Engaging the Community

Every third Friday at 7:30 a.m.

This monthly program features Missouri State University President Clif Smart discussing the implications of national and international events on the University and local community. Join us as we look at current events and public affairs through a local lens. You can also email topic suggestions for this program.

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In this episode of our monthly program, Engaging the Community, we look at the Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame.

Each  year, Missouri State University honors the handful of individuals who have dedicated their lives to improving the world around them through welcoming them into the Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame.

“This is not a 'Missouri State' Public Affairs Hall of Fame. It is a state of Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame that is housed at the university here," said MSU President Clif Smart. 

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In this episode of Engaging the Community, KSMU's Jennifer Moore speaks with MSU President Clif Smart and MSU Deputy Provost Dr. Chris Craig about opportunities for the visually impaired.

You can hear the interview by clicking the "Play" icon below.

In 2017, Missouri State University was designated as the number one college or university in the country for the visually impaired by the website Universities.com.

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In this episode of "Engaging the Community," Missouri State University President Clif Smart shares how the university communicates its message to lawmakers and policy makers in Jefferson City, and also talks about what MSU's 2019 legislative priorities will be.  Click the "Play" button to hear the interview.

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In this episode of Engaging the Community, MSU President Clif Smart talks about the university's relationship with China.  Missouri State University has long had several partner universities in China, and the Springfield campus hosts hundreds of Chinese students in the Ozarks each year. 

Listen to the conversation by clicking the "Play" button below.

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In this segment of Engaging the Community, Missouri State University President Clif Smart talks with KSMU's Jennifer Moore about the decision to use MSU's Davis-Harrington Welcome Center as a general polling place on Election Day.  That means all registered Greene County voters will be eligible to cast their ballots there.

As Smart explains, the facility will have special accomodations for voters with disabilities, including the visually impaired.

The facility is located at the intersection of National Avenue and E. Bear Boulevard on the MSU campus in central Springfield.

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