Engaging the Community

Every third Friday at 7:30 a.m.

This monthly program features Missouri State University President Clif Smart discussing the implications of national and international events on the University and local community. Join us as we look at current events and public affairs through a local lens. You can also send topic suggestions for this program to engagingthecommunity@ksmu.org.

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Engaging the Community
6:30 am
Fri August 16, 2013

MSU President Previews New Student Convocation, Academic Year

Photo Credit: Scott Harvey

More than 23,000 students throughout the Missouri State University System are expected to converge on campus next week for the start of fall classes. The total figure is projected to top enrollment from this time a year ago, according to President Clif Smart.

“On the Friday before classes to a year ago the Friday before classes we’re up in every category. We’re up in freshmen, we’re up in transfer students, we’re up in graduate students, we’re up in students of color, we’re up in international students,” Smart said.

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Engaging the Community
6:30 am
Fri July 19, 2013

MSU Working Through Governor's Budget Withholding

Credit: Scott Harvey
Scott Harvey KSMU

State entities are adjusting their budgets for the 2014 fiscal year after Gov. Jay Nixon’s recent decision to restrict millions in funding. Despite vetoing HB 253 in June, the Democratic Governor cited cost concerns of the bill, which could be overridden by lawmakers during their September veto session.

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Engaging the Community
6:31 am
Fri June 21, 2013

President Smart on Hammons' Impact on MSU

John Q. Hammons Statue at the corner of JQH Parkway & E. St. Louis/Credit: Scott Harvey

Students at Missouri State University can’t help but know the name John Q. Hammons, given there are four campus facilities that bear his name. And while it’s hard to rank what contribution of Hammons has had the most significance, it’s easy to say the impact of each was vast; whether at MSU, around Springfield, or beyond with his many hotel developments.

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Engaging the Community
6:36 am
Fri May 17, 2013

President Smart: A Good Legislative Year for MSU

Capitol Building in Jefferson City/Credit: Scott Harvey
Scott Harvey KSMU

It’s the first time in five years that the Missouri General Assembly has increased funding appropriations for Missouri State University. As KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports, the additional $25 million lawmakers set aside for higher education, which still awaits the signature of Gov. Nixon, means an additional $2.4 million for MSU.

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Engaging the Community
7:42 am
Fri March 15, 2013

MSU's Smart on Snow Exodus, Upcoming Severe Weather Season

Warning siren at 1538 S. Holland Ave, one of dozens in Springfield/Credit: Scott Harvey
Scott Harvey KSMU

With severe weather season on the horizon, education administrators are among the officials analyzing current procedures ahead of any potential storms.

At Missouri State University, those who sign up for the school’s notification system will be alerted of, among other things, inclement weather which could affect university operations. The practice is not uncommon these days, with smartphones offering immediate and advanced notifications.

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