terry smith http://kbia.org en Brouder's tenure at Columbia College comes to an end http://kbia.org/post/brouders-tenure-columbia-college-comes-end <p></p><p>Tuesday was the last day at work for longtime Columbia College President Dr. Gerald Brouder.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:01:55 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 37981 at http://kbia.org Brouder's tenure at Columbia College comes to an end Columbia College moves forward with presidential search http://kbia.org/post/columbia-college-moves-forward-presidential-search <p></p><p>Members of Columbia College’s presidential search committee say the college has selected the Washington D.C.-based recruiters Academic Search to help find Columbia College's next president – and the committee is aiming to introduce candidates by this Fall.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 13:24:28 +0000 Janet Saidi 33221 at http://kbia.org Columbia College moves forward with presidential search Commentary: What politicians can learn from Stan Musial http://kbia.org/post/commentary-what-politicians-can-learn-stan-musial <p>At the first major league baseball game I ever saw, as a Cub Scout in old Sportsmans Park in north St. Louis, Stan Musial got his 2500<sup>th</sup> hit, a home run.&nbsp; I became a Cardinals fan and a Stan Musial fan that day. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:59:00 +0000 Terry Smith 27663 at http://kbia.org Commentary: What politicians can learn from Stan Musial Columbia College announces interim president, search committee http://kbia.org/post/columbia-college-announces-interim-president-search-committee <p>Columbia College has named current Executive Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs Terry Smith as its interim president. According to a press release today, when Dr. Gerald Brouder retires as President in August of this year, Smith will take over. The college has a goal of having a new president named by July 2014. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 18:41:31 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 27480 at http://kbia.org Columbia College announces interim president, search committee Commentary: Owning up to election predictions http://kbia.org/post/commentary-owning-election-predictions <p>Time to check my election predictions.&nbsp; Even though they were a group project – three good and knowledgeable friends helped – I take full responsibility. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 14:37:46 +0000 Terry Smith 24551 at http://kbia.org Commentary: Owning up to election predictions Commentary: The Electoral College, and how a tie could give us a Romney/Biden Presidency http://kbia.org/post/commentary-electoral-college-and-how-tie-could-give-us-romneybiden-presidency <p>You may have heard of the Electoral College.&nbsp; If certain unlikely but theoretically possible election scenarios play out tonight, then in the near future you will hear more about the Electoral College than the law should allow.</p><p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 21:31:46 +0000 Terry Smith 24093 at http://kbia.org Commentary: The Electoral College, and how a tie could give us a Romney/Biden Presidency Commentary: The Polls http://kbia.org/post/commentary-polls <p>Here’s a political quiz:</p><p> Which of the following is more annoying?</p><ol style="list-style-type:lower-alpha;"><li>Non-stop attack ads on your TV</li><li>Public opinion pollsters calling your phone</li><li>Both of the above are equally annoying</li></ol><p>C is the correct answer, unless a pollster calls during dinner, in which case the correct answer is b.&nbsp; Or if it is a female calling, it would be a pollstress, I suppose.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 21:39:26 +0000 Terry Smith 23654 at http://kbia.org Commentary: The Polls Montee: A Democrat, but "Conservative in a fiscal way" http://kbia.org/post/montee-democrat-conservative-fiscal-way <p>This week on Talking Politics, Columbia College political scientist Terry Smith makes his predictions for November 6<sup>th</sup>. Plus, our “candidate conversation,” Democratic Lt. Governor candidate Susan Montee.</p><p>We hear again from Columbia College political scientist Terry Smith, who is a regular contributor to the show. In this commentary, he has his predictions for November 6<sup>th</sup>.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:09:34 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 23290 at http://kbia.org Montee: A Democrat, but "Conservative in a fiscal way" Commentary - 2012 election predictions http://kbia.org/post/commentary-2012-election-predictions <p>I need to clarify a point I made in my last commentary.&nbsp; When I said contributions to campaigns can be limited I was referring to federal campaigns --&nbsp; President and Congress.&nbsp; There are four states in which there are no limits on contributions to state campaigns – governor, state representative, etc. – and Missouri is one of the four.&nbsp; Rex Sinquefield has given millions of dollars to candidates in both parties – because he can.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:52:44 +0000 Terry Smith 23288 at http://kbia.org Commentary - 2012 election predictions Commentary: Clearing up "Foggy" campaign finance picture http://kbia.org/post/commentary-clearing-foggy-campaign-finance-picture-0 <p>Why is so much money spent on campaign advertising?