Missouri State University

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Legislative goal items for many of Missouri’s public colleges and universities took a hit this week when the state’s governor restricted $68 million from two and four-year schools.

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Missouri State University has a $6.3 million hole to fill as part of $146 million that Gov. Eric Greitens is withholding from the budget due to a projected state revenue shortfall.

On Tuesday, a day after Greitens’ announcement, MSU President Clif Smart told reporters the spending restrictions account for 7.2 percent of the school’s state appropriations for the current fiscal year.  

Smart says Missouri State will use one-time money from reserves to make up the loss, but any ongoing withholdings will likely mean tuition hikes and could affect personnel.

Between 2013-15, the League of Women Voters conducted a study of the accessibility and affordability of mental healthcare services for adults in Greene county, and from there, established the Ozarks Mental Health Network to support such services. 

Drs. Paul Deal and Lisa Hall from the psychology department at Missouri State University talk about their research and this network.

Michele Skalicky

The Missouri State University Chorale is anxiously anticipating January 20—the day millions of eyes will turn to the nation’s capitol for the inauguration of the 45th U.S. president.  The 50-member choir will be part of the ceremony and has commissioned a new piece for the event.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has the story.

How does an introvert land on stage with a successful career in the spotlight?

Lisa Brescia, assistant professor of theatre and dance at Missouri State University, says it is possible.

 

Her expertise is in musical theatre acting, Brescia says, including smoothing the moments between script and lyrics and finding appropriate movements to act out the songs. However, that is not what she is teaching currently.

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