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Author Bios

  • March 2, 2010 12:24 PM

    Dr. Randy Dillon, professor of communication, discusses multicultural issues in conflict and explores resources, options, and strategies for addressing multicultural issues in managing conflict.

  • February 22, 2010 05:00 PM

    Why have free markets failed so many people? How could the power of free markets be harnessed to solve social problems of poverty, hunger and inequality? The solution, according to Dr. Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank, is recognizing the fact that human beings may not solely be concerned with the pursuit of maximum profit.

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Yunus will speak about “Social Business: Business to make a difference,” at the Missouri State University Spring Public Affairs Convocation Lecture at 7 p.m. March 2 at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.

  • February 15, 2010 01:30 AM

    One + One: A Human Network will be shown at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Plaster Student Union theater. The documentary was produced by six Electronic Arts students who traveled to Kenya, Africa in 2008. This documentary shows how a microfinance movement connects people one person at a time, challenging people to think about foreign aid in a completely new way. Instead of simply supplying food and relief supplies on an as-needed basis, micro-financing organizations provide small loans that provide the tools for poor families to create self-sustaining businesses which can break the cycle of poverty. This film was a winner of the Broadcast Education Association's top award for best student documentary. This filmscreening serves as a prelude to Professor Muhammad Yunas' lecture on Tuesday, March 2nd at 7 pm in Juanita K Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts about how the power of free markets can be harnessed to solve social problems of poverty, hunger, and inequality.

  • February 9, 2010 12:14 PM

    Several years ago, Kurt Heinlein, associate professor of theatre and dance, wrote a book about green theatre. The book explored if and how theatre can be used to address environmental issues. Support from the university has allowed Heinlein to combine the concept of "green theatre" with a project he has worked on about the disappearing wetlands in Louisiana. The result of the work is "Evangeline Drowning," a green theatre production told from the perspective of teenagers. Evangeline Drowning is being produced Feb. 25-27, 2010, at Missouri State.

  • February 2, 2010 10:08 AM

    Changes to tax laws will benefit more families and individuals. Missouri State University Professor of Accountancy Sandra Byrd discusses some of the changes and the resources the university offers for individual tax filers.

  • December 1, 2009 02:06 AM

    The annual WinterFest Visual and Performing Arts Festival will be December 4–6 at Juanita K. Hammons Hall, on the campus of Missouri State University. WinterFest combines the performing arts with the talents of the region’s best visual artists – in a three-day festival that provides a unique opportunity for all of the arts to “take center stage.” Artists are selected by jurors to participate in this show, held in the spectacular multi-level lobby of Hammons Hall.

  • October 20, 2009 11:02 AM

    Recent economic downturns have forced some Americans to make hard choices regarding insurance and health care. These decisions can reduce access to medical, dental and pharmacological care, especially for those at greatest risk -- the aged, the very young and the infirm. The College of Health and Human Services will present a forum on Health and Happiness in Hard Times: Access, Affordability and Action on Oct. 26. Dr. David Claborn, assistant professor of public health and homeland security discusses the forum.

  • October 13, 2009 10:59 AM

    The Missouri State University department of nursing and Center for Homeland Security are co-sponsoring the public affairs event, Psychological First Aid: Helping Survivors of Disasters, on Oct. 17. Patricia Webb, pediatric nurse and instructor of nursing at Missouri State University, discusses the conference.

  • September 29, 2009 10:57 AM

    Two newly-funded programs at Missouri State University will provide support for teachers of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Dr. Ye "Angel" Wang, assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders, discusses the programs and how using them can help deaf children improve their reading.

  • September 22, 2009 12:20 AM

    Missouri State University, the University of Missouri System and the University of Missouri-Kansas City recently announced an agreement to offer a doctorate of pharmacy degree program in Springfield. Dr. Frank Einhellig, associate provost for graduate studies and dean of the Graduate College at Missouri State, explains the details.