&nbsp; Why can’t it be restricted?&nbsp; Why can’t the U.S. have elections like Britain or Canada, where campaigns last about five weeks?</p><p>Tonight when you say to your TV: “If I see one more negative ad I’ll scream” and then you see two more before the words have left your mouth, think of the acronym:</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; FOGGY Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:53:53 +0000 Terry Smith 22922 at http://kbia.org Commentary: Clearing up "Foggy" campaign finance picture Commentary: The Mayor and the "Bogeyman" http://kbia.org/post/commentary-mayor-and-bogeyman <p>Two small items in the <em>New York Times</em> from the Democratic Convention caught my eye.&nbsp; The first was that Rahm Emanuel, the Mayor of Chicago, is now leading a Democratic SuperPac, one of those new types of fund-raising organizations, trying to pry big dollars loose from liberal donors.&nbsp; Some of these donors have refrained out of principled opposition to SuperPacs.&nbsp; Others have more personal reasons.&nbsp; For example, George Soros has taken a pass because he could not get face time with President Obama.&nbsp; So it will be a tough sell. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:29:10 +0000 Terry Smith 21418 at http://kbia.org Commentary: The Mayor and the "Bogeyman" Commentary: The Democratic National Convention http://kbia.org/post/commentary-democratic-national-convention <p>I again asked students in my American Political Parties class at Columbia College if President Obama’s acceptance speech was a success and if it changed their minds about him.&nbsp; Of the six who sought the bonus points, four went in supporting Obama and none changed their minds.&nbsp; Most comments were about the emotional power of the speech and how good a public speaker he is.&nbsp; The criticisms were of the lack of specifics.&nbsp; One was very positive despite her feeling that he had made little progress on his promises from four years ago. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 22:53:32 +0000 Terry Smith 20994 at http://kbia.org Commentary: The Democratic National Convention How college students saw the RNC http://kbia.org/post/how-college-students-saw-rnc <p>This week on the show, commentator Terry Smith’s take on the Republican National Convention, and a conversation with a man who sat on the Missouri Supreme Court for two decades. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 22:47:25 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 20560 at http://kbia.org How college students saw the RNC Commentary: The Republican National Convention http://kbia.org/post/commentary-republican-national-convention <p>Okay.&nbsp; What’s the deal with Clint Eastwood at the Republican Convention?&nbsp; Dirty Harry said, at the end of one of those movies: “A man’s got know his limitations.”&nbsp; Eastwood should have taken Dirty Harry’s advice.&nbsp; What were the Republicans thinking? Tue, 04 Sep 2012 22:24:18 +0000 Terry Smith 20555 at http://kbia.org Commentary: The Republican National Convention The strange history of Truman's Senate seat http://kbia.org/post/strange-history-trumans-senate-seat <p>This week on the show: new laws go into effect in Missouri. Plus, a fascinating look at the history of the U.S. Senate seat Todd Akin and Claire McCaskill are running for this fall. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 23:08:49 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 20189 at http://kbia.org The strange history of Truman's Senate seat Commentary: Harry Truman's seat http://kbia.org/post/commentary-harry-trumans-seat <p>The contemporary history of U.S. Senate elections in Missouri is fascinating.&nbsp; It is filled with twists and turns, tragedy and farce.&nbsp; It is extraordinary how rich its arc is and how fabulous the alternative histories that emerge from it are. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 22:34:36 +0000 Terry Smith 20187 at http://kbia.org Commentary: Harry Truman's seat Talking Politics: Akin seeing what support he can get as deadline approaches http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-akin-seeing-what-support-he-can-get-deadline-approaches <p>For KBIA’s Talking Politics, Ryan Famuliner sat down with Terry Smith, a regular contributor to the show, to talk about the fallout from Rep. Todd Akin’s comments regarding abortion and rape. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:42:54 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 19770 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics: Akin seeing what support he can get as deadline approaches Science program to get more room at Columbia College http://kbia.org/post/science-program-get-more-room-columbia-college <p>This week, Columbia College broke ground on a new science building. MU&rsquo;s Confucius Institute is partnering with a program in the North Callaway school district. Plus, we&rsquo;ll take you along with a trip through the &lsquo;Mizzou Adventures in Education&rsquo; event. Mon, 07 May 2012 22:13:19 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 13714 at http://kbia.org Science program to get more room at Columbia College