Scott Harvey

News Director & Content Coordinator

Scott joined KSMU in November 2012. He had previously served five years as news director for KETR-FM, the public radio station in Commerce, Texas. A graduate of Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Scott enjoys producing human-interest stories, among other pieces that educate and engage the community. When not at work, he’s often taking part in outdoor activities, exploring new areas and restaurants, or staying up-to-date with the latest news and information. Scott was born and raised in Shenandoah, Iowa.

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Larry Woods
Submitted Photo / Greene County Office of Emergency Management

The Greene County Commission has appointed an interim official to serve as emergency management director.

Larry Woods will assume the role during the search for a permanent director.

Last week, Chet Hunter announced his resignation to take an emergency management position in St. Louis. Hunter’s last day in office is Aug. 26.

Woods has been with the Office of Emergency Management for the last 16 years, and has served as the deputy director for the last 13 years.

Drury University, Wallace Hall
Theresa Bettmann / KSMU

The incoming class of students at Drury University is the largest at the school in five years. Drury says 503 new students were on campus when classes began in the traditional Day School on Tuesday.

The preliminary number represents a 39 percent growth over the 363 total freshmen, transfer and international students last fall. The school’s largest ever incoming class was 538 in fall 2010.

Carrington Hall
Archive / KSMU

Higher education institutions are among the businesses facing big changes to their payroll structures on Dec. 1, the day new requirements to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) kick in.

Specifically, the new rule increases the minimum annual salary for exempt employees from $23,660 to $47,476.

“We have a lot of people that make more than $23,000 but less than $47,500 that are in that managerial responsibility and so we’ve gotta figure out how we’re gonna handle that,” said MSU President Clif Smart.

Marc Cooper
Submitted Photo / Missouri State University

Missouri State University says faculty and staff are mourning the loss of Dr. Marc Cooper, an emeriti history professor. The 66-year-old was found stabbed to death Wednesday night in central Springfield.

Cooper's wife, Nancy, was also stabbed. Police say her injuries are not life-threatening.

www.shoefactory-msu.com

The Missouri State University Board of Governors has approved a resolution that gives the West Plains campus management over the city’s Shoe Factory Lofts.

With the agreement, the name of the facility will change to Grizzly Lofts, university officials said.

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