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. Michele enjoys hiking, camping, taking an active role in her two girls’ activities and caring for her family’s two guinea pigs, two cats, two dogs and five fish.

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Craig Hall on the Missouri State campus was locked down briefly Thursday morning after two faculty members received threatening e-mails. Michele Skalicky reports.

Craig Hall on the MO State campus was evacuated and locked down thursday morning after a threatening e-mail was sent to a faculty member in the Modern and Classical Languages department and to the department head.

The e-mail contained threats of violence against students of varied ethnic backgrounds, according to the Springfield Police Dept.

A new report is out by the Corporation for National and Community Service on the rate of volunteerism in the U.S. Michele Skalicky reports.

Missouri is ranked 20th in the nation when it comes to volunteerism—31.8% of the state's residents volunteered last year. A new report by the Corporation for National and Community Service shows that people in the U.S. volunteered at record levels in the years following 9/11, but volunteerism dropped slightly in 2006.

More than a quarter of Americans—26.7%--did volunteer work last year compared to 28.8% in 2005.

Missouri State Officials say they're using the tragedy at Virginia Tech to make sure a similar incident doesn't happen there. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

Government officials now say at least 30 people—in addition to the gunman—have been killed at Virginia Tech University. It's the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

It's not clear yet if the gunman killed himself or if he was killed by police.

The Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau is using a unique approach to try to attract tourists to the city. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

Missouri State President Dr. Michael Nietzel has been named President of the Council on Public Higher Education. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

Missouri State University President Dr. Michael Nietzel has been named president of the Council on Public Higher Education or COPHE. The statewide organization is composed of the presidents and chancellors of the 4-year public higher education institutions in the state.

Nietzel explains how the COPHE impacts higher education in Missouri...

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