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Engaging The Community

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 Capitol Building

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.

MSU's Carrington Hall

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.

Warning siren on Hollan Ave

This month on Engaging the Community, KSMU's Scott Harvey sits down with MSU President Clif Smart to discuss the upcoming severe weather season, and how education administrators are preparing.

Smart introducing Nixon

In our February edition of Engaging the Community, KSMU's Scott Harvey sits down with MSU President Clif Smart to discuss recent higher education funding proposals from Gov. Jay Nixon.

Solar Energy

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.

MSU Graduation Spring 2012

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.

Prop B

In this edition of Engaging the Community, Michele Skalicky talks with MSU President Clif Smart about the 2012 election and its impact on higher education.

Michele Skalicky talks with newly-appointed MSU President Clif Smart about his new job and about Homecoming 2012.

In this edition, we talk about the impact of international students on the MSU campus and on the community.