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Author Bios

  • April 16, 2012 12:00 AM

    Since its inception in 2005, the annual public affairs conference at Missouri State University has tackled the big topics of community engagement, ethical leadership and cultural competence - the pillars on which the mission was founded.

  • April 9, 2012 12:00 AM

    As the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic is commemorated, new theories continue to arise on the faults that allowed the unsinkable ship to do just that.

  • April 2, 2012 12:00 AM


    Millions of people have been captivated by C. S. Lewis’ "Chronicles of Narnia"—but some questions about them have been difficult to answer. Why are there seven books? Why are only three of them obviously structured around biblical narratives? Many have attempted to discover the organizing key, the “secret code,” of the Chronicles, but it has remained a mystery—until now. Author Michael Ward reveals the single subject that links all seven novels. 

  • March 26, 2012 12:00 AM

    Much can be found just below the surface, and geologists use advanced technology to discover what’s there and what it means. 

  • March 21, 2012 12:00 AM

    Award-winning director, writer and producer Sean McEwen will be at Missouri State University on March 27 to discuss how the ever changing world of media technology influences pop culture, the arts and general interactivity.

  • February 27, 2012 01:00 AM

    Doing your taxes can be intimidating, and many people struggle through the preparation alone. Dr. Sandra Byrd, professor of accountancy at Missouri State University, shares tips on free filing.

  • February 20, 2012 01:00 AM

    A full day of free and open diversity events are scheduled on Feb. 23 when Lee Mun Wah comes to Springfield. 

  • February 13, 2012 01:00 AM


    The Immaculata College Mighty Macs, the First Champions in Women's Collegiate Hoops, play an important role in sports history and are the subject of “The Mighty Macs,” a 2011 feature film. Historian Julie Byrne wrote the definitive history of the team in a book entitled O God of Players, and she will give a free public lecture on Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Meyer library on the Missouri State Campus. Cheryl Burnett, who coached the Lady Bears from 1987 to 2002, and currently serves as development director for Missouri State, will respond to the talk.

  • February 6, 2012 01:00 AM

    Cultural competence is crtical to the public affairs mission of Missouri State University. Dr. Ken Coopwood, vice president for diversity and inclusion, shares about developing a strategy for change.

  • December 26, 2011 01:00 AM

    Through the process of organ donation, one person can save up to 50 lives, and Missouri State University marketing students have again partnered with Mid-America Transplant Services and St. John's Hospital-Lebanon to create an organ donor registration awareness campaign entitled the x50 Project.