Michele Skalicky

Morning Edition Host

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference.  Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.

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SWMO NOW

This weekend marks the anniversary of the Women's March, which was held January 21, 2017 to push for legislation and policies surrounding human rights, women's rights and other issues.

Events are planned throughout the country one year later, including in Springfield. 

Missouri State University

MSU Lady Bears Basketball will host Valparaiso tonight (1/19) at 7:05 at JQH Arena.  For ticket information, (417) 836-7678 or missouristatetix.com.

The Ozark Mountain Music Festival, a celebration of Indie/Folk music, continues through Sunday (1/21) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  For a schedule and ticket information, click here.

KSMU

A new Missouri State University dormitory with space for 400 students and 280 vehicles is in the planning stages right now.  Land is being cleared at Holland and Madison for the building.

According to Missouri State University President Clif Smart, MSU is in final negotiation stages with Bryan Properties concerning the design and the future purchase price.  The Board of Governors could decide that at the end of January in a specially called meeting.  If that happens, construction could start the following week, Smart said.

Michele Skalicky

Missouri State University has announced five affordability initiatives to save students money.  Two have already been approved by the MSU Board of Governors.  One reduces the number of credit hours needed to graduate from 125 to 120. 

"This has the potential to save in-state, undergraduate students more than $1,000 over the course of their studies.  Along with strong advising, this action will help students graduate on time in four years or less, said MSU President Clif Smart.

springfieldmo.org

The Springfield-Branson National Airport saw another record increase in passengers in 2017.  A total of 993,129 people flew out of the airport last year, up 4.2% from 2016 and a 35.7% increase since 2011.

According to airport officials, the growth in 2017 was propelled by several factors, including a strong economy in southwest Missouri, which resulted in more people flying.

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