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Author Bios

  • November 23, 2010 11:50 AM

    White nose syndrome is a fungal infection that is killing millions of hibernating bats across the United State. Faculty members and graduate students from the Missouri State University biology department are studying the infection in hopes of slowing or stopping its spread.

    Dr. Tom Tomasi is the associate dean of the Graduate College and a professor of biology. He has been studying factors related to white nose syndrome for years.

  • November 16, 2010 08:53 AM

    A report released in October by Missouri State University and the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) finds that while Missouri out-performs national trends for volunteering, community engagement and voter turnout, some forms of civic involvement, such as one-on-one interactions with neighbors, may be waning.

  • November 9, 2010 08:48 AM

    Missouri State University and the Tri-state Water Resource Coalition are holding a water conference Nov. 18-19 entitled “Water: A Finite Resource in a Growing Region.” The two-day conference, consisting of panels and presentations, will explore pressing water issues such as current and future water supply, water demand and efficient use of water in the Ozarks.

  • November 2, 2010 03:35 PM

    Missouri State University will host a seminar featuring Dr. Wendy Young, a scientist with Genentech, a leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical company, Nov. 8 at 12:55 p.m. in Glass Hall, Room 101. The seminar will discuss real world applications of subjects studied in the cell and molecular biology program, and Genentech’s innovative drug development process.

  • September 28, 2010 08:53 AM

    Workplace bullying is often an invisible problem. But the repercussions can be serious, including a loss of productivity. Stephanie Norander is an assistant professor of communication at Missouri State. She discusses how to recognize workplace bullying and how to deal with it if it occurs.

  • September 21, 2010 01:52 PM

    The special collections and archives department in the Duane G. Meyer Library at Missouri State University will soon be the new home for the archives, manuscripts and photographs owned by The History Museum for Springfield-Greene County. A loan agreement between the two organizations allows Missouri State to house, preserve and provide access to the historically valuable documents held by the museum.


  • September 14, 2010 01:44 PM

    Missouri State University's department of theatre and dance has three very different shows lined up for the fall semester. A docudrama kicks off the season, followed by a children's fable and anchored with a holiday musical.

  • September 7, 2010 12:00 AM

    GO LEAD: Professional Development for the Nonprofit Sector at Missouri State University recently received designation as an Approved Continuing Education Provider by Certified Fundraising Executives International (CFRE) in August 2010. GO LEAD is the only approved CFRE provider in the southwest Missouri area.

    As a CFRE provider, all professional development workshops offered by GO LEAD provide preapproved CFRE continuing education points to nonprofit professionals for use when applying for an initial or renewed CFRE certification.

  • July 27, 2010 03:14 AM

    Genetics is the study of heredity and variation in living organisms. Some people are genetically predisposed to have a certain disease.

    Dr. Paul Durham is a professor of cell biology and director of the Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences at Missouri State. He discusses what people can do that will make it less likely for them to develop the disease for which they are predisposed.

  • July 20, 2010 09:58 AM

    Missouri State University's regional leadership development program is accepting applications through August 31. Greater Ozarks Leadership Development (GOLD) fosters civic leadership capacity in southwest Missouri by developing a network of communication, cooperation and community building know-how across the private, public and nonprofit sectors.