Matt Campanelli

News Producer

Matt Campanelli is a senior at Missouri State University who is pursuing a degree in Journalism with a minor in Communications. While serving as a news intern for KSMU, Matt is also a staff reporter for Missouri State’s student run newspaper, The Standard. One of his favorite things about journalism is it combines two of his passions; writing and telling stories.

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
Ryan Welch / KSMU

The Battle of Wilson’s Creek was one of the first in the American Civil War. However the history of the location doesn’t stop at the end of the battle. The team at Ozarks Public Television set out to show how the site transformed from a battlefield to a national park.

“The battle took place in 1861, and the park didn’t start until 1961,” said Jason Ferber, producer, writer and editor of the OPT documentary.

According to Ferber, he began work on the documentary last October and just recently finished the project.

Matt Campanelli / KSMU

The Missouri Department of Conservation is working with duck hunters to help prevent the spread of invasive species in Missouri’s waterways.

Zebra mussels have been found in some of Missouri’s larger lakes like Truman, according to Kenda Flores with the MDC. Fellows Lake, a popular destination for duck hunters in Greene County, doesn’t have zebra mussels. However, Flores said the agency discovered the lake does have hydrilla, an aquatic plant and invasive species.

Ozarks Food Harvest
Ozarks Food Harvest website

Ozarks Food Harvest is teaming up with local businesses to help spread some holiday cheer this season with “25,000 Meals For Hope.” Like the name suggests, area businesses using the Towny app will attempt to collect that many meals for OFH.

The campaign is a new addition to the organization’s other annual holiday food drives such as Check Out Hunger.  

“This is a unique and fun thing we’re doing with Towny this year and we hope it brings in a lot of meals,” said Christine Temple, communication and public relations coordinator for Ozarks Food Harvest.

Bailey Vassalli / KSMU

Drury University has high expectations for the future look and feel of campus as part of its new master plan unveiled Monday.

Students, staff and university officials were on hand for the presentation showcasing the new 25 year strategy which includes new student housing, changes to streets on campus and renovations to existing buildings. Drury partnered with Cooper Robertson, a New York-based architecture and design firm, to develop the plan. Input was also sought from the university and Springfield communities.

Jack Ray / Center for Archaeology Research at Missouri State University

After running out of funds for a dig, Jack Ray is returning to the same sight two years later to see how much farther he can go. Ray, a research archaeologist with the Center for Archaeology Research at Missouri State University, has taught on and off for 33 years at MSU and teaches a field school in archaeology every summer.

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