MSU President Clif Smart on MSU, Current Events and Public Affairs
Engaging the Community looks at current events and public affairs through a local lens. This monthly program features Missouri State University President Clif Smart discussing the implications of national and international events on the University and local community.
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Missouri State University President Clif Smart says passage of recent initiatives by both the Board of Governors and students show the institution’s inclusiveness and desire to support new school endeavors. Hear his latest discussion with KSMU during our monthly program Engaging the Community.
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. Hear Smart during this month's conversation on Engaging the Community.
State entities are adjusting their budgets for the 2014 fiscal year after Gov. Jay Nixon’s recent decision to restrict millions in funding, citing cost concerns of HB 253. As part of our monthly program Engaging the Community, KSMU's Scott Harvey speaks with President Clif Smart about the adjustments taking place at Missouri State University.
On this installment of Engaging the Community, our monthly conversation with Missouri State University President Clif Smart, we get a better understanding of the efforts of John Q. Hammons to improve his alma mater.
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.
Months after thousands of dollars in missing funds were discovered and then a subsequent investigation found even more stolen from the Missouri State University Bookstore, a number of corrective actions have been taken to avoid a similar occurrence. KSMU’s Scott Harvey spoke with MSU President Clif Smart and has this story.
In January's Engaging the Community, MSU President Clif Smart revisits the Board of Governors latest meeting, which included a lengthy presentation and discussion on sustainability. KSMU's Scott Harvey reports.
This month on Engaging the Community, KSMU’s Scott Harvey sits down with Missouri State University President Clif Smart to discuss graduation at the University, and the challenges and opportunities facing college students as they prepare to enter the workforce.
In this month's Engaging the Community, MSU Interim President Clif Smart discusses the minimal reaction he's observed on campus to the recent Chik-fil-A controversy. He also talks about the opening of the Foster Family Recreation Center on campus and the revitalized Evening College program.
In this month's program, Missouri State University Interim President Clif Smart discusses how the university uses social media as a recruitment tool, and why it's important for the university to have a presence in more rural communities such as West Plains.
Missouri State University Interim President Clif Smart discusses job prospects for recent graduates. He also talks about what it means for the university to host sports activities, academies, and camps on campus during the summer months.
State lawmakers approved a budget that gives higher education institutions in the state flat funding. Because university administrators had anticipated a cut in funding, they say this is positive news. Some uncertainty remains as the budget now moves to the governor's desk, and university administrators wait to see if Governor Jay Nixon will make any withholds.
The theme of this year's Public Affairs Conference at Missouri State University is the Culture of Connectivity. MSU Interim President Clif Smart talks about how connectivity is changing education and society.
As advertisers continue to pull their support, radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh is still feeling the repercussions of negative comments he made recently about a law student who testified publicly about contraception coverage and the federal healthcare law. In this month's installment of Engaging the Community, Missouri State University Interim President Clif Smart discusses the role of civil discourse on campus, policies to encourage it, and why it's important to society.
In a surprise announcement, Governor Jay Nixon revealed that a major settlement between mortgage banks and several states means that Missouri will soon see an addition $40 million go toward higher education next fiscal year. MSU's interim president, Clif Smart, discusses how this revision will impact MSU's budget cuts specifically.
Governor Jay Nixon's budget proposal includes double digit funding cuts to higher education. In this month's "Engaging the Community," Missouri State University Interim President Clif Smart discusses the implications of such a deep cut in state dollars.
An incident at UC Davis last month gained national attention as video circulated online of campus police using pepper spray against peaceful protesters. In this edition of Engaging the Community, Missouri State University Interim President Clif Smart discusses his take on the incident as well as the policies at MSU that govern protests and demonstrations.