If you've ever wondered where all the "new" rocks in your garden come from, Bob Pavlowsky has your answer. Pavlowsky is a professor of geography, geology and planning and explains how "new" rocks appear each year.
The department of theatre and dance at Missouri State will present "Miss Julie," "I Love You Because" and "Macbeth" this fall. Mark Templeton, managing director of theatre and dance, discusses the shows.
The Ozarks Celebration Festival is an entertaining and educational look at the region's culture and heritage. The University launched the festival in 1998 with the hope that it will foster a sense of place and understanding of place for both natives of the Ozarks and visitors as well. This year's festival will consist of over 50 traditional artists and craftspeople with three entertainment stages featuring music (which will include traditional, bluegrass, and gospel music), storytelling, traditional dance (including square, jig, contra and clogging), films, historical characters, exhibits, and much more. Many of the finest artists and craftspeople in the region will be on hand to demonstrate and display their creations, offering a number of items for sale.
Despite a sluggish economy, Missouri State University received 196 grants in Fiscal Year 2009. The grants generated $20,901,035 in additional resources for the university, according to the office of sponsored research and programs. The 196 grants represent an increase of 18 percent over last year’s awards.
Jim Baker is the vice president for research and economic development at Missouri State and he discusses the university's grants.
The Missouri Public Affairs Academy brings together talented and aspiring students from throughout the state to develop their understanding of public affairs. The 9-day academy brought 28 students to the Missouri State University campus to learn about civic engagement through government and the private sector.
The Corporation for National and Community Service named Missouri State University to the 2008 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This honor from the highest levels of government recognizes leadership in helping to build a culture of service and civic engagement on college campuses throughout the nation.
Courtney Robinson, a senior from Rosati-Kain High School in St. Louis, and David DeVoss, a senior from Springfield Catholic High School, were among the 30 students who attended the Missouri Innovation Academy. Courtney and David discuss the projects their teams created.
Missouri State University's colleges of business administration and natural and applied science sponsor the annual Missouri Innovation Academy. The three-week camp allows Missouri juniors and seniors to learn about math, engineering, technology and math (METS). The students create a new product and then create a business plan for the product. Academy Director Dana Frederick and Faculty Mentor Sara Evans discuss the academy.
This summer, Missouri State University is sponsoring the Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems, or GLADE. The residential camp teaches students different techniques to monitor local ecology.
Missouri Fine Arts Academy brings artistically gift high school students to campus for three weeks to explore their creative talents.