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Public Affairs speaker

At various times throughout the year, colleges and universities across the nation invite guest speakers to campus to address students, faculty and community members. MSU President Clif Smart talks about the value of these speakers on this month's Engaging the Community.

Colin Powell

Former Secretary of State General Colin Powell on Thursday urged caution in the United States’ efforts to impose sanctions on Russia, noting the possible actions that President Vladimir Putin may take in return on the U.S. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more on Powell’s visit to Springfield.

Kindergarten Camp

Registration for the free Kindergarten Camp is now open. And a recent partnership between the Community Partnership of the Ozarks and Springfield Public Schools hopes to remove their waiting list from previous years and enroll more children. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has the story.

MU and Missouri Century Famr

Beginning in 1976, the University of Missouri Extension has been recognizing a history in agriculture by honoring the state’s longtime family farms called Century Farms.  KSMU's Theresa Bettmann has more on the special designation.


State Treasurer Clint Zweifel is encouraging Missouri students to enter into this year’s Missouri Personal Finance Challenge. KSMU’s Shane Franklin spoke with the Treasurer and has details.

Library Computer

A report released last week by the Pew Research Internet Project shows that even with the technology age, people are still enjoying using libraries as a resource. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has more.


Testing by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has detected no new cases of chronic wasting disease in free-ranging deer.


In this segment of Around the World, Here at Home, we talk with a couple of professors who met through an arranged marriage in India; 45 years later, their passion for education and helping others has led them on an incredible path.

"Achieving the Dream Life Better Fair"  / Photo Credit: Shannon Bowers

More than 60 organizations participated over the weekend in a seminar to help local citizens gain employment, learn new skills, and connect to resources. As KSMU’s Shannon Bowers reports, the first “Achieving the Dream Life Betterment Fair” is part of an ongoing commitment to reverse the rising poverty trend.