University President Clif Smart.</p><p>The inaugural induction ceremony, held last week, coincided with the conclusion of MSU’s annual Public Affairs Conference.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:39:00 +0000 Scott Harvey 1791 at http://ksmu.org HOF Inductees Leading Example in Public Affairs Mission The Value of Guest Speakers For The University Community http://ksmu.org/post/value-guest-speakers-university-community <p>http://ozarkspub.vo.llnwd.net/o37/KSMU/audio/mp3/value-guest-speakers-university-community_80041.mp3</p><p></p><p>At various times throughout the year, colleges and universities across the nation invite guest speakers to campus to address students, faculty and community members.</p><p>On Thursday night, former Secretary of State General <a href="http://ksmu.org/post/general-powell-condemn-russia-focus-ukraine" target="_blank">Colin Powell addressed a large crowd</a> inside JQH arena as part of Missouri State University’s Spring Public Affairs Convocation.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:41:12 +0000 Scott Harvey 1809 at http://ksmu.org The Value of Guest Speakers For The University Community