Missouri State University

Engaging the Community
6:39 am
Fri January 17, 2014

University Foundation Working to Meet Passion of Potential Donors

Credit: www.missouristatefoundation.org

When it comes to asking for money, it’s about matching the interest of a donor to that of a program or proposal, says Clif Smart, president of Missouri State University.

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Helping Others
1:18 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Millions in Foundation Gifts to Benefit MSU Facilities

MSU President Smart (Right), with Nita Jane Ayres and her father, Joseph. Nita's gift, announced Wednesday, in memory of her

The Missouri State University Foundation says it’s received over $8 million in gifts in recent months to support various student life initiatives, academic programs and athletics. KSMU's Scott Harvey has details.

During a press conference Wednesday morning, Vice President for Advancement Brent Dunn said the Foundation has raised $2.25 million for a new welcome center, currently referred to as the Student Admissions and Success Center, which will undergo construction sometime next semester.

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Engaging the Community
6:38 am
Fri December 13, 2013

MSU Sets Sights on Increased Appropriations, Performance Funding

The Missouri Captiol building in Jefferson City. (Photo credit: jacob_shane via Flickr)

Factoring in inflation, Missouri State University is $17 million behind in its operating budget since 2002, according to President Clif Smart.

Outlining the school’s priorities for the upcoming Missouri legislative session, Smart says that after years of declines in appropriations, MSU hopes to get a boost from the state for the second straight year.

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Engaging the Community
6:42 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Smart: New Programs Highlight Value of Diversity, Athletic Experience

The area north of Glass Hall will be converted into a new soccer, track and field complex, the first project as part of the

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. 

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Budget Analysis
4:45 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

MSU Students Approve Fee to Enhance Athletic Experience

A new east side facility for student seating at Plaster Sports Complex will be among the new additions funded through the

With 80 percent of voters in favor of the measure, Missouri State University students have passed the Bear Experience and Recreation (B.E.A.R) fee. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more.

For $50 per semester, the fee is designed to help provide new and renovated athletic and recreational facilities on the Springfield campus. A Friday afternoon news released says that more than 2,900 students said yes during an online vote from Oct. 14-18.

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