Theresa Bettman

News Producer, Announcer, Host

Theresa received her undergraduate degree in sociology at MSU, and now continues her education at MSU pursuing a Master's degree of Social Work. Theresa enjoys writing, drawing, reading, music, working with animals, and most of all spending time with her family. She wishes to use her experience, combined with her pursuit of education, to foster a sense of empowerment and social awareness in the community. Theresa loves working with KSMU and attributes her passion for NPR, and love of learning, to her father.

What began as World Book Night in the United Kingdom and Ireland in 2011 has now spread to the United States.  Here's how it works: people who love to read go out into their communities and hand out free books to others who might not yet share their love of reading. Tuesday Springfield volunteers will join the ranks. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann spoke with event coordinators and has this report.

Saturday marks the second annual Local Ideas Festival put on by a grassroots student group started at Central High School.  The group’s mission is to empower women and girls both locally and globally.  KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more.

A founder in the field of women’s studies, and former Missouri State Alumnus, spoke on campus Friday about her studies of the historic role of women working in skilled labor over the centuries. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann had the opportunity to meet with her before the presentation and has this report.

We live in a busy society: always changing, always on-the-go.  Although the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is behind us, many people struggle with stress and anxiety year-round.  And, according to the National Institute for Mental Health, up to one in four children and adolescents struggle with an anxiety disorder.  KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann reports.

Is school violence on the rise?  The tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary last month and the Columbine High School tragedy in April of 1999 still weigh heavily on people’s minds and may lead some to believe that school violence is on the rise.  But that’s not necessarily the case.  Still, school districts are taking another look at their security policies.  KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann talks with area school officials and has this report.