Theresa Bettman

News Producer, Announcer, Host

Theresa received her undergraduate degree in sociology at Missouri State University, as well as her  Master's degree in Social Work at MSU. Theresa enjoys writing, drawing, reading, music, working with animals, and most of all spending time with her family. She wishes to continue to use her experiences, 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.

It’s Homecoming week for Missouri State University. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more about what students, alumni and local residents are looking forward to.

Numerous events lead up to Saturday's big game, like the Homecoming Rockstar Competition, chili cook-off, and a pep rally.

Julie Ebersold, executive director of alumni relations at MSU, says a special awards ceremony will honor those alumni, faculty and staff who exemplify MSU’s mission of public affairs. She says Saturday, Homecoming Day, has something for everyone.

Senator Roy Blunt spoke with members of the press Monday to share his reaction about the news of Osama bin Laden’s demise. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this report.

Blunt says he had no prior knowledge of the planned attacks to take out Osama bin Laden. As a member of the Intelligence Committee, he says that American intelligence officials have been working leads since 2005 concerning the whereabouts of bin Laden. He says he feels the ten year wait for justice is over. Blunt said he supported the president’s decision to execute a direct attack instead of an air strike.

Tuesday is the school board election for the Springfield R-12 school district. There are five candidates who are vying for two seats. All of the candidates say they have important qualities to bring to the table. In this first part of our two-part series, we look at candidates who come from within the district as former educators. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann files this report.

As surprising as it may seem, each year Springfield-Greene County library patrons rack up between 200,000 to 300,000 dollars in overdue fees or other fines. This week the library district is giving patrons a chance to whittle down their fines, while benefiting hungry families in the Ozarks. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this report.

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