Michael Nietzel

Broadcast journalists won't be allowed to bring recording devices to a public speech by former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft will speak tonight at 7 on the campus of Missouri State University. The event is free and open to the public but the electronic media will not be allowed to bring in audio or video recording devices.

The public will not be prohibited from bringing in cell phones and cameras, some of which record photos and video.

Craig Hall on the Missouri State campus was locked down briefly Thursday morning after two faculty members received threatening e-mails. Michele Skalicky reports.

Craig Hall on the MO State campus was evacuated and locked down thursday morning after a threatening e-mail was sent to a faculty member in the Modern and Classical Languages department and to the department head.

The e-mail contained threats of violence against students of varied ethnic backgrounds, according to the Springfield Police Dept.

Missouri State President Dr. Michael Nietzel has been named President of the Council on Public Higher Education. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

Missouri State University President Dr. Michael Nietzel has been named president of the Council on Public Higher Education or COPHE. The statewide organization is composed of the presidents and chancellors of the 4-year public higher education institutions in the state.

Nietzel explains how the COPHE impacts higher education in Missouri...