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Author Bios

  • August 20, 2013 03:49 PM

    Dr. Ken Bain, author of the best-selling books “What the Best College Teachers Do” and “What the Best College Students Do” was the keynote speaker at Missouri State University’s Showcase on Teaching and Learning. Bain is recognized around the world for his research in deep and sustained learning and the creation of natural critical learning environments.

    Bain combines academic research on learning and motivation with insights drawn from interviews with faculty and highly successful individuals.

  • August 13, 2013 03:53 PM

    The 2013-14 academic year at Missouri State University will officially begin with New Student Convocation at 2 p.m. Aug. 18 at JQH Arena. In its 20th year, New Student Convocation serves as the official welcome to campus for new students. It also introduces the annual public affairs theme, which this year is:
    “Global Perspective: Why It Matters.”

  • June 25, 2013 12:30 PM

    Moon City Press at Missouri State University published “Robert E. Smith: Paintings, Drawings, Poems and Stories” to share the work of local folk artist Robert E. Smith.

    Dr. James Baumlin is a professor of English and senior editor of the Moon City Press. He discusses the book.

  • June 18, 2013 12:34 PM

    In today’s fast paced world, it’s easy to become over committed. It’s also easy for kids’ lives to become so scheduled that there is little time left for unstructured play. Dr. Joanna Cemore-Brigden, associate professor of childhood education and family studies, specializes in research on children’s play. She said there are many reasons have less time to just play.

    Cemore-Brigden discusses research about the benefits of unstructured play.

  • June 11, 2013 02:56 PM

    Dr. Jeffrey Cornelius-White, professor of counseling, leadership and special education at Missouri State University, and his former Missouri State colleague Dr. Chantal Levesque-Bristol have developed a Public Affairs Scale. The scale measures how well Missouri State University is doing in developing community engagement, cultural competence and ethical leadership in its students and graduates.

  • April 30, 2013 02:10 PM

    The inaugural class of the Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame will be inducted in the Spring of 2014. Missouri State University, which has a statewide mission in public affairs, is creating the Hall of Fame to honor individuals who demonstrate active civic engagement to improve the lives of others. Nominations for the first member of the Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame will be accepted until Aug. 31, 2013.

  • April 23, 2013 02:14 PM

    As temperatures rise in the Ozarks, thoughts may turn toward grilling and having backyard get togethers. Health Programs Coordinator Heather Phillips, from the Southwest Missouri Area Health Education Center, offers suggestions for healthy grilling options and food substitutions.

  • April 10, 2013 10:02 AM

    Missouri State University will host the ninth annual Public Affairs Conference, themed “Inclusive Excellence.” The event, which will be held April 9-12 and bring a variety of speakers with global perspectives to Springfield, is free and open to the public.

  • January 1, 2013 09:00 AM

    As a new year begins and many of us reflect on how we could improve our lives, Missouri State University’s vice president for diversity and inclusion also has hopes for the coming year.

    Dr. Ken Coopwood discusses several challenges that our region and the nation will encounter during the new year. He also discusses a statewide diversity summit that Missouri State will host in April.