Clif Smart

Like in any business, there may come a time when organizational messaging needs a refresh. That time is now for Missouri State University, according to President Clif Smart.

For approximately eight years, the school’s slogan of “Follow your Passion, Find Your Place” has been used on university stationary, billboards and in speeches and marketing campaigns.

“So we wanted to take a look and see if there were ways that we can not discard that [old slogan] but to take some language, build on it and really showcase the university that we are now,” says Smart.

Missouri State University

Missouri State University says a modest increase in its tuition and fees for the 2016-2017 school year will be waived if the state legislature approves Gov. Jay Nixon’s proposed higher education budget.

Clif Smart
Missouri State University

Missouri State University’s amended non-discrimination policy puts into writing current practices and clarifies any confusion with regards to existing law.

A Senate committee is considering a bill (SB 731) to allow students to carry concealed weapons on college campuses in Missouri.

The bill, proposed by state Sen. Brian Munzlinger,  R-Williamstown, drew a strong reaction from both supporters and opponents during a hearing today.

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Missouri State University President Clif Smart says he’s concerned over legislation to lift the current ban on the carrying of concealed firearms at the state’s colleges and universities.

Speaking to KSMU during its monthly program Engaging the Community, Smart says the bills that were pre-filed ahead of the legislation session could pose more harm than good.

“We just think the danger of accidental shootings and suicides and shootings in anger way overcome the possibility that a student having a gun on campus might be able to thwart a terrorist attack,” he said.  

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