Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Thousands of students went home in May. But Missouri State's campus is a hotbed of summer activity.

The Missouri State University campus during summer.
Courtesy Missouri State University
The Missouri State University campus during summer.

Missouri State University President Clif Smart gives an update on summer happenings at the Springfield campus.

In this episode of Engaging the Community, MSU President Clif Smart discusses the hustle and bustle of Springfield’s campus during the summer months with KSMU News Director Michele Skalicky — including weekly freshman orientations, community summer camps, public use of recreation facilities and ongoing building maintenance and renovation projects. Despite tens of thousands of students heading home in May, thousands of university staff remain and campus is a hotbed of activity as they prep for a successful fall semester.

You can hear the show by clicking on the "listen" button above.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.